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Posted 8/4/2003 by CamiG in General Scrappin'
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CamiG
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 46,895
August 2002
Posts: 2,467
Layouts: 71
Loc: Centerville, UT

Posted: 8/4/2003 3:43:48 PM
I was thinking this morning about how many great things I've learned from all the wonderful Peas on this site, and I know there are always new Peas joining in. I thought it might be helpful to them if we posted answers to some common questions all in one place, along with any really great tips that you use a lot in your scrapping. Here are mine, and feel free to add your own...

Tutorial for installing fonts on your computer

Printing your computer fonts in reverse (so you can cut them out)

Resizing a font larger than 72 point

Help with fonts that don't have punctuation

How to host a profile pic--see link below for how to add it

Easy page stitching program

Fundamental Principles of Design

Frugal scrapping tips

Tips for adhering vellum

Instructions for setting eyelets

Scrapbooking FAQ's (lots of tips for embellishments from the Garden Girls)


Using fonts without installing them on your computer: I save all my fonts in a folder that I call "Camille's Fonts". The ones that I use frequently, I also install in the computer's font folder (settings>control panel>fonts), which is what makes them show up automatically in my word processing program, etc. The ones that I don't install can still be accessed by opening them in Camille's Fonts, then opening my word processing program AFTERWARD. If you open the word processor after the font, it will temporarily show up so you can use it.

To print on scraps of paper: type up your title or journaling so that it looks like you want it to, then print out a test sheet of paper. (I set my printer to print in black and white and on draft mode so that it uses very little ink.) Carefully adhere your scrap of paper over the printing--I lightly tape it along the top edge with scotch tape--then send the paper back through the printer.

How to add a link in your posts: Open a new window by going to File>New>Window. Go to the page you want to link to and copy the URL at the top of the page (highlight it, then right click and do "copy" ). Close the new window which should bring you back to the message you're posting. Underneath the emoticons on the screen where you type your message, click on "URL". A box will pop up that says "script prompt"--paste in your URL by right clicking on the typing area and then clicking "paste". Click "okay" and then type what you want the link to say, then click "okay" again.

These are things that I've used a lot or questions that seem to come up frequently. Hope it helps some of you Peas out there!

Edited to add another couple of tips:

Using your Book of Scraps

How to add a profile pic

How to post a layout

TracieClaiborne
Perfectionist Pea

PeaNut 23,809
October 2001
Posts: 17,028
Layouts: 386
Loc: Just a short drive from Nashville, TN! (Yee-Haw Ya'll!)

Posted: 8/4/2003 4:36:47 PM
Girl! You are sweet to post all that! I have been here forever but I had never read the one about using fonts without installing them. Duh! That is a great idea! Sometimes I just want to try a font before I install it. Now I know what to do! Thanks!!!!!

*cindyj
MO*PEA

PeaNut 78,003
March 2003
Posts: 14,925
Layouts: 213
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 8/4/2003 4:36:56 PM
Wow! Thanks a lot for posting all of those! Very helpful indeed!

cutupcreation
PeaAddict

PeaNut 92,540
June 2003
Posts: 1,214
Layouts: 0
Loc: New York

Posted: 8/4/2003 4:39:59 PM
Wow! That is some great information. THANKS
Deanna

jaymee
PeaNut

PeaNut 84,350
May 2003
Posts: 360
Layouts: 23
Loc: Tennessee

Posted: 8/4/2003 4:44:24 PM
Thanks for the info...I hope my picture or my boys are there!!

Denise Levy
PeaAddict

PeaNut 97,747
July 2003
Posts: 1,518
Layouts: 330
Loc: Omaha, NE

Posted: 8/4/2003 4:44:45 PM
Thank you so much for posting this info. As a newbie to the board it is so helpful!

momteacherwriter
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 86,515
May 2003
Posts: 6,504
Layouts: 263
Loc: Buffalo, New York

Posted: 8/4/2003 4:45:09 PM
Thank you so very much! These tips are so helpful!

jaymee
PeaNut

PeaNut 84,350
May 2003
Posts: 360
Layouts: 23
Loc: Tennessee

Posted: 8/4/2003 4:52:01 PM
Ok...I am not sure what I am doing wrong...is my picture there yet????

