We Lived Happily Ever After: April 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

$300 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Hey guys! I am SO excited to be hosting this amazing giveaway with some of my blogger friends! The occasion is simply celebrating the wonderful experience blogging has been for us all so far (and how much we love our readers! You know how amazing you all are, right? We wouldn't be here without you!) 

But enough "mushy stuff!" 

I am just so thrilled to give back to you all! Read below for instructions! 



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Free 20x30" Chalkboard Background Download for Digital Graphics


I LOVE using Chalkboard Backgrounds in my blog graphics. They are awesome for creating printables too! There are several great free downloadable chalkboard backgrounds out there, but I decided to make my own because I'm picky about the texture (I don't like it to be too scratched up or powdered looking!) 

If you are having issues using this download link, please reference my FAQ post HERE to troubleshoot it.



Monday, April 8, 2013

Converting Images into Shapes for Blog Graphics (Using Photoshop)


This tutorial is a response to many questions I get about how I "create those cool shapes" that I use on my blog. In a previous post I shared my Free Downloadable Photoshop Shape Images, one of which, I will be using during this tutorial.



Friday, April 5, 2013

How to make your own Clickable Social Media Icons (Using Image Maps and Photoshop)


This tutorial requires minimal geeky knowledge...

Basically you need to be familiar with knowing how to paste HTML in your website (if you know how to add a HTML widget on your side bar, you're all set. If not, then it's really easy to learn!) 

It also requires knowledge of the really basic basics of working with Photoshop..... and it might help if you know how to read. So yeah, it's pretty easy! :)