Thankful Thought | No.1

I love that when my parents come to visit my kids only want Grandma to put them to bed.

"Grandma do it." says Anna.

"Grandma!" calls Simon as he rounds the corner to go upstairs to his bedroom.

I'm so thankful for that relationship.


I'm starting a new occasional series called Thankful Thoughts and you're invited to join me.

Each time I post a Thankful Thought (a photo + a few words) I'll include a free numbered overlay download for you to add to your own photo. I'm also included a rounded-corner photo mask in this first download for those of you who'd like to have rounded-corners on your photo.

Download Thankful Thought | 001 here.

Also for this first download I put together a video tutorial on how to use the overlay and the rounded-corner photo mask.




Ali Edwards | Thankful Thoughts Overlay + Photo Mask Tutorial from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

Enjoy!

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  1. Michelle @ Raising Will

    2011-03-15 17:52:26 -0700

    Ali!!!! This is fantastic - and the overlay..... oooohhh you spoil us! :) Can't wait for more to come.
    I love getting creative in photoshop and to have a new toy to play with is so exciting. Thanks so much xx

    Tutorial was super too ♥

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  2. Joyful #1 « Vegetablog

    2011-03-17 16:57:40 -0700

    [...] The photo overlay is my edited version of Ali Edwards’ free download from THIS blog post.  I used the font CK Ali’s Hand to replace some of the text to fit this [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  3. Thankful Thought | No.2 | Ali Edwards

    2011-03-18 03:01:17 -0700

    [...] semi-regular series. If you’ve missed any of the previous weeks please check out the archive. Thankful Thought | 001 included a rounded corner mask and a video tutorial to show you how to work with both the mask and [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  4. Wendy

    2011-03-18 06:28:41 -0700

    Ali, I missed this the first time, but thank you for this gift. And can I just say that you do the most awesome tutorials...you are so clear and concise! I LOVE it! Thanks again! And HAPPY SPRING!!

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  5. Sherry

    2011-03-18 07:21:35 -0700

    Thanks for the tutorial and the downloads. I learned so much. Thanks again!

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  6. Kathi

    2011-03-18 12:39:46 -0700

    Great! Love this...thanks for sharing!

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  7. Natiblue

    2011-03-18 13:11:25 -0700

    Amazing job!!! :):):)
    Loving this overlays and thinking about creating a mini with these...thank you very much Ali!:)

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  8. Betty Silva

    2011-03-18 20:35:35 -0700

    Love it, love it! I'm completely new on photoshop so I love these tutorials. And I do have a question. How can I see several files open as yours? Because for me, they are tabs and I have to go from one to another and cannot see them as little windows.. FYI I have PSE9 & a MAC thanks!

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  9. Joyful #2 « Vegetablog

    2011-03-19 09:00:20 -0700

    [...] Again, the photo overlay is my edited version of Ali Edwards’ free download from THIS blog post.  I used the font CK Ali’s Hand to replace some of the text to fit this [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  10. Natiblue

    2011-03-20 05:15:11 -0700

    Thanks a lot Ali, i love the idea of the thankful thought overlays:)!
    Yet i have a question: how do I use the mask and the overlays if my photo is vertical?
    thxs for your answer!

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  11. » Thankful Thought No. 2

    2011-03-21 07:11:36 -0700

    [...] from Ali Edwards. If you’ve missed any of the previous weeks please check out the archive. Thankful Thought | 001 included a rounded corner mask and a video tutorial to show you how to work with both the mask and [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  12. Nicole Hazel

    2011-03-21 15:11:32 -0700

    Ohhhhh. What a great light-bulb moment for me (seeing it in action)! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  13. Iman from Mom Noir

    2011-03-23 13:13:40 -0700

    Ali, you just rock!! Thanks for the download and this series. I can't wait to start! I have a question though, I too use my photos to upload to the web but when I change the size of the photo to 4x6 does that affect the quality of the image resize or are those two different things?

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  14. Thankful Thought | No.3 | Ali Edwards

    2011-04-06 06:01:22 -0700

    [...] out the archive. Click above to download a free Thankful Thought overlay to add to your own photo. Thankful Thought | 001 included a rounded corner mask and a video tutorial to show you how to work with both the mask and [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  15. Nicole

    2011-04-13 20:22:50 -0700

    Thank you Ali! I'm pretty new to digital scrapbooking and finally did my Thankful Thought #1: http://reavespartyofthree.blogspot.com/2011/04/thankful-thought-001.html I love this idea and hope I can keep up. Thank you for sharing!!

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  16. NINE | Thankful Thought No.4 | Ali Edwards

    2011-04-21 03:00:39 -0700

    [...] out the archive. Click above to download a free Thankful Thought overlay to add to your own photo. Thankful Thought | 001 included a rounded corner mask and a video tutorial to show you how to work with both the mask and [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  17. iHanna’s Blog » Blog Archive » Thankful thought

    2011-06-26 09:00:45 -0700

    [...] by Ali Edward’s Thankful thought idea, complete with tutorial and downloadable overlay + mask for a photo. A quick and simple idea that I [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  18. Vicki

    2011-07-06 00:48:08 -0700

    THANK YOU so much Ali. Love this, love your work. xoxo

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  19. Thankful Thought | No.6 | Ali Edwards

    2011-09-26 07:48:58 -0700

    [...] out the archive. Click above to download a free Thankful Thought overlay to add to your own photo. Thankful Thought | 001 included a rounded corner mask and a video tutorial to show you how to work with both the mask and [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  20. Carlie

    2011-09-28 04:45:42 -0700

    Thank you Ali for all your efforts with videos and posts, I am new to digi and loving all your help! I am attempting to create Baby Thank You cards using a few layers, with your baby brushes and overlays at end (I might be a tad ambitious for my first go!)
    I would like to eventually print them as 5 x 7 - my question is: do I create my design in this size right from the start, or do i do it in a normal page, then change to 5 x 7 at end?
    At the moment I started with a 5 x 7, and have reduced paper and photo to scale, but the photo & paper quality doesn't look real crisp and lovely... (I'm using CSF4).
    Grateful for any suggestions you may have...

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  21. K

    2011-10-26 14:32:01 -0700

    thank you Ali, you are so generous with your freebies and tutorials!

    I've been thinking about creating an album for my cat and your template will be wonderful for the photos.

    take care,
    K

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  22. Sharon Andrews

    2011-10-29 02:01:35 -0700

    Hi Ali
    Do you have a tutorial that is written out that i can download to follow the instructions for as im new to photoshop elements & im on a PC Many Thanks for the overlays
    sharon

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  23. brandy

    2011-12-02 18:09:33 -0800

    question for you, i was trying to do the overlay but i am having problems with it matching up, the overlay comes out small onto of a big picture, i am not sure what i am doing wrong?

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
  24. Thankful Thought No. 1 - Wild Blueberry Ink

    2012-06-01 08:37:53 -0700

    [...] keeping and documenting everyday life.  She just recently started a new series on her blog entitled Thankful Thought. Each time she posts she is going to include a free photo overlay (see below) so that you can [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:22AM
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