Monday, November 1, 2010

Free Prints for you!

The other day I was at the bus stop with my little girl. Me and the other mama got chatting and she was telling me about her sisters new etsy shop Couture Prints. (which is way way cheap! so you probably should check her out and do a little Christmas shopping!) Anyways my friend was saying how her sister designs different digital prints and then sells them on Etsy. So I went home checked out her shop and thought, Why am I not printing and framing my own prints of random sayings??? So I sat down and made a few, and it was way fun! I have a few saved and I thought what a fun Christmas gift to get printed and framed for a friend or a sister.

Fast forward to the other night, I was blog hopping around and I ran into THIS cute blog and found this SUPER cute Thanksgiving saying!! 

How cute is this??? LOVE it! if you go to her blog she has a PDF format saved for you and you can print your own!! Nice of her! Plus she has tons of other way cute ideas to check out to!

(I have something to admit...Did you know that I had no idea this was a poster from WWII??? Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II,  it was intended to raise the morale of the British public under the threat of invasion. It was little known and never used. It was rediscovered in 2000 and now printed all over, for decorations I have seen it in TJMAX, Ross, and tons of etsy shops! Kind of interesting huh? Now that I know the history I like it even much more! )

Anyways! So my question is what kind of creative computer programs do you use to scrap book, edit etc??? I WISH I had photo shop but I don't, and even if I did, I am not sure I have the brains to figure that baby out!!! SO I use Scrapbook Factory Deluxe. I bought it for ten bucks a couple of years ago and I LOVE it! I use it for everything. Invitations, cards, name tags, paper dolls, crafts, all kinds of things. In fact after I saw miss craftily Ever afters print, and even though she was giving it to us for free fifty free, I still wanted to try one out and see how close I could get...

Pretty close, but I am loving her turkey way better!
So what do you use??? 
Is there some awesome program out there that I am totally missing out on?

When I saw how awesome Jessica was at CrafitlyEverAfter for giving us all free access to her art I decided I would add a PDF file of one of my own. I chose this one...

 because I think it takes courage to share your ideas and talents with everyone! It's scary putting yourself out there! So I am thinking this would be cute printed, matted, and framed as a little reminder to share what you got!!!

Thanks Jessica and Couture Prints for giving me a little inspiration!

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Blogger maree said...

Love your poster - and am going to take that as a wee bit of a challenge as I never think that what I do is worthy of sharing with others:) So maybe if i print this out and put it in my sewing space it might give me the oomph to put myself 'out there'. Ciao

November 2, 2010 at 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have just opened up a whole new world to me. First I must say that I love your Etsy shop and your pictures on the side bars are so darling!

Also -- I didn't know that people sold their sayings either -- it's a great idea, and I LOVE YOURS! I'm going to save the image to my MICROSOFT DIGITAL IMAGE software program. That is the photo software that I use and it is very "OK".

I do not have a software program that I LOVE. I do have Photoshop, but it's just too darn much work for me. I should probably commit to learning maybe one thing per day on the Photoshop program. I tend to want to know everything at once. I'm happy to hear that you like Scrapbook Factory Deluxe. If I ever see it out there, I'll purchase it. I also know that there are several free ones on-line, but I have not experimented with them too much.

I LOVE your "Dare to Share" clipart. Thank you so much for the clipart and for linking it to the Boardwalk Bragfest!

November 2, 2010 at 12:55 PM  

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