Welcome to my design blog!

I'm Tess, and I make layouts and tons of other free resources for Insanejournal users; I specialize in tools for RPers and game moderators, but I have tons of layouts available that fit just about any use! Feel free to browse the menu above or the extended tags page to find what you're looking for. You can also check out my shop, buy me a coffee, or make a pledge to my Patreon! And, of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me either on the contact page or on the post your question relates to. ♡

If you're here from Dreamwidth you might find my guide for how to install any of my S2 IJ layouts on DW tutorial useful!

Layout: Bookmark

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Layout + Guide + Info )

How to turn your sticky note into a popup

How to turn your sticky note into a pop up

Learn how to do it! )

Layout: Botanique

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Layout + Guide + Info )

Come Closer: Cast list/roster


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Check out what you've been missing on Patreon!

And much more—including Dreamwidth versions of many of my exclusive layouts and of favorites from my free IJ selection! And there's more coming this month!

March Updates

Happy March! I am SUPER excited to announce that with the stable income provided by using Patreon to offer you guys extra paid subscriptions to content we're now in a position to rent a house with an office where I can work! I cannot thank you guys enough!

What this means for March:
  • This is a great month to buy me a ko-fi if you'd like! We've got a lot to take care of while we move into the new place, haha.

  • I'm going to be doing the bulk of my free posts at the beginning of March instead of spreading it out through the month since the latter half will be a lot of moving and unpacking and other similar nonsense. Expect multiple posts a day and a quieter back half of the month, and then we'll be back to business as usual for April! (No foolin!)

  • My "big secret project" was meant to go up last month and, as we can see, it did not. This is entirely on me, but for awesome reasons! As I was working on it and finishing up I realized I wanted to do a lot more to give you guys the coolest experience possible with this new product, so I'll be spending the next little bit integrating all of that before I do a full release. This project was a huge labor of love, time, and resources, so it will be a paid product but, believe me, it's going to be so very worth it!

  • For those of you who were wanting a Dreamwidth version of Blocked: Redux, it is now available on my Dreamwidth tier on Patreon!

I think that's all for now! You'll probably see a couple of code posts from me today too. ♥


Layout: Low Profile

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The Road So Far: Entry Timeline

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The Road So Far: Multifunction Timeline


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Layout: A Small Affair

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On a more personal note

Hey, guys! So, this is more of a personal kind of update, and I don't usually do those on here (or anywhere on IJ, really. I always mean to keep a personal journal and then wind up sticking to one on one Discord conversations, haha.)

I just wanted to take a minute and tell you all again—and I know I say this a lot, but bear with me—how very, very much I appreciate you all as a community. Your various forms of supporting my work through continued comments, messages, patronage, and tips have really made this that: My work.

What started as a hobby while dealing with postpartum almost nine years ago now has grown into a deep passion for me. Creating resources, teaching, and fielding questions has become a huge part of my life; something I can't imagine ever not doing. )

How to target & hide entry links

How to target and hide entry links

Learn how to do it! )

S2 Complete Documentation

It had to wait a month thanks to the flu, but it's finally here—that's right, guys! A complete documentation of S2 Complete Style and all its components. I've done things a little differently this time around, so my Generator documentation might get an overhaul sometime this year to match, but rest assured it's still just as thorough!

[info]s2complete comes with chapter-based lessons on each section of the layout base, breaking it down into small, easy to manage pieces and working from the ground up.

So what are we waiting for? Let's start learning!

Game Ads Trio

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Layout Add-on: Sticky Navs


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Icon Post Display

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Layout: Blocked: Redux

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friends page | day page

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The Back to Basics Code Collection

More starter codes than you can shake a stick at! )

Layout: Periphery

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Small Update!

Hey guys! I tried to power through enough to get at least one of my scheduled posts up this week, but I have the flu and it's really kicking my ass so I'm going to have to re-plan this month's schedule on Monday to accommodate (sigh...) being laid up.

I'm hoping to get back on track next week; fingers crossed!

❤ Tess