Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Caleb is walking around us all in circles, so I decided to scrapbook the photos of some of his first steps. I can't believe how he went from rolling on the hardwood floor, to crawling up the stairs, to holding onto the furniture, to walking everywhere all in a couple months time! Its all happening so fast...someone make it stop! Pretty soon he'll be 18 and out of the house and I'll still be thinking of him as a new born baby!
I used a template freebie, from Digital Freebies.com, to complete this layout, register and you can receive fun freebies right in your email, every Tuesday and Friday.
CREATIVE TIP: Don't be afraid to add your own elements and design touches to a template. I always add drop shadows to a template, so it has a realistic look. Sometimes the template designer has already added them, but not always. Make the layout yours, if its missing something add it, if you need more room here or the title doesn't look right, move things around. The template is just a map, and we all now that there are hundreds of ways to get to the same endpoint.
"First Steps" Papers and circle stickers from Jessica Sprague, rick rack and swirl patterns from the Express Yourself Kit by RPenn, at Shabby Princess, Overlay from Shabby Princess Vintage Flower Kit and CK Newsman and CK Rugged Fonts.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
"Monkey on Your Back..." Kpertiet's FlapJack Frolic Paper (Blue), Jessica Sprague's Festa Paper (green bubbles) and star sticker, Maleny Violette's Photo cornes, turners and journal strip, Janelle Paige's bunched brown ribbon, Susan Carroll's white rick rack, Pattie Knox's Clip It Brown paper clip. Rage, Capture It, and CK Rugged Fonts.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
CREATIVE TIP: If you don't have any paper that matches the colors or theme you are needing (i.e. x-mas!) Check your favorite digi sites to see what freebies are available...the paper and word art were both available on Designer Digitals free. You have to be member, but it doesn't take long, and there many benefits beside freebies...as if thats not enough!
"Caleb's X-mas Bow" Snowflake Paper by Lynn Grievson (designerdigitals.com), Famorite Holdiay moment Brush by Ali Edwards (designerdigitals.com), Heart Stitching from Shabby Princess' Carousel Kit, Tag from Peppermint Creative's Lucky Charm Kit, Sanded Overlay by KPertiet.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
CREATIVE TIP: If your short on time, but just have to get that photo scrapped, just use a quickpage and add new elements to it and give it a personalized touch!
"I Feel...": All hung up embellishment pack from KPerteit, Metal embellishments and hanging font from Shabby Princess, Quickpage from retrodiva, Memories brush from Brusheezy and CK Rugged font.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Ok so this wasn't necessarily a "friday freebie" but its friday and its free, so its my favorite friday freebie! If it looks familiar its because I used it in my Duggas and Ditties LO featured in my previous post. Its available any time at Jessica Sprague.com. While your there check out her classes, products and other free stuff! I learned so much from her "Up & Running with Photoshop" class, she's a wonderful teacher, an amazing scrapper, and as if thats not enough, my son Caleb, loves her voice, everytime I watch my class videos, he comes right over to learn more about digi scrapping--too bad all he's really learned so far is to press the DELETE key. AHHHHH!!!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I started a class on Mar. 9, on the Get It Scrapped website http://www.debbiehodge.com/, taught by Patti Knox from DD--Mad Digital Skillz. Just from the first class I learned the most amazing things about brushes. I thought I knew just about everything there was to know, but boy was I wrong. Here are some of the layouts I created with some of the new techniques I learned. I would REALLY encourage scrappers who are dabbling in digi, to look at the classes available online. They are so worth the money and you will absolutely fall in love with digital. Jessica Sprague also offers some great classes as well, at http://www.jessicasprague.com/. Some classes are video based (like Jessica's) others are handout based (like Patti's) but both kinds are easy to learn from.
CREATIVE TIP: Try using brushes along with the clone stamp in PS to create cut-outs and treatments for your photos!
"Space Needle": LiveE Design's Sun Fun Papers, Atomic Cupcake's Rub-On and Painted Edge Actions, K Perteit's Stamped Block Brush (photos), Grunge Diamond Brush from Brusheez, Milano CK Lovenote and Demi Pump Fonts.
"4 Generations of Love": Karen Lewis's About a Boy Kit, K. Perteit's Fabric Swatch Brushes, Mary Wise's Calligraphy Box Brushes (background) Shabby Princess Vintage Flower Alpha Buttons and Staples, CK Lovenote and Impact fonts.
So I'm new to this whole blogging thing, but I thought this would be a fun way to keep my friends and family updated, while talking about what I love most, and hopefully meeting lots of great new people who love scrapbooking as much as I do . So I'm sure some of you are wondering about the nameof my blog. It's actually a pet name my husband has given my diehard hobbie of scrapbooking. While at first I'm sure it was meant as a form of mocking, it has now become an endearing nickname that we all enjoy...