CamiG
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 46,895
August 2002
Posts: 2,467
Layouts: 71
Loc: Centerville, UT

Posted: 8/4/2003 4:55:13 PM
Glad this is helping some of you! Jaymee, still can't see your pic. Are you sure you're putting in the URL for the picture (it shouldn't end in "html" )?

jaymee
PeaNut

PeaNut 84,350
May 2003
Posts: 360
Layouts: 23
Loc: Tennessee

Posted: 8/4/2003 5:00:28 PM
Ok...thank you I will try after this one time to see if I can get it to work!!

jaymee
PeaNut

PeaNut 84,350
May 2003
Posts: 360
Layouts: 23
Loc: Tennessee

Posted: 8/4/2003 5:01:57 PM
Hey there are my boys...Yippy Skippy!! I just got these picture via email from my husbands aunt they have been gone all summer...so I have not seen them in a long time!! But they are coming home soon!!!

jaymee
PeaNut

PeaNut 84,350
May 2003
Posts: 360
Layouts: 23
Loc: Tennessee

Posted: 8/4/2003 5:03:23 PM
Thank you so much for this thread!! It has been very helpful!! See my boys...hee hee hee!!

CamiG
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 46,895
August 2002
Posts: 2,467
Layouts: 71
Loc: Centerville, UT

Posted: 8/4/2003 5:04:38 PM
I DO see your boys now and they sure are cute!

Superscraps
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 90,648
June 2003
Posts: 2,304
Layouts: 31
Loc: In my empty nest...

Posted: 8/4/2003 5:26:58 PM
I'm going to add this thread to my watch list because of all the great info! Thanks so much!!

Barb Hogan
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 84,997
May 2003
Posts: 5,185
Layouts: 397
Loc: Cincinnati OH

Posted: 8/4/2003 5:28:41 PM
Don't buy a zillion silly stickers before you have pictures and layouts to put them on!

scrapping4three
PeaNut

PeaNut 65,311
January 2003
Posts: 220
Layouts: 13
Loc: Tennessee

Posted: 8/4/2003 5:30:20 PM
WOW!! Thanks for al the great tips!!

all4my2kids
Cole - 4
Abby - 2

bttrflygrl
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 53,985
October 2002
Posts: 5,449
Layouts: 138
Loc: NYC

Posted: 8/4/2003 6:13:21 PM
I have a kind of unconventional tip, but it really helped me when I first came here.

***Learn how to use the Search function here on 2Peas.***

I don't mean this in a bad way at all. Before I post a question, I normally do a quick search for related threads. Nine times out of ten I find a TON of information answering my exact question without having to wait for Peas to respond. It also helps the board slow down a bit ensuring that new threads that haven't been covered before stay on top a little longer.

Don't get me wrong, everyone here is super friendly and willing to help with even the most basic questions. Doing a search is just a fast way to get answers and slow down the board a little.

CamiG
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 46,895
August 2002
Posts: 2,467
Layouts: 71
Loc: Centerville, UT

Posted: 8/4/2003 6:29:42 PM
I agree, Debbie! Great tip!

gigglepea
PeaNut

PeaNut 93,714
July 2003
Posts: 120
Layouts: 0
Loc: Tennessee

Posted: 8/4/2003 6:39:00 PM
GOD BLESS YOU!! Its everything a new pea could ask for. Thanks so much.

Amie

GodzJewelx
I Just Want to Lie on the Beach and Eat Hot Dogs

PeaNut 60,261
January 2003
Posts: 10,572
Layouts: 233
Loc: Colorado

Posted: 8/4/2003 6:45:04 PM
I have a couple of "unspoken" rules that new peas might be interested in knowing.....

1. Don't type in all caps, if possible. This indicates "yelling" and some people (like me! )find that really annoying.

2. "Gallery Hogging" is pretty contraversial. (Gallery Hogging being when someone posts many layouts to the Peanut Gallery all at once). It isn't technically against the rules or anything but I avoid it because it really drives some people nuts!

3. Don't ever, ever, ever say anything that could be construed as negative on the Peanut Praise boards. It is not the place for "constructive criticism" and you will be ripped apart and remembered for a long, long time!

I don't mean to sound like a know-it-all or anything like that. These are just a few things that I have seen unknowing Newbies do and then get flamed. Sometimes to a crisp! And then I feel bad for them, 'cause how were they supposed to know that "gallery hogging" is looked down upon?

newbie_pea
PeaNut

PeaNut 99,638
August 2003
Posts: 41
Layouts: 0
Loc: Arizona

Posted: 8/4/2003 6:47:50 PM
These are fantastic! Thanks!

