Thursday, December 7, 2017

Deck the Halls with Quick Quotes and Canon

Today and I am sharing a Christmas layout featuring a photo collage printed on my Canon Pixma printer.

I started with a stack of red and green scraps from the Earth Wind Fire Collection from Quick Quotes.  By layering them in the center of my page and tucking in a large kraft tag, I created a photo mat  for a 5"x7" photo.

I wanted to create a photo collage including some of my favorite Christmas ornaments.  Almost every single one of my ornaments has a story or a memory associated with it and I have shared several of those stories with my children over the years. Of course I realized that scrapbooking is the best way to make sure those stories are remembered!

The Canon Pixma printer comes with an easy to use software package that includes several templates.  I went into the Photo Layout section and selected the Bordered (x4) template. I chose a portrait orientation for my pictures, a 5"x7" size and then I started to play!  I added my first photo and typed in the name of the town where I bought that cute little angel ornament!

I was able to specify which font I wanted to use, change the size of the text and even turn it so that the text ran up the side of the photo instead of across the bottom!  I was also able to easily crop and "zoom in" on my photo so that the angel practically filled my frame!

I worked my way through each of the 4 photos I placed in this particular template.  In the final photo (see below) I actually added 2 text boxes so that I could have 2 different font sizes!

My Image Garden software makes it really easy to edit and embellish your photos. Once I was happy with everything, I loaded 5"x7" photo paper into the rear tray and sent the collage to print on my Pixma TS6020 printer.

I think the photo collage looks perfect on the page!

I embellished with some laser cut chipboard ornaments from Want2Scrap...

...added a title with alphabet stickers...

...and included this chipboard deer in the bottom right because he is a reference to one of my ornament stories!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Earth Wind Fire 102, 105, 108
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Clay

Canon Printer:
Canon Pixma TS6020

Other Supplies:
Want2Scrap Chipboard Ornament Pack and Deer, small
Alphabet stickers

1 comment:

  1. I'm jealous you do layouts. I'm about 8 years behind in my scrapbooks...I don't have time. Great layout of all the items!