Thursday, March 04, 2010

March Calendar Pages

Today, as I made the March calendar pages, I am finding it easier to put these layouts together.  The most time seems to be searching for what photos I want to use!

This month I used "birds"....Florida has birds everywhere....seagulls, pelicans, parrots, "bird of paradise"....okay that is a flower...tee hee! 

I did add some embellishment...the scalloped border at the bottom, and the bird on the right.  The My Digital Studio software allows you to "group" objects together, so when you move it, all the parts stay together.  I used that technique on the bird...allowing me to move it all around until I decided where I wanted to leave it.  You can add drop shadows to give a 3-D effect, add mats to the photos to make them stand out more, and change the opacity on the photos or papers to soften up the impact.

Christy asked yesterday if these pages can be printed in various sizes, and I would answer that yes, if you are printing at home, based on your own printer set up.  If you use the professional printing services through SU! then it is either 12x12 or 8.5 x 11. 

I think this month's layout took me a total of 20 minutes to assemble.  Awesome!

Designed using My Digital Studio

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh....sooooo pretty!!!!!!

    I am really liking it Kathy!!! I think the calendars are my favorite by far!!!! Wonder how I can justify it?