BoSoxBeth
Working for SHALOM

PeaNut 44,871
August 2002
Posts: 17,770
Layouts: 8

Posted: 8/4/2003 6:51:58 PM
Although I am not a new Pea, this is a terrific thread!

Thanks so much!

dbrowers
PeaNut

PeaNut 82,558
April 2003
Posts: 199
Layouts: 6
Loc: MI

Posted: 8/4/2003 7:02:11 PM
From a not so new Pea, I can't thank you enough. I have been trying for the longest time to figure out how to install my fonts onto Microsoft Word. You are the best. Without your listing, I don't think I ever would have been able to do this.
Bless your heart (and all the rest of you, too)

Jay Kay
PeaNut

PeaNut 98,426
July 2003
Posts: 294
Layouts: 0
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 8/4/2003 7:02:15 PM
Thank you! This is exactly what I have been needing. Most of the questions I have about this site as a newbie have been answered. Now would someone please explain the Add to my...?Thank you again.

Wucky
AncestralPea

PeaNut 45,318
August 2002
Posts: 4,088
Layouts: 121
Loc: Milford, MI

Posted: 8/4/2003 7:14:23 PM
Here's my contribution, from threads I've seen come up repeatedly, so I saved them in my BOS:

Printing black background with white text in Word

Posting gallery layouts using a digital camera (for those without a scanner)

Page Submission Info

Submitting layouts to magazines via email

Tons of free font sites!

Well, there ya go! Hope someone finds these to be a help.

JJscraps
Party PEAper

PeaNut 83,164
April 2003
Posts: 7,576
Layouts: 142
Loc: Utah Girl in the Peachtree State

Posted: 8/4/2003 7:14:36 PM
Wow~! What a list I think its all covered here! Good Idea Though!

Doxie Donna
Pair-a-dachs-i-cal Pea

PeaNut 4,579
May 2000
Posts: 7,830
Layouts: 80
Loc: South Carolina

Posted: 8/4/2003 7:19:10 PM
Thanks for posting all these great links. I can't wait to read some of the ones I missed somehow!

jenjie
PEAsed to be here

PeaNut 88,667
May 2003
Posts: 23,917
Layouts: 283
Loc: NJ

Posted: 8/4/2003 7:23:02 PM
What a great list! Into my BOS. Thank you!

dardania
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 57,437
November 2002
Posts: 2,525
Layouts: 0
Loc: Vancouver, Canada

Posted: 8/4/2003 7:27:51 PM
Awesome thread. Definitely saving this one. There are some things I didn't know and some things I keep forgetting!

delly999
PeaAddict

PeaNut 16,514
June 2001
Posts: 1,987
Layouts: 23
Loc: nepa

Posted: 8/4/2003 7:31:30 PM
THis is great. Thank you from a sorta new pea. THis is so helpful. How sweet of you!!!

LaurieLeePea
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 58,348
December 2002
Posts: 2,890
Layouts: 17
Loc: Westfield, MA

Posted: 8/4/2003 7:37:21 PM
Thanks for this list. I've been here for awhile, but still have that red x where a pic should be! And there are other things listed I was curious about....thanks!

CamiG
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 46,895
August 2002
Posts: 2,467
Layouts: 71
Loc: Centerville, UT

Posted: 8/5/2003 9:13:06 AM
I finally took my own advice and got my profile pic posted--hurray!

Thanks Wucky, Heather, and Keri for the tips--please feel free to add any more. I'm glad this has been helpful to so many!

beansmom
PeaAddict

PeaNut 82,325
April 2003
Posts: 1,711
Layouts: 13

Posted: 8/5/2003 9:16:24 AM
My biggest tip would be:

Don't run out and buy everything you see in magazines, etc.

I had to have a bunch of stuff and now some of it I hardly ever use...I forget I have it!

"Dani"
PeaAddict

PeaNut 87,284
May 2003
Posts: 1,053
Layouts: 23
Loc: Your wildest dreams!

Posted: 8/5/2003 9:18:44 AM
This is such a nice thread. I am sorry that I don't have anything to add -- you guys hit all the things I could think of!! WHat a nice gesture for new peas (including myself!!)

Annette K (Leanda)
The Norwegian Pea

PeaNut 57,231
November 2002
Posts: 6,335
Layouts: 435
Loc: Norway

Posted: 8/5/2003 9:20:02 AM
Very helpful for an "old" peas too. TFS.

