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Digital Crafting

UPDATE: The date for the return of the SotC Newsletter is incorrect. It will be November 8 not October 11. 

A while back I received a message at Studio on the Corner Etsy shop inquiring about digital papers & what to do with them along with “What does digital mean?” Now that’s not the first time that question has been posed to me, but it has spurred me on to try to explain.

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Before I get started, I know there are loads of people out there who know exactly what I’m talking about. In fact, there’s a whole generation or several now that would be shocked if they had to live without the digital world. It’s all they know,  but for those of us who grew up with party lines, land lines, & phones that would be considered gigantic by today’s standards, the digital world can be a bit baffling. So just what is all this artsy stuff on computers?

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Digital can be simple or complex, but it’s always convenient. Example: You’re going to a birthday party & realize that you forgot to pick up a tag or card. If you have computer access & a printer in just a few moments you can….

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Your stress level just went down a notch. No stopping to pick up a tag or card, fumbling around for a pen & place to write while enroute to the party.  The other great thing about digital creations, you will find unique, artful, wonderful selections by the thousands!

What about wrapping paper? Well, yeah, there are places to find gorgeous wrapping papers, but they are physical items that would be commercially printed & sent to your home. Not quite as convenient, but oh the array of papers will boggle your mind. Take a look at what digital artists & others are doing on Spoonflower! My goal is to join Spoonflower soon & turn digital papers into fabrics, gift wraps, or even wallpaper.

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How about a skeleton damask fabric for napkins & a crazy table cloth? Maybe down the road, but for now you can purchase Hecate’s Halloween Paper Pack in Studio on the Corner Etsy shop as a digital download.

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Throwing a party?  Need decorations?  You can create a whole party with a theme through the world of digitals. Invitations, party banner, favors, goodie bags, cupcake wrappers, cupcake toppers, signs, labels & tags for food identification on a buffet table or tie around bottled beverages. Oh & don’t forget the tiny details like straw flags, candy wrappers with bag toppers, & water bottle labels.

Who needs Hallmark when you have digitals at the stroke of a key. You can download, print, & cut out cards or invitations for every occasion & some you never thought of.

Starting your own business? You’ll need business cards, brochures, signage, & maybe hang tags…all found as digitals that you can edit, add your own text or information, download, print & distribute.

Digitals for the home is a great way to add charm & uniquely you interiors. From recipe cards to beautiful posters & prints the digital world answers the call.

I haven’t even touched on digital scrapbooking, planners or journals. Let’s save that for another day. I hope you have a better idea of just what digitals are & how you can use them to your advantage. If you have any questions just comment, email or send a message via Etsy Conversations. I’ll gladly answer any questions you ask.

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Hecate’s Halloween Paper Pack – a dozen 8.5 in x 11 in papers

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The Treat Me Candy Wrapper & Bag Topper Kit

There’s more fun at Studio on the Corner Etsy shop, so check it out!

One more thing…beginning this Wednesday, SotC Newsletter is back. Once a month, every second Tuesday, the newsletter will magically appear in your email inbox, if you’ve subscribed. If not, you can sign up to receive the SotC Newsletter & be treated to a welcome freebie! I hope you join us.

Have a marvelous Monday!

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Junk Journal, Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop

Hello, hello…  How’s life treating you? Busy with creating & a change of days has been uppermost on my mind & in my life. Summer vacation started 2 days ago & having the young man about certainly makes a difference in my mornings & afternoons, but I love having him around…most of the time. The 2 of us are spending at least 30 minutes each day reading…a book. You know one that you hold in your  hand & interact with by turning pages. I’m reading a book on Elizabeth I & he’s reading Harry Potter.

A summer celebration must include that wonderful summer getaway, time by the sea. Just listed are 6 tags featuring colors of the sea & mermaids all in a vintage-inspired sort of way.

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The mermaid illustrations all came from books published in the late 1800s & early 1900s. I am a cheapie, rather than purchase tools & bits I try creating something similar with what I have. I wanted to make some vintage-looking ribbon for the tags. Ribbon steeped in tea just doesn’t take on that spotted, dappled look of age even though I tried. Lightbulb…I wadded up paper towels & pressed the towel on an ink pad & then dabbed at the ribbon. I like the spots, although I think brown ink would look even better. I’m going to try all this again with satin binding, brown ink, & see how it works…I have a feeling it will look old & decrepit, just the way I like it.

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The Silly Teddy Bear tags are listed as well.

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You can find both listings at Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop.

I have the next package for the Junk Journal Journey nearly ready.   Have a fantastic weekend!

 

 

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May 27

Another apology is required. Every once in a while life gets in the way of creating. There’s been a plethora of bad news that has come to those I love & are important to me. It’s not as though this bad news has always been final, but it has certainly affected me in various ways. It’s hard to concentrate on designing, at least for me, when precious people in my life are struggling, in pain, and facing some hard facts of life. My heart goes out to each of these members of my family.

I will get back on schedule next week, with more ‘stuff’ for your junk journal journey. You’ll find more listings on Studio on the Corner Etsy shop including these Silly Teddy Bear Tags.

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The tags were extracted from a book published in 1907. The borders are vintage frames from an old type book circa early 1900s. The tags come in various formats: 1.) All files come as PDFs so you can add text in Adobe Reader  2.) PNG files, individual tags & sheets, completed with backgrounds & aged along with sheets & individual tags with no backgrounds. Just print on a colored paper of your choice. This option is great for saving ink. 3.) One sheet of the six tags is in JPG format, as seen above. This option requires nothing but printing making it a convenient option. Just handwrite whatever you wish to say. Aren’t multiple options great?

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This photo was taken at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo Ohio. There’s s sadness in this photo that conveys how I feel about my country right now. 

I seldom get on my patriotic soap box, but when things seem to be spinning out of control I cannot hold my fingers back. Get out the grill, patty up burgers, toss a few hot dogs on the hot coals, whip up potato salad, bake an apple pie & pause a moment this Memorial weekend to ponder the liberties we should all hold dear. My grandfather, father, & uncles took up arms when called upon to do so. I can never express just how important these freedoms are to me. People sacrificed so we could continue living in a land of freedom.  It is all those fighting warriors who served in times of war & times of peace, from the lowest man on the military totem pole to the highest general that I offer the deepest gratitude.

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