Like I need another project ... pics

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Like I need another project ... pics

So I was chatting with GiGi (who needs to post more here!) this morning and she shared some neat posters she's been making of her son and his sports (soccer, judo, karate). I was inspired to make one of Andrew. This is only going to be 12x18, as that was the biggest I could go with it. But I'm really happy with it!!!!!

And here are my starter versions ...

Went with a goldish colored one since they're the Golden Dragons

Andrew hated it, and wanted this yellow (gross!!)

But then we both agreed that this was much nicer

However, the aspect ratio was off, so I did the one you see above instead. And that's what I've been doing all day (in addition to some edits for the picture of Andrew I want to frame and cleaning the kitchen. Here's the link to the editing project (that I've spent HOURS on) if you want to see it http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php?t=297770)

(I know you fellow JJs might have already seen this, decided that I should post it here too. )

Will come back later to reply to more threads. And I just realized that I have two graduation cards to make so I think I might attempt that tonight. I also have some sewing projects. There are not enough hours in the day, I tell ya!

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This is GREAT! I love them BOTH!!!!

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WOW :eek:
These are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
My fav is #1, I like the 2 extra pics of Andrew in action;)
and I also like the goldish one..very cool!

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Fantastic!! So you are going to have it printed somewhere in that size? That's such a COOL idea for a kid's room!!! I love them!!

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"MommyCB" wrote:

Fantastic!! So you are going to have it printed somewhere in that size? That's such a COOL idea for a kid's room!!! I love them!!

For $2.99 I'm getting it 12x18 at Costco. Then I will go to Michaels/AC Moore when they have 50% of their frames and get a simple black rimmed frame for it.

I'd love to do this for all of the kids and their sports now. If GiGi happens to see this thread, I'm hoping she'll share her work here. My poster pales in comparison to hers, she has some really fantastic ones!!!

Doesn't that face of Andrew's just crack you up? He's such a funny boy!!!!!!

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That face does crack me up! It was perfect to capture that. Biggrin

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Wow! Those are great! Nice job!!

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That is pretty neat! Love the idea!

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That is such a cool idea! What program are you using to do this with?

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"MinaAriel" wrote:

That is such a cool idea! What program are you using to do this with?

I used a combination of Picture It and The Gimp. I wanted to do it all with The Gimp but there was a couple of things I didn't know how to do with the text (and I know Picture It really well)

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Great work!!! I love them both

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Those are amazing. I'm very inspired. I'm glad you shared!

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Wow! That looks fantastic - and I *love* his face!! Biggrin

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That is so cool. Were you able to copy and paste the logo from a website or did you do it yourself? I'm going to have to do something like this for my kids.

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You are awesome! I love those, and his facial expressions are just way too cute. Smile

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"~Mel~" wrote:

That is so cool. Were you able to copy and paste the logo from a website or did you do it yourself? I'm going to have to do something like this for my kids.

I actually emailed the soccer coordinator and she sent me three files. But unfortunately, the only image version was the web version and waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too tiny. She did send one in a Microsoft Draw version embedded in Word - but no matter what I did, I couldn't get it into an image editor. So I maximized it, did a screen capture, then converted the white background to transparency using Picture It. Crazy, huh? But it works and I think it came out pretty good!

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WTG Gwen! Those are great! I can't decide bt #1, or #2. They are all great though! Well done!

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that is so cool. I am going to have to do something like that for jamie when he gets into sports. I love it.

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ok those ROCK! I love them!!

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This turned out FANTASTIC Gwen!!!!!

I'll start another thread and post a few of the ones I've been working on. I'm actually trying to finish one for each kid on Loli's soccer team as their last game is this weekend and we have our "end of season party" on Sunday. They each take hours to do though, so I dunno if *I* have enough hours in the day to get 'em all done by then.

I LOVE what you came up with though and may have to scrap lift it in the future!!!

for ideas, I went to allposters.com and tried to copy some of the more simple designs. I'm not up for much else right now. Smile

Again ... GREAT JOB and I'll bet Andrew just LOVES it!!!

Best,
GiGi

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Very cool idea! It looks great!

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