Sunday, August 06, 2006

Dabbling with Digital

I've been a paper scrapper for 7.5 years now. When digital scrapping first became popular, I was pretty vocal in my dislike for it. Then, I started seeing digital layouts that actually LOOKED like paper layouts, and I was intrigued. By the time I met Kathy Moore earlier this year, and I saw what she was able to do with digital elements, I knew I needed to investigate this! Still, I put it off because it was scary. I don't like change, and it looked quite complicated.

Then, I was put in a situation where I had to face my fears. The incredibly talented Jen Sizemore challenged me to try something I hadn't done before. So, I downloaded a free digital kit and went to work! Unfortunately, I can't share the fruits of my efforts just yet as the layout is spoken for until sometime in late August.

I have to admit that I actually had FUN with digital scrapping, and (even more surprising) I actually LIKED the end result! It's not the same as paper scrapping for me, so it could never replace my scissors and tape runner. It was a fun change of pace though, and I will definitely be doing more in the future. While I did find the process entertaining, I don't have any desire to learn all the little ins and outs of the digital world, so my digi pages will always be simple... just the way I like 'em!

This Summer page is part of a special project that I'm working on. The paper is a free download from Shabby Princess. The title font is SP Purkage, and the sub-title font is 2Peas Quirky.


Mary L. said...

OK, stop it Libby! Stop that digi stuff! You are making it look too good and might make me feel like I need to try it. And I don't! I already do the yearbook that way and that's enough! ;) LOVE your page - so SO awesome!

Di said...

This is FREAKING BRILLIANT Libby-Lou!!!!!!

Gosh - I've gotta try it. I'm scared tho. Can you come over and hold my hand and walk me thru it?


Jennifer said...

This page is completely fabu, Libby! Good for your for giving it a try. It looks like digital agrees with you. :)

Jennifer Sizemore said...

You are one brave woman - digital scares me. And this (and the first one that is top secret) is just dynamite!!!! I love the look of that paper, too. I may have to try a digital page just to be able to use some of the great stuff coming out now for digital!

Cheryl said...

Rock on Libby! I can't believe this is only your second page. Love it!