Friday, March 14, 2014

2 Digital Scrapbook Page Tutorials, Rooster Card and Spring Projects!

Hi Everyone,

I'm late as usual, it seems like the story of my life, but I just can't post something until I'm happy with it and this week has been full of distractions from a house full of company to a engaged daughter and wedding planning!  I was planning on making an altered box but wasn't happy with it and put it on the shelf and did a digital page for the scrapbook I'm making for my niece and nephew.

They have been coming here weekdays for the past 4 years as my mom (who lives downstairs) babysits them for my brother and we feel so close to them it's almost like they are our grandchildren.

I did a Tutorial Using Photoshop Elements as I've been working on new designs and realized that Paint can lower the quality of a file ( is better and will save high quality) but I'm trying to improve my skills at Photoshop Elements and I'm amazed at what it can do considering you can find it for  $60.00 on sale.    I love having everything in 1 spot so the first thing I do when I'm starting a digital project is copy all the designs I want to use into 1 folder.  I deleted about 7 items I didn't use but it's nice to have an array to choose from.

I made a smaller page but it's easy to do digitally as you can resize everything.  I used some of our 99 cent papers 222 Red Teal Floral Paper  and our Green Damask.  The recipe cards, hankie, paper clip, flower, cream brad are all from CD #1 Creating With Vintage Patterns.

I also wanted to add drop shadows to my frames and designs and I hope this explains it. You can always hit your un-do button under Edit, so play and try different effects.

I also wanted to show how to add text. Many of you may know how to do this but we also have many people just learning digital.  You can also print all of these papers and designs and do a traditional layered page and use glue, pop dots and all of the traditional techniques.   I'm going to have a hardcover scrapbook printed so I opted for digital.

Here is a cool Tutorial by Sheila Rumney on Using Digital Stamps to add Texture to Paper.

Here's a great rooster card by DT Member Michele Kovack using Farm Chicks Stamp Set and after she colored it with her Copic Markers she also stitched it in multiple layers with her sewing machine. Sewing on paper can get addictive and it doesn't have to be perfect!

We have a new Spring Banner Printable Set and DT Member Kathy Clement created some adorable cards you can see on her blog and this one below.

DT Member Vicki Chrisman also was inspired by the Spring Banner Set and did her own take using the Blank Banners as well with several printable papers from CD #1.

DT Member Darlene Pavlick created some really pretty Easter treat packs with our Mini Boxes and she also used some printable papers to create Hershey Wrappers with Gift Tags for some big chocolate Bars

I have to spill the beans - our youngest daughter and her boyfriend for past 4 years just got engaged! They met at college where they both got their degrees in Theraputic Recreation and I've always said when we get old I want them to run our recreation program! They are a great couple and I'm so excited they are tying the knot this Sept.

 Have a great weekend!
Sandy Redburn

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Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

COngrats on your daughter's engagement! She is a real beauty and they make a handsome couple. I love your layout, too. The red and white is so cheery. Glad you took a little time to play! Enjoy your weekend!

Cynthia said...

Congrats on the engagement! Love all of the samples and digital tutorial.