Thursday, December 29, 2011

December in San Francisco

You can come again and again and still see the same places (and of course, new ones too) in different light and mood.
Could you get enough of it?

Other photos HERE.








Thanksgiving in Mexico

Don't ask me why I'm posting photos from Thanksgiving at the end of the year!

Leisurely 10 days in Punta Mita, about 20 mins north of Puerto Vallarta. Nothing to do. Just the ocean and sun.

Photos HERE.












Monday, December 19, 2011

Hollywood

I promised some presets (yes, there is more to come!), didn't I?

Here are two versions of "Hollywood". It was designed to give washed-out, vintage look of buildings of the early movie-making town, - hence the name.
It will look best on darker photos and it is not very suitable for portraits.

Hope you'll enjoy it and let me know how you used it!
original

Hollywood


Santa Barbara trip 3

I really don't understand how did that happen - my girl celebrated her 20th birthday!

The time spent there feels so relaxing and very "Southern California". Unseasonably warm weather surprised me - I was baking in my fall outfits.
And as always, the drive along the coast on Hwy 1 is worth the time.

Photos HERE.


Sand Dunes Preserve, Monterey



Elephant seal, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon


Our Lady Of Sorrows Church, Santa Barbara
My preset Hollywood - contrast
(coming soon)


Studio Romy LR preset Vintage Garden (tweaked)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Diamond Ice

Hear the jingle bells yet or snow crunching under your feet?

Full of rich textures, sparkles and beautiful snowflakes - Diamond Ice by Heather T.
(releasing at Mscraps).


Cold (bellow got GSO at Gallery Standouts!)
the words are lyrics from Tori Amos' song Winter.
Snow can wait I forgot my mittens 
Wipe my nose Get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart
When I think of winter 
I put my hand in my father's glove
I run off Where the drifts get deeper
Sleeping beauty trips me with a frown...





Guess what I sneaked in the second layout: an overlay from WaterMonths, also by Heather.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sea Ranch

The area of this coastal region is really interesting. Due to very strict, environmentally conscious building code, the houses appear inconspicuous, as if blending into the surroundings - which is the intention after all. The style is not something appealing to me but the fact, that the houses fit in so well, is.

The walk along the ragged shore is nothing short of spectacular. Galleries in local town Gualala boast stunning photographs from locate artists - old barns, fences or mysterious forest. Truly a feast for the eyes!

Four days were not enough for me to take pictures I wanted.

More Photos HERE.

processed with my LR preset Vintage Garden, available under "Freebies"




processed with my LR preset Old Barn, available soon



Friday, December 2, 2011

PhotoFull

Looking for an easy way to neatly arrange photos on your pages? Heather T. has a set of templates that you might like!







In early November, we traveled to Santa Barbara to celebrate our daughter's 20 (!!) birthday. The time spent there feels relaxing and very "Southern California". Unseasonably warm weather surprised me - I was baking in my fall outfits.

And because it was a special time for my girl, here is a special gift

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday sales at Mscraps

Don't miss those deals from our generous designers!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Home And Hearth

is a new kit by Heather T. at Mscraps. Here, I'm sharing two pages I made with this homey and warm kit.




posted at my Mscraps gallery and elsewhere


There is also an add-on mini-kit available exclusively on Mscraps Facebook page.

Awkward Moments

Tinamarie released a new kit - Awkward Moments - at Mscraps. I made a page with the kit and I'm sharing the design as a template here. In the zip file,  you'll find PSD, TIFF and PNG formats for use in different programs. Enjoy!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Freebie time!!

I hope you came here from the Facebook page of talented PaulineM!
If not, you need to know that we are having fabulous Facebook/blog hop which you can't miss!!

The whole team created this huge free kit - For The Love Of Scrapbooking and I made a quick page for you, using elements of this kit.



Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lookie, lookie - Heather's two kits at Mscraps!

Heather is bringing two kits, previously introduced at PickleberryPop, home!
First one is Little Bits


and my pages:




and then there is Just Because:




Wednesday, November 2, 2011

iDSD's coming!

The International Digital Scrapbooking Day is almost here. Mscraps is known as the place to be, the sales have already begun!

Don't forget to check back here in two days because we'll officially kick off with amazing Facebook/blog hop Nov 4 that will come to my blog too!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Trip to Bodega Bay

The sole purpose of the trip was to put some miles on my husband's new Ducati bike before its scheduled service, model name: Diavel. Very comforting, right? For the peace of mind (meaning that I'm jealous of his new love and wouldn't let him go by himself!), I decided to follow my jet-lagged dear one in the car.

The first stop was one of our favorite Napa wineries (name Sattui), for lunch and some nice Cabernet Sauvignon. Responsibly, we persuaded a couple of young ladies from Canada to share a half of our bottle with us to ease our alcoholic load for the rest of the journey.

We arrived to Bodega Bay just in time to admire the sunset on the coast which, this time of the year, is more than enjoyable. The next day, my rider outbraved thick coastal fog and we drove back to the wine country for more tasting and then home.

Photos HERE.

my husband's new love


morning in the marina

leaving the fog behind




Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dress-Up

For little girls especially: kit Dress-Up by Heather T., released yesterday at Mscraps.



my pages:
also used Alpha Buttons, Heather T.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

And there is more...

By Joyce Paul - Lottery Ticket:




and a page made for the October Recipe Challenge at Mscraps:
You And Me by Deca Designs
Fresh Mint - FB freebie for Mscraps by iScrap




Some new products

Well, kinda new. I'm trying to catch up on posting - there is some great stuff by Heather T. and other designers at Mscraps.
I still have to pack, tomorrow, I'm fling back to California, away from the rainy, gloomy weather here in Prague. Maybe it only seems rainy because I'm leaving?

Colors Of Sweet - from Heather: