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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Snapshot: Ethereal Wedding

extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
"her ethereal beauty"

I love the ethereal style photos, whether it's natural lighting , the dress, Photoshop Actions or some element that take ordinary to that extraordinary dream- like phase.  I especially love it in wedding photography as it adds a unique feel to an already special day.The following are a few beautiful "ethereal" shots and if you are looking add a little "ethereal" look to your photographs, take at look at our post about free Photoshop Actions.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Mini Pancake Pizza

This yummy, cheesy goodness is brought to you via Noble Pig and is a lovely variation of the mini pizza using pancake mix.

Mini Pepperoni Pizza Pancakes
Serves: Makes 12-15 (4-inch) pancakes


For the batter:

  • dry pancake mix (enough to make 12-15 pancakes) this is about 1 cup of dry mix and 1-1/3 cups of water
  • 1 pound shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese (make sure to shred yourself ~ large shred), divided
  • 1 Tabelspoon pizza seasoning*

For the toppings:

  • 5 ounces Hormel mini pepperoni
  • 4 ounces mild Italian sausage, cooked and finely chopped
  • 1 cup pizza sauce

*If you cannot find Pizza Seasoning, make your own:

  • 2 Tablespoons oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon basil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fennel
  • 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder


  • Preheat flat top, griddle or pan to 350 degrees F or medium-high heat. Oil the griddle or pan before adding pancake batter. I always oil the pan or my flat top with a paper towel that I douse in oil first. This way there is just enough oil to keep things from not sticking and not being too greasy.
  • For the batter, mix together dry mix with the water. Add 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese and pizza seasoning. If the batter is really thick add a 1/4 cup water and stir. Add more if needed. You don't want the batter to be overly thick once you add the cheese.
  • Using remaining cheese, start by placing one tablespoon of cheese on the griddle. It will start to melt right away. Pour 1/8 cup of batter on top of the cheese. Immediately add pepperoni and sausage to the top of the pancake. Turn once there are lots of bubbles, just like when you make regular pancakes. Flip over and cook until done. The bottom side with the cheese will be crispy, this is what you want.
  • Remove from griddle and sprinkle each pancake with a 1/2 Tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Place pancakes on a tray.
  • Serve immediately with pizza sauce for dipping.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Storefront: TICTAIL

For many small business owners there comes a time when they want to make the jump to an ecommerce site.Though there are several options to choose from, one of those options is Tictail.

Tictail is described as "the tool that permits you to open your shop without the hassle" . On the Tictail home page you will find detailed information and also example of shops. In addition , it's FREE. They have an easy video that shows you your options and how easy it is to use.

They are a new Swedish company ( just about a year old)  and have already hit over 24k stores. Looking at the sites and functions, I can see why. If you are really looking for a free ecommerce site that is easy, fast and professional, I think that Tictail is a good option.

You can connect your own domain name, your PayPal account, change the favicon and set up Google Analytics . This is a new platform so you don’t have all the different customization of the others well-known ecommerce sites, but you can edit your store with HTM/CSS .  Did I mention it’s completely free?

Pros: Free, fantastic minimalist Scandinavian design, no adverts
Cons: Do have to pay for the extra apps like custom domains , custom store coupons/discounts.
           There is also no currency conversion

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014

For those of you that love the Trend Font, the following is a lovely free version of it called Airbag Slab.

Airbag is a trendy display typeface aimed at achieving a stylish, clean, slab look and feel. Airbag free version only has uppercase letters and numbers (with a few other characters thrown in for good measure). As I said in the intro the font works best at larger sizes so it’s best used for big headlines and posters.

DOWNLOAD AIRBAG SLAB HERE ( please note that you will be required to "pay with a tweet"...nothing is really free, lol)

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

We are back with a little bit of shine!
We will be introducing new products and retiring some as well ( better get them while you can, because they will be going back into the Disney Vault)

Visit us on our Facebook Page: and our Instagram: @gramkins

Thanks for all the support!

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