HAve yoU doNE yOUr CarDS yeT ?

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I took these photos in Old Town Lake Elsinore, I love the old white wood buildings with the overgrown grass. I used simple props , vintage suitcases, a chalkboard and red roses. It was about 1pm and the natural light was perfect. I didn’t have to lighten , just contrast for a perfect picture. I am going to make postcards out of these and send them out.

Have you done your Valentine cards yet ?

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A Cappuccino this morning…

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A cappuccino this morning for breakfast at my favorite  cafe  across from my shop, as I am working on websites and photography today. It’s cold and overcast here and I need a big pick me up. I love the way a cappuccino looks in an oversize cup.

Have a happy Wednesday !

The Paper Mystique…


Having a studio and boutique is a work in progress. I change my mind daily on props and displays. I have a nice industrial desk with my vintage type writer, and vintage cameras.  I do a lot of my photo cards here . I still don’t have a place in my studio where I can shoot photography, but I  love to shoot right outside in Old town.

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Please visit me on my other blog, as I will be doing much more posts on

 “The Paper Mystique”.

Thanks to all who has supported “Simply Earth Blog”

xoxo Cheryl