Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fun With Photoshop!

Ree from The Pioneer Woman, does amazing and fun things. She has a wonderful site full of things to explore. What I am doing the post on is specific to Ree's photography work. She has created filters, plus has tutorials that help you navigate some difficult things on Photoshop. It is so wonderful to have people that help and share their knowledge to achieve beautiful things.

This is my before Photo with the kids. Not too bad. This is right by our church building. I have always liked this spot. I actually took this picture in the exact place I had my engagement photo taken. 12 years ago the fence wasn't there and the trees were much fuller then.

{The Before shot! Not a bad picture at all.}

Here is the amazing after! I really liked the picture before, Now I love, love, love it! I have to Thank Ree for sharing her skills and knowledge to make this picture Sparkle. Take a look at her site and see what else she has to offer!
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shoes A Girls Best Friend!

I love a pretty pair of shoes! I love high heels, I love a fun pair of Chuck Taylor shoes. A few years ago I found this card at Pier 1. It was a cream colored card with a cut out of a shoe with beads all over it. I fell in love with it. I knew I wanted to frame it. If not for the sheer fact of keeping the beads on the card. Well I did frame it and loved it even more if that is possible. So for the last few years I have been trying to find "Shoe" cards or pictures to hang up. I haven't come across anything that I liked, or in the colors of my bedroom, which are Pink and Green. So when I run into not being able to find exactly what I am looking for. I then look to see if I can make what I am looking for. So I did just that and decided to make my own. I got a template and some fun scrapbook papers and glitter and glitter glue and went to work. Here is what I came up with.
Clearance Frame from JoAnn Fabrics. I just found a huge JoAnn's where I live. I totally love it!
I needed a subtle background paper. So you notice the shoe and not the background paper.

Here is the template I used. I cut it out of a cereal box! So It was kind of green using what I had on hand. I didn't buy any special paper either. I used what I had already. So the cost of this project was the cost of the frame and that was it.
The finished shoe, complete with Glittered Heel and swirls!

Here it is all finished in its Frame and on the Wall!

This is the original shoe picture that inspired the whole project!

This is a collage of pictures that are beside my nightstand. I have a fun silhouette of Jane Austen! I got the Image from Dover my fav place to get fun Clip Art. The thing I love is that it was free!!!

This is the whole thing! If you notice there are a few holes in the whole collage. Well I am making a sampler for one of the spots and the other is a beautiful free cross stitch pattern I got of a shoe from DMC's free patterns. I am going to try and find the link for it. Here is the exact Link for the cross stitch Shoe! Check out DMC's free patterns Plus they have a blog too!
Thank You for dropping by! I hope you have been inspired to create your Own shoe collection!
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Easy Frame Wall Project!

I have to really start out this post with an apology. I am so sorry that I have been absent. I am sorry that I haven't gotten back to people in a timely manner. I have been sick and still trying to get my house settled. I will say I do have good news. Matt got a Great job here in Indianapolis. He loves it and the plus is that he is making more than he did with his old company. That was a very nice blessing. So now that things have settled a bit around here. I wanted to show you some of the projects I have done. I am hoping here in a month to give a tour of the rooms I have finished in the house.

This frame project is over my TV. I didn't include the TV in it or the buffet it is sitting on. I am saving that for when I finish transforming the buffet. These frames I purchased at Walmart for just $3 a piece. I had the wooden wood "Family" already. So this only cost me $9 total! That is always good for my pocket.

Close-up of the frame. I took and Sepia toned a few of the kids pictures from different ages.
Here it is all done. The funny thing is that it really isn't crooked as it appears in the picture. This house is old and has plaster walls and the wall seems to be curved or something on that end. It is kinda funny. Well I thought it was something very simple to do and share.

Miss Lily on the 13th of this month turned 19 months old! Where does the time go? Well I haven't been feeling very well. I have been bed ridden alot lately. I really don't say much about my health. There really is nothing that can be done. Plus there is always someone else who is worse than I am. Well my point behind my ramblings is that Miss Lily has been having fun sitting in bed with me! Mommy's company! I have been doing alot of reading and other things to pass the time. Well Miss Lily thought she would do the same. She kept taking my Lap desk so I gave her one of her own to use. Then Miss Lily decided she had to read too! Then Miss Lily decided she had to read what I was reading!

Miss Lily with her lap desk books and her bottle!

Reading Mommy's book!

I thought It was the cutest thing! I guess I am starting her young in mixed media magazines! Well at lest she wants to read and loves to just look at beautiful pictures!
Thank You for stopping by!
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Love and Pink Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday! I got these Images from Dover. So all you have to do is Right Click on the and Save As and they are yours. I wanted to keep this a short post. That way this weekend can be spent on thinking about the ones we Love!

"Let me not to the marriage of True minds
admit impediments:Love is not Love
Which alters when it alteration finds"
~William Shakespeare
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"There is no remedy for Love than to Love more."
~Henry David Thoreau

"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination."

