Sunday, February 28, 2010

Making a sign look old

This was a class project from Susan Tuttle. I found this new sign in Dallas, Or.
Using a variety of photoshop techniques I was able to make it look like an old photo. Neat huh.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I am writing this with shaking hands and heart. This morning we woke to beautiful sunshine.
We made the decision to go to Sisters. Wonderful little town two hours away, up and over the "pass" to Eastern Oregon. Stacey was driving and when we were almost to the top of the pass, at Hoodoo Stacey moved over to the center lane which is a designated passing lane for going up the hill. She hit loose gravel and fish tailed BADLY then started to slow down in the on-coming lane, a two tanker truck was almost on us which would have been a head on collision, Stacey hit the gas to get out of the lane, it also put us back on the loose gravel. We started spinning around and around.
When we came to a stop we were turned around, but facing the opposite direction. There was a turn out area right she was able to get us off the road. Whew. We all got out, totally shaken up. I have NEVER been so scarred in my life. I felt soooo bad for Stacey, but we kept
praising her for getting us out of the situation, no one was injured. Before we piled back in the car.
(husband took over the driving) we saw a large SUV in the same lane that Stacey was in, he was going very fast and we both said....oh! he neeeeds to slow dowwwwn!!!
We got back on the road, got to the top of the summit, came around the corner.....and the
SUV was upside down in the middle of the road. ooooh, we both cried for them. We saw a baby seat smashed in the back seat and diaper bag that was thrown out.
We are home, and safe now, but I think I'll go take a shower and have a melt down.
How quickly our lives can change in an instant!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Pink Photoshop Saturday

I played around with color...Here are my Pinks

Thank you to Beverly from How Sweet the Sound for being the host for Pink Saturday
If you are interested in my photo-manipulation photos click on "my flickr" in my side bar.

Before and After

What do you think??
oh how funny, just as I was closing this blog for the day, I caught a glimpse of
the photos and thought....I don't think those are the same
I don't have time to change the top one,
The bottom one was real similar to the top one.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Playing with Photoshop

This is called tinted Grelyscale, then I did a little erasing to bring out the color of the fruit,
neat huh.
I had a few minutes tonight to play with Photoshop. This was a class project from Susan Tuttle.
Turning everything to black and white and leaving one item the original color.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday French.....toast

Thursday's letter is "F" Fantastic, Fabulous, Fluffy, Frenchtoast. Ok, maybe its not one word
but....oh so yummy!! Class is being held at Jenny Matlocks blog. For this very special class, I
have this oh so charming Muffie, dress is covered with alphabet letters. How awesome is that!!
This sweet little Muffie is listed in my Ebay, click on Ebay in my side bar.
Then there is this magazine that I received in the mail... I was thumbing through it...and stopped
See this sewing machine cover. I submitted it about a year ago. I made this to enter a contest for sewing machine covers. I won 2nd place in the cool is that.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Power...

I really wasn't prepared to blog tonight...but I got rather excited...about... the power...
of EBAY. I am asked all the time why I sell through ebay instead of etsy. Well, here is the best goodness. The little doll ...328 people looked at her in 7 days. 22 bids. oh my goodness!!! $155 there is NO WAY I would have gotten that, or asked for that on etsy.
So, I just had to share my little good fortune today. Yippee!! I'll be listing a bunch more goodies, I just haven't had time, I'll let you know so you can watch the fun with me!!

oh, on a sad note...a sweet gal from Switzerland had been bidding on her from the start, she lost out in the last few minutes, I felt bad...the other rather odd thing, the lady who bought it, just lives an hour away...what are the chances???

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spring is coming to town!!

I had a rough day this past week. My DH brought home these roses for me.
Went out and about today...spring is on its way!! Whoohoo!
Love the little tiny jonquils
Whole Foods had some beautiful flowers
This came in pink, thought I would play with it just a bit

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday E-eggs

Just in time for Jenny Matlocks Alphabe-Thursday...a double yolker. Yippee!
My first question is...does it hurt the chicken to lay an egg like the one on the left?? Was she
constipated?? The egg on the right is a normal size egg. Look at the wrinkles on the left one
Beautiful Brown eggs that we get from a farm not to far away
I love painting eggs
Right now...I love playing with my eggs in photoshop

Monday, February 15, 2010


I just listed this sweet Vintage Ginny Vogue Doll on my Ebay. Her clothes are tagged.
I started the listing at 99 cents...go check it out!
This is my yippee.......
I just received my copy of Create and Decorate!! Look who's inside
These are my bottles that I grunged up last year.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

Hard to believe it is even the same photo!!
I think I'm finally getting the hang of this program!
I took this photo last summer. I can almost smell the roses. I was going to paint this in watercolors. I painted it in Photoshop instead!
Turned out pretty neat. Thank you to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

A little time to play

After my work was was time to destress and play...I took the above photo and the
instructions given by Susan Tuttle...did I mention...she has the BEST photoshop elements classes
An this is my RERO sign. I love how it turned out..have you noticed that I like the way everything turns out...well, you only see the finished product...there is lots of playing before
the end. What do you think???

After and Before

I had this on my banner and was asked to show the before and after...
This was the original, another one of the frozen roses
I have Photoshop Elements 8 It was affordable and easy to learn

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday Dolls

I was going to go with "Dumpster" for my "D" word for Alphabe-Thursday....
I've been visiting it often to do some early spring cleaning
I also like dumpsters...for taking photos, great textures and colors
But...My word for "D" is DOLLS. I have been adding them to my EBAY site all week.
I have a few more to sell, if you like dolls like I do, keep checking. I put them on my blog
the same day that I put them on my EBAY
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