Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our 10th Wedding Anniversary

I made this card for my husband on our 10th Wedding Anniversary.

I used the Stampin Up Cheers to you set with silver embossing powder.
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, and brushed Silver.
Punches: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch
Stampin Up Embossing Plate & Basic Black Ribbon
The sentiment is computer generated.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Blog Banner

Well after many hours of working at it....I finally created my own custom blog banner using Stampin Up's My Digital Studio (MDS) software.

I found a great tutorial at Simply Amusing Designs Blog. If you're looking to create a blog banner this tutorial really worked well for me.

The actual creating of the banner was very simple in MDS. Once I had a banner I liked I saved it as a jpeg file. The hard part for me was cropping the image once I had it saved. I needed to resize it so there wouldn't be any white paper at the bottom of the banner. I finally was able to crop the banner in my Scrapbook Factory program. I did try to crop in paint the photo editing software but for the life of me I just could not crop that picture using paint. I think if I had Adobe Photoshop software on my computer it would have gone much faster.

Using the free download of GIMP worked very quickly once I figured out how to crop the picture.

Thanks for looking!