Wednesday, January 23, 2019


SVG files are scalable vector graphics and the ideal file format for images that may need to have various size incarnations. See this easy-to-understand detailed explanation of this essential image type. It's the best one that I've found.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NEWS: Zibbet Launches New Selling Hub Early 2019

Diana at Three Cats Graphics gave me the heads up that Zibbet is changing to a new marketing model. Sellers will be able to manage various shops from other venues right from a Zibbet selling hub.

The interesting thing that Jonathan said is that a seller will be able to sign on to this "New Zibbet" and not even sell in a Zibbet shop "if he/she does not see value in it," but use the hub to manage shops at other selected venues. The blog post is here: The facebook page is here:

I was at Zibbet in 2013, made some sales and was featured in a shop profile interview for the blog. I did not buy the lifetime membership and left when changes came and free shops were all but eliminated. Jonathan told me that I could always return at any time. I've thought about it over the years. One thing I would really miss today is the forums that he had at Good luck to Zibbet, always!

Monday, January 21, 2019

OPINION: Civil Rights Is For Everyone

Civil rights is for everyone.

Make this world a better place, while we can. This is a statement that I make often when sharing caring images and videos at Facebook. These are shares that show people reaching out to each other in various ways, without reservation or discrimination. It is in this spirit that I acknowledge that today is a holiday to celebrate not only a man, but what he believed, that we all are entitled to human rights.

Today, I remind us all that civil rights is for everyone who is a person, no matter what the race, sex, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic heritage, national origin, etc.

I love this artwork from KWSnet 
Something similar would be nice made from a wood block print or collage.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

RESOURCES: Inspiration From The Etsy Newsletter

I love the Etsy newsletter that is sent to my email each week. It is easy to review and has a clean, neat and non-cluttered design. I look forward to scanning it each week. I don't have much free time, but I make time to quickly overview this journal.

I don't always follow the links, but doing so is how I was able to get free promotion and packing supplies from American Express. This was for the Shop Small, Small Biz Saturday, Backed By Amex event during the holidays. I was also able to watch the Making It mini TV series competition (which was not crafty/handmade enough for me) by seeing the announcement in this lively online periodical.

I've been weeding out and pruning my email alerts, but the Etsy news blog is not going anywhere, except into my mind as I continue to squeeze out time to read it. It's exciting, it's fresh, it's fun! The overall design lends itself to thrilling anticipation!

Check out the Etsy News Blog!

I wanted to add an Etsy logo to this post, and was happy to find a Brand Assets download on the Press page. If you want it to use at your blog, see the download link at the bottom of this page. I'm going to unzip mine now to see what goodies await!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Artsy Customized Sweets For Valentine's, Events And Occasions

Customized Brownies for Valentine's Day

Time for some sweetness, because Zazzle makes it easy to put my graphic designs on sweet treats.
Tell that person this, "I Love You More Than Anything", and watch love flourish! Sweet words on sweet products for your sweetie!

I Love You Design By Artsy Craftery Design Studio On White Chocolate Dipped Oreos
This is a quote that I created when my mind was soaring about how expansive love can be.

It is a simple design in flowing script and warm peach (light orange), with 5 silvery gold hearts and lines of simulated sparkling confetti at the top and bottom.
Love Words Design By Artsy Craftery Design Studio On Cake Pops
All of these sweetly created confections are made, customized and individually-wrapped for Zazzle by Veronica's Treats in Middleboro, MA.
Romantic Message By Artsy Craftery Design Studio On Sugar Cookies
They all are perfect for goodie bags at weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, or as a gift during holidays and other events and occasions. 
I Love You More Than Anything Design By Artsy Craftery Design Studio On Dipped Oreo Pops
Give them just because, just because you want to. Surprise someone and make them happy!
Celebrate your occasion! Simple words and attractive design from Artsy Craftery Design Studio says it all!
Customized Valentine's Sweets By Artsy Craftery Design Studio On Milk Chocolate Dipped Oreos

You will find these artsy sugar cookies, brownies, cake pops, dipped milk chocolate and white chocolate Oreos, and sprinkles-covered dipped Oreo pops under my Romance & Love category at my Zazzle shop, Artsy Craftery Design Studio: 💚💏💚

Thanks For Visiting!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

NEWS: Webshots 20 Yrs Old & Selling Subscriptions

Webshots is 20 years old today and sent me an offer, which arrived in my junk folder, to buy a yearly subscription to the website for $19.99. The link sent me to a payment landing page with no branding on it whatsoever. I would think they would direct potential buyers to an info page at the website, where I could read about Webshots today.

I will not purchase, but it would have been more conducive to me buying had they done that. I haven't used Webshots since about 2006 and they changed owners, I think, after that. I also shy away from unbranded payment pages, though a branded page can easily be falsified. Must be always vigilant! We are advised to not make payments at page links that arrived into our email boxes, but to go directly to the websites instead. That's what I would do, contact the website and ask for the promotion. I would explain that I was leery of the junk mail and unbranded landing page.
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