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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Quick and simple page with Picasa Collage by Maya

Hi, Samantha Walker fans! This is Maya here today, sharing quick and simple page using Picasa Collage tool.

Picasa is what I use to organize my digital pictures and to do simple image enhancements. One of my favorite Picasa features is collage. It is great for putting 2 small pictures on 4x6 canvas, making quick 8x10 collages (handy when you get that email about free 8x10 print at Walgreens) and even pre-planning image placements for future layouts.

For this layout I knew I want to use three small pictures in a row. I selected the pictures in Picasa, cropped them to 3x4 and clicked on Collage button. I chose Picture Pile mode and that allowed me to drag my pictures anywhere I want. I changed the color of the background to white and placed my pictures side by side in one row. At first I worked with 4x6 format (as seen in the screenshot) but later changed to 5x7. The only thing what was left is to save the picture and print.

An hour later I picked it up from Walgreens. 

I had the perfect papers to use - Samantha Walker Cool Summer collection from Carta Bella. With bright summer papers and great selection of cardstock and chipboard stickers the layout came together in no time.

Ice cream is a favorite summer (and not only summer) treat in our house. I know I am going to use every last piece from this collection.
 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you for sharing the pic tips in Picasa. I use them but didn't know about this option. Wonderful tip!! Lovely this card!! TFS!


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