Saturday, September 25, 2010

~HAPPY PINK SATURDAY...Pink Creations 4 U~


After being busy with life-stuff for the past several weeks I'm excited about being able to participate again in PINK SATURDAY!  Thank you Beverly over at HOW SWEET THE SOUND for hosting this amazing party week after week!  We appreciate everything you do behind the scenes to make our little get together a success!  Thank you~  Thank you!  Thank you!
(Stop in and tell her hello!)

Let it be said (as if you didn't already know...) I LOVE PINK!  Yes!  Yes!  Yes I do!
All my life I have loved pink!  Oh my gosh!  I just realized...


Who knew????

Today I'm going to show you some of the things I've been working on lately that have been taking up MOST of my time!  I'm living smack-dab in the middle of my PASSION! :)

Are you???

 ~SWEET PINK BUSTIER (Boost-tee-a)~

I've you've followed my Blog for any time (or even if you just peek in once in awhile) then you probably know I own a little on-line website called A Gathering Place.  I spent lots of time over the summer working on romantic cottage pretties for the Shoppe (some to be uploaded this week) as well as fresh new designs for my Altered de Papier line of paper-goods.  Let me tell's been a RIDE! :)

Now...I'm just going to be flat-out honest with you and say right up-front that learning Paint Shop Pro and Photo Shop has just about kicked my Bumm to the the other side of the world and back again.  Wow!!!   What a challenge it's been for me to wrap my brain around the technicality of those Programs!  They've been hard to learn (at least for me)...but NO WAY was I going to give up!!!

So...if you are just starting to learn either of these computer programs please don't be discouraged!  If I can learn them you can learn them!

In addition to creating the Vintage Corset (coming soon) and Dress Form Cards the sweet Pink Santa Cards you see above have just been finished as well.  I hope you will check them out when you have time...there are matching Hang Tags, too!

I just can't get enough of those aging St. Nick graphics!  Yummo!

I've managed to do a little bit of painting and sewing and believe it or not I've even enjoyed a couple of Saturdays out JUNKIN' and SLUMMIN' for exciting treasures and neat old finds!

And...if I could get Blogger to STOP rotating my vertical style pictures to landscape style pictures I would upload them and show them to you! :(  Maybe next week I can figure out WHAT it is I'm suppose to be doing with them that obviously I'm not doing right now!  Argh...

Thanks for peeking in today to see my latest PINK PRODUCTS!  Don't forget to check out all the fabulous PINK SATURDAY PARTICIPANTS as they always have the most amazing things!  You will love it!

Blessings for a lovely Saturday!

Love to you~


Olivia said...

Hello my sweet friend! As always your pinks are sooooo pretty and romantic. Every time I see the pink Santa, I want to get busy decorating my home for Christmas. Yummo is right. Great job learning the programs, I get a bit frustrated too with computer stuff, but when you get it right it can be just soooo delightful! Happy Pink Saturday.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello, Rebecca!!

Yes, it has been a busy summer, hasn't it!!

Lovely things you have been creating as always!

Glad to see you here, it is always a pleasure to visit you!!


Theresa said...

I love pink too Rebecca and you sure have lots of pretties to show! Enjoy your day and take a break, sit a spell and sip some tea! HUGS!

Jacoba said...

Your enthousiasm sparks of my laptop screen! It sounds very inspiring and I must say I very much admire your cards.
Maybe you are encountering a few problems with Blogger because of the changes. In a few days time we cannot you use the old editor anymore for instance. I shall cry, because I will not know how to place my photographs ..... I read more despair on this on other blogs, like some Dutch girl saying - I will throw out my computer out of the window because of Blogger. Well, if you have managed to handle these new programs, you will manage the new Blogger just as well.
I love your word use and your writing, it is maybe the way also that you talk? (= a compliment!)
Happy weekend!

PS Before sending this I copied the text ..... and guess what, I got thrown out of the comment system ..... grrr
One more try! (with the copied text)

CailinMarie said...

Hello Rebecca and Happy Pink Saturday! I love your blog it is so sweet and pretty! Just darling!

Unknown said...

Hello Rebecca! Such lovliness! I love your new line of cards. Gorgeous!

Dolores said...

Rebecca.....Everything you create is so soft, feminine and gorgeous!!! You're amazing to me, with your creativity, energy and your sweet spirit surrounding you in all that you do.

Oklahoma Granny said...

I've had Photo Shop Elements for sometime now and know a few tricks. I have a reference book on the program too but I would very much like to take a class. It's so much easier for me to see an application in action and learn from that.

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Rebecca, Congratulations on being featured this PS. Love all your pink things, gorgeous! Have a wonderful day.

Char said...

Congratulations Rebecca on being featured today. Your post is beautiful as always and I enjoy seeing what you have been up to.
I too had problems with blogger rotating my pictures, but since using Flickr, that has not happened. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Ginger said...

