I love Canva!

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How many of you have tried Photoshop or Gimp or some other photo editing software? I’ve tried Gimp and frankly I gave up pretty quickly. I don’t like complicated applications. I’m the type of user that want things to be simple, yet powerful.

I should be able to drag and drop, and move things around just by dragging the mouse. Right? Right! I thought so too. Unfortunately, and even though GIMP is free to use, it takes too much time to learn. I didn’t want to spend hours learning something I could pay someone else to do. I have very little time to build books, and attend to my book pursuits. I value my time, and I’d rather spend it on writing and reading. But, always having to pay for stuff is not always feasible either. It can get expensive, and when you need things in a hurry… well rush jobs cost more money.

And then it was like the Universe heard me and ta-da! CANVA came to me!! It is my new best friend. Since I came across it, I have been playing around at the site. It is FUN!

Basically, Canva has all the templates you would need to create anything from postcards to Facebook ads. The dimensions are correct, and all you gotta do is drag and drop images into the template. Even better is that Canva supplies both free and paid images. You can layer pictures just by dragging the mouse. You can also pick out some really great fonts to personalize whatever it is you’re creating.

I am not affiliated with Canva at all, but I do get very excited when I find products that make my life simpler and Canva is one of those products. It’s like when I find a great new bakery. I just have to tell all my friends 🙂 Same thing here! I think Canva is as delish as cupcakes.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, go to https://www.canva.com/

You have to create an account, but it’s free. Once you confirm your sign up, the world of easy design is at your finger tips.

Have fun creating!

 

Gathering Storm

read an ebook wkSmashwords is celebrating the adventures of e-books this week.

If you haven’t already heard, there are tons of both free and discounted books available.

Stock up your reading device and join the fun!  As a little something to get you started, Cecily’s book Gathering Storm is FREE as part of this wonderful celebration.

Click on the links below and use the coupon code posted on the book page to get your copy for free. ENJOY!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/439173 gathering-storm-ebook-newcomp2

While you’re shopping, Prelude to a Storm is also free.

What can I say? We love to give and share around here 🙂

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/435397

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