Sunday, May 6, 2012

fun with photobucket

There's a lot of things I don't know much about, and photography
is DEFINITELY one of them. . . but one of my favorite things to do
with photographs is play around with them on Photobucket,
which is an AWESOME and very user friendly photo editing program.

Can I just say how entertaining it is to take a semi-decent photo
and turn it into something cool and unique??!!

For instance, my 12 year old son is on his first super league baseball team
and so as a proud momma I wanted to take some pictures
of him in his spiffy new uniform. . .by the way, cool
baseball players don't smile (I learned that from my 17 year old son
who plays on his high school team ;))

okay. . .not too bad, right? Well, after logging into Photobucket and being
all about "vintage" I came up with this. . .


Oh yeah. . .MUCH better! Here's another one I did of my older son
with a different style. . . but still vintage of course!

This is another one of my amateur shots. . .pretty boring, right?

Not anymore :)

Portfolio Pic

The other day, I was browsing pinterest for some eye candy and
came across some beautiful pics and thought to myself. . . hmmm,
I'm going to try some of these on photobucket (they were already great
just the way they were, but I did this just for the fun of it :)

Before. . .

After. . .
(all I did to this one was lighten it, and add a linen weave canvas overlay)


I love the look of this cozy country cottage. . .it looks as though it's
saying "Welcome! Come on in!"

Add a little bit of extra "sunshine" and warmth around the edges
and you get this. . .

And then there's the vintage suitcases. . .oh my goodness, I LOVE this picture-
it's perfect just the way it is. . . but wait, what would it look like on canvas?

Yep. . .THAT'S the look I wanted :)

What's not to love about an old antique bicycle. . .especially in this color?

By adding a light vintage vignette with a sheer "paper overlay" and
you have a one of a kind look. . .yummy!


It's also a great (and inexpensive) way to make invitations.

Before. . .

. . .After :)

One last picture. . .

This is how I made my button :)

Why, THANK YOU Photobucket !!
(By the way, if you'd like to learn how to make your own button
with a grab box, click here)

So if you're not too savvy with the camera like me, there's hope for you after all :)

Get onto Photobucket, and give it a try!!


  1. Those look amazing! Way to go Jodi! I tried to text you a photo of your bengal Brimhall baseball player that I saw hanging on Ft. Union Blvd. How cool is that? I didn't know that Bryce played as well. He will have to set up a game for all of the kids one day. :)

  2. Wow! Amazing transformation, I am impressed. (Mind you it doesn't take much) Is it that easy. I am pretty hopeless in this area. I will go check theis PHOTOBUCKET out. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  3. I LOVE photoediting...your suitcase photo is beautiful!

  4. This is inspiring! Love the suitcase photo.

  5. awesome! i would love for you to add this to my weekend link party. check it out here:
    {love} lauryn @

  6. I love the pics, especially the old bike and luggage.

  7. Your photo editing is amazing. I can't wait to try these techniques out on Photobucket. It looks so fun!

  8. It's just amazing the things you can do with editing software. I hardly ever delete photos anymore. I just edit them and, almost always, am able to salvage even the ones that weren't all that great initially. ;)

    Thanks for sharing at Time Travel Thursday.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage