I gotta say that I think I'm definately starting to get the hang of this stuff now ~ and it's way more fun than I thought it would be that's for sure. Now, don't get me wrong, my first love is still the traditional paper-based method, but I can see myself making a bit more time for digi-work too. I think that I'll plan on getting a couple of digital photo-books printed for some of the family this year. It'll be a kind of year-in-review I think. So here's what I've been working on. For both of these I stepped outside of my comfort zone a bit and actually designed the layouts from scratch. No lifting, and no templates. It was fun!
This one was really neat, since I followed Jessica Sprague's instructions for fading a photo into the background (something that is more difficult, although not impossible to do with paper). I even figured out how to change the colour of the alphabet that was included with the kit to pink! A way cool trick indeed!
And the next one......
The paper and the flowers came from another freebie kit (gotta love freebies!) appropriately called 'Give Freely' by Jan Crowley - you can download it here. And the star, flourish and wrapped string elements are from Kristin Aagard's 'Pieces of Him' that I purchased from Plain Digital Wrapper. The font is Schindler Small Caps for the journalling, and Impact for the Victoria Day title.
I hope that it's okay that I combine elements from more than one kit and post my pages -- I'm so new to the digital realm that I'm not sure if that's a no-no or not. If it is, speak up and let me know. I certainly don't want to be offending anyone.
Now, I need to do some layouts of my son to balance things out a bit!