Saturday, August 15, 2009

Digital Fun!

Today I worked on my digital layout of Santino and my cousin Peter. I love the way it came! I'm really not that proficient in digi scrapbooking, but I do work with it some, and like making pictures for framing with it. I use my photoshop program and get better all the time. My husband helps me a lot. He is a whiz with the photoshop. I have my own graphic artist to assist me whenever I need it.

I know many love the digital world, but for me hands on is still the only way to scrapbook. I love the feel and texture of papers and embellishments. I love touching, and working with my hands, so I don't think I'd ever convert to digital exclusively. Though, the gals who do scrapbook in this way do amazing work. I have looked through magazines and online at their layouts and would never know that they are one dimensional if it didn't say it. Kudo's to the ladies who love to go digi!

Yesterday I finished two cards for the monthly card swap. I did fall a little behind, but got myself in gear. I tried two new techniques for the cards. I used a stamp roller for the first time and I rolled a stamp image on the ribbon which I adheared to the card. It was neat to do, and will do it again. I also used the acrilyc gloss for the first time. I stamped a little image, cut it out, then squeezed the glossy liquid onto the image. It dried to a really nice sheen! The product was called Glossy Accents, and it came with the Tim Holtz products I had gotten from QVC last year, and first used it now!!! See I told ya I have tons of stuff, some that hasn't even been touched yet. Oh boy am I going to get myself into trouble here ; ). This'll be just our little secret. Hubby doesn't need to know this stuff, heehee. Everytime I go to Joann's, Michaels, or Collective Journey the local scrapbook store in my town, I come back with something.

I just love Collective Journey, she carries so many of the brand spanking new products. Her stock is just amazing and also, she combined some of the items from her former gift store, Cracker Jacks, which she had to close, so going there is such a treat to the senses!
So here are the pictures of the work I did these past couple of days. I will also be doing a traditional layout of Santino and Peter for myself. I'll make copies of the digi one for my Mom and Aunt Toni (Peter's Mom).


  1. Love the lo Paula. Great picture too...what a pair of handsome guys!
    Awesome job on the cards too. Way to go trying out some new techniques!

  2. Hey P, you did a really fab job on the digi layout! I'm still with you though...gotta have the hands on. Love the cards! Ummm, I think I have to have the stamp you used on the top card. The one with the L for love. Who makes it? You did a little inking on the bottom card didn't ya! It all looks great!

  3. What a great digi layout. The cards are to die for.

  4. Your digital LO looks great, love the colors, great picture too! I also have to have something in my hands, maybe it's the preschooler in me. Your cards are very elegant also, love that ribbon.



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