Sunday, November 4, 2012

How to Use My Graphics

Wow! Today my Bunting/Banners Clipart was feautured in the TpT newsletter! Some people are having trouble accessing the files, so I have created a little tutorial to help you out.

To access these files you will first need to unzip the file. In Windows Vista to Windows 7 (possibly Windows 8, but I haven't tested it yet), you can do this by right-clicking on the file that you have downloaded to your computer.

First, use your Start Menu to open up the folder where your saved the file. The file will have a title like "". Right-click on the file and select the option "Extract All ..." A box will come up asking you where you would like to save the extracted files. It will usually default to create a new folder in the same folder where you have saved the "" file, with the same name as the .zip file. This is fine. If it doesn't create the folder for you, you can go ahead and create the folder manually and select that folder by using the "Browse" option on the dialog box.

Once you have selected where you are going to Extract the files, go ahead and extract them to that folder. Once extracted, you will see the individual PNG files in the folder. :)

If you don't see the option to "Extract All ..." when you right-click on the "" file, you will need to install a file extraction program. I use 7-zip, which allows you to extract files using the right-click option as described above. The only difference if you would select the following when you right-click on the file:

7-Zip --> Extract files ...

You can download and install 7-Zip for free by clicking on, or copying and pasting this link:

To use them in a program, it varies according to which program you use to create your lesson plans or handouts. Most program have the following option. I use Kingsoft Presentation, which is a free alternative to Microsoft Office Powerpoint. From the menu bar across the top, select:

Insert --> Graphics/Picture --> From file ..

Browse until you find the folder that you have extracted the "" file to, and select the graphic that you wish to use. It will show up on your page. Use your cursor to resize and move the graphic to where you want it. :)

If you use another program, google "How to Import Graphics into [Insert YourProgram Name Here]" and you find some tutorials to help you. :)

I hope this helps!

If not, here are some online tutorials.

Windows Computer
--> You want to extract/unzip the folder.

Mac Computer

Importing the graphic into Microsoft Office Powerpoint or Word

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bunting/Banner Clip Art FREEBIE

Today was my day off. While getting caught up on chores, I distracted myself by working on these.

These are 23 colorful bunting/banner clip art graphics, available to you for FREE! As with all of my graphics, they are high quality PNG files with a resolution of 300 dpi. To download, just click on any of the preview pictures, which will take you to my TpT store. If you like them, please leave me feedback and consider following me to hear updates about future products and freebies!

It looks like this week is a slow one in the world of supply teaching. I have no bookings! I hope something comes up last minute. In the mean time, I will be working hard at making more products for you, as well as knitting some convertible mittens to protect my papa's hands from the cold Canadian winter that will soon be upon us. Thanks for reading. Xo.


Here are some classic "polka" dot backgrounds and adorable doodle borders that go with them! I love the look of dots, and even though many teacher-authors already have similar ones up for sale, I just couldn't help making a set myself. I have been playing around with doodles and plan to make many more doodle borders. :)

This package includes 38 different dot backgrounds in a rainbow of colours in 2 sizes (8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12), and 13 colours of doodle borders with white backgrounds that look adorable against the dot backgrounds! A total of 89 files!! 

Everyone loves dots and doodles and this package combines them to make cute cover pages, binder covers, labels, scrapbook pages, or whatever your heart desires! These are ok for commercial use - all I ask is credit back to

If you have a request or are looking for a specific colour, please email me and we can figure something out! 

I hope you enjoy these backgrounds and borders as much as I do! If you do, please follow me to receive updates!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Freebie and Halloween Clip Art

Yippee! My first product has arrived. Here it is:

Presenting 10 FUN, COLOURFUL bordered backgrounds! These are perfect to use on the cover pages of your documents and lesson plans to make them stand out. They are high quality PNG files at 300dpi, and there are 10 fun colour schemes to choose from! One is in spooky Halloween colours for those of you who are preparing Halloween-themed lessons. In true TpT style, since this is my first item, it is absolutely FREE! Be sure to let all of your teacher friends know about it by clicking the icons below this post to share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or on your blog. While you're at it, subscribe to the RSS feed so you can stay tuned for future freebies! I plan to put up a lot more and I've already got some exciting and fun new stuff brewing.

 This morning I finished packaging my second collection of clip art. These are my Halloween friends. They are cute and spooky all at the same time!

My favourite friend is the zombie. :) Which one is your favourite? These friends can all be yours to use on your resources by clicking the picture above, which will bring you to my TpT store. All of my work comes with a commercial licence, so you can use them on lesson plans that you will be selling!

I take requests! Send me an email about it and I will let you know if I can do it or not. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Hello and welcome to Cat Lady Graphics! My name is Danielle. I am an Occasional Teacher in my hometown of Renfrew, Ontario, but I also have a passion for cute things! In the future I will be posting adorable graphics made just for you and maybe even some lesson plans and resources for teachers right here. Subscribe to my RSS feed, follow me on Google+, or TeachersPayTeachers, to receive updates when I post new items! I am excited for the future and look forward to making many cute things for you! Thank you for visiting! :)