Calendar Templates are Ready!!

Jan 2018 photo

Finished example.

Jan 2018

Template you will receive for each month. Add photo and change Color spot if you want.

I had so much fun using 2 Lil Owl’s templates that I decided to create a couple of sets for my Etsy store. Each product has 12 5×7 files for each month next year.  These are the instructions which also come with the digital download from my Etsy store. (recently started!) The cost is $15 and it’s a direct download to you.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/557836210/2018-calendar-template?ref=shop_home_active_1

2018 Calendar Templates

  1. Open your template.
  2. Open and crop a favorite image to 5 x 5 inches at 300 dpi.
  3. Drag and drop the photo in the layer indicated in Photoshop.
  4. You can change the Color spot to any color you want.
  5. You can also change the month’s font. Only the monthly dates cannot be changed.
  6. Flatten your file as a jpg for printing if sending off or print yourself.

I like giving these with a 5×7 acrylic magnet for any metal surface but you can give the sheets and people can put them on their refrigerator without the nice acrylic frame.  I order the magnet frames from www.pfile.com for about $3 each including shipping.

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NC State Fair Preview

I was treated to a preview of the Flower Show area of the NC State Fair tonight.

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SmartPhotoEditor effect on Iris image

Great news!  I posted a blog entry this week with work from SmartPhotoEditor which has over 7,000 effects and a great interface to create beautiful images.

This site has an incredible variety of ways to improve your images from basic cropping and vignettes to very fun, artsy effects.

The program is a great deal at $29.99, but now you can get another 10% off with the code below. This program works as a standalone or you can use as a plugin to Photoshop.

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Enjoy!

10% off SmartPhotoEditor

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SmartPhotoEditor effect on Iris image

Great news!  I posted a blog entry this week with work from SmartPhotoEditor which has over 7,000 effects and a great interface to create beautiful images.

This site has an incredible variety of ways to improve your images from basic cropping and vignettes to very fun, artsy effects.

The program is a great deal at $29.99, but now you can get another 10% off with the code below. This program works as a standalone or you can use as a plugin to Photoshop.

Website:  http://www.smartphotoeditor.com/

Discount code: LL1914

Enjoy!

Getting Creative

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love being in the garden and finding a flower that really gets my attention. Sometimes I keep it in its purest form, but other times I explore creative techniques to see what else I might create. Such was the case with this beautiful iris.

 

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Polka Dots Oh My!

 

I have had an idea in my mind for awhile about using polka dots as a background. I found a good YouTube for creating your own polka dot patterns.  It is quite involved so I will give you the link if you want to try it rather than repeating all the steps.

For greeting cards, they are fantastic but with images a little trickier to get a good match.  Having Fun!