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All the Camera Hands cards as .PNGs

I re-named them, because they are more useful than just for Selfie photos, I think. I wasn’t sure how was best to add these, so I’ve done them as a Gallery.  You can click on any of them to open it larger then save the .PNG.  They are 300 dpi so should be quite scalable.  Do let me know.  This is a bit of a new thing for me so not sure I’ve gotten it right. They seem to display with a black centre when you click on them, but are transparent when you open them in a program like PSE.

 

I think they could even make cute card toppers. Sorry for the not-great photo – it’s in fading light and the card shifted as I snapped this one – see how the top edge isn’t level?  Should have done it lying flat, but oh well…. at least it shows the SNAP hanging off the edge.

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and standing up as an easel card

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A bit of luck, the embossing folder having the same motif as the paper!  But the point is, think outside the box.  I’ll bet you can think of lots of cute uses for bringing photos to cards.

Have fun and if you use them do share!

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Sick day printables for Project Life

I’ll tell you what I am sick of…internet issues in rural Hampshire.  Meh. I’ve spent entirely too much time with my ISP trying to work out the problems with my internet, to include crawling around under my desk and swapping out a test router for the one I have.  All well and good, except the cables they supply are ridiculously short so I am left with equipment in unworkable places, in order to make the connections.

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I can’t even properly sit at my desk! As this is meant to be a temporary situation I am not keen to completely reorganize to accommodate so I’ve just tried working around it.  That will help to explain why I have been MIA over the last week.  BT is coming on Monday, and with luck that will actually sort things out.  But hearing about my internet woes isn’t why you are here.  This is:

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My poor patient commenter, who asked for SICK DAY printables, has probably given up on me.  But here they are. Click to Download the PDF.

A couple of things to note:  My printer needs pink and yellow ink.  When I print these, the “blue” more BLUE and not is as I designed it, a bit turquoise.  If you print them and what you get is not turquoise, I’d like to know that. I’ll test it myself when I replace the ink, but I’m always interested in how my stuff prints on other printers. Next, I was aiming for things that could be used for both kids, sick, home from school, as well as adults taking a day off work (sick or not!)  I’m not trying to address, specifically, depression or a more serious or chronic illness, but these can be used for those situations, if you think they fit.  As with the BAD DAY printables, I hope you never need these, but the reality is you probably will

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It’s about time….The Wonder Years (plus printables)

I have been dropping in on The Wonder Years every so often.  It seems to come up a lot, as I am forever recalling bits of episodes and using them to illustrate a point with DS.  I’ve made him watch the odd video on You Tube and he has often said it is a show that he would watch complete if it were available.  That has always been a big IF.  The show, one that I would guess most baby boomers are aware of, has been mired in music licensing issues for years, ones that kept it from being released on DVD. At some point I am sure I had a video of some episodes, probably hidden away in the US storage unit, but I have looked again and again for years for any hint of DVD releases to no avail.

Imagine my surprise to see that as of 7th October Star Vista will release season 1 on DVD (in Region 1 only)  with plans for additional seasons later in the year and next year.  Luckily we have a DVD player that plays all regions so this may end up being the only thing on my Christmas list.  And I have every intention of forcing DS to watch the whole set while he is home for Christmas if I get it.

I did do a Wonder Years quote set a while back (and indeed a couple of the quotes are the same – they are just too good not to repeat) but I decided to update the colours – with a very 60s font (Airport) and a slightly groovy wave in the logo colours from the show’s title screen, it’s just a little bit of commemorative fun from me.  Sharp readers will note a slight alteration – the actual quote for the last one is “look ahead to what would be” but for the purposes of a PL card, to my mind, “what will be” seems more..accurate? resonant? not sure, but I like it better so …

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It is pretty big and bold and bright, but if you like that and can use it, grab it here!


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Greeting circles – Christmas Printables

Not QUITE back to normal around here yet…soon, soon.

But I was reminded by Julia that the next crop is one where most people abandon scrapbooking and make their Christmas cards.  I don’t really do cards  never really have, except for the kids to give out to school friends, so I just carry on with whatever project I happen to be working on.  This month it might end up being finishing off the knitting of the dreaded second sock (and DO NOT tell me I should do the two-at-one on a huge circular needle) and grafting the toes of both. See how far along I am?

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But that isn’t what you came here to see, is it?

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Two sizes – the smaller ones fit comfortable inside a 2″ punch:

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and the larger ones can be cut with a variety of circles – I happened to use the Nesties from the large and small standard circles sets:

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You can see that you can get a larger and a slightly smaller one next to each other:

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Check your own dies and see what works best.

