Friday, December 23, 2011

Explanation of the Christmas Card

If you are visiting because you found me on Pinterest, then welcome! Please read the previous post. I am receiving too many emails about how I created this card, that I cannot reply to them anymore. Hopefully in my previous post I can answer your questions.

Hey wonderful people! Apparently our Christmas card was pinned on Pinterest, and because of that I've had quite a number of people asking me if there's a template available. First of all, I am flattered that so many people have liked our card. Secondly, no, there is not a template. All we did was take our family picture in front of this warehouse garage. It already had the horizontal lines as you can see. I took my family's photo, left a space available for me, and then had my oldest daughter come trade places with me so I could stand in and take my photo. I Photoshopped myself in later and we obviously we switched Claire's head with the one below. Anyways, then with Photoshop I made it so the edges did not have the horizontal stripes so I could type in the numbers. (Oh, and I made my girls' shoes red, because I just thought it needed that extra punch!) Hopefully this will help those interested. Have a Merry Christmas...it's almost here!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our Christmas Card

If you are visiting from Pinterest...welcome! I have received so many emails about how to create this card, and I am asking that you do not email me only because I don't have time to reply to all of them. Here are some answers to frequent questions:

1. No, I do not have a template for this. We took our picture in front of a warehouse garage and so that is the background. (See here)

2. I used Photoshop CS5 to create the text on it (if you have any students in the house...kindergarten thru college, then get the student edition...much cheaper...otherwise people use Photoshop Elements or other photo editing software).

3. I have printed my cards at whcc.com and am just starting to print at prodigitalphotos.com and have been very pleased with them.

Merry Christmas from the Driggs fam! Hope it is fabulous!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Simple Teacher Gift or Neighborhood Gift


I saw this idea somewhere a few years back and stored it away. If you're looking for a simple neighborhood or teacher gift and don't have the time to bake or make something, just buy a two-liter of Sprite and attach this 4x6 tag* to it. Of course you'll need to type in your name or sign it at the bottom.



*Whenever I develop photos, I always choose the "lustre" or "matte" finish and never the glossy because the glossy will get fingerprints on it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A little 5x7 wordart print


For those who would be interested, I just created this to put in a black frame at our house. It's for a 5x7 size. And I apologize that you have to go through 4shared to get it. I don't know how to make it so you can click on the image, and then the high resolution pops up. Not too internet savvy!