Sunday, April 3, 2011

12x12 as 7x7 on 8x10

Does that post title make sense?  Probably not.

I am still messing with MDS today... and could that have something to do with the fortune I got in my cookie Saturday night? "More art in your life at this time will help you feel better"    
  -- Isn't that a great fortune?

I took a long 'round about route, but I got my new MDS pages printed...

Using MDS you have to DECIDE how you are going to use your project before you create it.  WHY?  Because for several of the options there is a "bleed" area that may or may not appear when the project is printed (as in a bound book).  And the bleed area differs on what type project you are creating.

Being a long time traditional scrapper this doesn't sit well with me.  I want to design my 12x12 page and I want to see ALL of it.  If a section gets "cut off", it throws the whole page off balance.  grrrrrr...

"Hmmmm" I thought, "There has to be a way I can print these - see the whole page - and have them in my greedy hot little hands TODAY!"  (Don't need them today - I just want to see my new skill in print.) 

And of course - there was a way.

What I did was:

Saved my 12x12 page as .jpeg on my 'puter  (call this Part A)
Opened a new project in MDS for 8.5x11 portrait pages
Opened a photo box in the new project - square and covering most of the page
Opened the Part A photo into that box
Saved that page as a .jpeg on my 'puter (call this Part B)

Sent the jpeg photo of Part B to my local photo shop (which, in my case, is Walgreens) and had it printed as an 8x10 photo.  Giving me a 7 inch square of Part A on my Part B photo.

When I picked up the photos (about 4 minutes after receiving the email that they were ready) the two girls at the developing section had my package open - admiring my work.  My head swelled a bit larger than usual and we had a great scrapbooking discussion.

My next task will be to cut out my 7 inch square and mount it on an 8x8 piece of cardstock and VOILA!  I can put that in 8x8 page protectors and have my scrapbook complete TODAY with my whole page showing (no bleed areas cut off).  Yes, it is only 7x7 but that is fine with me.

1 comment:

Charly said...

Or if you have a nice printer, go through step B and print it out right at home. Then you have an 8"x8" copy which you can have *instantly*!