Most of you already know I’m all about working from home and helping others to do the same. Working from home has many advantages and disadvantages.
However, advantages upbeat disadvantages and what happened to me a few days ago clearly proves it. I simply could not imagine or think of a nicer Christmas surprise gift then the one I got from a dear friend of mine: Fiona Watson.
And here is what I got from her:
Of course, Christmas tree ornaments immediately found their place on my Christmas tree! :)
Now, “What’s so special about these gifts?”, some might ask.
Plenty of things, but let’s just name the most important ones:
- Fiona is a person who I admire and respect so much. Getting a surprise gift from her makes this gift, well, very special.
- Fiona just started a work from home business, and it takes strength and courage to do that.
- The gifts she sent me are awesome (They represent the kind of items she sells on her ETSY Store [Link to Fiona's ETSY Store Figero Design ->])
- Some of the presents I got from her are decorated with my Photoshop brushes, so how could I be more proud and happy?
So. What can I say? Way to go Fiona! You are doing a wonderful job and I am sure your work will be a success on ETSY, so hold on there, keep on doing the great job and a 2012. will be a year of success to you.
Love you all! I hope this post helped at least some of you will find inspiration and encouragement for your own digital creative plans or projects. If you feel you should do it, just do it and next year will be the greatest year no matter what they say :))
I just can not find the words to tell you how much I appreciate your feedback on our latest GBG eZine.
I am receiving so many “Thank you” emails from you guys, I’m overwhelmed with emotions!
This is one more proof how giving is receiving! That’s something my parents tried to teach me when I was still a kid but I was to young to understand.
Now I understand.
By giving you these presents in my latest eZine, I received so many positive emotions and such a nice feedback from you guys … it is something one can not measure in dollars or anything material.
So, I owe you A BIG THANK YOU!
And what else can I say?
Thank you for sticking with me and GBG for so long. I wish I could answer to each and every one of you personally but it’s just impossible! So, I wanted to thank you this way and
I WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
May all your dreams and wishes come true and I hope we will stick together in GBG for many years to come.
I love you all, and even if it is hard to survive in these tough days of recession, your kind and warm words just make everything else irrelevant. And I love you for that.
Silvia and GBG
Also, I am proud to say that I made this little Christmas Card with out latest On-Line Designer Application and if you liked it too, feel free to make one Christmas Card yourself right here ->
For those of you who are impatient and want to skip to 5 free Photoshop brushes sets for immediate download they’re on the bottom of this post. Just scroll over there.
Now, for the rest of you who want to find out a little bit more on what’s going on, read on.
Remeber Linda? 5 days ago I showed you her contribution to our Graphics-Illustrations.Com Summer 2010 competition.
I know, how could you forget such a beautiful Christmas Tree made of Photoshop brushes!?
And guess what??? This is not all. Linda made a whole package design with a little help of Photoshop brushes
Now, let me tell you something … This looks AWESOME!
I will not say a word … see for yourself:
Linda, what can I say?! You are a genius! This looks beatiful!
And now, in a Christmas spirit, here are some free Photoshop brushes available for immediate download. It is Christmas in July after all! (learn about on Wikipedia about Christmas in July ) :)
Click on the brush name to download it and click on PREVIEW to see what it looks like before download.
I made them with love, had lot of fun doing it it and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. Feel free to use them in your Commercial projects.
- Grunge Stars Photoshop brushes | PREVIEW |
- Christmas Trees (grungy) Photoshop brushes | PREVIEW |
- Christmas photo masks Photoshop brushes | PREVIEW |
- Grunge Snowflakes Photoshop brushes | PREVIEW |
- Christmas LITE set Photoshop brushes | PREVIEW |
PREMIUM Christmas Photoshop brushes set is also available in my flagship product 800+ Photoshop brushes MEGA set!
Love ya’ all, take care!
Yep, I’m all in Christmas atmosphere, giving giving giving … :)
While my little Poofitza sleeps behind the computer screen only her tail, lurking from behind, gives away her presence and I’m thinking about this years Christmas presents for my family.
It was always like this, our (wider) family gets together each year for Christmas. A Christmas tree, 15-20 family members, specially arranged dinner table, many good looking and even better tasting sweets and of course: many many presents under the Christmas tree.
