Monday, January 23, 2012

Learning Something New.

One of my Christmas gifts has allowed me to delve into the world of Digital Scrapbooking - and I'm having so much fun! I've always loved the idea of scrapbooking, but the practicalities of it have put it out of my reach. There's the expense, the storage, and how in the world would I get out and put away all that stuff in the limited times I have when the kids are up?

Well, with digital scrabooking, I can do (and store) everything right on my computer. Plus, there are a lot of great free kits out there, and all the "materials" are re-usable! I've had some varicose vein problems this pregnancy, and it's given me something very fun to do while I'm keeping my feet up in the evenings/nap times.

So, for my show and tell, here are two pages I've done while learning how to use everything - one with Honeymoon pictures and one from last winter. I still have a lot to learn, but I do know enough to have a lot of fun!


Aliza said...

It doesn't look like I have anything to teach you about scrapbooks! It looks like you have a lot to teach me, those are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Gretchen, what's the name of the program you're using for the digital scrapbooking? I was talking to a friend this weekend, and she was interested in starting this, but didn't want a program that looked "cheesey". Yours are really cute!

Nitchfield News said...

Thanks Melody! I asked for Photoshop Elements for Christmas - it's not the cheapest thing out there, but it can do a lot! I finally bought two digital kits to use in Stephen's baby book, but other than that all my "papers" and stuff have been freebies from Free Digital Scrapbooking and Shabby Princess. Almost everything I know has been learned through Shabby Princess' tutorials and blog - they are really great!
Hope this helps!