onsdagen den 30:e november 2011

from pin to reality ~ Christmas Cards




Pinned Image


welcome to another edition of from pin to reality! this is where i take the massive inspiration that is pinterest and actually make something! yay me :)

when i saw this card above i just knew that i wanted to make something similar for our Christmas cards this year. and since i am still going strong with this project where i take one family portrait a month in 2011, i had a few photos to choose from. 
i choose this one 


for a minute i was pondering going with this...


:) but no. 

and this is my finished card!


here is how i did it: 
first i uploaded the photo to picnik.com and converted it to black and white. 


next, i clicked the text tab and began to write out the words MERRY CHRISTMAS one letter at the time. (1)
(2) your letter will be placed in the middle of the image in white. you can change the color over to the right. (3)
now, i am a member of picnik, paying a small fee every year to get to use their premium features, but i am pretty sure even if you are not a member you´ll still have a few choices of fonts for this. you change fonts right under where you write your letters!
also, you just drag your letter to move and change size.


if you want to you can also add a little holiday sticker :) 
click the sticker tab (4) and scroll down to the Christmas stickers (5) and just click to choose. move it where you want to have it and change color too (6). for the finished card i showed above i did not use any stickers, but i did make a few versions of it and i made a special one for my hungarian speaking grandparents and added a sticker :)


i am happy with that one too :) 
oh, yes next you just click the save and share tab (7) and save the image to your computer. 

i did want to make that cool border and cut the card out, but it just didn´t work with my photo. 
you can also make this is a photo editing program like photoshop or so. 
and i need to tell you that i am not paid or anything by picnik.com to write this, i just love the site :)

i hope that you enjoyed this little idea! 


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tisdagen den 29:e november 2011

december mini part 2


here are the rest of my december mini foundation pages! you can see part 1 here


i have used both vintage sheet music and images from a classical vintage childrens book in my mini.


i also printed out this christmassy mosaic made from some of my favorite photos from my flickr contacts. you can find this mosaic here


i am so happy that december starts tomorrow, because i really want to start filling this baby up :)


ps. come back tomorrow when i share how i made our holiday cards for this year! super easy, i promise!
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december mini part 1





so...there is a december mini this year too. i did have a few thoughts towards not doing one this year since i already have a few minis from past years that are not finished. this year i really needed something extra that made me want to do a december mini. 




the spark came to me one night after i had seen a announcement from Ella publishing that they had a new List it! product. it was the Christmas edition and since i have the everyday version already i knew how great these products are. it is a pdf download with journaling spots in list forms about different things around Christmas like this one above, which i already filled in (i know i just couldn´t help myself!) so, my mini is based on 24 of the 92 lists in the download, one for each day in december up until Christmas Eve when we celebrate Christmas. 




i have also included other stuff in the mini when i made my fundation pages this past weekend. like the quote from the beginning of the movie love actually, that i love ♥ 
but also some ali edwards Christmas brushes from designer digitals that i printed out on my printer.  







the holiday photo checklist is a free download from my friend rebecca cooper








yes, i have started a few lists ;)















come december i will fill the book up with photos and more embellishments. 

















i´ll go ahead and push that publish button now and share the rest of the pages in my next post! 





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måndagen den 28:e november 2011

a wcs challenge layout


marie and erin challenged us to a speedy layout. here were the rules:
 Put on the timer for 60 seconds and as fast as you an, grab some product-anything you might need for a layout and then sit down and get it done in 30 minutes or less. 

you can see my products in the photo above.


a pretty simple layout about the 11-11-11! 


ps. i am working hard on a blog post featuring my december mini! stay tuned!

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söndagen den 27:e november 2011

the simple things #55


the scene this past thursday as we hosted a small thanksgiving dinner is my choice for this weeks simple thing. 



 

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my december minibook!


so...there is a december mini this year too. i did have a few thoughts towards not doing one this year since i already have a few minis from past years that are not finished. this year i really needed something extra that made me want to do a december mini. 


the spark came to me one night after i had seen a announcement from Ella publishing that they had a new List it! product. it was the Christmas edition and since i have the everyday version already i knew how great these products are. it is a pdf download with journaling spots in list forms about different things around Christmas like this one above, which i already filled in (i know i just couldn´t help myself!) so, my mini is based on 24 of the 92 lists in the download, one for each day in december up until Christmas Eve when we celebrate Christmas. 


i have also included other stuff in the mini when i made my fundation pages this past weekend. like the quote from the beginning of the movie love actually, that i love ♥ 
but also some ali edwards Christmas brushes from designer digitals that i printed out on my printer.  


the holiday photo checklist is a free download from my friend rebecca cooper


yes, i have started a few lists ;)


come december i will fill the book up with photos and more embellishments. 


i´ll go ahead and push that publish button now and share the rest of the pages in my next post! 


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