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Tidwell Hollow Friends

One of the benefits of having an Etsy shop is meeting other creative folk. Today I’d like to introduce you to Madeline and Tidwell Hollow Friends. An online shop where you’ll find stuffed toys that are truly unique as well as hand crafted and totally adorable!        A little information about the creator behind these cuties …   1. Tell us […]


Beautiful Royalty Free Commercial Use Fonts Rock!

Of late I’ve really been focusing on one of my first loves – typography and pretty fonts. I’ve had my eye on several different books on the subject. Santa was kind enough to bring:   “Scripts” Elegant Lettering From Design’s Golden Age” by Steve Heller and Louise Fili and “Elegantissima” - The Design & Typography of Louise […]

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Soft Pastel Patterned Papers

  I was in the mood to make some scrap book papers today. These papers would be a great choice for baby layouts or other projects needing a “soft” pastel touch! I created two versions:  untextured (add your own favorite texture) or textured.   300 dpi high resolution jpg and 12 x 12 inch size […]


Etsy Shop Banner Freebies and Picmonkey.com Tutorial

Wanna have a nice banner for your Etsy shop and not spend a penny? Download my free shop banner backgrounds. Ready for text and sized to upload:  76 x 100 pixels – 72 dpi)   Open the downloaded banner background in Photoshop and create a new layer for text Select the type tool Select a […]


Handmade, Unique and Crafty Goodness

Fair warning this post is not about scrapbooking. The holidays are coming and it’s time to start shopping for someone besides ourselves! I’m posting some shots of crafty handmade items I love and you may too. Save time and gas money and get a gift that’s truly unique from one of these crafty online sellers. […]

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Life Happens…So Does Illustrator

So it’s been a while since I blogged. Life happens… You move. Get a new job. Have a loved one pass away. All within just a few months. Really takes it out of you. I’ve been active during my break from blogging and continued to design. My new job (which I love) requires daily use of Illustrator, […]

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Pretty Snazzy Prongs

      Prongs are a pretty simple element to create in Photoshop. What sets good prongs apart from not so good is having quality layer styles and fine-tuning them.   To download a nice selection of free prongs that’ll really snazz up your layouts… Click here          

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