Posted on January 14, 2013
Would it be redundant to say this was another amazing week of submissions from our members in our This Is Our Life and Let’s Do 52 Week projects? I so enjoy going through all the wonderful photos and memories you’ve captured and shared in the group. This last week’s theme really spurred an incredibly diverse group of moments captured and had me laughing out loud as I browsed through everyone’s photos.
Please don’t forget to tell others about your participating in the group as well as give me some feedback if you are enjoying the project or have any suggestions … the more inspiration and support the better. Also, hearing from you either here, on the Facebook page or by your sharing with others is how I know the group is something everyone is loving and wants to see continue! Please come share your project images on our Paint the Moon Facebook wall … share, be inspired, find support and ask questions!
For those wanting to find out more details or if you are just interested in lifestyle photography in general and want some helpful tips and examples, please check out the master post for This Is Our Life.
For my second week in the This Is Our Life project I captured a candid of my girls who thought they were being sneaky on daddy’s computer. They love opening up Photo Booth and recording goofy videos of themselves for us to find later. The best part was watching them fall over from laughing so hard at their own antics. :)
Edited with Luminosity actions – Lavish BW and Rich Deep Matte. Shot in the near dark and taken with a Nikon 24mm 1.4G lens at ISO 2000, f1.4, 1/160 second.
Before we get to the featured images of the week, here is the prompt for week three of the This Is Our Life project (This Makes Me Wish I Could Freeze Time). Again … try to really think outside the box here – we all look at our little one’s faces and wish we could make them stay little forever – but try to really concentrate on the details versus just another photo of their beautiful faces. What about the way their chubby fingers grasp their favorite teddy bear … and those messes that we sometimes curse having to pick up again and again – think about how you might miss those precious favorite toys strewn here and there when they are all grown up … a special look between a little girl and her daddy as he greets her at the door at the end of the day. The way my two year old wakes up instantly smiling every morning, strokes my cheek and climbs on top of me as she says, “Mowning, mommy,” tugs at my heart strings and makes me wish I could just stay in that moment for a bit longer. And this project is not just for those with children … how about wanting to freeze time during that oh so peaceful morning cup of tea or a perfect girl’s night out with your best friends?
Keep it up … this will be a regular feature on the blog! Be sure to grab your buttons for your own blogs to show off that you are taking part in the group and for those who are featured you’ll find special buttons as well. :)
And now to our second week round up of featured images from the member pool for This Is Our Life. Remember that this is just a “random picks” grouping – not a contest of any sort or a “best of.” There were an overwhelming number of fabulous and hilarious images submitted and it was again very difficult just picking a few to feature! See the original photo post by clicking the corresponding number link below the collage.
1. Marissa Accurso, 2. Sarah Hayes Photography, 3. Nicole Anderson Photography, 4. Tanya Little 5. Erin Beck Photography, 6. In A Blink Photo, 7. Janine Speake, 8. Ashley Duke Photography, 9. Elizabeth Patton Photography, 10. Squash Blossom Design, 11. YsaGa, 12. Natasha Sioss
And now for our regular Let’s Do 52 photo project wrap up! The themes this past week two were “Imperfect” and “All Lined Up.”
Here are the featured images of the week …
And the week three themes for the Let’s Do 52 group are “Dream or Matching.” Remember to put your own spin on themes and think outside the box. :)
All the links …
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Posted on November 26, 2011
I’ve been working on an amazing new set of holiday cards, gift tags, papers, stickers, labels, bookmarks and more for a long time now and am very excited they are now available! As a gift to everyone I’ve created a FREE sampler set that coordinates with the Whimsy and Good Cheer Holiday Mega Set – featuring everything from holiday greeting cards, gift tags, and labels to digital papers, stickers, bookmarks and business cards. This mega collection is full of different options to fit everyone’s needs and are so flexible they can be used year round for all types of occasions. For Photoshop CS2 and up and Photoshop Elements 6 and up.
In the free sampler you’ll find a number of options for small gift cards or tags. They are very customizable with different decorative text headings to choose from and different styles for each card. One of our favorite things to do with presents in our home is use photos on our gift tags in lieu of simply writing the names. It adds a very personal touch, is fun to do and there are many ways to put a twist on it. Last year we used only baby or toddler photos of everyone on their tags … it was fun watching people trying to figure out who was who. The kids especially seem to love the photo tags, and giving gifts with the recipient’s photo on the tag gives it an extra personal touch. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! And they’ve been designed so they can be used year round for other needs as well.
Included in the download are instructions for use and a print guide with links to a recommended printer … they allow you to have up to fifty different designs in one order (all for a price that will make you say wow!). So, you can easily print a custom label or tag for everyone on your list and never have to choose just one design to have printed. So, be sure to check that out in the download! :)
All I ask in sharing these gifts is that you pretty please spread the word! Thank you so much for your incredible support … the Paint the Moon community‘s kindness, sense of inspiration and positive attitude are such a blessing and I thank each and everyone of you for being a part of it!