Some of My Favorite Actions for Autumn Images.

As I mentioned yesterday I have been hit with a lovely stomach virus, but I feel pretty good today. However, my poor husband is home right now feeling ill.  I just hope my boys don't get it.  We aren't going trick-or-treating tonight and plan on having tasty snacks and movie night (The Munsters and Twilight Zone) and we have a pile of cool glow stick thingies to hand out to the kids tonight.  The boys decided they would rather get glow sticks over candy anyway, so I went with that since I don't think any kid needs a bag full of sugar. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are like crack and should not be allowed within 100 yards of my house…

I have had many readers ask me what are my favorite actions to run on fall images, so I decided to grab one of my newest fall photos and run some of my actions on them to show you how many different beautiful effects you can get with a simple click of a button.  Most of my actions are completely adjustable so you can customize them for your own perfect edit.

You can find all of these actions for free on my action page or if you want you can help sponsor my blog and save time and purchase my action/preset download pack.  If you purchase my pack you can get free updates whenever you want up to two years after your purchase, just email me!



Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


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This and That

"Yellow Flowers" processed in LR4 with Pretty Presets "Color Luxe" Clean and Matte Base, then edited in Photoshop with "Tumeric" texture from the Flypaper Pastel Painterly Set.
It has been a crazy week with major ups and downs.  We went to Austin and Fredericksburg for my husband's birthday and had a great time hiking and visiting museums and wineries.  Once I go through my photos I will post a few on my blog.  It was really such a great trip and we visited a few places the boys had never seen before.  The image above was taking at Hamilton Pool outside of Austin.  The fall colors and flowers were gorgeous.

We had a wonderful time on our trip and I was sad we had to come back home so soon.  That evening, around 4:30 am, I woke up horribly ill with a stomach virus (norovirus?) and felt so sick I thought I was going to die.  I spent yesterday crawling from the toilet back to the bed with occasional thoughts of "Oh my gosh, I have Ebola" crossing my illogical sick mind.  We had visited Dallas at the height of the Ebola crisis, but I was pretty sure I just had a normal stomach virus since my both my sisters, their families, and my mom had just gone through the same virus and had survived.

Today I am weak but was able to eat a bit of breakfast.  The kids are happy I feel better, but they did enjoy the hours and hours they spend on Minecraft and watching the Penguins of Madagascar.  I don't like my kids spending too much of their lives on screen time, but when any of us are sick there are no limits.  :-)  What in the world did moms do when they got sick before they had a television to babysit the kids?

I wanted to remind you that Ashe Design's 8x8 soft photo books are on sale for $12.50 for only two more days, so grab a few before it is too late.

I have a new action coming out this week and a few other fun goodies.  I hope to be back to normal by tomorrow so I will feel up to working on the computer.  Right now I am going to go back to bed and feel sorry for myself for a few more hours.  I figure I can milk this sickness until the end of the day.  ;-)

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.


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CoffeeShop "Fall 5" Digital Paper Pack!!!


I had so much fun designing my newest fall-inspired digital paper pack. I used some clipart from Pixabay and Clker to create the tree, leaves, and bird designs.   This pack includes five papers and a layered psd file with the tree, leaves, and birds where you can change the colors to match your own designs.

Like all of my digital papers on this site, this set comes with a free commercial license so use them in your personal or commercial designs, just don't resale "as is".  I hope you have fun playing with these papers!!!

Download the CoffeeShop "Fall 5" Digital Paper Pack! You can also download it here.

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


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CoffeeShop "Fall 4" Digital Paper Pack!


Here is another fall digital paper pack.  My son Duke helped me design this one.  He is itching to start using Photoshop on his own and I need to set aside a few hours to start teaching him.  Like all of my digital paper packs, this one comes with a free commercial license.  I hope you enjoy them!

Download the CoffeeShop "Fall 4" Digital Paper Pack. You can also download it here.

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


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