March 5, 2015
Are you a paper scrapper that would love to dabble in digital scrapbooking? I love my paper, scissors and glue! But sometimes I like the speed and ease of digital scrapbooking. If you’d love to learn how to digi scrap but just don’t know where to start my friend Melissa Shanhun has a class that will help!
Digital Scrapbooking for Absolute Beginners will take you from the very beginning and walk you through step by step through the process of building a layout. You’ll follow along using the same supplies as Melissa does and in the end you’ll be thrilled with your pages.
Melissa will take you by the hand and lead you around the Photoshop Elements workspace – so you can find the tools and commands you need. Inside this class she gets straight to the point, teaching the most straightforward methods to get results fast. Her videos are short and sweet, using the menus and tools to make my videos easy to follow. She uses professionally edited screencasts so that you can see everything clearly!
Inside Digital Scrapbooking for Absolute Beginners you’ll find:
- Videos and step by step written handouts – so however you learn best, you’re covered
- A gorgeous designer kit from Studio Flergs – so you can follow along exactly and play with gorgeous product!
- A ‘quick page’ a pre-designed page so that you add photos and your own words to get started quickly
- A template, sort of like training wheels for scrapbooking, so that you can get creative without having to learn the more challenging features in Photoshop Elements
- How to save your page for printing online – so the pages look the best they can
Melissa will be there to guide you through every video and you’ll gain the confidence to work on your own – even if you are brand new to Photoshop Elements.
Usually Melissa teaches this class in her digital scrapbooking studio in Perth, Australia. But, thanks to the wonders of technology, she’s able to share the excitement of creating digital scrapbooking pages with you, no matter where you live.
To celebrate this class launch at Digital Scrapbooking HQ, Melissa has taken 30% off the class.
Digital Scrapbooking for Absolute Beginners is a steal at just $27 for a limited time!
Happy digi scrapping!
February 27, 2015
Welcome to the Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop from Practical Scrappers! If you hopped here from Wendi’s blog you are in the right place! If you’d like to start at the beginning you can pop over here and hop through the whole list.
I’m Monica and this is Scrap Inspired! If this is your first time here, welcome, and feel free to poke around a bit. You’ll find lots of Project Life, Disney, and Scrapbooking inspiration. Want to keep up with all that is Scrap Inspired? Sign up for inspiration in your inbox!
And now it’s time to scrap your stash. Today I’m talking about using up those embellishment sets.
- Design Inspiration: When I saw this layout by Cindy Tobey I was drawn to all the triangles. It reminded me of a set of cardstock diamond embellishments I had. So I decided to frame my photo with diamonds similarly to how Cindy used triangles in her layout.
- Color Inspiration: I knew I wanted to tell the story of my husband’s obsession with super hero t-shirts so I went with super hero colors on my layout.
I started the design by laying out the diamonds I had. Then I traced the shape onto some pieces of patterned paper to add more diamonds as well as color to my layout. I also traced the shape onto a couple of Project Life journaling cards. To add a bit of dimension I decided to use pop dots on a few of the diamond shapes. I also backed the diamonds with patterned paper so that the cut outs would really shine.
It took a bit of playing around to get it all looking cohesive, but I love the end result!
I finished by adding my title and journaling as well as a few enamel shapes to bring a touch more interest to a few of the blank diamonds.
My husband is not seen quite as often in my scrapbooks simply because I don’t have as many every day life photos of him. So I loved that I could finally scrap a story that spoke to who he is right now. Because he truly is my own personal super hero!
Thanks for stopping by Scrap Inspired! Next up on the hop is Kristy! I’ve included a complete list of blog hop participants below in case you get lost along the way!
Blog Hop Participants:
Wendy C www.stampingrules.com
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February 25, 2015
After my success with using the Project Life app for my December Daily I decided that it would be the perfect way to document my entire 2015. Especially since I had so much trouble keeping up with traditional Project Life in 2014. And I am LOVING it!
My plan is to work on this as I have time and then download a few months at a time to my computer. At the end of the year I plan to just print them in a Shutterfly book. Can’t wait to see it all come together!
I’m using a similar process to how I did my December Daily. Especially when it comes to how I add journaling to non Project Life cards.
Since I’m using a calendar card to showcase which weeks I’m documenting I decided to write a phrase on each 4×6 title card.
I adore the bright colors in the Honey Edition. What I love even more is how specialty cards like this basketball card blend right in.
I’ve mentioned before how much I love using photo collages to document our stories. The beauty of the Project Life App is that I can make photo collages right inside the app! Love that!
All the photos are phone photos, and I’m keeping it super simple. Only way to keep up with the documentation in my world!
And that’s January done! Yippee!