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Winney Winneybears and Friends
White City, Oregon
Posts: 1,103

HI everyone !:lol: I have wondered long ago why Intercal did not have a bear board, yeah !! Now they do !!!:D

I know some of youall..... need to get my avatar up, if I can do it. I saw Shellie's post about it.
Glad to be here  with my friendsssss....Winney

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Flower Mound, Texas
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Welcome, Winney . . . we are really glad to have you and I'll be looking forward to seeing your avatar! bear_laugh

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
Chico, California
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Me too.  Put up a bear this time, Winney!  I have to admit I've never seen your work!

Welcome!!! bear_original

Judi Luxembears
Luxemburg, Wisconsin
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Hi Winney!  Great to see you here.  This place is growing every day.

HUGS! Judi

Laura Lynn Teddies by Laura Lynn
Lexington, KY
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Hi everone!!  Finally made it over to register :D.  Sue Ann!!!!!!!!  Hi there!  It was GREAT to meet you at the ABC show in Schaumburg!  Are you planning on coming back in October?

Going to take a quick peek at the messages right now.. but really need to get to bear making (I'm SO far behind!:rolleyes:)

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Flower Mound, Texas
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Hey, hey, hey, Laura!!  SO good to see you here on this board . . . and yes, it was wonderful meeting you in Schaumburg.  Thanks a bunch for liking my "bear hugs" . . . I LOVE giving them! bear_laugh  WELCOME!!

carsoncreations Carson Creations
Macomb, IL
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Hey,   I wondered where everyone went!!!    Will have to get my avatar going for this board too.

Wanda Carson
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SueAnn Past Time Bears
Flower Mound, Texas
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GREAT to have you, Wanda - a big welcome!!  bear_laugh bear_laugh

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
Chico, California
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Hi Laura!  Hi Wanda!  Big group hug and hello!  Be sure to post some critters you guys.  I think the sales forum here is a great idea but it needs support to grow and gain audience.  I'm still working on my next piece but you can be sure it will appear soon enough. bear_original

Delartful Bears Delartful Bears
Australia
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Oh Gee, you guys have read my mind. While I don't know Winney, I have been thinking (Via Ed board) that I would love to see some of Winney's bears..come on Winney, don't be shy!

carsoncreations Carson Creations
Macomb, IL
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Thank you for the welcome Shelli, Laura and all.   Yes, Winney ... we need to see your bear in the avatar.

Wanda Carson
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Winney Winneybears and Friends
White City, Oregon
Posts: 1,103

Hey...I'd love to get an avater up here but I tried to resize my photos and have not learned how to do that yet...gave up for now.
If I can send someone to one of my yahoo album pictures can some one do the avater for me ?..... Winney

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
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Yes, Winney!  Send your photo to me at info@potbellybears.com and I'll resize it for you happily if I can.

Winney Winneybears and Friends
White City, Oregon
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Oh Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!! Thank' you SHelli....Winney

Laura Lynn Teddies by Laura Lynn
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Oh Winney!  Your avatar is beautiful!  Did Shelli do that or di you?

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Flower Mound, Texas
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Yes, Winney . . . such delightful little bears on your avatar!

Winney Winneybears and Friends
White City, Oregon
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Hey !  My brother called me and said he would put that avater up for me AFTER I had e-mailed Shelli and sent her pictures of one of my fashion bears...Boy,talk about getting help real quick, they are coming out of the woodwork ...no really ,my brother has helped me so ooooooo much , he's the one that is helping me or er...I am helping him  to make my web site .It's open  right now except I need to get more done than just one page !LOL Oh yes...you can go sign up ., make comments ask questions on my forum which has ONE member, my son...LOL

Hey Shelli!!!....could you please leave the two little bears up for my avater my brother did   but would you please post that fashion bear here for me...give the gals something to look at ...yeah ! I make real fur bears and Fashion bears and very soon I have another new style....and then after that I have some other crazy ideas... Winney

Winney Winneybears and Friends
White City, Oregon
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Oh..noodle head that I am right now:rolleyes:...here's my web link;    http://www.winneybears.com/
There is really nothing to see now but...soon there will be thank's to my dear of a  brother...Winney

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
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Yowza Winney!  I make ONE five hour round-trip to bring my kids to their dad for the weekend, and my entire life purpose is erased by your well-meaning brother!  Laughing hard here... :P:lol::P

Will leave up your avatar and, tomorrow, when I am less useless and exhausted -- which I am right now -- I'll get those photos you emailed me looked at and posted.  Somewhere.  Somehow.

Til then...!

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
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Oh, and by the way... NICE WORK, Winney's brother, on that Avatar!  Looks VERY polished and professional.  And those bears, Winney -- plus the ones you sent me (I just gave them a look) -- are VERY cute!  Thanks for sharing it all.

Delartful Bears Delartful Bears
Australia
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Ohh cute bears Winney!  They are adorable!

carsoncreations Carson Creations
Macomb, IL
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Winney,

Very Cute Bears! ... Love the way they are kinda "huggin" each other.

Shelli, love the banner you did for Sue Ann ...very professional looking.   That sideline is lookin good for ya.

I have been trying to learn HTML through the internet and there is an exercise for making a banner.   Will have to give it a try.  Just finding the time is the kicker.   Course, if you want to do it bad enough, the time will come from somewhere.

Now that the weekend is here, I can concentrate on the bears (hope hubby doesn't have other plans)

Y'all have a great weekend.

Wanda

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SueAnn Past Time Bears
Flower Mound, Texas
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Isn't Shelli talented at creating the avatars?! bear_laugh  Judi, I love your new little bear . . . what an expression!  And Wanda, that little guy you have up is adorable.  Hugs to us all!!!  bear_grin bear_grin

huggleybear C.W. Huggley Bears
Statham, GA
Posts: 281

I am here tooooo!  I didn't know this site (Teddy Talk) existed until yesterday. Boy, do I have a lot of catching up to do. So I better start reading. Glad I am here.

Shelli,
I have photoshop elements 3.0. I haven't had time to explore its possibilities. Do you or anyone know if I can create a logo with this software. By glancing over the book, I think I can.

Danni,
Love your bears.

Will get back to everyone after I read the posts.  bear_tongue

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
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Cindy, I'm a self-taught newcomer to graphic design and to PhotoShop in general (I use 7.0) and so don't have experience in what PhotoShop Elements, the smaller program, can do.  Sorry. bear_sad 

PhotoShop the BIG (professional) program can create logos quite easily, but of course it takes a mountain of know-how to use it to its fullest and most sophisticated extent.  I've only touched the very tip of that iceberg at this point.  I maybe used 3% of this amazing program's functionality to create the avatars that are being used here on Intercal's boards. 

What you need to have for logo creation are basically buttons or tools that allow you to:

-- create shapes (circles, ellipses, boxes)
-- add/edit colors
-- insert photos
-- resize (pictures, shapes, text, etc.)
-- insert text/change text orientation
-- choose font/font size/font color
-- "Select" things
-- cut/copy/paste
-- (clone) stamp
-- move
-- and maybe blur

If Elements has those buttons/functions, you should be good to go with the basics!

I should add that it helps a lot to be able to work using "Layers".  Think of "layers" as a stack of transparencies, one on top of the other... and each containing a single design element (like your photo, your text, a circle, etc.)

Using my avatar as an example, the bear photo is on one "layer"... the word "Potbelly" is on another layer... the word "Bears" is on a third layer... the shapes are each their own separate layer... and so on.

In this way, you can move/change/manipulate each layer separately without disrupting the rest of your design work.  It's a very handy way to work.

Hope this helps!

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