EEEEK! I wasn't paying close enough attention and forgot to re-up my domain with GoDaddy. Before I noticed it, it was already bought up (we think by domain speculators). Unfortunately, that means the domain needed to be changed. So, .com has become .org. Please help spread the word: Beyond the Whiskers blog can now be found on www.beyondthewhiskers.org. Thanks for your help! ~ Kris ...on to the WW...
Look what I found while doing some Spring Cleaning! My niece was so little!
My husband and I host Easter dinner every year. After the morning activities have slowed down, family members (my mom, my dad, my sister, my brother-in-law, my niece, and my uncle) all begin to show up at the house.
It is a fun holiday to host.
The afternoon starts out with lots of color ...
Center Piece won during the Egg hunt.
Skinny vase filled with yummy candy!
and hidden treats.
Monkey has made it through two Easters now.
Then the egg hunts begin...
Oh boy! An Egg Hunt!
She found eggs for everyone. Good thing she didn't mind when they kept her uncovered treasures.
And of course...there is plenty of family together time...
Little one sharing a ring pop she found in one of her eggs.
Note, this last pictures cracks me up...as it is the result of my niece learning the word "cheese". She loves when everyone repeats the word after her. I'm already preparing myself for a long future of cheese face photos.
The last Wordless Wednesday featured Maxwell the Adorable, so this week I give you Nitters the Paranoid, my sister's usually sweet and always high strung tabby cat. Constantly on the lookout, he will be the first to spot any trouble...or movement...or tv channel being changed....
He is quite the handsome boy. Now, if only she could get him to relax a little. At my house we have cat aromatherapy plug ins...but their house is a bit too big for that to be effective. Maybe you can help. Those of you with pets...what do you do to help your furry/scaly/feathery friends relax?
Still working on those photos mentioned last week. Because of this, I give you a couple more teaser pictures from a recent visit with lovely Julianna and family:
This is my first attempt at layering an image in hopes of decreasing blanket/background wrinkles. Here's what I did in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (yes, I know should really upgrade)...
1. Create a duplicate of the original photo.
2. Select the duplicate photo.
3. Add a layer to adjust the levels of the duplicate.
3. Decrease the light by moving the black slider over to the right until the blanket becomes blackness.
4. Select the original photo.
5. Drag the duplicate onto the original to create a layer with the duplicate photo.
6. Select the now duplicate layer
7. Add a layer mask - reveal all
8. Select the brush tool - Mode exclusion
9. Brush over the parts of the photo I want to look as they did in the original (the baby's face, arms, blanket).
I know there must be an easier way to do this...so if anyone has any tips or suggestions, please add them to the comments below. Feedback is much appreciated.
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