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    (((Wow!))) I just discovered digital scrapbooking and this forum.

    To be honest I'm pretty busy; but will be checking in as I can.

    My Mother had breast cancer and we were offline for about a year during that time (she was stage 3 with complications and wasn't expected to live... but she did and she's okay now). We are back online and I have tons of photos on my harddrive that I need to send to her. In recent searches for email sharing software for photos I came across scrapbooking links and was pleasantly surprised to see they use standard image formats in the creation of graphical sets.

    Obviously I'd much rather send her a pretty scrapbook then regular photos thru email.

    I've been making graphics for eight years now (advanced layering programs)- (if I'd only known years ago about scrapbooking; I'm kicking myself for not having stumbled upon it earlier).

    Anyway I'll be busy in email with family and creating digital art offline (now that I have new outlet for my graphics hobby- LOL). I hope to meet all the wonderful people in this forum via the threads.

    Persidio
    Last edited by Persidio; 04-12-2007, 04:25 PM.
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    Welcome to our forum. My mom has breastcancer too She had one breast removed and she is now participating in a womens study. She is a long way away so I am not able to be with her through it all. She is in the Netherlands and I immigrated here 35 years ago. I am glad you can be there for your mom.

    This is one of the best digital scrapbook programs around, easy and versatile. I switched from paper scrapping to digital and I just love it. Glad you found us!

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    • #3
      A very warm welcome. My mum also had breast cancer. She went in to hospital and was told the lump was 99.9% benign. When she awoke after the op she was told it had been malignant, a terrific shock for her and us. She went through radiotherapy etc. She h a scar from breast , underarm and partial arm but they saved the breast. She was very lucky and has been clear for 20 years now. Quite amazing for that period of time.

      This is an amazing programme and an amazing place. We share a lot on here, not just scrapping, have fun
      My BUDDIES Crops, Eye, Jazz, Smile, Sue, Rosana,twpclerk, Moonlightpearl and Vanessa

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      • #4
        Persidio,

        Welcome to SBM, I'm sure you will enjoy the programme and the interaction with the members. Certainly the support here is second to non and except for the wild monkeys, were are a pretty nice bunch.

        I have been living with 'life-long' cancer for 16 years and have had a pretty tough time of it. Although never having made it into remission I have beaten the 10 year maximum I was given. Although extensive treatment has extended my existence I now have severe treatment side-effects so I can fully empathise with you regarding the complications that can be associated with cANSWER.

        Enjoy, create, express and share - life is short no matter how long you live!

        Welcome and regards,
        Terry.
        My buddies are:
        Too many to list - too valuable not to. They are... Diamonds in my Life!

        Chocolate Wisdom of Life
        Life is like a box of chocolates - No matter what you end up with - they all start out sweet!

        Previous Chocolate Wisdom of Life -
        Some of them are hard.
        It never seems to last long enough.
        No one wants the cruddy ones.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Marion View Post
          Welcome to our forum. My mom has breast-cancer too She had one breast removed and she is now participating in a womens study. She is a long way away so I am not able to be with her through it all. She is in the Netherlands and I immigrated here 35 years ago. I am glad you can be there for your mom.

          This is one of the best digital scrapbook programs around, easy and versatile. I switched from paper scrapping to digital and I just love it. Glad you found us!
          (((( I had no idea I'd get so much support and understanding. Thank you. ))))

          My Mom is also far away~ I have a trip planned when school is out as I have a child in elementary school. .Otherwise I think I'd have moved in *grin* although she may not have appreciated her invasion of space.

          Sorry it took so long to reply I've had some trouble focusing except for when I'm making graphics then it seems as I can't stop. Graphics are at the moment therapy. LOL.

          Mom was diagnosed Sept 6th 2005. Stage 3. She had a double mastectomy on my birthday last year March 5th, 2006 and has gone thru a year of chemotherapy. ((She was not supposed to make it according to doctors- because not only was she stage 3 but she had other health problems and a rare calcification)). I've got her diagnoses copy on my lap while posting this.

