We will start with the simple one.
You first want to start out with the journaling card that you want to work with. In photoshop click file, open, and then locate the right journaling card that you want to journal on.
Your screen will look like this.
Now we need to add some journaling. For this card I wanted to tell the story about Katelyn and her playgroup.
Click on the type key on the left hand side(It has a capital T) and start your journaling.
It will look something like this.
Now I do want to add a title for this card so I will pick another font and type it on my title. I underlined it to make it stand out.
It's ready to print. Now there are a few ways you can go about this. If your printer will allow you to feed it through like you would a sheet of paper you can just print it like you normally would. (If your printer can accept the smaller cards and you would like to have me go through the steps for printing leave me a comment and I will make a tutorial on that as well.)
Most of you will have to print this way. There might be other ways you have figured out how to print as well. But this way is the one of the simplest ways that I know. It is all shown to you on the paislee press blog as well. Click here to see the blog post.
You will want to print out the page with the journaling block from her website. Click HERE to download the page.
******* UPDATED ***** There is a new template for the new journaling cards. (the bigger sized journaling cards. Just look for the new size when you click on the link.
Also you will need to pull up that file in photoshop to add your journaling onto. ***Make sure when you pull up the file in photoshop that it is the one labeled paislee-3x4 journaling card-template. Don't pull up the actual photoshop file. It is the wrong size for printing on a 8.5x11. ***
It will look like this.
Next step is to move your journaling card, your journaling text box, and your title over into the box. The move tool is the very top one on the left hand side. (I realize most of you know this but trying to help the newbies).
Now in reality the first step you would have done was to open the journaling box template first. Then put your journaling card in and your text, and so forth. It will be easier the next time you do this process. And if you do all your cards at once it will be a breeze !!
Now you will have to delete the layer that says "your text here".Also delete the layer that says print guide.(It is the one that has the box on it) So the box won't print out onto your journaling card.
Next is to remove the journaling card. Delete the journaling card layer. **Very important step***
.Again - make sure that you delete the layer that says print guide.(It is the one that has the box on it) So now your screen should look like this. **Very important step***
The next step is to adhere the physical journaling card to the paper with the box on it. I like the mounting square for projects like this.They are easily removable.On the paislee press blog she used double sided tape.
Put your paper through the printer.It should now have your journaling on it.
And now you can slide your finished card into your album.
I hope that has helped answer some questions for you all. It might seem like a lot of steps but it really isn't all that bad and if you journal on all your cards together you can be done super fast. If you have further questions or something was not clear please feel free to ask. Leave a comment and I will do my best to answer.
THE SECOND JOURNALING CARD
I also wanted to show you how I use the digital extra elements and also how I incorporate my other embellishments onto my journaling cards.
I choose this card
I wanted to add something else to the plain card so I choose to add this circle LOVE THIS embellishment from the Turquoise kit.
I do try to stay in the same color scheme for the entire week and that is what it is so great about the digital elements. You can change the color of them, and also make them any size that you want. I moved it to the top corner of the journaling card and change the color to match the green in the journaling card.
I want to now add my title. I wanted the title to be home grown. I have part of a brush with the word Home in it. You can find it here from Ali Edwards.
In this case I just wanted to use the word home instead of the whole phrase which was home = heart. So I used my rectanglar marque tool located on the left hand side. It looks like a dotted line box. Just click on the corner of the image you want to cut and drag it to the other side of your image. I will make a box. And just cut that part out and moved it over to my journaling card. You can see the part that I want to move is highlighted with the dotted lines.
And now it is moved over and in place.
I am going to leave some room on the journaling card for my letters that i want to add. Next I add my journaling.
I also wanted to add something to the bottom so I found the word priceless from Ali Edwards Hand Drawn Spring Words. Changed the color to the green and I am done.
Hide the journaling card layer or delete it(click the eye right next to the layer and it will hide it for you. Your ready to print. Follow directions from above.
It's ready for some more embellishing or to go right into your album. You see here that I added the letters to my title. Love it and super easy.
Also want to mention that google can be a great tool when it comes to learning photoshop. If you need to know how to do something or where something is, just google it !!
If you need some more hints and help with photoshop check our Ali Edwards website and also Jessica Spraque. They both have wonderful tutorials on using photoshop.
Again. If you have any questions please leave a comment. And happy scrappin'.
**** P.S. DID YOU SEE THAT THE NEW COLLECTIONS OF CORE KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT AMAZON !!!! GO, GO, GO. ALREADY ORDERED MINE. ******
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q : I want to know what kind of ink you use and price? Also, photo paper? Do you feel it is worth it printing at home? I'm toying with the idea of buying a photo printer. Would love your thoughts.
A: I have the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 Ink Jet Printer (which is now discontinued and the R2000 is in its place) and so I use Epson Ink. I choose to stay with the Epson ink as it is the best quality. They run from 6.00 - 15.00 depending on the color for each cartridge. There are eight cartridges in the printer. My printer is pretty good on ink. For me it is definitely worth it to print at home. For a lot of reasons, I print daily. When I get a few minutes I will go and print a few pictures or a journaling card for my PL album. It is a convenience thing. Plus you won't have any excuses not to work on your album if you have a printer available. I could not imagine not having my printer. It is a little more money in the long run but I don't have time or the patience to be running to Costco every few days with my three small children.
Q: I am getting the digital elements as part of my Christmas present but was wondering if you also will be buying any of the new Colbolt/Clementine products via Amazon and if so how you incorporate both. Thanks!
A:I am absolutely going to be purchasing the new core kit, actually already did. I went with Clementine this year. It was a real toss up between the two though. I plan on using most of the items that come in the physical core kit, the journaling cards, extra cards, and probably the numbers that come along with the kit. I prefer the traditional scrapbooking aproach but love to add some digital elements into the mix. So I will be using the digital journaling cards as a guide for my journaling cards so that I can print onto the physical journaling cards. Also going to be adding the extra digital elements onto my journaling cards. And possibly using some of the digital paper. They are going to be a great mix and so excited about the possibilities.