Tuesday, September 25, 2012

You've Been Boo'ed and Tutorialed Too...

Do you Boo in your neighborhood? It's one of our favorite activities during the Halloween season.  If you've never boo'ed before, here is a link with 16 different excellent ideas for booing! Just remember you need to be stealthy and not get pulled over by the cops like we did...LOL! 
  Since October is just around the corner, I thought I'd get the "secret" gifts ready early.  Thanks to Shape EZ's templates, the task was easy and fun.  Here I've used the EZ Roll Bag and added some handmade decorations.  This will look adorable filled with candy as a centerpiece inside a $1 General bowl filled with MORE candy and instructions for them to BOO too!  I think it's a terrific way to package some food for a fun holiday and we'd really love to see what creative ideas you have for packaging food too. 
Some come on over to Top Tip Tuesday for our current challenge
We have tutorials from our outstandingly creative Elaine (you HAVE to see these) and our sponsors Whimsy Stamps, Crimson Cloud, Shape EZ, and The Crafty Pad, all have prizes they're anxious to give away to our winners. So come on down! Bring your appetite and creative ideas and join in the fun!
For those of you who would like to stay and read my tutorial on how to combine digital paper, templates and decorative digital images together, as seen on this project, (only if you want to), I've included it below.  For those of you who have to mosey along now...thank you so much for your visit!
Hugs n' Happy Crafting to all,
Lisa xx
Using Microsoft Office Word
It seems like a lot of steps and I don't mean to belittle anyone's intelligence at ALL, I'm just crossing T's and dotting I's to make sure I show all the steps. It's actually quite easy. Don't let the pictures intimidate you if you haven't tried this before. ;)
Step 1
Open Microsoft Office Word
Select "Insert" then select "Picture"
 Step 2
Open up the folder where you store your favorite digital papers and select your desired color and pattern.
 Step 3
Here it is! Now enlarge the size to your desired needs.
 Step 4
By selecting "Square" you are allowing the image to move freely and "share" the page with the other images you insert. If you skip this step, you'll bump the other images off the page.
First place your cursor on the paper and click it to "highlight" that your next command is directed just for the paper. ;)
 Step 5
Now we are going to add a template of a box shape to the paper..just like my project.
Again, select "Insert" and then "Picture"
 Step 6
Computer will guide you to your folders where you'll select the template you wish to use.
 Step 7
Again, take your cursor, click on the box template to "highlight" that the next command is for the template, then see picture for further directions.
 Step 8
You'll notice that your template has a vibrant white background..ICKY! You don't want this. You want it to use the pretty paper you selected.  Here's the easy steps to do that.
Under the "Picture Tools" Tab select "Recolor"...
 Step 9
 Step 10
 Step 11
You can change the size of your image to fit better at this stage too.
 Step 12
 Step 13
Final step!
Congratulations! You've made it through my verbocious (one who is extremely wordy, but not annoyingly so..LOL!) tutorial.  I hope this has helped you work smarter, not harder and given you a little extra time for more crafts!!
Take care and have a great day,
Lisa xx


Marjorie said...

Wow! Fabulous project..love those eyes...this is STUNNING!!! great instructions too...
You are amazing!!

Lisa Jane said...

oh another fab project ..where do you get your idea.. and the tutorial was fab
Lisa x

Lady E said...

Wow great bag! Gorgeous!!! Thank you for tutorial but still too difficult for me :(
Hugs Lady E

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous and adorable!

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Lisa, fabulous tutorial, if I had word I could follow this quite easily, and what a fantastic project, love the eyes pn your gorgeous rosette, and now going to go click on the link to see how too BOO!!!


richardbreaks said...

Wow, you are wicked good, both making projects and working that computer! Awesome! I wish I cou;d get booed by you!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow....Lisa, this is such a fantastic creation! Love the tutorial, too... :)

Nikbee said...

A fab bag and really great tutorial.
Nikki x

Mary J said...

Love love love this, Lisa!! Gorgeous texture and detail as usual!

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic bag. We don't have Booing here but these bags are a great idea just for treats.

Shelby said...

The bag is so wonderfully Halloween:) Thanks for the tutorial and I admit I'm one that needs step by step instructions with pictures and this is just perfect. Now I just need to get a colored laser printer:)


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Very cool, and live tut too!

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous tricky treaty goody bag - and thanks so much for the tutorial!
Alison x

Sonia said...

Wowwww Lisa :) What a fabulous Halloween bag:)
And big gorgeous bow:)
Thanks for the beautiful tutorial:)

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q
Well this is just gorgeous, the OTT Bow and the googly eyes are fantastic, and the idea I think is unique to the States. I have decided that you have a flair for not just quirkiness but arrangement as well and your perspective and inventiveness always impresses me.
I must be on the outer as I have no idea what BOO-ing meant I had to check out the link! We do not celebrate Halloween to the extent you do and I don't think Richard has the correct understanding of booing either, seeing as he wishes to be booed by you!!!!!
Is there something we need to know Q?????
Your tutorial would have taken up quite a bit of time, it was very informative and I am sure it will help many people. Well done.

Judy said...

Thank you SO,SO much for the clear and straightforward tutorial.I'm sure it took you ages to complete, but I am really grateful for your kindness. I have always wondered how to do this on Word, and now, thanks to you, I know!
Very best wishes, and thanks again, Judy x

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

wow wow wow!!! lisa your creations are always so amazing...i especially love the googly eyes :D hahahaha!!! I must say i don't think i have boo'ed before...i will have to look it up ;)

Tracy said...

Great tute girl! That little bag is precious. Special packaging always makes the goodies extra better. :-) Hugs!

catherine said...

Just wonderful and so creative
x catherine

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fabulous ! I like your childish style. What a work ! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

Hugs from France.
Cat's sCrap.

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful treat bag - I'd never let anyone touch it - eye candy only! Another stunner just packed with details! I read the tutorial, but I'm still chicken!! Who knew you were a techie genious too - I should have known!!!

Sandy said...

Gee Kid - this is a tutorial I think I can do!!!! Now I just have to get me some Halloween digi paper. This is so cute it made me laugh right out loud. Love it!

Mitralee said...

It has honestly never occurred to me to print pattern paper out with the the outline to cut overtop of it.

And, I've never heard of being "booed" but our neighbors are pretty far part here...you'd have to ride a bike for quick get away....hhhhhh

LOVE LOVE LOVE that bow, oh my goodness!!!

Anonymous said...

Your just to blinking clever! this is brilliant LOVE the colours too! hugs me xx

Lori said...

Wow! Love this wonderful bow - who wouldn't love to get a Halloween treat in this?