22 November 2008

Gratitude

Last night a pipe burst in our living room wall. Seems like a good time to remember all that we have to be thankful for, despite the headaches of home-ownership! Flip open the title, and there is a letter I wrote to Chloe about all we have to be grateful for right now--family, friends, jobs, home...
It's poignant right now in this time of economic uncertainty, but even more so as D. and I sat amidst our living room/dining room in shambles, puddles on the floor, phone book in hand, trying to figure out what to do at 6 p.m. on a Friday night the weekend before Thanksgiving. We're warm and dry, anyways, the house is still standing (there are a few holes in the ceiling and wall, but we'll deal)...
I made this layout for a hybrid challenge over at Get it Scrapped. The directions were for Photoshop, but someone was nice enough to explain how to get a similar effect using wordart in ms-word, so that's what I did here. (On a side note, anyone got an extra copy of Photoshop Elements for a mac floating around?;) I love the way it came out, and it's super easy to so--here are the paraphrased directions:
Insert >Picture>Wordart.

Select a Wordart style and type your word, click OK.

Click on your word (make it bigger or reposition on page using the directional squares).

Format Wordart > Fill Effects> Picture

2 comments:

shaina said...

that's terrific! and those instruction are so easy.
your page turned out so good. :D

Sandy said...

wow - you are officially the most gracious person i've ever known, i'd be dropping every f-bomb in the world! i hope it didn't do too much damage!