Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Thinking of You...

Good Morning! It's time for another Digiments challenge for a chance to win the entire June release. Head over to the Digiments blog and grab this week's free sentiment. Did I mention it's FREE? This is a perfect opportunity to give them a try and if you need some help, I'm going to give you a tip or two. First let's take a look at the card I made using this week's digiment. The finished size of this card is 4.25 x 4.25, so even with the ribbon treatment sticking out it will still fit in a regular envelope. In case you are wondering, I am addicted to polka dots.
Ok, now on to the tips. When I use a digital image (sentiment or art) I open it in Photoshop Elements so I can play around with a layout, size, etc. If you don't have PSE, you can open your digiment in Microsoft Word and get the same results. What helps me in determining the size I need is to change the document size to 4.25 x 5.5 or whatever size the front of your card is going to be. Then I insert my digment (INSERT PICTURE from file) and adjust the size. Now, what I do to be able to move my digiment around on my document is to format the picture. Under the tab FORMAT, click FORMAT PICTURE. This will give you a box with tabs. Choose the tab that says LAYOUT and change the wrapping style to SQUARE and the HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT should be marked OTHER. This will allow you to move the digiment around on your document when you change the size. Maybe there is another way, but this way works for me. The beauty of digital images is that you can adjust the size to fit your project and they are inexpensive. Digiments are $1 each and you can use your digiment as many times as you want and change the size, color, etc. all you want. You can print it on pattern paper or any color cardstock.

If you have any questions on how to use Digiments I will be happy to help. Leave me a comment and I'll get an answer to you. I'm not home as much in the summer since I have 2 small kids who like to actually leave the house on a nice day, but I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Now, what are you waiting for? Go grab that free digiment and give it a try!

Have a great day!

13 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful (90*) day here so I guess you are out playing. Love the card. Great instructions.

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  3. This is gorgeous, I just love this. And thanks for the instructions.

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  4. This is so pretty! And your tips are great information to have out there!

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  5. LOL. I was trying to print out some digistamps the other day and was having a hard time at it, so I was going to email you today to ask about it. Thanks for the help! I'm loving that color combo again! :o)

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  6. Love this card and what a beautiful quote!

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  7. I printed them out, gonna try to work on them tonight ;)

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  8. This turned out very lovely. The saying is perfect!

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  9. I love your ribbon off to the side. Very elegant!

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  10. Very nice, I really like that sentiment.

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  11. I love those big ol' Friends flowers on the Bitty Dots paper - very fun...and I'm thinking your next project is going to be a tut!!

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  12. This is beautiful annie! your work is always so inspiring. :)

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