Tuesday, April 22, 2008

newfound hobby.

So I've always wanted to be a scrapbooker. Especially after I had Mason I got tons of supplies and albums and cute papers and elements. But I just could never GET IT DONE. I hated cutting into the pretty paper and taking the time to arrange the pages and get it just right. I'm too much of a perfectionist for something as permanent as glue and sticky tape and sharp scissors. And even though I generally like my handwriting I'd obsess and worry about how my writing was going to turn out on the page, so much so that I have finished scrapbook pages sitting in his album with no journaling on them.

Recently I discovered digital scrapbooking and BOY OH BOY has my world opened up. I am loving this no-mess, quick, simple, fun way of scrapbooking! I know my way around Photoshop pretty well from editing my photos with it for the past few years ... so digiscrapping was just an extension of that for me. Of course my version of Photoshop (CS2) does SO MUCH more than I even know how, so I still have a lot of learning to do!

Here are some of my recent (well, only) page layouts. I think I'm going to go back and redo all Mason's baby book pages and start from scratch. Considering it takes me about an hour or two to do a digiscrapped page and I'm averaging 3 months per paper page -- I may just get caught up to his short 20 months!

precious_tootsies

wrapped_sm

playball


There are so many beautiful and fun kits out there to buy! (Kits are what digital scrapbook designers create and put together to sell -- or sometimes give away for free! They're usually coordinating papers and elements - frames, buttons, ribbons, brackets, etc.)

7 comments:

  1. Great pages. I agree, it is so much less messier! I haven't really gotten into it yet, but I need to :)

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  2. Looks so good. I know I have been thinking that I want to do this also, but we will see what happens. Since blogging I haven't really done Gwen's scrap booking and I don't like being behind.

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  3. So do you now print these pages off? I'm not as astute on the computer as you young 'uns are, so I'll stick to the paper, glue and "hands-on", and the home-made look. Your pages are quite beautiful !

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  4. What cute pages. I love the concept of digital scrapbooking...I just need to do it. We have photoshop (CS3) and it's kind of overwhelming with how much you can do. I love playing around with it though! Keep posting your creations...I love seeing what other people create.

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  5. I could have written your post exactly! I feel the same. These pages are great! I think the first one is my fave- what a great pic and I LOVE swirly doodles. Awesome pages, you are getting off to a great start!

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  6. Those are great Erin. I save myself a step and don't get all fancy (don't have the time and patience right now) with the read digiscrapping, but I do make a ton of books.

    I use www.blurb.com and www.mypublisher.com for most of my digital photo books. I can show them to you when you come over for book club if you'd like.

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  7. Such cute pages! I think when the baby comes, I'll need to look into digital scrapbooking!

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