Generosity & A New Pic Trick
There are some cool perks to having a blog. There are really, really sweet ladies out there who send me things they think I might like or be able to use. I’ve already shared the overwhelming response from the blog world when I asked for sheet music. I am going to be set for months, maybe longer. In the last few weeks, I’ve received some really fun goodies in the mail.
Check out these tiles sent to me by Molly Mackey from Molly Coddle. She’s taken photographs from Italy and France and applied them to tumbled marble to use as art or trivets.
I particularly love the ones with typography on them.
Second, I received sheet music from Cori of Starview Sonnet. She spotted some “Wild Rose” sheet music and immediately thought of the shop that sells my antiques and creations. She sent me two copies, so I’m giving one to Lynette, the owner of “Wild Rose and Company Marketplace.”
Cori also made me blush with this post. I know how she feels. I always get excited to see my work on blogs I admire.
My last thank you goes out to a very sweet woman from Georgia, who spotted a box of brass butterflies in a thrift store for $1.00 and knew I could give them the German glass glitter treatment and make them beautiful.
It’s been hard to find these that are not outrageously priced, so please let me know if you ever spot any for a cheap-o price.
A couple of you noticed my new picture on my sidebar. I learned a new trick through my friend Maria of Dreamy Whites…Flora Bella Actions by Shana Rae for Adobe PhotoShop Elements (PSE.)
Scroll your mouse over the pictures below to view them with “action” and without. The difference is amazing. It takes good photos and makes them stunning.
(By the way, I actually took my profile picture myself with a tripod and a timer. I had sweats and a bright green Frog Tape t-shirt under the chic scarf).
I was wowed by Shanna Rae’s portfolio, but I wasn’t sure how the actions would work on home decor pictures, which is mostly what I take, as you know. After visiting her site several times and ogling over it, I decided to purchase the Luxe package. I have been playing with it since late last night and I already know I want to buy more.
I definitely won’t use these actions all the time, but they add a nice somethin’ somethin’ to pictures. Neat trick, huh?
I have to get to bed at a reasonable time tonight, since I have the Swanky Junque Swap with The Graphics Fairy tomorrow. We have a cozy (aka small), but very quality group. Holly from Roller Coaster Life, Stephanie from Dial M for Minky, Sarah aka The Thriftress and Britanie of Snickety Snacks to name a few. It is going to be a blast and I’ll tell you all about it.
Just as a disclaimer, I was not paid by any of these people to say nice things about them. 🙂