Nov 20, 2008

OK, I Admit It!

...I was so wrong about digital scrapbooking! For some odd reason I thought "eh" whenever I saw blogs, etc. about digital scrapping. I did not get the point of it, and I did not think it would be fun.

Then, at one point I bought a set for digiscrapping along with a commercial use license from The Shabby Princess, and used that set as the graphics for my websites. (The banner on this blog is made to match all my sales websites!) I loved being able to make my sites look nice even though I do not have the talent to make my own graphics. I still resisted temptation and did not use any of the products for personal use.

A month ago or maybe more, I got a newsletter from The Shabby Princess and she had templates to make Christmas cards and a calendar, both of which intrigued me. I bought a set to make a calendar that would fit in a CD case, and another to make some Christmas cards.

The other day I decided to make a calendar for my son's girlfriend. I had promised her I would make her some copies of some baby pictures of my son, and thought this would be a nice way to present them.

Wow! It was great to go back through the old photos, and the calendar went together like a dream! I really have minimal skills in Serif Photoplus (graphics manipulation program similar to Photoshop), but I found it really easy to put these pages together! Unlike scrapping with printed photos, this method lets you resize your photos in an instant to fit onto the page layout.

Here is the cover:

At the top is a photo of him taken at the hospital when he was born, and then at the bottom is him in all his bearded glory a couple of weeks ago.

Here is a page for February, which is his birthday month, so I used a photo of him at his birthday party, which had a power ranger theme, I think.
The Shabby Shoppe has a number of different calendar formats, as well as a ton of sets that make albums. I might try an album next, I think it is neat that you can print them in different sizes from the same set! I was thinking I could print them 8x8 and make my own fabric cover. My mind is reeling trying to figure out how I can use this stuff to make some gifts for the holidays!
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nice... i would try that...

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Sweetwater Designs said...

oh you're ambitious..I keep telling myself to get at one for my son, there are just not enough hours in the day!

TNT2008 said...

Thanks for the information! I jsut downloaded a couple of items and I am anxious to give it a try.

Carnation said...

very nice thanks for the info. i will check it out

Tina said...

I've never tried scrapbooking of any kind but it looks like fun, and the creative possibilities seem endless.