March 2013 SLP Link Up

Have you seen the cute linky parties on teacher and craft blogs? The idea is that everyone shares something in common and then links up to network and comment on other blogs. With our growing SLP blog world, I though I would give it a try.

So here is the first image. It is not as cute as others I've seen, but hey, it's my first try.
Graphics are by Scrappin Doodles and Teaching in a Small Town. Font is by Cara Carroll of the First Grade Parade.

See how I used SLP down the side? Isn't that original?

So what do you do with this? If you have a Mac, take a screen shot by pressing Command-Shift-4. This will bring up a circle with lines, and you can use that to take the screen shot. It will sound like a camera.  The image will go to the desktop, and you can open it up. My screen shot image now looks like this:

From the top toolbar, select Tools-Annotate-Add Text:

This will bring up a plus sign. Place the plus sign where you want to add the text, and a vertical line will appear.
You will need to repeat these steps for each line of type. Then, either take a screen shot or save as an image, and add it to your blog post!

I do not have detailed directions for PCs. Right-click the image, import in PowerPoint, and add text boxes to add text.

If this is all too complicated, just copy the image and put the answers below. You don't have to put text into the image.

Here is my example:
This March, my State of Mind is happy, happy, happy (and yes, that's a Duck Dynasty reference!) Why? Because of what I'm Loving - Spring Break this week! I'm getting ready to do Fortunately Fans next week, plus I need to get Carrotville from Jenna Rayburn ready.

Wow! That sounds like a lot of work! But there's one more step, joining the linky party. Click on the Add Your Link button at the bottom of this post. Share the URL for your blog. Then, comment on four blogs total - the two before your entry and the two after. 

Here are the rules:
1) Keep it clean and friendly.
2) You can mention your own items, as I did with Fortunately Fans, but if you do that, please put in items from someone else, as I did with Carrotville. The purpose is networking.
3) Give credit where credit is due - fonts, link to original ideas, TPT/Teachers Notebook stores, Pinterest, etc.
4) After submitting your blog, visit four more blogs and make comments.


Thanks for taking this journey with me! I'm looking forward to adding more blogs to my list!


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26 comments

  1. Love it! Working on my answers now :) (Hope I do it right, lol!)

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! I hope I'm doing it right, too! Let me know if it doesn't work!

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    2. Just posted. You'll have to let me know if I did it right/wrong :)

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    3. It worked! I clicked on your button, and it went straight to your blog and post. Thanks for being the first one and the "guinea pig"!

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  2. I hope I am doing this right.... About to post to my blog (Figuratively Speeching SLP).

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    1. Jessica, thanks for participating, and I will check it when the link posts.

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  3. Ok, I think I did it right! I see it up there!

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    1. Yep, took me right to your site and post! Thanks for participating!

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  4. Okay I posted! I will be commenting on other peoples now! :) Yay!

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    1. Rachel, thanks for linking up! I just visited your site, and it is great!

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  5. This was a great idea! Thanks for starting it...

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    1. You're welcome! I just visited your site and followed!

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  6. Great idea Laura! I hope I did it correctly!!

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    1. Yep, I went straight to your entry! Thanks for participating!

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  7. I just entered mine (hopefully)!! Thanks so much for putting this all together :) It was fun!

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    1. It works! Thanks for linking up!

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  8. This is a GREAT idea! Thank you for the detailed directions for using a Mac! That really helped:) Going to link up now!

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  9. What an awesome idea! Thank you so much for the detailed instructions on how to add text to the graphic! Linking up now:)

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  10. Cute idea! I also love the clever SLP down the side :) I see my link but I might have somehow messed up the picture...I don't know. Let me know if I need to fix something! Thanks Laura! Clever idea!

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    1. It looks good! I just visited your website!

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    2. Thanks Laura for checking it out for me! Coincidentally we are planning a trip to Disneyworld this June....we are staying at the military hotel..."something" on the green??? I don't know, my hubby figured it all out. Now I MUST read your posts above about planning an awesome disney trip!!! :)

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    3. The hotel is Shades of Green. I'll be updating the pages soon. I hope y'all have a wonderful trip!

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  11. Thanks for doing this! I posted my link :)

    Abby
    Schoolhouse Talk!

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