Thursday, December 30, 2010


I'll admit it - I am not the biggest fan of snow or the cold but it was amazing to watch the snow come down last weekend. It really was blizzard conditions with us and the snow piled up everywhere including the windowsills. Check out the before and after of my snowy windowsill shot:

Before: SOOC (or should I say iPhone)

After: I adjusted the Levels and Color Balance in Photoshop and additionally added a Texture Overlay.


End of 2010 Giveaway!

2010 is coming to a close and that means it is time for a giveaway! So thank you to all of my facebook fans and blog followers. One lucky fan will win this fabulous set of ten thank you notes pictured below:

Required to enter:
- You must be a fan on facebook at

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- Spread the word about this giveaway on facebook
- Tweet about this giveaway on twitter
- Blog about this giveaway on your blog

Leave a separate comment here for each additional entry. Don't forget to note the best way to contact you if you win and good luck!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, January 8th at midnight EST.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Here's hoping you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend and had a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate it. We had to cut our holiday visit short to get home before the blizzard. It's already snowing here. It will be interesting to see how much snow we actually get. Will we really get up to 20 inches? I hope you enjoy my photos below. I didn't really get a motion blur shot but suddenly realized - maybe the fireplace shot could count?

Family china

Lots of pretty packages under the tree

The warm glow of the fire and candles on the mantel

Sparkle-y ornaments on the tree

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Magic

It really is the most wonderful time of the year. I thoroughly enjoyed capturing the holiday magic of the Christmas tree, ornaments and holiday lights!


Barn Before and After

I love taking pictures of old abandoned barns. This one was taken in Alabama. I had fun adjusting the levels on the before / SOOC version and overlaying a texture in Photoshop to create the second / after version.



Thursday, December 16, 2010


Okay, so I braved the bitter cold outside and actually had fun taking some photos. At least the sun was out and my trusty iphone is working. I still have to get the "real" camera fixed which hopefully will happen before too long. So here is the shot I took outside plus a few edits:

SOOC shot - although I did use an app on my iphone

After - adding a bit more drama

After - creating a duotone in Photoshop


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday on a Tuesday

Yes I am very late on this....

Holiday Colors
Winter Icon = A Snowman
A Tree
Quiet = Quietly watching me take photos!
My Favorite Color = Pink

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Baby Shower Gift

I really enjoyed knitting this baby blankie and booties for a special baby shower gift. I took pictures of the items just before wrapping them up. The pictures were taken with my iphone so the quality is not the best but I still wanted to share them with you.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy Hanukkah

A huge thank you to Good Florist Design who created this lovely Hanukkah treasury which includes my Lights of Hanukkah Greeting Card. This amazing treasury was featured on the front page of!