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Sarah Youde (aka monroegirl)
Plymouth, UK.

I love to scrap and I love to stitch. I also love reading, eating and the odd glass of red wine! I only wish I had more time to do all the things I love. Most of my time is taken up looking after a couple of other things I love and they are my two gorgeous children Ben and Charlotte. They ARE gorgeous, I am not biased, I have been blessed with beautiful children which is a good thing because I have such wonderful subjects for my scrapbooking addiction.

I am married to Mark and we will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary in July - we are just as happy now as when we first met. He would rather I didn't spend any money on scrapbooking or cross stitch stash but if I didn't do that I would be perfect and surely that would be really boring! Anyway, this blog is a sort of diary / gallery and I enjoy updating my blog for myself and my family but any visitors are welcome :o)

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Happy Easter

We are having a very nice Easter. The kids received an obscene amount of chocolate from family and friends which will probably last until Christmas (they were still eating their eggs in October last year!).

We have been to my brother's this afternoon for a lovely barbecue. He has the same camera as me but has a new lens so I have taken some good photographs with that this afternoon. It has a much better zoom than mine which meant that I could get pictures of the kids without them actually realizing I was taking them - this is a great advantage as Charlotte hates having her picture taken and Ben always stops what he is doing, looks at the camera and poses exactly the same way for every picture he has taken!

Anyway, I haven't put the photographs on the computer yet because I got a little bit waylaid and started playing with pictures in photoshop cutting out backgrounds, enhancing eyes and generally messing with the look of the pictures. I have loved messing around with graphics for years. I used to use Photoshop when I worked but only really used Paint Shop Pro at home. PSP is brilliant and I absolutely love it but now that I have my iMac I can't use PSP (it's only available for the PC) so I am getting to grips with Photoshop again - it's great!

Here is what I tinkered with.....

Ben - Removed Lounge Background amongst other things - still need to sort out that bit of red eye!

Aetherised the image to give it that Acid / Urban feel - I love this - Also enhanced the eyes. You can see the original of this image in the post Busy, Busy, Busy below

♥ Sarah blogged at 23:25


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