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Day With Amy: Photoshop Elements GIVEAWAY!

I decided to draw THREE winners rather than just two!

Congratulations Sarah B., Alexandra Turner, and Rachel Garner!!

Contact me at with which class you would like to attend and I will send you the details!


Yesterday our family returned from our 19 day vacation to California. My mind is still in vacation mode, though when I look out the window at bleak grey skies, icy roads, and dirty snow piled everywhere, I know I’m home. I already miss blue skies and comfortable temperatures.

Last night I left my computer processing the thousands of images and videos I took while we were gone and went to bed. This morning I was so excited to go through them all! I can’t wait to put together a movie (…or two …or three)!

This is one of my favorite images from the trip. (So far.) Miss B loved peaking in all the store windows. (Her dress is from the fabulous Playful Princesses) I love the reflection, the colors, the lighting… everything. But it needed a little “pop” to transform it to what I saw in my mind when I took the picture.

I did a quick 5 step edit in Photoshop Elements 10 and this is what I got:

I just LOVE it!

Have you seen the new ONLINE Day With Amy: Photoshop Elements class? I’m so excited about them! I get to teach you how to use Photoshop Elements to make your images FAB too!!

Here’s a side by side comparison. I love how quickly I can turn a good image into a great image with Photoshop Elements! I’ll be posting more before/afters as I get to them!

I’m still working on a BIG Giveaway to celebrate reaching 2000 fans on Facebook, but I want to do a mini giveaway as an excuse to celebrate on this grey, grey day.

Want to join me?

I’m giving away TWO seats at this weekend’s ONLINE Day With Amy: Photoshop Elements Classes (valued at $100 each)!

The winners can choose from one of the following classes:

Friday February 10th at 5am AKST, Friday February 10th at 7pm AKST, or Saturday February 11th at 5am AKST.

You can see more details about the class here.


What to do to enter:

1. Make sure you are a fan of Simply b Photos on Facebook!

2. Share about this giveaway on Facebook. Make sure to tag @Simplybphotos in your status in order for it to count!

3. Leave a comment here letting me know you did #1 and #2!

That’s it!

Short and sweet! It’s going to be fast and furious too!

The giveaway will end TOMORROW at 10pm AKST. I’ll randomly draw 2 winners and contact you via email.

The prizes are for specific classes offered this weekend. You can choose which class works best for you!


This giveaway is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  Winner will NOT be notified via Facebook, but through a blog post and an email.  You must be 18 years or older to participate.  By entering this giveaway, you are doing so by choice and are providing information to Simply b Photos and not to Facebook.  There will be no returns or exchanges on any of the items.  Winners will be picked at random based on comments made on this blog.

February 7, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Sarah B. - 1. I’ve been a fan of your FB page for awhile.
2. I posted about this giveaway on my fb page and tagged Simply B in it.
3. I’m writing this comment.
4. Really hoping I win :)

February 7, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Melissia Waywell - Done with steps 1 and 2!!

February 7, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Crystal Curp - I did it! #1 & #2. I love all the pictures you posted from your Disney Vacation. So precious.

February 7, 2012 - 1:16 pm

barb - I’m a fan, and I’m posting right now! :)

February 7, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Cortney Derton - Hey Amy! Here is my comment. :) Isn’t this day awful? What a welcome home to you! Seeing your gorgeous pic from Disney made my day a bit brighter. Awesome colors! And what a moment captured. Love it!

I just have regular photoshop CS4. Would that work for your class?

Okie dokie. Ttys.


February 7, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Jen Hawkins - I shared your link AND tagged you!!!!

February 7, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Heather - Thanks for the giveaway Amy. The photos from Disney are beautiful! I can almost feel the warmth. I did #1 and #2.

February 7, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Melissa Schmeil - I would love this class! I think I did #1 and #2. The right way! I have loved seeing your family grow up.
Thanks for this opportunity.

February 7, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Monica Schachle - I completed steps one and two!!!

February 7, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Clarissa - I did it! Would love to win!

February 7, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Jeannette Alverio - Done and done! I absolutely love your work!

February 7, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Stephanie Davenport - Done with steps 1 and 2!

February 7, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Joyce Lorch - I’ve done 1&2, but I have a question; is this class the same as what I’ve signed up for at the end of march? Thank you for creating such beautiful artwork! Joyce

February 7, 2012 - 2:29 pm

Rina Barton - Steps 1&2 done! :)

February 7, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Tina Minyard - Done!

February 7, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Erika Morgan - Done and done! :)

February 7, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Lori Snegirev - Okay… I’m official. I guess if I win I’ll have to do a quick download of elements… That would be okay!!!

February 7, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Becky Dustin - I have been #1 from the beginning and I did #2 with a link to your blog post as well…I’m setting my alarm for Saturday morning 5 a.m. heh heh, even volunteered to do Seth’s check in the middle of the night to get good wifey points. :) All said in jest. I LOVE your Disney pictures. Did you take your nice camera in the parks? I am debating what to do when we go to WDW in a month. On the one hand I want too, cause the pics would be amazing, but I don’t know if I want to lug it around all the time…thoughts?

