Posts Tagged ‘Digital Scrapbooking’
I haven’t done any scrapbooking in quite a while, but made up for it last night, when I did a blitz of 4 pages. Woo-hoo! PaperCraftPlanet’s Scrappy Sunday Group, provided a link to get these 4 templates from Bella Gypsy. They were so cute, I had to give ‘em a go & really doesn’t take that long to put the page together, once you have the photos. There are some wonder links to how to put together Digital pages in Photoshop Elements/ or any Photoshop program really (1, 2, 3) if you’re new to this kind of scrapbooking. Otherwise, just use good ole’ traditional scrapbooking & these templates as a guideline:
I used some kits from MaryAnnWise, EricaHernandez, Crystal Wilkerson, Jennifer Pebbles, TiaBennett, & KateTeague
Paper Craft Planet’s Scrappy Sunday had their, sb083009, challenge! I combined that challenge with the Two Peas in a Bucket Challenge, “Text on a Path”. Although the 2ps challenge is a few weeks old, but I still wanted to give it a go.
The background paper & Title is from a Sande Krieger Digi Kit called, “Holy Cow”. The pictures were mased with another Sande Krieger Digi kit called “French Laundry Photo Edges v5″. Both available from Two Peas in a Bucket.
So just playing around in Photo Shop again. I am lovin’ the two Peas digital kits. You can use wonderful elements over & over again & in different ways ….. and your craft studio isn’t messy. :)
Here’s a picture of the boys from the other day. I’m starting to understand my camera a bit more … what has that been, like a year before I figure out how to use natural light??? zoinks.
My favourite part of this is that the boys are having a great time together, curled up on the rocker in front of the tele … with it off! Believe me that tends to be a bit of a battle at times.
Used from Two Peas:
Okay, personal note, stuck in the house: partly because of no wheels & mostly due to a 3 year old on the mend from croup/fever, man has it been a rough season for Liam & sickness & well just a rough week. So I am trying to find some joy today, through crafting & learning today, in my ’spare time’. Any other stay at home Mum to 3 kids laughing at spare time? Good Grief.
So, here’s my second (first attempt here) Digital Scrapbook Page. I picked up magazine, called Scrapbooks Etc, “the ultimate guide to digital Scrapbooking 2″ (LOL how could you not buy the magazine, with that title). Anyhow, in this magazine, besides LOTS of ideas & TIPS, there were links to Free Online Digital Elements. I scooted over to the website & down loaded some free digital DSP & such and went at it in PhotoShop CS3 & Adobe CS3. Oh man, I am on such a steep learning curve. Really, really lost at times.
The “Graphic Pop Kit’ (free online from ScrapbooksEtc.com) had this Green polka dotted paper (I adjusted it from 12″x12″ to 8.5″x11″). The “newspaper” like print in the upper left quadrant was also a free paper, which I turned into a brush (or stamp thing) by using this AWESOME photoshop tutorial (well about 4 minutes into the tutorial) by Sande Krieger on Two Peas. The flourish, well, I accidently made a eraser brush, just meaning to erase, but I liked the ‘negative swirl’, so I kept it. What else, oh, the “LEARN” type, I made in Illustrator using a tutorial by Kristina Werner’s tutorial on using Illustrator to Quickuts Silhouette. The “something new” is my chicken scratch using my Bamboo Graphic Tablet, in illustrator, that my adorable DH bought for me & I have been to chicken to learn how to use. The rest is just layers & messing around in Photoshop.
edited: I also learned you must also (under file) “Save for Web & Devices”, as a gif, or it doesn’t show up on older computers. :) slowly, slowly learning.