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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Click & Fill V

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This page was made using Creative Memories new Click & Fill V predesigned page.  The kit used was the Fabulous Outdoors Digital Additions. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Text wrap #2

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Well a teacher is always learning.  Thank you Leslie for teaching me this really easy way to text wrap. 


  • Right click on your photo and select from the menu Properties. 
  • This box will come up and you select Text Wrap
  • Then click the down arrow on “Space around element” and adjust the size of space you want around the element.

This is my new preferred way to text wrap, because it is so quick and easy.

Text wrapping

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First make sure that in your elements panel your text box is BELOW the picture. 

Right click on photo and choose Text wrapping and then bounding box.   This puts the text very close to the photo and sometimes hard to read.  You can adjust the margins some by using the paragraph settings on Format Text ribbon.

My preferred way is to keep the text away from the photo and make it look a little neater.  You do this by adding a second photo box.  Fill it with color and put it behind the picture, adjust it so it is a little larger than the photo.  We will get rid of the color shortly.

To align the two photo boxes, select them both and go to the Arrange ribbon and select the two alignments that are circled in red.

To work with the back photo box:

  • Select the back photo of the two in the element panel
  • On the Cut & Fill ribbon select color fill. and change the color to any color, Then click OK
  • Go to the Format Ribbon and select Opacity, Slide the opacity all the way to zero and click Accept.
  • Right click on the back photo box and select Text wrapping and then Bounding Box.
  • Make the back photo box slightly larger than the front photo box, this will push the text away from the photo.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Circle photo mats

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  1. From the insert ribbon add a photo box (empty frame)
  2. From the Format Photos ribbon we will be using the Select and choose a double mat frame (the first choice)
  3. From the Format Photos ribbon click on  Format.  Or, if you click the down arrow there are two choices, select "edit current frame effects"
  4. Select the first flat shadow mat. In the cutout, select an ellipse.  Then change mat fill.  Select a color it does not matter the color because you need to slide the opacity to zero (all the way to the left)  Click OK     If your circle looks a little off it will be fixed in the next step
  5. Select the second flat shadow mat.  Change the cutout to the ellipse.  Then click on Change mat fill.  At this point you can choose either color or paper whatever suites your page design.  For this sample I selected a width of the mat at 3.After you mat the photo you can make it circle or oval just by holding your shift key and dragging the edges to the desired shape.

Kit used is the fabulous outdoors digital kit.  The frame around the outer edge was made watching a webinar by Mary Browder on @ The title font used was the Fabulous Outdoors alpha set

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fabulous Outdoors Digital kit

This template was one I made.  Used the Fabulous Outdoors digital kit and overlays.  I love these new kits.

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Rugged outdoors pages

These pages were created using the Rugged Outdoors Digital kits, overlays  and predesigned pages.  Just look at the fun you can have creating pages.

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This page layout is my own created template.  The kit is the Rugged Outdoors kit, overlay and embellishments. 

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This page is a predesigned page from the Rugged Outdoors predesigned page collections

A little about Me

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Just look at this new digital kit. It is made using using the Fabulous Outdoors digital overlay 03, Fabulous Outdoors Digital Additions. I also started with the Fabulous predesigned page that had 4 photos and changed things around and added embellishments. I also changed the ribbon color using the Adjust hue.

A friend of mine wanted me to create a page about me to put on her blog and this is the page I made.