OBSERVATIONS: Last week was an experiment in digital scrapbooking. No, it wasn't the first time I've done fully digital pages, in fact, as I looked through my files, I found tons of stuff that needs to be printed, but it was the first time I did a fully digital Project Life spread.
And I freaking LOVED doing it.
I found myself working on Week 18 throughout the week. Dropping in stories and photos as they happened, not just waiting until the week was over. I found myself changing my mind, moving stuff around, adding, subtracting—in short: playing and having fun with what I was doing.
Not that Project Life hasn't been fun. I adore this project. Becky Higgins is a veritable genius.
I just didn't think I'd get the same kick out of doing something fully digitally.
I was mistaken.
And get this: pretty much all of the Project Life kit stuff is available digitally. Get out!
Then, on the advice from many of you, I placed my first order with Persnickety Prints, and I'll be a monkey's uncle if it didn't turn out just fabulously. I opened the box, and my pages were right there. The color looked spot on and I was really happy with the results.
Now onto the Week 18 pages…
Here's what they look like side-by-side.
One cool story from this week: Aidan was asked by five different seniors at her school to take their photos this year. No, she doesn't consider herself a pro. Yes, she would rather grow up to be a mathmetician than a photographer, but she really did a fantastic job, in my not-so-objective opinion.
One cool product: GeoTag Alphas. I love the look of those little geo tag pins, so I designed a set of alphas+numbers & symbols. I think they'll be fun to layer into photos and on tags.
Shooting with a Canon 5D and a sweet L Series lens didn't suck either. Go, Aidan!
Me and digital Project Life? I think we're going to be fast friends.
The templates I am using are now for sale at Designer Digitals. They are very similar to the Project Life templates, but with wider margins, narrower spaces between the photos, smaller corner rounds and a softer shadow on all the layer masks. If I was going to be digi, I needed to make it work for my design aesthetic. You can place any element into the templates, but keep in mind: as you size down, the proportions do change slightly. If you prefer to have your stuff closer to being 6×4 and 3×4, Becky Higgins' digital templates will be a better choice for you as her layer masks are closer to the original sizes.
I created two sets, both feature six templates each. One of the things I think I'm going to love about the digital process is not being married to one particular page pocket. You can really mix it up however you like.
And speaking of Designer Digitals…
NEW TO DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING? I have an intro to
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