I started out a few weeks back making a much more richly coloured set but it had issues:

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The circles JUST fit in the 2″ punch so you had to be sure careful about placement or cut off the edge of the stripe-y frame, and the red and green had a chalkboard effect – that made the file HUGE (almost 10 mb and even using the Quartz filter to reduce the file size only took it down to about 8 mb.  I may still make a richer version but aim to get the size down. I think they will be cute as card toppers or back-to-back (or with a solid cardstock back with room for writing and the date) as a small hanging ornament, or even as a gift tag.

You can get the 2-page PDF here.


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Resized Halloween-y digistamps

Still not entirely happy with the process or the format, but here is a sheet of the “stamps” from yesterday, in a smaller size.  I can only think to add them as individual .jpgs for them to be fully resizable.

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I did get one comment that, so far as the online translator is able to translate, seems to say that the smaller size is better/more useful.  As I suggested I might, I’ve sized these to fit a 2″ circle punch.  And as that took up so little of a sheet of card, I added a few more that could (perhaps) work as a Halloween item – loosely, costumes, I guess.  The full set is here – same deal as before, click to open the full size image then right-click to save (or drag onto your desktop) and print full size to fit the 2″ punch.  Play around with them in PSE etc. to be able to size them more.

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If you use them I would love to see how!


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Halloween-y Digital stamps – sort of

Even since I found these images again (bought in the 90s from a place that no longer exists) I have wanted to share them as digital stamps.  I spent a very long time trying to discover the ownership but the most recent place I could trace ownership to denies they own them and the original creator has no idea either – but they did confirm to me that sharing them this way would have been ok under the original usage rights so I am going to go out on a limb and do so.  Frankly, I feel I have done my due diligence on this, and if someone owns the rights and objects then this may flush them out so I can have a conversation about them.

The next issue is how to share them.  Wordpress doesn’t allow the sharing of .PNG files (which would be my best choice) and I can’t seem to find the time to sort out the best way to share .JPGs so I am going to just share then as I have them NOW – that is one decent quality .JPG.  If you use a photo editing program you should be able to cut out a single image and print just that, and re-size it if need be.  Otherwise you can print the page and cut out the image.  I think they are arranged on the page so your options for cutting are varied. The biggest image is about 3 x 3 inches – in fact most of them fall in that area.  You should be able to click on the image to see it full size then right-click to download. I’ll test that after I add it to make sure. NOTE: Yes, that is right, it does work. I can also drag the image to my desktop with a Mac, but no idea if that works on a PC.   You can also opt to print the image 2 x on the page (in your printer dialog box – I’ve mentioned this many times before) and print the images in a smaller size, more like 2 x 2ish. And in fact that makes me think that sizing them to fit a 2″ circle punch might be worth doing – comment if you agree …

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If you recall I used the screamer on an ATC recently:

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Still entertaining the in-laws, so don’t expect to see me every day, but I’ll do my best.  Do LMK by commenting if you know how best to share these “stamps” or how you would like to have them shared and I’ll re-post them in a more useful way.  Assuming anyone likes them, and it’s not just ME that finds them totally quirky but oh so fun……


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All those labels – pastel version, slightly baby themed

Busy day so I am just going to quickly add a pastel version of all those labels (and you can see the bright version here) – they have a slightly BABY theme, although I don’t see why they couldn’t be used for kids, or even LOVE themed pages.

The screen grab:

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and this is them printed, although the photo looks a little washed out.  In reality they are quite soft but they ARE colourful.  Again, as always, your printer may print them slightly different.  These are on linen textured paper and I think they look really nice. But then I would…. {wink}

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Grab the 2 page PDF here – and have fun with them!


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Printables – lots and lots of printable bits

UKS is running a Summer Scrapbooking Challenge.  Niki, from Being Scrappy, has done some fab classes – many of them have step by step videos to accompany the samples.  She is totally running the show on this one, so I thought I would make a set of summer-y, multi-use printables accompany the challenges.

There is a LOT on two pages!

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And yes, I printed and cut them all out – call me crazy but I had to make sure they worked!

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Sorry the colour is so bad but it’s late and dark and the light in my office is rubbish

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What do you get?

  • four journaling boxes
  • five  2″ circles and two half circles
  • five 1 ” circles and six half circles
  • four sets of photo corners
  • five large triangular arrows
  • six chevron arrows
  • six banners
  • eight flags
  • ten word strips
  • two colour strips

Phew.  The colours will depend on your printer settings.  I printed these using Matte photo paper, Vivid Colour, and the Graphics setting.  On plain paper, standard settings they are slightly softer, the pink more rose, the blue more dusty, etc.

The two page PDF is tiny, under 1 MB – and you can download it HERE! Some of the bits would surely be useful to Project Life folk as well.

