- Woke up to both boys, Henry and Max, on either side and got on my computer to do a blog post.
- Curled my hair for absolutely no reason but to be around the house...wouldn't you know it was good hair day on the day I didn't have anywhere to go.
- Settled a dispute among the brothers...Max had a raw hide, Henry didn't was was barking at him.
- Set up in the kitchen to check my email while I ate breakfast.
- Adam came home for lunch. Back in the kitchen for a tuna sandwich lunch with Doritos :)
- Started adding more color to my drawing.
- I put up the "baby gate" in my craft room so the boys could look outside onto the porch while I worked + let the nice spring air draft in.
- Continued work on a drawing.
- Folded some laundry - including a fitted sheet. Life is better when you know how to fold one of these...especially if you have little to no space to put linens. I watched this YouTube video enough times while folding a sheet and then one day I didn't need it anymore.
- Mailman dropped off this for Adam's Nike shoe thingy. He's been wanting to track his treadmill runs more accurately.
- Late in the evening, I caught up on this show. I LOVE. It's hilarious.
- While I watched New Girl, I worked on this card with scrap supplies sitting on my desk.
12 photos from 3-12-12.
I created the background in Photoshop using gorgeous paper images from Danni at Oh, Hello Friend. They are free to download and such a treat :)
The digital ribbon and tape strip are from Katrina at Pugly Pixels - she has so much digital goodness there!
A couple days ago, Terri asked:
How do you print off your pictures you take from your smartphone? I'm doing Project Life and the phone pics I printed for last years project life album were blurry but looked oh so good on my phone... I printed them 4x6 and ordered them off of a website. I've heard printing them as 2x2 maybe would help? Or do you print them off at home and set your own size etc? It's so convenient taking project life photos from my phone but I want them to be a good quality and look good in my album. Love your blog... and thanks!!!!
Actually, I have only printed iPhone pictures at home. I have been dying to try PostalPix, and have read LOTS of great things about it from scrapbookers, I just have not made the time to upload yet.
But just in case you are wondering, here's what I do to my iPhone photos in Photoshop before I print:
- First I adjust the image size. Image -->Image Size----> then make my image size box to look like this
Taking the resolution up from 72 allows you to print the photos at a larger size without having them look pix-elated.
- Instagrams, I do not edit them color/contrast wise because they already have a filter on them. But if they are not Instagrams, I usually run one of these actions from Angel Ceballos. They are free to download and really cool - my favorite are Nashville and Early Bird.
- Then I create a NEW document File --->New... and make sure my screen looks like this
Making sure to set width and height of my new document to the size of my printer paper, and the resolution to 180 so it will match my photo resolution.
- Then I arrange as many photos as I can fit onto my new document - normally, I can fit 4 - 4X4 photos on one page. But I hate printing out without using the whole sheet of photo paper, so I drag on a few extras and press Command+T and use the little boxes on the corner of my new photo to make it smaller and fit on my printing document. It looks like this
- Once you have your printing document full the way you want it - press Command+E to flatten the entire document.
- Then Print using your photo printing settings.
Clear as mud?! I'm sorry if this made no sense - or if it bored you to tears. I tend to be long winded in my explanation (ask my students), and am better at demonstration....
But that's my printing process for iPhone photos. I use hp Premium Plus Photo Soft Gloss Paper and have a regular old HP Photosmart printer. Mine is the old C4500 version, but I see that's no longer available on their website.
Hope that helps a bit, Terri. Let me know if you have any questions - I'm happy to assist!
Thanks for dropping by :)