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PS Brush Tutorial… Bat Wing Halloween FUN!


A quick, and fun, way to help inspire and ignite creativity.   Take an image, and make it something more… something from a dream, or whimsical imagination!

Below, I created and share with you a video tutorial on how to add “bat wings” to your fun Halloween images!  Nothing major, but just some fun & wickedly easy to do!

Be gentle on me… it’s my first video tutorial, and Im a wee bit scared, eeek! 

Happy Hauntings, Enjoy!
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My Little Creations: FEATURED VENDOR!


A fun and quick little Q&A to get to know vendor MY LITTLE CREATIONS! 

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1) What is the very first prop you made?
It was a baby bonnet….  and it looked funny ;)

2) What got you into the photography prop vendor world?
I had no job for about a year, so this started my shop.


3) Share some love… please name your top few professional photographers who you love working with…

Jennifer Nace Photography 

Bella Rose Portraits

Elwira Photography 

Cathy Kam Photography

4) Let’s have fun… any extraordinary talent, or obsession, that you’d like to share with us? IE: can you touch your tongue to your nose, or do you snowboard, maybe run marathons or like to mow the lawn in your bikini ? :)
Nothing to mind ::;)

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5) What are all of your shop links, so we can cyber stalk your goodies and shop often! ?

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6) Tell us about YOU… personally. Are you a wife, mother, sister friend. Do you enjoy sports, wine tasting, avid book reader. We’d love to get to know YOU better…

Im a 55 year old grandma, of two beautiful two year olds :)

7) *Favorite Prop Image

8) How did you “name” your prop shop? We love to hear how all of these creative shop names came to be…
Just liked it… My little creations

Vintage Photo – Session Share


This weeks SESSION SHARE…. VINTAGE PHOTO is our featured photographer!

1) Where are you located in the lovely world, AND how long ago was this session shot?
I’m in Superior, Nebraska, twenty miles from the geographic center of the US. This session was shot one month ago, and has not been submitted in any other form to any other blog, magazine, etc.


2) What did you shoot with for this session? Gear geek talk me..
This was shot with a Canon 5d Mark II with a 24-70mm lens.


3) Did you have a prop theme, and if so, How did your prop “theme” come to life?
The prop theme was stranded on the beach– I wanted to be versatile in order to do mini sessions with boys and girls of different ages… pirates for boys and a little more of a boho feel with the doily tent for girls.

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4) Where did you get your props for this specific session ?
I found the 1950s aluminum boat on a buy-sell-trade site. I made the teepee out of some birch logs, a vintage tablecloth, a vintage tie, and a ton of doilies! The boat had a mast made of collected vintage scarves, sewn together and tied to a curtain rod. I also made the hats, from a fold pattern used for making paper hats– I just used a light, but rigid canvas fabric and hotglued them together, then added some ribbon.


5) What was your favorite part of this session (i.e. baby snuggle time, great new prop used, location)?
It was amazing to be on location at Lovewell Lake in north-central Kansas… the kids just LOVE shoots where they get to do fantasy stuff and play with props. I buried small treasures for them to find for being models!


6) Do you shoot in studio, or on location?
I shoot in both. Actually, I just bought an old schoolhouse in the country I’m renovating into a photo studio! Before, I was working from home– but in the midst of becoming a foster parent, realized I needed more separation between work and home.


7) What was your FAVORITE prop used during this session?
My fave prop is definitely the tent. It’s gotten a ton of attention, and people ask for it!


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Kimla Designs… Celebrity Vendor you WANT TO KNOW! Giveaway & Discount!




Looking for whimsy…
fun & magic?

We found it… in  KIMLA DESIGNS overlays & textures!

Honestly… I was looking for a little extra fall magic for my recent sessions, and in my search, I found a fabulous and whimsical little shop.


Overlays for leaves, petals, butterflies…
Textures with color, contrast and pop!

 KIMLA DESIGNS has me head over heals… and I couldn’t wait to share them with you!

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Super easy to use, just with a few drags & clicks in photoshop, and you are DONE!
So easy… even dorky me can use them!

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More samples?
Here ya go… straight from  KIMLA DESIGNS
See the magic unveil… and get your own creative “wheels” turning!

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***20% off Discount to KIMLA DESIGNS shop
valid till 31/10
Just  use code:  PropInsanity on check out!


One lucky reader… gets the goods of a lifetime!

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Giveaway a huge Bundle of KIMLA DESIGNS Textures & Overlays for 1 of Prop Insanity’s fan!

Worth over $100 and contains all KIMLA DESIGNS fall/winter overlays, new digital backdrops and Golden Hour texture collection.

Find MORE of this amazing shop in these great places:

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Instagram: @kimladesigns
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