Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Sketch

Good morning! Today is my first day hosting a challenge over at Inspired Crafters. It's a sketch challenge, and I hope that you might want to play along with us. I've had fun doing the weekly scrapbook challenges, and working more on my scrapbooks. Here is the layout I did for this week's challenge:


I've had several people ask me questions about digital scrapbooking, and I decided to type a little more info today on what I find so appealing about doing my scrapping digitally. I am a crafter who always wants to change things. I can't just get something on paper and be happy with it. I always wish I could move it a little to the left. Or that the picture was a little bit bigger. So, in that regard, digital is perfect for me. I can rearrange elements to my heart's content. Add in, take away, change color. All those things can be done rather effortlessly, and without messing up the whole rest of the layout. Even if it's been a few days, and I go back and see something I'm not loving about a layout, I can change it! Another aspect I LOVE, is that you get so much use out of your supplies. For example, on the layout I'll have posted tomorrow, I used some black chipboard letters. Well, I can use those letters over and over and over without worrying about using all of the i's, e's, and a's, and having a bunch of x's and g's left. Those are my two main reasons. I also have had a few questions about printing my layouts. I do either 8 1/2 x 11 layouts or 12x12. The 8 1/2 x 11 I print at home. This is the size I use for my "picture of the day" layouts. I take a picture each day, and make a weekly layout. I like this size because I can print at home, and have the layout printed each week. Reminding me how fun it is to see a week in pictures. For the larger 12x12, I send them to get printed. I use a sight called Scrapping Simply. Their prices are reasonable, they had super quick service, and the prints looked fantastic. I was very happy with them. I have read about a new place that is opening in February, Persnickety Prints, and once I try them, I will give a review on them as well.

If you are thinking digital might be something you want to try, I'd definitely say go for it. I am so glad I started scrapping this way, and don't care if I never do another paper layout. I'll save my cardstock for cards and 3-D projects! A site I love for their supplies as well as tips, is Designer Digitals. They have fantastic sales on Thursdays, where around 250 of their products are 30% off. On Sunday they have two new products for $.25. I mean, you really can't beat that for value! If you are interested in digital scrapbooking at all, I hope you found some of this information helpful. If I left something out you would like to know, please leave me a comment, and I'd be happy to answer the best that I can.

8 comments:

Jenni said...

I love this layout! Yes you have helped me decide to go digital, and I love it! I agree with the fact that you can change things and get them 'just right'!

Alyssa S said...

This is really great! Thanks for the insight on digi scrapping too! It's cool to know there is somewhere that will print the 12 x 12 layouts

Angela said...

This is a beautiful layout! I saw it on the IC blog and wondered who the adorable little gal belonged to; what a sweetie!

Michelle said...

What?? I have to leave a comment if I have a question? I can't e-mail you anymore? Look at you Miss Hoity-Toity!
I love this L/O - on kraft cardstock...um...kinda. And the littel stitching lines are neat too - - see, you CAN sew! The blurred out faces of the kiddies...that's just for us or will they be like that in the ones that you save and keep?

Chris said...

i really like your the sketch you gave us!! can't wait to try it!your lo turned out fabukous! >"<

laurie said...

Terrific layout!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I LOVE your page. The arrangement of the photos with the couple squares of patterned paper, the color, the font type on the title, the dots... it's all pwerfect. Too cute.

Thanks for the insight into digi scrapping. You do have a knack for it. I have tried it because I like the idea of the resizing and moving and not using up embellishments. But I just don't "get it". I bring in layers that totally override what's already on the screen then everything re-sizes itself and by then, I'm so frustrated I give up and shut off the computer.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Rebecca, this page is stunning! I really love this layout and will probably copy it.