Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Whale Clip Art Free Download

There are quite a few free downloads out there on the internet! However, I can't always seem to find what I need when I need it. So, I had a client ask about whale invitations and I must say I am not a big fan of paying for clip art, so I decided to try my own shot at designing a whale in Photoshop Elements 12. It is not perfect by any means as it is the very first clip art by scratch I have designed myself. I posted it on my Etsy shope for fifty cents, but have had no hits yet and I realized that 1.) maybe it's just not as good of quality as many of the others out there and 2.) maybe there are a bunch of other people out there like me who don't like to pay for clip art. haha

I'm not claiming this is a "great" piece of clip art, but I am offering it for free for a period of time for personal AND commercial use! If you are using this commercially, please remember that I still created the design do not sell this as your own clip art, but you may use it in products that you sell. The only thing I ask is that you visit my Etsy shop, favorite my Etsy shop if you are on Etsy and favorite this listing as well as any others you may like. You can also share your love by visiting and liking my Facebook page and/or following me on Twitter @BabbleheadsPics and/or following me on Pinterest!

Please note that the downloadable file is a .png format in a .zip folder with a transparent background and downloaded via Dropbox. It contains the whale and spray only in the colors shown below. You can change the color in Photoshop if you know how or I can send you a different color if you want to purchase it through my Etsy shop.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dogs can get mosquito bites?!

So, I had written this post over 1 year ago now and I realized that I never posted it. Normally when that happens, I just forget about it, but I thought this was too good of an FYI post to pass up! :)

Last summer, the humidity levels were high and it was raining a lot. When you pair that weather with a woodsy, wet backyard, you get an over abundance of Mosquitoes - yuck!
It was easy for the baby and I to stay indoors - we'd been avoiding the sun and heat for weeks, but my fur child (a yellow lab named Maddie) liked to sit out on the deck, especially when the baby was crying.
At one point, I was standing in the kitchen and when I looked down at Maddie she looked like she had a softball stuffed in her right cheek! It was all swollen and droopy. I started panicking, because I thought she was having a stroke, so I frantically called my husband at work. He said it was probably a bee sting and I should look it up, but could probably give her Benadryl. I popped open my laptop and found the dosage levels for a dog her size, then rushed on over to the nearest Walgreens. I gave her that Benadryl and waited. Maddie was again in and out of the house and the Benadryl seemed to work but only temporarily. Finally, I followed her out into the backyard to see what she was getting into and within MINUTES, her snout was covered in those little suckers! (mosquitoes!)
Well, needless to say, IN we went. She wasn't thrilled to be stuffed indoors until the mosquitoes calmed down, but it was for the best.
We never have had it that bad since, but we also switched over to the Vectra brand of pest repellent for our pup. We have had the best year free from ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and any other pests since using that brand! (Highly recommended - and this is not a paid review!) :)

Here are some photos to prove how bad her mosquito bites were!

 To start, here is a photo of Maddie normally without a giant schnoz:

And here are the freakish mosquito bite photos:

Poor Puppy!!! I'm glad she survived and that she hasn't had to endure this again since! :)

My Etsy Shop - BabbleheadsPaper

As many of you may know, I have started an Etsy shop to sell my digital designs and paper products to others who may be in need of customized design products. I wanted to share a few of my favorite items on TheWorkingWifey Blog.

So, from time to time, stop by my Blog or Etsy shop and check out my new items! And don't be afraid to contact me if you don't see what you want! My favorite items are custom orders!

Northwoods Digital Frame