CamiG
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 46,895
August 2002
Posts: 2,467
Layouts: 71
Loc: Centerville, UT

Posted: 8/5/2003 10:58:57 AM
Thanks, beansmom! Let's keep this thread alive for more new Peas to see!

Clergypea
PeaFixture

PeaNut 21,790
September 2001
Posts: 3,050
Layouts: 288
Loc: Parsons KS

Posted: 8/5/2003 12:32:35 PM
btt to keep it alive!

My advice would be NOT to buy a Xyron, but somone would slam me, so I won't post it! Becky

Mimima
Stay Gold, Ponyboy

PeaNut 41,779
July 2002
Posts: 33,738
Layouts: 58
Loc: The Left Coast

Posted: 8/5/2003 12:50:35 PM
I'm not a new Pea, but this thread is in my BOS - great job!

Thanks so much

Cynde S
AncestralPea

PeaNut 92,246
June 2003
Posts: 4,965
Layouts: 146
Loc: STL Cardinal Country!!!!!

Posted: 8/5/2003 12:55:47 PM
thank you for a wonderful thread! you are great!

BoSoxBeth
Working for SHALOM

PeaNut 44,871
August 2002
Posts: 17,770
Layouts: 8

Posted: 8/5/2003 1:33:45 PM
btt

CamiG
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 46,895
August 2002
Posts: 2,467
Layouts: 71
Loc: Centerville, UT

Posted: 8/5/2003 2:17:26 PM
Hehe, Becky--I love my little Xyron, but to each his own. Probably the best advice as far as purchasing products goes is to ask the Peas for their opinions...makes your decisions a lot easier!

tiffyks
PeaNut

PeaNut 92,681
June 2003
Posts: 43
Layouts: 0
Loc: Southwestern Kansas

Posted: 8/5/2003 2:56:58 PM
btt

Scrappin in VA
PeaNut

PeaNut 97,094
July 2003
Posts: 35
Layouts: 0

Posted: 8/5/2003 4:12:18 PM
Thanks! Two questions: How do I add layouts to my book of scraps? and How do I pull up my watch list? I've added a couple, but I don't see how to pull it up!
Thanks so much!
Michele

CamiG
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 46,895
August 2002
Posts: 2,467
Layouts: 71
Loc: Centerville, UT

Posted: 8/5/2003 5:26:26 PM
Hey Michele! If you're logged on to 2Peas when you look at a layout, you should see a place right under the poster's name that says
"Add layout to my Book of Scraps"--click there. To get to your watch list, you click on "My Home" at the top of the message board screen (again, you must be logged on). Hope that helps and welcome!

Scrappin in VA
PeaNut

PeaNut 97,094
July 2003
Posts: 35
Layouts: 0

Posted: 8/6/2003 9:13:06 AM
Aaahhh...thank you! I'm slowly finding my way around here....
Michele

Wucky
AncestralPea

PeaNut 45,318
August 2002
Posts: 4,088
Layouts: 121
Loc: Milford, MI

Posted: 8/6/2003 1:28:32 PM
BTT for the incoming flock of newbies!

Cynde S
AncestralPea

PeaNut 92,246
June 2003
Posts: 4,965
Layouts: 146
Loc: STL Cardinal Country!!!!!

Posted: 8/8/2003 8:07:32 AM
btt. to good to loose!

DiannetoScrap
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 58,831
December 2002
Posts: 2,454
Layouts: 23
Loc: Idaho

Posted: 8/8/2003 9:14:05 AM
I didnt see one about installing animated signatures. So here is my contribution. Here is a short list of signatures. There is WAY more out there. Most are free but some are not. So find one you like and right click on it. Save it to your desktop. Then you need to go to inkfrog. com (thats what i use) and set up a free account. Then you browse for your image and upload it. Then right click on image, click on properties, and copy the URL. Then go to Edit your Profile which is under service Center on 2Peas. Down in your signature line, paste your image URL. Then you need to type this before your image: Click update. Edited to say, it wont let me type what you need to type before and after the url. You can email me if you want.

Have fun Sig searching! Signatures

debbier
PeaFixture

PeaNut 8,807
December 2000
Posts: 3,085
Layouts: 319
Loc: Kansas

Posted: 8/9/2003 8:53:16 AM
Thanks for all the information here.
btt
debbie

TylersAngel
PeaNut

PeaNut 99,135
July 2003
Posts: 359
Layouts: 19
Loc: Duluth MN

Posted: 8/11/2003 1:56:12 PM
btt for new pea
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