Going to play a little Saturday catch up here.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday. I am working on THIS today. My kit came a couple of days ago and I printed my daily photos (from the 28th of December to the present) out yesterday afternoon and now it's time to add some journaling and fun stuff. :) I'll share a page or two soon.
Also, Chad and I went to see Gran Torino last night. Clint Eastwood at his best. Seriously. Probably one of the best movies I have seen in awhile. I don't have a single bad thing to say about it. So good.
I've had lots of random questions and thought I'd put them all in one place. :)
Q: Would you please tell me what paper cutter you use?
A: I use the Fiskars 12" Rotary Paper Trimmer and LOVE it.
Q: Just wanted to thank you for the hours I have been able to spend looking at your posts (especially storage and videos). Is there a way for me to subscribe for e-mail notifications other than typepad?
A: I don't currently have a newsletter subscription but you can sign up to be notified when I post a new video on youtube by going HERE and clicking the yellow 'Subscribe' button.
Q: Is that white writing on your photo a digi element ...or did you stamp it? (THIS layout)
A: It is a digital overlay by Ali Edwards, Loving Life Word Art. HERE is a link.
Q: I was wondering what you used for cutting out the bird in THIS post?
A: I used the Quickutz Silhouette. It's from a digital design CD that I don't think is available anymore but if you have the Quickutz Revolution, Cuttlebug or Sizzix Big Shot you can use THIS die and get a very similar bird. :) If you are a Silhouette owner, THIS bird is super cute and very similar too.
Q: I have tons of SU wood mounted rubber and have been unmounting them, but am not happy with what I am doing. Do you have any suggestions for them?
A: I really downsized my entire stamp collection over the last year or so and don't have that many wood mounted stamps anymore and now I keep them in THESE mesh storage bins on a shelf in my studio. I would love to know how other people store their wood mounted stamps and if you have any great storage ideas please post a link here in the comments. :)
Q: Seeing how you used the big shot, I'm presuming I could use the same dies you used in the Cuttlebug? I'd often wondered about the bigger QK dies and the Cookie Cutters but having seen your video I don't see any reason why I couldn't use them in my Cuttlebug.
A: Absolutely the QK dies and Cookie Cutters will work in the Cuttlebug. :) I should really do a video showing the Cuttlebug and other dies. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll work on that for this next week. :)
Q: . On your journal spots (circle, big brackety thingy) are those digital??? How are you typing your journaling and getting it to fit just right? 2. And on your photo collage... Spill the beans.. do you use a template or are you creating these on your own??? (questions in reference to THIS post)
A: I did use quite a few digital elements, either on the photos or printed directly on cardstock. As for making it fit, it was mostly trial and error. I would print it on regular, plain paper first, make any adjustments necessary and then adhere the journaling spot, etc. to the plain paper and feed it through my printer.
All the digital elements I used were by Ali Edwards for Designer Digitals.
The photo collage was made by creating a 4x6 background in photoshop, then I just resized my photos to fit within that size. All the photos are either 1"x 1" or 1"x 2".
Q: I was just looking at your Christmas journal, I was wondering how you put the letting on the pictures? Like where it says Seasons Greeting, Merry and Bright, Hello Santa. Is that a program you use and print them with the picture or are they a rub on/sticker?
A: I used digital elements from Designer Digitals, just layered them over my photos to print or printed them directly on cardstock. Here's a list of the ones I used. :)
Q: Love this Christmas album you completed -- wow. What font did you use throughout the album (the simple printed one)? I really like it and I noticed you use it frequently.
A: AL Uncle Charles (you can buy it HERE). It is my absolute favorite font. :)
Okay, back to work on Project 365 before an employee bowling night this evening (and an opportunity for a fun photo for today's project 365 entry!)...
Have a great weekend!