Sweet smells in the air, beautiful pink and white flowers blossoming on the trees making them look Heavenly, warm sunny days. So thankful for these reminders right now of the beauty of creation. And the lovingkindess of our Creator!
So last month was my digiversary. I’ve been digital scrapbooking for one year now and I’m forced to ask myself how many times I have touched my paper supplies since I started digital. The answer… none. I’m fairly certain I have made way more digital pages in one year than I ever created with paper in 7+ years. I’ve actually had the desire a couple times to make a card for a friend or family member in the last few months, but we moved in August and I never unpacked my paper stuff since I knew by then I was hooked on digi. So, except for the rare instances when I’ve wanted to make a card, I haven’t had the desire to paper scrap. At all. Or even to finsh the mini album I’d started of Jaimee’s first year:
It’s a board book with just enough pages to do one month on each page up to the first year. Perfect. I got up to month 6. Don’t get me wrong… I still love it and thinks it’s cute. I simply have had no desire to finish it. It’s also a little impractical since once you put a button or any other dimensional thing in it, it won’t close properly. And the cool Prima flowers have already started falling off. I’m pretty sure I’ll finish it someday. It looks pretty cute sitting there on my shelf. But in the meantime, I’m going to scrap Jaimee’s baby days digitally and make a photobook when I’m done. I’ve already made a bunch of digital Jaimee pages which I will include… now I just have to fill in the blanks!
So, with that in mind when I participated in the Saturday Scraplift at Designer Digitals, I created this page:
She’s only a month old here. On Sunday she turned TWO. How does that happen?!
Scrapbook Magazine decided to put Issue #43 on their site available for free download:
That just happens to be the issue with MY kids on the cover! And also the first article I wrote for them on digital scrapping. To be honest, I much prefer the 2nd article on digi scrapping I did for them which appears in Issue #44 as it was an article that was my idea and passsion (as opposed to an article based on the editor’s request for focus on a particular manufacturer). But I digress… click the image of the mag to get to their site to download if you wish! There are freebie printable papers and goodies available for download as well.
One of my goals for 2010 is to learn to use the Nikon D90 Ron got me for Christmas and to improve my photography skills. As of Monday, March 15th, I’m officially working on it. I started taking a class taught by Katrina Kennedy at Get It Scrapped called The Very Basics. Which I need. Cause I don’t know what all those little buttons and knobs do and even if I did, I wouldn’t know what to do with them. I’m really starting from scratch here. But I’m attempting to put the time and effort into it. I’m a little impatient to “be there” already, but I’m prepared to be patient to put in the time and learn. I hope to have some good things to show you during my Photography Journey.