{free} 8.5x11 inspiration print

Here's a {free} inspiration print.  I've posted it onto my board on Pinterest.  Follow me here!

photoshop actions i just {adore}

I've been wanting to stop back in to say hello and to show you my new favorite actions from Florabella. I used her newest addition, ColorPlay, on this picture and I love how it looks.  What do you think?

{free} Mother's Day Card to you from Emme & Me

Just wanted to pop in and say hello and give you a Mother's Day card I've created just for you.  Simply print, cut it out and voila!  I hope you enjoy your card.  See you soon....

You can download your {free} Mother's Day Card at Media Fire or simply clicking on the image above.

IHF {Fix It Friday} #136

Here is my {first} attempt at editing a picture for I Heart Faces Fix It Friday #136.

Here is the original photo:

And here are my edits:

First I opened the picture in Lightroom, cropped in so I could emphasize his beautiful eyes!  Next I changed the white balance and raised the exposure, highlights and blacks just a bit.  Next I used a brush from Pretty Presets to lighten up his face, slight smooth on his face and eye sparkle.  Next I used a dodge brush to outline his iris and lash line on each eye.  Finally I did sharpen and slight noise reduction, sized for web and saved for wed.  Voila!   

Here I am!

I'm here!  I haven't left you!  Life just sometimes gets in my way and family business seems to take priority.  I'm sure you know how that goes {{wink}}{{wink}}

Something that I recently finished got me in the mood to {finally} send out a post.  One of my girlfriends, Trina ~ I'm sure you remember me talking about her in my post {sun flare} Photos ~ well, she asked me to help her create a Senior Yearbook Page for her daughter Audriana.  Audriana has been such a great help to me and my family (what a GREAT babysitter!) that I jumped at the chance to be part of her own special page!  Let me know what you think, ok?  I'd love your comments!

By the way, if you haven't taken a peek at her blog, it's one of my daily reads!  
You'll love it!
You can find her at:

And I promise.....I won't leave you for that long again! =)