Thursday, March 03, 2011

Scrapbooking

Some of you may know that I am not a scrapbooker.  Period.  I am comfortable designing and making cards, boxes, bags, home decor, etc.  I have always been intimidated by the very idea of scrapbooking.

However, I discovered digital a few years ago, and started collecting all the "freebies" that are available on the web.  Downloaded them...have not extracted them from the zip files...but I have them...for "someday".

Then came "My Digital Studio" software by Stampin' Up!.  This software was released at Convention 2009, and I was immediately intrigued.  It is an easy program to learn, and I quickly found that I could scrapbook!  SU! continues to release new downloads of stamps, paper and embellishments, so there is a huge supply to choose from!  If you are "digital"  be sure to go to SU!'s website for My Digital Studio enthusiasts!  Check it out HERE.  This site is for demos AND customers, free to join, and filled with inspiration and help!

Well, last weekend I attended my very first scrapbooking crop.  From Friday through Sunday afternoon, I was with 17 other crazy ladies in a hotel in Brown County scrapping.


While most of them were traditional paper scrappers, there were a few of us digi-scrappers there too. (And yes, that is a Decor Element on my laptop!)



Even though I only digi-scrapped, I did bring my huge scanner and a few boxes of pictures to scan - if I got bored with scrapping.  So in the end, I almost had as much "stuff" as the paper scrappers did.


So, I will report that I did get an entire digital album done using pictures from our Southern Caribbean cruise last October.  I did 14 two page layouts, as well as the front and back, so I feel good that I was so productive.  Here is one of the layouts....




I sent the album to the SU! professional printer and should get it bck in the next week.  This is a 12x12 hard cover album, so it will make a wonderful memento to keep.

Wonder what else I can scrap?  I think I have found the advantage to getting away for a day or weekend to scrap!  I am going to a one day scrap event fund-raiser in a couple weeks....got my laptop all ready! :-0

1 comment:

  1. So glad you had a good time! How did hubby and kitty survive the weekend without you? Your pages look great!

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