I played with some creative editing on this layout. I had a picture of one of my parents' horses that they are selling and cut the background out from behind him and then placed him over a beach picture I shot last summer. What do you think? Looks almost real, doesn't it? After getting Photoshop, I no longer believe that pictures are ever what they seem. You know so much editing goes into a picture before it hits the newsstand or tv or the internet. Why do we put so much stock into what people look like when we know they aren't even authentic? Anyway...most of the stuff I used here were freebee downloads from Shabby Princess, except for the frame, which I got from Designer Digitals. I also added a grunge overlay over the whole layout, which I got from ScrapGirls, which is also where I got the stitching brush used on the MEL tag. I also used the Beveling button on the PSE on several elements--Tropical Paradise button, the frame, the peach flower, MEL, and the brads. It adds dimension to the overall page.