Making your own Christmas ornament frame templates

written by Beckie of, inspired by Jill of Jill Jarvis Photography Have you ever seen those beautiful Christmas ornament picture frames and wanted to buy them, but didn’t really want to cut up your pictures? Here’s an easy way to make your own template to fit any frame ornament. First you’ll need to scan […]

Christmas Gift For All

It is crazy around my house right now, so I am going to keep this short and sweet! My Christmas gift to you is a free action, White Sands, which is a sweet little action that brightens and adds a touch of haze if you want a clean, hazy/dreamy look. The action is available for […]

Last Minutes Gifts for Photographers

This post is LATE in coming, I know, but everything I am sharing here is available at or BH Photo and will likely get to you in time if ordered today (depending on where you are located). There are many other¬† items that I use and enjoy, but they would not make it to […]

Christmas Bokeh

Pin It The Christmas season is a delight to photographers for many reasons, one of which is the dreamy bokeh you can create with the lights used to decorate inside and out. Darcy at My Three Boybarians is holding her Holiday Bokeh party again this year, including prizes from some amazing vendors (including me – […]

Photoshop Elements Templates and Textures Christmas Giveaway

Merry Christmas to everyone (late)! I had hoped to get this out to you Christmas Eve, but I had family coming to stay and with cleaning preparations, cooking and last minute shopping, I just could not find time to get the post done. The giveaway is two downloads, good for both Photoshop Elements and Photoshop: […]

Everyday Elements Gift Certificates

If you would like to purchase a gift certificate for someone (or send someone here to buy for you), click the “Add to Cart” button above and change the amount to whatever you would like. Once I get notification of the purchase, you will be sent the above image to print, along with a coupon […]

National Gingerbread House Competition {and low-light photography tips}

This past Monday I went to the National Gingerbread House Competition exhibit at Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, NC. This was an event I had watched on satellite at my in-laws the past few years and this year I was determined to make it up there to see the works-of-art myself. I cannot tell you […]

Create Your Own Christmas Cards With Photoshop Elements {guest post at Tip Junkie}

It’s Christmas time, which means Christmas cards. Angie, from The Arthur Clan, wrote a wonderful post with tips on how to capture a great family photo and once you get that perfect Christmas picture,¬† you want to share it with others in a Christmas card. Today at Tip Junkie, I explain how to make your […]