Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, April 9, 2012

Big White Barn and a Giveaway

When I was at my daughter's a couple of weeks ago, I found this big white barn with a barn quilt.  This barn is on an apple farm where they have turned part of it  into a winery.  The first photo has no editing except for resizing and my name.  The rest were edited in Picmonkey.









A closeup of the barn quilt.





This last picture was taken from down the road and through the trees.



I will be linking with  Barn Charm over at Bluff Area Daily.


Now for the giveaway.  I will be giving away some of my barn and flower photo cards.  All you need to do is leave a comment and you will be entered.  You will have until April 20th to enter.

Here are a couple examples of what the photo cards look like.  The cards are blank inside so you can write your own message.




The pictures of the barn cards are not the best.  Here's a look at the original photos.




The photo cards will not have my name across the picture. There will possibly be a little surprise  too.  Good luck everyone.


Thanks for stopping by.  I love hearing from you.

Until next time.

Barb

58 comments:

Sall's Country Life said...

Nice editing, I will have to delve into picmonkey a little more!! Love that barn quilt!! And lovely cards, (something I'm always looking for)!Have a great day!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh these are lovely, Barb! Barn quilts are so fun! I would love to win your lovely note cards!

The Nature Jotter said...

I can't lose this giveaway! Pretty idea darling! See you soon! :)

Nancy Claeys said...

That barn is a beauty, Barb. Love the shot with the trees in the foreground.

Love your cards and it would be wonderful to win! Have a great evening. :)

Vagabonde said...

I have not looked at PicMonkey yet but your pictures are terrific. Your barn notes are also lovely. Around the greater Atlanta area we don’t have that many old barns. Driving to Tennessee I have seen some but they are always on highways were it is almost impossible to stop. I’ll try harder next time to photograph some of them.

Carole M. said...

it's really a top class barn by the looks of it Barb and I especially like your pics with the barn set behiind the leafy branches too. Lovely photo-cards!

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Barb! I just love your photos of this fabulous barn and the quilt painted on it. I would love to win the cards that you are offering in your give away...they are beautiful.

Beth said...

i love picmonkey. such a great site. i'm hooked. you have found a great barn. so lovely. i love your cards. all so different & lovely. take care. (:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great barn/quilt photo but the ones you used for your cards are outstanding! Thank you for the comment on my Barn Charm post.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love your barn photos! Excellent!

Mari said...

What a beautiful barn! I love all the different shots - and your note cards are beautiful too. :)

Olive Cooper said...

The last image of the barn is splendid. It is a magnificent structure.

Donna said...

I adore your barn photos! I love barn quilts. I have played a little with Picmonkey and I love it!
I would love to win your cards!!
Hugs,
Donna

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Gorgeous shot- I've discovered a new (to me) photo edit spot that I really like- ipiccy- lots of fun.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I always like your barn shots, Barb. The one with the trees in the foreground and the soft edges is so lovely. I'll have to experiment more!
-Karen

momto8 said...

I would love to win!!!
your work is fabulous.

ImSoVintage said...

I love your cards. Isn't Picmonkey fun!!

shutterbuggbitten said...

I love that huge white barn! What a great giveaway~I would love to win those.

artbywendy said...

love the barn pics! count me in! Make sure you stop by my blog and sign up for my drawing too!:O)

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous barn that is obviously well-kept. Love the quilt square on the side.

TexWisGirl said...

1st, your cards are beautiful.
2nd, i love quilt barns!
3rd, i thought i was already following you, but came over from barn charm because your post didn't come thru my feed. so i'm following now!

Carletta said...

What a lovely old barn!
I love quilt barns so I think this one is a real treasure.
The cupola's with the lightning rods on top are a unique addition.
Nice editing!

Beautiful cards!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Barb, you and I are thinking alike! I just found PicMonkey and used it for my barn this week. I love the site. And I love your pretty barn with a quilt block! Your cards are beautiful and I will be jealous of whoever wins!

heyBJK said...

Love the barn and your shots are gorgeous, Barb! Great work! Nice giveaway, too!

Elaine said...

Wonderful barn and photos and editing! I'll have to check out picmonkey.

Linda said...

Very pretty barn photos - I really loved that editing! I really do have to check out PicMonkey now! Your photos are always so pretty - your cards are very good...I hadn't thought of doing a giveaway...may have to try that sometime!

Ann said...

The big white barn is beautiful. And, your photos--the original and enhanced ones--are wonderful. I've never used picmonkey. I'll have to explore it. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love these barn photos. It sure is a beauty and that apple tree quilt block is gorgeous. Great photos! Your photo cards are beautiful. Have a great week. Pamela

Veronica said...

