Friday, June 29, 2012

Using Scraps

I decided to use some of the leftover scraps from my hubby's birthday card to make a new card.  I had this Mo Manning image already colored and the colors of the leftover scraps were great for the image!  I cut the flower, vines, and border on my Cameo with images from the Silhouette Store.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hubby's Birthday!

Hubby's birthday is tomorrow and I waited until the last minute to make him a card.  He likes airplanes and I found this cute paper in a My Minds Eye stack that I bought from Hobby Lobby.  I love  the colors in this card!  I cut the airplane and "Happy Birthday" on my Cameo.  The airplane is from the Silhouette Store and the sentiment is a free font I found online.

For the inside I added a square piece of the same cardstock (I should have made it a bit smaller) and a clip to hold the money in place (I always worry about it falling out when you just set it in there.)  I also like to put a little bit of matching patterned paper on the inside of the card too.

I decided to decorate the outside of the envelope and I put his name on crooked but that is ok...he won't mind.  I was in a hurry and had to finish making the envelope and inside of the card while he ran out to the store real quick.  lol  =D

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 11, 2012

jpg to png...lose the white background

I'm just posting a quick tutorial on how to make a jpeg file in to a png and lose the white background.
Well, this is how I do it anyway.  =D

In the bottom right corner, click on the "eye" on the original layer (with the white background) and when you click on the "eye" the eye will close and go blank.

Sometimes after doing this I go to put the png image in Microsoft Word to print out the digi stamp and the background shows up all black in the Word document.  If this happens I just "Import" my png image into Inkscape, once it shows up in Inkscape I then go to "File" then "Export" the file (which just saves the image as a png again) and once I do this the new png does not show the black any longer.  I'm not sure why that happens sometimes.

Hope that helps some of you!