Wow Rebecca, I looooooove your Santa cards. They are so beautiful, you did a wonderful job on them. I went to a class Monday on Photoshop and WOW I didn't know how involved it was. You gifted us all with such lovely pinks today, thank you!!
Hugs friend,

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Rebecca! All of your pinks are so very beautiful. What a talented lady you are!

Susan and Bentley

Alba Linea said...

so many lovely pink treasures! best wishes and a very nice weekend!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Rebecca, congrats on being featured! I just love all of your pinks today, their just gorgeous!!! You do absolutely beautiful work... sorry your having problems with blogger, I just recently had problems with mine, and it's such a pain to deal with, I'm still having a few problems, hope to get them worked out soon. Happy Pink Saturday... Blessings~~~ Daphne

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

rebecca...i have been using PhotoShop since it was, well PhotoShop!!! 1990 I I would be more than happy to help you...i hear the angst in your post and would love to help you work thru it...i have some videos you might find helpful...just drop me an e-mail...

another rebecca

Tete said...

What fun pinks you make! I love graphics, too!
Thanks for stopping by and your kind words.
Have a great weekend! Happy PS!

Unknown said...

Hi Rebecca! I love your cards. You have such a great eye for what looks good on paper!!! :) It's pretty obvious that you are an artist and love what you do!

How are you learning Paint Shop Pro and Photo Shop? Classes? Tutorials? I have done some exploring online and I am really intimidated.... Help?

Have a great Saturday!

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan Rebecca, and was thrilled to see you featured this week! Everything you touch is pure magic, and I always love to check out what is new in your creative world. HPS! Marcia

meandering pearl said...

your pocket is absolutely spectacular!!! {well it ALL is really!!! :) } hope you have a beautifully pink day!!! loveliest thoughts

Mari said...





LV said...

Your love and ideas really show in your pink feature today. You have some lovely items, and I enjoyed your blog.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

Hi Rebecca, Thank you so kindly for stopping over and visiting my Pink Saturday post was not yet up, but is now and I hope that you just take a second to stop back to see what I posted for P.S. I am new to this group and am so EXCITED! My favorite color is pink and my entire home is decorated in pinks, greens, yellows, and ivories. Maybe you could already tell from my blog that pink and green are my faves! You have just one of the most beautiful blogs that I've ever seen and I would like to feature one of your posts if you ever choose to link up to either my Friday or Saturday hops. Saturdays are for anything in season; and Fridays are anything fresh (ie: pink roses!) clean and pure. I am now following and will very much enjoy reading your inspirational thoughts and photos! Love, Roz over at La Bella Vita

Unknown said...

Hi Rebecca, Happy Pink Saturday and all your Pinks are beautiful, I posted your button and I titled it Rebecca's Beautiful Pinks, it looks great, love to you Rebecca, if you were closer I would give you Hugs, consider hugs sent your way my friend! XOXO Marilou

Unknown said...

Hi Rebecca, The link doesn't work to mine as it needs one set of http// or what ever that linky thing is less. Try it when you have time, I think you just have to copy and paste the code instead of a pic?? You can probably figure it out when you try it,, you can delete this when you are done, lol hugs again

Carol said...

Beautiful pink post today. Your Christmas cards are so soft, sparkly & magical. Yes, I believe the Sugar Plum faeries are already dancing in my head, in anticipation of the Christmas holidays.

See you soon at your lovely Shoppe.

Carol from
"Good 'Ol Texas"

Ineke Original said...

Wow! Your blog is fantastic! Thanks for visiting me.
I love the beautiful box with roses and the cards. Wishing they were mine.
greetings from Holland and a happy Pink Saturday!

Susan said...

Rebecca ! Your cute little sachet gave me an idea. I will make those up and try to sell them at the Flea Market if we ever get moved!!

Julie Marie said...

Hello Rebecca... your pinks are all lovely, and I especially love the pink Christmas cards... thank you for visiting me today... no, my present from Miss K has not arrived yet...rats! I will call you as soon as it does! I can't wait! Please tell her I said hello... xoxo Julie Marie

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What heavenly would be hard to choose...
Glad you are living among your passion, again. That is the best place to live!

bj said...

O what pretty pinks...
I HAVE to have some PINK SANTA am going right over.
hugs, bj
O, and thanks so much for coming by..your sweetness makes me feel so good. :))

Anonymous said...

The fix to the vertical pictures is fairly simple, but who knows why Blogger doesn't make this info easier to find. Open the pictures in Photo Shop or whatever picture enhancer you're using. Then resave them as a .PNG

Once you reload them back on Blogger, the pictures will be vertical they way they should.

I've also heard that if your camera is set to turn the pictures automatically, turn that feature off and new pics can be saved as a .JPG as usual.

Never tried that, but resaving pics to a .PNG has worked for me.

Toyin O. said...

I love pink!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Rebecca, Peace just seeps from your blog. Love your background music. Your work is beautiful. Have a blessed week. Debbie

Rebecca P said...

Hi Rebecca,
Like you I simply love pink. Your work is so beautiful as are you. Thank your for sharing your wonderful pink things.