I would like to Thank Beverly for all the effort she puts into Pink Saturday! So please stop by her blog and check out all the things she is up to. Plus check out all the other ladies who participate in this fun day Full of Pink!
Have A Wonderful Weekend! Have A Happy Valentines Day! Thank You for stopping by!

Friday, February 5, 2010

We Have A Winner!!!

I want to say Thank You for all of you who commented, Became a Follower, and Posted about my Giveaway. I made a promise to myself at the Beginning of the New Year that I really wanted to make the most of everything. I also had a renewal of energy about Blogging and Creating! So I won't make you wait any more for the Winner!

I thought it only fitting to Draw the names out of a Pink Bowl!

The Winner is Jenn from WhineN Roses! Take a look at her blog it is so cute! She is fun so go check her out and see what she is up to!
Congrats Jenn from WhineNRoses! So email me with your address so I can get your goodies to you!! I have had so much fun doing this!
Thank You again for all that participated! Stop back by soon! I have been up to tons over here. I have Good Deals I found and Things I found to Make over!
Have A Great Day! Hope to see you Back Really Soon!

Friday, January 29, 2010

100th Post! Happy Pink Saturday!

This last year, these 100 post have been such an amazing time for me! I have met so many wonderful, fun, friends! I wanted to have a Give Away! So I wanted to make it fun with things I have made mixed with new things! You get a New Copy of Crowns & Tiaras by Kerri Judd, a yard of fun fabric, a pin keep, a Fairy In A Jar, writing pads with Crowns on them, a covered journal, plus a bunch of fun little goodies!

One Entry: Leave a comment on this post!

Two Entries: Become a follower of my blog!

Three Entries: Post about this Giveaway on your blog. Then leave a comment so I can give you a third entry.

I will draw The winner on February 4th!

Now I started this blog last January. My first blog post was about Miss Lily's birth! So I thought it only fitting that I end this post with Miss Lily in her cute new Jammies! Of course they are Pink and have Little Monkeys on them! She is getting so big and just looking back thru my posts have been fun for me.
I want to Thank all of you wonderful bloggy Friends, Old and New, for a wonderful 100 posts! Thank you all the wonderful Pink Saturday Ladies! You are the most amazing fun women out there! So while your looking at the Give Away go take a look at Beverly's blog! She hosts Pink Saturday! Plus check out all the lovely Pink ladies and there Pink fun!
Thanks For Stopping By! Come Back Again really soon! Have A Wonderful Weekend!

99th Post!

This is my 99th post! Tomorrow I am having a Giveaway! So please stop by and check it out Tomorrow!

Here is a free Image. It is from Dover. You can sign up and get freebies from them every week!

Have A Nice Day! Stop Back by and check out my 100th post Give Away!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday! Curtains and Hearts and Pink!

It is another Pink Saturday! I have been absent from blogging and Pink Saturday for awhile. I have missed it so much. So I thought the first thing I would do is show you some of the fun Pink things I have been doing in my New House! I love this House! I will post more pics as soon as more boxes are unpacked and you can see all the wonderful things about this house.

This Wreath Project cost me hardly anything. I got the wreath for Half of at my favorite place, The Hobby Lobby! The wreath was only $1! Can you believe it!

I bought these Freeze Dried Roses at The Hobby Lobby for $1.80! They were being clearanced out. They are so pretty.

So I hot glued them around the inside of the Wreath. The Ribbon I had leftover from something else. This project turned out so much nicer then I thought it would. The thing I love the most about it was that the Total cost was $2.80. Now it is just waiting to be hung up.
This is my dinning room windows! There is a beautiful built-in window seat. This window in just one of the many things I love in this house! I know by the end of this Post you will so be sick of me telling you how much I love my House!!! These curtains were such an easy project. They are Oblong Tablecloths. I got them on Clearance at Bed,Bath, and Beyond. The name of the pattern is Party Dress. I feel in love with them. I didn't have to sew anything.

Now I wanted to put up some fun Freebies! I got these from Dover. Go sign up and you will get an email, with tons of Free Downloads. I am all about the Freebies!

I wanted to say a Huge Thank You to Beverly who hosts this wonderful Day full of Pink! Stop by her blog and she what things she is up to. Her blog is so fun. Then check out all the other Pink blogs out there! It is all about the Pink!
Thank You for stopping by for a visit! Come Back really soon! Have A Great Day!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year, New Home, New look for the blog!

I have finally moved into my New House.I am so in Love with this house. It is so amazing. I have this beautiful wooden window seat in the Dining Room. It is original to the house. I will post pics of the inside of the house, once I get more boxes out of the way. You can't see the house thru the amount of boxes everywhere.

I wanted to wish everyone A Happy New Year. I am so excited about this year. I have a feeling it is going to be an amazing one! I have loved meeting all the New Friends that I have made thru blogging. I think that this blog has really gotten me thru this last year. I am looking forward to this next year.

My Blogaversary was yesterday. I am going to have a giveaway and celebrate my 100th post all at the same time. So please stay posted for that. Please forgive the mess and plain look of the blog right now. I am redoing all of it. I figured A New Year so I need A New Look!
Thank You for stopping by. Have a great day.Come back very soon!