Make your own Etsy Banner

5:51 PM Tammie Rampley 0 Comments

So, I have been playing around with my Etsy banner. I really wanted to use my own "bag tree" picture, but, that just wasn't working out. But, a couple of days ago, I came across an actual cartoon pic of a "bag tree". It was really cute. I said, what the heck, someone has to have directions on how to do this thing. I set on an adventure to figure out how to make my own banner. I know that there are people out there that will do them reasonably. When I say that I have to put all that I make back into supplies, I am NOT exaggerating. I have not choice but to figure it out myself. I cannot possibly be the only one out there. So, for those of you that need a little help, I am going to give you the links you need.

1. Go to http://www.gimp.org/ and download Gimp 2.8. Be smart and download the manual while you are at it. If you aren't using this program, it is a free equivalent of Adobe Photoshop. It will do the majority of what you do with Photoshop, for free. Great alternative for those of you on a budget.

2. Go ahead and pick which photos and fonts you want to use for your banner. Don't get yourself stuck trying to figure out the Gimp program while you still have no idea what you are trying to create. Draw yourself a rough sketch or mental sketch so you have something to shoot for. Visit some other stores if you need some ideas.

3. How to make an Etsy Banner with Gimp  This will give you step by step directions on how to use the tools in gimp you will need and how to make the banner.

I just finished mine, I haven't yet figured out how to link it into my blog. If anyone knows, I would love to know how...lol..


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U S of A

3:04 PM Tammie Rampley 11 Comments


I shared this on facebook last night. Today I decided to share it with my Blogger friends..

I just heard a young lady on the news say something that really struck a cord with me. She said that "we" her and her friends were still children during 9/11. That this is the first time that they have gone through something so traumatic. I think, that is true, the children that weren't directly impacted by having lost family members or friends have not ever been through this kind of trauma. The fear that is associated with even the threat of a terrorist attack. They are so used to living in this land of ours, this land of the free, home of the brave. Suddenly, we aren't so free anymore, not quite as brave. We live our lives so fearlessly, we enjoy freedoms each and every day that not all nations do. Most of us are not afraid to walk outside and start our cars in the morning. Most of us aren't afraid to rip open a package when it comes in the mail. We are more likely excited to see which item we purchased on the uncensored internet we are allowed by a government we have no problem complaining about publicly. Where in other countries, we could be hanged in the streets for doing so. My life is not about fear, and I refuse to live in it. But, to those out there that even on a normal day, have a hard time appreciating what you have. Remember these days.. These days, when you are happy to be alive. Be grateful for the blessings you have, the freedoms you are afforded, and the liberties that we will soon ALL have here in the United States of America. A land that will always be, no matter what is done to us, The land of the free and the home of the brave...

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Sick.. and Sad.. at the State of our Society..

7:07 PM Tammie Rampley 0 Comments

Since this is my place to vent, occasionally, you get to hear my political opinion. Which, you might not agree with, and that is ok. That is why I live in the United States of America, because we have the right to disagree. I am disgusted that anyone can still buy a gun whenever they want to. I believe that politics aren't even politics anymore, and haven't been for some time, they are just big business. When hearing that even many Dems voted against and their reasoning was that their constituents wanted them to. I truly believe that big money wanted them too in most cases. Our government has to learn to be about the people and not the business. We as citizens are sick and tired of not being represented in government. If you asked the first hundred person you could come across whether their favorite politician voted the way they wanted them too on everything, the answer would be no. If you looked at whether our politicians vote the way the constituents want according to the polls, of course not. But, if you do enough research, you will always see that there is someone in big business directly linked to that politician that will benefit from them voting that way. Or, they are trading that vote for a vote on another issue that they want pushed through. Boy oh Boy they sure don't call it "Playing Politics" for nothing. It makes me sick. I understand that people do not want to be controlled by the government, but you sure as heck want to ask where the police were when something bad happened. Guess who the police work for? You don't want the government all up in your business, but you expect the fire department to know the very minute a fire starts at your house. Guess who they work for? When you have a wild animal or stray dog that might hurt your grandchild, you call animal control. Guess who they work for? In order for the police to be able to do their jobs, there has to be some rhyme or reason to who is allowed to legally buy a firearm. Yes, they may be able to go and get them illegally, but why make it so easy on them. A robber may be able to break into your house, but are you gonna leave the door open for him and all your good stuff on the porch? If you are a law abiding, responsible citizen, the new gun laws would not have affected you in any way other than to have to wait a couple more days. Are you doing something so important with your guns that you absolutely cannot wait a week or two? Seriously? And once you are approved and cleared, you are approved and cleared, you wouldn't have had to worry about it again. Now, that kid, the one that the neighbors have visit them, you think he might be their son, or maybe their nephew, all you know is every time you see him he looks high. When he is around, you take extra precaution to turn on the alarm and make sure the house is locked tight. You don't trust him because something about him is just "not right". Now, he gets a gun too...

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WANT A $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE?

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HERE IS APRIL'S PINTEREST GIVEAWAY 
YOU HAVE UNTIL APRIL 30TH TO ENTER

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APRIL FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY

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APRIL FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY

For the month of April, I am going to do something a little bit different. I am starting off the contest with one $50 Gift Certificate as the prize. For every 100 entries, I am going to add another $50 Gift Certificate. So, the more you enter, the more you participate, the more you spread the word, the better your chances of winning... So, tell your friends, spread the word... This contest will run until the last day of the month, so you have plenty of time to earn a ton of entries....






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NEW BRIDESMAID CLUTCH

2:41 PM Tammie Rampley 0 Comments

I had an idea a few weeks ago. I know that there is a ton of people who buy these same traditional bridesmaid clutches for their weddings. I thought to myself, you know, me, I am not all that traditional. Truthfully, most of my friends aren't either. I can imagine that most of them would not be the type to give out the same thing that everyone has always given out. So, I decided to design a bag and do something a little different. That is what I have been working on as of late. I just put my first set up in the shop. Lemme know what you think...






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GIRLS VERSION OF MARCH MADNESS...

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THIS IS HOW THE GIRLS CELEBRATE MARCH MADNESS

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