Saturday, November 27, 2010

Free Vintage Christmas Image, Christmas Volume 10

Hi Everyone,
Did everyone have a nice Thanksgiving? We had a houseful of people and as usual had a ton of leftovers. No cooking for me for a while. lol The kids brought out the xbox and the new Kinect and played it all evening. The Kinect sees all your movements and incorporates them into the game, so controllers aren't required. There's all kinds of games from sports to adventures to dancing. We had a grand time watching them. I'd say it's a great way to get the kids off of their butts and up and moving! Even 82 year old grandpa took his turn at playing the bowling game. It was a real hoot! I think everyone enjoyed themselves.

This week I thought I'd showcase Christmas Volume 10. This volume has three folders, Calvin 1952-55, Louise 1940-62 and Ellae 1955-57. Here's just a few of this CD's images that I love. Double click on the image and you'll see a larger view.


If you'd like to see more images on that are contained on this volume, check out the video by clicking here

You can purchase this volume for 9.99 from Etsy , ebay, or the Web Stores. And if you say the word blog in the PayPal payment message area, I'll refund 1.00 of the purchase price to you. This special sale is available until midnight CST December 4, 2010.

This week I'd like to share an Angel image from the Saint Clair collection which dates from 1946-57. The Christmas cards from this collection aren't available on a CD yet. They're some of many that are patiently waiting for me to finish up on them. But, they'll make it one of these days. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this image as much as I do. Make sure you click on her before you save her.

I've got to run for now, I have a ton of things to do. I hope you have a great week, just plumb full of smiles!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Free Vintage Scottie and Kitty Christmas Images

Hi Everyone! I hope you've had a great week. It's been pretty busy around here, so just a short post today.

I have a couple of free images for you today. I'm kind of in the animal mood. Not really sure why, but I ran across the Scotties first and I really liked the red and gold combination. But, then it seems like I focus more on dogs than cats and I know I have a few cat lovers that visit my blog; so I thought why not. So for the cat and dog lovers, here's some Christmas pets for you to use.

The kitty image is from the Carol folder which is on Christmas Volume 13 . If you'd like to see more on this volume click here to see the video. You can purchase this volume for 9.99 from Etsy , ebay, or the Web Stores. Make sure you double click on the image before you save it.

Isn't this a really cute Scottie image? I really like the red and gold color combination. This image isn't on a CD yet, but you can find other Scotties on the Scottish CD which can also be purchased for 9.99. If you'd like to see more on this volume click here to see the video. You can purchase this volume for 9.99 from Etsy , ebay, or the Web Stores. Make sure you double click on the image before you save it.

And just for my blog readers, if you purchase either of these CD's, Christmas Volume 13 or Scottish Volume 1, and mention the blog in the PayPal message area, I'll refund 10% or .99 to your Paypal account. Valid through December 15, 2010.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cut Out Winners, Free Vintage Image, Thank You for the Blessings

How is everyone? Great I hope. I'm must admit that I'm just a little disappointed in the number of votes I received from the last post. But alas, I guess everyone is just super busy getting ready for the holidays. And now the free cut outs are awarded to Jennifer Rose and Um Buggin. So ladies, please select your cut out and email me with your choices and I'll get those sent out to you right away. Congrats Ladies and thanks for the vote!

Also relating to last week's free image, did you happen to see the great card that Julia Moss at Scrap Happy posted using this image. If not skip over there and check it out. I'm sure she'd love the visit! You can check it out by clicking here . In fact, Julia has been very busy with PeggyLovesVintage images and she has another post using PLV images here .

Thanksgiving is coming ever so quickly and the celebration of the holiday always brings to the forefront all the various things we have to be thankful for. So what would be better than for me to give a big shout out to my Design Team. These ladies are near and dear to my heart. They spend countless hours creating masterpieces with PLV images and are always full of encouraging words. They are truly special people. So here's my tribute to these special ladies.... May God keep you in his blessings! May joy and peace be with you this holiday seasons. And may all your dreams come true! Thank you so very, very much! Now please enjoy just a few of the masterpieces from these wonderful ladies....

