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Cheri T

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  1. I haven't researched the differences, but I know making leather earrings is all the rage with certain cutters, so she might want to look into that if she hasn't already. I second the motion that it would be a great excuse for you to get a new machine, lol.
  2. Yep, agreed with all above. We sent out photo cards every year, and rarely if ever are they Christmasy pics. Often I either use a pic of the 5 of us from a spring break skiing pic (so at least there is snow in those, lol) or a pic of the boys/us while hiking nearby in the fall. Lynne, your card is beautiful! Carla, be sure to show us yours when done!
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    Let's Talk!

    Congratulations, Angie! I knew you'd make an excellent owner, and of course I was right! (LOL)
  4. I can't wait! I'll be in the carpool from Kansas City area. It will be good to see old friends, meet Laura's paper scrapping friend(s), and I'd love to meet new people as well. Come join us!
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    Organizing Files

    There used to be a free download that you could use that would then allow you to see thumbnails of the psd files. I use ACDSee to organize and tag my scrapping supplies, so I can see psd thumbnails in that program and thus don't convert anything to tiff. I would at the very least keep the full-sized 12x12 jpg files for each layout. Any photofinisher should be able to print 8x8 layouts from that, and then you ever did decide to print something 12x12 (maybe for art on the wall?), you'd be able to. I personally keep all the psd files also, but that may be overkill:)
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    Making stationery?

    I made stationery YEARS ago, way before digital scrapbooking was invented. I had a program that was mostly clip art - I bought it to make Christmas letter stationery, but also made some other everyday stationery with it. My Christmas letter ones were 8.5 x 11. No idea now what size I made the everyday pieces.
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    Terri, Anne-Marie has good ideas that I would try first. If that distorts it too much, you could try the following: Place the overlay on your page and resize it for the width of your page, keeping the shift key down to retain its original aspect ratio (ie don't distort as you resize). Move the top of that layer so it's right at the top of your layout. Duplicate that layer, and shift the duplicate so it's correctly at the bottom of your layout. Then, using a layer masks (or the eraser brush if you don't know layer masks yet), erase using a hard-edged brush where you clearly have no need of the second layer. In the middle, where you need the two areas to work together well, use a soft-edged brush to erase. The undo key will help you fix mistakes, and of course, if you are using layer masks rather than the erase brush, you can undo to your heart's content by painting in white if you make a mistake. If the meet-up areas aren't quite perfect, you could always cover it up with a different brush layer - in this case, a snowflake brush would be great. Good luck and let us know how it turns out!
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    Another Resizing Question

    I don't know if it's the same in PSE, but in PS I go to Image/Image Size and can see how many inches my item is and at what dpi.
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    PNG files

    You have hit the nail on the head, Mikelle. I don't even download the png files when there is a corresponding psd file. The time to be careful, though, is with paper templates - sometimes some of the files are only in png, but in the same paper template set there will be one or more files that also has a psd file. Just make certain that if, for example, there are 6 paper templates in the set, that you end up with 6 different paper templates, whether they be png or psd files.
  10. Almost always, I start with the photos. But occasionally, I will go to my tagging system of choice (ACDSee) and choose one of the kits that I've basically tagged, "I love this and must figure out where to use it!" and go from there. I, like Angie and Conda, often MUST have a kit, whether I think I have photos to use with it yet or not. LOL. I can always take pics to fit it later, right?!
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    Meet the Designers - Emily Abramson

    Soooo much goodness to love in Emily's store! This is a fav of mine - I love the lineup of cutie owls!
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    Meet the Designers - Cindy Rohrbough

    I adore Cindy's style! I could easily list 10 favorites, but will try to restrain myself:) I love her vintage collections and spring collections, but some of my favorite layouts were made with her beach and tropical ones, so here's my fav for today: I absolutely love the bird, the wood paper, and the gorgeous word art.
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    Meet the Designers - Jennifer Labre

    I know it's already been mentioned, but as I'm a Bookworm myself, this is absolutely my favorite product of Jennifer's thus far!
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    Meet The Designers - Laura Louie

    I think each of Laura's amazing products is my next favorite, but I keep returning to this one again and again. Can't get enough of the twine wrapped alpha, the cute animals, terrific word art, and lovely papers with such depth!
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    Meet The Designers - Syndee Nuckles

    One thing I love about Syndee is how versatile she is. Many of us have one thing we are good at designing, or we are good at designing in one particular style, but Syndee does it ALL well! One of my many favorites of Syndee's:
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    Meet The Designers: Cherise Oleson

    Congratulations, Diane!
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    Meet the Designers - Marlene Peacock

    Many of my favorites have been mentioned, but this one, W.O.W. - I adore overlays and I adore moose and other wildlife:
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    Meet the Designers - Cheri Thieleke

    Thank you, Cindy! Ah, the penguin excursion. We need to do that again someday!
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    Meet the Designers - Cheri Thieleke

    Congratulations, Hilary! I hope you enjoy the item you choose!
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    Meet the Designers - Cheri Thieleke

    Thank you, Marlene! I'd like to do a few more of the stained glass embellishment. Obviously I have a "thing" for stained glass:)
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    Meet the Designers - Cheri Thieleke

    Template Queen, hero?! I don't know about either of those, but I'm sure glad you and Laura like my templates! You ROCK the project 52 pages, btw! Thank you for the praise and for using my templates!
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    Meet the Designers - Cheri Thieleke

    Awww, thank you, Laura:) I hear you on not doing much catching up this summer, lol. I'll look forward to your P52 pages come September, though - I'm holding you to it!
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    Meet the Designers - Cheri Thieleke

    Thank you, Carolyn! I love your themed collections, so it's an honor for you to call my embellishment set "wonderful"
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    Meet the Designers - Cheri Thieleke

    Thank you, Diane, for the high praise:) I've gone back to that set time and again to make more layouts also.
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    Meet the Designers - Cheri Thieleke

    Hilary, I'm so glad you like that one - it was my first "branching out" product, and I may have almost done myself in trying to accomplish it, hehehehe (and I may have tried Angie's patience a little too, lol).