          She currently is having trouble walking and remembering (according to my older brother who lives close by her).

          As everyone in this thread can attest to- it's quite the nightmare. However I am thankful to have the extra time with her thru email etc.

          I can't tell you what a lift it was to sign in and see such heartwarming posts.

          ((((Thank you for sharing your story~ it really helped))))
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          • #6
            Originally posted by *eng* View Post
            A very warm welcome. My mum also had breast cancer. She went in to hospital and was told the lump was 99.9% benign. When she awoke after the op she was told it had been malignant, a terrific shock for her and us. She went through radiotherapy etc. She h a scar from breast , underarm and partial arm but they saved the breast. She was very lucky and has been clear for 20 years now. Quite amazing for that period of time.

            This is an amazing programme and an amazing place. We share a lot on here, not just scrapping, have fun
            Hi Eng

            It's a quite a shock~ totally understand! Thanks for the warm welcome and yes buying the program today; I've been on a trial and mostly worked on graphics and filters for the graphics so I'm ready to fire it up and give it a whirl.

            20 years of remission! That's amazing! I don't think Mom will be so lucky~ she's not doing so well. But your post gives me tremendous hope that I didn't have before reading it~ ((((thank you)))).

            Persidio
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            • #7
              Originally posted by TerryW View Post
              Persidio,

              Welcome to SBM, I'm sure you will enjoy the programme and the interaction with the members. Certainly the support here is second to non and except for the wild monkeys, were are a pretty nice bunch.

              I have been living with 'life-long' cancer for 16 years and have had a pretty tough time of it. Although never having made it into remission I have beaten the 10 year maximum I was given. Although extensive treatment has extended my existence I now have severe treatment side-effects so I can fully empathise with you regarding the complications that can be associated with cANSWER.

              Enjoy, create, express and share - life is short no matter how long you live!

              Welcome and regards,
              Terry.
              Hi Terry,

              You have an amazing story and you are so right... life is short and so many things can happen. I personally believe that artistic expression is good for the soul and so is sharing. Now if I can get focused.

              You must be one tough guy hey? WOW. A great inspirational story. ((Thank you for sharing it with me)).

              Now if I can just get my demsions figured out. When I go to create my template (want to use my own art with Mom at first)... I'm having trouble figuring out demesions for the pages. I did a search on the net for this and came up with different sizes. Some said 8 x 10 inches, some said 600 x 600 pixels and others said to make the templates with 500 x 500 pixels. Once I can get the proper demsions I should be creating a storm. *grin*

              Thanks again to everyone Glad to be here,

              Persidio
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              • #8
                Hey Persidio,

                I'm no specialist but the 'normal' size for scrapbooking is 12x12 (inches) but there are a number of very common sizes used. I believe you use the size that best suits the lay out you plan and what final presentation method you will use. For printing at home 8.5x11 is now very common because that is a normal 'letter size' page for your printer - unless you invest in a large format printer!!

                I have been reading a fair bit of information wanting to absorb as much as possible about this great hobby??? (read as addiction).

                Try this link -
                http://scrapbooking.about.com/librar.../aa020204b.htm

                and I have attached a file you may find helpful related to resolution.

                You will always find someone ready and willing to help around here so never fail to ask.

                Kindest regards,
                Terry
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                Last edited by TerryW; 04-22-2007, 06:12 PM. Reason: Large format printers
                My buddies are:
                Too many to list - too valuable not to. They are... Diamonds in my Life!

                Chocolate Wisdom of Life
                Life is like a box of chocolates - No matter what you end up with - they all start out sweet!

                Previous Chocolate Wisdom of Life -
                Some of them are hard.
                It never seems to last long enough.
                No one wants the cruddy ones.

