About: Nicole started her Etsy shop, nicole marie by design a few months ago for two main reasons.
I saw a need for pre-made graphics for all sorts of different uses...digital scrapbooking, blogging, printables, etc. It also gave me the opportunity to express MYSELF, as opposed to my day job as a blog designer where I try to take the inspiration of the client and create something THEY love as well.
She gets her inspiration from many different things. If Nicole sees a color scheme or pattern that catches her eye she takes note of it on her sketch pad which is with her at all times. The skies the limit when it come to creative ideas. Nicole finds them in clothing, nature, home decor, ads, blogs, scrapbook layouts, the Internet, creativity is all around us.
Nicole Marie by Design etsy shop is continually expanding. The newest additions include, pre-made blog graphics, pre-made logos/watermarks, custom bottle cap photo necklaces and "How To Blog" video tutorials. In the near future you will be able to find a printables section!
Keep up with this great shop on twitter.
Review: Nicole Marie by Design offers a great variety of digital elements. I am always looking for ways to spice up scrapbook pages, pictures and my blogs. I used Photoshop Elements to use the png files in multiple ways. I used one as a border overlay and added a picture of my husband and son underneath it. The overlays give pictures a little extra something. I loved the row house image as well. The bright colors pop and I felt it had a variety of uses. I used the flowers to accent a page with text and my daughters picture. I plan to use the flower graphic to embellish some pictures for my daughters 1st birthday.
It was very easy to change the size of the graphics. No matter how big or small I made them the quality was always great. I love how crisp and clean the graphics are. I can't wait to see what new products Nicole is working on. Once you see how a little graphic can make a big difference on a picture or scrapbook page you will want to add them to everything.
If you've never worked with png files before you will want to be sure and watch this excellent tutorial.
Win it: 2 lucky Coupon Clippin' Mommy readers will each win their choice of 3 graphics from nicole marie by design etsy shop.
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This giveaway will end on August 3, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be drawn via random.org. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Open to anyone with a valid email address.
Disclosure: I received the graphics for the purpose of this review. I learned about this great company at Mom Made That. All views expressed are my own opinions.