Donnie said...

It was pure joy to visit your site- so feminine and , yep, Pink Saturday.

Lynn said...

Your site is very pretty and well designed! Thank you for visiting me today and happy Pink Saturday to you!

Lemon Lane Studio said...

OOhhhh! It's all so beautiful...Those corsets are exquisite. I'll be shopping at your place come the 1st of the month for sure. I know what you mean about learning new programs. I was having some blogger problems and moved over to typepad. It's just about kicked my bumm, too. lol Come by and visit when you have a minute...Patty

Julie said...

Beautiful pinks! Welcome to Pink Saturday!!

NanE said...

Happy Pink Saturday Rebecca! Great pink projects today. UGH, I hear ya on the Photo Shop. It is really holding me back from getting my artwork "sellable" at some of the digi sites. Have a great weekend, Nan

Heaven's Walk said...

What a sweet, romantic, and feminine post today, Rebecca! It's sooooo you, girl! :) Your handiwork is just gorgeous, too! Have a blessed weekend!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Such pretties! Love your cards!


Valrie said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog. The creations take my breath away, the music is restful and peaceful too. You are one very talented woman! God Bless you!

Please stop by and visit my blog today, I am having a giveaway and am trying to raise 50 dozen cookies to be sent overseas for Veteran's Day to our US TROOPS!

Have a wonderful PS!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Rebecca, your pinks so dreamy and I simply love them! What a creative lady you are! Thank you for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday to you.


myletterstoemily said...

dear rebecca,

everything you make i so beautiful and
PINK! i love my plaques i bought from
you so much and have them hanging in
my office.

they say to me, "you might have work to
do, but it might as well be beautiful!"


Maison Mutt said...

Rebecca...goodness when do you find time to breathe? LOL! Your items are gorgeous! I am your newest follower & do hope you pop by & follow me as well.
Licks & Wags, Niki

JEANNE said...

Hello Rebecca, Your Blog is pure delight. I hear you about photo shop.Your creations are beautiful. Love those pink Santas. You are a breath of fresh air.
Hugs, Jeanne

Marie Arden said...

Happy Pinnk Saturday! I am other featured blogger today. I love all your pink treasures.
I will be back for a longer visit.
MArie Arden Pink

NanaDiana said...

Hi Rebecca- It's funny but when I think of YOU -I always things of you as being surrounded by PINK...Could it be the color of your blog...could it be the color of your products? No-I think it is the sweetness of your soul....

Your products are beautiful and I love those Vintage Santas sooo much...even if you do think my family looks like monkeys-lol Hugs- Diana

Jo said...

Love, love, love the pink Santa cards. They are gorgeous...!

You're one talented lady, Rebecca. :-)

Elaine said... have been a busy lady..So many pretty pinks ...looking forward to seeing more of your work

Unknown said...

hmmmmm...there is a beautiful pink box in our house that looks similar to yours that we ADORE!!!! It was made by the sweetest gal with a big, generous, kind heart!!!

pinkkandy said...

Your blog is beautiful....Happy Pink Saturday from Pink Sugar Castle...
God Bless You

Unknown said...

Hi Rebecca...
Beautiful work, as always..
Did you know I used to have a craft painting business...we were in three major markets for several years, and I painted and sold wholesale and retail for 20 years. That was my passion and I haven't found another one since.
I love reading blogs and working on my little house. Blogs are a great source for ideas..and you make the sweetest little friends here..
glenda xo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful your so talented and inspiring! The beach and wonderful summer definitely distracted me..back to pink now that it s cooling off...

Nancy's Notes said...

Breathtaking! Everything you have is truly gorgeous, love dropping in to see you, always a glorious time!

Enjoy your day~

Maggie said...

I just adore that pink box and all those cards- how perfectly lovely!

Such a wonderful post!

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
Maggie Mae @
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Denise@alloverroses said...

Oh Miss R your cards are beautiful! You have definitely mastered those very difficult programs. I LOVE the bustier...It's gorgeous! Have a lovely day!

Rebecca said...

Rebecca-looks like you've made some wonderful pink cards-how fun and creative! I'll have to check out your shop soon-Happy Belated PS!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy PS on Sunday, Rebecca! I just visited your shoppe and got some of your precious pink Santa items! I'm already in the mood, gotta get a start on holiday shopping as daughter's new bundle of joy is due Nov. 21st and you just KNOW what I'll be doing from then on..... ! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Forgot to say how much I adore your newest Christmas pillow!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

She Uses Her Words said...

Hi Rebecca,
Of course I love all the pinks, especially the sachet! But my favorite part of this post are the encouraging words about Photo Shop and Paint Shop Pro! They are kicking by Bumm too! There are times I just want to give up on them. Gad!
Have a great week, xo, Karen

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Hi Rebecca,

I knew you had been fallen into the PINK pot! LOL I love these have been real busy I can see.

Happy {belated} PiNk to you,
Stephanie ♥

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