Saturday, 10 October 2009

THIS is the DAY

a few nights ago i was SUPPOSED to be going through my photo files from this past year and shortlisting them for printing. INSTEAD i decided it would be fun to play with some digital scrapping.

i decided to check my e-mail and had one from Designer Digitals. i get them regularly and learn about their Thrifty Thursdays and special sales. i am wanting to make another digital year in review album, so i figured it was smart to browse through this weeks's specials to find some possible kits for this year. see, i wasn't totally procrastinating! i ABSOLUTELY LOVE Katie Periet's photo masks. then i got this idea to try to make some on my own. she is very talented, and i am just experimenting. however i was happy with how i did. i now think there may be some hope for me to even make my own templates for the album this year. maybe.


i spent more time playing with the layout than the photo. the background paper is from Jessica Sprague. the ribbons are from SIStv. the yellow border is Rhonna Farrer. the newprint is from Sande Krieger. the font is from Chatterbox called Rust. i even tried "glitter spray" and i can't remember where i got that one from! the brushes are called Floral Swirl, and i also can't remember where i downloaded those.

one thing i noticed about digital can find digital kits and such from 2Peas and DesignerDigitals {see my links on the side}... they have the package that you are buying AND a few samples of projects that used these digital kits. one of my all-time favourite kits i downloaded were snowflakes from Rhonna Farrer off of 2Peas. i first saw them in print in a Scrapbooking Trends issue. i love those snowflakes so much that it almost makes me love winter! chance are if you like the element, or paper, or template when you first saw will like them even more after you've had a chance to play around with them. if you are wondering about templates....i downloaded an entire set of year in review templates made by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals last year. my only regret is not ordering a larger album! {it was a printing company that i had never used before, so i went with an 8x8 album to test it out....sooo wish i had taken a risk and went for 12x12}

it is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. it's a cold one. we won't reach temperatures above zero degrees Celsius on any day. there is snow on the ground, but not enough to go sledding. i think i've missed the opportunity for fall photos. most trees still have their leaves and they are still green. {i've never witnessed green leaves in October before} with the freezing temperatures, the leaves have now frozen to their branches and are still green. my best guess is that they will eventually fall to the ground and stay green. unbelieveable! it's like we totally skipped autumn.

hope your weekend is relaxing.

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