Monday, October 18, 2010

Last Stop- Ideas For Scrapbookers Blog Hop

Hey everyone, it's Pam on my personal blog!! Have you been having a blast participating in the blog hop? I hope so!! This is your last stop on the hop.

Today I am sharing with you my favorite digital tutorials. They are very helpful and I can't wait to share them!!

1. Heather created a great tutorial on working with overlays in PSE. She has a step by step guide on how to achieve this! You can see it here.
2. I created a tutorial about adding the blue sky back to the photos (when photography makes the sky white)! You can see my PSE tutorial here.
3. Heather shared a great tutorial in PSE on how to turn the photo black and white and still keep color! I love using this technique! You can see it here!
4. Last but not least, I created this easy tutorial for PSE on how to add a vignette on your photo! You can see it here.

I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop :)
Remember you can visit any of the other blogs at anytime!!
Ideas For Scrapbookers:

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Scenic Ohio

I love taking photos as some of you may know.. this past weekend I went around near my house and took lots of photos. I used some FREE actions from from for Photoshop Elements to transform my photos to more vintage images! If you haven't checked out the site. you have to! Here are some photos of Scenic Ohio :)

Have a great day :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

10 Things I LOVE!

If someone asked you 10 things that you loved, what would you write? Just 10 not anymore.. I thought it would be fun to do a post like this! Here are 10 - no more, no less - things I love!

1. I love my family - everyone in it! And the pets too!!
2. I love God! I am so thankful that he created the world :)
3. I love doing artsy type things, like sketching, painting, scrapbooking, photography, pottery, and other art things!
4. I love yummy food - most things that are bad for you and some things that are good for you!
5. I love when it rains just a little to cool down the temperature (not a whole day of rain, though). I love just a little bit of rain :)
6. I love just being at home with my family. We don't have to go out to have a good time, just hanging out playing games or watching a movie!
7. I love my friendships. When I need to chat I am so thankful that I can call up my friends and vent or have a funny conversation.
8. I love to laugh. I just can't get enough of laughing!
9. I love to be calm. As you may or may not know, I suffer from Panic Disorder and so for me being calm is so important. Occasionally I like a little adrenaline rush, but I just like to feel normal most of the time.
10. I love learning new things. Whether it's from my husband or an article, I like to learn new things. You can never know too much..

What are 10 things that you love?


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

3rd Grade!

I can't believe my little guy is in 3rd grade... it seems like times is flying by and years go by faster and faster. I still remember when Sean was a baby and then a toddler! And now, well, he is midway through primary school! When I pick him up from school, his class is in the middle of the gym rather than the right side.. he is moving up! :)
Here a few photos of the first day!

Hope you are having a great week!!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I am 37 today (well yesterday I turned 37). I am really not big on birthdays.. but I thought it would be fun to list 37 things you might not know about me. Play along on your blog, just make sure you use your birthday number and not mine.. if you like post a link to your post :)

1. I am actually very shy in real life. I suffer from a bit of social anxiety.. can you tell?
2. I met my husband, Kevin in Florida where I moved to to be with my ex-boyfriend. Kevin also moved to Florida be with his ex-girlfriend from New Jersey!
3. My son has Autism but he inspires me every single day on how social he is becoming ;)
4. I own a Great Dane, Daphne, and German Shepherd, Gabby. I also own two kitties.
5. I find inspiration from the tiniest things like super market shelves. Yes, I totally do!
6. I got my degree in Biology and went to one year of Optometry School which I decided wasn't for me.
7. I have one sister, Deb, who lives in Canada! She is married and has two children.
8. I am very close to my parents, in fact they are coming here this weekend.
9. In reference to #8, they are bringing the BEST cake from a bakery in the suburbs of Chicago. I totally love cake!!
10. I am a follower of Jesus. Have been since I was 22!
11. I love a clean house.. the floors and bathrooms have to be cleaned at all times. I am obsessive about that.
12. I got over an eating disorder a few years ago...
13. I stay up very late.. usually to 1 or 2 am.
14. My mother-in-law lives in New Jersey! We are close to her.
15. I swam competitively almost my whole childhood.
16. I love to run, although my ankle won't let me anymore.
17. I love all things sweet. I can't seem to get enough of them. My favorite is a Caramello Bar!
18. My best friend growing up and I used to play "bride and groom." I was always the bride!
19. I went to college at Indiana U. I was a hoosier for four years!
20. I hate reading books but loving reading magazine.
21. I would rather have a quiet evening at home with my family then going out somewhere.
22. I love fast food, although I try to limit myself to it once or twice a week.
23. A sandwich I used to ALWAYS eat was a croissant, cream cheese, and alpha sprouts.
24. My favorite movies are Bend It Like Beckham, A Walk to Remember and The Lord of the Rings movies.
25. I love being a SAHM... it is the best job :)
26. My favorite colors are aqua blue, sky blue, and lime green.
27. I never thought I would start my own blog!!
28. We love going to the zoo. We go there at least four times a year!
29. I love scalloped punches, scalloped papers, and scalloped scissors. They rock!
30. I have probably 15 albums or more down stairs all filled.
31. I have brown eyes. I used to hate them but have grown to like them.
32. I hate morning .. especially very early in the morning.
33. Coffee might be my favorite drink along with Meijer Diet Grape Soda!
34. My husband and I have made up 100's of nicknames for the pets. We also make up songs.
35. I don't really know how to use my cell phone other than for talking.
36. I love to wear sweatshirt, even in the summer!
37. I love my family so much!!!

Hope you have enjoyed reading this!

Monday, August 16, 2010

First Blog Post!

Hello!! I am finally starting my own personal blog along with my idea blog: IDEAS FOR SCRAPBOOKERS. I have been resisting a personal blog for a long time. I guess I didn't know what to share. Well I still don't know the extent of what I will share.. but here a vacation page I made today! It is all about Sean and the beach and how much he loves it! I used lots of Bo Bunny goodness and a little bit of My Minds Eye paper, I adore their paper and cardstock so much! So, take a peek at just a tiny bit of our vacation to the Michigan Dunes!!

Have a great day! I will share more later this week!