Thanksgiving also brings thoughts of home and my bros and sis. Although for me the old homestead is now a vacant lot and my bros and sis are strung all across the nation, that warm and toasty feeling still comes to the forefront.

The Old Homestead

Check out that car in the neighbor's drive. It will give a hint as to how long ago this photo was taken.

Past Thanksgivings

Just a sample of the Thanksgivings I remember as a child. Grandpa, Dad and Uncle Alex sitting around the table with many little cousins hovering around. Check out that Turkey, lol! Grandpa, Dad and Uncle Alex are all passed but I'm sure they will be sitting around a table somewhere, enjoying Mom's turkey.

Such special memories of the old homestead! So, when I ran across this card, I just couldn't stop the need to share. So here it is for your enjoyment. Makes sure you double click on the image before you save it.

So even though I'm a little early, have a great Thanksgiving and I hope your week is plumb full of smiles!

Printing an Image from a PeggyLovesVintage CD

On the business sides of things, it seems like there are always certain questions that come up relating to the CD's and Cut Outs. Some of the most common questions relate to copyright information, viewing the image and printing the image. So I thought that maybe posting information relating to each of these subjects might be a good thing. I can just refer to the posting and provide detailed instructions,so much easier than trying to describe it just using words ;). So this week, I've created a posting relating to the aspect of printing an image directly from the CD.

On Windows base machines, the autorun
application will start up immediately
and will look something like this.

To see a larger view of any of the demonstration
windows just double click on them.

Select the folder that is to be viewed
by single left clicking on it. The Helen
Folder will be used for this demonstration.

Depending on how the Windows environment
is set up on the PC, different types of windows
could be displayed. For example, this window is
displayed with the "Details" setting.

And this window is displayed with the "Icon" setting.

But "Thumbnail" is the ideal method
for displaying the folder. To change
to the "Thumbnail" method, single left click
on "View" located in the toolbar.

In the drop down window, single left click
on Thumbnails.

Now the window will contain actual
image views which makes image
selection so much easier.

Use the scroll bar or the scroll wheel
on the mouse to move up and down
through the folder.

When the selected image is located
place the mouse pointer on it or single
left click on the image.

For this demonstration, the Windows
Picture and Fax Viewer software will be used.
This is a standard application available on
all Windows based PC's. Depending on how
the PC is configured, a different viewer may
be set as the default viewer. To check and/or
change the image viewing application to
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, right click
on the selected image. Move the mouse pointer
to Open With . If Windows Picture
and Fax Viewer
is not the first item in the list
select it by moving the mouse pointer to it and
single left
click. If it is first on the list, then
it is set as the default and does not need to be
changed, just single left click on any
white space to close the drop down windows.

Now, just double left click on the image to be

Locate the printer icon, it should be on the
bottom right side of the window. Double
click on it.

This launches the Windows Photo
Printing Wizard
software which
is another standard application that
is available on all Windows based PC's.

Notice the check mark that is displayed on the
selected image. At this point, additional images
may be added to the print process. Just
scroll down or over and single left click in
the box of any additional images.

Once all images have been selected,
single left click on Next .

Different printer types may display this window
differently. But comparable components should
be displayed. Look for anything relating to
preferences or setup and single left
click on it.

The resulting window should look something like
this. Notice the tabs Layout and Paper/Quality.
Make sure that Paper/Quality is selected.

Notice that Plain Paper is selected in the Media
window. Different types of papers require
different amounts of ink, this can greatly affect
the appearance of the printed image. To see the
different types of paper available for the printer,
single left click on the down arrow.

This printer seems to do best with HP Bright
White Inkjet Paper
when working with standard
white card stock. Other printers may produce
better quality with a different selection. Don't
be afraid to try different types to see which
one produces the best quality. Single left
click on the paper type to make your selection.

The Quality Settings area also plays
a major roll in producing an acceptable printed
image. This selection determines how much ink
will be used. Best will of course use
the most ink and Draft will use the least
ink. Draft is a great selection for all
the test prints. But for this printer and the
paper selected Best will produce a
wonderful printed image.

