Hey everyone! I have a new digital layout up at the Pen Scrappers website. If you get a chance, please head over and vote for it. Thanks!
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If you are a digital scrapbooker, then you must check out Wacom's Penscrappers website. A definite must if you own a pen tablet; however, you can still participate in the monthly challenges without one. Each month you can download a new (and FREE!!!) kit that you use to create a layout.
This month's theme was 10 Things. Here's my layout:
Kit by Anna Aspens; Template by Cathy Zieskle (from the Help Haiti collaborative kit)
Click on the image below to vote for my layout. Voting ends February 28th.
I’ve mentioned before that I got a Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet. Love this little thing. It allows me to do things with digital scrapbooking and graphics design that I would never accomplish with a mouse. To help myself learn this little baby a bit more, I’m taking a class on Jessica Sprague’s website, “Pen Tablet Basics for Scrapbookers.” Here’s my week one projects:
I’m trying to use my pen tablet instead of mouse to do anything in Photoshop. But, some specific things done with the pen tablet were: the handwriting, the scalloped border on the two orange papers, and the orange dotted line from one destination to the other.
We also had to practice some doodling mid-week with the theme of love. I’m no where near finished, but I thought I’d post a sample of the work I’m doing. I’ll post the finished project when I completed. I think this would end up being a neat patterned paper.
And, finally, we had to create some sort of layout or embellishment using dotted lines. I made a journaling tag. I wanted it to have a free form look, so I didn’t worry about lining the dotted lines up exactly or spacing them perfectly. I made a tag for my husband.
And, here’s a blank one that you can download for your own personal use. You can right-click and “save link as” or click on the link to open the image in a new window.
Since I've been focusing a lot on robots this week, I thought it would be great to go a little techno on you. No, not the Techno Chicken, but rather use the computer to create a layout using a robot theme. Here's my layout:
Supplies used: Adobe Photoshop Elements; Arbot page kit by Jackie Eckles (Little Dreamer Designs); Century Gothic font for journaling; Hurry Up font for title
Here's some other great digital robot kits and elements for those of you interested:
So, there you have it, my take on robots. If you know of any other great sites for purchasing digital kits/brushes/elements, etc. please leave a link in the comments section. This week we've done a full feature on something. I won't be doing this every week, just every now and then. I thought it was a good "grand re-opening" to the Inspiration and Exploration sections of the blog. From here on out, expect to see a theme explored on Mondays and Fridays like usual, maybe with a sneak peek or bonus on Wednesdays. Thanks for playing along this week…I hope you've enjoyed it.
Here's my newest digital layout:
Supplies: "Celebrate America" collection downloaded from www.ScrapGirls.com (paper, circle); Digital template by Melissa Renfro and downloaded from www.ScrapGirls.com; "CK Jr High Girl" by Elsie Flanagan and downloaded from www.ScrapNFonts.com
Also some other thoughts…
Read Twilight in one night and one morning. Amazing book! Even though it is in the older child/teen section of the bookstore, it had me hooked! A great vampire love story (a guilty pleasure of mine).
I must have a fascination with vampire stories because I absolutely loved the Christopher Pike vampire novels, Underworld and Underworld Evolution, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc. Anyway, Twilight is a must read! On the other hand, I don't recommend Pan's Labrynth. Didn't make it past the first thirty minutes because of an extremely violent and gruesome scene. Ugh!