Sunshine on my window winner!!!!

I apologize for the late posting of my Sunshine on My Window kit and winner.
So without further ado...
The winner is...
Comment #1

Please email me at lillylanemarketplace(at)hotmail.com to receive the kit.

Here it is finally!


Since I was late getting this to you and the sale is already off, I have a coupon just for this kit.  Now you can get 30% off just for this week.
Use Code:



Sneak Peek and Giveaway

Would you like to win this?
Just leave a comment and I will choose the winner on Friday.



DST August Blog Train!!!!

Hello and welcome to my first DST Blog train!!! I am so excited to be a part of this huge group of amazing designers!
I would love to have a lot to say here but I think I will avoid torturing you and just give you my gift. :)

You should have come from Color With Caryn
and your next stop is Scrap with AW Design

If you have gotten lost please head to the
Blog Train Blog
for the full list of participating blogs.

Have a fabulous trip on this train!



A Week in the Life...Monday

This year I decided to hop on the Week in the Life train. It seems to be a pretty popular and fun thing to do. Plus it gives me something else to do besides all the other things I need to do. lol  For those of you who have absolutely no clue as to what I could possibly be talking about, AWITL is a really fun project where you chronicle your every day life for a week using photos, journaling and maybe even a few scrap supplies.  It is all about recording the every day moments.  Visit Alie Edwards blog for more info and to sign up.
 Here is my first day.

10:00-11:00 am
Time for a little My Little Pony, Transformers and Wii games for the kids.
Mommy took the quiet time to take a shower and get dressed
Kale is a great little babysitter.  He sat and watched Kaitlyn while I was in my room.
Kiara colored at the table.
Monday July 25, 2011

Monday July 25, 2011

Lunch time
Kale had Pasta with butter and Kiara had Beanie Weanies
Kaitlyn fell sleep on the floor in the living room with her milk.  So cute.

Monday July 25, 2011

1:00 - 3:00
Blissful quiet.
All of them asleep at one time.
Mommy is resting, too.

Precious peace is interrupted by Kale running in my room to tell me that Kiara had colored all over her carpet with a marker.
I thought for sure it was the Sharpie I left on the counter.
Thank goodness it was a washable marker and came right out.
Really wish I had gotten a picture but all I could think of was getting the marker out of the carpet while it was fresh.  I am sure there will be plenty more naughty things to take pictures of over the next few days.  They always find something to get into.  :)

The floor is clean, mommy is calm and Kiara has been properly scolded for her behavior.  Order has been restored once again.

Making Chili Lime Tilapia and fries for dinner.

Daddy heads off to softball and the kids and I get packed up to go to the little playground at Kale's old kindergarten.

Make it to the park.  It is still 100+ outside so we don't stay long.
I did get a few pictures of them at play.

Monday July 25, 2011

Monday July 25, 2011

Monday July 25, 2011

Monday July 25, 2011

Monday July 25, 2011
Kaitlyn's first time in a real swing.  She had a very fun time. 
Monday July 25, 2011

7:30- 8:00
Got ready to shower but the hot water heater was off.

Still no hot water.  The water heater turned off again.
Guess they will have to shower tomorrow.

That is pretty much it for Monday.
We don't lead the most exciting life but it is the life we have to live so we make the most of it.  Every day is a gem to be discovered be each of us and it is the discovery of the day that makes life so exciting.  I am so glad to be making this WITL journey so I can stop and appreciate the joy in each day I live here with my babies.



Recipe time!!!

I have this picture of my youngest baby.
It is just a little snapshot of my baby growing up. Not too special but something I wanted to share with family and not be embarrased about.
There was a annoying basketball hoop on the left side so I cropped it out. Here is the original after the crop.

I have some blown highlights and the white balance is a bit off so I took care of that first.

