But soon it will be.
I had no trouble with this layout as I kinda had a good idea of what I wanted to do. (That always helps, doesn’t it? In any case, while I wasn’t 100% happy with my stamping job, its always fun to work with different applications of paint, especially the fun kind that comes in spray bottles! I used a little Tattered Angels and Mister Huey’s from Studio Calico. And then I mixed a quick concoction of white acrylic paint and a little water and created the larger, splotchy “snowballs.” I used some scraps up and cut several different sizes of circles and used them as masks to leave room for the embossing. I really like the way it turned out.
In other news, I’ve finally gotten caught up with my son’s scrapbook. The bad news? I now only have about 8 months to get caught up with the next one. Oh well…a mama’s job is never done!
Just a quick card I made last week…I was starting to (finally) feel more in the holiday mood! And although holidays are rarely periods of rest, I hope that you have a peaceful season with you and yours.
By the way, I attached all of those buttons with Glue Dots, which made the job quick, easy, and fun. As a matter of fact, I thought this might be a great project for little ones. The paper used in the border was from Basic Grey’s Jovial line. Love!
As you know, I’ve been working as hard as one of Santa’s elves in the workshop to finish my son’s latest scrapbook. While I’ve just done some online ordering of photos, I also print pictures at home. This is especially easy when using digital templates like this collage grid that I downloaded from Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine. I usually open the template using Adobe Photoshop Elements and just drop and crop my photos digitally. While I don’t consider myself a savvy digital scrapbooker, I do find this technique quick and easy. And the more I do it, the more I learn.
However, I know that many “traditional” scrappers sometimes shy away from using digital elements on their pages, but the truth is that even if you’ve ever downloaded something as simple as a new font, you are using digital elements. Call it hybrid or call it digi, it can definitely make things simple, quick and easy. How much harder would this have been if I had attempted to create this by hand? Who needs the pressure of creating all of those intricate grid marks and perfect alignment? Not me, even if I had the time, which I don’t.
If you are new to using digital elements in your scrapbooking, there are a great many free things out there to try. Click HERE for help from Scrapbooks, Etc If nothing else, remember that you can often use digital elements right in MS Word. Or, download a template similar to the one that I used, print it out on regular paper, and use it as a guide for creating your layout. Once you try it, I’m sure you’ll like it.
By the way, it’s always a good time to scrap those holiday pictures!