Learning To Post Images to My Blog and My Very First Freebie... : Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

Learning To Post Images to My Blog and My Very First Freebie...

by Lisa Decosse on 10/06/12

Well, it took me over 4 hours to learn to post images to my blog.  Unfortunately, the 'adding images to the blog' option in Homestead is not a straight forward process.  The worst part is that I tried for 2 hours on my own one night and got absolutely nowhere.  So, the next afternoon I spent almost an hour trying to get someone to chat with online who was proficient in the subject matter at hand.  Another hour later she told me to do the same thing I did on my own.  However, when I did it with her standing by, it worked.  Don't you hate it when that happens?   So my first image was my 'blog signature'.  Not very ambitious but I had to start somewhere, right?

Today mind you, I'm taking a big step up as I will be posting my first ever sentiment freebie.  I'll keep my fingers crossed and hopefully this will work and you will be able to see and save the image if you would like it.

 This sentiment is a combination of Trebuchet MS and Scriptina Pro; both of which are available online for free download.  It was created for the inside of a Thanksgiving card that I am entering into two different challenges and afterwards I will be giving it to my parents when they come up to visit next week.  They've recently moved about six and a half hours drive southwest of where we live and it has been a difficult transition for me.  You see, I'm an only child and my parents moved to be closer to us almost 20 years ago.  They needed a change and a better apartment complex to live in now that they are getting older and the closest suitable location is in London, ON.  They've been gone since the end of August and I really miss them.  But I digress...

 I'm also including a black and white version in case you would prefer that.

 I haven't come up with my policy for using images yet.  So for now, suffice it to say that if you save/use one of my images:

  • Do not claim the image as your own.
  • Credit 'Decosse's Dynamite Doodles' somewhere on your card in print big enough to actually read. 
  • Please do not share my images.  Instead direct people to my blog and they can grab the image for themselves.
  • If I have signed an image, please do not delete my signature.
  • Please leave a comment on my blog.  It will help to inspire me to continue to offer future freebies.

Thanks for your cooperation and I hope you get some use from this sentiment.

Until next post,


Comments (1)

1. Lyn said on 10/12/12 - 05:47AM
I was going to become one of your followers after you became one of my followers, but I couldn't find anywhere to do this on your site. I wish you lots of success on your site! Hugs, Lyn http://spectacularprintable.blogspot.com

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This is site is just getting underway.  Please excuse the mess.  Check back often for updates.  It is not built up very much because I'm just getting ready for a challenge in Oct.  Little by little, it will get there!

Less than 10 days into my blogging career and I'm already having to change how I do things. 

If you have been a previous visitor to this blog, you may have noticed how basic the blog is.  There are just too many things that I can't do here...

*I want to have followers--the best I can offer is a mailing list to let people know I've posted something new.
*I want to add a field in the comments section for people to add their email address and/or website address if they want--can't do that.
*I had someone request that I turn of 'word verification' because she was afraid that I would lose out on a lot of comments otherwise--can't do that either.
*There is no way to create a post archive.
*There is no way to do a search within my blog.
*There is no way to create labels to make it easier for people to navigate through the site.

And the list goes on...

Due to issues with the basic features of the blog component of this website, I have relocated my blog to BloggerTM.  This website will remain so that I still have a place to keep my image galleries.  However, if you would like to continue to check out new posts you can now find my blog at:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come follow me in my new home!
...Designs with Distinction
Hi!  My name is Lisa and welcome to my personal website.  Whether drawing, painting, cross-stitching, card making, or doing nail art, I've been 'creating' since I was knee high to a grasshopper.  Over this past year I've really gotten into the world of card making and nail art.  I know that there are already a lot of amazingly talented card makers, digi stamp designers, and nail artists out there and I've been learning a lot from them.  I've been wanting to enter some card challenges but need a gallery to display my creations.  So, voila!  I'm finally following through on creating a personal website to share my creative endeavours with the world.  
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