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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Photo stitching for the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

Some of you have asked -

What can you do with pictures or documents that are larger than 4×6?
It’s easy! All you need to do is make multiple scans of the original, then stitch them together later on your computer using the included stitching software.

First Make Multiple Scans

Remove the lid and flip the scanner over. Make multiple scans, with at least one inch overlap between adjacent scans. The overlaps need not be aligned or spaced precisely; the stitching software compensates for that. It is OK to scan past the edge of the photo.

IMPORTANT: Keep the scanner oriented the same direction for all of the scans of one photo rather than rotating it around. (Be sure you go left to right.)

Next, Stitch them Together

You will find the stitching software in the Flip-Pal. It’s really easy to use!

1. Click Stitch Scans from the Flip-Pal Toolbox
2. Click File & Open, then select the images to be stitched. (Press Shift or Ctrl while clicking on each image that you want to select)
3. Click Open at bottom of the Open screen. The program automatically stitches the images together into a single image, displays the stitched image using your default photo editing or viewing program, and automatically saves the stitched image as pano.jpg (for example) in the same folder as the original images.
4. If your default photo viewing program is also a photo editor, you can use it to crop, rotate or make other edits to the image. Next, save the photo and give it a unique name by clicking File, then Save As or Copy As.
5. If your default photo viewing program does not allow you to save and name the image, it is recommended that you close the photo viewer, find the pano.jpg file and rename it with a unique name.

The Stitching software automatically names the stitched image pano.jpg unless you choose a different name. This would over-write any previous stitched image with the name pano.jpg.

Watch this video to see how easy it is: Flip-Pal YouTube

Also it’s Leap Day and to celebrate Flip-Pal is offering free shipping in the U.S. and Canada on purchases of $100 or more—today and March 1st only!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Scapbooks and genealogy


This era was during the Great Depression and during that time both my mom and my dad were born. My dad's mother died during this time giving birth to his brother and his father could not support the family so he went back into the Navy.  My dad and his brother were sent to an orphanage and his sister was sent to live with the grandma.
He had lots of stories about how the care takers were so mean and how they would be locked the basement and fed left over food.  He even ran away a few times which he was sent to a boys school. As you can see there were lots of stories but I never wrote down dates or address while my dad was still alive. Now I have many questions while I am scanning family pictures. (with my Flip-Pal of coarse.)

I intend to make a scrapbook when I am done but in the mean time I found out that the 1940 census will be released free to the public on April 2, 2012.  So I will be doing some genealogy searching too.

Here are the website to visit if you are interested:

The 1940 Census is an official web site of the U.S. Government, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration in partnership with

And the 1930 Census is already released.

If you want to know where and how to begin your research, you can go to:
Also you can click on the box in the right column and start your own genealogy.

I have all sorts of ideas of combining the scrapbook and genealogy.

Have fun searching!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Who Do You Think You Are

"Who Do You Think You Are" was on last night and I really enjoyed the show. Looking back and trying to find your ancestors is so rewarding. I am still scanning pictures, with my Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner, of my family and have found so many great photos, some from dear family member. I thought I would share with you this photo of my mother and her sister, taken in the 1930's. Look at that awesome baby carriage!!! The real picture is this faded. I ran it through Photoshop and here is a b&w version.
I'm not sure which one I like better but it is sure nice to have both!

Did I say I LOVE my Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner !!!

Friday, February 17, 2012


Shamil Weerakoon originally shared this post:


Google+ (Google Plus) is the latest social network by the Search giant, Google Inc. launched on the 28th of June, 2011 for limited users, and was later made Public on the 20th September, 2011.
Google now has a total of more than 100 million users worldwide.
It is also said to be the fastest growing Social Network in the world.


■ You can edit your posts even after publishing.
■ You can format your posts with BOLD, Italic & Strikethrough.
■ You can share your stuff with ONLY the people you want to.
■ Sick of seeing similar posts from an individual??
FINE. You can control the volume of posts of each circle that appear in your main stream.
■ Sick of receiving notifications from a pic/post you are tagged??
NO WORRIES. You can Mute any post, as you wish. (UNMUTE also possible)
■ Want to promote your business, event, or website? Your Public posts also appears in Google Search.
■ Sort/Group/Categorize your friends & family, with G+ CIRCLES.
■ Do you know what links you have LIKEd?
On Google+, You will know what you have +1'd over the internet.
■ Do you prefer to appear OFFLINE because of NOISY people who trouble you by chatting?
Well..... You can choose to whom you appear as ONLINE.
■ Hangouts!!!! Group Video Chat with 10 people at a time.
■ Love Music?? Google+ is integrated with YouTube. Listen to music while using the network.
■ Keyboard shortcuts

■ Google+ is the best place for it.
■ It is one of the Best places for Photographers.
■ The Lightbox has cool features.
--> +1 (LIKE as in Facebook)
--> Share
--> Bigger image viewer
--> Enable/Disable to Download your photos
--> Tagging is SIMPLE. Google automatically detects faces and helps you to tag your friends.
■ Your albums are very well ORGANIZED!
■ Drag and drop to UPLOAD your Photos.
■ Don't want to let other share your photos? YOU CAN RESTRICT RE-SHARING.

