This is the very first FREE Overlay set I have created. I've been told that adding a little "bling" to a shelter animal's photo increases adoption chances significantly. There are so many kind hearted people out there who have devoted their lives to helping animals find a home. This overlay set is my way of trying to help those very special people, help those special animals. This set is completely free for you to use.
I do have 3 other pet themed sets for sale in my shop, they are also fun to play with. :) In addition to this overlay set I finally finished up my very first album template collection geared towards dogs, cats, or bunnies... and my first storyboard template that works really well with pet photos! :)
Apply a shape to your photos and post them via any social media outlet. Please do not sell the shapes. I would love it if you helped spread the word regarding this Free set. I only ask that instead of sharing the product, please share the direct link (this one HERE: http://vol25-digitaleyecandy.com/products/free-rescue-me-overlay-set ) so others can download from the very same spot. I’ll be watching the counter to see how many times the set is downloaded and if it seems to be well loved, I just might create another set! I would love to hear if it has helped your organization!
I have it shown in a few different formats, because different circumstances will call for variations of the logo... but it is so nice to finally have it finished. I started working on the logo re-design back in January. I've had to re-prioritize over the past few months, and have moved it to the back burner on more than one occasion. :) I also went through and updated the Overlay Collection graphic for ALL overlays. Goodness, did you know I now offer over 50 overlay sets!!? I really didn't know the number had grown that high. It took quite a few days spent in photoshop re-loading each overlay set into photoshop, and then re-formatting them to the new updated layout collection page. I'll show you what I mean!
Old graphic versus new graphic. :) The new is much cleaner, and will allow me to make the best use of the space according to whether the graphic needs a square space, or a long skinny feature area. :) I wasn't sure it was really worth all the extra time that was put into updating my logo and the layouts... but I just couldnt leave the pages with an old logo! I still need to update some of the storyboard templates, but the overlays were a priority, and I am so glad to have them finished up!
In addition to updating each overlay set with the new graphic I also had to alter a little bit of code in each listing to display a tab format. I love how it really cleans up the listing pages:
I can change the text on the "Add To Cart" buttons, what do you think it should say?
Well, that is the new website, what do you think? I can change the width of the banner, should I? I like the full screen width because I like the fact that it is new and change... but should it be more of a standard size? Would love your thoughts!
So, in working on the shop... I have so many ideas I want to put into place. I am going to be featuring old overlay sets as well as sharing a few tips on how to use the overlays in creative ways. I also ordered my very first white seamless backdrop for something SUPER fun. :)
Okay! The best part, is that to celebrate the new look I am having a 50% OFF storewide sale!
Just use code: REDEFINE It will expire the 8th of April- so just little under a week! :)
Good morning, everyone. :) Today is the first day of Spring Break for my girls. I'm hoping to get some work done in my garden. It is slowly coming along, out there!
I am using the cardboard and straw method to line the walkways. It keeps the weeds in the walkways at bay for a couple of years, it eventually breaks down, but I just apply more cardboard and straw at that point. :)
Here is a photo from my last garden:
You can see more photos here.
This garden is going to be a LOT bigger, and I had planned to plant a few fruit trees as well. But, to keep the costs down, I am only filling a few of the boxes this year, and we are only fencing in half of the garden. Next spring, maybe we will be abe to expand the garden and plant the trees at that point, make the fence bigger, and fill in more boxes with top soil. :)
Are you putting in a new garden this year? Revamping an existing space? Or maybe you finally have your garden just the way you want it? :)
Happy Monday! It is 6am here in Washington at the moment. I'm sipping on cold coffee,(why does the microwave have to be so far away) and I have about 10 minutes before I need to go down and wake up my girls for school. 9 times out of 10, when I do go downstairs to wake them up... they are already awake, dressed and have their beds made. I think it might be safe to assume they are morning people. Although, I think when every girl (or guy) hits those teenage years sleeping in and staying up way too late becomes a normal thing, does it not? Maybe it just seems that way. It is entirely possible that their 8:00 bedtime has cultivated them into morning people, and that could definitely change when they hit those teenage years, when an enforced bedtime isnt as enforced as it once was. I am not anxious for that to happen. Right now 8:00 means Jaydon and I can have a conversation without being interrupted or easedropped on. I suppose today's quote is fitting. Because with one end, there is a new beginning. New beginning's are always what they are cracked up to be. ;) Or maybe in those instances, I'm just not looking hard enough to see the silver lining? hah. :)
So, these past couple of days I have had way more of my share of paper and numbers, and more paper, and even more numbers in my life.
I'm working on taxes, and trying to get everything in order is never fun. But, I am taking just 20 minutes out of my day to pop on over to my blog and welcome Spring!
Seriously, my second most favorite season. First would be Summer. Summer is my season... but Spring is pretty swell too. I'm also celebrating that it did not snow today. Last year it snowed on the first day of Spring. It was a mean trick.
I'm back to taxes. I need to get it done. I have an amaxing idea floating around in my head, and I am So so anxious to make it tangible and known. I was in the middle of re-designing my digital shop when I had this amazing idea, and it just needs to be moved up to the top of my project list. Can't wait to share more!
Oh- and something happened this week for VOL.25 that could only be summed up as, unbelievable. An amazing opportunity that I have daydreamed of for years. So, I'm still in shock, and I hope things will be final enough next week that I can make a big announcement! So, this brings me to a question how many of my readers pop in from Seattle? Please leave me a comment if you do!
I listed a new design in my etsy shop last Friday! I've been working on this bicycle for a few weeks, and was thrilled when everything finally fell into place. I think it feels very spring-like? :) Speaking of Spring, it was so gorgeous this weekend!
Felt like Spring, and the girls were able to spend some time outside riding their bikes!! :)
It seems like forever ago that I took these pictures. I guess it kinda was. It happened to be an unusually warm day and I felt kind of bad not letting them play in the snow much this year. Everytime we get snow, they have a cough and I'm paranoid about them playing outside and making it worse. On this day though, it was warm (I was out in just a sweatshirt) and so when they got home from school we rushed outside and built a couple snowmen. :)
Then daddy got home and gave them a ride around the property on his snowmobile.
Then I had Trinity take a picture of the two of us. I decided I need to have her do that more often. :)
I am soo excited to announce that the first batch of hoop art has been listed in the shop. I have so many emotions, thoughts, and anxious butterflies following this feat... months of preparation, research, trial and error... Some day soon I will have to finish the blog post I started a couple weeks ago in regards to some of the problems that come up when listing a new product. :) But at any rate, I just want to hurry up and get this post finished up so you can jump on over to my shop and grab the piece you want... before someone else does. :) I'll leave the pictures to do the talking for me.
The succulents in their vintage metal hoops are my favorites.
Wrapping each package, just a little bit different. Ready for gift giving, because you know- you deserve something special. :)
I hope you are having a great day! Now, I am turning my focus on shipping orders this morning. :)