When I last posted, I wanted to work on the following:
- printables/downloads on my site and NOT a third party
- including my own signature at the bottom of posts/pages
- embed a Pinterest board/pin in a post or on page (not in the sidebar)
I am excited to say that I have accomplished all three – hopefully!
Add Signature to the Bottom of Posts & Pages
If you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you will see that I have added my signature. Here it is as well:
I am not too happy with it though because I don’t like there being somewhat of a border around the signature. I want it to blend in with the page. I really worked at it and finally gave up. I will try at a later time when I have found some patience!!
I used Adobe Ideas on my Ipad to create my signature. I airdropped it to my Mac pro and used Illustrator to save it as a 300 dpi png file with a transparent background. In order to add it to all of my posts and pages, I used the following resource:
This part actually turned out to be easier than the actual signature using Ideas & Illustrator.
Embed Pinterest Boards on Pages or in Posts
Figuring out how to do this was very easy thanks to the tutorial I found. Here is what an embedded Pinterest board looks like:
Providing FREE downloads without using a 3rd party
Well this one was really important to me. I liked the idea of being able to share free downloads with those who visit my site. I used the following tutorial:
To celebrate figuring this out, I am going to share my 2015 Monthly Calendar. It is being sold in my TPT store, but it will be free for those who visit and read this post. 🙂
I use this type of calendar to keep up with data for my TPT store, so the one I have pictured above is the one I created to track my TPT store, Pinterest account, etc. I had it printed & binded through our local Office Max. It cost a total of $8.63 to print the free pdf (front & back), print the color cover image, laminate the cover, add a solid black cover to the back, and then bind it. The whole process took less than 30 minutes, and now I am ready to log my data in it.
I am sharing the pdf pages you see in the image below. Click for a larger image if needed.
The download does not include a pretty cover; however, I used one of my digital papers that is also offered as a FREE download in my store. If you choose one of my Circles digital papers, you will use PowerPoint to insert your chosen design as the slide background. Use text boxes to enter the personalized information that you want.
In the larger box, I entered “Monthly Calendar 2015”.
In the smaller area, I inserted my TPT Store logo.
Here is the final cover:
I also created a personal one for my family. Below is the cover:
I wish now that I would have thought about choosing a different color for my personal calendar but oh well!
To access the free calendar PDF, click here.
If you have any trouble accessing the download or anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me through the contact tab (top menu). Remember, this is my first time offering a free download, so I hope it works correctly!
Thank you for visiting and reading my post!
Happy New Year!!