Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Digital Kits

Oh my, I never realized I have so many! I'm working hard on transferring them to my laptop and making sure each folder is imported and tagged with the name of the kit, artist, where I got it, and what each element it (paper, brush, tag, etc). It's taking forever but I think I'll be able to better utilize my "stash" then. I *THINK* I may have 250 kits on my computer, probably more though. And I know I have a few CDs with loads of stuff on it (and I just ordered two more).

I'm just glad that such a large chunk of my "stash" is digital otherwise I'd be drowning in supplies. I admit it, I'm a scrapaholic and a stashaholic. But being creative makes me happy. That and cooking/baking. But then again, that's creative too - just in a different way. Now I need to go be creative in the kitchen... tummies are rumbling. Hmm.... perhaps low sodium sloppy joe's tonight.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Online places I like

I have discovered the world of digital scrapbooking (ok, that was last year but I'm still amazed by all the awesome stuff that is out there). And since I'm going through and organizing all of my digital supplies, I've discovered that I have stuff from lots of different sources. Some are paid but many are free kits and samples. Here's a list of places I've found cool stuff (perhaps there's something new in here). Oh, and since there are so many, if anyone wants to check them out, just copy and paste the link into your browser. I'm not going to all the time of making each one a click-able link (at least, not today).

Ø  300dpi.com (Diecutswithaview)
Ø  Cassiquedesigns.com
Ø  Computerscrapbook.com
Ø  Crazyuniverse.com
Ø  Decopages.com
Ø  Digitalexpress.com
Ø  Digitalscrapbookexperts.com
Ø  Digitalscrapbookpages.com
Ø  Digitalscrapbookplace.com
Ø  Freedigitalscrapbooking.com
Ø  Jessicasprague.com
Ø  Matterofscrap.com
Ø  Peppermintcreative.com
Ø  Pingdesigns.com
Ø  Polkadotpotato.com
Ø  Scrapbookdimensions.com
Ø  Scrapbookflair.com
Ø  Scrapbookgraphics.com
Ø  Scrapgirls.com
Ø  Scrapmatters.com
Ø  Scrapoutsidethebox.com
Ø  Scrapstreet.com
Ø  Scrapwow.com
Ø  Shabbyprincess.com
Ø  Sweetshoppedesigns.com
Ø  Thedigitalscrapbookteacher.com
Ø  Twopeasinabucket.com
Ø  Ztampf.com

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Welcome to My Creative Blog

Well, I'm finally getting this whole blog thing off the ground and I actually hope to update it a bit.

So I've been scrapbooking for over 15 years now and in the last year or so I've really gotten into the idea of digital scrapbooking (although I still love paper scrapbooking too). I'm sitting here now importing all of my digital scrapbook supplies onto my new laptop - and getting it all organized and tagged so that when I start using this for scrapping (the whole point of the laptop), I can actually FIND my stuff! Wouldn't that be a great idea!

Here's my favorite layout that I've done recently...

Thanks for checking out my blog and for stopping by, here's a sketch idea I've made using two 4x6 photos on a 12x12 scrapbook page...

I think this sketch would be very nice with 2 or 3 patterned papers layered over a cardstock background. The title could go on one, journaling (possibly on strips) on another and a large accent in the lower corner.