Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Hi everyone,

I'm participating in Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday link-up again today. If you'd like to visit her blog, click her. She takes beautiful photos and has some of the most amazing photo textures, too.

Here is the original photo that I took last Sunday:

There is a really sweet story to this photo.  An older couple in our church got married at the beginning of June.  They are both in their 80s.  They were both married to their respective spouses for well over 50 years. They both became widows.  They met at a weekly dinner/Bible study at my church.  They eventually found love again in each other. It was really sweet to see.  We surprised them with a post-wedding reception after church.  The wife was totally surprised. The husband knew about it all along. He can keep a good secret.

It was such a sweet, precious time. Everyone was clapping and cheering for this couple. I think the best love stories are the ones that are written by God - the Author of Ultimate Love.

Okay, so what did I do with that flower photo? See below:

Voila, here it is.  I used TWO of Kim Klassen's beautiful photo textures. I used Photoshop to edit and texturize my photograph today.  First I used two layers of "Reverie" texture. The first layer in soft light at 60% opacity. The second layer in hard light at 30% opacity.

Then I added a THIRD layer of "waterstained frame" at "I totally forget" opacity...just dark enough to see the waterstained frame around the edges of the photograph.

All the textures were free downloads from Kim Klassen's website. Thank you, Kim :) :) :)

That is the news from the ocean shores of California today. Extra special love and hugs to your day today, Heather


Susan said...

Just beautiful Heather!!

Heather said...

What a lovely collection, and I do so love a collection of jars as vases.

Linda Stubbs said...

Very pretty, I am pinning this info for Tressa. I think she will like!

Hope you are having a sweet day!!!!!!! It is so so hot here.
Hugs, me

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Hi Heather! Your photography is really fun to see! Did you take the picture of the red building in your header? Really lovely pics!

I wanted to let you know that I found several of your comments on my blog in the spam file this evening! I'm so sorry I didn't realize they were in there. I always love hearing from you! In the future I'll be more carefully to check that section on my dashboard.

Katrin said...

love it!

Morgan said...

That is the sweetest story!! Very excited to have found a few new downloads for photoshop too - thanks for posting!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

@Susan - thank you ;) :) :)

@Heather - I love jars as vases, too, especially glass milk bottles and Mason jars.

@Linda - Oh, Tressa would definitely like Kim Klassen's site. It's fun and her textures can really add some serious sparkle to photos, too :)

@Amy/Homestead Revival - Oh, I'm glad you found my comments. That happened to another blogger friend, where all my comments were landing in her spam file. I'm not sure why....but the problem has been corrected.

Yes, I took that photo of the red cannery bulding in my header. In fact, all of the photos that I post on my blog are mine, unless otherwise noted :) :)

@Katrin - thank you :) :) :)

@Morgan - Thanks. Yes, it's a great love story..oh, and the photo textures on Kim Klassen's site are wonderful, too ;) :)

Thanks for visiting me everyone. please, come back soon :) :) Love and hugs, Heather ;)

Lil'Suburban Homestead said...

I love to play with photo editing software Heather I mean the sky is the limit! Thanks for sharing your work isn't it fun???? Thanks for sharing the resources too. I always look forward to hearing from you!

Jami Leigh said...

Love the flowers! So beautiful!

Annesphamily said...

I love a good love story! The photos are gorgeous too!