DIGITAL AND CUT N PASTE SCRAPPING

I LOVE DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING BECAUSE??? duh IT’S ON THE COMPUTER. BUT SOMETIMES I JUST GOTTA GET OUT MY PAPER AND GLUE.  i FOUND SOME GOOD PUNCH ART WEB SITES. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/9029 and http://www.scrappershaven.com/creativersity

They both have cool ideas for stuff to do with punches. Since I just bought a Kwickuts personnal die cutter, I have to put the shape dies to some use. I figure if you can use the ideas for punches, you can use the die cutters too.

Photoshop Tutorial

As promised, I am passing on some useful information. I have just learned via Video Professor, that if you are trying to put two photos together that are not the same size, there is a short cut to resizing them in proportion.

You don’t have to grab the little arrows around the photo and try to drag the photo to the shape you want or use the crop tool to make the larger photo smaller.

You can go up to the top of your screen and click on EDIT and then from the flyout submenu click on SCALE. You wull get a window with a tool bar that has height and width options in it. Click on te chain icon between height and width and it will lock the proportions. Then you can resize the larger photo down by percentages which will work better than trying to make the small photo larger and getting a distorted blurry photo.

Peripheral Vision

I found a quote that made me think today. I have read it before, but it took my mind in a different direction today.

“How will our children know who they are if they don’t know where they came from?” John Steinbeck

Our children can’t know where they came from if we don’t tell them, mostly because we are the ones who took the first part of the journey. We are the ones who have the peripheral vision and can see where we have been as well as where we are going.

Human existance is like a relay race, at some point we have to pass the baton off to the next generation, but it is useless to do so, it we do not tell them of the pitfalls on the track. Existance is dangerous. This is why eagles have three chicks; in case one of them doesn’t make it.

A good journaling topic would be things you have learned through experience. I do not believe everyone has to learn the hard way.  Odds are one of your chicks will survive because of your knowledge.