Sunday, February 14, 2010

Freeze Frame

I used this template from CM's Simple Start CD. That CD is wonderful! I love how you can use the templates as-is or change them to suit your needs. I changed the pic arrangement on this one a little bit. It's easy b/c you can use the alignment tool to make sure the new picture frames you've added are perfectly in line with the ones already on the page. Love that feature! I used CM's Cozy Winter and NYC 2010 kits and 2 misc. papers. My favorite part is the overlay (on the small dotted paper) from the NYC kit, I changed the opacity to make it a light grey so it blends better with the other elements. Love overlays! There's not a whole lot that I don't love about what all the SBC+ software can do (but there are 2 things - the dreaded updates that the software won't recognize and the random errors. Ugh!).

Saturday, February 6, 2010

DH is digiscrappin'!

DH wanted to try his hand at the new software and used this template to create his first scrapbook page! I think he did a great job. I showed him how to "glitterize" and use shadows, etc. and he went with it. He told me that if he could scrapbook like this, he'd go to crops too! LOL Yeah, I don't think so...


I used this beautiful template from the Scrap It Digital blog (listed on the right side menu). I loved it the moment I saw it and decided to use the Black & White PowerPalette. I've always loved the look of multiple patterned papers but wasn't sure how to pull it off. I like this page right now but may not like it tomorrow, haha! I deleted some textboxes and used embellies in the place of some photoboxes. Fun stuff! I promise I won't post every single page I do! :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

A little bit of everything...

That's what I used to create this page! I received my Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus today, got everything installed and made my first page. I watched several webinar videos last night and this morning and ended up using a little bit of everything I learned. I used the Discover PowerPalette, which I love! I used: rubber stamping (for the brackets and arrows), color sampling (changed the colors of the brackets, arrows, "all smiles" sticker, and selected a photo mat), opacity (changed opacity on the notebook paper and the little pic in the brackets), photo edges (blurred edge on small pic and rustic edge on larger pic), made "all smiles" look like glitter (surfaces->amplification), and made my very first embellishment (I used the silver staple from the office supply kit and made a silver staple photo corner png file to reuse on future pages). I am excited to make more pages and use different techniques. Many thanks to the people who took the time to make those awesome webinar videos (you can see those on the list on the right side menu of my blog)!