i love friday 1.30.09

i love… having fun with my photos!


image credit: picnik.com

Picnik.com is one of the best online photo editors out there. You simply import you photos from your computer, facebook flickr and others, and start playing. Crop, re-size, rotate and fix red-eye. Then add text, create cool effects like lomography, Polaroid, sepia and a ton more! It truly is, “Photo editing made fun”!


image credit: Jessica Jones of How About Orange

… when your done editing your photos head on over to How About Orange for a quick and easy fabric fridge frame tutorial by Jessica Jones.


image credit: scrapping with Ikea Goddess

… or if digital scrapbooking is your thing, check out Scrapping with Ikea Goddess. A great collection of links to all sorts of free templates, pages and other digital goodies!

Have fun with your photos this weekend!


Happy Lunar New Year


A special thanks to TEA Photography for featuring my Chinese Lantern print in her beautiful treasury list and lovely blog!

Happy Lunar New Year Everyone!

And the winner is…

Just a quick post to announce the winner of the 200th post giveaway!

Congratulations to… drum roll please….Jessica! Jessica wrote:

Congrats! I always love to see more photography – yours is so lovely!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to post suggestions, compliments and words of encouragement it really meant a lot to me!

A special thank you to Jaime from It’s A Jaime Thing for sharing my little giveaway on her blog and referring so many great readers to me! Your the best Jaime and so are your readers!

And a big thank you to Denise from Bellis Studios for donating her lovely letterpress cards!

BTW, I used the random number generator here to pick the winner if anyone is interested.

Thanks again everyone!



Inspired by Valentine’s Day, these images are a celebration of LOVE!

Weather is be your sister with whom you talk on the phone with everyday

Your best friend who is always there for you

Or, your mother a.k.a. your biggest fan

Show them you love them this Valentine’s Day! Available in the shoppe right now!

i love friday 1.23.09

i love Photos + Vintage


… this set of Umbra Loft Mini Vintage Frames


… and this set of Umbra Loft Vintage Magnetic Frames

Both perfect for an office or studio and both on sale at Target this week!


… this idea of using a vintage metal tray as a bulletin board from Good Housekeeping!

What an easy way to display a collage of photos from your last vacation or holiday gathering!


… and finally, this hanging wire picture holder, from etsy seller flowergirl1973.

Although you can’t see it in this image, there is a vintage crystal dangling off the bottom… love it!

200th Post Giveaway!

Imagine my surprise when I realized this would be my 200th post on this blog! That’s a lot of posts, my friends!

To celebrate this milestone, I’m giving away stuff! Here’s what’s up for grabs:


A 5.5″ x 5.5” filtered sun” photo block by me, Shartreuse! This block can sit on a shelf or be hung on the wall!


A pretty yellow mum pendant, also by me! This glass tile pendant measures just under 1″x 1″ and hangs from a 20″ piece of white ribbon!


And last but not least… a set of six “Fresh” letterpress note cards, generously donated by the very talented Denise (aka – my big sis!) of Bellis Studios!

Here’s what you need to do to win. Simply leave a comment here answering this question:

“What would you like to see on this blog?”

Go ahead don’t be shy. Is there something you like and want more of, something you don’t like and would like to see gone or something missing all together that your looking for? Do you like the recent shift to a photography based blog or do you miss my ramblings on about crafting, baking, decorating and my wonderfully talented kids! I want to know. I often feel like I do a lot of talking around here, but wonder if anyone is listening. So here’s your chance, I welcome your ideas and constructive criticism!

I’ll leave this open until Monday, January 26th,then I’ll randomly pick a winner from the comments section of this post and announce the winner on Tuesday, January 27th!

Good Luck Everyone and thank you in advance for your feedback!

Edited to Add: Times Up Everyone! Thanks for all the great feedback! I’ll announce the winners tomorrow!

Inauguration Day Fun


Have a little fun this Inauguration day and head on over to Obamicon.Me!

Create a poster with your own photo in the style of Shepard Fairey’s iconic poster. You can even add your own message!

Happy Inauguration Day everyone!