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                • #9
                  Hi,
                  I hope this helps you. Open a scrapbook page. Across the top you should see the commands File Edit Align Page Object Effects View Help. Click on Page then Click on Setting and then click on the Size tab. You can change the size and the page resolution there. I print my pages on my home computer or at Walmart. 200 pixels / inch seems to work ok on all my printed pages. I have printed out assorted size pages from 4x6 inchs / 8x8 inches and 8 1/2 x 10 inches. All turned out well. I used 200 pixels on each one.
                  Jo

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TerryW View Post
                    Hey Persidio,

                    I'm no specialist but the 'normal' size for scrapbooking is 12x12 (inches) but there are a number of very common sizes used. I believe you use the size that best suits the lay out you plan and what final presentation method you will use. For printing at home 8.5x11 is now very common because that is a normal 'letter size' page for your printer - unless you invest in a large format printer!!

                    I have been reading a fair bit of information wanting to absorb as much as possible about this great hobby??? (read as addiction).

                    Try this link -
                    http://scrapbooking.about.com/librar.../aa020204b.htm

                    and I have attached a file you may find helpful related to resolution.

                    You will always find someone ready and willing to help around here so never fail to ask.

                    Kindest regards,
                    Terry
                    Hi Terry~

                    Thanks for the link and text file. The good news is that when it comes to creating the graphics and layout I'll be in familar waters But... it's the layout that has me perplexed. When I make a 12 x 12 image with default resolution the resulting blank canvas is 864 x 864 pixels. Then next to it I made another 12 x 12 blank canvas and gave it a professional quality resolution of 300 and that resoluted in 3600 x 3600 in pixels.

                    Bearing in mind that I do not use a printer at home. I will be emailing digital photo albums to Mom (she may print them out), and also I'll be making templates for the forum and others may print them out.

                    I looked over both the text file and the link and I'm still unsure how to proceed. The creation process of graphics is going to be downhill once I get past this; it's the layout.

                    Now you know that if you export a page from ScrapBook Max that it is 600 x 600 pixels right? So is there a standard use size for Scrapbook Max? That would be 12 x 12 right? Or would it be the 600 x 600?

                    Thank you so much Terry for the info!~

                    Persidio
                    Last edited by Persidio; 04-25-2007, 07:58 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by workingjo3 View Post
                      Hi,
                      I hope this helps you. Open a scrapbook page. Across the top you should see the commands File Edit Align Page Object Effects View Help. Click on Page then Click on Setting and then click on the Size tab. You can change the size and the page resolution there. I print my pages on my home computer or at Walmart. 200 pixels / inch seems to work ok on all my printed pages. I have printed out assorted size pages from 4x6 inchs / 8x8 inches and 8 1/2 x 10 inches. All turned out well. I used 200 pixels on each one.
                      Jo
                      Hi Jo~

                      I'm going to be creating the blank page from my paint program... so the creation process won't be done in Scrapbook Max, but the finishing touches will. If that makes sense. As you can see I'm very excited and am itching to start creating today; even if I get the dimensions wrong. LOL

                      (((( I just did what you told me to!~ Thank you!~)))) Have an idea~

                      Wow that helped! How about... after I choose the size from ScrapBook Max I export it as a .jpg and use that as my blank canvas in my paint program? In my paint program I'll just turn it into a layering file type to work with it. Then save into the proper file types when finished.

                      So now I only need to know one thing? Right? I think? Okay what is the default size I should use from the drop down list in ScrapBook Max if I make a set others can use as an .smb file. Or does it matter? Most of what I make will be for Mom and some will be for sharing and I did read how to turn those into .smb files so should be mildly okay when the time comes for that. (((When I choose the standard size in the drop down menu in Settings with Scrapbook Max the size when exported to my paint program is 600 x 600 pixels. When I choose the 12 x 12 in the same drop down menu and export as .jpg I still get the 600 x 600 pixels. So... guess that's the size to use then unless I'm told otherwise?

                      Both yourself and Terry have been amazingly helpful!~ TY!

                      Persidio

                      P.s. I don't mean to be a pain; I'm detail oriented when it comes to graphics and I'd like to be percise if possible. LOL. Or whenever possible.
                      Last edited by Persidio; 04-25-2007, 08:27 AM.
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