Q: Do you just wing it when you print the sentiment directly on the card, or does it come out exactly where you want it? -Maria
I wouldn't say it comes out exactly where I want it every time, but some tricks help me get it good enough ("Perfection is the enemy of the good").
(You may be asking why I don't make my page landscape and print on half the paper. The answer is my printer has really wide margins, so it's just easier for me to waste some paper rather than having the bottom half of the sentiment not print.)
2) Add a shape (oval, circle, rectangle) that best represents your stamped image and resize it to the dimensions of your stamp.
3) Add textbox and move around until it looks good.
4) Delete the stamp shape, but keep your card lines (I print them in light gray) in case your printer doesn't print straight.
Of course, I usually try it on scrap paper first, too!
Q: I wish I knew how to make photo collages like this-Crafty Math Chick
I'm probably shouldn't show you this, because when you find out how easy it is, it will be like I told you how they saw the lady in half.
Using Picasa (free!), select the photos you want in your collage and "pin" them using the green pushpin (top left button above the red circle). Once you have all the photos you want, press the "collage" button (3rd from left)
Tada! It will give you some options (I chose mosaic) as well as allowing you to shuffle the pictures (you can't drag and drop them exactly where you want them, though, like you can in picnik). Then click "create collage" and voilà.
Q: Are you seriously holding a koala bear in that top picture? - Cute Animal Lovers
A: HELLS YEAH.
Q: What is this word, voilà? - People Who Need Some Spelling Help
A: It is the word you are thinking of when you type "wal-lah" or "viola." In other words of note, you go shopping down an aisle and you go vacationing on a isle. A good way to remember this is that it is a pain in the a** to go shopping.
Q: Have any more HYCCT favorites? - No One, Really, but a Good Segue
A: I do! These were two faves that were way outside my normal card style:
This was for the collage challenge. I actually made one collage and it turned out like crap, but fortunately I missed reading that it had to have pink, so I ended up making another one and this I actually like! I stamped the leaves first and embossed them using Amuse Satin Pearl embossing powder, then used some text and medallion stamps to stamp over it. I used a 1-inch square punch because I seriously cannot cut 9 one-inch squares so that they are all exactly one-inch square. That's why God created punches.
This one just made me happy because it so unlike me! I mean, look how girl and flowery and busy it is but I sort of love it. The stamp is from Waltzingmouse, the paper from Webster's Pages.
Q: Have any good movie recommendations? - Me, because I feel it is my duty to spread the word about this movie
A: Yes! Crazy Stupid Love. Go ahead and buy the DVD because you will want to own it after you rent it, if only for the New Balance jokes.
Q: Did you seriously not realize that segue is the word that everyone is saying when they say, "after talking about movie recommendations, she then "segwayed" into talking about the awesomeness of Friday Night Lights" until last year? - I Though You were Smart
A: Totally. I knew what "segue" meant when I read it and I knew what "seg-way" meant when I heard it, but I never put the two together. Thank you, "You Were Doing It Wrong" thread on Metafilter! (also Texas Forever!)
Q: What have you been up to crafty-wise, movie-wise, or grammar-wise? -Meg
A: Leave it in the comments!