Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day

I can't believe how fast the summer is flying by! It's Father's day already! I had some fun ideas for Nath this year so thought I'd share them with you. I had this picture ordered as a puzzle from Shutterfly. It turned out really cute!

Then I took the Kids over to Liz Farnsworth. She is my sister's neighbor and also an amazing photographer! You can check her out at She took the following pictures for me of the kids dressed up in their dad's work stuff. They turned out super cute.
This is my oldest son.
This boy #2.
This is boy #3.
This is our little girl.
This our baby, boy #4.
I also asked Liz to take one of all the kids. I had this one printed as an 8x10.

Adding Text to a photo is super easy! Just open your picture, and drag it on to a new background the size that you want. Then click on the T icon in your tool bar, or just hit the T key and it will change the tool to type automatically. Then make sure you have a new layer selected, and place your cursor where you want the type to be. Check at the top of your tool bar to make sure the font and the color of the type is what you want, but don't worry, you can always change all of that afterwards. The type what you want. If it doesn't look right, highlight the text and change whatever you want, color, size, or font and it will change everything that is highlighted. You can also move it around by changing the tool to the move tool. To do that, hit the V key or click on the arrow icon that looks like an arrow pointing at a starburst in your tool bar. You can add drop shadows and bevel and emboss the letters by clicking on the circle-f icon at the bottom of the layers pallet. And you are done! There are all kinds of things you can do with text, but that is the simpified easy version. Next is a page I made for my dad with mine and my sister's kids in the picture.
I used several different techniques on this layout. But that tutorial will have to wait for another day.

I hope you all cherish the Father's and Grandfather's in your life. I certainly am blessed to have wonderful men close to me. Happy Father's Day!


  1. those turned out super cute! What a great gift.

  2. Those are way cute. I should have come out with Kathryn at least to be in the grandfather picture. Nathan's going to love these.
    I love your blog!


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