Saturday, June 25, 2011

Photoshop....... the beginning

Today I decided to try working with Photoshop CS4. I've had it a while but have been reluctant to try it. I'm so used to working with Paint Shop Pro, for my pixels. I didn't know if I could find the time to learn a new program.

Well, I'm sorry I waited so long~ I recently discovered a new blog by Kim Klassen. She has wonderful photography tips and free textures. I've never worked with textures before. Her video was wonderful and showed how to use them in ten easy steps. I'm so glad I tried it.

This is a photo of my daugher in law Sarah that I took at the wedding. Sarah reminds me of a Princess in a secret garden. It's one of my favorite pictures. I used Kim's Golden texture on it. Converted the photo to sepia. Added a black vingette around the edges. Remember, I'm just learning this program today =)

I decided to participate in my first Textured Tuesday at Kim's blog.
This weeks photo assignment is people.


I can't wait to try more of Kim's textures on my photos. If your interested, please join her free texture lovin list. =)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Time to Celebrate

Today it's time to have some fun and celebrate Mikey and Misty's 2nd birthday. My two adorable brother and sister kitties. I can't believe they are two already.

My hubby will use any excuse to buy birthday cake!

Mikey checking out the cake.

mmmmmmmmmm cake. Mikey trying out some sweet icing.

Misty peeping at the cake. No, she is not that "chunky" it's the way my Honey was holding her. She was afraid of the cake~

I love my furbabies so much. They make me laugh, smile every day!

Wedding Album

I've been working on a digital scrapbook for my son Chris' wedding album. I can't decide which design I like for the first page of the album. Which one do you like? They had a Cinderella theme for their wedding. The album will be printed as a hardback book~

Flea Market Style

Just bought the Spring issue of Flea Market Style. Now I can't wait for mail to come =) Flea Market Style Blog

I've become hopelessly addicted to flea markets. From reading several blogs it seems Flea Markets are different in other areas of the country. Beautiful booths set up with goodies and other hand made items. I wish I could go to one of these markets.

At the Blue Ridge Flea Market we get up early in the morning on the weekend. The parking lot gets packed early. The vendors bring their own tables to the market other place their items on old warped wooden tables that the market provides. A lot of people just display their items on the ground on tarps. The Blue Ridge Market is closer to New York. You hear so many different languages while scouring the market. Russian, Portugese, Spanish and others I can't figure out. I love it there because people sell vintage and antique items as well as plants,flowers etc.

I love hunting for treasures. Different items you see bring back a lot of memories of things that we owned in the past when I was a child or other family members had. Some good conversation about what is this and what it that.

I watch Nate Berkus all the time. Wish I could go to the flea market with him. On his show they repurpose so many wonderful items. Truly making your home one of a kind. I love that...... Maybe one day I will run into Nate at the flea market. =)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Give Away~ free webset graphics Morning Glories

I have been a pixel artist for over ten years. I love drawing with my mouse or tablet. I'm offering a free mini webset shown above. All the graphics drawn by me. To receive this webset visit my website MeMeAnn's
You need to join my website, but its FREE! Follow the direction on the join link. I look forward to having you as a member.