Hold onto your hats folks!!!! I scrapbooked!!!! Although scrapbooking is how I got started in the art of papercrafting, I haven't really played around with it for such a long time.
Today's project for the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge isn't really considered traditional papercrafting because I created this page digitally using My Digital Studio.
Here's this week's sketch:
Here's my project:
Digital papercrafting is so addicting!!!! I love how I can combine paper patterns, ribbon, punches, stamps and fun embellishments all without leaving the confines of my couch!!!! Fun for the creative side of my brain while the family watches TV.
I kept this page pretty simple to let the photos shine. My brother and his family have a brand new family member......a cute little golden retriever puppie named Chewy (short for Chewbacca). Do you think they are serious Star Wars fans?
Chewy joined the family for our annual family 4th of July BBQ/pool party. As you can see from the photos, the little pup got quite wet on this adventurous day. Isn't thay spiky hair the cutest? She partied hard, and finally fell asleep in the arms of her sister Alex. Chewy and Dimples got along famously. It was funny to watch Chewy follow Dimps all around like she was her mother.
Here's a tip for you: use the colors from an element in the photo to use for your background. In my layout, I used the colors from Alex's swimsuit. See how the pictures just pop. Just be careful that the background papers don't overpower your photos. If you patterned paper is very bold, they tend to work better as smaller elements on your pages. Just play around and have fun!!! That's the best part about digital papercrafting. There's no waste of product when you are experimenting!!!!
Well, I am off to hopefully enjoy a relaxing weekend. We just returned from a two week roadtrip visiting family and friends on the east coast. As much as I love visiting everyone, the trip is exhausting. We decided to take the 16 hour drive home in all one shot. We're all still recovering from being overtired and in everyone else's space. Ahhhhhh.....family togetherness!!!!
Tomorrow is my first weigh in since I left for vacation over two weeks ago. I only need a loss of .2 to reach the 75 lb mark. That will leave me with 3 lbs left to lose until I reach goal!!!! Goal.....what an exciting word!!!!! I sure hope it comes soon!!!!
I wish all of you a fabulous weekend. Be sure to check out the fabulous projects on the Stamping 411 blog. My fellow operators always make the prettiest projects!!!!!