Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I've been "Smashed"

So excited yesterday in the mail I received my parcel from Pia in WA, Pia is one of the great super dooper gals in the craft forum (Jelly Bean Scrappers)Pia has a store which allows us to purchase some lovely goodies and in the mail on Monday I recieved my "Pink Smash Album" along with a goodie bag of bits and pieces to add to my "Smash Album", I am going to do it all about ME did you hear that all about ME as I never do anything about me so this will be a great idea and way to use my "Smash Album" - I will add photos at the weekend when I have time - I cann't wait to get started on it so feel & see some planning coming on. So watch this space.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking

The Jellybean craft forum that I belong to has a number of girls that have taken up digital scrapbooking, and I said to Brian that this is what I need to learn as I don't always have time to do traditional paper scrapbooking. Brian purchased a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 a great editing programe what it is able to do is amazing. I also purchased a complete class of digital scrapping all done online from a lady in Melbourne and she uses the above program, with the first 3 classes I have managed to do 3 digital pages and have another almost finished. Below is a small brief on what digital scrapbooking is. Digital scrapbooking is the process of utilising the latest in electronic technology to create scrapbook pages. Instead of using a traditional hard copy scrapbook and cutting out elements to paste into the book, digital scrapbooks that are loaded with different colours, fonts, banners & images such as photos and drawings. Digital scrap booking makes it possible to share the scrapbook quickly and easily with one or more people, while still retaining control of the original copy. Digital scrapbooking , also referred to as digi scrapping or computer scrapbooking, is a fairly new form of scrapbooking which involves the use of computer and graphics software to create visual layouts for the purpose of preserving memories. Originally scrapbooking was done using photos & paper, with hand written journal notes & various small embellishment objects, ribbons, stickers and so on. Digital scrapbooking involves the use of digital photos, graphic textures & various photo - objects as embellishment, but the ultimate purpose of preserving memories in the form of a creative keepsake remains. Some digital scrapbookers may combine digital elements into traditional page layouts - printing & cutting out digital photos, paper, clip art & journal notes and pasting them together in a tangible layout. Others prefer to work completely with digital content, creating the layout entirely on the computer. Digital scrapbook layouts cane be printed and placed in an album, or they may be left as digital files which can be shared electronically via email, the web or on a disc. Most digital scrapbookers work with a photo editing program such as Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Essentially you can use any software that allows you to work with layered objects, and supports the PNG file format. PNG files are preferred for digital scrap booking because they allow the use of transparency in a high quality, true color format.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Inchie Swap - Jan 2012

In January I took part in an Inchie Swap (inchies are 1in x 1in squares - decorated) This swap was amongst a group of girls from the forum over at Art Doc, although it took part in January it was not actually completed until March, as a couple of the inchies were missing and one of our lovely ladies, Sharon completed the missing ones which enabled us to have a complete set of Alphabet letters all in storybook or theme. Each letter matched a storybook story and or character. As I didn't know what to do with them once all complete I decided to do some research and find out the history of Inchies and their story and turned it into an interesting page that is great to look at - I think it looks pretty good.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Craft time with a workmate

Monday 7/5/12 Sunday saw a craft day with a workmate. Simone has recently had a little girl and I decided it was time that Simone had some me time along with me. Gavin brought Simone over to our place for the day and I had said I would take her home when it was time to go. We had a great day - I finished my UFO's and Simone did a card for her mum for Mother's Day and also a birthday card for Gav. We had a great time and will do it again for sure - see how pleased Simone was with her card, she liked one I had done and decided to copy it the colours look amazing.

Finished fold out album

Fold out album

Monday 7/5/12 Sunday and another UFO (unidentified finished object) complete. This fold out album I did at my friend Keryn's, however it needed to be completed with photo's and I decided to do it for Yasmine with a selection of miscellaneous photos. I am really happy with the way that album has turned out and I am sure she will like it - I do hope so.

Finally UFO's Finished

Monday 7/5/12 Yesterday I managed to finally finish a couple of small photo albums that I have made up for Yasmine. The small one with the ribbon spine is an album that I received from a friend on the craft forum in my Secret Santa gift, it was just great to make up with some snaps of Yasmine, Adam & little Rory's visit to us at Christmas time 2011.

Concertina Photo Frame Finished

Monday 7/5/12 I had a craft day yesterday with a workmate and decided it was time to finish some UFO's - unidentified finished objects - and now they are finished I feel great. This post is of the finished Concertina Photo Frame, I am so happy with the way it has turned out and am now ready to make another as a test before I go making them as gifts. This one is of Brian and I and I love the colour scheme. One photo is of Brian taken on the beach at Kings Beach and the other photo of Brian and I was taken in Hagley Park in Christchurch NZ in Feb 2012, we went to the Chinese Lantern Festival that was held in the park. The photo of Brian and I actually looks 3D, the way that it is set back into the frame.