15 Jul 2014

Moving Header ~ Show & Tell Linky



Look closely at the tree below!

Can you see the butterfly fluttering out of it?

Ida, the lovely lady who blogs at In Love With Sunflower, asked me if I'd make one of her bugs move.


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I've made lots of gifs before but wasn't sure if I could pull it off in a header.

But I did it and I'm really pleased with the results.

Thank you, Ida, for challenging me:)

If this is something you'd like done to YOUR blog, give me a shout and I'll see what I can do.

If you have something / anything, you'd like to share, please feel free to link up with my Show & Tell Tuesday.  It's an easy excuse for a fun blog post!




13 Jul 2014

Color Inspiration #5 & Paper Freebie

Source: Purchased from Deep Green


Isn't this fish beautiful?  I wish I could paint like that.

It's summer and I live within running distance of the beach so this lovely water colour seemed apropos for today's Colour Inspiration post.

The numbers on the colour swatches are the RGB hex colour codes.

I used the colours to make this paper for you. It's VERY rudimentary ~ haha ~ but it would be fun with some teacher products.  Sometimes simple is effective, right? Just nod and say YES!

You can click the image to grab from google drive.




If you grab it, please LIKE me on facebook.  Thanks!


11 Jul 2014

Custom Design for Melissa!

Melissa has a brand new look!

I'm a huge fan of clipart trees and really like the simplicity of this one....not to mention the little birds.


Need a new design?  I'm booking for August now.

Also, I'm having a quick little clipart contest on my FaceBook page where you have an EASY chance of winning some clipart of your choice from my Etsy shop.  (Just scroll down a bit and look for the pic of the kitchen drawers).

Happy Summer!

8 Jul 2014

Show & Tell Linky



Summer holidays are in full swing and I actually forgot what day it was!  I wanted to do this Tuesday Linky all summer and I forgot about two weeks in :)

Well, I didn't totally forget. It's 9:55 here on the West coast so I still have a couple of hours left.

What I'd like to share today is a cool new app I found (new to me, that is). It's called Roadshow and it's made by Fetch Softworks.


What's it for? It saves videos that you can play back later, even off-line!  That's a HUGE plus for me 'cause I'm often on the ferry travelling between Victoria and Vancouver and the wifi connection on BC Ferries is sketchy at best.

The free version, which I have, lets you save 15 videos (not sure if there's a size limit on each video). Right now I have 5 videos, each 30 minutes long, and it's working very well.

For $4.99 you can download unlimited videos AND you're spared the annoying ads.

There is a down side though ... it doesn't support YouTube videos or some others like Vimeo.

It's perfect for me though cause right now I'm taking a photography course with all the lessons on video.  I love sitting in the sun on the ferry deck, ear plugs in, listening to my lessons:)

If you have something you'd like to share (classroom stuff, design stuff, books you're reading, favourite pins etc.) feel free to link up. If your post has an image then I'll pin it on my Show & Tell board.


7 Jul 2014

Inspiring Quote #2


By Harald Hoyer from Schwerin, Germany (Sky DivingUploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


I found a black and white photograph of a crow diving off a pole. I'm always on the look-out for cool crow pictures and this one caught my attention because of the way he's just tipping forward into who knows what.

I flipped the photo, added some filters and a royal blue, then popped in the cloudy background.

I like it ... I hope you do, too!

2 Jul 2014

Two New Designs

Hi Friends,

I just had the pleasure of designing custom blogs for Ana and Julia.

Have a look!




If you click on their images you can see more designs on my portfolio page.

If YOU'D like a new design, I have some July openings.

Just go to my contact page, fill in the form and I'll get back to you ASAP!

Thanks for stopping by.