I used to scrapbook. Like, all the time. Then I went to photography school. And my whole outlook on photographs changed, and I became overwhelmed by the concept of paper scrapbooking. I was never going to have enough room for years & years of scrapbooks filled with lumpy, bumpy pages. I hated taking photographs of photographs whenever I wanted to share what I'd created. I wanted to be able to print out a book at the end of the year that was thin, could easily fit on a bookshelf, and not take up so much room. Not to mention...after photography school and starting up my business, I was just plain overwhelmed.
Then I started researching digital scrapbooking. At the time...it didn't really offer what I was looking for. I wanted to be able to create pages that looked like they could be paper. I wanted to create in a way that would be somewhat easy & time effective. So, I put my thoughts on hold for a bit. Then digital items just started looking like paper scrapping. So, I started collecting. Purchasing things when they were on sale, finding freebies that I liked....and then Glitz decided to enter the digital world. I still didn't start right away. I needed to find out how I would organize everything. How I would know what I had, and what I wanted to use. So, I thought. And planned. And prepared. And I have finally gotten to a point where I feel comfortable starting this whole digital scrapbooking thing.
This is the first digital layout I have ever created. And I love how it turned out. And I really hope that you do too. We are celebrating the women in our lives on the Glitz blog this week, so it just fit that I would do a layout about my mom. That photo of the two of us together was taken at my birthday celebration this year...with martinis being a must! And the photo of just my mom was taken a couple years ago at the very end of fall.
I used a template that I found at Designer Digitals awhile back that I just fell in love with. This is where the "easy" part comes in. Here is what I know about myself & Photoshop. We're pretty good friends. I can find my way around pretty well. But I hate brushwork. With like, a passion. I love that the templates at DD have a lot of brushwork done already, and I can take away what I don't like...and minimally add to it what might want. I can also really customize them to look exactly as I want them...essentially, they are like a sketch! Just digital.
Glitz Design digital product can be found at JessicaSprague.com. All of the current collections are available right now, with the exception of Uncharted Waters. And there are quite a few past collections as well! If you are a digital scrapbooker...be sure to check them out! I think you will love them!
Glitz Design “Love You Madly” digital paper pack 2
Glitz Design “Love You Madly” element pack 2
Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” paper pack
Glitz Design “Cashmere Dame” element pack 1
Other: Designer Digitals template, Studio Calico “you rock” tag, Design House Digitals sequins, arrow clipping mask
I am excited to be back in the memory keeping game. I am excited about my new adventure into digital scrapbooking. I know that this has been a blog about cards for a VERY long time. And I am not giving that up at all! So, I hope that you will enjoy my posts about digital layouts along with all the cards that I will continue to create!
Let me know if you have any questions, and I will answer them as best as I can! I hope that you have a great rest of your day!