Hi there…I’m Char.
Here in my corner of the web, I hope to inspire others to be creative using digital resources. Clip art and digital graphics are awesome for creating do-it-yourself thank you cards, invitations, party printables, posters, labels, scrapbook layouts, etc. Print your creation at home, outsource to a local print/copy shop or upload to an online printer.
On this site you can learn from tutorials and tips. You can also download free fun pdr stuff when you sign up for the monthly newsletter!
I started this site in 2011 as a novice Photoshop user designing scrapbooking items. I also became a WordPress student then and continue to be!
My design background also comes from working in busy print shops designing business cards, stationary, invitations, posters, brochures, flyers, business forms, signage…pretty much anything our customers needed. There were many times I followed a project from beginning to completion. Placing the order…design and print..to ringing up the payment.
These days I mostly go between Illustrator and Photoshop creating printable designs (invitations, labels, cards, banners), scrapbook items and clip art at my Etsy shop PDR Printables. However, you’ll still find lots of By the Desert Design scrapbook freebies. That’s the designer name I used prior to starting PDR Printables.
I also write articles now and then on Southwest camping, hiking, and Sonoran Desert…a beautiful place to live, work and be inspired daily.