Monday, November 15, 2010

Entering the dark side; I'll be back in a week

My scrapbooking this week is focused on creating a digital photo book so I can use up my Groupon before it expires. So little by little, I am applying my puny digi skills to creating an 8x8 book about Disneyworld.

I'm following guidelines produced by Marnie Flores starting with this entry at writeclickscrapbook this past fall. I'm also using a kit from Songbird Avenue called Port Au Prince. I am also adding some random brushes and using a general design I tend to use on vacation albums.

I'm not an experienced digi scrapper; in fact, I've only made one page. Truthfully, I'm more of a hybrid scrapper.

There is a logic to putting together a design digitally, though; it's about layers, which I deal with in paper layouts too, so I think I can do this. I just have to make sure PSE doesn't randomly switch me to a new layer, which it did twice tonight, X%&#! So if you can hear mild swearing from a distance, it's because I made a mistake. Thank goodness for the undo button. Would that all of life were that way!

Last night I selected papers, resized and named them, one yellow, blue, green, and orange, plus two stripes and a white. Tonight I also figured out how to install fonts, plus shopped for photo corners, which in all my digi stuff I did not have.

Tonight I made my page production goal: I created page one. Here it is:

ETA: I just noticed my title overlapped the stripe--went back and fixed it, thank goodness!

Goal for tomorrow: Design the first page spread (which I've done on paper and just need to create the template for) and select photos from each park/event.

Wish me a swear-word free evening tomorrow!


Keshet said...

Love the page! I made a shutterfly photo book a few months ago that took me AGES so I sympathize--it was also for a coupon!

The Kitch Family said...

Good luck! Hope it all works out! Let me know if you need any tips. :) Dana

AmyInKy said...

Oh I hope you come back to paper soon. :) I am a big fan of your work.

Jody said...

You're a better woman than me, I have no desire whatsoever to go digi.
But if there's anyone to be inspired by digitally, it is Marnie :)
Have fun creating!