Monthly Archives: May 2013

Free Printable Download – Summer Whimsical Journaling Cards

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Yuup! …another freebie.   I really appreciate the response I have gotten from other “pinners” on my other freebies, you are awesome!  And thank you, for those who have taken the time to drop a compliment or two.

Wow!  I was just flabbergasted with your response and although I am still aiming for my  vintage designs,  (actually have one on the burner, so to speak right now) it seems the all time most popular freebie was the whimsical one.  Who would have thought?

This time I used a black and white color scheme, with yellow and white.  Just the color for the sunnier days we are finally getting here, in what is supposed to be sunny Southern California.

I have  loaded this printable with 1 filler card, 3 journaling cards and other elements–a total of 10 elements on an 8 1/2 by 11″ pdf page.  As before, the lines on the illustration are not perfect ,  I was aiming for whimsical and not the typical ocd linear inclination I tend to have. ( I was thrilled to be able to actually design the yellow bee with a curly trail myself, as you know  I am constantly trying to improve my design skills.)

I actually made the thumbnail bigger so you can view the design, and see if you would like to add it to your digital or hybrid scrapbooking stash.  The designs are created at high resolution and they should print at 300 dpi with a smooth color.

You can download the freebie here.  Or you can click on the image below and it will take you directly to the pdf download.

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Some things you should know before downloading: (updated 10.28.13)

* Vintage Glam Studio printables (formerly under the name Vintage Glam Collectibles) are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. (I own the domains for both names and will be dedicating this blog to more design related articles and printables.)
*You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim the original or derivative designs as your own.
*Please do not remove the watermark or modify the design in any way other than for your own Personal use.
*If you post this on the internet, please give credit to Vintage Glam Studio & link back to my blog, so others can obtain the resources.  Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook are great social media sharing platforms, it’s the  sharing without a link back that can be a problem.

Thanks!

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Free Printable Download – Memorial Day Cupcake Toppers and Flags

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Oh, so sorry, I was a little turned around on the dates for Memorial Day this year.  I had forgotten that the holiday is the last Monday of the month which is just around the corner.  So here it is… this freebie blends the traditional red, white and blue with vintage themes. I had made it originally as cupcake toppers for those fabulous cupcakes you will be baking for the holiday.  However, you might be able to use them for other purposes.

There are 18 elements in all, including an image of George Washington from a vintage postcard.  You can fold the flags in half and clip the ends to make them in a pennant fashion or just leave as is.  I have found that scrapbooking tacky tape works best, but you might have a better idea!

There are veterans in my family and we wish all our troops a happy and safe homecoming.  Thank you for your service!  Have fun with all your Memorial Day picnics or just taking the day off!

As usual these elements  are free for personal use, (check my TOU if you haven’t previously.)

Some things you should know before downloading:

*Vintage Glam Studio printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim them as your own.
*Please do not remove the watermark or modify the design in any way.
*If you post this on the internet, credit must be given to Vintage Glam  Studio & linked back to my blog.

You can access the pdf file here.  Or if you like click on the picture below for the download. The pdf sheet is 8 1/2″ by 11″.

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Free Printable Download – More Shabby Chic Elements

shabby-chic-garment-tagHere’s another freebie! This is a follow-up freebie ( more shabby chic elements and tags)  to my Mother’s Day journaling elements freebie.   I have added matching garment tags in a color palette of teal (or robin’s egg blue) and pink colors and of course, shabby chic floral patterns.

As usual these are free for personal use, (check my TOU if you haven’t previously.)   In future posts, you will notice that my freebie design images will vary but follow these themes:  vintage, retro/minimalist  and whimsical.

Some things you should know before downloading:

*Vintage Glam Collectibles or Studio printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim them as your own.
*Please do not remove the watermark or modify the design in any way.
*If you post this on the internet, credit must be given to Vintage Glam Collectibles & linked back to my blog.

You can access the pdf file here.  Or if you like click on the picture below for the download. The pdf sheet is 8 1/2″ by 11″.  There are 10 elements in all. I have added a couple of journaling spots on two of the garment tags, the tags  measure approximately 3.5″ by 2″ and the labels vary from 2″ to 3″ wide.  Hope you like them! 🙂

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PicMonkey- How to Create Mini Instagram Like Photos

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Instagram is a very popular phone app that works either with android phones or iphones.  Using your mobile phone to take pictures, the photos can then be shared on social media and on the public website of your Instagram account.    It is very popular because, the Instagram photo app offers professional photo effects that enhance your everyday life photos into great memories.

Instagram also offers apps that allow you to download your photos or send them to online print shops which allow you to send the photos you have captured on your phone to be printed in hardcopy.  The instagram  images are usually in a standard mini instagram format of  2″ x 2″ square.  They are unique and popular products.  They have become so popular that they are often included in a variety of project life layouts as tiny photos that add additional , creative oomph, to memory keeping and digital scrapbooking.

All this is great, but the unique size of the Instagram photos poses a challenge for people who want the effect but don’t have the time and energy to invest in a photo editing program or additional software or phone apps they don’t use often.

Steps to Creating Mini Instagrams

Using Picmonkey, a free photo online editor, I have created this tutorial so that you can create your own Instagram like photos.  In a later tutorial, I will show you how to create a photostrip with 3 2 x2 photos.  The following steps will take you through the process of creating the 2” x 2” Instagram photo with vintage like effects.  Picmonkey provides a variety of vintage photo effects that you can apply to your photos.  In this tutorial, I am aiming for a 1970s throwback Polaroid look to my photos.

