Thirty, Flirty & Thriving

Yesterday I had a Birthday. It was a pretty big Birthday. The big three zero. Thirty….but wait, didn’t I just turn 25 last year? The past five years have flown by…and I definitely don’t feel 30!

I didn’t do much for my birthday (I will celebrate with my family over the weekend) but I was able to relax a bit, play a few games(scramble with friends & draw something) on my iPhone and have some frozen yogurt (yum!). Oh, and my niece Peyton, who is finishing up her freshman year of college, wrote a little blog post in honor of my Birthday. It was a great present to receive :)

Last week I was digging through my files—in search of some photos for Peyton (my digital photos are a mess. Must. Organize. Photos.) and I came across some photos of me that I had forgotten I even had! So, because I am a geek (and possibly feeling a little reflective due to my birthday), I made a little photo board with a few of the favorite photos I came across. I thought that it would be fun to share them with everyone!

Erica—0to30

In celebration of my birthday, I made some cute photoshop brushes for y’all to have for free! I love photoshop brushes—they are so fun to play with! This brush set of 10 brushes will work with both photoshop and photoshop elements. In the download file I have included both the .abr file and individual 300 dpi .png’s of each brush.

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Birthday Photoshop Brushes Free Download

This downloadable file is free for personal use only. If you would like to blog about this free download, please accompany any images from my site with a credit and link back to this blog post. As a courtesy please do not link directly to a downloadable file but rather to this page. Thanks, and if you have a blog—add a comment to this post with a link so that I can check it out!

I hope that y’all love these as much as I do, and would love to see what you create with them (you can link me to what you make in the comments)!

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DHD Chat Freebie!

Today I will be hosting a chat at Design House Digital from 3-4 PST. Come join in the fun, and find out how to win my new valentines day kit that is being released on Thursday!
As a thank you for participating in the chat I have a fun little freebie to share.

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Click here to download digital freebie!

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DHD Designer Calendar Blog Hop *April

To celebrate Design House Digital’s 2nd Birthday some of the DHD designers are hosting a fun calendar blog hop! Make sure to stop by each of the 12 participating blogs and download a free desktop calendar printable.

Here is my calendar printable, for the month of April:

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DHD-BirthdayCalendar-BlogHop-April

This downloadable file is free for personal use only. If you would like to blog about this free download, please accompany any images from my site with a credit and link back to this blog post. As a courtesy please do not link directly to a downloadable file but rather to this page. Thanks, and be sure to stop by my blog again to see some exciting new changes and freebies!

 

Here are links to the other designer’s blogs:

Jen Allyson – January
Robyn Meierotto – February
Karla Dudly – March
Karen Funk – May
Angie Hinksman – June
Celeste Knight – July
Shannon Hegarty – August
Sara Schmutz – September
Gennifer Bursett – October
Tiffany Tillman – November
Agnes Biro – December

Bookmark Tutorial

Last month I made some really cute magnetic bookmarks, using digital scrapbooking products from JessicaSprague.com. I have had a few requests asking how I made them, so I made a little tutorial with the instructions. Click on the image below to download, and enjoy! :)

Bookmark Tutorial Download

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