Monday, October 12, 2009

My first attempts at digi-layouts

I was playing around this weekend with Photoshop trying to make a flier for an upcoming Scrapbooking Swap Meet that I'm hosting with a friend in a few weeks and finally got around to playing with some digital elements that I downloaded FOREVER ago, but either couldn't figure out how to actually use them in a layout or have the time to figure it out.

Sure enough, I remembered enough from my newspaper layout days to actually be able to create something with the cute things I had on file. Yay me! This is a shock, because generally I can't remember last week - so being able to actually remember something from 4 years ago is quite amazing!

Everything I used on these layouts were FREE downloads that I found about 2 years ago. If you want to try your hand at digital scrapbooking, there are tons of great tutorials on-line. Do a search for free digital scrapbooking downloads and you should be able to find them. I am not nearly computer literate enough to explain it to you, but let me just say that if I can do it, so can you! I promise.

This first one uses a brown scallop paper design from Sandi Kreiger, which I downloaded from Making Memories. I don't remember off hand where the pink border thing came from, but it's from a free kit called Think Spring. I'll try to figure it out and post it soon. The transparent heart w/ bow came from AC Legg. I added my picture and my own journaling. It's a pretty basic, no-frills layout but it only took 5 minutes or so to create, so I'm not all that sad!

This one uses all elements from AC Legg. Again, super basic, but still only 5 minutes.

So what do you think about my foray into the digital world?
I don't think I'll ever be a full digital girl (she says with a sideways glance to the extremely messy scrap desk...) I'm too big into texture. I like to feel the papers and embellies and everything, plus the smell of a new paper packet or scrap supply is almost like a drug to me. You know... But this is such a quick way of doing things, and with all of the freebies out there, it may make it's appreance now and again when I need to create quick layouts. Only time shall tell!


Audrea said...

Your digi entrance looks wonderful! Great job!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm definitely a hands on kinda digi for me! But you did an awesome job!


Kim said...

Hello, first attempt. this looks like you're an old pro! Love it.
Kim xXx

Dana said...

For your first did awesome!