Power Tools for Bloggers and Crafters Plus Summer Printables!

I have found the solution to one of the biggest blogger and crafter dilemmas! Yes, your constant quest for creative graphics can now end when you combine GraphicStock and Picmonkey, the go-to powertools for bloggers and crafters!

Power Tools for Bloggers and Crafters PLUS FREE PRINTABLES!

GraphicStock offers an affordable treasure trove of awesome images, while Picmonkey provides the tools you need to personalize and enhance your images to make them your own. In no time at all you’ll be able to illustrate your posts, create infographics, upload beautiful images to social media, and design printables for every season or holiday. Now is the perfect time to experiment with these tools. GraphicStock is offering a seven-day free trial where you can explore its library of over 250,000 images for free, and Picmonkey is also available at no cost!

In this post, I will share with you how these two tools are the only solution you need in order to consistently create graphics that are perfect for your blog or crafty DIY projects. Let’s start with a simple summer printable.

Summer Printable... love the cheerful colors!

First, I logged into GraphicStock and entered “summer” in the search box. This beautiful watercolor image was one of the first to pop up, and I downloaded it in seconds. Next, I opened Picmonkey, clicked “edit” and pulled up my graphic. I wanted my finished product to be 8 X 10, so I cropped the image to 2,400 X 3,000 pixels. (I love the simplicity of Picmonkey… no need for Photoshop on a daily basis anymore!) Next, I decided on the wording for my summer printable: “Hello Summer, Life Is Good!” Picmonkey’s type option is easy to use. Here’s how it turned out!

Power Tools for Bloggers and Crafters PLUS FREE PRINTABLES!

To fit the graphic correctly in this post, I reduced the pixel size. If you would like this printable, you can download it at full size here. 

I also created these cute cupcake toppers for a summer party! You can download them here.

Super cute Cupcake Toppers!

I love how easy it was to make these two printables starting with GraphicStock. Their images are also great for weddings, scrapbooking, invitations, cards, t-shirt designs, and many other craft ideas. What would you enjoy making with them? 

I’m so excited to share that one of my readers who signs up for the free, seven-trial at GraphicStock will be selected to win a free, one-year account! Here’s what you need to do to enter this giveaway:

1. Click here to check out GraphicStock.
2. Let me know in the comments below what project you’d use GraphicStock images for!
3. Bonus Entry: Click to tweet below and let me know in the comments that you did!

That’s all there is to it! Good luck! (Remember to cancel your subscription at the end of the trial so you don’t have to pay for the membership.)


Andrea Tabler | TablerPartyofTwo.com


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  1. Wow Andrea! Thanks for this great info and the resources. I am definitely entering!!

  2. Such a cute image. I love all the colors.

  3. Thanks for the great resource, I will have to try them out!

  4. Stephanie Keeping says:

    This is a great resource! I really hope to grow my blog this year.

  5. Those printables are so cool Andrea! I got the 7 day free trial through your link, and saw so many fantastic images. I love this one: http://www.graphicstock.com/stock-image/grunge-colorful-tree-vector-illustration.html

  6. Oooh, Andrea! So pretty! I need this kind of help for my pix, but if I sign up for a free trial, I’ll forget to cancel, and I don’t have $99.
    So….. maybe I can try them later, when my income improves! Or my outgo is less.
    Thanks for letting me know about them, anyway!

  7. Great ideas, Andrea! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. What an awesome Idea. I will have to look into this more. I need it for my blog and social media. Thanks for the great post.

  9. Thanks so much for the info and for sharing on Inspire Me Mondays

  10. Great ideas, thanks for sharing! I already use Picmonkey but I hadn’t heard of GraphicStock, I’ll have to give them a try.

  11. Man, I was the last one to discover the awesomeness of PicMonkey, though now that I have, I realize that little monkey can really do anything, can’t he? LOL! Thank you for sharing your tips! – Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com

  12. The graphics are a little too feminine for my liking – or not! – but they’re really cute and free, too. Wow. Thanks for sharing — this is such an awesome resource!

  13. These are pretty and thanks so much for the info. It is nice to know what others are using in the way of tools. I pinned!

  14. Andrea, thanks for sharing GraphicStock! I have been looking for buttons and logos for my blog. I tweeted about this!!

    Also, thanks for linking up to Idea Box and sharing this awesome site!

  15. This is really cool…so glad you shared it with us at #FoodieFriDIY…sharing as well and will definitely be checking it out! πŸ™‚

  16. Great post. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  17. Thanks for such a great article….great info for anyone with an online business of any kind!

  18. LOVE, love, love this!! Thank you for sharing this with our link party and make sure to join us again tomorrow. Love your whole blog too! <3

  19. LOVE this! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. πŸ™‚

    Life With Lorelai

  20. This looks like a great resource. I absolutely love the graphics you picked! Beautiful! Also, thanks for the giveaway! Stopping by from The Creative Muster Link Party.

  21. Thank you for linking up last week!
    Your post was ‘the most viewed’ last week πŸ™‚

  22. I absolutely love this! Thank you for sharing.


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