Sunday, December 03, 2006
Digital Scrapbooking- my latest passion
It was about this time last year that I had a conversation with my friend Gabbie(otherwise known as "designmom" in the blogger world) and she, being a graphic designer, mentioned that if a person could get a good handle on a program like "Photoshop" they could do some really fun things with scrapbooking and never have to cut a single piece of paper or get stuck in a gluey mess of notions and what not.
This really intrigued me. I really enjoy scrapbooking but ever since we added more than one child to our brood I have found it quite a challenge to get any done. In fact, it seems near impossible now that we have three kids. There is too much non-kid-friendly stuff involved, like pens, glue and scissors, and by the time I get it all out and set up for some creative work, my time is up and I need to start packing it all up again.
Anyway, to make a long story short I have been playing with this digital idea off and on all year. It is so fun! I don't think I can ever go back to the paper stuff. It is so easy to work on a page for a few minutes here and there. It's always ready and waiting for you at the computer table and there is never a mess to clean up. I am slowly learning more and more tricks in Photoshop Elements. (I recommend the program to everyone.) Fun! Fun! Fun!. The options are endless. Thank you Gabbie for inspiring me! I finished this page of my daughter Laura today. It was so easy! Here are some websites to check out if you want to see some much better and more inspirational ideas:( I finally learned how to put in a link- I'm very proud!)