How to create a fun themed photo booth for the holidays!

Are you having family over for the holidays?  What fun it would be to have a family themed photo shoot?  These have quickly become a huge trend and are now used in weddings, parties and conferences.  It is really simple to make.  You can create a very elaborate one or keep it basic.  Here are… Read More »

The Ever-So-Sweet Christmas Candi!

This was one of my first professional themed photo shoots. I had been doing product photography for Originality for about eight years prior to creating this whimsical Christmas shoot. With Originality, everything consisted of white backgrounds and quite a bit of masking in Adobe Illustrator. For me, this shoot was very different. I wanted to… Read More »

Big Game Day – free printables!

“Big Game Day” was a Persona fav! One of my roles with Persona was creating and doing the themed photo shoots. Pam has a wonderful business mind and was always a forward thinker. She said we needed to come up with something for the “Big Game”.  When I created the graphics for this project, I… Read More »

A Persona Birthday Party ~ {free birthday queen printables}!

  I strive to make my sets look completely different from one another. Sometimes I would be photographing three different themed shoots in one week’s time. Birthday Betty was our first Persona Pail, I took many photographs of her and made her environment fun and exciting. For this themed shoot, I used what I like… Read More »

Get Your Witch On! [free halloween printables]

“Get Your Witch On” was a shoot that Pam coordinated. She created the graphics and sent me the props. This is still one of our most popular posts to this day. Too bad “The Vine” did not exist then because the witch’s hat wiggles and shakes and it would have made for a very cute… Read More »

Free Holiday Sticker Pack with Every Order!

This holiday post was intended to feature the versatility of our new holiday stickers at the time. Many people asked us where we purchased the stickers. Pam and I created each of these loveable faces in addition to all of the other Persona faces. They were a mix and match of holiday facial components (eyes,… Read More »

The Sandwich Cake {Guest Blogger}

For the second PSMIYO Sundry Soiree Challenge with an Easter theme of eggs, baskets, cupcake liners and flowers; I created a sandwich cake with a flower motif design on top. Pamela Smerker asked if I would be willing to share the recipe and post a tutorial on her blog, PSMIYO. From the time that this… Read More »

RETROween {Styled Shoot}

Oh what fun!  I love retro and vintage things and reflecting on my childhood as inspiration is always a good thing!  Melissa Chambers of Truly Chic Inspirations shares  my passion about retro and vintage items, so we teamed up together to create what I called “Retroween”.  It has a 1960’s vibe using Catwoman and Batgirl… Read More »

Black and White Celebration

I love working with my fellow creative bloggers (PSMIYO, Truly Chic Inspirations and the Flair Exchange) and I am delighted to have worked with these ladies over the years!  So when D&P Celebrations (Pam Smerker and Dawn Rumin also of PSMIYO) asked me if I would be interested in putting some creative ideas together to… Read More »