Sunday, May 31, 2009


Scenic Sunday...

Scenic Sunday

I love both these pictures...

The water was so crystal clear.

These pictures were taken just yesterday at Silver Lake, Palo Alto County, Iowa.

To se more beautiful shots click HERE!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

You Capture...Family


Family - a couple of my favorite family quotes...

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need it. ~Jane Howard

The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness. ~Nancy Mitfordd one.

This weeks Challenge was Family...So the most recent family picture I have actually is a picture of my niece and her soon to be complete "Family". The wedding day is set for June 20th, 2009.

I am so proud of Nicole and who she has become...and her lil girls (my great-nieces) are adorible.

Lake Edits...

I have a new "old" program I played around with tonight...Microsoft Digital ImageSuite. I don't think they make this software anymore but it is an easy one to use, You just open a picture and click on some options. The first one I made to look like it was on a cement wall and added a lil verse. The second one I used saturation, frame and text. These are pictures of a bare lot we just purchased this Spring. Our own personnal camping spot for this year and someday our retirement home...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Random Picture Challenge

16th picture folder

28th picture


August 2008

Ugh...Nice picture of who? Me...after a weekend of camping. But I choose to play so here it is...

to see others click on over...HERE.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I Heart Faces...Week 19

Week 19 - “Blurb Photo Book” Contest

We are to choose one of our favorite photos this week so I choose my daughter. I absolutly this picture of her. This is the orginal..unedited. Looking throught a pig pens fence. But look at those BIG pretty brown eyes....She my beauty!
To see more click the above link.

"I am submitting this photo into the Blurb Book photo contest. I am granting I ♥ Faces permission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I ♥ Faces web sites."

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Random Picture Challenge...

4 Little Men & Girly Twins is "Tweeting" for us to help her select so this weeks random pick is from Brandi over at Ramblings of a tired mama.
9th picture folder
or September 2008
18th picture
This is a picture of a motorcycle that went through a tornado in September 2008. The family's sonn is friend with my son so we inherited it as a challenge to get it up and running...

Monday, May 4, 2009

First Communion Edits...

I just loved this photo my ten year old daughter took of my great nieces hands before her First Communion this past weekend. So I decided to play with it a bit.

Here is the orginal...

Next I just did a simple edit in Picasa using soft focus a couple of times.

Then I decided I wanted to do something else with it...So I opend up Microsoft Digital Imaging 2006 and turned antique, Then Flash once, the Highlighted and customized the edge, then I have to admit..I clicked something and loved it...that is how I was able to put her name and date on there. It wasn't text either because it added the lil texture too at the same time. But oh well I love this picture in the end.