Quite some time ago, I found myself enjoying creating little quotes that would appeal to both kids and adults. I forgot about them for a while but now I’m bringing them back! I’ll be hoping to post at least one a week on my ThistleGirl Designs Facebook page but you’ll also find them here on my site. For this week, there are two! You are welcome to download them and share them freely 🙂
If there is a specific quote that you’re fond of or would like to see, simply leave me a comment here or on my Facebook page and I’ll see what I can do!
I know how many of you love to jazz up your letters home or websites with personalized images. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’ve created a new one just for you!
This Valentine’s Adoptable features a woman surrounded by a heart and holding a pencil with her name on it. Though created with Valentine’s Day in mind, it would also work all year round.
Simply purchase your desired format (web and print are available) and then fill our your personalization form to select your hair color, skin tone, and whether or not you’re wearing glasses. Don’t forget to include your name!
If you’re like me, you sometimes like to get a head start on your planning for the coming month. If that’s you, then the February Calendar Pack is ready and waiting for you!
The calendar comes in a PNG format for those of you that like to open and edit in your own photo/graphic editing software.
Or you can use the editable PDF that’s included – just open in Adobe Acrobat, click in a calendar square, and type!
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 to the site is this printable “poster” that encourages you to celebrate your uniqueness! You are welcome to download, save, and use the image shown above! If you’d like it in printable format (US letter size, PDF, three different skin tones), be sure to check out it’s product page here on my site 🙂 You can also get a free desktop wallpaper here.
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!
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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 🙂