When I first started scrapbooking, I was so excited to get my stories down on paper. I started with traditional paper pages and then transitioned into digital. The joy of finding that perfect photo, cutting it or cropping it on the computer, and then printing everything. Ah, the good ole days. My little camera and printer had never seen such activity! Fast forward some 10+ years, and my original point and shoot camera has been replaced by a dSLR and my cell phone. A lot has changed, including my feelings about what pictures I choose to include on my [now] digital layouts. For a long time I became a … a … a photo snob. If the photo wasn’t perfect, I wouldn’t use it. I know some of you reading this post have probably been down that road, too, right? Not anymore! Those not-so-perfect pictures do have a place on my scrapbook pages, and they can on yours, too. Let’s talk about scrapping your “bad” photos.
Can you believe we are already at the end of December (and of 2016)?!? The Peers had a blast this month sharing their digital techniques and playing with The Magic of Beginnings kit – and we hope you enjoyed it too! Just a reminder that the download links for all of the Kit contributions will expire on January 15, 2017 – so make sure you grab the entire collection while you can.
The Magic of Beginnings giveaway may be coming to a close, but the tutorials and inspiration will continue on the blog. The Peers will be bringing you new techniques, tutorials and product reviews throughout the upcoming year. Be sure to check back regularly for lots of digital art inspiration (Peer posts generally appear on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).
Being fifty-five, you would think that my first thought when I read the topic for this month, “Magical Beginnings,” might have been about my kids as they begin their adult lives or even my grand-daughter who is just five and started kindergarten this year. Funny, but that wasn’t what seemed to pop in my mind at all; it was more a picture of myself and my own change of course with my life. Really diving into my own family’s history and the family heirloom photos that have found their way to me, I am discovering that it is very important to release myself from any sense of duty to “get it all done” and to slow down, focusing on each photo and each event — and most importantly, making sure to enjoy the process. (Which is one of the reasons that I found my way to Scrapaneers!)
This month I am trying something totally new to me, a canvas hybrid project. This DIY project was inspired by this month’s theme which focuses on beginnings and new. I was given two pieces of this amazing collection from Digital Scrapbook Ingredients and Meagan’s Creations. So follow along on my adventure as I attempt this DIY canvas project.
Hello! Jen Flaherty here to share with you a sequential project I wish I had started when my children started playing sports – creating an album to document their year in sports. I knew that in order for me to be successful with this project, it had to be SIMPLE! So I promise you it is. I use Lightroom, Photoshop and Day One to help me bring it all together, but you could use any photo organizing and/or editing program that works for you. Below I have outlined what I did to prepare for this project and the steps I follow to ensure success. Are you ready? Let’s go!
I love Christmas and all the holiday cheer. What better way to document my favorite holiday season than by a Daily December project. Now don’t panic thinking that this is just one more thing to add to your extensive list. I’m going to share a few ways I’ve done a Daily December project in ways that will let you enjoy your December cheer.
This month here at Scrapaneers we’re highlighting tips to help out with sequential projects. To be honest, I have only attempted one sequential project. In fact, it is one that I’ve started several years and never kept up with it. This year, however, I may succeed with the help of embracing some help from my phone. I came up with a mobile workflow to help me keep things on track.
Hello everyone and welcome to November! I don’t know about you, but I am trying desperately not to hyperventilate now that we are moving into the heart of the Fall/Winter holiday season. In an effort to distract you from all the craziness, the Peers are going to be focusing on Sequential Projects this month. Those daily, weekly and monthly projects that we love to love to think about, but sometimes find it difficult to complete. Stay tuned throughout the month for some articles that will provide inspiration for different types of projects, help get you organized both before and during the project and dial up your digital design skills. Ready for some sequential project inspiration? Then come on in and join me . . .
This month the Peers team has been sharing their tips and tricks on art journaling. Still intimidated by this style of creativity? That was me, at first, too … but not now. I used to ooohh and aaahh at all the “pretty” artsy pages in the digital galleries and think there was absolutely no way I could do something like that. I mean, I went from traditional scrapbooking in a more clean and simple style, and grew into layered, clustered pages. The whole concept of an artsy page seemed so foreign to me. Where would I even start? Small. I had to start small – you know, just to test the waters. Enter artist trading cards.