What’s Going On?

It’s been a busy week and it doesn’t look to slow down anytime soon!  I’ve started back to college studying Graphic Design and already received my first two assignments which I’m super excited about.  Because I know I’m going to be super busy, I’ve decided I’m going to spend the next few days working on the member calendars for October, November, and December.  This way I can ensure that they aren’t late for you guys!  You’ll also have them in plenty of time for your busy holiday planning.

Look for them soon!

New Teacher Adoptable

School has already started here in Scotland and I know most of you won’t be long in following!  To celebrate, I’ve created a new adoptable.

It’s a simple little image that can easily be used year-round.  I think it would be great used on letterhead to send home notes to parents, or even printed out and hung in your classroom!

This adoptable is available in both web (282w x 213h, 90 dpi PNG) and print (6″w x 4.5″h, 300 dpi PNG) formats so you’ll be able to use it for just about anything! As usual, you get to choose from a variety of hair colors and skin tones, as well as whether or not your adoptable wears glasses.  Please note, however, that the size of the font used for your personalization may vary depending on the length of your name.

The below sample shows all the different color options for you. You can purchase yours here.  Don’t forget to send your personalization instructions and your adoptable will be delivered to your email within 24 hours!

Two New Adoptables!

My most frequently requested items are my adoptables and I have to admit, I love making them! This week, I’ve added two new ones for those of you that like to collect them.

The first is a Valentine or Love themed adoptable. Available in both print or web format (or both, if you like) she holds a box of candy wrapped in ribbon and holding your name.  As with all my adoptables, you get to choose your hair color, skin tone and whether or not your adoptable wears glasses.

The second is just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! A teacher, dressed in her finest greenery, stands by a pot of gold with her name on it. This one is also available in both print and web formats.

All of my adoptables are limited edition. After 50 are sold, they will be retired.

 

Email Check-up Time!

Because my new system relies heavily on emails (to send your download links, receipts, newsletters, password reminders, adoptables, etc) it is important to make sure that you can receive them!

Unfortunately, it’s not unheard of for my emails to go into a spam folder and for a customer to think I’ve forgotten them! Because there are so many different email softwares and services out there it’s not possible for me to cover all of them, but hopefully I can give a few tips that will ensure you receive my communications.

  • Most email providers offer some sort of contact list. By adding ashley@thistlegirldesigns.com to your contact list you should ensure that they get through.
  • If you are expecting an email from me and don’t receive it, please check your spam folder. If you find it there, you should have the option to mark it as “not spam” or “safe sender”
  • If all else fails, try to do an internet search for “add sender to safe list” along with the name of your email service or software. This should provide detailed information.

 

 

Sample Image

Click Me!

Click Me!

All of my print collections supply you with images that are 300 dpi PNG formats.  This gives you a bit of leeway when it comes to resizing! Most of the people/children in my collections are created to fit a 5″x7″ area but can be enlarged to fit a full-sized piece of paper. You can also reduce them a bit, but may lose some detail if you go very small.

So that you can get an idea of the resizing capabilities, I’ve included two sample images here.  Simply click on the sample image to open the full-sized image (you’ll see that they are much too large for use on the web) which you can then right-click and download to your computer for experimenting with.

The boy shown to the left is the general size of all the children in my collections – some may be a little taller if they’re holding something or wearing a costume, while some may be shorter or wider if they are sitting or lying down.

Click Me!

Click Me!

To the right is my logo, which is approximately 3″ x 3″ – just so you can play around with a slightly smaller image as well.

I hope this helps you to see the quality and capabilities of my images. Each software will handle resizing images differently, and I’m not familiar with all of them, so please check out the help section for your particular software if you’re having trouble figuring out how to resize 🙂