Friday, November 16, 2007

My FIRST ever digital scrapbook page!

Some time ago I mention desiring to learn how to "digital" scrapbook. Having Photoshop CS3 on my new computer has provided me the wonderful opportunity to learn how to use the program and how to digital scrapbook. I don't believe I'll ever be digital only; as I love playing with my stash of paper arts supplies; but I can certainly see how using certain elements of digital kits will assist to enhance my scrapbooking pages, albums, and paper arts projects in general. This new-to-me activity is known as "hybrid scrapbooking" in the scrapbooking world.

After many failed attempts, frustration, and near tears experiences attempting to create a simple, old scrapbook page, I began searching for some tutorials for using both Photoshop CS3 and digital scrapbook pages. This lead to yet another frustration as there are so many versions of Photoshop and a variety of software programs available for digital scrapbooking, that I finally determined that I needed to be more specific in my search. I soon discovered Designer Digitals and downloaded their "Getting Started in Digital Scrapbooking" ebook tutorial and printed it off. Not really certain, where or how to begin, I decided to also look for one free digital kit to download and play with while I attempted to learn. The kit I choose is the Harvest Spice Collection © 2007 Shabby Princess Designs of www.ShabbyPrincess.com and this is my first digital layout:



I know I've a lot more to learn, but for today, I'm extremely excited to have accomplished my first digital anything! Thank you so much " and for the tutorial and the kit to use. I cannot wait to be able to experiment and learn more! Now to figure out how to add the journaling.....

5 comments:

Holy Cow said...

Hopefully after Christmas I can afford Photoshop software for digi scrapping.
Try online digital scrapbooking @ ScrapbookGenerator.com (not as good as doing from scratch, but hey, it's FREE and EASY for me).

Julie Ann Shahin said...

What a delightful page! Yay for digi and especially hybrid. :)

liannallama said...

oh, congrats to you! How fun--your page is so pretty! Be sure to check out my digital gallery here if you ever have time. That site is super good if you have any Q's or need help shopping, LOL! (And don't forget Ashalee from OFP sells at Oscraps.com) http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=100

liannallama said...

PS--linda's just started digi too--you can look up her gallery on the same site!

Cathy said...

Wow! Thanks to everyone for the comments, links, and resources. I'll be sure to check them out as time allows.