October 19, 2011

#editmechallenge - Week 22

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

We are so excited to have you here for the very first challenge in our brand new blog home! Just a bit of housekeeping here in the new place... please be sure to use the new flickr pool this week, and don't forget to be tweeting your entries with the hashtag: #editmechallenge! We want to make sure everyone finds there way over here to our new blog, so be sure to spread the word!
So, let's get this editing party started!

Live and Love...Out LoudThis week's guest judge is the amazing Kristi from Live and Love out Loud. I just love how Kristi describes her blog: Encouraging, empowering and celebrating the everyday woman is what this here blog is all about. I’m living it up, loving out loud and laughing it off as I navigate my way through the challenges and triumphs of motherhood and marriage. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll realize that you’re not alone. Kristi is also a talented photographer, and hosts her own photography linkups: Wordless Wednesday and right now the Shades of Autumn challenge (which she cohosts with two other fabulous ladies!) The photo she has given us today is of her gorgeous daughter. I can't wait to see what you guys do with this one!

Click to download large version of photo
This challenge is all about taking a photo and making it your own with the editing program of your choice! It is also about learning a little bit from each other, and exploring new styles! There are no restrictions (unless specifically stated within the post for the week), but we do ask that you share a little bit about how you arrived at your finished product.

Here are the details:
  1. When you link up, please use your edited photo as the thumbnail!
  2. If you use the mouseover code or right-click protect your images, you need to either add a copy to the flickr pool (preferred) or it will be assumed that you agree to allow us to use a screenshot of your entry if you are a winner!
  3. The judge for the week will choose the top 3 edits from the entries, and the overall winner of the 3 
  4. If you would like to post multiple edits, specify which one is your choice for judging. Only one photo is eligible for judging, and it must be clear which one you are entering.
  5. Don't forget so share your editing steps, or some tips and tricks so we can learn from each other!
  6. Don't forget to use the #editmechallenge tag when you share your posts on Twitter. 
  7. The linky will open at the time of the post on Wednesday, and close the following Saturday at 11:59 PM (central time).
  8. Winners will be announced the following Tuesday.
  9. Don't forget to visit the other participants, and leave some comment love! As usual, the more you participate the more feedback you will get!
And now, let's talk about our prize for this week! We are excited to have none other than the amazing Katie Lloyd as our sponsor for this challenge! Here are the details:

Hi! I'm Katie, owner of Katie Lloyd Photography. Who out there likes looking at bare walls in your home? No one? Me either! In my shop you will find fun, colorful and whimsical fine art photography prints for your home decor needs: from nurseries to adult bedrooms, living rooms to kitchens, man caves to powder rooms...and everything in between!

Blog - Facebook - Twitter - Shop

This week's winner will receive one of Katie's beautiful desk calendars!

So, there you have it! Have fun, and can't wait to see what you come up with! And, as always, if you are interested in judging or sponsoring a challenge, be sure to let us know!

Happy Editing, friends!


  1. I'm excited that Wednesday finally got here. And such an absolute beauty to start the challenge. How perfect. Looking forward to seeing all the edited versions.

  2. Thank you so much for having me as a guest judge. The site looks amazing. I'm sure picking a winner is going to be tough. Have a great day ladies!

  3. Thank you for hosting such a fun challenge! And thank you Kristi for posting about it! =)

  4. Oh how I just LOVE Kristi!!! This shot of her daughter is awesome. I'm on the laptop this week so my editing capabilities are limited- hope I can get it together to join in next week.

  5. Welcome back edit me challenge!! :D

  6. I think I just missed it by a few seconds...I opened the page when 3 mins were left...anyway whatever i could come up with is at http://smritishalini.blogspot.com/2011/10/edit-me-challenge-week-22.html ...pls do have a look!