Saturday, April 30, 2011

I Heart Faces Weekly Contest - Soft & Sweet

This week's contest topic over at is Soft & Sweet. I've chosen a picture of Shelby & Sophie for this contest. I love this photo because it was so unexpected, I walked in the room and they were sitting in front of the window in a chair together. So cute!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Fix-It-Friday #96

I participated in my 2nd Fix-It-Friday (FIF #96) over at This is a great chance to practice photo editing skills & a chance to learn how other people edit as well.
I did 2 different edit versions this week (couldn't decide which I liked best!).

This is the orginal. ^^^

My editing steps for this one above:

  1. I first cropped the image to remove the car on the left side.
  2. Exposure Fix from My 4 Hens Photography
  3. Boost action from The Pioneer Woman
  4. Spring Chicken action from My 4 Hens Photography
  5. Web Rounded Corners action from The Coffee Shop Blog.

And for this one, I did the same steps as listed above - except in step #4 I used the One Day action from My 4 Hens.

All edits were done using Photoshop Elements 8.

Links to the good stuff:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Heart Faces Contest - Pets

I've entered in a contest over at , this week's contest subject is PETS! And, coincidentally, I took photos of Sophie on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Today I participated (for the first time) in Fix-it-Friday's over at
For Fix-it-Friday's they post a photo and let you download the full version & edit to your hearts desire, then you can post your edits back on the site.
I've been stalking that page for awhile now, it's always fun to see how others edit pictures and what comments are received.

I opened the original in Photoshop Elements 8, I then opened the Coffee Shop Blog's action called Baby Powder Room and worked a little magic to remove some of the redness around her nose & mouth, plus used the eye cleanup feature to bring out her eyes a little. Then I ran an action from My 4 Hens called April Flowers. So, what do you think?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Auggie's Birthday

My oldest nephew, Auggie, turned 3 on Saturday! Friday afternoon he came out to my mom & dad's house to help decorate his birthday cake. His party was going to be baseball themed, so I bought the Wilton baseball players for the top of the cake and we made a baseball diamond & he put the players on.

The party was fun; good food & family - couldn't ask for more! Here are a few pics from the day!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Here we go!

I've decided to once again jump on the blogging bandwagon! Right now I plan to use this blog to post many various topics, such as: my passion for photography, time spent with my niece & nephews, baking, cooking, crafts....

So, let's jump right in! Here are a few pics that I took last weekend!