Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy Hump Day!

Sorry for the short entries these last few days! I've been so busy with work and appointments. And to top it off my dh signed us up for golf lessons...ugh! LOL! I've always wanted to take them but this week has been busy and been going to the hospital (no worries just wanted to get something checked) for the last two days and I was just so not in the mood. Another reason why I was a bit hesitant cause I have no hand-eye coordination so I thought it would be a waste of time...but needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed it! I missed hitting the ball here and there but I got quite a few ones out there...woo hoo! LOL! OK, thanks for letting me get that out! haha!

On to today's creation. The tote is from PTI and I had bought it when it first came out and am just now using it. Been dying to make it but didn't have anyone to give it to until now...LOL! I love it and want to make more. But I'm the type of person who only makes 3D type stuff only if I have someone to give it to. I would hate to make one and just have it sit around my craft area collecting dust waiting for a good home. So I usually make them when needed and thankfully I had someone to give it to. This is to one of my blog sisters who's super sweet. I hope she likes it.

I actually made the tote first and after I put it all together I realized that HK was white...I should have made her tan. Lets just say Miss Hello Kitty was visiting from Japan and she was super white and now that she's been here for a few days she's gotten her tan on (^o^) LOL! Corny I know!



OK now onto my tip on printing digi papers. Now I'm pretty sure that most of you print 8.5 x 11 right? You open the the DP and crop at 8.5 x11. Then you open the next DP and do the same and so on and so fourth. You probably don't use the whole sheet and left w/scraps that you probably save for later (but most of us know you don't always go back to use them). So here's how I do it and I've been able to save my ink. What I do it open up four of the DP I want to print. Then I crop each to 4.25x5.5. Once I got all four DP cropped, I then transfer them onto an 8.5x11 sheet. So basically I have four DP on one 8.5x11 paper. I don't have to print out all four DP individually. So finally when I print, I go to my settings and choose "borderless paper" which prints on the entire sheet. Check your printer settings and look around for these settings, they may be worded differently but do the same thing. So there you have it! Please feel free to leave me a comment or email me should you have any questions!

10 comments:

Liann said...

love the DP ...I like HK tan she is too dahling..have a great day...it is raining here so good day to craft....TFS

joni h said...

I like that tote from PTI & just made one too, but, I like yours better! Cute DP & HK!

Denise said...

OMGosh, this is awesome!! Love that HK project.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous projects Claudette, love the papers and the cute Hello kitty. Hugs Nikki x

Joy said...

love those HKs tan! they are so darling! I love the DP you choose to use too! they are so pretty! thanks for the DP printing tips. I do sometimes want to print it out for the whole page, but it doesn't do it for me...I get frustrated! that is a very smart way to do that except I have a Mac and I'm very "stupid" on using it...I try all different stuff, but it never works out for me! try last night when I put a cd in but couldn't find a way to eject it...so I ended up restarting my computer just so it would pop out! I'm crazy...I know! sorry for my ramble! love your creations! I need to try that tote as it's so cute! gotta go find that paper you used too! TFS!

Jodi said...

Very cute tote and HK of course! Love your tips for the print out of DSP!
Did you get the email I sent regarding stamps?
Hugs
Jodi =)

Michelle Ueligitone said...

OMG Claudette! Thank you so much, you are so sweet for thinking of me! I just got them all in the mail and I love them! Am so excited! Love the paper too! Thanks for the tips on printing, will have to do that in the future, I have all these scraps that I barely ever use, lol! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks again for my goodies!

Hugs,
Michelle

Kyoko said...

Hi Claudette! Wow, the tote came out really CUTE! I love PTI. Thanks for your tip on printing digi paper.

Linda said...

Hey girl! This is such a cute tote! Great job on both the tote & card! Thanks also for the digi paper tip! I print mine on a 4"x6" size paper from my photo paper tray instead. Enjoli gave me the idea to do it that way. Thanks to both of you! Hugs, Linda

P.S.: I haven't forgetten your monkey images - they're sitting on my desk waiting for me to send them to you!

Tammy said...

So beyond cute!