Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!!

From our house to yours, have a wonderful holiday!!  No 
time to shoot for Texture Tuesday, so I'm repeating
a previous image.  Anna and Ollie send their
best wishes and big hugs too!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Merry Christmas

Seems every day since the first of November has flown by.  I'm scurrying around trying to get everything ready for Sunday.  That is the day my side of the family will celebrate our Christmas.  Mike's mom will be here too.  I've been debating what to have for dinner, and I think I will just get a large half salmon from Costco.  I'll roast it and make a mustard cream sauce.  Another tradition is scalloped potatoes.  I'll have a large green salad with pecans and dried cranberries and some sort of green veggie…..pie for dessert.
That should do it!
This image is from a shoot I did for our Christmas card.  It was inspired by something I saw in a magazine.    
I combined several images for the triptych below.  The image on the right is similar to the one I used for the card.  I used Kim's texture "And Then Some" on it and messed around with a couple presets.  Overall I liked how these turned out.  It was fun to use pink instead of the traditional red and green…..and of course I'm a sucker for anything glittery or glimmery. 
Wishing each and every one of you and your families a very merry Christmas and a holiday season filled with love and joy.
Linking with Texture Tuesday

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Monday, December 08, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I'm finally getting in the holiday mood.  The ladies from my art group hosted a holiday boutique over the week-end.  They had so many beautiful hand-made items….jewelry, gourds, ceramics, painted wall hanging, painted cards, Jacki's paper collage ladies and so much more.  I'm sorry I didn't take pictures.  I was too busy talking!! But if you hop over to this post on Jacki's blog, you'll see all the beautiful work.
We're decorated!  My granddaughter Malia helped me big-time with the tree and all the other decorations.
I played with these images in Lightroom print module to make the layouts….. so much easier than Photoshop.  I understand why Kim loves LR.  I've become a lover as well.
For Texture Tuesday I did a couple versions of holiday images….
 and below the vintage sepia montage.  Lightroom let me add these cute black square corners much like the old photo album corner stickers. 
Come on over to Kim's party and see what the others have done.  I hope you are all getting in the spirit of the holiday season!

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Everyday Life

I'm slowly getting back to "everyday life".  I visited my DIL and granddaughters for turkey.  I got to see all the family including a few on my side I haven't seen for a while.  Hard to imagine the  holiday season is upon us when the temperatures are in the 70's.  We finally had a little rain over the week-end and are due for a lot more tomorrow and Wednesday.  Oh, how we need it!!
Here are a couple of the ladies who participated in Gather
walking the beach.  Texture Tuesday is here again so I'm 
using this for my entry.  I used a layer of KK-Claires and a layer of KK-Hughes on this.  The text brush is Kim's also. 
My DH and I decided not to give gifts to each other this year.  We have enough "things", so we are taking ourselves out for dinners and lunches.  Of course we will have our get together and gifts for the grands.  What are you all doing this year for your holiday?  Any special traditions? 
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