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#1 jamieirene

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    Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:17 PM

    Hello Ladies,

     

    So I have searched through what seems like 100's of monograms for our wedding and then I finally decided I have until July 28th 2012, why would I pay someone to make this for me when I have so much time to try and make a few myself.  And let me tell you I just can't stop now!  All day long it seems all I have been doing is making my own monograms different colors fronts shapes sizes pretty much trying out every possibility you can think of.  Then when I was showing a fellow bride at work she asked me to make her monograms for her wedding and I have actually now started a listing for custom monograms on Etsy.  So without further ado here are a few of my monograms...if you have any suggestions let me know!!  Thanks!

     

    First one I ever made



    #2 june11bride

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      Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:31 PM

      Great work they look amazing! You are very talented I'm sure your easy thing will be successful!

      Happily married on June 11th 2011 to the best husband in the world!


      #3 june11bride

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        Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:32 PM

        *etsy

        Happily married on June 11th 2011 to the best husband in the world!


        #4 jamieirene

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          Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:35 PM

          Thanks so much june11bride!!  I never even thought any of my ideas I had would have ended up translating into anything close to what I have been able to make!! It's honestly just so fun for me!  Thanks again for your kind words!



          #5 JetsettinBride

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            Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:04 AM

            How do you make the monograms? Is there special software that you have to use or do you use different templates?



            #6 RMBride2B

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              Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:13 AM


              I've been making some myself, but they aren't coming out how I'd like them to. Please PM if you can assist!  Thanks!!! :)
               

              Originally Posted by jamieirene 

              Hello Ladies,

               

              So I have searched through what seems like 100's of monograms for our wedding and then I finally decided I have until July 28th 2012, why would I pay someone to make this for me when I have so much time to try and make a few myself.  And let me tell you I just can't stop now!  All day long it seems all I have been doing is making my own monograms different colors fronts shapes sizes pretty much trying out every possibility you can think of.  Then when I was showing a fellow bride at work she asked me to make her monograms for her wedding and I have actually now started a listing for custom monograms on Etsy.  So without further ado here are a few of my monograms...if you have any suggestions let me know!!  Thanks!

               

              First one I ever made



               



              #7 jamieirene

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                Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:43 AM

                Hi everyone! There is no special software I am using all I using just powerpoint. As far as templates there really is no specific template all I do is on power point I create a blank slide. All the wording.and letters you see in each of them is an individual text box. So for example say you wanted a large w for your last name and you have a blank powerpoint slide infront of you all you do is go to insert text box. Then type w into.the text box and center it. Then comes that timely part go.through.all the different fonts and colors until.you find a.combination that you like. Then you would.go insert again and.insert another text box. In this text box for example I would type my name jamie then again go through the colors and fonts. As for the damask designs these are honestly way too hard for.me to even begin to.explain how to make.them I pretty much used different shapes ands and angles on powerpoint and duplicated them. I hope this helps everyone. If you are still in need of further help you can private message me or email me at jamieblum@gmail.com. I would be happy to help anyone out! Or if you have given up.completely you can check out etsy.... the link is listed below. I just posted it yesterday so I am going to add a bunch more designs tonight around 930 is you want to check back or if you send me a picture I can do my best to recreate it for you! Again hope this helps and feel free to contact me!! http://www.etsy.com/...ams?ref=pr_shop

                #8 jamieirene

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                  Posted 28 March 2011 - 11:09 AM

                  So please excuse my last reply im typing on my phone at work and half of it doesn't make sense. Ill type up a step by step demo tonight and post it here. Until then if you still have questions feel free to contact me!

                  #9 jamieirene

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                    Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:14 PM

                    So as promised to the best of my ability (as it is easier for me to show people how to do something rather than explain in text) how to create your own DIY monograms!

                     

                    Okay so my best advice would be to use powerpoint if you are not already doing so. Start with a blank slide and insert each element of your monogram one by one. Say for example you would like to use the palm tree clip art as the main component of your back round you will want to insert this into the slide first. You are able to change the color of the clip art. What you would need to do is change the saturation level of color. (It sounds hard but its not) under the correction section of powerpoint you click on adjust and adjust the color as you please. After you have the palm trees at a color you like you can start the next element of your monogram. If you would like your names begin with yours. Click insert new textbox type your name and center it. Next you go through each font and color till you find your favorite combo. Repeat this step for your fiances name as well. Once you have both names the text should appear infront of the palm tree. If it does not click on the palm tree go to the size rotation and ordering section and click on layering. Click move to the back to bring both of your names infront of the palmtree. Add each of the elements as you did your names by clicking add text box. After you have everything you want in the right font color and position click edit select all and go back to the size rotation and order section. Click on grouping this time and click group. Your almost done! Now you are going to want to save the file as a jpeg. If you go to file save as go to the format section and select jpeg select where you want it saved to and name it. Click save and you are all done!!

                    I hope this helps!

                     

                    Here are a few more samples of ones I have done for me and for others...

                     

                    Monogram3.jpgMonogram1Becky&Bob.jpg

                    Slide1.jpgSlide2.jpg

                    Monogram6Becky&Bob.jpg

                    Again hope this helps and good luck!! Jamie



                    #10 RMBride2B

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                      Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:26 AM

                      Thanks for helping me Jamie!  Here's the one we are going with.  Its the closest I could get it to match our invites :)

                       

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                      Dunno why it looks grainy here, but this is it!! :)

                       

                       

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