Well, for last few years I thought a little about all these presents… and I realized that I should probably abandon old traditional approach and do something completely different this year. So, I decided: this year I will donate all of our Christmas presents budget to the SOS Children’s Village! And children will make 20 drawings for my family members with Christmas greetings! So, in Christmas spirit we will donate to the ones in need, our family members will get Christmas drawings and everyone will be happy. I’ll post some of the drawings, as soon as I get them in Thursday.
And, here is a little something for YOU! Yes you, the one who reads this :))!
8 Christmas Gift Tags
In Christmas spirit, what better DIY idea can you have? These tags are specially made for Christmas gifts, what can I say, “Original by bsilvia” :) just add names and -voila! Of course, the more you play with them – the better, you can add more brushes, for instance. Or, you don’t have to, you can print them out as they are and just add names on the printout.
OK Enough talking, here they are
Click here to download 8 Christmas Gift Tags, they’re all in one zipped file (3MB)
Sorry, 5 days subscription free download offer expired. However, you can still get those! Join GBG and enjoy this free download + more than 1500 other free downloads. Please read about our free download policy and join our GBG for more free downloads. Thanks!
All tags are 2.7in wide and 4.7in high; PNG files; PRINT READY 300 ppi
- * Christmas PREMIUM Photoshop brushes set (55+55)
- * Tattoo designs Photoshop brushes set (30)
- * 2 pack graphics: old grunge paper images 3
- * Grunge Stars LITE Photoshop brushes set – free LITE edition available after joining GBG
- * Snowy sky LITE Photoshop brushes set – free LITE edition available after joining GBG
- * Grunge Photoshop Brushes Set (74) – Special FREE edition for Smashing Magazine
Print them, cut them out, use them on your presents and most of all – have fun!
Love you all,
Of course, gang, not everything needs to be so gloomy and doomy just because the big guys on Wall Street messed it up. They still can’t take our Christmas spirit away, isn’t it?
I certainly will not allow be intimidated with all this and I recommend you do the same. Cheer up! You might even take it easy on spending on Christmas presents but you can still make presents for your beloved ones. And if you make the presents yourself, I promise, they will have a special value and meaning for the one who gets them. Because, in these kind of presents you invested your time. And time is the most precious gift that was given to us on a day when we were born.
So, for all of you creative souls, scrap-bookers, design enthusiasts and professional graphic designers. tonight I prepared something that you will cherish and appreciate this season. Tonight, I bring you:
2009 MEGA Christmas Brushes Set
55 brushes in 2 sizes (110 in total)
And what will this set do to you?
It will help you with:
- Preparing Christmas scrap books,
- Greeting cards
- Gift wrapping paper
- Even decorating your apartment,
- Make a gift like a mug or t-shirt or clothing on Zazzle or Cafepress
- Let your imagination go wild from here
And for professional designers, you already know what I’m talking about. Some of these brushes could be a life saver on a tight deadlines. For everyone who has a site or a blog – decorate your websites with this set.
I mean, with this set you can spend less this Christmas and make your present unique and beautiful.
Of course, as usual for those of you who really can’t afford $9.99 for a full package, I prepared a free, lite version of 7 brushes. I am a struggling artist myself and I know how it is not to have money so I always give a piece of my work away for free for those of you who can’t afford.
[ DOWNLOAD LITE PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES SET – Christmas Photoshop brushes set (7) *5 DAYS subscription free!* Free Download now available after joining our Green Bulb Gang ]
At the same time I am very grateful to all of you who buy my brushes, support my work and benefit from it at the same time. That’s why I prepared a little something for all buyers of this set. But, I want this little something to be a little Christmas surprise gift for you! This offer is valid until 1st of January 2009.
And, of course, I must not forget to mention, all of my ex and future buyers of 800+ Photoshop Brushes MEGA Set will get this one for 1/2 the price, i.e. $4.99.
I wish you cheerful Holidays and a lot’s of happiness, health, love and success through the next year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I was so happy when received my first 2007 Christmas card form Emelie (Thanks!): jumping all around and clapping my hands like a baby! (a huge one, :-))
It’s a great feeling when someone uses my work and when I get to know that person! That’s great. And that’s all about!
So, please guys: make me happy every day: please send me a link with your work, or your work … or anything that uses my Photoshop brushes, Illustrator symbols and other. I’d like to see all that great things you can do!