1/2 Hour – It’ll Change You Life

March 18, 2014

I have spent the last 24 months trying to reevaluate
how I want the Purple Paper House to move forward
since closing my bricks and mortar shop.

I have enrolled in a NY Business Course (via www)
and I’ve been reading numerous texts.
I’ve created my “Inspiration Wall”,
and I have been watching relevant videos on youtube and TED Talks.

And tonight
I watched this half hour video
– which seems like such a long video –
but in reality
it zoomed by . . .

If you have EVER wanted to make a difference in the world,
then you HAVE to watch this video.

You HAVE to.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Advertisements

Creating A Watermark for Your Photos

January 3, 2014

Recently,
I have been trying to get my shizzle into action.

So many crappy things have happened to me in the past four weeks,
that I thought it was time that I
forgot all about it,
and just got on with my life.

So . . . . .

One of the jobs I had to tackle
and just always ignored,
was making/creating a ‘Copyright Watermark’
for the myriad of photos I upload
to the Interweb every year,
and the hundreds I intend to upload
THIS year.

So I did a quick search on my favourite Search Engine** – Pinterest

I came across a STACK of great tutes
for creating bibs and bobs on
PicMonkey.

.

.

I use to be a Photoshop,
then PhotoBucket, fan
but I have found PicMonkey to be easier to use.

No,
I did NOT receive an endorsement
for talking about PicMonkey

(Jeez – I wish!),
it just happens to be a brilliant photo editing website.
It IS free,
however I pay the $4.99 a month
for the Upgraded version – bloody worth it!

Anyhoo,
I checked out a few of the ‘Pins’ to see which ones
best suited what I needed.

This one at Tempting Thyme, almost did it for me,
however wasn’t quite what I needed.
And of course, being a blogger,
she TOTALLY linked back to where she got her info from,
which meant I could go check out her source, for myself.

If only MainstreamMedia and BigBusiness were this ethical
– imagine how awesome our world would be !!!

So I went to Beginner Beans,
and followed Trina’s brilliant and oh-so-easy tute
on how to Create A Watermark
for my own use.

Awesome!

.

And here is the final copy of my efforts

.

.

.

.

.

.

So whatta think?

Any good?

What about the tutorials?
Did you find them useful.

Go on, you can tell me . . . .

.

.

** Yes, yes! I know Pinterest is not a Search Engine 
(as such), 
but realistically it’s an awesome way to locate something 
that you KNOW will be there ;)

 

.

.

.

.

.


Inspiring Words Amongst the Crystals

October 19, 2013

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

When I am exhausted,
I end up sitting at my desk,
simultaneously crafting
and
surfing the InterWeb.

Don’t judge me :P

.

.

.

I just have to share an amazing Tumblr site,

in the ‘snap shot’ above,

I came across today.
It’s the account for a
beading & gemstone business.

.

.

.

.

What so awesome about this Tumblr account,
is that amongst the beautiful images of
crystals
&
jewellery
&
charms,
is some gorgeous and amazing
quotes and words of wisdom.

.

.

.

.

It was a wonderful find!

.

.

.

.

This one is my favourite . . .

.

.

.

.

They also have three pretty awesome boards on Pinterest –
* DIY: Jewelry (sic) Stands
* DIY Crafts
* Quotes

.

.

.

.

 


Creativity Takes Time

May 23, 2013

Sometimes it takes a child to remind you of the important things.

Creativity is ESSENTIAL to our existence.

Be creative!
Allow yourself the TIME !!


De-Bogging

May 5, 2012

No, it’s not a typo!

I am in the midst of a ‘De-Bog’.

Whenever my depression threatens to take over
I have strategies that I implement to
‘come back’.

Here’s one of them . . .

. . . I surf and surf and surf – on the net :)

And today I just had to share,
as I have been working on ‘getting out of the bog’ for days
and seen A LOT of uber-cool stuff.

Check it out, peeps.
Click on the images to go to tutes & links :)

Make your own canvas portrait

Photograph a glowing Christmas tree

DIY Leather-bound book

Oven bake bird houses

Cutting out embossed elements for cardmaking

Told you I’d seen a lot ;)


Got my camera fixed!

March 1, 2012

Now my computer keeps shutting off for no reason.

Photos of chipboard uploaded tomorrow – dammit!

Pretty blue makes me feel much calmer though :)

From here


Maybe loving THE VOICE is the key . . .

January 28, 2012

. . . this article had a quiet resonance within me.

Loving the Inner Critic

et tu?

Print by violetbellaphoto via etsy


%d bloggers like this: