Friday, April 29, 2016

DIY Planner

So, this cute planner is something that you can whip up in an afternoon and customize however you please. I purchased this cute notebook from TJ Maxx for about $5 and used a free printable calendar. I also printed my own titles for pages based on what I want to use the planner for. I used some tabs by Smash book for the monthly tabs and stamped the months with Staz-On ink.

So, if you want a planner, but don't want to spend a ton of money, this is a great alternative! Let me know if you have any questions.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

How to add Text to your Photos

So, I've learned a new trick and thought you might like to know how to do this as well. It is super easy and I used a free program, Picasa. I love this because I can use a photo for my title in my scrapbook album!

Let's get started. First, choose your photo...

I chose this beach-y one for my Cebu trip. See the tabs on the top left? You want the tab with the wrench (Commonly needed fixes).

Next, choose the button that has the ABC on it (Add/Edit text on a photo).

 Once you click that button, you can type on your photo.

 A text box will appear once you start typing. Don't panic, it will disappear once you are finished.

 After you type the text you want, drag the box to the location on the photo you would like the text to appear.

With the options on the left, you can change your font, font color, font size...

When you have it the way you would like it, click "Apply" and the text box disappears.

 As a habit, I typically save this as a copy so I still have the original, wordless photo. To do this, go to File, Save a Copy.

Now, when you get your photos printed, this will be one less title you will have to create when scrapbooking! If you have any questions, please let me know; I'm happy to help! 


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Much more creative

Feeling much more creative these days. I completed several layouts this week and whipped up a planner. I will show you pics soon. The planner post will be a good one too. I also did more organizing in my scrapbook nook. I will take pics once the sun comes out and share those too. I love looking people's pics of how they organize their scrap stuff and sharing ideas.

For now, here are a bunch more layouts from 2014 album. It is fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Next up 2015! Yay!

This is a pic of me, my sister, her baby, and my brother. Fun times!


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

California, here we come...

Yep, right back where we started from... Is where we ended up on our great RV adventure that lasted about 9 months.

This KOA is beautiful. Large spaces and lots of room to explore and keep quiet.

This is a scrap lift... Sorry don't remember where I saw this, but probably Pinterest. Cool triangle layout.

Only photo of us with my folks. Unfortunately, Libby is showing her bad side. LOL! Oh well. This is for real, y'all!

This is Hat Creek, near where I grew up and my parents still live. We got Neal an expensive week fishing license and he enjoyed catching a few wild trout. Also, one of my fav pics of Libby.

This is probably one of my favorite types of Project Life/pocket pages. I am having a difficult time trying to find them, however.

I didn't have many photos for this layout, but I really wanted to use this photo of the flag that someone had put on a huge tree. I snapped this pic as we were driving to N's brother's house.

Another scrap lift of a layout I loved. Most of these goodies are from a Studio Calico kit from years ago.
That's all for today! More soon! I'm off to scrapbook now! 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Grand Tetons and Beyond

I have finally finished 2014 (and when I say finished, I mean photographed and uploaded and getting ready to post a few layouts at a time here). We are starting to travel lots here in Asia, and although I never had the desire to visit this part of the world, it truly is amazing! I can see my photos stacking up and my layouts needing to get more simple. Ha! Enjoy my layouts from the Grand Tetons!