Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Project Life 2013 - Week 3

This past weekend we were lucky enough to have a visit from some family members so it certainly made my week and gave me lots of good stuff to include from the weekend.
Here is the full spread.

 And the left side.

I tried my hand at printing directly on a journaling card and it wasn't hard at all.  I set up my 3x4 canvas in PSE and typed and formatted my text.  I printed a test on plain white cardstock to make sure my words would fit by laying the card on top of what I printed and holding it against my window so I could see how it looked.  It was find so I attached my journaling card to the top of what I had just printed out with just a bit of adhesive and ran it back through the printer again.  One thing that helps is when you print your test, make sure to turn on print with crop marks.  That way if it all looks good you have a guide so you can line up your card perfectly when you run it back through the printer. 

My title card is a few different digital elements from The Lilypad, both from Paislee Press here and here.  The Currently card is from the digital Seafoam kit, recolored to match the red of the Hello Card next too it.  This particular Hello My Name Is card came in the Studio Calico Project Life kit but you can purchase the file as part of a kit that you can find here.

Here is the right hand side.

I managed to get quite a bit of text into my spread this week, something I'm very happy about.  I'm totally fine eliminating pictures to make way for words.  This week I had a lot to say as you can see.  The top middle text card is digital Seafoam kit as is the Today is Good.  The bottom Good Times word bubble card came in a Studio Calico class kit.  I believe its meant to be a cut file but I used it as a journaling card.

My brother came in on Saturday and planned to drive into the Bay Area to visit our Dad.  Before we left that I day I grabbed a map image on my ipad from Google maps that showed our starting and ending points.  I knew I wanted to make a card showing the route somehow.  I thought about stitching it and purchased some bright pink embroidery floss and used a few of the Geotag chipboard pieces that came in the January Studio Calico Project Life kit.  I added the photos on top digitally from our drive in.  The slot flips out to the right, I used the same method I shared earlier this week just changed up the dimensions.

Here is the inside of the flip.

And some detail shots of the map and stitching.

One thing is for sure, I want to stitch on everything now!

On a side note, I have received a few questions on how I recolor images in PSE and this video tutorial says it better than I ever could, its a video done by Ali Edwards, its a few years old but its a great one and she shares many great digital tips, not just recoloring an image.  This is also another great instruction sheet from Designer Digitals that might help as well.

Thanks for stopping by.

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