Thursday

Bougainvillea Over The Pacific

bougainvillea near tom cruise's house

I was driving through Malibu and saw these gorgeous bougainvillea. I had my camera with me so I pulled over and snapped away! They were a dark color, but I saw in them such potential… soft feminine colors… dreamy retro feel… lightly textured.

Processed with Rebecca Lily preset "Dreamy" and Florabella Texture "Tea Stained" (screen) 10%.

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Don’t forget to check out my raffle. There is a button on the top of my left sidebar, or you can check it out when you clickety HERE. Thank you SO much to my friends who have already “chipped in”. Thank you! Thank you! I could hug you all!!

I seriously can’t wait to design the photo album and edit all the pictures for the winner… and help Floyd @ the same time! It’s a win-win in my book!!

Update: I’m almost 1/2 way to my goal. I’m freaking out!!! Yahoo! Go, God!

Here’s another cute sample page (My boys on Halloween 2007):

boo

Encourage one another,

26 comments:

Wanda said...

Oh, I just love finding a new blog that I instantly fall in love with. (Ahem....in a good way, ya know.)I feel like saying " where have you been all this time?".

I found your link on my friend Donna's (Double Happiness) blog comments and popped over.

Wonderful blog. I'll be back for visits often.

Wanda (At Last...)
www.atlastmilanascominhome.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

Good Gravy. You are killing me. I would really (really) appreciate it if you would stink at stuff once in a while! Seriously.


That picture is BEAUTIFUL!! I have not even had time to play with the Florabella at all.

He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful picture and super cute scrapbook page.

Laura said...

Beautiful flowers!! And Malibu?? I am so jealous. I am in WI and it's cold and rainy here! :)

Anita said...

Awesome Flowers!!! You are a busy women. And yes God is so good.

Anita

Leslie said...

ohhhhhh those are amazing!!! you rock!

Jaimee said...

Those a soooo beautiful and you do rock! Keep up your amazing work!!!

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh . That picture of the bougainvillea is fantastic!! WOW you are good!!

Good luck with your raffle... I hope its a HUGE success!

Blessings!
Amanda

Rhonda said...

Truly awesome.... love the pictures :-)

Lynnette Kraft said...

What a beautiful blog! I'm enjoying my visit here this morning. :) I love what you did with the "dreamy" overlay. Very pretty.

It's so nice to meet you.
Have a beautiful day.
Lynnette
Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Hey - thank YOU for stopping by my blog! Yours is pretty awesome too. I'm going to follow along....

Jen said...

Oh, I love your blog. Thanks for stopping by. I love all your scrap-booking. You're amazing.

T~T said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the editing on the flowers

Whimsical Creations said...

I just LOVE that photo of the flowers, just gorgeous!

Ashley said...

You should come play with us on flickr :) you would have fun!!

3 Blessings said...

I just noticed that you have raised more than you goal!!! GOD IS SO GOOD! To HIM BE THE GLORY! I know the young man you are helping will be overjoyed.
Blessings,
Amy

Vanessa said...

Ahh! I LOVE your blog! The header is the best out there :) So glad I found you!

Amanda said...

Excuse me. I just have to ask. DO you live by Tom Cruise??

Really?

Thats so cool. NOt sure why. I dont even like him or anything. But cool. :)

Blessings-
Amanda

Jaime Salas said...

I want to be like you when I grow up!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pix as always! :)

Fresh Mommy said...

So beautiful, and I love that you share how you edited as well!!


:)

~Tabitha

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Darling scrapbook page!

Camille said...

Just found your blog through a friend's - love the lay out, the creative tropical names of the family members, and photography! Oh and the creative scrapbook pages! You much be pretty much amazing!

Jamie H said...

LOVE your flower picture!! I just sent you a blog award! Check out my blog to see it...Love your blog!

Castellanos Family said...

Hey there! Ok, totally random question. I have these florabella textures and I have Photoshop CS3...I cannot figure out how to get the textures to my palette! I know...it is really beyond me right now that I can't use these wonderful textures. Would you mind, please please giving me a little walk through? I have read the directions, open picture, open texture (STOP) where are my textures? I think that is where I am getting stumped. I know where they are, but I cannot get them to drop down, when I open the file, there is nothing there. OK, enough of my lameness! Thanks email:dawniele@orbitelcom.com

Melody said...

Beautiful pics!! We were supposed to go to Malibu today (I've been missing it for a year & a half now!) but my husband wasn't off like we planned. Can't wait to go back!

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