All posts tagged: digital scrapbooking

Christmas Morning Scrap Page

I was inspired by Let’s Get Sketchy to create an 8 x 8″  Christmas scrap page.  I chose one of last year’s photos of my son on Christmas morning. I used My Memories Software Suite V5 to design the LO.  This is the easiest software to use for scrap layouts! I love it!  The digis are elements and papers from Time For Christmas, and Letters to Santa. Challenges: Let’s Get Sketchy-sketch lo Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge– Christmas Papertake Weekly– anything goes Thanks for stopping by my friends! Deena

An African Folk Tale DiGitAl ArT JoUrnal pAge

Since I recently discovered the ‘art’ of art journaling, I have to say I feel liberated!  I  need to keep evolving my art and creative involvements, and while I find card making and scrapping fun,  I feel that art journaling allows me to give free reign to feelings and emotions; I feel much less confined.   This form of  art, be it traditional or digital/hybrid is an exhilarating form of expression! I was inspired to make this art journal page after I read the African folk tale “The girl who lived in a cave”.  The story was a prompt from Tangie Baxter’s Art Journal Caravan workshop.  This month our inspiration destination is Africa!   I took it as a coming of age story and as with most tales, it warns and reminds us of predatory dangers (strangers and the like, young women going out into the world on their own etc.) but in this African folk tale the stranger is also a cannibal, ggaaak! Credits: ViVa Artistry- Lost World bundle,  My Memories Software   Have a creative …

Delicious Autumn

  Another Autumn layout for the album!  I used a photo of my youngest son with his friend, from the afternoon we spent apple picking.  Boy did they ever eat a lot of apples that day! The challenge that inspired this page: The Digi Dares– Dare Flair: 1. Use as many papers, patterns as you please….I just want to see at least one plaid OR houndstooth paper in there. 2. Some paint. 3. Foliage… leaves, branches, berries, etc. 4. At least one ribbon. I’ve used papers from My Memories Suite Software various Autumn kits from the digital Design club. Elements, paper and stitches from Cottage Arts Garden Life. See you again soon!  Deena 

Sunshine

This is a digital page I made inspired by CASE FILE 44 at CSI color… stories…inspiration.  I am so enjoying these challenges!  I was so excited to see that my CSI case file 42 was featured last week too!! My Evidence: Flowers, swirls, transparent element My Testimony: journaling in a swirling shape, inspiration word; open, Write 4 things about your subject (in my journaling) This photo is one I took this past August while camping at Charleston Lake in Ontario.  It was overcast and rainy for most of the time we were there.  For the purpose of this page I wanted to try a technique I learned to enhance color and focus to one area of a photograph.  I altered it in Corel Painter.   Opening a duplicate of the photo, I created a black and white ‘painted’ layer, then tracing around my son with the lasso tool, I inverted the selection and ‘cut’ out the rest, leaving me with only the color image of my son on a black and white painted image of the …

Adventure and Discovery

Adventure is such a big word; filled with excitement, mystery and promise.   But not all adventures are large in the scale of our lives…but sometimes the small adventures we take, are the best ones! I am myself embarking on a new adventure in digital scrapbooking…and it is leading me along wonderful new creative paths.  I believe the key to enjoying life is to try to make new discoveries, however small they may seem, and to follow the road and choose the paths that these discoveries lead you on, to better discover yourself  along the way. I was inspired to create this page after seeing this week’s CSI Case File #42 I was intrigued by this photo I took in Jamaica of a vintage car, and using an app called Vintique, I aged the photo too for a retro look. I just love the color of this car and It just jumped out at me for this challenge!  I think it really symbolized adventure as I wondered who drove it…and where…over the many years of …

New Digi Stamps and a Design Team Call!!

My Autumn images are in the shop!  I hope you’ll find these fun for your Fall crafting… click on the image to go straight to A CREATIVE NEED digital images. DESIGN TEAM CALL!    If you are interested in designing cards, scrapbook pages or other paper crafts with A Creative Need digital stamp images I would love to hear from you!   Digital and traditional designers are welcome! What would be required of you… create and post 1 project using A Creative Need images provided to you, on the first Thursday of each month. create and post a second project using A Creative Need images provided to you,  one other day of your choice in the same month. provide links to the images/ and A Creative Need shop in your project posts. Keep the A Creative Need badge and link on your blog sidebar. stay with us for a term of 6 months (total of 12 projects/term) have fun! What you would receive as a DT member… a minimum of 2 free images each month, possibly …

Autumn’s Face

I created this page for CASE FILE NO. 41 .   I just discovered CSI;  it’s a weekly challenge that inspires scrappers to create with new color schemes and tell their personal stories.  I loved the inspiration of this case file!  The colors are not those I would ordinarily turn to, but are so gorgeous together!  And here’s a little secret; I kind of liked this photo of myself, which is a rare thing!  I was happy and having fun apple picking with my boys and some good friends, so that is in large part why I like it!  Also, Autumn is my second least favorite season, but in making this page I realized that I don’t actually dislike it as much as I thought.  As in the quote above…there is a certain grace about it. I followed the color scheme, using all the colors, and I’ve left behind the evidence too, in the form of layered textures, a delicate overlay and a ‘ruffled’ border strip.  For my testimony I added a journaling tag with …