The tips and tricks have been flying in the Jessica Sprague class I’m taking!  Over the past week, I’ve been more and more excited by learning the little things I’ve missed out on by self-teaching.

Kalen helped with this one – titling and colors.  (Hint: photo fun, whether with a digital camera or in Photoshop, is a great way to distract a cranky kid!  They love seeing photos of themselves!)

Believe it or not, Jason snapped this shot with his camera phone.  These were my Mother’s Day flowers from him.

Selective coloring – I’ve done this before, many times, but this technique is much easier.  Well, by easier, I mean it allows me to mess up more often, with less frustration.  How could I not love that?

And now, my favorite…


This one just may get printed and framed.  What do you think?  Office?  Guest room?  Living room?  Although we tend to have browns in our living room…I guess I could change the tone.  Thoughts?