Mood Board 4/27/2016

Today’s mood board was inspired by how tired I was after very little sleep last night and then, somehow, making it to my 5:30 am spin class. Phew. I am so glad I went to spin. I am always glad I make it to spin. I wish, wish, wish my local YMCA had a morning boot camp class, but, I believe they only have yoga on Wednesday mornings. I am looking very forward to my beach trip with some girlfriends in just a few weeks and wanted to keep my mind focused on digging my toes in the sand. I used some Photoshop brushes that were “watercolors” and I love the way they look on the page. I am not entirely happy with how this mood board turned out graphically, but I wanted to tell a story and try different things. Anyway, here is today’s mood board:

Mood Board-4-27-2016

Mood Board-4-27-2016

Discovered a good YouTube channel for Photoshop tutorials [Photoshop Tutorials], as well as a few sites for downloading FREE Photoshop brushes:

Where to to download Photoshop brushes:

Other sites for FREE Photoshop brush downloads (just did a quick Google search for “free Photoshop brushes”):

And, because I now want to create my own Photoshop brushes, here is a tutorial on making your own brushes:

Mood Board 4/26/2016

Inspiration for my fairy garden. Looking forward to creating and putting it together. I have created a wish list of gifts for Mother’s Day which include items for my garden, particularly the side yard flower bed. I planted another azalea bush with bright pink flowers. So beautiful. As I add more and more of those azaleas, the closer that flower bed comes to reminding me of East Carolina’s campus this time of year. I need to replace my bistro set chairs and plan to replace them with some cheap-o adirondack chairs made of plastic. I say “cheap-o” because Target has some really nice polywood chairs that would last a bit longer (maybe), but they cost $300 a piece. Yikes! I’ll stick with the cheap-o chairs and replace them next year, if needed. I still won’t spend anywhere close to $300 if I replace them again next spring.

Mood Board-4-26-2016

Mood Board-4-26-2016

Mood Board 4/22/2016

Today’s mood board centering around Earth Day. I used to love Earth Day as a classroom teacher, always planning some kind of recycling/reusing activity for my students.

Mood Board-4-22-2016

Mood Board-4-22-2016

Mood Board 4/20/2016

Playing around with Photoshop and Illustrator to create a mood board to represent what is on my mind lately. Going to keep creating as much as possible as I am finding this to be very therapeutic!

Mood board

Check out my first mood board!

Amazon Selling Services

Amazon product

New Amazon product on sale now!

Daily Project: November 7, 2013

I have been researching different ways to sell my products and have discovered the word of third party vendors (in addition to TeachersPayTeachers, that is). I am looking into attempting to sell some of my “hard goods” through both Amazon and eBay. I just listed my first product on Amazon! I am excited and nervous at the same time because I am learning so much each day with my business. I am finding it necessary to measure each of my products for shipment, as well as weigh them. Should I invest in a parcel scale? Right now, I am only listing two items, but I have to enter this information for each item. I have been meticulous about providing a SKU number for each item because I have been doing that on my ezk12lessons.com site for each of my products. Since working retail, I know that item numbers and SKU numbers are very important for keeping track of inventory. I have also invested in a plastic file box just for my shipped inventory. I will keep extra copies of inventory on hand so that when my products begin selling, I can immediately ship them out and not have to print, cut, etc. which could delay the product getting out to customers. Here is the direct link to my first product: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GHW177A

Articulate Storyline Conversions

Articulate Storyline

AP Calculus Articulate Storyline presentation

Daily Project for November 6, 2013

Working on updating AP Calculus presentations that were originally created in Powerpoint, then coverted to Articulate Studio, but we needed them to be viewable on Apple devices (HTML5), so the company purchased Articulate Storyline. These conversions are working out beautifully and the students seem to be happy with the content.

Delete a Custom Library in Inspiration Software

Delete a Custom Library in Inspiration Software

For step-by-step instructions, print out the following document. [Delete a Custom Library Tutorial]

**Note: This tutorial is specific to the Windows Vista operating system and Inspiration 9.

The Custom Libraries are located at:
C:\ProgramData\Inspiration 9.1\Libraries\Custom Libraries

  1. Click the organize menu at the top of the window. Choose layout > menu bar.
  2. Now, go to the tools menu > folder options > view
  3. Select the option to show hidden files and folders. Close out the Folder Options window.
  4. You should now see the Program Data folder on your C: drive.
  5. Locate and open the Inspiration 9 folder.
  6. Open the Libraries folder.
  7. Open the Custom Libraries folder.
  8. Select all of the Custom Libraries you would like to delete and press the delete key.