Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Different Treatment

I changed things around a bit and gave these photos a different treatment, but still used the nICE AGE kit by Marta Van Eck. Not sure which way I like best. Hmmmmmm.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Several days ago I won a kit by Marta Van Eck called nICE AGE. It's filled with lots of goodies. I was absolutely thrilled! The layout above was done with her kit. I took the photos last year on the towpath along the Cuyahoga River. Well, actually, I took the river photo and DH took the one of me that is blended. Marta sells her designs at Gotta Pixel and nICE AGE is available there.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Falling Leaves . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . drift by my window. It has begun - the leaves are starting to come down. Yesterday we got five bags full and that is only the beginning. To be honest, my DH did all the blowing and raking, I only helped with the bagging. The leaves here peaked last week and they were gorgeous - shades of gold and red and orange. We hiked three of the trails on the hiking spree last week. My favorite one was the Glens Trail in the Gorge Metropark. That trail follows the Cuyahoga River, mostly about 50 feet above it. We were there late in the day and the lighting was perfect, casting lovely reflections on the river. It would have been a wonderful Kodak moment except for one thing - my camera was at home!

The photo above was taken on the Mingo Trail two years ago. I added a texture by pareeerica called Dark Cloudy Frame which really brought out the golden glow. The photo was OK SOOTC but the texture made it better.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Portrait of Tessa

This is my 18 year old kitty, Tessa. 17 years ago, a friend who knew I wanted a cat saw a notice at her vet's office and gave it to me. A young couple were looking for a home for a stray they had found. I contacted them, went to see Tessa, and the rest is history. When she was younger, she used to chase balls and bring them back to me to throw again. She doesn't do that anymore. Most of the time she can be found sleeping in her favorite spots - when she isn't yowling for food or attention - lol.