Surprise! This is what I have been up to the last few days. I am learning how to digital scrap. I can't believe it! I don't think I will ever go away from the traditional scrapbooking. I am having a lot of fun learning more about my Photoshop Elements program (PSE). I tend to buy a photo editing program, but never learn many of the features. That is not the case now. I am learning so much about PSE that I am happy I decided to take the dive into the digi pool.
I am so busy making cards all the time, I am trying to find ways to scrap faster. I want to scrapbook, but have to manage my time better. I used to spend 4 hours on a layout. I just don't have that time anymore. Isn't funny how time is money now!
I have blogging friends that digi scrap (Hi Jeanne and Barb!), so I decided to take advantage of Jessica Sprague's 20% off sale before Christmas. Here is her site....Jessica Sprague.
This is the first layout I created in the online class. These are the things I like about digi:
- I don't make a mess when scrapping.
- I will be able to take my laptop to my parents and Seth's parents and scrap.
- I have a lot of every day shots that just call for one or two pics and this is a good way to scrap them.
- I am learning more about my computer program.
- It is fast!
I don't know what I don't like about it yet, because I haven't printed any of my layouts out. I have a feeling I won't like the layout being ALL flat. I am suppose to learn about making my embellishments 3-D on a future lesson, I will see if I like it.
I do have a few of questions for the digi scrappers out there.
- Where do you print your layouts? (home or online)
- Is there a certain type of paper you choose when printing online?
- If you print at home, do you print on your white cardstock?
- What is cheaper...printing at home or online?
If you want to read the journaling, you have to click to enlarge the layout.
Another avenue for digital scrapbooking is hybrid scrapbooking. I think I might like that. That is where you create a layout on the computer and add embellishments to it once it is printed.