Saturday, May 24, 2014

Graduation Party Invitation; 2 Ways

May and June are the months for graduations and these graduation invitation samples are something that I created for one of my customers. The one with the black and white photo happened purely by accident, but it presented the perfect opportunity to compare the two versions. Black and white photography is very popular and these samples show how the same invitation can be made with either a color photo or black and white photo without having to make any changes to the design and colors (note: for the background, I chose my own color by using the Color Picker option in My Digital Studio). The invitation is a very simple design, which allows the focus to be on the photo. I hope to get some additional graduation samples posted soon. Please note that ALL supplies listed below are digital. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Meant to Be (Flourish 6)
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock

Monday, May 12, 2014

Beauty Page

I actually made this digital scrapbook page over a year ago, but shortly after I made it we had some computer damage due to a storm in our area. By the time the computer repairs were finished, I had completely forgotten about this page so it was kind of a bonus when I found it. I'm pretty sure that I based this on a scrapbook sketch, although I can't recall for certain. Whenever I need a little inspiration to get me started on a project, I go for a sketch because it's what works for me, whether it's a scrapbook page or a card. For me, a sketch is sort of a cross between a blank canvas and a paint-by-number because the basic design is there, but I can choose my own color palette, papers, and embellishments. What do you use when you have difficulty starting a project? Please note that ALL supplies listed below are digital. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: All Scallops
Paper: Raspberry Tart & Mocha Morning DSP, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, & Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Accessories: Taffeta Trimmings (Short Bow), Dahlias, Decorative Label, Round Tab, Flag, and Scallop Edge Punches

Saturday, May 10, 2014

For the Love of Soccer

I wish that there were more hours in the day to do the things I enjoy doing. It's been ages since I've done any scrapbooking, aside from the one or two digital pages that I've created here and there. I recently created this two-page scrapbook layout using My Digital Studio. One of the things that I love about this program is that I can make so many different types of projects (I've probably said this before, but it's true!). If you check out the projects here on my blog, you'll see that I have made graduation announcements, birth announcements, Christmas cards, invitations, various party favors, scrapbook pages, and more, all using My Digital Studio. In a very short time (sometimes in a matter of minutes), I can create something that with traditional papercrafting would take me much longer to do and would leave my studio a complete disaster area. Trust me on this! I realize that digital scrapbooking isn't for everyone. Some people like the feel of the paper, buttons, ribbons, clips, and multitude of other fun supplies that are used on traditional scrapbook pages. I'm one of those people. But because digital scrapbooking (and digital crafting in general) is such a speedy process, it's great for making books as gifts for grandparents, graduates, teachers, etc. It's also a great design tool. If you're not certain whether or not you'll like a scrapbook layout that you have in your head, you can use My Digital Studio to create a digital page first. If you like it, you can then make a traditional page. When I created these pages, I did so because I wanted additional samples to show my customers and blog readers, but doing so has inspired me to make traditional versions of these pages, something that I haven't done in a very long time. I hope that they inspire you as well. Please note that ALL supplies listed below are digital. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Torn Edges, Vintage Overlays, Athletic Department, Great Sport, and Sporting
Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black
Paper: Grad Party DSP, Basic Black, Garden Green, and Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories & Tools: Half Circle, Large Photo Corner, Flag, and 1.25 Circle Punches