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Goodbye May….Hello June! {freebies, workshops & more}

Well, can you believe May is over and we are into June?!

I’m still keeping up with my 365 project!

I thought I’d share my May 2010 mosaic.

(You can click the picture for the links to each picture if you’d like to see more details.)
May 2010 365 Mosaic

My 365 project is really helping my photography skills, but now I’m REALLY excited about what I’m learning in Amanda’s PhotoShop Elements online workshops!!

Up until a few days ago, I have been doing all of my editing with Picnik.com. While Picnik is a GREAT place to edit (it’s FREE, but I pay for premium and it’s WELL worth it!) – but for portraits and other more important pictures……PhotoShop is the place to edit.

I’ve had PSE for several years, and had only used it a handful of times, because I didn’t know how to really use it……..

Amanda is fantastic at editing with PSE and I told you all about her workshops here.
I have since taken two of her workshops and I am SOOOOO excited about what I have learned! I have spent most of the last week working on newborn pictures I shot last week.(hopefully I can share them with you soon)

Amanda’s has a new site for everything you need to use PhotoShop Elements

I just can’t say enough about everything she is doing! Her workshops are fantastic, and when you sign up for one she also gives you video tutorials of most everything she goes over in the workshop, as well as handouts to print…….each workshop includes a little surprise freebie at the end as well!!

She has also set up a Facebook Fan page where you can ask/discuss questions, techniques, show off what you’ve learned and more!
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As I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE to have the current months calendar right on my computer desktop.

Two fabulous bloggers have each made a June desktop wallpaper for you to download for FREE!

Click the picture to the one you would like to download

Julie of Leelou Blogs captures June 2010 in these great colors!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PPyHYyCJ7VA/TAU_k0J1KuI/AAAAAAAAG9Q/fAByeM5_e60/s400/Large+Leelou+Blogs+free+computer+desktop+calendar+copy.jpg

Sail into summer with Whitney Caroline’s June desktop wallpaper!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_InGQRNJzjno/TAVMZSV_IYI/AAAAAAAAB9k/t08VGH9EN2M/s400/June+2010+1024x768.gif

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Last but certainly not least I’d like to thank the top referring sites to TidyMom for the month of May. You ladies ROCK! I don’t know what I’d do with out each one of you!

1.Bake at 350
2. How Does She
3. A Soft Place to Land
4. Hoosier Homemade
5. University of Cookie
6. 320 Sycamore
7. Living Locurto
8. i am mommy
9. Blue Cricket Desings
10. Tatetots and Jello
11. Just Something I Made

***Don’t forget I’m Lovin’ It Friday goes up tomorrow evening

……there will be a giveaway this week!
{squeel!}

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

18 Responses to “Goodbye May….Hello June! {freebies, workshops & more}”

  1. Paula posted on June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm (#
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    Love the months with 31 days in them. Like we get a bonus picture. Another wonderful photographic month for you and thanks to you for us! Love #26, black and white photo of the new family. Hope you post more of your baby photo shoot.

  2. Paula posted on June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm (#
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    Love the months with 31 days in them. Like we get a bonus picture. Another wonderful photographic month for you and thanks to you for us! Love #26, black and white photo of the new family. Hope you post more of your baby photo shoot.

  3. Amanda posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm (#
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    You are TOO good to me!!

    After seeing your desktop, I've decided to do the same thing. Thanks for the link. Hopefully having the calendar in my face more will help me stay on top of things better. LOL

  4. Amanda posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm (#
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    You are TOO good to me!!

    After seeing your desktop, I've decided to do the same thing. Thanks for the link. Hopefully having the calendar in my face more will help me stay on top of things better. LOL

  5. Kelly E posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm (#
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    Giveaway huh??? I better start loving something enough to blog about in the next 24 hours! :)

  6. Kelly E posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm (#
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    Giveaway huh??? I better start loving something enough to blog about in the next 24 hours! :)

  7. HoosierHomemade posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm (#
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    I just love seeing your mosiacs for the month! Very cool!
    WooHoo! So happy to be a top referrer!
    ~Liz

  8. HoosierHomemade posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm (#
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    I just love seeing your mosiacs for the month! Very cool!
    WooHoo! So happy to be a top referrer!
    ~Liz

  9. Maranda posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm (#
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    Your mosaic looks great! I will have to check out those tutorials when and if I can ever afford photoshop. I would like to take better pictures as well.

    PS. I found you through Bakeat350 and i am mommy. Your site is great! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Maranda posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm (#
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    Your mosaic looks great! I will have to check out those tutorials when and if I can ever afford photoshop. I would like to take better pictures as well.

    PS. I found you through Bakeat350 and i am mommy. Your site is great! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Jenny posted on June 2, 2010 at 9:50 pm (#
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    I so wish I had the patience to learn Photoshop.

  12. Jenny posted on June 2, 2010 at 9:50 pm (#
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    I so wish I had the patience to learn Photoshop.

  13. Kristin posted on June 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm (#
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    Love the mosiac, I think it might be time to learn a new talent.

  14. Kristin posted on June 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm (#
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    Love the mosiac, I think it might be time to learn a new talent.

  15. Object of Maya*ffection posted on June 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm (#
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    It's so GREAT that you have kept up with the 365! I tried really hard but I am sure there are more holes than actual photos! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Object of Maya*ffection posted on June 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm (#
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    It's so GREAT that you have kept up with the 365! I tried really hard but I am sure there are more holes than actual photos! Thanks for sharing!

  17. bridget {bake at 350} posted on June 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm (#
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    *mwah* We love you, too! :) A giveaway?!? Exciting!!!

  18. bridget {bake at 350} posted on June 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm (#
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    *mwah* We love you, too! :) A giveaway?!? Exciting!!!

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