Hope you find them useful!  And you can pop on to UKS to see the challenges here – Niki’s videos are on You Tube but you won’t be able to see the attachments unless you are logged in.

Happy scrapping!


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Printables flair badges – a sample

As I said when I created the flair-style badges, the reason I did then was from a request on UKScrappers.  The member there, ChelleBelle, asked:

Hi all,

I’m wondering if anyone knows of any good places to get PL Embelishment Printables… ideally for making your own Flairs. I have a 1 inch Circle cutter and 1 inch clear epoxy stickers, so would like to make my own flairs

We had a little back and forth discussion and narrowed down what she was looking for:

Just looking for 1″ round flair badge style printables. I like badges, but they are bit bulky for PL pages. Either wording or pretty patterns… just a mix really, and more British like (I like most embellies, but some can be very Americanised!)

That was what drove the design.  You can see the post and the download here. This is the photo Chelle posted (re-posted here with her permission!)

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And after she added the little epoxy domes:

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Not bad!  Very exciting for me to get to see the final use of something I made – it happens all to infrequently.  I wonder if people just pin my printables then never end up using them, so to see them like this really pleases me.

I do prefer the domes to Glossy Accents (faster to use as GA takes a while to dry!) although some people mentioned the stickers when yellow with long storage, so I guess there is that caveat to consider.

Another member (who hasn’t posted a photo…YET!) mentioned how she edited the file to add her own text and images.  My reason for adding the BLANK badges was so people could do that, but it sounds like she actually edited the PDF of the decorated file.  I await more info on that before sharing.

Busy day today, a rare family day out with DS home from Uni for all too short a time, so no new content.  If you are out and about as we are, enjoying the sunshine and balmy weather, have a GREAT day!

 

 


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Printables or Cutting files (.svg) – you decide….

We have been having a lively discussion over on UKS.  You may have seen the recent printables that I made by request, that sprang out of that discussion.  One of the members commented that she might try cutting on of the printables I was asking them to look at, and it got me thinking about cutting files.  The lovely Doreen, who is that rare mix of knowledge and willing to share/teach, helped me immensely with just a couple of comments and a few screenshots, solve a problem that I didn’t know I had LOL!  That is the biggest issue in using a program I adore, but that no one else uses.  Who do you ask for help?

Anyway let’s try to be organized here. These are all based around Polaroid frames, that’s how it began.

1. Set One is a PRINTABLE –  Designed specifically for the UKS ladies:

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It was a bit of an experiment and I wasn’t 100% happy with the font.  I thought a stencil font would make sense, but it turns out getting the drop shadows right is tricky.  But I’ll add them here  in case anyone can use them. Note the very faint background.  I am experimenting with that instead of a fine line to show the card area.

2. Set Two is another printable – designed to address the font choice.

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Both of these have the light source upper right.  That one is here.

3. Then I got a bit crazy and made these – just to see how they would work, basically.  But having made them I kinda feel like why NOT add them?  My issue with them is, as it is with every printable that is super ink-intense, is that depending on your printer, they may not be exactly economical.  KWIM?  Printer ink is not cheap.  But here you go:

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I love ’em, and think they look cute as can be, but was a little worried (with all of them, actually) that the corner rounding debate (another UKS discussion – to round or not to round? and may heat up once the SU! Project Life cards (not rounded) get released) would mean only non-rounders would use them unless I really reduced the interior window.

SO that took me on to the cutting file idea.  A few experiments later and I ended up with these:

4. The .svg file (can’t add it here, so it’ll have to be DropBox if I can remember how to use it LOL!) looks like this:

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and cut they look like this – you need to save the little ring from the camera and the thumbs-up then stick them to the backing card to complete the image.

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Note that these are rounded.  I took the extra step of finding a good image of a PL card online, then did my level best to match the corner as best I could.  I also looked at posts in a number of places that claim the ACTUAL size of a PL card is 2.9 x 3.9 inches.  So I made them that size.

Now if I did it right, you should be able to grab it on DropBox here. If not, comment and I’ll sort you out somehow.

Now I really really need to step away from the computer.  Love making printables, but I have a crop this Saturday, and my messy painty AJ play is calling to me, as well as another little experiment I am itching to test, plus the shopping, the laundry, and a few things going on with DD this week.  At the moment the Net and email are stable (knock wood, big time) and the car is repaired and available (more wood-knocking) and my To Do list is a mile long…including more paperwork to be filed, so much so that DH is beginning to regret passing on the filing to me.   I just really have to bite the bullet and finish it up… DOH!

Really, I almost feel every post should come with an Executive Summary at the top – just the facts and links, M’am... cause who actually reads every word?  LOL!