October 31, 2014

Freebie Fridays #28 - Autumn Leaf Clipart

In our country we turned back the clock an hour last weekend, and slowly the dark days before Christmas are creeping up on us.
I don't mind, there is a certain kind of serenity in the dark, grey days around November. Fortunately not all days in this Autumnal period are grey, they can be sunny at times. Last Monday I enjoyed a beautiful early …
October 29, 2014

How To Skip Adding A Title In The Blogger Image Gadget

While I love a lot of the features the Blogger platform has to offer (after all it's free and gives the user a lot of freedom to personalize the looks of a blog), I sometimes bump into issues that can be pretty frustrating. Sometimes there's just no logic in the things that Blogger offers its users.
One of those things is the Image gadget…
October 27, 2014

Media Kits For Bloggers & Small Business Owners

Quite some time ago I happened to stumble upon a marketing tool for bloggers and business owners that I was unfamiliar with. That in itself is not so shocking since marketing is something that does not come natural to me. I've been following people's blogs and vlogs about this subject to learn from them and to try out their tips and trick…
October 24, 2014

Freebie Fridays #27 - Old Fashioned Kitchen Labels

With Autumn comes the time for making jams, jellies and other preservatives. Well, if you are into cooking of course.
I used to be a health food blogger before I made the switch to designing, and Autumn is my favorite season in many ways. Certainly when it comes to the produce that is available.
So I thought it would be nice to come up with a Fre…
October 23, 2014

My Struggle With Working Time And Private Time

After a couple of months of really being in business as a (very) small business owner with my own little designing business, one thing is clear: it's quite a struggle sometimes to manage my time.
While having my own business gives me a lot of freedom when time is concerned, it's also a big pitfall for me personally.
I guess the biggest hu…
October 20, 2014

How To Add A Direct Download Link To Blogger Posts

*** This post was updated on September 26, 2018 - due to changes on Google Sites I am now using Google Drive to share direct download links ***

When I started out with this blog I wasn't so sure about what kind of information I was going to share with my readers, but one thing was clear, I wanted to come up with weekly freebies for my readers.…
October 17, 2014

New Premade Blogger Template Available

I had a little time left this week to finally design a new premade Blogger template for the Etsy shop. This time I really wanted to create a minimalistic but sophisticated and elegant theme. And in the end I came up with the idea for this Silver & Gold template.
* minimalistic, yet elegant and sophisticated look in go…

Freebie Fridays #26 - Curled Photo Frames With Drop Down Shadows

Hi my dear readers! Are you all ready for another weekend to come? I am, that's for sure!  Don't know if it will be a quiet weekend though, my sister is about to have a baby and my little niece can be born every day now. So who knows, maybe this weekend I'm going to be an aunt again.
Of course it's these moments in life that we al…
October 15, 2014

My client went Missing In Action

I knew it had to happen eventually: bad client experience....
I'm following some designer blogs and what they all have in common is that there is at least one post written on bad experiences with clients. I guess no one who works with clients is immune to it. And last week it appeared that I wasn't either.
While the rest of my experiences…
October 11, 2014

Solution for color palettes: Design Seeds

Photo credits in this post: Design Seeds
Ever since I started my little design business I was on the hunt for a site I could send my clients to for color inspiration.
When you create a blog template from scratch for someone it's important to have at least a little idea of what kind of color tones the client likes. Of course they can tell you …
October 10, 2014

Freebie Fridays #25 - Messy Paint Stroke Clipart

Hi! I'm back with another episode of Freebie Fridays, this time giving away a set of 8 digital paint stroke clipart images, messy style!
The images are all in .PNG and have no backgrounds. They are rather large, 1488x1847 pixels in size each.
Use them for your digital scrapbook projects, make cards with them, spice up your digital photos or u…
October 9, 2014

Blogger Basics - Managing The Sidebar

Today I'm sharing part 2 of the Blogger Basics tutorial series with you: how to manage your sidebar!
For new bloggers, managing their Blogger sidebar may be quite a challenge. I remember myself a couple of years back, trying to get the parts of my sidebar in the order I wanted them to be.... Not a pretty memory, that's for sure ;-)
So I …
October 3, 2014

Freebie Fridays #24 - Looking Forward To Halloween

October has begun again, and that means that the Halloween merchandise is everywhere you look. Even in our country, that isn't that familiar with this particular tradition, the shops are selling more and more Halloween stuff each year.
Although we've got plenty of Halloween candy and decorations at our disposal, there are still not that m…