Saturday, October 25, 2008

Photoshop Watermark Action - FREEBIE

Watermark your digital images automatically with this photoshop action. You can customize the action to watermark your images with a website url, business name, or copyright info.

Instructions are included in the action set to change the font style, size and text info.

This action is free and can be downloaded here

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Giving Back - A silent auction to help out a little girl in need

A very talented photographer friend of mine has started a silent auction to help out a little girl in need. Zoe was diagnosed with trisomy18 and she was not expected to live past the first few months of life. She has made it past 6 months and is still fighting to live.

My friend has taken photographs of Zoe and her family and just started a silent auction to raise money to help out the family with some of their mounting medical bills. Please take a look at her blog.

You can help by bidding on any one of the fabulous items up for auction or by donating an item yourself. I have donated an 8x10 portrait drawing rendered from one photograph. See auction #6.

Please check out Samantha Provenzano's blog at

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Photoshop brushes patterns backgrounds

I have rediscovered my love of photoshop brushes, patterns and textures. I created this birth announcment with my new stripes pattern and 2 background textures. Sky Blue Announcement Postcard Template postcard

To celebrate halloween I used my wacom tablet and photoshop to draw a witch, which I put on my new scratchy background and made into a card. Hope you have a boo-tiful halloween!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ponies, Unicorns, Pegasus, Oh My!

My daughter's 4th birthday is coming up next month so I decided to work on a t-shirt design for her to wear. Her favorite things are Ponies, Unicorns and flying Pegasus'. I'm happy to offer this design on*.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

RME - Revolution Money Exchange - Free $25 for signing up (til May 15th)

Refer A Friend using Revolution Money Exchange

I just found out about this payment service a couple weeks ago. It's like paypal, but they don't charge fees for exchanging money (yet). In order to get people to sign up and to spread the word about their service, they are offering $25 for anyone who signs up. Plus you get $10 bonuses for anyone you get to sign up AND verify their account. To verify your account, you add your bank info so you can transfer money to and from your bank account.

I was skeptical of this service at first because you have to supply your social security number when you sign up. However, the accounts are issued by First Bank & Trust, Brookings, SD and FDIC insured and apparently banks are required to ask you for a social security number.

Another caveat is that this service is available in the USA only. So if you aren't from the US, don't even bother trying to sign up at this point.

One last caveat, I have had not had any problems with this service but I know other people who have. It is a new service so I'm sure it will take time to get everything all worked out.

Now that said, if you are interested in signing up, you must sign up by May 15th in order to get the $25 bonus.

When you sign up, make sure you select "Accept Payment" to get the $25. After you sign up, you can refer a friend and get $10 in bonuses every time they sign up AND verify their account. Again, you will have to selece "accept payment" in order for you to get the referal bonus.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Changing my focus

Over the last few months I have been working on adding more products to my zazzle and cafepress shops. I love creating t-shirt designs and have decided to focus on that for a while.

I would love for you to take a look at my shops at and

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Great resource for my fellow etysians

As an online shop proprietor, I know we all rely on our computers and cameras to set up our shops and promote our craft. I thought I would share the link to my husband's website for camera purchases and/or repair. - specializes in digital camera parts and repair. Don't throw away your camera. If it's not working properly, you may not have to replace it. Check them out to see they can repair it or sell a replacement part. They can repair laptops too!