Sunday, August 30, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday....It's all Their Fault

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and Laurie at Bargain Hunting (and chatting) with Laurie, I've been playing with my pictures! These two ladies were kind enough to share their expertise and knowledge to "play" around with our pictures on Photobucket and Photoscape. Now my "to do" list has nothing crossed off, my laundry needs to be put away, and we're having takeout for dinner...and it's all their fault! I still have a long way to go, but this editing pictures is fun! I'd like to show you some metamorphoses (that word in the plural is a pain!)....uh, changes with the magic of the edit button!


Becomes this

  1. I love the aged sepia tones!

  2. This

Now becomes

The fresco option makes my tablescape a painting.

Hannah the hound dog

Now speaks!

And finally, my favorite--Jessie

Goes Warhol!

Isn't this fun? Now, on to a Party Invitation!

Deck the Halls
On Tuesdays December 1-January 5

Starting on Tuesday, December 1, I am going to be hosting a Deck the Halls blog party. Each Tuesday you are invited to share your holiday decorations, those you have visited or those that inspire you. I don't need to give you bloggers examples--you are a creative bunch!! I will post Mr. Linky each Tuesday December 1-January 5. If you think you might be interested in joining in the party, I'd love to hear in your comments. I think it will be lots of fun. I'll keep reminding you so share the word!

Thanks always to our lovely hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Click on her button and visit her and a long list of contributors as she begins another year !


  1. Hi Susan,

    I have enjoyed looking at the photos that you have changed with Photoshop. I must learn how to use it, have it but my kids do what I ask them to do, as I have not tried to do it myself.
    Love the Warhol look for Jessie, that is sweet.

    Enjoy your week

  2. How clever this is ... I will have to have my friend teach me how to do this. Clever! TTFN~ Marydon

  3. Very nice!
    I am having trouble with Photobucket..The bulk uploader wont work for me, and I am doing them one at a time..PAIN!

    Sure I'll play in December..remind me! :)

  4. Great job on your photo transformations! I need to take the time to learn some of them.

  5. There are so many fun transformations you can make to pictures! Love the Warhol one!


  6. Looks to me that Andy Worhal might be pretty proud of you!

    Stop by my blog if you have a minute... I would love to see you.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  7. Wonderful job on your photo changes, somthing I need to get better at. A Deck The Halls party sounds great.Thanks for visiting.

  8. I love playing with Photo Shop too! I've made a Warhol poster (Staples will print them) of my son's dog for a Christmas present. Deck The Halls - will be lots of fun, great idea.

  9. Hi Susan! How fun! My favorite is Jessie as Warhol art, too! Happy week!...Debbie

  10. I love the fresco paint job-very fun.
    I hope you will come by for a visit.
    Its So Very Cheri

  11. Great photos! I have played around with Photobucket editing a little. Really should take more time and experiment with it. Know what you mean about the "to do" list - I just keep adding on. Count me in for the "Deck the Halls" event, maybe it will motivate me to decorate more this year. :-) Loving this weather.

  12. I just signed up for Photobucket myself and am still learning how to use it. Love your examples! :-)

  13. I'm looking forward to your Deck the Halls party. Everyone is so creative, I'm sure I'll get a lot of great ideas.

  14. These are great! My favorite is Hannah the Hound Dog. She would make a great greeting card cover.

    I'd love to join you for the Deck the Halls party. Will you be sending out reminders?


  15. FUN!
    I have enjoyed what you have shared for met monday.
    Glad I stopped by,

  16. It really is fun to play with the editing and camera options. Love the Warhol inspired picture. I will be putting your Tuesday holiday decorating parties on my calendar.

  17. Hi Susan,
    thank you for the sweet comment left on my blog. Editing picture is fun, my grandson loves for me to make coloring pictures of everybody, especially him!

  18. Love all your transformations. I love changing my photos to Sepia it's a look I love L)

  19. I love the photos! Especially the one in the middle! Love it.

  20. oh, i could spend all day playing with photos and photo effects! Great job on your transformations.

  21. Susan, how fun! I enjoyed seeing what you did with the various photos. I haven't tried any of this yet. It's on my to do list. I want to learn how to make photo mosaics.
    Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciated your comment. I hope you find time to stitch again. Now that I'm blogging I seem to spend more time doing this. But I've got my needlepoint close at hand and working on a piece I'm really motivated to get finished! It was the piece shown in my rooster party that a good friend painted just for me. How can I not get this one finished to enjoy! Thanks again for the visit. Hope to see you again. Sarah @ Hyacinths

  22. I will have to give this a try. It can become a whole new art form for us.

  23. Thanks for stopping in to say hello earlier today! I love all of your fabulous photo transformations. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week ahead!

  24. Oh No Susan! I posted a disclaimer with my mosaic tutorial! It is addictive! Your photos look so great!I love the fresco tablescape, and your doggies are so cute (talking and Wharolized)! You sure are thinking ahead. I love to decorate for Christmas, so I'll definitely be joining your Christmas parties. Thanks for the mention (even if it was negative!). laurie

  25. Wow neato! Love the Warhol of Jessie!! Very nifty, very nifty indeed!!

  26. Oh Susan! Your daughter is so beautiful! I am so impressed with your blogging talents! I love what you did with your pics! and starting a Mr. Linky!!!!! I bow to your blogging prowess! You go girl!! God Bless! Lauralu :)

  27. Great idea for a blog party. I've already had a request to show my French country tree, so I can't wait.

    BTW, you're right about tailgating at Ole Miss. Y'all take tailgating to a fine art.

  28. You take gorgeous photographs. Have fun with them!

  29. Gret job on your photos - I love messing around with all the different things you can do.
    Your blog party sounds like fun..will mark it on my calendar!

  30. These are such fun. I loved Hannah and Jessie.. just too cute for words. Murphy loves to pose for pictures, Miss Scooter on the other hand is a bit camera blog party sounds like fun.. I'll try my best to participate. Around here one never knows what the day is going to bring.. hugs ~lynne~

  31. I had always wondered how to get pictures to look like a painting, and I've been wanting to try Photoshop out ever since Susan's post. You did a great job changing your pics up.

  32. Tried sending you an email, but it bounced. I had a quick question.

    Do you have a link to the posts that Susan and Laurie made about using these two software tools?

  33. Thanks. I did use the email address in your profile. Not sure why it didn't work.

  34. Wow....I love your changes....I have Photoshop, but can't figure out that where you got the Fresco gizmo? I LOVE that picture.

    Happy weekend....


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