Whee! LOL I am caught up! You don’t realize how much stuff you are involved in until you can’t do it all for some reason. In addition to catching up on e-mails, there are dozens of tutorials to check out, articles to read, and goodies to snag. I know it makes a lot of work for myself to read all I do, but, I like having my finger on the pulse of the online digital design community. I find a lot of interesting stuff this way! I stumble upon a previously unknown-to-me design blog, subscribe to the feed or e-mail alerts, and I’m with it. LOL Rarely have I ever gone back and unsubscribed. There are lots of ways to find out what is happening.
The most obvious places to start are the ‘search engines’. I know of three(3) of them, right off:
If you know of any others, add them in the comments and I will add them to my list on my ‘Resources’ page. The three I mention are there, already, near the bottom.
Pinterest, the ‘clippings’ site, is an awesome way to find out about cool stuff. There are Photoshop sections (use the search feature at the top of any page) where there are loads of goodies and tutorials. I think you have to have an invite, so, if you need one, comment and I will accommodate you.
One great way to find things you like are to go to any blog that has something you like, then, check that blog’s links. Their links are usually in blinkies or ‘Lists’ on the sidebar, so, it isn’t too difficult to find them. An excellent example would be Sugarbutt Designs. I wrote about it a few weeks ago, and, since, have learned the dear lady’s name – Jenn. She told me she has gone by ‘Sugarbutt’ for ever. LOL I think it’s a darling name! On her sidebar, she has lists of great sites to visit. Click on Sugarbutt – aka: Jenn’s site and check it out for yourself. She had some I had never heard of.
Real quick, here are just a few of the places I have found lately:
I found one new place that I am digging – Slo-Dive. They feature a lot of Photoshop goodies and tuts, too. They are real regular with posting, so, be sure you subscribe.
Then, there is PSD.co. They have a little bit of everything – textures, brushes, patterns, shapes, actions, etc…
Another good Photoshop blog is ‘Hello, Streetlight’. Right now, on their home page, there are quite a few nice brushes and textures.
As far as digi-scrapping blogs/sites, I found one where, even tho it is a store, the goodies are mostly free. Retro-Zing is set up in a store setting, but, I think all of the stuff is free. There may be a pay item, but, I haven’t found it. There are some cute ‘collections’ going on, so, check it out!
And, now, finally, here are the last two parts of this month’s collaboration with Miss Edna’s Place. This was a crazy month, but, I managed to get everything done and posted. Whee!
Click on the ‘elements’ preview, below, to go to Part 5 and the next preview, the ‘papers’ to get Part 6. Then, you will see Miss Edna’s preview. Click on it to go to her blog for her parts, if you haven’t been there already.
So, here ya go:
Miss Edna and I will be back at it again in April. Here’s peek at the colors with a familiar ‘April’ theme. You’ll see!
Thanks for the links and the kit
Hi Su, looks you're up and running slowly again!Hoorray!I have a link for your Resources page, to look for freebies which I find one of the besthttp://www.craftcrave.com/And you're right, when you visit a blog it's always nice to check out their blogroll, indeed I too found some interesting blogs doing this.Have a wonderful day!hugsKyra
I had forgotten that one! I added it. Thank you!Thank you, Kyra. I appreciate all you have written to me. It is very special.Hugs,Su
Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Mar. 20, 2012. Thanks again.
Oh yay you're caught up! That's always a good thing. I've been way running behind with things lately. Over the weekend I started setting up “Email Filtering” in Gmail just so I could make sure that I get the most important messages first.Similar to you, I have subscribed to many design blogs and also various lists, and get a flood of emails to condend with every day. If someone has a question about an order, or if I get a website design inquiry for instance, the email may be buried on the next page of my gmail. Now a lot of my stuff is getting sorted/automatically directed (archived/skip inbox)into folders/labels so I can take a look at that stuff *after* I've sifted through the most important messages. It's not all complete yet, but is definitely getting better. I was starting to get overwhelmed, lol!Thanks for listening, heehee. Thanks for sharing some great links. Some of the sites I had not been to before. You and Miss Edna did such a great job on your kits. They are so springy! With so many elements and stuff. You gals are awesome!
Glad that you're back an feeling good enough to be all caught up! Love the spring kit and the color tease for April looks like it will be a fun kit too!Thanks to you and Edna for sharing your work!
There is an award awaiting you on my blog. Enjoy, hugs, Edna B.