Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Digi-Scrappin

Forgive me if these photos are kind of huge. I am not sure if I shrunk them down quite enough...



But - I really really wanted to show off some more of my fun digi-scrapping attempts. These are more pages for our Florida 2009 album. I got this free kit from... Shabby Princess! It is the Moody Blues collection. You can follow THIS LINK to get to Shabby Princess's download page. There are tons of awesome kits there. I have been scouring the net looking for lots of fun (FREE) digital scrapbooking kits, and this is one of the best and easiest sites to find them on. I might eventually spend some money for digital scrapbooking, but for right now, I'm finding enough free stuff to more than keep up with my slowly developing skills ... and to keep up with the small amounts of digital scrapbooking I do. I still enjoy paper scrapping enough to refuse to give it up.
Anyhow. I used the free program Scrapbook Flair to create this layout. (Google it, try it, it's pretty good for a free program!!)
I did find a couple things in the SF program that were a little frustrating for me, but I was able to work around the issues. First, I chose one of their offered templates for the first page. I had quite a few pictures I wanted to use, so I chose a layout that would accomodate that. The frustrating part - I wanted the 2nd page of the layout to mirror the first page -- unfortunately, you can't wiggle stuff *at all* when you use one of their templates. You can delete stuff from the template, but you can't move it any. I also couldn't find anything to flip the page to a mirror view. I ended up adding additional images over the top of the original to make sure they were the right size and shape, then moved them where I needed them. (The second problem - I think I already talked about it on another post, but it's the fact that it doesn't allow for rotating or flipping embellishments. Only resizing. I had to open the embie in a photo editing program and get it how I wanted it, resave it, then load it to the SF program and layout.)
I didn't use too many embellishments or other random goodies. I did add the ribbon embie for fun. Oh, another neato thing in the SF program - it allows you to add borders on images. You can choose from 1 to 100 pixels in width. You can also customize the color of the border to match your papers. I used a second paper from the collection as a mat on some of the photos, but not all of them.
Okay, I feel like I'm just rambling and blah blah blah - ing. I'm trying to get caught up with my scrapbooking (paper & digi) so that is probably all I'll be sharing with you for the next little while. (Unless I happen to find a really neat card challenge with a super prize that I just can't resist!)
enjoy

9 comments:

Lisa T said...

Great layouts! (Pictures are the most important part, anyway.)

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS!

Margie said...

I love how these really showcase your photos(Which are GORGEOUS, by the way!)

Mandy said...

Hi Diana, fab pages hun, great layouts and gorgeous piccy's.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, glamour dust is a really fine super sparkly powder like glitter, which with a little pva or glue pen can be added to virtually anything.
Have a fab weekend
hugs Mandy xx

Cheri said...

Your digi-scrapping is looking great (but like you I'm not willing to give up the paper yet either).

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Outstanding and marvelous designs, really creative just out of this World

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