Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Stills ... Photoshop

So the challenge today was altering photos in a picture type program ..

Here is the original photo:

And here is my Altered one: I first increased the back-light to -200%, then i used an antique filter and the sepia setting.. i think it looks pretty dern cool :)

This is my first time playing with filters and such so this was pretty fun :)

Feel Free to play along! Just go to Sunday Stills and either do today's challenge or get ready for next weeks!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New venture .. Custom Italian Charms!

As many of you know I have been working on a few new ventures! One is a website to sell my charms direct as well as offer affiliate sites! Well that is still in the works so keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming blog once it is complete!

The other project/ venture is that I am going to be making Custom Italian Charms! With Custom Charms you can choose any picture you want and we will re-size it and print it and put it on a charm! You can get an Entire Bracelet with custom pictures or you can order a few to add to a bracelet you have started or you can get a starter and choose some already on my site!

here is a link to my current site (it is just pictures and then you have to email me the ones you are interested in) Debs Charms .. soon i will have a full service website for you to shop from :)

Here are a few examples of Custom Charms I will be offering!

Please let me know if you have any questions! And I am thinking a giveaway is in the near future :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

And the winner is....

Wow I LOVED reading all of the stories you all shared with a positive memory in your life!

Well I know I said I was going to do the drawing on Friday but well my weekend went crazy! However, I did the drawing tonight - put everyone's name in the randomizer and the winner is....... Amanda! From Dawn Correspondence! haha you told everyone you were going to win and you did!!

Amanda wins a copy of this amazing book:

Amanda this book is FULL of great info for all relationships in your life! I hope you really enjoy it!

I will contact you for your address! Thank you everyone that participated and who knows I may do another one soon :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

October Bloggie Give-A-Way from Cara Retz - Discovery Toys!

October Bloggie Give-A-Way

I'm going to start having a monthly Bloggie Give-A-Way. This month, you can win:

Wipe Clean Learning to Read & Write

Colorful wipe-clean activity book comes with removable stickers, a washable-ink felt-tip pen, and engaging puzzles and activities. Children learn visual tracking, tracing, placing stickers, color and shape recognition, sequencing, matching. 38 page soft-cover book.

Learning Pathways: from 3 years - preschool READING & LANGUAGE, EXPRESSION, MOTOR SKILLS
Foster visual tracking and fine motor skills with activities involving tracing, placing stickers, color and shape recognition;
Develop sequencing and matching skills;
Explore early concepts related to shape, size, position and directionality;
Practice tracing foundational letter line forms (straight, diagonal, curvy and circular);
Encourage playful "do-it-again" practice with write-on/wipe-off feature;
Progresses from ABC & 123 WIPE CLEAN WORKBOOKS

Ways to enter:

Go to Cara's Blog and do the following!

-If you follow my blog, leave a comment that you are! (1 entry)
-Follow my blog and leave a comment that you are a new follower. (1 entry)
-Post my give-a-way on Facebook, Twitter, etc and leave a comment with the link. (1 entry each)
-Post on your blog about my give-a-way and lave a comment with your link. (1 entry)
-Subscribe to my montly newsletter and leave a comment that you did. (1 entry)

*You have until October 15th to enter. Winner will be drawn on October 16th.

Cara Retz
Educational Leader