Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Retreat Paper Bag Instructions

Had a blast at Retreat again this year. Ladies you were a fabulous group and we had some good laughs, great food and fantastic scrapbooking!

Here are those instructions for the paper bag project on Friday night. For your base cut a piece of cardstock 4 3/4x 4 3/4. Score 1" from each edge and on an angle for the corners. Fold and glue the sides up. Trim a piece of patterened paper 7 1/2" x 12" ( this is for the jar size we used in class, this can easily be adjusted for different sized objects. Adhere the patterened paper to the base. Trim a piece of cardstock 1" tall and punch with a border punch to attach around the bottom. Cut a couple of tags for each tab you could also use a circle punch. and Voila a treat bag.
These would be great for halloween, teahers, house warmings..... lots of potential.

Again thanks for attending the Fall Retreat 2009 and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
PS I'll post a few more pics here later in the week from Retreat!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

CD Muckosky is a guest blogger at CKs site

I love CD Muckosky's creative layouts
and she's gives a step by step for this layout here.

Isn't it gorgeous?

I love how she's used a little of everything on this page. High tech digital stuff on her photo. A little paint, some ink, colour pencils(I know my kids have tons of them somewhere), ribbon, rubons, tape, even some wire.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Check It Out

Check out all of the new Basic Grey lines, Indian Summer, Eskimo Kisses and Eerie. Here are just a few photo's.

We also just got in new Halloween paper and emblishments from Little Yellow Bicycle.
From BoBunny a new popsicle line, as well as My Word chipboard albums. New 12x12, 8x8, and 6x6 white memory calendars from Making Memories.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bye Bye Summer

Well, OK today feels like a beautiful summer day but last week I sure felt like it was all over. So the only way I know how to not fall into deep depression over summer ending is to throw all my energy, creativity and time into HALLOWEEN! One of my most favourite special days of the year. So I went to Unforgettable Memories in search of some wickedly cool supplies for one of my classes in October. Of course I will do a Halloween themed layout. I decided to resist the super cute new paper that has just come in and try to use up some of last years papers . So here is a picture of what I came up with...

This layout is called "A Frightful Tale". In this class you will learn how to make your very own very glittery letters cut from my Cricut, loose glitter and glossy accents. You will also learn how to make your own journal page that looks like it was ripped from a spiral bound book! Spooktacular! Stay tuned for the date and time for this class.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Together Always

Just a reminder that I will be teaching a class this coming Tuesday at 7 pm. Sarah is just working out the cost and will send you all a note via email when she does. This layout is pretty general so you really could put pictures of anyone or anything that goes with the title "Together Always". You will also be learning how to make Lollipop Tissue paper flowers. So sign up before Tuesday at 6pm. Silly sides picture again. and I hope to see you there. Here is a picture..

Friday, September 4, 2009

How to resize your photos

Most digital cameras take photos at a different aspect ratio than the standard photo sizes printed at the camera store. That means that when you have your photos developed the developer (computer or person) will decide which part of the photo to lop off to make your picture a 4x6 or 5x7 or other standard size. I like to crop my photos before having them developed so I get to choose which part of my photo gets chopped.
I'm using Microsoft Office Picture Manager for this quick tutorial. Most PCs come with Microsoft Office Picture Manager already installed to view your photos. But if you are using other software, just look for the same commands. They will be there somewhere as this is very basic editing.

First open up your photo. Click on 'Picture' in the toolbar and select 'Crop'.

The crop menu will appear on the right hand side of your screen. Click the arrow beside 'Aspect Ratio' and select your desired print size. I usually pick the standard 4x6. Make sure the landscape radio button is clicked (or portrait if you are editing a portrait picture).

A see-thru box will appear around the part of your photo that will form a 4x6 aspect ratio. You can see that all the width on my landscape photo is inside the box, but there is a little above and below the box that will be chopped off if I hit the 'OK' button.
I can move my mouse over the photo till it changes to a 4 pointed arrow then holding down my left mouse button I can move the clear area up or down depending on which part of the photo I want to chop off. So I can take a little off the bottom and top as in the default, or I can chop it all off the bottom, or all off the top. I have choices.

Another neat trick I can do is crop parts of my photo out that I don't want. Like stray body parts. LOL. If I grab a corner (the mouse pointer will change from the 4 pointed arrow to a right angle on the corner), hold down my left mouse button, and drag the corner inwards, I can get rid of parts of my photo that I don't want.
As long as my Aspect Ratio is still 4x6 (in the crop menu on the right hand side) the proportions of my photo will stay at the standard size as I shrink my photo down.

When you're happy with your cropped photo showing in the clear box, click on 'OK'.

And don't forget to save!

Now when you take your camera chip in to Unforgettable Memories to have your photos developed you can slide that chip in and order all the prints you want knowing that you're not going to loose an important part of your photo in the process.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Next Class

Here is a peek at the layout we will be building in my next class. The layout is called Together Always. We will use Pink Paisley Enchanting paper. We will also learn how to make Lollipop flowers using tissue paper. Take a look and then sign up! The class will be on September 15th at 7pm. Check back soon or look in the weekly newsletter for the price of this class. Sorry the picture is sideways. It was turned in my files...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Prima's September sketch

Here it is...

I love the Prima DT's different takes on this sketch. Hopefully I'll get a chance this weekend to work on it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Class tonight!

Do you have some great summer memories! Looking for a place to enjoy them! Check out Crystals class tonight; it's a mini album full of great spaces to cherish your summer memories.

Kit includes album, papers and embellishments to complete this book!

Class starts at 7:00pm tonight, Give us a call at the office at (250) 785-2711
or you can pop us an email at sales@unforgettablememories.ca

If you can't make ths class and would still love the kit just let us know and we'll keep one aside for you!