Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cherish



Alright so you guys still think I have a life! LOL! Yes, I do love staying at home with my girls, I don't regret that at all, but sometimes I just spend an entire morning on something and don't get any housework done, and kids don't get much attention from me!

I've had a couple of you email me and comment on my recent addiction: Digital Scrapbooking. (thank you for the very sweet comments by the way!) And some of you would like some tips from me. Well, let me just say that I'm really NOT an expert. But here's a couple things that I know:

  • Get a good editing software and get to know it like the back of your hand. I use the old Photoshop Elements 3.0. Seriously...it is like 3 years old and very outdated, but it does amazing things! Consider the newer version of PSE6. I've heard lots of great things. It'll run you about $100. Someday I'll get the full-blown Photoshop, someday. I think that's my husband's favorite word. He is rubbing off on me.
  • There are lots of sites out there with tons of freebies. Just do a search. Here's one at Two P's. Looks like they have a free one every month.
  • For most of the layers, you might want to add a shadow underneath so it looks real.
  • If you're going to post your digital page, give credit. Sounds like it's a big deal. Just do it.
That's all for now. I can't think of anything else. If you have any other questions feel free to comment or email me. I'll try to help you out!

Now onto my layout. First I created an artisan edge template. I picked out the patterned paper that I wanted and moved it on top of the template (if you know about layers you would understand this.) Then I went to Layers>group with previous. Then that patterned paper took the shape of the template that was underneath! Pretty cool, huh? If you want my .psd file for the template just email me, I'll be happy to email it to you.

Alright, that's it for tonight. Have a great evening!

Credits: Chic Boutique papers from Two P's, White Frame & flower from Daydreams Kit from A Cherry on Top, Hipster Plume Brushes from Designer Digitals

5 comments:

Diane said...

Your digital scrapbooking pages are so beautiful! Your photography certainly is superb too. That makes a huge difference. Love the simple lines and crisp beauty of each one. Darling baby, BTW!! So photogenic! You might tempt me to try the digi route! TFS...lovely!

Alexandra said...

Totally gorgeous Sara - love this!! You are rockin' this digi stuff! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

denise said...

you go girl!! my dh gave me PSE 6 for christmas- it's awesome- i love it- but PSE 3 is perfectly suitable for digi-scrappin - most of the things you want to do, you can with that program too.

Anonymous said...

You rock big time!!! Yor work is always so clean and beautiful. It is no surprise you a fab digital scrapper. donna

Lori Barnett said...

I have ps elem. 3 too. I really want the newer version but just don't want to pay the $$. ha! Oh well...I'll break someday and get it :) Question - do you print any of the digital pages you make? If so on what and how do they turn out.