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Beach Getaway Printable

It’s certainly taken me long enough, but I’m finally learning that I will get out of the house and to the shore much more quickly if I delegate the boys’ own packing duties to them.  However, I also know that if I give them an instruction such as “pack a bag for the weekend,” what […]

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Texture layers in Paint Shop Pro

As I mentioned yesterday, we’re in the middle of an ice storm here.  Schools are closed, and there’s a layer of the slippery stuff over everything in sight.  We’ve had so many snow days in just a single month, that the kids will be in school until July at this rate.  So, winter is not […]

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Picture the Holidays week 1 + mini tutorial

Picture the Holidays started this week, and here’s what I’ve got so far: Day 1: Holding onto Gratitude Day 2: Reframing the Season Day 3: All You Need is Love I am not sure what it is about the “Picture” classes, but I find I spend a lot more time in post-processing with these shots […]

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Calendar fun

Let me share what I’ve been playing with today, because I think it’s really nifty.  Paige Balcer of Shutter Sisters shared this set of Photoshop templates that can be used to make a small photo calendar.  The resulting pages are the perfect size to fit inside a CD jewel case for display.  Alternately, a colorful […]

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Friday Photo Love

Looks like I’ve had thoughts of wearable-art dancing in my head this week.  And maybe a little bit of food, too… I love Nikki‘s pumpkin bread teacher gifts.  She put me to shame this year.  (That’s not hard to do, since I actually never got around to making any bread or gifting it.  I’m such […]

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Friday Photo Love + a new Freebie idea

I usually like to get this Friday post done bright and early, but I have to admit, I completely forgot about it until I woke up this morning, and then there was the usual business of making lunch and ferrying children to deal with.  You know how it is!  So, here is this week’s Friday […]

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Monday

I hope you haven’t been too anxious for the next Morning Coffee reader interview.  I do have one more to post, but I didn’t do it last week because of Labor Day, and I didn’t do it today because I spent my whole weekend otherwise occupied with family stuff, followed by nerdy stuff.  Next week, […]

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Picture some more summer

Since I haven’t been doing anything these last few sweltering days that is worth talking about, maybe you’d like to see some more of my Picture Summer shots?  The first three were here.  These are all in response to daily prompts.  So far, I don’t feel like I’ve taken any earth-shatteringly fabulous pictures, but for […]

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Camera play

Over the last few years – ever since I began blogging regularly, really – I’ve been working on improving my photography skills, both in the taking of the pictures, and the processing of them later. On the one hand, I think that you should be able to get a fantastic shot straight out of the […]

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