Thursday, July 7, 2011

Picasa...Where Have You Been All My Life?

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Okay...so I know most of you already use Picasa...but seriously I just downloaded it last night and I am in love.  No going back to PhotoShop Elements for me.  This collage took me less than 10 minutes to create...and how cute is it!  I'm in love.  Cropping, changing the lighting, making the collage...everything was so easy!  I'm glad I saw this tutorial as this is what got me to think about downloading Picasa...and ladies...it is free!  Can you tell I'm excited?  These photos are from the July 4th at my in-laws.  A friendly little water gun fight amongst the cousins!

I do have a card for you to share with you as well.  This card is inspired by the current Viva La Verve Challenge on Split Coast Stampers.
Ingredients:  My Mind's Eye DSP; SU Very Vanilla; PTI Daily Design Sentiments and Verve Stamps; Ink:  Ranger Distress Ink Wild Honey and Barn Door; SU Basic Back Ink; Kaiser Kraft Gems and SU Very Vanilla Ribbon

12 comments:

  1. Lynn, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Your inking is fantastic and those colours are divine together. I love that flower stamp too.

    Awesome collage of the boys - they really look like they had a blast! And I love that everyone's wearing red, white and blue. :)

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  2. Beautiful card Lynn! I have to check out Picasa...I used PhotoShop Elements and my husbands uses Picasa...hmmm, might have to see what it's all about! Thanks Lynn. :)

    Arlene.

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  3. The card is beautiful - can't believe you made it that quickly - you have stitching too!! Live all the pictures.

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  4. Love your collage Lynn!! I'm going to have to check Picasa out.....I love FREE! Especially if it does a great job! I really really like this card....the shading with the distress inks! I can't stop using them lately!

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  5. I love your photo collage...looks like a lovely setting for a water fight :)
    I downloaded Picasa onto my dad's computer but I still have to work out how to use it for him..he's a bit of a dinosaur at that stuff :)
    Lovely card, such gorgeous colours :)
    Jenny x

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  6. Beautiful card and wonderful collage, Lynn! Love it! :)

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  7. Sweet sweet boys you have. Love the card too, and how simply beautiful you make a complicated looking sketch to work out!

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  8. Hahaha! Picasa! That's what I use and since I started, I've never looked back. Really easy. Look at those boys! I can't believe you ever find time to craft!

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  9. Love the colors on your card!! And of course, love your photo collage!! :)

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  10. What a great take on the sketch! I really like all the blending! :> Thanks for sharing about picassa, I don't have it yet but I want it now!

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  11. Super fun Collage of the Boys (I tried Picasa but couldn't figure out how to use it. Guess I'll check out the tutorial and give it a try again.)
    Love your card. It's beautiful.

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  12. Really? I haven't tried Picassa! Thanks for the tip!!! I use PSE too! Love the layout!

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