Wednesday, November 3, 2010

All aboard the digi train!

I haven't scrapbooked in so long it's depressing. I haven't even printed any pictures out this year. I can't take it no more!

 I'm goin' digi, kids. I have a feeling I've said that before, but this time I really mean it. Time to stop collecting all those digital supplies from great free sources like Shabby Princess, and hoarding the templates I've been making up based on sketches from Pagemaps. I'm gonna put those babies to work. Probably while I sit on the couch with my laptop and Jarrod watches Warehouse 13. Does anyone else have to sit through that show with their husbands? Ugh, I can handle just about anything the sci-fi channel dishes out, but the cheese factor on that one is so high I try to only watch it with one eyeball.

If you've been intimidated by digital scrapbooking, I highly recommend checking out some of the classes offered at JessicaSprague.com  She has classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced digi scrapping, as well as photo editing classes. I really like her format because it's all based on very easy to follow video tutorials. She shows you step by step in real-time how to do everything using photoshop elements or CS3. I've got my eye on a couple different classes that I'm saving up for, but I've got enough of the basics down that I can scrape by.

In the meantime, I look forward to one-buck Wednesdays over there where she has lots of goodies on sale for..... wait for it.... a buck. Today I spent $4 and snagged:


The Haunted Collection from Cosmo Cricket. I'm thrilled that so many of the "big designers" of scrapbook supplies have gone digital. I always loved Cosmo, and I got all twelve of these papers for one buck. The best part? I can use them 5 bajillion times if I want to, no fear of cutting. 

I also got the Orchard Lane paper pack and elements. I thought these would make a cute mini album, like an 8x8. 


And lastly she talked me into buying a quick-page template. I can make my own, but this is a cute page for only a dollar.


Using my new papers and my new template, I had this done in about 10 minutes flat. 


Try doing that with traditional supplies. I dare you.

 I would just like to state for the record that Jessica Sprague didn't ask me to write this post. She doesn't even know I exist. I just like her site and thought I'd pass it along. I've done quite a bit of researching into this subject and I like that she offers everything in one location: classes, really cute digital supplies, and easy to use templates. It's a good place to start. 

Feel free to hop on my digi train, it's leavin' the station! 

3 comments:

  1. I've always said that if I ever scrapbooked, I'd go digital. Looks like fun!

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  2. I really need to get back to doing some scrapbooking. I haven't touched any of it for quite a while.

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  3. That's a great Layout!!! beautiful!!!
    I just read your comment on my blog about using iPhoto to organize digi elements....I'm glad it helped you. wishing you the best!!!
    Sarah

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