Category Archives: Cards and Scrapping

Spring Has Sprung

I never thought I would actually look forward to warmer weather, but here it is 🙂

Last fall I planted some tulips and so far this is the only one out of the five that’s sprouted. An interesting note about this photo: while I was shooting, I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. I turned and saw a squirrel had stopped halfway up my stairs. He stared at me, not moving, and just as I aimed my camera in his direction, he turned and sprinted down the stairs and into the woods. It would’ve been a great shot!

Here’s the digital layout I created using the photo above. I hate to admit this but I think I’m really liking digital scrapbooking 🙂

Supplies:
Emma digital kit from Jen Martakis Designs
Fonts: FUTURA, Jellyka Gare de Chambord

How Are You?

A handmade card using digital elements

What a great weekend! I’ve been able to spend a little more time at my craft desk then I usually do. And if you’re wondering, I managed to meet my 2010 NY Resolutions by just a smidge! I made 2 cards earlier this month, one of which I didn’t post because it used similar supplies as this one, and a 12 x 12 layout yesterday.

I’m still trying to find an adequate photo editing workflow though. Right now I’m using a combination of iPhoto, Lightroom, and sometimes Photoshop CS. I love processing photos in Lightroom, especially now that I understand the awesomeness that is Nikon RAW, but I prefer iPhoto’s organization and face-recogition system. It just feels a little clunky switching from one to another in a session. And because the Lightroom version I have is version 3 beta, I’m hesitant to do ALL of my photo editing in Lightroom since I’m afraid of all of my photos getting “trapped” in an expired version, but I’m still going to do all my photo editing in it anyway.

Supplies:
Jen Martakis Designs Notebook Basics DigiKit
Stampin Up Ruby Red card stock
Stampin Up Kraft card stock
White card stock
American Crafts Small Sentiments stamp set
Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Dark Brown
American Crafts Precision pen in Black
American Crafts dotted grosgrain ribbon
Cricut Storybook Cartridge
Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterfly Punch

Catching Up On My Scrapbooking

Valentine’s Day Tulips, originally uploaded by krisalis903.

In this layout, I used Jen Martakis’ February DigiKit as well as her Notebook Basics kit. The Notebook Basics is definitely going to be one of my new favorites! I love the versatility.

Supplies:
February DigiKit
Notebook Basics DigiKit
Bazzill Swiss Dots Paper
Bazzill Basics 8.5 x 11″ Kraft Card Stock
Bazzill Basic 8.5 x 11″ White Card Stock
Die Cuts With a View Rub-On Quote Stack for Cards