color card bright autumn

Isn’t this gorgeous?  It is a top on Jane (which I couldn’t buy if I wanted because they don’t make them for FAT LADIES! – seriously plus size love would be nice, Jane!)

So the palette is a bit atypical of what I’ve been posting so far but I really do love all the bold colors.  It could be a bold bright fall, you know?

In other news there is a LOT going on in the background.  I want to keep you all afloat so be sure to keep visiting and commenting!  Oh, Also – You’re awesome & happy Monday!



photo-editHi there, welcome to another Tutorial Tuesday!  I was trying to think of a new tip or tutorial to give you guys and I thought – why not photos?  I am not an amazing photographer or photo editor for that matter, but I am able to get my photos to pop.  You don’t need any actions for these simple tricks… no adjustments.. just some duplicating of layers and changing blending modes then BAM better pictures.  Or better-ish images.

You know how icky phone pictures can be.. make them BETTER!  Now I am not saying this is going to work some crazy high definition magic on your photos.  i use this to help images that may be a bit grainy already – just to help them look a little less pathetic.  You get me, Right?

I hope you all enjoy this little tutorial and have a fantastic Tuesday!




Color Card #11 - Christmas Tradition

I am not ashamed.  When it is November 1st I say it is officially ok to sing Christmas Songs and openly admire anything related to the Holiday Season.  Let me put you in my mind.  For the past several weeks I have visited various craft stores – they all have had Christmas stuff out since June (ok, maybe not June but you get me) I have averted my eyes!  You know how you did when you were a kid and you were watching a movie that had kissing in it with your parents and you’d look away?  That is what I’ve been doing for the past few months.  But now.. Now is a special time when I can look at the glory of the Holidays without feeling ashamed!

And thus – today’s color calling card!  Traditional Christmas goodness!  Ok *cue holiday music* It’s the MOST wonderful time… OF THE YEAR!  Honestly, just singing Christmas music makes me smile all happily!

Ok, moving on.  This weekend and still running, actually) was DSD!  I had people write what they think DSD should mean.  You guys are hilarious, by the way.  My most favorite was:

Don’t Stop Downloading – Kim Smith

I think everyone felt that way this weekend.  Our families were silently cursing us as we took up all the bandwidth our homes had to offer as we dutifully downloaded all the digital goodness!  Kim gets a $10 Starbucks Giftcard! (Check your email, Kim!)

Also you might have read the Scrapaneers post!  Our winner was lucky #8.  She received a complimentary subscription to the Coffee Break Videocast!  Remember you can still use this code to receive 20% off the class!  Trust me – it is worth it!


What else is up?  Well all the blog hops are still live and Anita and I are extending our sale of A Season to Celebrate & One Fine day through Thursday!  Together that is $70 worth of product for only $14!

Also – I will have a few small new releases posted at SHCo over the next few days – during our sale!  So keep your eyes peeled!  Have a fantastic Monday.. and listen to my favorite Christmas song!