When You Don’t Have Photoshop

When You Don’t Have Photoshop

"Do I have to have Photoshop to use these templates?" It's the question that we answer over and over and over again. Unfortunately, the answer is YES. Photoshop templates can ONLY be used by Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. But don't let that stop you from...

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A blooming lily

A blooming lily

I'm not sure what you woke up to on Valentine's Day, but for me, it was a crystal pitcher (from the cupboard) filled with purple tiger lillies, and 5 giant, white lillies that were tightly closed. My man knows how to pick-em 🙂 I may not have a vase of flowers in full...

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Freebie: Can you feel the love tonight?

Freebie: Can you feel the love tonight?

Just one week until the LOVE day! Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and while I haven't bought something special for my kids or husband yet, I DO have something for you 🙂 Enjoy one of our Valentine's Day Marketing Boards for FREE! Consider it a gift from your...

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For the history buff…..

For the history buff…..

Being a woman in the modern world of today, it is always interesting to read articles like the following. It is amazing how just a few short paragraphs can bring enlightenment, inspiration, and a sense of who and what has gone before us. To the women...

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Hearts…..already?

Hearts…..already?

As I naively turned down the aisle at our grocery store that was SUPPOSED to still have 90% OFF clearanced Christmas stuff, I was slapped in the face with hearts and stuffed gorillas. Really? I am still finding Christmas decorations that got missed when we cleaned up,...

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Tutorial: Color Creativity with Watercolor Objects

Tutorial: Color Creativity with Watercolor Objects

Most of the time, changing the color of an object in Photoshop is easy and straight forward. Most of the time, that is, when the object is a solid color. What happens though, when you are working with watercolor objects, or images that have blended colors? While the...

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Freebie: Instagram Marketing

Freebie: Instagram Marketing

After holiday Christmas shopping, who couldn't use a FREEBIE?!?! We gotcha covered friend. 🙂 Copy and paste the link below for TWO free instagram marketing templates! https://tinyurl.com/y6wjyjvr

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Tutorial: A Treasure Chest of Resources

Tutorial: A Treasure Chest of Resources

 If I could count the number of times this "Christmas Card season" that I have directed customers to tutorials to help with Photoshop questions, surely it would be in the billions. The truth is...what would we do without video tutorials...especially when...

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Christmas Trends

Christmas Trends

Trends are undeniable. New looks. New styles. New ways to decorate and celebrate, even in the Christmas season. This year, it seems that golds paired with neutrals have been the "thing." Over and over, I have been asked to create or customize cards to accomodate this...

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Tutorial: What if I want to add more photos?

Tutorial: What if I want to add more photos?

One of the most common questions we get from customers is whether or not they can have more photos on their card template. The answer is YES! It is actually quite easy!!! This tutorial will walk you through how to easily add more clipping masks to accomodate more...

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Freebie: Christmas JOY!

Freebie: Christmas JOY!

Whether you're penny pinching to prepare for Christmas shopping, or you are having buyer's remorse over the billions of Black Friday bags still in your car, never fear!!!! IT'S FREEBIE TIME! No money necessary 🙂 Download our bundle of 9 holiday overlays for FREE!...

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Snap Happy on Turkey Day!

Snap Happy on Turkey Day!

I LOOOVE Thanksgiving. Something about a warm crowded house full of tasty food and people I love....it gets me so excited! I confess, taking photos is not something I EVER remember to do on Thanksgiving....I'm too busy trying to wrangle kids and not burn food BUT this...

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Majestic Snowflakes

Majestic Snowflakes

It's hard not to get pulled into the consumer world of Christmas decorations isn't it? Everywhere we look there is something Christmas related to feed the spirit of Christmas. Which is all good until it becomes so overwhelming that the Christmas spirit is hidden by...

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Tutorial: How to Make a Watermark

Tutorial: How to Make a Watermark

Watermarks are both easy and super fabulous to have when you want to tag your product! I am going to walk you through a very basic step-by-step tutorial of how to make one. We are going to pretend that my company is Purple Elephant Plumbing....it is not...but I like...

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Freebie: For the Organization Junkie!

Freebie: For the Organization Junkie!

I'm a list person. Hard core. So bad that I pathetically enjoy writing down things that I have already done, just so that I can cross them off and feel accomplished. I wonder if there is help out there for people like me? If YOU are like me also, you are going to LOVE...

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DIY Fall Backdrop

DIY Fall Backdrop

In honor of our last week of OCTOBER (how is that even possible already???) I wanted to share this awesome little blog I found :). I know it might be cutting it a little close, but this step-by-step instruction guide for setting up your own little heavenly pumpkin...

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Pumpkin Patch Orange

Pumpkin Patch Orange

There's a whole world of orange out there right now, and whether you are completely sick of this seasonal invasion of orange, OR your entire home including your kitchen pantry filled-with-pumpkin-spice-laden-food is bursting with orange at the seams and you LOVE...

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Tutorial: Color Me Beautiful

Tutorial: Color Me Beautiful

When I began learning Photoshop....I felt lost more often than not. So many awesome tricks! And yet...SO MUCH TO LEARN! Just this week I was asked how one might change the color of an item on a template that they had purchased. Most people can easily figure out how to...

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Freebie: Template Time!

Freebie: Template Time!

It's that time again! As the temperatures continue to drop and the leaves begin to fall little by little each day, there is no denying that October has arrived. Pumpkin Spice has taken over the nation for the next two months and we are daily reminded what overcast...

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Who Wants Cake?

Who Wants Cake?

Let's face it....there are some super awesome photography trends these days that just weren't "a thing" a while back. Sadly, neither of my boys have adorable pictures of sitting in denim overalls, smeared with florecent blue frosting and fists full of...

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The Fabulous-ness of Fall

The Fabulous-ness of Fall

I don't know about you, but I find beauty in all of the seasons. Whether it is the sparkly beauty of a white winter and frost covered trees, the fresh pops of color as spring comes forth, or the crystal clear lake on a hot summer day. Each season holds a special place...

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Tutorial: Inserting Pictures and Using Clipping Masks

Tutorial: Inserting Pictures and Using Clipping Masks

We all begin at square one at some point. If you are super new to using Photoshop and playing around with some of our awesome templates...then this post is for YOU! Basic. Basic. Basic. Step 1: Open your Photoshop program and open your template file of choice. Step 2:...

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Freebie: My Favorite Word

Freebie: My Favorite Word

It's no lie. I am a sucker for free stuff. Big time. Just ask the hubby. Just recently it was a giant plywood board with huge yellow spray paint letters that said "FREE." And just like that, I whipped the car around, told the kids to duck, and single handedly shoved...

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