This morning I am doing the usual Sunday ritual. Coffee in hand, something “scrapbookie” in front of me, and the quiet lull of a household of people who sleep in. This weekend marks the two week anniversary of my first digital scrapbook page. You say “two weeks?……big deal!”, but I say “wow, this is pretty complicated stuff for an old traditional scrapper”. I am so used to letting my fingers graze across papers, rub embellishments, cut, fold and basically manipulate whatever I want to use. Those who have seen and share my work at the store, know that I…..well…..to use an expression, “put my foot in it” I layer and layer, until it feels right. I never knew before now that most of that ‘feeling’ was tactile. If something didn’t look right, I moved it up, down, behind, forward all with a quick positionability(is that a word?), that I don’t have with digital. I have played for hours on a page, just to delete it. During my perusing of blogs, I have been educated in programs, lingo (lo, qp), forums, and thanks to Sweet Dig Treats, my first blog hop! There were lots of great giveaways, and funny comments to enjoy. For those who were waiting for me to start this other avenue to scrapping, I have only one thing to say…..Get to it!!! It is a challenging, exciting new way to scrap! Learn new things, and never shut the door to improvements in your own personal style. Put away your shawls, get out of the rocker and keep your minds open to all possibilities in scrap world. Your photos are begging to be given a voice!!!
Digital papers and elements “Treasure and Everescents’ courtesy of Liz Sweet Digi Scraps, Shabby Correspondence ribbon element courtesy of Lori Johnson. Font is CK Rugged