Caveat:  I have not been authorized by either Instagram or Picmonkey to provide this tutorial.  This is a tutorial that I developed using the Picmonkey’s free online editor and similar characteristics of Instagram photos.

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Step 1 – Select Your Photo or Image

The first step is to upload a single photo from your computer, you might have stored this photo on your laptop’s  hard drive or a separate jump or thumb drive.  I usually work from my computer desktop, as it makes working with the photographs a lot faster and easier.

Using the Picmonkey “Edit a Photo”,  option upload the photo you want to work on.  (Tip:  I would suggest that you experiment with a free image from Microsoft’s free image databank or an image that you don’t mind experimenting with until you get the process right.)  Part of the trial and error process comes from the original quality of the photograph itself, for example, is it overexposed? Is there too much red, green or blue?

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Step 2 – Cropping Your Photo Into A Square

Under the “Basic Edits” menu, select the “ Crop” function.  Under the drop down menu select the “square” function.  This step will make the cropping overlay grid into a perfect square. Expand the square, to the fullest extent possible and select the area best suited to the image you want to create and apply the crop.  In this photo, you will notice that the dimensions are quite large, but we will worry about the size later.  At this point, you want to get the best  square crop of your image, since most photos are in a rectangular format. Continue reading PicMonkey- How to Create Mini Instagram Like Photos

Free Printable Download – Whimsical Journaling Cards

It’s time for a new freebie!  This time I used a black, white and red  color scheme and loaded it with 4  whimsical journaling cards and other elements–a total of 12 elements on an 8 1/2 by 11″ page. It’s a pdf file and was created at 300 dpi. It kind of has a doodled effect to the design which was what I was aiming for when I first stumbled onto the design idea.

The lines on the journaling cards are not perfectly aligned, I was aiming for whimsical and not the typical ocd linear inclination I tend to have. ( I was thrilled to be able to actually design the ladybug myself, since I am constantly trying to improve my design skills.)

Update (3.31.15): Here’s a sample of these journaling cards, printed and cut out on plain white cardstock as they were originally designed!

Whimsical Journaling Cards - Free printable Download | For personal use only.

Click on the image below and it will take you directly to the download. Thanks!

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Some things you should know before downloading: (Updated 10/26/2013)

* Vintage Glam Studio printables (formerly under the name Vintage Glam Collectibles) are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. (I own the domains for both names and will be dedicating this blog to more design related articles and printables. Don’t be concerned if you have posted it under the previous name, my traffic boost  and other factors are contributing to the name change.)
*You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim the original or derivative designs as your own.
*Please do not remove the watermark or modify the design in any way other than for your own Personal use.
*If you post this on the internet, please give credit to Vintage Glam Studio & link back to my blog, so others can obtain the resources.  Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook are great social media sharing platforms, it’s the  sharing without a link back that can be a problem.

Update: 7/10/13

Since first publishing this article/freebie, I have created additional downloadable flair for your hybrid and digital scrapbooking use.  You can access the article:

Free Digital Embellishments – Whimsical Flair

Free Printable Download – Whimsical II Project Life Journaling Cards

Hubpages: My Other Vintage Related Articles

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Wow, hope you all had a Happy Mother’s Day!

I really appreciate the increased number of hits to my blog and download of my Mother’s Day – Project Life designs.  It has been a very pleasant surprise.  Hope to come up with something just as good for Father’s Day and other celebrations.

I thought I would just mention that I have a few vintage related articles  (mostly to do with vintage Christmas décor) on Hubpages that you might like to visit. They are written under the pen name “Wordsmith4hire”, but the owner of this blog and writer of the articles on Hubpages are one and the same.

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I also appreciate the increased follows on my Pinterest boards.  All in all, it has been a wonderful surprise and boost to my self confidence that maybe, we are creating interesting downloadable designs and providing pertinent information and articles. Thanks again!

Free Printable Download – Shabby Chic Journaling Elements

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Here’s another freebie!  This freebie”Shabby Chic Journaling Elements” blends a lot of shabby chic design elements such as roses,  soft colors of teal blue and pink  and  other floral patterns in  a great printout to honor all of our great Moms!  As usual these are free for personal use, (check my TOU if you haven’t previously.)   In the future, you will notice that my freebie design images will follow these themes:  vintage, retro/minimalist  and whimsical.

Some things you should know before downloading: (updated 10.28.13)

* Vintage Glam Studio printables (formerly under the name Vintage Glam Collectibles) are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. (I own the domains for both names and will be dedicating this blog to more design related articles and printables.)
*You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim the original or derivative designs as your own.
*Please do not remove the watermark or modify the design in any way other than for your own Personal use.
*If you post this on the internet, please give credit to Vintage Glam Studio & link back to my blog, so others can obtain the resources.  Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook are great social media sharing platforms, it’s the sharing without a link back that can be a problem.

You can access the pdf file here.  Or if you like click on the picture below for the download. The pdf sheet is 8 1/2″ by 11″.  There are 12 elements in all.  Hope you like them! 🙂

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Do you have a lousy printer that can’t print high resolution printables?  In the following video tutorial, which was posted on Youtube’s channel owner MichLxo, the crafter gives great information as to how your nearest Staples can be a great resource as a quality and low cost printer for free color printables.  Her video showcases (your’s truly’s) printable as well as other free printables by other websites and designers.

Image Credit:

Most of my elements are made from commercial use or public domain sources, however if any designer feels their copyright has been infringed upon the freebie will promptly be removed and the freebie will no longer be available.  Designers vary in their restrictions for their terms of use (even for CU items), so although I try to be scrupulous, I may miss some.

The background digital paper used for this freebie are the Kath Floral background papers and can be obtained from Mel’s Brushes.

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