Reason Creek’s Application of the Week for the iPad: Martha Stewart’s CraftStudio
The Martha Stewart Craft Studio application is free from the App Store until July 8th thanks to the sponsorship of Snapfish! No I’m not getting paid or reimbursed or anything for reviewing this app. I just stumbled across it and thought, “Hey, lots of folks are going to like this for a variety of reasons!”
While you may certainly use it to make cards, I immediately thought of doing quicky web graphics like the one above, although I am sure you can do better than I did. I just wanted to try out several of the features, such as stamps, stickers, background patterns, text, edge and corner treatments, color, and glitter and handwriting (I decided not to use the later two.)
It allows for undoing, layers, reordering of layers, deletion of elements, altering the color of elements. You can save to pictures, sent, and post.
I wholeheartedly recommend downloading it while it is free. The application allows you to purchase additional palettes or styles if you wish. I have not done that yet. But if I have a need for it, it is nice to know I can quickly make a cute graphic when I’m on the road with just my iPad. The app. will be $4.99 after July 8th.
I’m going to try to design some stickers using this app and print them out for my business promo to hand out at BlogHer using Avery stickers.
I was an errant equivocator today. Instead of writing I dilly dallied and delayed writing this post and other pieces while I contemplated moving this blog to triplebottomtimes.com (Don’t ask!) I even created a header for it.
But then as I usually do I quit doubting myself and the wonderful name I have here at reason creek. I just needed to make it look more bloggy and less corporate site-ish.
I used a couple images from the National Archives, one from sxc.hu and another from morguefiles.com, a few more images were from a recently rediscovered commercial set of clip art images that Hubby purchased for me a few years ago. Some of these I had to crop, add a border or remove a background, and in one case overlap a tiny image to make a long ribbon. Two were from a free digital scrapbook kit I downloaded when I was searching for backgrounds before I decided to just to it myself. I did some fill in with textures I had previously made from scratch or by just using my drawing program’s brushes as stamps.
Pretty good for a first attempt at a blog background don’t you think?