Purpose is the place where your deep passion meets the world's needs.

----- Frederick Buechner

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Photo Editing Miracles

Everyone on Etsy is constantly trying to make their photos better.  It is drilled into our heads in everything we read.  This week, I found a new application for Etsy called http://www.fotofuze.com/. It is really easy to use and the results are amazing.  It especially worked great on my jewelry photos.  I haven't tried it on a lot of my knits yet, but didn't have as good of luck on the ones I tried as I did on the jewelry.  I'm thinking maybe they are too textural or something. 

Take a look at a few before and after photos I've edited
Before Editing
After Editing with FotoFuze


Before Editing

After Editing with FotoFuze

I still have a lot of work to do and practicing with editing to see how to best use FotoFuze.  But I think it will be a fabulous tool in making my photos better.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year, New Friends, New Beginnings

I am excited at the start of this new year.  Etsy is such a warm and friendly place to be.  The friends and connections I have made - people I will likely never meet in person, yet I consider them my friends.  I care about them, I wish them success in their individual efforts and I know that they do the same for me.

I especially have to mention all the great people at the Promotional Frenzy Thread.  This is the most generous and caring group I have come across yet on Etsy.  The whole goal of this group is to promote OTHER PEOPLE's shops!  We are all there to cheer each other on, and to celebrate their successes.  The leaders of this group are full of information on how we can each make our shops better and more visible to the world.  I have learned so much from this frenzy thread.

I want to wish everyone A happy and very successful 2011!

From CharmedDesign1012 - 

Charmed is one of those great people who help me out when I can't seem to figure something out!  She has beautiful original jewelry that are all works of art!