Sunday, November 25, 2012

Kim Klassen Textures and Ecourses for Lightroom, Photoshop, photography, and digital art

Ok...this is the first time I've tried to forward a post from my email to my blog..hope this ends up successful!
I have used and enjoyed Kim Klassen's textures on Flickr for a long time. She has a great eye for detail and very knowledgeable about so many photoshop and lighroom programs. I thought I would like to promote her class by sharing this email sent to me.
She always shares free textures with those who subscribe to her site, and has shared many free tutorials etc in the past. This will be a great step by step, getting your questions answered right away. If you look at her site you can see other classes she has on doing these textures and how to make them special. Some would enjoy this class others are advanced and already know how to do so...just in case here she is!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

How to get Beautiful Holiday Photos

Here is a wonderful article (a little advanced for many point and shooters just yet) but some excellent information for taking awesome Holiday photos. Kevin and Amanda is a blog I've followed for a long time, they have fonts that they create that are hand drawn...and people also submit fonts to become part of their font family. If you haven't check them out when you read this article...

Make a twig garland...

This is a really cool tutorial! I'm going to give it a try and will post my own picture when done...anyone else want to try it with me? This is from Funky Junk Interiors which got published in Folk Lifestyle Magazine!
Check out the Magazine here 
and Funky Junk Interiors... 
I have gotten so much information, Tutorials, and ideas from Funky will love them I know!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday Charitable Business highlight...

I have decided I would like to take every wednesday to share a business that I believe is doing things for good in our local area. Today's business is in Roseburg and to me they are pretty much local to us less than an hour up the freeway. I just love the vision and purpose of this business, this is from their "about" page on Facebook...Check out their facebook page they have things for sale for great prices and go to a great cause!


Redemptive Recycling is a branch of Redemptive Ministries. Our recycling facility is used for two purposes to help fund our programs such as Jobs for Life and provide a place for those participating in our programs to gain practical job skills training.
Our mission is to provide a safe healthy family environment for those struggling with life and unhealthy dependencies. And, lead them to a better relationship with themselves, their families, and God, by modeling a lifestyle of faith.
Company Overview
Redemptive Recycling is located at 606 SE Stephens St. Roseburg Or. (the historic Hansen Chevrolet building). We recycle computers, electronics, bicycles, small engines, and other scrap metal. Its easy to recycle at Redemptive Recycling we have a drive through so you don't have to get out of your car!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Silhouette Giveaway!

I would love to win one of these silhouette machines. I have a cricut but they no longer support hooking to a next stop...silhouette or something similar and free is always better! Have to post a blog post to get an extra if you want to win too go to...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Missing you is the Title of this one

The french words are love and missing you so I painted a picture and added it to words and some grunge effect for card #2

Working on a cafe theme note card set

Here is my first offering...I have a 2nd one painted but not finished with a good background yet...

Ok...I wasn't really completely happy with this one so I added some texture and I like it a lot better as a greeting card look

Friday, November 2, 2012

For my friends if you are wanting to take time to learn more from others about how to take better pictures, or how to do certain techniques, you should try out the free side of I have been part of the paid side and the free side and I found the free side had most of what I needed. Recently they have added some new seminars, etc that seem to have some one on one help that would really improve your images so I"m posting this in order to maybe win one of these to see how they are....check out the photography forum on the above and also their blog talking about the site here....