Unique Pages

To create a unique background image for a photo, I researched baseball terms and typed them into a Rich Text Document, saving it to “Rich Text Format” — an RTF file.  I opened Taleweaver and selected the 8.5 x 11 portrait size for my book (you can recreate the following example in any size).

Insert > New Caption

Right-Click in the caption box and select “Edit Text”

Find the file you created for your background.

After your text is loaded into the caption box you can stretch the box to fit your page – then highlight the text and select the font you’d like to use and also the size of the font – watching so that your actions will actually fill the page for a background image.

Next, insert a picture frame for your photo, portrait or landscape (depending on your photo)

Import a photo, then drag it into the frame.  There are options to drag the photo to the position you prefer; also you can rotate the photo.  If desired, you could add more photos to the page.

You could use the same background for your entire book, or create different text files for varied backgrounds — or just have one unique page with this treatment.  The choice is yours — and it’s fun creating pages and photobooks using Taleweaver software.  Enjoy!

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A Day of Fun

What better way to share a day of fun with the friends who experienced it with me than to create a Handy Dandy 5×7 wirebound album for them!  I just know they’ll love it and so will I!  How to begin?

Take photos – all day long – of the scenery and the people!  Open the Taleweaver program and I used each photo as a single page background, then added comments, the date, and fun quips and quotes.  It’s that easy!

The program allows you to choose a font for your journaling – you can choose other page formats that allow more than one photo per page, too.  There are days when many photos are taken and pages with several photos might be the answer instead of a photo per page.

You be the judge of how you’d like to preserve your special day — but DO preserve it!  How special!!

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Taleweaver Software

Have you checked MyPicTales lately?  You can have a 6×6, an 8×8, a 8.5×11, or 10×10 inch page printed for only 50¢ and a 12×12 for $1 per page.  Wendy has provided free actions to help Photoshop users, there is a video to help you upload your pages for printing!  There are step by step instructions for calendars!  Do you want to print cards?  There are many styles for simple greetings, invitations, thank you cards, and cards with photos in them.

If you want to create a Photo Book, Scrap Book, Portfolio Book, Brag Book, or Blog Book — there are products and tutorials to help you — as well as the Taleweaver software (full of templates and backgrounds, borders and shapes) — your finished product will impress kids and grownups — you’ll do yourself proud!

Sharing Memories

Photos and scrapbooking — mine are all about memories and what better way to preserve those memories than to create scrapbook pages and books?  Then share the books by having a copy made for others.  What a great gift!

My pages were created using the Taleweaver software (free from MyPicTales).  It provides you with backgrounds and elements, as well as borders and shapes — plus you can add your text (journaling, titles, quotes) in your choice of font.  Together with the two gals in these photos, we have shopped, taken art classes, gone out for lunch, toured historic sites, and shared stories.  So each of them will receive a copy of the book when I’m finished.

We’ve had so much fun together — and I’ve enjoyed revisiting the memories to create the book.  With Taleweaver I can use templates provided or move photos around to where I want them.  In this example I have used one photo for a two page background, then added photos.  I’ve used the framing and the shapes tools to set off the added photos from the background.

The pages aren’t finished; I’ll work with them some more, and then type the date and location.  Often I’ll add a quote or just a personal comment.  Such fun memories — preserved and soon ready for us to share with our families and other friends.  I do enjoy digital scrapbooking!

This is a completed page  (two page spread) in which I’ve expanded my photo over a part of the 2nd page and added a quote.

Download a copy of the Taleweaver software — and do send your finished pages to MyPicTales to have them processed into single pages or books — you will be delighted with the results!

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Work in Progress

Back in June I began to tell about a book I am working on for a friend.  I’d really liked a book of quotes I had seen, and decided to create a book with friendship photos and either facts about the photo or a quote to embellish the page.  Other projects soon took precedence, and I kinda forgot about my book.  I did complete a few more pages!

Taleweaver allows you to drag your photo over one page and a part of the other — you’ll have a visual of how the page will look!  These are pages 10 and 11 of my book; only a few more to go (since most of my pages are doubles).  As I work on the remaining pages, I’ll write about my process and create some screen shots to display Taleweaver in use.


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