Showing posts with label Outer Banks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Outer Banks. Show all posts

Saturday, February 23, 2013

MDS Challenge - Text on a Path

As you know, I taught a class last week to some of my fellow NC demonstrators and users of My Digital Studio2.  As a result of that I have decided to offer a weekly challenge for using different features of MDS2.  It may be a way to use different things with MDS2 or a scrapbook sketch or color challenge.  I am going to start with a weekly challenge and see how it goes.  It could end up being every other week .... we'll see. 

So my first challenge to you is to use the Freeform Tool and make some text on a path.  On the sample I have made below, I put my text (the words from a Zac Brown song that is also my cell phone ring tone!) in a circle.  The steps I took to do this are:
  • Create a text box and type my text.  Try different fonts and sizes for fun.  I used KG The Fighter font (free download) and size 20.
  • Go to the Freeform tool on the Designer Center (right side) and click on Add Line.
  • I used the Starter Lines and clicked on the Circle.  Apply it to your project and size it how you want it.
  • Click on both your text box and Freeform tool line (hold down Control key)
  • Right click and "Attach to Shape"
  • You may have to play around with the size of font, etc. to get it all to work.
Here are a few videos that I found that might help with this technique from other demonstrators:

And here is my sample (click on it to enlarge it):

Text in a Circle - Freeform Tool
So won't you join in the challenge and share a page?  I'd love to see it!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Outer Banks pics

I made a few scrapbook pages using My Digital Studio from our trip to the Outer Banks.   These were super easy to make.  I used the Template / Kit called Sweet Details.  The pages are predone ... all I have to do is drop my pictures in. 

But after I got MDS2, I decided to change up the pages a little bit ,,,, adding different colors, overlays, text in a circle, etc.  What do you think?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Home Again!

Wonder how many posts I've done with this title!  We had a great time in the Outer Banks.  Unfortunately, the weather was a bit of a problem but we worked around it.  Ashley and I laid out on the beach most of the day Sunday and Monday.  The water was ice cold and we never got much further out than our waists.  Don't know if it's always that cold or not but our legs would feel like they were frozen when we got in.  We stayed in Kill Devil Hills Saturday - Tuesday and then drove to Hatteras to catch the ferry to Ocracoke.  We stopped at the Bodie and the Hatteras Lighthouses along the way.  The Bodie Lighthouse was under construction with scaffolding all around it.  Luckily, the Hatteras Lighthouse wasn't (it was when I was there a few years ago!)  So there were lots of photo opps. 

When we got to Oracoke, we found our motel, got unpacked and drove over to Howards Pub.  We all loved Ocracoke Island and wish we could have stayed there longer.  Unfortunately, it poured down rain on Wednesday most of the day.  We were able to sneak down to the beach for a couple of hours late in the afternoon.  It worked perfectly - Ashley & I took our chairs down near the ocean and read our books while Sonny sat up on the wooden shelter out of the sand and read his book!  Perfect!

Our motel had a great view of the ocean and the Ocracoke Lighthouse.   I got some great sunset pictures from our balcony.

Ashley and I on our balcony at sunset

Sonny and Ashley sitting on beach shelter railing

Beautiful sunset - see lighthouse in background

Ocracoke Lighthouse