Archive for the ‘Free Stuff’ Category
Sherry Stocking Kline
28 Aug 2010
It’s Saturday night, and due to sniffly little girl noses, our family plans to get together fell through. With a couple of hours free, I decided to check on Randy Seaver’s Geneamusing’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenge! It was fun!
Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I hope that you do… this one is really cool!) is to cue up the mission impossible music now, and go have some fun!
1) Go to the www.ImageChef.com website and explore their FREE offerings. Click on the “Create” button, or choose to make a slideshow or posters from their main page (there are more than one screen of poster backgrounds).
2) Make one or more posters or other creation – perhaps they relate to genealogy or your own family history. Save them to your computer (right click, Save as Picture for Windows users).
3) Show your creations to us… in your own blog post, on a Facebook post, etc. If you make a really neat one and want to show it to the world but don’t have a way to do it, send it to me (email@example.com) and I’ll show it off for you in a blog post.
I’ve always wondered what my face would look like on a Wanted poster, so here goes!
I guess I put too much text on it, ‘cuz you can hardly read that it says:
“Caught red-handed in libraries, haunting cemeteries, and guilty of pestering family for info.”
Next, I did this one of my two youngsters, when they were just about two and a half, and 3 months:
Awe, it makes me wish I did have a big locket just like that with their photograph in it/on it. I’m going to be keeping an eye out for something like that.
So then I used the sidewalk chalk template with a photograph of my oldest granddaughter kissing a baby lamb when she was just a wee little thing herself:
And my brother’s flight in a vintage airplane lent itself well to the “Breaking News” template:
But I’m kind of partial to that Wanted Poster Image, so I did another Wanted poster that I think will look really cool on next year’s Family Reunion invitations that I’m getting ready to send out!
I’m still trying to decide whether to use this family photograph of them all, or just use one that has just Roderick and Fanny in it, but I’m beginning to lean towards using this one. (Wouldn’t it just look cool on a t-shirt, too?)
I spent a little more time doing some fun and funny stuff with the granddaughter’s photographs, and will probably pay the $10 to be able to size and re-size, and get rid of the watermark and use them in some fun scrapbook collages down the road!
Now, go have some fun and make your own wanted poster at http://www.imagechef.com!
Sherry Stocking Kline
December 17, 2009
Have you ever wanted to have your own hand writing (or printing) turned into a font? Say for scrapbooking, letters to family, etc., but just hadn’t parted with the money, yet? (I sure have)
When the Legacy News e-mail newsletter came from the Legacy Family Tree Software folks a few days ago there was a link to a website that turns your handwriting into a font for free.
Woo hoo! Now I could type something up and have it look like I’d hand printed it.
Install your new font in under 30 minutes….
If you’ve always wanted your very own font, all you need is a computer, internet access, printer, and scanner, but given all that, you can pretty much have your new font installed in under 30 minutes.
So, go read the Legacy Blog post here, where you can see more examples of fonts and read reviews. And when you get to www.fontcapture.com, print out an extra form or two so you can practice lining up the letters within the graph before uploading your own handwriting. This is important.
Don’t like what you get?
Don’t like what you get? Print out another form, and try again! You can have a lot of fun with different and funky styles of printing!
That’s my everyday hand printing below, and yes, it’s that bad!
P.S. I had to re-boot my computer after I installed the font for it to work.