OBSERVATIONS: It was bound to happen eventually. At least that's the rumor that's been floating around the Internet.
Earlier this week, I asked you, my blog readers, to weigh in on doing Project Life digitally. And weigh in, you did.
And one comment from Ayesha got me thinking:
Why AM I having doubts?
It's true. I love hybrid scrapbooking. I started scrapbooking partly to tell stories, partly to play with photos and partly to make stuff with my hands.
But as I look at my giant Project Life albums (and don't get me wrong, I love the contents of them) I can't help but think: where am I going to put all of them?
Maybe being able to fit it all into one album is better (printing out my pages digitally).
Maybe making printed books at year's end is better (making photo books).
I guess my point is, I really have nothing to lose by trying a few pages out, right?
So I did.
Oh. My. Photoshop.
I'm not sure why I never thought I would enjoy the process as much by going on full-on digital. I always operated under the guise of "Never go full digital!"
So this week, I gave it a try and now I share it with you. Ready? OK!
I designed a template based on the classic Project Life digital design. But, I increased the outer margins, I put the photos/cards closer together, created a slightly less rounded corner and put a very soft shadow on the layer masks.
I chose to leave the background totally white (no digital cardstock) and just approach it as I would my usual Project Life pages.
And I kind of love 'em.
Part of me felt behind this week from the get go, and as I read through the comments I just thought: I'm just going to try this.
I'm really glad that I did. I'm going to send these out to an online printer (recommendations anyone? I've heard Persnickity is good for this kind of thing), and then see how they look.
So that is my story for Week Seventeen of Project Life.
Digital? Kind of cool.