… a digital scrapbook page!!
I AM SO DAMN PROUD OF MYSELF!!
Obviously I’d like to thank the Academy Mr Beloved for his patience as I swore and muttered… and more importantly, I’d like to HUG AND KISS AND SQUEEZE (ok, was that too creepy?) the wonderful Liz of Paislee Press, without whom this layout would not have happened. Not only did she write a comprehensive and clear tutorial on getting started (Layered Templates 101) she also made the “press plate” (the digital template you slot your bits and pieces into) available – all for free.
How cool is that?
Now, I know the protocol: I have to acknowledge all the things I used here, this is not all my own work, obviously! (But it’s a wonderful way to get started.) Usually people seem to do it like this:
Press Plate No. 13 by Paislee Press from Oscraps.com; Background paper from NatashaNaSt Designs Fantasy Minikit (another freebie from Oscraps.com, go buy stuff from them, ok?) and the font is “Euphorigenic” from fontstock.net.
I know I’m not the word’s best photographer – in fact, I may be among the worst – but I’m trying to get better. I have nowhere near enough photos to play with. I am itching to get my hands on family photos but that will have to wait til poor Mum and Dad get time!
Also I have nowhere enough bandwidth – sheesh, some of those digital downloads are GINORMOUS. (Don’t Americans pay for the amount they download or something? Maaaan, they’d FREAK on our 20 gig per month quota!) I don’t think I’ll be getting any more (even if they are free ones) until I see how much quota we have left at the end of the month…
Tomorrow I’m going to a “social scrap” at the local scrapbooking shop, if I’m up to it. I’ll be taking my digital page printed out onto a transparency and playing around with real life stuff to enhance it. (This is called “Hybrid” scrapbooking and I think that it’s very cool. I like to be able to touch stuff, and nice as purely digital designs are, I need to be able to feeeeeeel them.)
Depression – meh. I have managed to keep busy today and get myself tired. I’m hoping when I wake up tomorrow things will look brighter – this morning was Not Good.