Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Stretching my brain cells today

I have been working on cleaning up my computer and trying some new websites this week.

Have you ever used Canva?

I uploaded the app on my ipad a while ago but didn't use it. I began using it this week to create banners for twitter and a few wedding ideas for our upcoming daughter's wedding. 
I also began following them on twitter after I noticed our technology department was using it to design posts for chats. 

Well, I  switched over from the ipad to the computer site.
 It is much more user friendly and I created the above banner free today. 

I had a few problems with the sizing. I used the preset size and only had half of my header with my banner.  I did a little searching and found out the Blogger heading is 1060 x 288 pixels . I then noticed on the Canva site in the right corner and noticed it lets you create size you want. 
You make it and save it as an image. 
In the Blogger layout page, you click on the header to edit.
You can then download the image and save. 

I am pretty proud of myself for figuring this out. I would love any feedback you have also. 

These were some of my practice ideas as I worked on the size. It is a lot like photoshop. 

I have also gotten reacquainted with Animoto
This is an amazing video service that is free if you are a teacher. In the past you had many time, photo and music limits, but now it is very generous.
 I made this link for my summer school kids a few weeks ago. 

 My personal resume is here: Beth Carter
I created this Animoto as my introduction for a technology class I am going to in two weeks.
I think I may make on for the first week of school introductions as well. 

Now you can see why my brain hurts in a good way! 
my twitter is updated too! 


  1. I love Canva! I've never used the app before, but absolutely love the desktop version. It's awesome that you can upload your own images...I only wish there were more font choices!

  2. I'm starting to really like it. It takes a while to figure it out. Thank you for commenting. I've been bad about posting . Overwhelmed with life.

  3. You've been busy! Love the new header. I've been wanting to figure out how to personalize mine for awhile. You are inspired me; I'll give it a try.

  4. I love your Canva banner, and your blog! See you nexr week! :-)


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