I'm so excited about this little book!! I just love Sassafras Lass papers, and of course the Zutter Cover All's!!! The alphas are both QuicKutz, Ginger (a recent addition to the "collection") and Merry…. Contained is this year's to-do list… Hopefully scrapping about it will help me to stick with some of them!!! Check out more fabulous Zutter Cover All projects at the Zutter Design Team Website
Archives for December 2008
I linked earlier to a fabulous mini-book class using the Cosmo Cricket Christmas line… Well, there's also a give-away on the blog!! Check it out… Leah Killian's Blog Check out how beautiful the book is, and win a huge box of FABULOUS Cosmo Cricket goodies… what could be better???
right now. Check out most stores, blogs, or furums, and you’ll find
them… They are a great way for people who are new to digital
scrapping to get started, and a fun quick way to get pages done for the
more seasoned scrapper! Much like a sketch, templates offer a starting
place, but unlike a sketch, templates are interactive. You can click on
the element, drop the patterned paper or embellishments onto the
template, ctrl-G, and there it is, all perfectly sized and placed for
you. Where you go from that starting point is totally up to you! Use
your creativity to adjust, and move things around until the layout is
your own. Template makers often offer both 12×12 and 8.5×11, and of
course with digital scrapbooking, you can change the size of any of the
elements, and the size of the overall layout as well. Drop in your
favorite pictures, fonts, and patterned papers by your favorite
designer, and voila! Pages done in a snap!
to work with. Then I find a kit, and a template that I think would
work. For this example, I chose 3 pictures from my son’s birthday
party, chose a birthday themed kit with fun colors (the “Licorice Boy”
kit by Shannon Lee Designs downloaded from www.plaindigitalwrapper.com), and this template that I created.
with the new “paper” then paste (Ctrl V), then clip (Ctrl G) at this
point you can move the paper around to get the correct placement of any
Cluck on the top layer, then Choose Layer>Merge Down (Ctrl E). Be
sure not to “Merge Visible” or “Flatten” as you will no longer be able
to manipulate each layer separately.
With text layers, I often just delete the original layer, and add a new
layer using a font of my own choosing. Replace elements that do not
work for you, and don’t be afraid to add different elements, or to
resize the elements that are included. In this example, I added a stamp
below the journaling, and used a pre-made tag that was included in the
digi-kit as a title. I also added stitching along many of the borders
to add extra dimension. Adding a slight (2-5 pixel) drop shadow also
adds a touch of realism to the layout.
That's right :) the power was out for just about 58 hours… and we're some of the lucky ones!! Several of my friends STILL don't have power in their homes… Hopefully they get everyone back up soon!!! At least the weather is cooperating today, it was in the mid-40's when I got up this morning…
That's right… We've had no power since Friday morning… now its Sunday!!! The ice storm is long gone, BUT there's still no electricity anywhere in our neighborhood… I had school on Friday, but thankfully Mike had the forethought to call around and find a generator (a 2-hour ride, each way, but at least he found one) because it's pretty darn cold here :) We hardly ever lose power, I can't remember in the 8 years we've been in the huse when we've lost power for more than an hour or 2… the generator is big enough to use the heat and a few other circuts, so at least the pipes (and us) aren't freezing!!! We're hanging out, trying to keep the house warm, and taking the "down time" to put up some decorations… Tree is up, and we'll decorate it this afternoon, and I have a few other things out too… At least we're not alone, there's 28,500 homes without power in our county, and 18,000 homes without in the next county over (the next county is about 6 houses away from us :) ). So, at least we're in good company :) We keep thinking it will be on "any time now" but so far, no luck :)