Going Digital

A rare mid-week post!  You lucky dogs, you.  One of the projects I've been excited about since getting my new computer is delving into the realm of digital scrapbooking.  I've loved the idea of scrapbooking, but accumulating all the paraphernalia associated with it has discouraged me.  I love the idea of digital scrapbooking.  With the encouragement of Theresa, I am making a slow beginning.  Here is my very first page:


This is not an original, but was done by following the excellent tutorial of Linda Sattgast from Scrapper's Guide.  I highly recommend her video.  It takes you by the hand and leads you through the basics of Photoshop Elements.  I did add a few little touches of my own.

My second page was made using the kit Warmest Wishes from heritagescrap.com:

Christmas 2006

It's extremely simple compared to some of the pages out there, but I am quite proud of it.  It only took me about 2 1/2 hours!  I'm hoping to get much more original and a little speedier as I go along.  And more accurate – after I finished this page I realized it is four generations!  The "real" copy has been edited to correct that.

4 thoughts on “Going Digital

  1. Way to go! One thing to be careful of us getting your photos and other elements too close to the edge because when they are printed out at Costco or any photo developer, it crops it slightly. I see you tried out some blending techniques already. You are going to be great. Just keep working on it – you’ll find that you will improve quickly if you do!

  2. Wow, that came out cool and thanks for the info. I have been wanting to have scrapbooks of Anna Grace but… I HATE SCRAPBOOKING! I actually have all the paraphernalia from my pre-knitting days but just hate every minute of it. I’ll have to check this out. This seems more to my liking.

  3. One of my favorite hymns is “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” and the first line is “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. I believe it did – with you. I am so proud of you.

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