A few years ago I stumbled upon a website called CafeMom.com. I joined and really like the site. After a while I found the tags, siggies, or whatever you want to call them. I call them tags. (Maybe I should come up with my own name for them?!) I started to collect them because I have always collected things with my name on them. Then I wanted to learn how to make them myself. I taught myself quite a bit, asked questions for things I didn't know and researched a little. I started out using free programs like imikimi.com and paint.net. I really wanted my own program to use that had more options though. I tried Adobe Photo Shop and it was ok, but I didn't care for it that much. Then I bought Paint Shop Pro and I love it.
I started out creating mostly to make my own ideas for myself. Then I started to think about what a great way it would be to spread The Word of Jesus and His love. A lot of my tags were Christian themed. I joined groups and was designing for 6 different groups at one time. That was too much tho, I soon slimmed it down. Now I design for 2 groups but am thinking about closing my CafeMom account and just designing for myself and friends on here and facebook.
Creating is also something relaxing that I can do. I love to create for my friends. It makes me smile when they use my creations.
Here are a few of my favorites that I have made for myself. I have MANY more that I like but it would take me forever to post them here. I will have to set up a slide show or two.