How To Use That Digital Camera You Just Bought!


A couple summers ago, I took a beginner’s photography class to learn what all those little symbols were on my digital camera.  


At the very first class the instructor told us to buy a book called, “The Digital Photography Book” by Scott Kelby!  


(This is now available in a 5 part boxed set) 




He knew that we were going to probably forget half of what half of what he said, and needed a go-to guide once we left his class. 

Mr. Scott Kelby is the president of KelbyOne and Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine.

He also serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry, Photoshop World.  (Just giving him some props as to why my instructor chose this book).  🙂




How to Create Stunning Digital Photography




So, now that you have learned how to take some super pics, what the heck do you do with them? 


We’ll if you wanted to edit them a bit and add some flare, you can load them to PicMonkey or Canva. 

Both places have plenty of templates and editing tools.


Dial up your pic power with PicMonkey's simple, sassy photo editing tools.


Well…by cracky, what can’t you do with those photos today?


You can transfer them to canvas prints, mugs, t-shirts, and even blankets for goodness sakes. 


Places like Canvas POP, PrinterPix, or offer unique ways to share those pics.     

Also, when the holidays role around it’s worth signing up for their email list, to get in on the deals.  


Honestly, I can’t think of a better gift, then pics of your family, friends, or co-worker memories.  


So, here’s to taking happy snap shots!  


Online Craft Classes Summer Sale!

I have a mom who could just about create anything you wanted with her exceptional sewing skills.   She made my sister and I matching outfits when we were younger, that were similar, but still individualized to each of us.  I’m not saying that I loved all of the designs that my mom made, but I do know that she put a lot of love and time into making her girls look their best.  

So, when my daughter was born, it was time for “Grammy” to make her first party dress, and here it is below.  

My daughter, Breanna, (who is now 14) wore this dress out!  She thought she was a little princess, and would dance, sing, and basically entertain anyone who would pay attention to her.  🙂  When I look at this dress now,  it not only brings back wonderful memories, but I see the careful, skillful, details that my mom put into making such a beautiful garment.    

To me, learning a craft such as sewing, gardening, quilting, or cooking is a gift that just keeps on giving.  Sure, you can buy all of these things, but when you can teach, make, or give something that you did yourself,  it’s a true gesture of caring and sharing.   I want my children and 4 nieces to know how to cook, sew, quilt, grow a garden, or even bake their own wedding cake if they wanted to!

If you would like to learn how to master any of these hobbies for yourself, then I highly encourage you to become a member of the Craftsy online community, and at least sign up for a FREE online course, such as “Perfect Pizza At Home“.  If you like what you see, then you must take advantage of their Craftsy Sweet Summer Sale 7/17-7/21 with up to 75% off on select online classes!   If you join, please share your creations with other’s in their awesome online community, or post a picture on this page for all to see and admire.