February 7, 2012 - 3:54 pm

Adrienne - I both liked and shared this giveaway. Thanks!

February 7, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Meghan Card - #1 was already done and I just did #2! :)

February 7, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Jenni McCarty - 1, 2 and now 3 done! :-)

February 7, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Catherine Carroll - Done with both, thank you!

February 7, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Alex Macgregor - One and two DONE! Either way you have made me SOOO happy tonight!

February 7, 2012 - 6:13 pm

Jessica Douglas - Done with both! Fingers crossed!

February 7, 2012 - 6:17 pm

Becky Stoeckler - Done with 1 & 2, love your photos of Miss B in California :)

February 7, 2012 - 6:21 pm

Jill Billiau - Done! Great photo!!

February 7, 2012 - 6:49 pm

alexandra turner - Done & done ~ thanks for doing Giveaways , gives us all something to look forward to!

February 7, 2012 - 6:50 pm

Michelle C - I’ve done #1 & #2, that does not sound quite right though.
I love following you on FB, it’s about the only way I get to see
all my favorite people. It’s just a huge bonus that I get to see
them through YOUR skillful lens! Oh how I wish I was not so far away!
Else I would for certain be attending your classes in person!

February 7, 2012 - 7:59 pm

Melissa Griffin - Amy,
We love your photography. Your eye for photography is enviable yet you are an inspiration, never making me feel like it is beyond my capability to be just as good.
I’m excited to take my pictures to the next level by learning photoshop.

February 7, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Mary Swanson - Your photos are so inspiring! I am so looking forward to your March class, and winning this online class would be frosting on the cake! Whoever gets chosen will certainly be blessed, so thanks Amy for a giVe-away!

February 7, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Rachel Garner - I would love to learn photoshop! Thanks Amy for doing this giveaway, you are so talented and I love that you are so eager to teach others :)

February 7, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Whitney - Hey Amy! So happy that you and your family know where you’re headed this summer :) Steps one and two (and now three!) have been completed for me! Gotta check out your other dates just in case luck isn’t on my side this time around :) Happy Tuesday evening – here’s to hoping Wednesday is great!

February 7, 2012 - 10:13 pm

Lindsey O'Connor - All done with steps 1 and 2! :) I hope you are enjoying being back at home, I know how hard it is to adjust after a wonderful (warm) vacation. Don’t you just want to live at Disney?!?

February 8, 2012 - 11:19 am

Denise Davis - #1 and #2 done.

February 8, 2012 - 11:29 am

carla - Amy Rocks!!!! The girls would enjoy taking another class with you :) They loved their first one!!!

February 8, 2012 - 11:37 am

Marlene L. - Already like you on FB and i’m a huge fan of your wor, Amy!
I always think there’s more to learn in our business and would love to learn basic in editing in Elements as I’m primarily a Lightroom editor :)
I’ll tag you from a computer as soon as I can!

February 8, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Lindsay C - Steps 1 and 2 done! I’ve had Photoshop on my computer for more than two years and I still don’t know how to use it properly. I’m a “take a class” kind of person so this would be perfect for me! So excited!

February 8, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Joellen Podoll - Would love to do your class this weekend. How you had a great trip!

February 8, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Jenny gilmore - Ive been a fan for a while and love your work. I really need to sharpen my editing skills!!!
Hope to win!! :)
Can’t tag right now because I’m on my phone but will ASAP. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

February 8, 2012 - 6:21 pm

Kathy - Did steps #1 and #2 !

February 8, 2012 - 6:42 pm

Kevin O'Connor - Hi Amy. I’ve done steps 1 and 2. This would be the perfect gift for Lindsey, just in time for Valentines Day!

February 8, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Karen Rohl - I hope I did the steps right. I am learning to make my pictures better and could really us a class. Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

February 8, 2012 - 9:32 pm

Roxanne Chase - Done!

February 8, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Jenny Gilmore - I was able to share your giveaway. :) Not sure how to tag exactly. Hopefully I did it right.

February 8, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Carey Devine - I did #1 & #2
So excited to see the photos from your trip glad you had such a great time.

February 8, 2012 - 9:55 pm

katie - Just before the giveaway ends! Hope I made it in time, my clock says 9:56pm AST!!

February 9, 2012 - 7:32 am

Amy Wilson - I couldn’t stay awake but couldn’t wait to check out the WINNER this morning and see there was 3…… CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS~

February 13, 2012 - 3:02 am

Amy Earle | Simply b Photos - Cortney, I’m doing a special class just for those who have either CS4/5. If you are interested, let me know!

February 13, 2012 - 3:04 am

Amy Earle | Simply b Photos - Hi Joyce! The Photoshop class is actually different from the Photography Class. The Photoshop class is online and will teach you how to edit your photographs. The Photography Class (which you are signed up for) is going to teach you how to use your camera. :) I’m looking forward to meeting you!

February 13, 2012 - 3:04 am

Amy Earle | Simply b Photos - Thank you MIchelle!!

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