Then I used a Levels layer with the grey dropper and adjusted white balance. (I forgot my WB cap and had to use auto. DOH)
Flatten the image then duplicated the background and set to Luminosity at 40%
Open up Shadows/Highlights and adjust the settings to:
Amount: 75%
Tonal Width 51%
Radius 30px

Amount 89%
Tonal Width 60%
Radius 85

Color Correct +6
Midtone Contrast +4

Opened up a curves layer and set my output to 235
Reverse (fill the mask layer with black)
Use a soft brush to reduce the blown highlights a bit more.
Right now it looks a little dull and a tiny bit grey to me so I flattened it and ran Clowning and Painted lady from the Carnival set (unavailable but coming back soon) over it.
Here is what it looks like before adding my favorite two actions.


For this image I ran Clowning (Carnival set) first.
The saturation was a bit much for this photo so I reduced it to 0%
I also adjusted the density of the filter layer to 45
Reduced the color fill to 55%
Reduced the opacity of the entire action to 55%
Merged the group
I selected the "background" layer and ran Painted Lady (carnival set)
I then moved the Painted Lady group to the top of my layers and reduce the opacity to 65%.

Here is the final image:

And the before and after to you can see how it looks. :)


All in all it looks much better to me. Still a little bright on one side of her face but not as bad as the original. I also reduced some of the shadow on the right side so it balances out a bit more. Definitely something I won't be embarrassed to share with my family very soon.



Clickin Moms giveaway!!!

I wish it was me giving it away but alas it is not. My good friend Caryn is though.
Just CLICK HERE to grab your chance at the best photography community I have ever had the chance to be a part of.

Have a beautiful day,


CHOO CHOO!!!!! NSD Blog Train and sales!

Choo Choo!!!! The NSD blog train is rolling though Lilly Lane Station!

First up is the Mscraps train.
(don't miss the 30% off sale on all Mscraps stuff, too)
Here is my part...

Of course here is the whole list in case you get lost.

First Stop: MScraps Forum - http://mscraps.com/forum -Suzie (mum2gnt)

Anita: http://www.designsbyanita.blogspot.com/
Brenda (Lily Lane Market): http://lillylanemarket.blogspot.com/
Carly (queen of hearts): http://rednecktreasures.blogspot.com/
Che: http://che-yang.blogspot.com
Cheryl (gonewiththewind): http://cherylisadomesticgoddess.blogspot.com/
Chris (hutchie):http://hutchyhutchie.blogspot.com/
Christine (listgirl): http://www.listgirl.com/
Deca: http://decadesigns.blogspot.com/
Elisa (EHStudios): http://blog.through-my-eyes.org/
Erica: http://ericazwartdesignz.blogspot.com/
Heather: http://oohlalaartsy.blogspot.com
Helen: http://helens-art.blogspot.com/
Ing: http://i--scrap.blogspot.com/
Jaime (Three Paper Peonies): http://www.threepaperpeonies.com/
Jen (jennyf92): http://jenflaherty.wordpress.com/
Joyce: http://joycepauldesigns.blogspot.com
Mary (Marnel): http://www.marnels.blogspot.com/
Meta: http://www.metawulandaridesign.com/
RuthMelody: http://www.ruthmelody.blogspot.com/
Sabrina: http://sabrina-creations.blogspot.com/
Sasha (Busy Bee): http://busybeetemplates.blogspot.com/
Shirley (WildBlueberryInk): http://wildblueberryink.com/blog/
Sophie (Polly & Rufus):http://pollyandrufus.blogspot.com/
Tanya: http://www.tanyatumbles.com/
Tinci: http://tincisscrap.blogspot.com/
Tracy: http://www.tracyannelittle.com/
Veronica (ve lomba): http://vescrap.blogspot.com/
Yoshiko: http://yoshiko-designs.blogspot.com/

Last Stop: MScraps Blog - http://mscraps.com/blog - Ona

Now, I want to make sure you get the freebies from Polka Dot Plum, too.
Just visit my store to find the downloads.  :)

PDP is also having a 40% off storewide sale for NSD, too.
Grab all the goodies you have on your wish list while they are going for less.
Remember that we are all on different time zones and not everyone has there train post up yet.  Please be patient and keep checking.  :)
Happy NDS everyone!

