February 27, 2015

Freebie Fridays #44 - Tulips from Holland!

With March creeping up on us, Spring is definitely in the air here in the Netherlands. And what better way to celebrate this than with a fresh bouquet of Dutch tulips right? So this week I'm sharing 6 tulip clipart images in .PNG file with you all.
Use them on crafty projects like Easter cards, Spring cards or on a lovely note to a loved one.…
February 23, 2015

How to change the color of .PNG images

Lately I've gotten the same question over and over again from clients that want to buy a set of my clipart in my Etsy shop The Dutch Lady Designs. They see a set of clipart that they like very much, but the colors that are available in the set are just not the exact colors they need for their project. They want to know how they can re-color t…
February 20, 2015

Freebie Fridays #43 - Grab Buttons for Bloggers

This week I've been writing about my experiences with and tips for sidebar advertising and I've shared a great Grab Button Tool for bloggers. For this episode of Freebie Fridays I thought it would be nice to share some basic grab buttons that bloggers can use to make their own Gray My Button with.
Not everyone has the know-how to fabricat…
February 18, 2015

The Grab-My-Button Tool you've been waiting for!

In my last post on Monday I talked about my experiences with sidebar advertising and the option to do a blog ad swap with other bloggers. This basically means that you put up your blog ad in their sidebar and the other blogger puts their ad in your blog's sidebar.
To make it easier for people to get a nice advertising button from you plus the…
February 16, 2015

Experiences & tips on sidebar advertising - Part II

Remember the first post I wrote on my personal experience with sidebar advertising back in November 2014? Well, in that post I promised to write a second post on this subject once I had dived into some more sidebar advertising adventures. And over the last three months I did just that and I would love to share my experiences with you all once aga…
February 13, 2015

Freebie Fridays #42 - Digital Love Word Text

Hi dear readers! One day left until Valentine's Day! And whether you celebrate it or not, the word 'Love' is a word that is used often for all kinds of occasions. That's why I'm sharing the word 'Love' in a digital form today with you all!
In an elegant and swirly style, these 15 images in .PNG file with a transparent …
February 11, 2015

Valentine's Day & Weekend Discount

Upcoming Saturday it's of course Valentine's Day and I thought it would be a good idea to share a little love with my blog readers in the form of a discount in both my design shops.
The discounts will run on February 14 & February 15 and I've reserved enough time for the coupon code to work in every time zone on those days.
Just u…
February 9, 2015

Creatives in the Spotlight - Brandi Flowers

Today I'm kicking off a new blog series that I'm very excited about to share with you all: Creatives in the spotlight!
I had been playing with the idea to feature other people and their business stories on this blog for quite some time now. I'm always amazed by how many talented people sell their stuff on Etsy and once I came into…
February 6, 2015

Freebie Fridays #41 - Etsy Banners

After posting a list of the 10 things I learned during my first year selling on Etsy this week I'm coming up with a freebie today to help out starting Etsy sellers.
When you open an Etsy shop you can upload a banner with your shop name to make it more professional. These banners have a 760x100 pixel dimension, and because not everyone knows h…
February 2, 2015

10 Things I Learned From My First Year Selling On Etsy

This week will mark the first anniversary of my instant download shop The Dutch Lady Designs on Etsy. Back in February 2014 I opened up this shop with the first pieces of clipart for scrapbook purposes. I remember being ecstatic when I made my first sale. Which turned out to be a sale to my parents, because they wanted to support me ;-)
A year fu…