FotoJet Designer Review

Violinist: Photo Editing

FotoJet Designer Details

FotoJet Designer, a simple but powerful graphic design app. It's available on both Mac and Windows.

Some of its key features:

* 900+ templates for social media graphics, magazine covers, cards, posters, flyers, banners and more.
* Thousands of resources: clipart, fonts, effects, backgrounds, lines, and shapes, etc.
* Powerful editing tools: crop, resize, rotate, layer management, duplicate, undo/redo, etc.

My Review

This is a fantastic tool for anyone who loves photography work, especially if you're a blogger and have a website. For example, in photo #1 I found a great photo template and added text and clipart for musicians to use piano chords in a very popular song. This image was created for Pinterest and its users.

Oceans: Where Feet May Fail

There are many wonderful font styles (sizes and shapes) to work with for headings and subheadings. Here in photo #2 and #3, I chose an eye-popping bubble effect in my text.

The Power of Music

Music Party

The good thing is that there are a variety of choices regarding templates to use for your various needs in creating banners or cards. For example, FotoJet offers pictures (templates) of fashion, travel, sports, food, landscape and so much more. There are so many creative possibilities at your fingertips, including uploading your own personal photos to work with.

If you like photo editing, I know I sure do... then you must look into this great photo designer app. You are in control of adding or removing any text designs on their photos as well as your very own.

In photo #4 I've designed a FaceBook Cover Art banner. Next, I will be working on a Spring Recital cover front and updating my YouTube and Google+ banners. So many delightful options to create for personal and business use.

Piano Lessons Banner

For photo #5, I went all out in social media and shared this photo that I created in FotoJet with my audience. Everyone loves Billy Joel and the response was great on FaceBook!

Billy Joel Quote

So, give it a try. I highly recommend the app and give it 5 stars! It's easy to use and you'll really enjoy it. Special thanks to Candy at PearlMountain Technology.

Oh, and you may be interested in private or group piano lessons if you're in SoCal. Please stop by and send me a quick note. I'd love to hear from you. Wishing you all the best!

Happy photo designing!

-- LadyD
 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Review: Handy Household Hints from Heloise

Handy Household Hints from Heloise

Product Description

Do EVERYTHING Around the House
• Better
• Smarter
• Faster

Heloise is America’s most recognized name for household advice, and she shares her innovative solutions for your most pressing dilemmas. Whether you need shortcuts for everyday tasks, delicious ideas for quick meals, or ingenious tricks for the spills, accidents, and clogs in your day, just turn to Handy Household Hints from Heloise.

You’ll learn how to:
• Clean a keyboard with a used dryer sheet.
• Remove hot pepper seeds with a grapefruit spoon.
• Lift scuff marks with plain, white paper.
• Corral electrical cords with a ponytail holder.

Discover Heloise’s most creative ideas and tips for cleaning up, entertaining with ease, making repairs, getting organized, taking care of yourself, coping with nuisances, and keeping house. Filled with up-to-the-minute hints, you’ll turn to this handbook whenever you’ve burnt the rice, stained your shirt, or splattered paint on your hands.

Handy Household Hints from Heloise

About the Author

Heloise is one of the most recognized lifestyle managers in the world. Her column appears 7 days a week in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and foreign countries, and she is a frequent guest on national television and radio, where she shares her insight for saving time, saving work, and saving money.

Book Review

You'll find hundreds of clever cleaning tips inside that can help you solve life's little messes!  If you're wondering what to do with margarine tubs, metal mint tins, and peanut butter jars look no further. Heloise shares creative ideas for using plastic lids that can separate nonstick pans. Plus, I've read many times throughout the pages that one can roll kitchen and bath towels to save on storage room. There's an informative section on making the most of your closet space and I believe the author's all-time favorite cleaners are vinegar and baking soda for almost everything! Great helpful, practical tips to discover and experiment with.

4/5 stars!

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Kids' Visual Study Bible: Book Review

kid's visual study guide

Book Description
The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible, for ages 8–12, brings the Bible to life in four-color illustrated splendor. This study Bible includes a spectacular full-color interior featuring over 700 illustrations, photos, infographics, and maps on every page that visually represent key Bible information. Each page also features important facts located near the relevant verse. Intriguing facts; colorful, engaging maps; photographs; and illustrations make this a Bible they’ll want to explore.

Kids' Visual Study Bible
Over 700 four-color photographs, illustrations, infographics, and maps throughout
Full-color design
Book introductions, including important facts and an image to orient the reader
One-column format with side bar study notes for ease of reading
Presentation page
The complete text of the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible
Beautiful cover featuring gloss

So the kid's NIV Visual Study Bible is like a textbook for the older child who is a serious student of the word in a Christian school. You will find the Old and New Testament contents of the Bible, along with an infographic index and maps in the back. The colorful illustrations are wonderful, too. I especially like the questions asked on the front page of each book of the Bible. For example, Who Wrote This Book? Why Was This Book Written? What Do We Learn About God In This book? Who Are The Key People In This Book? Where Did This Happen? What Are Some Of The Stories In This Book? Love using the ribbon marker and this fresh approach to studying God's word. It's a beautiful bible and perfect for gift-giving, as well as at home and church libraries. The downside for me, the font is too small and the book is too heavy to hold. Overall, a great learning experience in exploring people, places, and history of Bible times.

4/5 stars.

Kids' Visual Study Bible

Received a copy of the book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis