Summer Fun Picnic ~ Photo Faves

I love teaming up with my fellow lady bloggers on creative photo shoots.  It’s always fun to see everything come together too!  Recently I collaborated with Melissa Creates, The Flair Exchange and Sarah Hearts for a Fun Summer Picnic.  You never know what unique things will come from a brainstorming session when you get some… Read More »

Friday faves of the week! Springtime { weekly product photography }

The National Cherry Blossom Festival  is one of our nation’s most beautiful events and it begins this week in DC.  My daughter was born in DC around that time twenty years ago.  Coming home from the hospital with her was like an endless parade of flowers.  It was an absolute glorious sight to see.  I… Read More »

Friday Faves! Mardi Gras flair { weekly product photography }

This is a round up of my favorite product and jewelry photos shot or published this week.  Here’s a close up photograph of You’re the Best!  From the my Lagniappe Printable Collection, it is featured on Today’s Creative Life.  Be sure to stop by there and pick up your free “You’re the Best” printables. Do you want a… Read More »

Fun DIY Valentine Packaging for two!

Are you looking for different ways to package some fun things for your Valentine?  Here’s one idea to package some candy and popcorn for two, using D&P Celebration’s “Love Birds” square graphics created by Dawn Rumin. Here’s what you will need: 2 plastic baskets (JoAnn’s Crafts) 2 red binder clips (Office Maxx) 34” of 1… Read More »

Melissa Creates: Live Simply Entertain Stylishly

Branding and product photography are something I have been doing for many years.  More and more bloggers are branding themselves using everything from their websites and twitter pages to their business cards and promotional giveaways.  This type of personal branding is very similar to marketing that is done by larger corporations and organizations. It is… Read More »

Toilet Paper Flowers Tutorial

Lisa from “Fancy That” was one of the judges from the PSMIYO’s Sundry Soiree Challenge. She asked me if I would be willing to do a tutorial of my toilet paper flowers. I was thrilled. Many people that saw the flowers from a distance thought they were real : ) They make a great backdrop… 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 »

Giveaway and Patriotic Picnic ~ with special event touches!

I really enjoy doing product shots.  So when Carmen from the Flair Exchange invited me to guest blog,  I was thrilled.  I love Carmen’s hand made products.  I have been a fan of hers for years now with the handmade pom poms and now the balloon tassels.  One of my all time favorite photos was… 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 »