Those are gorgeous!! I love the editing on the second photo!!

Carol said...

Great series of photos! Its a beautiful barn....we have quilt barns in Ohio also. I'm so happy when I run across one.

Tanya said...

they are all so pretty!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Your original at the top is beautiful, but I really love that 2nd one (w/ the soft focus)! Absolutely beautiful edits

I love the cards, they're all beautiful! I've always loved the barn & scene of the Tetons... it IS the Tetons, right? There's one in Wyoming that looks very similar & I get them mixed up...

Thanks so much for joining & good luck to all the giveaway participants! =)

Rose said...

I love that last shot of the featured barn...actually like them all but that last is really special.

And would love to be entered!

Judy said...

Beautiful photos and please enter me in the giveaway.

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Barb,
Your photos are beautiful and your cards are great! I just love that barn.Thanks for letting me know about your give away and for your nice comments! Have a good evening!
-Lynn

Debbie said...

the barns are gorgeous, i have always been intrigued by the one's with quilts.

the cards are lovely!! i have wanted to learn how to convert my pictures into cards but i always feel i am not tech savoy enough!!

i will check out picmonkey, perhaps i can learn. thanks for sharing

CameraCruise said...

What a beautiful barn.
Your photo cards are beautiful.

Amy Burzese said...

Great barn! The card photo is beautiful! What a great give away!

thirdhandart said...

What a beautiful, big white barn! Love the barn quilt. Your editing is gorgeous!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos. The cards are sure to be lovely.

Rita said...

I had never heard of barn quilts before this weeks Barn Charm and then there were several entries with them.

Hope the fade makes it way here. They are lovely.

Your notecards are also lovely. Would be an honor to send them to someone.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I LOVE your photos, Barb! The pictures of the barns (as you know) are my absolute favorite. You have quite a talent for photography and I would be honored to enter your giveaway!
Hugs to you, my friend! xo

Maria Elena said...

Babr, that is a beautiful barn!
You did an awesome job with the editing! I guess picmonkey is going to work just fine when pickic goes away. The cards are a beautiful giveway! Thank you for giving us a chance to win them!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh goodness that is a BEAUTIFUL barn! I love those 'barn quilts'...never seen one on a barn but I hope to one day. Your cards are lovely and so is the red barn photo. Don't you just love PicMonkey! Thank goodness we still have something to play with ;) Enjoy your day.

Sherri B. said...

Beautiful photos! Your note cards are lovely - the winner will be a lucky recipient. :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, Love the white barn with the quilt. Really a wonderful picture as always.
What a great giveaway with your barn cards. How generous and wonderful. Please enter me. I would love the chance to win your great photography in card form. They could be framed in a collage.
I have to check out picmonkey. I use photoscape now, but always up for something new to try.

Have a great and creative day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Geneva said...

I loved the first photograph of the barn, but also enjoyed all the ones you edited. I really enjoy playing with photography and will definitely check PicMonkey out...I had never heard of them before.
Can't imagine a better giveaway than the photo cards... count me in.
Blessings!
Geneva

andrea@townandprairie said...

I think the barns ARE the best! Lovely! I will have to try out picmonkey, thanks for sharing. Also heard to try- 'be funky' another photo editing site. Regards, Andrea

Marie said...

Barb,
I would love to be entered in your give-away! How exciting! And I adore this lovely white barn and the gorgeous pictures you took of it! You so rarely see white barns! And this one is stunning. I love the quilt design too!

Sherry said...

Barb, I never knew there were so many beautiful barns out there until I came across your site. Thanks for sharing.

outjunking said...

You have the best barns in your area. They are just wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win the gorgeous note cards.

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

I love the 'dropped apple' on the quilt! Thanks for sharing such a great find!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I love your pictures. I love the barn quilt. Thank you for sharing!

Jan n Jer said...

This is a great barn n well cared for...love the quilt design n the edits too. You photo cards are very pretty...I often thought about making some of my pics into cards.

Liz said...

Gorgeous shots Barb! I love the different perspectives looking through the flowering trees.
Your cards are beautiful!!

Michelle@Crazy For Crafts said...

Love all your pictures - you really have a great eye for things!

Michelle

gtyyup said...

OK...I'm going to have to try the Picmonkey thing!!!! Great shots of that classic dairy barn...just beautiful~

Kim, USA said...

Lovely cards and yes the quilt is fantastic!