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My boys

Posted: July 31, 2011 in Current Status, fun, Pictures

Jeremy is finally home from Filer, ID. This means I get help with our children during the week and an not completely insane by friday night. It also means that the kids have their daddy back and I have my husband back.


Last night we went to a friend’s house and played the kinect on their x box. Jeremy was having a blast. He gets to work around the valley now which is going to be a lot easier on me and MUCH easier on him. He is still into racing his dirt bike and signs up for almost every race. I am glad he is home…


Zane is ready for football!! He is in junior flag football and his fingers are a-twitchin’ to get back in the game. He loves his baby brother and loves making him laugh. He is getting so tall and growing up so quickly! He’ll be starting second grade in just a few short weeks…


Aw my baby Gunner…where to begin. He has grown out of control. He will be a year old in less than two months. He started walking at nine months old and is all over the place. He is a busy boy and loves to play. He is very tall and is thinning out quickly. He says mama and dada and num. Right now he is getting some molars so he doesn’t sleep well, but he is the happiest baby in the world. I love his cute face so much and really want him to stay little…

I am doing well…Still a stay at home mom, which is a struggle in some areas and a blessing in most others. I am glad I get to be with my children during the day. I get to see my baby boy grow and learn and it is a beautiful thing.

I’ll be trying to post more as I can do it from my phone now. I hope all is well with everyone else. Check back monday or tuesday for a post about some crochet projects and ideas!!


Fridays are always fun with I Heart Faces!!  This photo was so fun to edit and mess around with.  Below are my edits and how I got them to look that way.

This is the original.  You can see that it is slightly underexposed and a little on the cool side.

This is my first edit.  I used PSE7 to lighten the midtones and increase contrast.  I adjusted the saturation up a bit to warm up the photo overall.  Then I converted to BW and added a vignette.  What a cute little baby!!

I took the light/saturation enhanced photo and ran CoffeeShop’s Creamy Black and White action over the photo.  I decreased the “creaminess” slightly and got this photo.  I don’t think I have come across one photo I didn’t like with this action run on it!!

Then I decided to have a little fun.  I downloaded some textures from Shadowhouse Creations.  They are the “Translucent Stones” texture pack on his site.  He is an amazing artist!!!  I added two of Jerry’s textures in overlay blending mode to my photo, then added a layer mask and masked out the child’s face to where the texture wasn’t as strong.  Then I added Kaleidocope’s “Sun Flare” to the top right of the photo.  You need to check out Patti’s site (the creator of the Kaleidoscope collection).   She has some amazing textures/overlay’s on there that you HAVE to get for Christmas!!

I wanted to let those of you interested in Christmas Cards that you can send via email AND mail know that now is the time to start sending them out!  Get your lists ready and give me a call/email.  I would be happy to help you design one to your taste!

Now I get to enjoy everyone else’s edits!!  I love looking at them every week.

I have been trying to figure out how I can make my own Christmas Card layouts.  I have finally figured it out!  It took me a while and now that I know what I am doing, I am so so so excited to make some more.  If you would like to use this template for a Christmas card, please leave me a comment stating so along with your email address and I can email you the psd file.  This was created with PSE7, so I am unsure as to how compatible it is with other Photoshop programs.  If you know the compatibility, please let me know!!


Keep in mind that I just threw in a few random photos over and over to fill in each spot so you know how the photos are laid out.  Let me know what you think!!


Trying Something New…

Posted: October 28, 2009 in contest, fun, Photography
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I would like to start making this site fun (hehe). I want to start holding weekend contests that will be judged on Mondays. Starting off, I can’t do prizes, but I will display your winning photo and give you big time kudos. Maybe later on, I can give things away!!

This is the deal: I would like everyone who reads this blog to take a few photos of your weekend activities, but with an artistic twist (sometimes with a theme!). You have all weekend to get them in, so don’t rush. You can edit the photos with software at home, or using piknic online, or not at all! I will be judging composition, creativeness and the artistic edge to your image. You don’t have to be a pro to win! If you want to have fun and enter a weekly contest, please do so starting this weekend.

This week’s theme is Halloween!! I think we all can appreciate the gruesome, cute, frilly, adorable, and outright gross Halloween costumes this weekend!

Leave a comment with your name, and a link to the photo. If you don’t have a blog or link to your site, just email me your photo!

I hope we get a good response. I think this will be fun!!!