This is Me March

In January, I released my “This is Me” Collection. So many of you were inspired to show up in more photos, to tell your own story, and to even create albums about yourself. You are leaving a wonderful legacy for your family. “This is Me March” is now...

The Need to Pay Attention

My husband and I had guests this week. My husband’s brother, Randy and his wife Sherry, came to visit for a few days. We did all of the typical tourist things in our area – a trip to Yosemite, antique shopping, etc, but we also made a short visit...

MyMemories Freebies: Expire Feb 25th.

MyMemories new weekly freebies have been posted!  Downloading these freebies is a great way to explore the design style of designers new-to-you, and also to build your stash!   You don’t have to be a MyMemories software user to download and use these...

Are you Scanning your Heritage Photos?

Years ago I started scanning my heritage photos.  It was a big job, and at times overwhelming, there was just so much to do. So I set it aside for “a while,” and then “a while” became years. I recently made a pledge to myself to get this...

D.I.Y. Barn Wood Plank Wall

So. This happened.  I finally made the time to do something with some of the “treasures” I picked up a while back. Okay. Probably a year ago. Or more.    This is just one of my “treasure” piles.  But this is the one I...

Resizing Images: The Basics

Today we are completing Step 1 of the 6-Step secret formula to photo editing: Resizing Crop, straighten and resize. Correct any lighting issues (shadows, highlights, midtones). Eliminate any possible color casts. Adjust saturation if necessary. Apply any special...

How to Create Stained Glass Ornaments in Photoshop

I love the look of stained glass. I am drawn to the variation in color as well as the sparkle-and-shine of the glass.  I created Stained Glass Styles 05 to help me digitally create stained glass elements, and it’s easy to do. Let’s start with this...

You’re Never too Old to Fall

That’s right. You’re never too old to fall. Today I proved that to be true. I fell. HARD. On our asphalt driveway.. and then rolled a bit on some loose gravel before coming to a stop. You remember Stella?  Stella who went to obedience school a few...

Straightening Images: The Basics

There is a certain workflow that has been proven to work best for highlighting what is good in a photo and diminishing what might be not so good. Here’s the “secret” formula. Crop, straighten and resize. Correct any lighting issues (shadows,...