1. I learned how to make a blog banner without photoshop or any other fancy programs, just Picasa which I already had on my computer but didn't really know how much it could do. I followed this step by step tutorial and took my first stab at making a banner. It isn't perfect but I am excited that I now know how to do it on my own.
2. Then I also came across her personalized placemat tutorial. So cute. I again used Picasa to make six (11x17) placemats for our table. I decided not to put names so we could use them anywhere but I did make one that has pictures of me and Cody with Chandler to make them a little more personalized for mommy and daddy.
3. Finally, I've been wanting to make a Prayer book like this for Family Worship and to help Chandler recognize family/friends faces. So, I took my previous Picasa knowledge and created a little velcro book. He can choose two people each night to pray for and practice learning names/faces.
I used the picture pile setting and put 9 (3x3) pictures on each page (8.5x11). I used the third choice for picture border to create a polaroid look so I could type the name on each one.
I took the placemat and prayer book files to Copy Corner and had them print them on cardstock and laminate.