December 1, 2015

Christmas Card 2015
Free Download

Hi everyone, we have missed posting, but we are still not back. Our lives are still busier then ever. With new jobs and new business adventure, we have our hands full. Fingers crossed one day we are back to designing for our site. 

Today I have for you our annual Christmas card download. We've been doing one since 2012 and I had to do one! This is my Christmas Card for the 2015 year. I designed it as a photo Christmas card. Instead of worrying about a back, and finding a printer that will do a back and front side, send it to your local or my favorite site,, and print as a photo. Good luck!


Have fun with it! We would love to see our designs in print! Add a comment with an image.

Here are few steps to help you with the file.  

1) It's a photoshop file. You will need photoshop to edit the card yourself. 

2) There are only three layers 1) Background, 2) Love, The... and 3) The main design. Add your picture in-between the "Love,.." and the background layer. Super simple! Remember to change your name from "Morgans"

If you want us to edit the card, because, 1) it's easier for you for us to do it or 2) you don't have photoshop.. we charge $10 to edit.

If you have any questions, leave a comment or email us at

*Remember - Loving Life Designs downloads are for followers only. We ask that if you download our creations you become a follower. It only takes a second. Thanks.

Thanks for reading!

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August 12, 2015

We're here but not here

I just wanted to send you all a quick shout out. We're here but really not here. We've once again gotten busy in our lives and the blog has fallen low on the priority list.

We'll be back - hopefully.

We won't be reading comments very often. If you are having trouble with a download please contact us through the form or our email. Keep in mind it might take a while for us to respond.

Sorry for our absence and hope you continue to enjoy or old designs.

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April 22, 2015

Free Blog Sidebar Profile Image Design
{Free Blog Element Download}

Today I have a free blog element for you to download, a sidebar profile image that you can personalize to match your blogs design.

To warn you this is a Photoshop PSD file. In order to personalize this element you MUST have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. If you don't have Photoshop? We can edit it for you. Prices start at $10.

A sidebar profile says a lot about a blog and it's author. In just a few sentences it can tell your reader who you are, what the blog is about and why they should keep coming back. A great looking profile image can help draw a reader in and allow them to connect with you. I don't know about you but it's one of the first things I read when I scan a new blog.

Blogs are also about highlighting your personality and who you are as an author. It's why your readers come back time and time again. You're interesting, they like what you have to say, and they appreciate it. They want to get to know you and what you are doing. Having a generic uninteresting profile doesn't interest readers and it doesn't let them get to know your personality. Thats why I have given you the opportunity to personalize this image with your own colors and picture.

I have 4 different but similar designs for you to choose from. A pentagon and a circle. One says "Welcome!" and the other says "About me!".  This file is super easy to personalize and I've provided a tutorial for you below.

My favorite is the pentagon that says Welcome! What's your favorite? - You can download the (FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY) PSD files below.

*Remember - Loving Life Designs downloads are for followers only. We ask that if you download our creations you become a follower. It only takes a second. Thanks.


In this tutorial I'll show you how to change the picture and colors to make this profile image perfect for you and your blog. We'll take your drab profile to turn it totally fab. (always wanted to use that in a blog post!)

How to Change the Profile Image. 

I'll quickly walk you through these steps, but if you want detailed instructions on how to use a clipping mask in a loving life designs project you can read more about it in this tutorial I posted a couple months ago.

1. Navigate to the file you have stored your photo. I like to store a copy of my photo on my desktop. I think it makes it easier to locate.
2. Drag and place the image into the opened photoshop file.
3. Move you profile image layer just above the layer titled clipping mask.
4. Right click your image layer and select create clipping mask (or hold down the option key and click on your images layer). Doing this should constrain the image to the pentagons shape.
5. Resize your image to fit inside the pentagon.

How to change the Welcome/About me text color.

I did something pretty nifty to make this process easier for you. I converted the text to a shape so you don't have to worry about installing the font.

1. Start off by selecting the Welcome/About me shape.

2. Double click the layer thumbnail.

3. The color selector dialog box should open.

4. Pick a color or add a HEX number - I chose a nice pink to match my profile image - click okay. Done! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Half way there - So far we have changed the image and the color of the text. Does yours kind of look like this right now? You can stop now if you chose. The grey outline would be nice accent to this profile image.

How to Change the Outline Color

1. Select the Outline Image layer.

2. Double click the word stroke.

3. Click the grey box in the layer style dialog box.

4. Pick a color or add a HEX number in the color selector dialog box. Then click okay and then okay again.

Viola You are done! Step back and admire your new sidebar profile image. Doesn't it look just FABULOUS?

If you have any questions or comments please email us at lovinglifedesigns @ or leave a comment on a post.

Thanks for reading.

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