Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Did I tell you?

I haven't had a chance to scan any pictures lately because the new Window's Vista laptop that my hubby bought me for Valentine's Day doesn't like my scanner and since I just got the laptop we haven't had any money to purchase a new printer that is compatible. Isn't technology the pits sometimes?

I do have some new things that I would love to show you also. If only I could figure out how to take a better picture so the flash doesn't whiten it all out. I have tried everything that so many of you do on here to no avail. If I figure it out there might be pictures today.

I also hope to go to Bible Study today and work on homework for my statistics class. Anyone know how to use the Excel 2007 proficiently yet that can help me? I would greatly appreciate it! Have a Blessed Day!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

How to watermark in IrfanView

The program I use for watermarking is called IrfanView or I-View for short. Here is a short tutorial on how to use this program to watermark your cards or pictures.
It can be downloaded for free at http://www.irfanview.com/

First is just the card

Next you draw a text box on the picture where you would like the watermark. All you have to do is click on the picture and draw. If you don't like where it is you can Undo the box.

Next you go to the Edit Menu and tell it you want to insert text into the text box. I have highlighted it here.

Then decide what you want the text box to say. Here I am typing in the text. If you want a copyright symbol just click on Append Copyright and it will show up for you automatically. No having to remember codes and using the ctrl button at the same time. Yay for that! As you can see here I have added my text and chosen the font. When you chose the font and font size is when you also may choose a color. I usually use Gray, Silver, or White depending on the card.

Finished Card with Copyright Information Watermarked on Photo!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Where I have been....

Is not doing so great. I went to the cardiologists yesterday to find out that my VSD that I had as an infant did close however, there is a lot of scar tissue there and I have some "minor" leaks around my valves. I also had an EKG, Echocardiogram, Stress test and I am now on a halter monitor until 5 pm tonight.

I am really nervous but am praying too and asking God to help me through this. The doctor doubled my newest dose of Coreg also and I have to go back in one month... sooner if the halter monitor shows something. I am frustrated because when I was young this could of been somewhat prevented and my parents did nothing. I am dealing with those feelings but needed to write them out for my benefit...

The stress test was the hardest for me to do and I had to stop a few beats before the finish. My heart got to 93 % of it's capacity and was doing 175 bpm!! I was so short of breath and had heaviness in my chest oh and don't forget thirsty. I had to stop the test. It "looks" as normal as can be with the health problems I have. I don't know what's going to happen next but I know that God will keep me in his loving care and get me through this...

Please pray if you are so inclined...