Have a beautiful day,


Before and After Photo + Recipe

I thought I would show you a before and after of one of my photos using the newest action set Carnival.


I used Fire Eater(FB Freebie) on 50% and
Acrobat(blue channel adjusted, output at 229)


Now you can add a little pizazz to your photos, too!  Go grab the freebie from my FB page and get started today.
Of course I would love to see your edits as well.
Post a link to your photo using my actions and have a chance to win your choice of action set from my shop.
Cannot wait to see what you do.

Have a beautiful day,


40% off + New Action Set

I am having a just because sale. I was in the mood to offer a big discount on my stuff! This includes a brand new set of actions!

Have a beautiful day,


Paislee Press Sneak Peek


Here are my pages with this beautiful kit.


Want to see more?
Visit shaui's blog next.

The last blog will be Liz's lovely blog.

Here is the complete list in case you get lost.

liz - http://www.paisleepress.blogspot.com/

Have a beautiful day,


Easter Baskets Collab with Busy Bee Designs + freebie

Busy Bee and I have done it again!!!  This time we had Easter on our minds.  Each template comes with a little title prompt to help you get started with your Easter scrapping.

Collab Preview

My Freebie
{click the image to download}

Busy Bee Designs Freebie
{click the image to go to her blog} 

Please remember to tell her thank you.  

Have a beautiful day,


free paper pack!!!

I know I am not technically creating kits anymore but I thought it would be fun to join the Studio Spring Fling design contest. Just for fun. The best part is that you get free stuff!
Here is the palette I chose.

Here are the pretty soft spring papers.
CLICK HERE to download.


It is my understanding that we will also be doing elements one week as well. Keep an eye out for those coming soon.
Have a beautiful day,


Photographer's Action Call!!!!


I am looking for a few photogs to help me test my actions. You will also have access to scrapping templates and storyboards although I will ask you to work with the actions first.
My store @ PDP and Mscraps.

If this is something you are interested in please send me an email with this info:

(i.e. photoshop CS+# or PSE)
(my email: lillylanemarketplace@hotmail.com)
Thank you!

Have a beautiful day,

New Beginnings Collab!!!!

I finally have something new!
A collab with Flora of Three Sweet Chicks none the less.
AND each template has a quote to match the New Beginnings theme to help you get started.

 New Day
Each day is a new beginning
to learn more about ourselves
to care more about others,
to laugh more than we did,
to accomplish more than
we thought we could,
and be more than
we were before. 

{Author Unknown}

{image is click-able}

Have a beautiful day,


Polka Dot Blog Train!!!

Are you all ready for a freebie!?! Well, how about a few freebies! Then you have come to the right place. All of the girls on the train have come up with some really beautiful stuff for you.
Here is my part.
(image is clickable)

Have a beautiful day,


New Stuff!!!!

So I am sure you all noticed the new name attached to this After much consideration I have decided to change my design name.  With 3 "businesses" all under different names it is kind of hard to keep up with things like taxes.  So from now on they are all under the name Lilly Lane.  So much easier for me to keep track of.

I have also decided to stop designing kits.  I love them and I really love making papers but I just don't have the time to devote to that right now.  From now on I will be focusing on templates for scrappers/photographers, textures and PS/PSE actions.  I hope you all will enjoy the beautiful things I hope to bring to you this year.

So without further ado...

My actions:
Available in PS and PSE versions now!!
(I have made some pretty significant changes to these before re-selling)

Bakery Bliss and at PDP

Sweet Kiara and at PDP

Candy Kisses and at PDP

Baby Black Sheep and at PDP

the templates

all about love and at PDP

all about hope and at PDP

all about faith and at PDP

THE FULL SET (with freebies) and at PDP
(includes all 3 sets plus the templates on the preview)

The Textures and at PDP
(at 12x12 and 300dpi)

Grab all of these at 40% off!

code: grandfor40

I also have a free storyboard and action over on my new facebook page!

Lilly Lane on Facebook

Follow me to be notified of all the freebies, news and upcoming photo editing tutorials.

have a beautiful day,


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