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Friday, November 12, 2010

Resizing digi's

A couple friends have asked me some questions about resizing digis. After downloading a few off the internet they went to print them the digi printed out huge. So tonight I will try to show two ways that I like to do this. I understand things on the computer much better if I can see them. That is what I will try to do and please let me know if you have questions.

The first way is to insert the image into a word document. I'm using Microsoft Works. Open a new document, go to insert pull down to image and then choose from file. Choose the image that you want by locating the file from where it is saved on your computer. Once you add it to the document it still maybe the whole size of the page. Click on the image and at one of the corners drag it in to make it the desired size. You can even add text at that point.

The second way is what I use most often just because it makes for the most efficient use of my paper. I can print a number of things at once either all of the same image or different. I am using Windows 7.

Open up explorer and select an image (single click, not double) and at the top of the window between slide show and email is a print key.

After hitting the print key a new panel opens, mine defaults to an 8.5 X 11 which is not what I want. If you scroll down on the right in this new panel there is an option for wallets. This is what I usually use because you can print 9 images on one piece of paper and I think they are a good size for cards. I've used the 3.5 X 5 and it is still too big for most things.

By selecting just one image prior to clicking print you can print multiple copies of one digi. Select the number of copies at the bottom. To print nine different images on one sheet you need to select each image. To select different ones use the control button while clicking on the image.

Now look closely at the one that I have here. There are nine pictures and if you look very close at the middle wreath it looks like some of the picture on the left is cut off. That is also the case for the top middle camellia. To make sure that doesn't happen un-check the box that says fit picture to frame.

I print with my inkjet printer at the best setting. For work my printer is a laser jet which uses toner and it does not work well for digi's. The paper that I use is Cryogen White.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

First Wednesday of October

October is one of my favorite months. It starts to get cool, hunting season gets in full swing and Halloween. Who could ask for anything more?

So today at Scrappily Ever After is the Wednesday scrap challenge. Each Wednesday is a card made completely out of scraps. I've got such a nice collection of scraps to choose from. The pile seems to keep growing since I continue to buy more paper. Such a vicious circle. Use up older left over supplies so that the guilt of buying new supplies isn't as bad.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making is Today!

I'm being lazy but it's world card making day! So if I get up and make it to my scrap desk I'll be doing great. I did get up early though and cleaned our bedroom. Swapped out some summer to winter clothes, got stuff for Good Will donation and got out hunting clothes. I also unpacked a suitcase and duffel bag. It was used for a labor day trip so I figured it was time. ;-) Quite a busy morning.

I bought 1000 envelopes just now. I got some this week from Office Depot that was $12 or so for 100. The one's that I bought today are from Heinrich. Even with the shipping and the $10 minimum they came out to $3.80 per 100. That way we can stamp and tuck our cards before sending them to Operation Write Home. I've been reading about how much time our three shippers spend getting the cards ready for their trip overseas. It's amazing that they have a minute of time left for themselves. Sandy shipped out 2,970 cards today at a cost of $112.50. Check that! So I guess if she can do that I can get my fanny to my scrap desk and help fill up more boxes.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Friday!

It's been a while but I'm going to get back here. Somehow September just got away from me. A quick card from my Halloween stash of scraps.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Today is our Wednesday scrap challenge. I'm in the Halloween mood lately. Since my kids don't dress up anymore I love that I can make cards for Operation Write Home. Someone asked me if I sent Halloween cards and I never have but I might just do it this year. (If you know me you know that I make cards all year but never mail any including Christmas cards.)

A few years ago I dressed up as Velma from Scoopy Doo. Before I went to work that day I went over to my parents and my mom took some pictures. As I was driving off for work someone down the street from them was putting up those huge blow up displays. One was Scooby so I stopped and asked the woman to take my picture with it. Sounds normal enough right? Everyone stops and asks strangers to take their picture with one of their outdoor decorations.

My mom and I scrapbook together and when she saw the pictures with Scooby Doo she asked who had taken them and where I was. I reminded her that I had stopped at her neighbors. One of the gals that scrapbooks with us at our LSS (Scrapbook Concepts) was talking about her Halloween parties. She is a BIG TIME Halloween fan and has a huge event every year. She invited us to come and told us where she lives. Turns out it is right down the street from, you guessed it, my parents. I asked her if she had a huge Scooby Doo decoration almost as a joke. We couldn't believe it when she said yes. It wasn't weird enough that we had been scrapbooking with her for almost 2 years and didn't realize they lived only houses away but this is the person who took my picture.

So anyway here is my card that is using the left over paper from my Velma costume that was taken at my mom's neighbors house who we didn't know that we have been scrapbooking with for a couple of years now. Thanks Sabrina, nice to meet you. LOL