Freebies, Halloween, Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop, Uncategorized

A Quick Note

So much happening around here with my sister & her hubby visiting from Montana. I cannot begin to tell you what a joy it’s been. Betwixt & between I’ve been able to get an extraction done sans Quicktime. I’m hoping to figure it out soon. I may have some news to share in the coming weeks…we shall see.

What I do have is a fun extracted image for you! Here’s the original:

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I’ve  had this image for awhile & I do not recall where I got it, but I believe it’s an image of a 1920s child’s costume. Check out those wings!

Here’s the image extracted from the background:

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Download the PNG image HERE

 

And here’s an image with a few ideas for using this PNG (no background) cutie!

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I will be back next week my well refilled & ready to share.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Halloween, Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop

August Goodbye

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Its no secret that I will happily bid August good-bye & jump up & down waving my arms like my daughter did on her first day of school when she was 5 encouraging the bus to hurry. I want autumn to hurry, too.

With autumn comes all those things loved by many like apples, cider, pumpkins, hot coffee laced with pumpkin spices, colored leaves falling from the arms of trees outstretched to the sky, Hallowe’en & Thanksgiving. Then there are the personal favorites like my mother’s Bennington dish that looks wonderful filled with mini pumpkins in orange & cream & apple dumplings fresh out of the oven drenched in milk. I can’t get enough cinnamon & cloves in the air. Let’s not forget Ohio State Buckeye football & the every fall hope that this year will be a good one for the Cleveland Browns. I  could go on & on about autumnal things, but I cannot truly explain it except I find great contentment when the air turns clean & crisp & the earthy smell of fallen leaves fills my outside world.

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Do you ever wonder why?

Sometimes, I wish I knew exactly who read this blog just so we could have a chat while sipping on coffee or tea, whichever is your pleasure. I could ask you about your creative ventures, what do you like to craft, do you sell your artistic pursuits or keep them all to yourself? You could ask me anything you like & I would do my best to answer, although, it’s not easy opening up, but I would surely give it a good go. So please, if you visit the Studio on the Corner, could you become a commentor? Could you leave a message in the comment section so we could get to know each other a bit more?

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One way of saying good bye to one season & hello to another is to have a fantabulous sale!  The Studio on the Corner is joining in the big Etsy Labor Day Sale!

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You might as well save some money & get crackin’ on those fun Hallowe’en projects like wrapping candies in special wrappers & tucking them in super fun bags…all that you created yourself using SotC printables.

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I’ll be sharing some fun Halloween ways to decorate with printables as we get into September & move towards October.

That’s it for today. I hope you find a minute or 2 to check out the sale & get inspired to DIY with printables.

Have a marvelous end to August!

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Halloween, tutorials

It’s All about Text

I want to make it as easy possible for you to be as creative as possible when you use a Studio on the Corner printable. Just peek around the corner & guess what you’ll see?  A glimpse of upcoming holidays. If you’re going to be ready it’s time to start on some of those holiday projects that add a bit of fun & style to your festivities. First let me share a few plans in the making.

A Class! Yes I’m going to hold a class & if you live in the area of NW Ohio, you’re invited. The class is for anyone who wants to learn how to use digitals & printables. Afterall, SotC printables begin as digitals. So we’ll take you step by step through the process from downloading to creating. It will be a basic class with a promise of concise clarity. Nothing irritates me more than taking a class, live or online & having to listen to 15 minutes of drivel. Sorry, but I’m a get-to-the-heart-of-the-matter-sooner-rather-than-later kind of person. Stay tuned for the details.

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I’ve been a bit hesitant to do a tutorial about adding text in Adobe Reader. Why? Because I didn’t feel confident enough to share what little knowledge I have. In the past year or so I’ve researched, practiced, & finally think I understand the Adobe Acrobat programs much better. I can’t claim to be a pro at it nor do I claim that I know all there is to know about Reader but I’m ready to share the knowledge I have acquired.

I do want to let you know & this is my opinion only, but I  believe there are much better ways to add text to printables than in Adobe Reader, however the program is convenient (add text & print from Adobe Reader) & fairly fast once you know how to do it. By the way, Adobe Reader is free to download, so go ahead & download the latest version.  Just click ADOBE READER to be taken to the page that will get you started.

Adding text in Adobe Reader does not allow you to be creative. You cannot choose what font to use, what color you want your font to be, the size of the font or even the alignment. The creator of the PDF does all that for you, which makes it again, a convenient route to take especially if you don’t want to make decisions. Now that I have that little disclaimer out of the way, Here’s the tutorial. Yes, it’s a PDF to download.

All you need to do is hit the following bit of text:

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This link will be on the Step by Step page along with the tutorial on Adding Text in befunky.com. As I write more tutorials, this is the page that will house them. So any time you want, just check out the Step by Step page to see if you’ve missed a new tutorial post.

Just want to read the tutorial right here?  Well then… read on my friend.

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You will not see the highlights after the PDF is saved and/or printed. The links in the above tutorial images are not clickable, but you’ll find them in the paragraphs preceding the tutorial.

One of the best ways to learn a program, any program, is by opening it up & messin’ around with it. Click on everything, open drop down menus & learn where things are in the program. The more you use it the easier it will be to use when you want or need to.

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Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop will have a new listing this afternoon, Halloween recipe cards Witch’s Brew:  Four cards with different images on 2 sheets & a sheet of plain cards to print on the back, if you wish. The cards are 4 in x 6 in & text editable. I’ll add the link once the cards are listed.

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That should do it for today…hope you have the most marvelous weekend!

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