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Friday, January 13, 2012

.:Feature Friday - Happy Go Lucky:.

Hi everyone! I’m Kara from Happy Go Lucky
and I’m super excited to be Sumo’s guest today.

When I'm not spending time with my husband and 3 year old son or
teaching my lovely 6th graders, you'll find me working on some kind of
DIY project or shopping at Target.

Today we are going to make this fun photo collage inspired by Pinterest:

When I first saw this pin
on Pinterest
I was so excited but then when I went to the blog
post I was disappointed because it required Photoshop.

Since I don't have Photoshop, I started playing around PowerPoint and
I was thrilled when the photo collage all came together.

All you need is Microsoft PowerPoint and your favorite photos!

Step 1: Open a new PowerPoint presentation and set your
dimension. I had an IKEA frame that I wasn't using that measured
20 x 20 so I set my dimensions to 18 x 18.

Step 2: Insert your first picture

Step 3: Now we most likely need to make the pictures
square. I did use some Instagram pictures but most of them
needed to be cropped so they were square. To do this, click on
crop and use the dimensions shown to crop your picture
so it is a perfect square.

Step 4: Decide the dimensions you want each picture to be.
This will depend on the size of your final image and the number of
pictures you want to have in each row. Since my collage would be
18 x 18, I figured 8 pictures in each row would be perfect. I
determined that each picture needed to be 2.25 x 2.25.

Step 5: Just type in your dimensions and move
the picture into place.

Step 6: Keep adding your pictures, crop them and move them
where you want them. Now to make sure they are evenly spaced, we
want to distribute them horizontally. This is found under
Picture Tools. Once you've inserted all your pictures, you can
distribute them vertically also to make sure everything is lined

Step 7: Now we need to add our 2011. Start by inserting a rectangle.

Step 8: Set the dimensions so they are the same as your
pictures. Change the color to what you want.

Step 8: Copy and paste 3 more squares. Insert four text boxes and add
your numbers.

Step 9: Align each shape with each text box so they are centered.

Step 10: Align all four text boxes.

Step 11: Admire you fabulous new art work!!

Step 12: Have it printed, frame it, and hang it up for all to
see. I had mine printed as a poster at Kinkos for $19.99.

It might seem like a lot of work, but it really wasn't and I
definitely think it was worth the time. Just put in a good movie
and work on your masterpiece. I watched The Help while I
made mine.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

I would love for you to come visit Happy Go Lucky
and say "Hi!" I would also be thrilled to see any photo collages you
make. I hope I've inspired you to play around with PowerPoint
and make your own photo collages.

Thank you Sumo for having me! I'm honored to be your guest today!!

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful idea. I love it. I definitely have to do this for myself. :)



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