Monday, December 31, 2012


A winter day
Used Kim Klassen's cherishedscripted and karla textures

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Bright flowers for a dreary day

Used two layers of Kim Klassen's softpalett texture

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Soft and Airy
I love the fluffiness of this sunflower's petals and the green center
I used one layer of Kim Klassen’s grungup texture – from her Art of Texture class

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Como Lake

Last weekend we spent a bright summer day wandering around Como Lake and Conservatory.



Thursday, August 23, 2012


A pretty purple flower

I used one layer each of Kim Klassen's pumpkingunge and takeheart

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Another pink flower

I love the skinny yellow “thread like" tendrils near the center of the pink flower and the fuzziness of the yellowish flower in the back.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beyond Layers {Scripted Images}

A beautiful bouquet of flowers from the farmers market

I followed Kim Klassen's tutorial and used her Sienna, Sonnet2, and Sonnetmagic on this photo

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Texture Tuesday {Look Down}

Looking down in the vegetable garden

 Sweet cherry tomatoes

 This is my first year growing cabbages


Used Kim Klassen's dreamit texture on all images


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Texture Tuesday

A happy sunny sunflower in the bright summer light.

Use KimKlassen’s Heartfelt and Red textures


Sunday, August 5, 2012

5 Facts – in no particular order

Used two layers of Kim Klassen’s Portrait texture on this photo

Fact #1 – I love, love the color green (can’t get enough)

Fact #2 – I collect Ukrainian eggs – they are like little works of art

Fact #3 – I love creating - photography, beadwork, painting – everything else dissolves into the background while I focus.  Time stands still and yet flies by at the same time (I don’t understand how this happens or how to explain it).

Fact #4 – I love mystery novels and movies

Fact #5 – Autumn is my favorite season.  It’s the colors - browns, oranges, reds - in nature that I find so appealing and after the heat of summer I welcome the crisp and cool weather of our autumn.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Type Tricks

Beyond Layers - type tricks

Spotted this delicate spiders web in the bright afternoon light

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Texture Tuesday


I took this photo last weekend at the Little Log House Pioneer Village. 
I blurred it a little and added sepia tones. 
I also used one layer each of Kim Klassen’s Urban and Brokenbook and Kim’s Journey Brush.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Beyond Layers {Instagram-ish Week}

Wednesday ~ something borrowed~ downloaded audio books from the library.

This photo taken with Retro Camera ~ The Bärbl

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Beyond Layers {Instagram-ish week}

Something blue - Instagram - X-pro II filter

I love these blue planter boxes.  Dave built them for me about five or six years ago. 

I love planting something that will climb up and fill-in the trellis section of the box.    
This year we planted yellow Black Eyed Susan vines along with orangy-red impatients.

Texture Tuesday - The Outside Edition

This little guy is one of a pair of squirrels living in our back yard. 

Here he is peeking at me while I sit outside enjoying the summer day.


I used one layer each of Kim Klassen's Sienna and Red

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday - Something Pretty

Instagram-ish at Beyond Layers this week.

Here is a photo with Kim Klassen's Earlybird receipe.

And here is a photo from Instagram using the Earlybird filter. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Beyond Layers - Blur Technique

Yesterday afternoon was bright and sunny.  I love how this young grapevine is growing up and over the top of the fence.

I used one layer of Kim Klassen’s Pumpkin Grunge texture

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Beyond Layers

Finding fences - our garden fence

Used two layers of Kim Klassen's history texture

Friday, July 13, 2012

Instagram Photos

A collection of Instagram photos - a walk in the garden


Learning to create dream-like photo's in Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers class.

Spotted this abandoned bird's nest while trimming bushes - so funny to see that the she used a piece of white curling ribbon to decorate the top of her nest.  So stylish!

I love that these leaves start out bright green and then turn into a dark purpley hue.

I used one layer of each Yesterday and Thursday (from Kim Klassen) on both photos.