Saturday, April 26, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I have spent the last couple days downloading (free and purchased) page templates. I have over 30 of them on my computer. Today I organized them into folders by the number of photos on a page or 2-page spread. This is sort like how Becky Higgins organizes her sketches in her first "Sketches" book. It's how I start a layout much of the time.
Also, while in this process, I realized that Jessica Sprague had mentioned Digital Page Templates in the April edition of CK. How did I miss that? Anyways, she has a tutorial on the CK website on how to use the templates along with some free samples created by Jen Caputo. I think I've pretty much mastered them. It really is quite simple. Just remember the command "Ctrl+G" (or Alt, hover, click--that's how Jessica does it).
Off to play with my new page templates...
Sunday, April 13, 2008
- Quick pages
Oh and I "found" Scrapbookbytes.com tonight. I have heard of them but never visited. I have stumbled upon something wonderful. Off to do some more research...
Friday, April 11, 2008
Yay me! (as London Tipton would say--I have a six-year-old so of course we keep up with the Disney Channel, but if you don't understand this, it's okay.)
I'm still doing some research and learning as much as I can. I recently purchased Computer Tricks for Scrapbooking 2 by Jessica Sprague and I have to say that I love her teaching style. The book-a-zine (as they are called) is packed with tons of 3-step simple tutorials on how to do things like:
- Blend a photo into digital paper.
- Rotate the letters of a title to fit around a circular shape.
- Place a semi-transparent punched embellishment over a photo.
- Customize the colors of digital patterned paper.
- Use a digital corner rounder.
- Create a custom brush from any image (including stamps!)
- Create a shaped photo collage.
- Overlap photo edges with digital patterned paper and digital rub-ons.
- Create a layout using a digital template.
- and much more!!!
The first challenge I want to tackle is to create a layout using a digital template. I've seen lots of these I like. The hardest part of scrapbooking for me is coming up with a creative basic layout with which to start. I never have a problem choosing colors, paper, or embellishments but I think using these templates as a springboard will help me be happier with what I have created and create faster.
Thanks Jessica for such a great book!