Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thankful A-Z

I'm thankful for...

(my little sister)

(my younger brother)

Chocolate, Caramel, & (my) Camera
via & via



Friends & Fall

(my little brother)

Home & Harry Potter

Ice-cream & Inspirationvia

Pinterest is my key to inspiration!

(my big brother)

Photo credit: Danny Hollenbeck

(my big sister)
Photo credit: Angel ;)

(my younger sister)

photo credit: Courtney Wrinkle

(my little brother)


Peanut Butter Blossoms

Quiet Time








An eXtra minute of Sleep



And lastly but most important is my wonderful, awesome, amazing Savior and God, Jesus Christ <3
Without Him I wouldn't be here, and I am more then thankful to have such and awesome God! All of these things on my list will go away, but my Savior will always be holding my hand.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

How to Shrink || Editing Tutorial

For this tutorial, I used GIMP which is a free editing program and it's a lot like Photoshop. :)

Step 1- Open GIMP, and open the picture you want to shrink (File>Open)

Step 2- After you find your picture, open layers (control L) then right click on your photo in the layers box. Once you've right clicked, click on the 'Add Alpha Channel.'

Step 3- Press Shift Q. Now your whole picture should turn red.

Step 4- Click the erase tool on the toolbar and start erasing the red off of the area that you want to shrink (In my case, I want to erase the red off of Annie).

Step 5- Once you've erased all the red off the subject you want to shrink, press Shift I and then a black and white line should come up around your subject. Now you began to erase everything outside of your subject (Note: With the line around your subject, it can't be erased, so you can go all out on erasing :P)

Step 6- When you've finished erasing, your subject should be surrounded by gray checkers. Now it's time to began SHRINKING!! Go to Image>Scale Image and resize your image :)

Step 7- When your image is the size you want it to be go to Select>All then go to Edit>Copy

Step 8- Open the picture that you want to add your shrunken subject to (choose Open Image, not Open Image as Layer). Then paste your subject onto it (Edit>Paste) Next, use the toolbar that has 4 arrows pointing in different directions to move your subject around the photo :)
(Once you save your picture the lines will go away, by the way.)

And you're done!! Hope that helps :)

If you have any questions, please leave a comment!

My family is taking a trip to Gulu (Northern Uganda), so I won't be posting for the next few days.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MMPC || October Favorite WINNER!

Hey everybody!
Last weeks theme was 'October Favorite' and I got some AMAZING entries!! But sadly there can only be one winner :(
So the winner is....

Congrats!! This is so beautiful!! LOVE IT!

You can get your winner's button here

Oh and quick question! What do you think if I made MMPC a monthly photo challenge??

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I'm shrinking!

Lately I've been inspired by 'The Borrowers'! Growing up I would always pretend that I was a borrower. I would try and make it from upstairs to downstairs, but I couldn't get seen, if I did I would have to start all over :)
Now Annie (my youngest sister) is IN LOVE with the borrowers, she draws pictures of them, writes letters to them (and I reply :) ), I find her sneaking around the house playing borrowers.
So one day I took her outside and we had a borrowers inspired photo shoot :)

This one makes me laugh every time I look at it! It's so cheesy :D!

I really like this one :)

Arrietty meeting the boy :)

This is my most recent one :)

What do you think??
Later this week I'll post a tutorial on how to do it!
Plus it's with a free editing program :D

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Yesterday was 11/11/11!! Woohoo! Sad thing is though that I forgot to make a wish :( But it was still fun! We didn't do anything exciting except for cheering when Benji's watch went to 11:11:11 :D It was WONDERFUL!

Align CenterThe Mary Engelbreit daily calender :)

11-11-11 11:11:11!!

How was your 11-11-11??