Monday, February 28, 2011

Class time!

Last year at this time I started to blog and use my DSLR so this year I'm taking some classses to become more proficient in my posting. 

I just finished my first class, Photoshop 101.  I still need lots of practice, but now am much more comfortable with the program and making corrections to my photos.  It's the basics that I will use most often, but I'm also familiar with how to use actions and brushes.  So now I can make this:

Look like this!

 Leashes, pole and road sign have been removed.

And collages too...

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

New toy!

After my Photoshop 101 class I really felt the need for a tablet to ease my work flow.  So I did some research, hunted around online and finally found this baby on ebay.  It's a Wacom intuos 4.

She rocks!  So excited to be using a pen/stylus instead of the mouse.  Helps my wrist a bit too.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New find: your cupcakes can be the most original on earth!

I know how popular cupcakes are these days, but how many of us actually have the time to customize them for every party?  I like the printables that stick in the top, but after a couple of those it's time to change things up.  So look at these!

Cupcake wrappers and design ideas from Roundabouts!

Here's how they work:
1. Make the cupcake

2. Put on the wrapper

3. Decorate the top!

Easy as, well, cupcakes!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New find: keep your florals forever

While at The Special Event, design maven Sasha Souza presented her favorite things for weddings.  One I just loved and which would be great for anyone who receives a gift of special flowers are Bloombeads

These are custom beads and jewelry pieces made from your flowers.

• Bracelets • Charm bracelets • Charms, including Pandora style
• Necklaces & pendants • Earrings • Rosaries • Rings
• Keyrings & mens’ accessories



All jewelry is handmade with solid sterling silver findings.  Air-dried flowers can be used so it’s never too late!



 I can think of many times when a special bouquet, corsage, or arrangement is a memento I would want to keep.  Anniversary flowers, baby shower cake topper flowers, a prom corsage, so many moments are highlighted with floral accents.  Since the stones are made from your actual flowers, they reflect the same color and vibrancy of the original petals. 
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