This photo is in memory of our kitty cat Mater. He passed away in January 2011 when he was only 5 years old. He was a kitty cat like no other so I wanted to create a tribute photo of him since we all miss him so much.

This creation is a combination of 3 different photos layered together with a texture used for the background and then another texture on top of all the photos. I used Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X4 to create this tribute. The photo of Mater was taken when we were living in NY and the flowers are from photos taken at Sackets Harbor, NY. The butterflies can be seen flying around my mom’s garden in Pennsylvania. I used my Nikon CoolPix P100 and Nikon D5100 for all the photos. Thank you so very much for taking the time to look at my creation!! I hope you like it!

January 1, 2012

January 8, 2012

January 23, 2012

February 18, 2012

February 19, 2012

March 20, 2012:

Mom to 2 girls and 2 furry kids too. Photography is my passion and editing photos is slowly becoming an interest too. Thanks for looking at my work!! Any and all advice is greatly appreciated and welcome…I love learning new stuff. :)

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  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlalmost 3 years ago

    Awe, I LOVE IT…..You have done a wonderful job working on your beloved lost one~! Good job Melissa~! I really need to learn how to use my Corel program better…I am really clueless ~!

  • Thank you Brenda and thanks for the fave!! I am starting to get a little bit more comfortable with my Corel program. :) You should play with yours a little more….I am finding it very fun! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much for looking JUSTART! Glad you like it!! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Sharon Batdorf
    Sharon Batdorfalmost 3 years ago

    01/1/12 ~ Congrats!!! Your work has been featured in PA Photographers on Vacation ~ Keep up the great work!!!

  • What a great way to start out the New Year!! Thank you so much for featuring my creation Sharon!! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Donnie Voelker
    Donnie Voelkeralmost 3 years ago

    This is just B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!! I know how much time you put into this picture and it is just Gorgeous!! Very nice texturing and layering work!! Donnie~

  • Donnie…Thank you so much!! This creation would have never happened if it were not for your encouragement though…so my dear friend…THANK YOU!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and being my inspiration when it comes to editing my photos!! I do not think I can ever repay you!!!! Thank you darling…for everything you are teaching me and have taught me for the last few months!! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Sharon Batdorf
    Sharon Batdorfalmost 3 years ago

    01/08/12 ~ Congrats on being featured in Welcome Pennsylvania ~ keep up the great work!!!

  • Thank you so much!! I am honored to get a Feature on this photo!! This is the photo that really made me step outside of the box when it comes to my photos. It means so much to have it featured…Thank you!! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Simply awesome work.

  • Thank you again Julie!! This one has a lot of heart behind it and I am honored that so many people are enjoying it!! Mater was a great cat and he is missed greatly in our house!!

    – Melissa Carlini

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    This is sweet!

  • Viv…I’m sorry for missing this comment when you posted it!! Thank you!! Mater is really missed around here…he was a really great cat!!

    – Melissa Carlini

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 3 years ago


  • I am honored!! Thank you so very much for featuring my work Laura!! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely feature, beautiful work.

  • Thank you so very much Andrea!! Thanks for checking out my creation!!

    – Melissa Carlini

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago


  • Oh Laura!! Thank you!! I am honored to have this creation Featured!! This is such a wonderful surprise this morning!! Thank you so much!!

    – Melissa Carlini

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