Saturday, June 30, 2012

July calendar

yep - time for another month - for July I used my Watermelon Wishes, a fun summery kit. We love our watermelon in the hot months.

Join me a Moo Two for the calendar challenge.

Pick up your July QP clipboard calendar.

thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

G+ testing

I am testing the G+ click thingy 

to see how it works

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Review Walgreens

Got a coupon for Walgreens Brag Book and decided to try it out. I was all the way through before I figured out how to change the layout on the pages, but then I also saw how to change the cover and design in the same column.

Some easy editing like zoom, nudge and brightness. Lots of auto features like find the focus of the photo and crop to size of placeholder on page. I ordered 2 copies and the coupon took for both.Took me about an hour to upload, place the pictures and orderHard copy should be at my house in 2 weeks. - I'll tell you about the quality of the paper, binding etc. then.

Check it out here

Thursday, June 14, 2012

CT: peek

At first I wasn't thrilled by the sketch challenge at Digitals, but after I started it grew on me.

Here is my adorable nephew using a sketch by MC Designs and Denim Darling by Joyce deJong.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

CT: farm fun

When my brother was here - my sister took the little ones to a local kid's farm - here is a possible intro page to a book using Almost Summer by  Maddy Fernandez. 

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Tablet Cover

So I finally took one of my Pinterest's pins to the finish line.

I have a tablet of unusual size - 8 in (side note: for my girlie hands 8 in is too big to hold in one hand). So I have been pinning several ideas and checking out everyone's case. While I was subbing, I saw a very cool duct tape one and decided to try it.

corrugated cardboard cut to size (hint: cut at least 1/2 inch bigger or more for pen/stylus holder)
funky colored duct tape

yep: that's it.

* Cut cardboard - I cut mine slightly larger - be generous and more
* cut 2 8 inch piece of duct tape in half length wise then fold and trim
   bend in loose loop and tape to each of the 4 corners,
     testing along the way

* place a bit of duct tape through each loop and
   cut a bit to allow the loops to be free
   ie: snip the tape a little and press down in front and behind.

* tape hinge: mine turned out too tight - so again be a bit generous
   Hint: I taped the 2 sides first - do it after the corners are secured
   cover both ends with tape on all 4 corners.

* Cover the center of each side with tape

* Cover all the edges with tape.

Review and things to change:
Not bad and very sturdy for the cost of 2 rolls of decorative duct tape.
Need some kind of latch, probably duck tape and velcro
right now, I have nothing toward the screen - maybe a soft cloth taped there?
The corners are a bit hard to get the tablet in and out of ... the elastic in the store ones, velcro on one side ... hmm

Next steps:
I have a pair of shorts that are beyond repair, but have a super cute pocket ... let's see what I can do with them.
I'd like to make one that stands or one with a hand strap