Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Friday, June 25, 2010

TUTORIAL using Digi's with FREE PrintMaster Express

Hi Peeps!

I have been wanting to do this forever and show you this neat little program I use that you can download off the internet called PrintMaster Express.

I use it to create a sheet layout that can contain everything you need on ONE sheet, your digital stamp ( even change the colour of the stamp outline), digital papers (resize and crop them to the exact size you need), even add a customized sentiment in your favourite font.  You can even Paper Piece by adding a PNG tranparent background stamp over a digital paper or a coloured swatch or oval you create. 

You can also IMPORT all your favourite digi's and papers ( any TIFF, PNG, GIF or JPG image) into the empty ART GALLERY and organize them anyway you wish.  ( I'll have another tutorial on that later )

You can download PrintMaster Express HERE.

Here is my introductory video:


This is an older program so PLEASE make note of these:
-The sentiments gallery, animated greetings, internet and web features ( add images from expressit.com) no longer work as the internet links no longer function.

-This program was developed for Windows 98/2000 BUT I am running a Windows 7 PC and it works fine.  But I suggest before you started changing an existing font on your layout that you save first.  I was on one machine and the program went POOF.. it might have been an issue with the font itself but better to be safe!

This is WINDOWS only.  No Mac version BUT I think you can purchase Print Master ( FULL of images and new features) for as little as $10.  This software can still be purchased ( windows too ) through www.broderbund.com  really cheap and you get tons of images, etc with it. 

- I like this free version as the gallery is empty! And your digital stamps won't get lost in all the other images ;)



I will have more tutorials on the various features soon!

:)*  Fred







Monday, June 21, 2010

Whazzup Chickies!

LOL

No offense to my male audience! 

Sorry soooo quiet .... I kind of took a little unanounced hiatus.  June is such a busy month and I  have been zonkered and a little out to lunch LOL   I had blood tests finally come back that I have iron AND  vitamin B12 anemias.  Now to figure out WHY... who knows but hopefully the supplements will help soon LOL.

I am attempting to get "back at 'er" LOL  so hopefully you will see new designs and some new tutorials soon.

Notice the title of this post heehee.  I started a new group at the new hoppin' ( place for digital stampers and artists)  Crafters' Digital Art Center  headed by the oh so awesome Priscilla who hosts the also oh so awesome "Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge":)  They are having a kick off challenge and many digital artists have offered freebies to use :)



Please notice the title of this post heehee.  I have offered a free digital image called Whazzup Chicky.  You can find it at the  CDAC Fred She Said Designs Group and all the info and freebies at the Freebie Digi Kick Off Challenge!



 Have a great day,
:)*  Fred

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Monarch Butterfly UPDATE

Hey all,

I was playing with my butterflies and noticed an annoying black frame around 2 of the white butterflies with outlines. I  have updated the product file.

The product affected is  FSS-Monarch Butterfly DIGI and SVG SET #3032

If you purchased this and want the update, please email me and I will send you the updated product :)

Have a great day!

:)* Fred