Once all the selections have been made,
single left click on OK

Single left click on Next

The Layout Selection is the last step in
the print process. Notice the print preview
window. This shows how the printed image will
look on a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
It can be very helpful in ensuring that the
automatic crop or fit is not affecting major
components in the image.

Notice the Number of times to use
each Picture
, this selection plays
a bigger role as the different sizes
are selected. There will be more on this
option later.

Use the scroll bar or the mouse wheel to
navigate through the different different options.

Notice how the Print Preview window changed
with 5x7 in. cutout prints selection.

This is an example of how the Number of times
to use each picture
selection functions. Since
only one image has been selected for printing and
the Number of times to use each picture is
set to 2, the Print Preview window shows
the same image twice. If two different images
had been selected for printing and the Number
of times to use each picture
was set to 1 the
two different images would be displayed in the
Print Preview window. If two different
images had been selected for printing and the
Number of times to use each picture was
set to 2 the two different images would be
displayed in the Print Preview window
and it would print two sheets of the double images.

The Photo Printing Wizard will only allow
printing of standard photo sizes. So as the various
options are selected and previewed watch the
effect on the actual image in the Print
window. The application will resize,
crop and rotate the image to get the best fit. Try
the different sizes until one is found that best
suits the image and the project it will be used for.

This image lends itself well to the resizing applied
by the Photo Printing Wizard. Notice that the
entire image has been resized to fit in the 3.5 x 5
in. window.

And the entire image has been successfully
resized to fit in the Wallet window.

Once the size has been selected, the image
is ready to send to the printer. Single
click on the Next button.

The print process is now complete. Single left
click on the Finish button to close the wizard.
Or if additional images need to be printed from
the folder, use the back button on the various
windows until the Picture Selection
has been reached.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Memory Journals, New Cut Out Contest, Special Blog Sale

Hi Everyone!
Are you having a great week? I'm kind of late on my post this week, seems like whenever I can't decide what to write about something wonderful comes up to share with you. Pretty amazing right? I sure think so. This week my amazing item relates to a new found Etsy friend, Cindy. She makes the most wonderful memento journals. Cindy recently purchased a couple of CD's from me and she was kind enough to let me preview her completed item. OH MY GOODNESS! is it gorgeous or what? Of course I immediately asked her if I could share it by posting it on my blog. So here it is....

You can find all the wonderful details by visiting Cindy's Blog. Cindy is selling her journals on Etsy, you can find them by visiting her shop or the individual journals If Duckies Were Horses or Peekaboo Lamb . So please take a moment and visit Cindy's blog or shop. I'm sure you'll fall in love with her items.

Ok.. now on to other things.....
I am so pleased with myself.. lol. In the last post, I spoke of a new project I was going to try and golly and be-jeepers I did it! I was so pleased with the result. I can't believe I was intimidated by something that was sooooooo easy! What was it you ask? Well, I can't tell you just yet because it will ruin a Santa surprise. But after Christmas, I'll be sure and share my project.

I'm still plugging along on the New Wedding CD. I just can't seem to get into it although I absolutely adore some of the cards. Maybe it's because my favorite cards are Christmas. I bet you sure couldn't tell that right? Well, I caved in this week and switched over to Christmas for a while and came up with 3 new Cut Outs and here they are for your preview.

Christmas Collection 1

Christmas Collection 2

Christmas Collection 3

I thought I might take a different approach on these and mix and match the card themes. What do you think? Is mix and match or a theme better? Help me decide by leaving a comment and voting on which you prefer. I'll select a random winner who will receive a free cut out. You have until Saturday, Nov 13th, at midnight CST to vote.

At the moment, the new cut outs are only listed on the store web page . To add to the fun I thought I'd run a bogo sale for my blog readers. Buy any cut out from the store web page and get another cut out for free. Just include which free cut out you'd like to receive in the Message to seller area on the Paypal payment. The sale will end at midnight CST on November 13 and is not valid in my ebay or Etsy shops.

That's it for this week. Have a great week, plumb full of smiles!