How to Use Bokeh Brushes and Overlays

How to Use Bokeh Brushes and Overlays

Add a magical, ethereal effect to your photos and digital background papers with the use of Bokeh Brushes and/or Overlays Bokeh is a term used in photography to describe the delightful blur effect that is produced in the out-of-focus parts of a photo. You can easily...
How to Cope When You Are Having a Bad Day

How to Cope When You Are Having a Bad Day

We all have them. Days when things don’t go as planned. Days when we just want to go back to bed and start all over again, or better yet, go back to bed and wake up to a new day. I had not 1, but 2 days like that this week. On the 1st day, I utilized my usual...
Wishing on a Star

Wishing on a Star

When I was growing up, I had a large window in my bedroom, with a window sill underneath. The window was the entire length of one wall, and high enough that I could stand and rest my arms on the sill and gaze out into the night. My window faced the west, and there was...
Do You Have a Story to Tell?

Do You Have a Story to Tell?

Do you have a story to tell, memories to share? Do you wonder if the stories you have told will be forgotten, or misremembered? The only way to be sure that your story is told, related accurately, and lives on after you do, is to write your stories down. As digital...
Survivor Coconut Popcorn Challenge

Survivor Coconut Popcorn Challenge

My husband, Rick, and I are fans of the Survivor television program. Whether we have recorded it or watched it when it was shown, we’ve never missed an episode. When the last season (Season 40) of Survivor ended, Rick and I were talking about how much the game...
Why I Cut my Hair and Why I Let it Grow

Why I Cut my Hair and Why I Let it Grow

Until one certain incident in my life, my hair has always been long. I don’t remember how I felt about long hair as a young girl; but in my teen years, I appreciated the fact that I could wear it straight down, in a ponytail, put it up in curls, or fashion it...
Are You a Clean-as-You-Go Person?

Are You a Clean-as-You-Go Person?

Are you a clean-as-you-go person? Or do you have a tendency to set things down wherever you are when you finish using them? I hate to admit it….. I don’t know why I’m like this….. I’m pretty organized in my life, in general….. You...
What are Blend Modes in Photoshop?

What are Blend Modes in Photoshop?

Easily add color or contrast to your images with the use of Blend Modes. What do Blend Modes do? In general, each Blend Mode in Photoshop changes the way a layer interacts with the layer beneath it. More specifically, there are 5 groups of Blend Modes. Each group is...
Would You do This?

Would You do This?

I am not a formal person. I prefer jeans and a t-shirt to a dress. I am more likely to host a spontaneous get together than a formal party. And I would much rather eat at the kitchen table than in a formal dining room. In my house, at this time in my life, I look at a...
Create a Unique Gift in an Hour

Create a Unique Gift in an Hour

It’s hard for me to select gifts for our grandchildren. I’m not always sure exactly what their interests are now (today!) or if they already have that “special something” that I chose for them. I find this especially true when I am looking for...