Monday, October 5, 2009

Day 5 -proof I am so lame!

For my layout today I used a digital template from
Denise Tilley (DigiDesigns by Denise Tilley) but I
could not figure out how to 'drop' the photo into the
mat in the center. I tried lots of different things all
to no avail.

Finally, in a frustrated move, I printed the whole
page out onto a 13inch by 19inch piece of photo
mat paper that I bought when I got my HP large
scale printer (years ago!) I still have the first package
of the paper and I think this is only the 4th piece I
have used out of it. Like I said, lame.

Okay, the page printed out pretty nicely, the mat
in the center was measured with a ruler and then
I resized and printed out the photo from this weekend
that I wanted to use in the center.

While that was printing I fussy cut the center mat
out with an xacto knife (carefully, because we all know
what a klutz I am too.) and then trimmed the extra
paper from the edges of the page. I cut the extra
photo paper off of the picture, ran a tape runner
around the back of the mat and then arranged the
whole page over the photo and stuck it down.
Viola! A completed 'digi-look' page made with
paper, scissors and glue!

What should have taken just a few minutes
wound up taking the better part of an hour and
a half! Lame. I know. That's exactly what I've
been telling you!

Ah well, all's well that ends well, I guess.
Enjoy & see you tomorrow!


Cameron said...

Did you ever figure it out? I took a Cathy Z class on PSE and I could look up my notes if you need me to! :)

Katherine said...

Hi! I never did because I was worried I would run out of time for my LOAD. I have that info in a notebook somewhere - I just need to hunt it down. I 'took' the class but wasn't able to participate in it right away.
Thanks a bunch, though!