Sunday, May 25, 2008

Toothless Wonder

This was a really fun layout to create. I used one of Jen Caputo's sketches, turned it, then edited it some more to fit my pics.

The Tooth Fairy kit is from Scrap Girls and the font is Myriad Pro.

Another thing I have learned about myself through digital scrapbooking is how easy it is to add your own journaling. If this would have been a traditional page, I don't know if I would have journaled about how long it took her to lose that tooth.

I also don't mind skipping around as much with digiscrapping because I have it all organized on my computer, and I can see what I need to still work on without sorting through all of my physical albums.

I'm really learning more rapidly lately and I'm getting a lot done. Yay!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rock Star

Here is a totally fun layout I put together this morning. The first page is simply a template that I purchased from Scrap Girls (Pick Up Stix). Following are the supplies for the second layout:

1. Page template by Jen Caputo purchased from Scrapbook Graphics

2. Leopard print paper template from Scrap Girls

3. Crown is from RAK Scraps (free May digikit).

4. Fonts are Chatterbox DonnaLoo Medium (Rock Star) and Exotic 359 Light BT (source unknown).

Friday, May 23, 2008

Catching Lightning Bugs

This is the first time I've ever used a 2-page layout template. I liked it, but the more I added to it, the slower Photoshop seemed to run, so I'm not sure I will continue to create layouts in 12x24.
This layout taught me many new things though:
1. To print a 12x24, you must crop the first page to 12x12 and save it under a new name then do the same with the second page.
2. Look at all the layers when you first open a template like this. The photo frames were originally numbered and I couldn't get the numbers off. Then I realized there was a layer that just had text in it and conveniently, it said "Delete this layer." Duh Heather.
3. I also learned that I have WAY too many fonts installed on my computer. I couldn't make heads or tails of them and they were slowing me down.
4. Even though I have a lot of fonts, most of them are boring fonts. So I uploaded a free tool called "The Font Thing." I used it to uninstall many of my fonts. They aren't gone forever though. I put them in separate folders divided into Decorative, Serif, Sans Serif, Mono, Script and Handwriting, Symbols, and All Caps. Now my computer runs faster and I can find the font I need more quickly. All I have to do is click "Load" on The Font Thing to use the font I need at the time then "Unload" it when I'm finished with a page.
This page was made with:
1. a 12x24 template by Amy Bleser purchased from Scrapbook Bytes.
2. a kit called China Blue by Lie Fhung purchased from Scrap Girls.
3. the fonts Dephunked and Pittipat.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

April 8x8 Page

Just finished another 8x8 from my new spot. The bike stickers are from Scrap Girls. I changed the colors to match my layout. It's not perfect and keep in mind I'm still a beginner, but I don't think it's too bad. The background paper is from the FREE Refresh Kit from Scrap Girls and the aqua paper is from the Whales & Sails Kit (also from Scrap Girls).

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My First 8x8 Pages

I'm loving how fast and easy these pages are. I made all three of them in less than 45 minutes. The best part about this is that I normally make an 8x8 album for my daughter, a calendar for my mother-in-law, and a calendar for my mom. Here are all three projects and all I have to do is print them three times. Yay!
I made the Tooth Fairy page on my own and the Love and Easter pages are quick pages. All I had to do was slide in my pictures. So great!
The products from the Tooth Fairy and Love Pages are from Scrap Girls and the Easter page is from Scrapbook Bytes.