Is Facebook getting you out of the Books?

■ You can create a CIRCLE dedicated for Your Class Friends
■ Discuss the Subject matter.
--> POST,
--> SHARE,
--> LEARN.
■ HANGOUTS - You can share your documents, Your Screen, Watch YouTube videos with your friends.
■ Use Hangouts to do your Group study.
■ Do Your Homework with ur friends from Home, via Google+

Students, see this post:


■ Create a Google+ Page for it.
■ Share What you do, How you do, Special Offers, etc.
■ Connect your website to the Google+ Page.
■ Add a Badge.
■ Post interesting and relevant posts.
■ YOU ARE DONE!! Your desired community will be there with you!!
■ Use HANGOUTS to talk to your Customers and get their feedback.
■ Use HANGOUTS to conduct meetings, discussions, etc.

Have a look at these posts:

All what you need is a Google Account.

If you already have a Gmail account, Use it to Signin.
Click Here --->

If you haven't, Create an account.
Click Here --->

Here's a list of Video Tutorials. WATCH AND LEARN!!

Guide to your Google+ Stream:

Guide to Your Google+ Profile:

Guide to Your Google+ Circles:

Guide to Your Google+ Photos:

✽ GOOD LUCK!!! ✽ ENJOY!!! ✽
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

President’s Day Coupons 

I have been scanning all my old pictures of my family and have had so much fun. This is a picture of my mother when she was just a child and her older sister.

And here is another picture of her crazy sister and her husband:

Remember Alvin and the Chipmunks??  My family had such a great since of humor and always had us laughing. 

My  ancestor may not have been a President, but their life is an important one to my future generations. Their photos, life’s work and memories can live on…with the Flip-Pal mobile scanner.  

 Here are the coupons for you:

Coupon Code: PDAYFPA

When you purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner ($149.99), get a Flip-Pal mobile scanner Sketch Kit FREE (both items must be in your shopping cart)

Coupon Code: PDAYCSA
When you purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creative Suite Craft Edition DVD ($199.99), get a Flip-Pal mobile scanner Sketch Kit plus a package of Flip-Pal Window Protector Sheets FREE (all three items must be in your shopping cart)

Flip-Pal mobile scanner Sketch Kit
About the Sketch Kit

The Flip-Pal mobile scanner Sketch Kit allows you to annotate your photos or documents by drawing on the acrylic s
heet with the included pen. You lay Sketch directly on top of what you want to scan, add dates, names and other notes right over the photo for example, then rescan without the Sketch. You’ll have two versions, one with important data and a clean version.

To buy your Flip-Pal mobile scanner go to:

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Since my mother pasted away

It's been 10 months since my mother pasted away. And with that it seems all my inspiration, imagination, and incentive have past away also. No....I am not depressed....just no ideas come to mind when it comes to painting!

I did do a few projects.

One of them being a Key West Subway Art (or topography) that is going into my living room.

Another project was for my grand-daughter for Christmas it was a wood kitchenette that I painted.

Before:                                          After:

I guess these are little steps to getting back to my Art.

But I think this just sums it all up, by Ira Grass

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone had told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get pass this phase; they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know that its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you finish one piece. It’s only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take a while. You just gotta fight your way through."

JUST DO IT !!!!!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Flip-Pal mobile scanner Valentine's Day "Gift of Love" Sale!

Do you know someone that has shoeboxes of old photos that have been waiting to be scanned? Perhaps a few heirloom items? What better way to show your love this Valentine’s Day then by giving them a Flip-Pal mobile scanner to preserve those memories!
From February 8 through Valentine’s Day (February 14) 2012, you can make sure that their memories are safe and preserved—to share with future generations. Just use the coupon codes below when ordering on the Flip-Pal mobile scanner website.

Save $20 when you purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner plus a Deluxe Flip-Pal mobile scanner Carry Case with Pocket (both items must be in your shopping cart).
Use Coupon Code:

Save $30 when you purchase a Flip-Pal mobile scanner with Creative Suite Craft Edition DVD plus a Deluxe Flip-Pal mobile scanner Carry Case with Pocket (both items must be in your shopping cart).
Use Coupon Code:

Happy Valentines !!!