Monday, January 30, 2017

Run don't walk to take advantage of this opportunity

I emailed the wonderful folks at Hungry JPEG regarding some of my most favorite and hugely economical bundles that had expired.  At the time, they said they could not make them available and I was so disappointed.  It often takes me some time when I make a purchase to use the items and be able to post about them in a timely manner.  I hate it when the bundles are no longer available when I post how I have used them.  I am happy to announce my ALL TIME FAVORITE Mia Charo Bundle is now available here.

 I bought it in February 2016 and it is my favorite.  It is only $15 and if you like florals, banners, and much, much more you will love this bundle, if you tweet, you can also get 10% more off.  Here are the links to my blog postings where I have used graphics from the Mia Charo bundle.  In one post I apologized that it was no longer available, BUT now it is for 30+ days.

I posted about this bundle here:

I will be soon making a video on "Flower arranging in Silhouette Studio" and will use floral elements from these and other bundles.  The video will show how to get the graphics onto mat, how to trace, crop to create a nice tight cut graphic, how to get more from each graphic using shader effect tools, and how to combine many elements for a new bouquet, etc.  plus lots of tips.   Just playing with this flower arranging  will show you how much can be done with the software.  

Thursday, January 26, 2017

How to use IRFANVIEW to resize a whole file of pictures automatically

Before I got my current laptop which has 12 Gig of RAM my old laptop had only 4 Gig, and I had difficulty using the latest version of Silhouette Studio, I also had a challenge when using very big files.  Most of you know I love the images I have bought from Hungry JPEG to make stickers, and the images are very large sizes.  The large size is useful if you are printing posters, etc, but for my use to create stickers, I do not need that size and I found that the older versions of the Silhouette Studio I was using (newest versions did not play well with my laptop), also had difficulty using large size images.  So using a free software called IRFANVIEW, I have learned how to very easily and quickly resize a whole file of images by a certain percent, i.e., in this case reduce by 50%.  This video walks you through how to do this if you have a similar need/desire.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Stickers made from my pics of pottery items I have made

I don't know why I haven't thought about this before, but this has been fun.  I have experienced lots of people pinning my hearts to their Pinterest Boards, so it caused me to go look at them again.  My Pinterest Album for these is here.

So I decided to do a video on how I was able to put these images on stickers and thought I would share it with you all.
Here is video I made in creating the stickers:
After printing, I was able to cut on my Cameo, see this video here:

and here are the stickers ready to use: