Sunday, May 4, 2014

The holiday of all holidays

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Well technically I AM a day late but who's checking right? Although it was my plan to take part in the festivities like no other, I completely forgot to take into account that I work on Saturday's. This being said, things didn't exactly go as planned although I did manage to grab Studio Calico's mini NSD kit and make this layout today. I had also signed up for the National Scrapbook Day 10K class at Big Picture Classes but there's just not enough time in a day and I would also need to make my Instagram public in order to be eligible for any of the prizes and well...there's a reason why it's a private account. What did you guys think of NSD this year? Yay or nay?

Digital | Beyond The Basics

Next month my friend Shanna Noel will be hosting a brand new AMAZING class at Studio Calico. Digital | Beyond The Basics will teach you how to take you digital skills to the next level. You'll learn twenty great new techniques that will enable you to make the most of your Studio Calico digital goodies. The ladies and I will be covering techniques for templates, stamp brushes, digital paper, printables and digital die cut files so if you've ever wanted to expand your Hybrid/Digital scrapbooking skills, then this is THE class for you!

Hope your able to join us! The first lesson will be posted on June 3rd, 2014.

photo courtesy of Studio Calico

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fall Instagrammed

I've always done digital. It's how I learned and started to preserve my memories. I remember browsing Catscrap and the hesitation I felt at purchasing something I was not able to physically touch. It's very odd, like I didn't quite believe in the system of Digital Scrapbooking or how it worked. I also remember the elation I felt when I submitted my first order for some of Creashen's products. It was in the end, an amazing feeling!

Although I am still playing around with those digital goodies, I've somewhat transitioned to paper and I am in love...perhaps even more so. In my opinion, it DOES take more time and can be frustrating on a whole other level for me (as I am a perfectionist) but the result is that much more rewarding. I adore being able to incorporate digital elements by some of my favourite artists with traditional paper products from my monthly Studio Calico kits. I've now somehow managed to have one of my recent hybrid layouts, Fall Instagrammed, featured at Studio Calico of all places. I am still in shock. Yes indeed, scrapbooking is a magical thing.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Monday, October 21, 2013

Gratitude Documented | The digital way

With Gratitude Documented officially underway, I just thought I'd share with everyone how I will be approaching the project as a whole. Although Shanna Noel and I have prepared some printables and cut files for you, this project is also very much doable in a digital way.

With the bevy of digital and hybrid products out there, it is indeed a little more difficult (or time consuming) to bring everything together in order to keep the colours coherent, but the best part about it is that we have the option of recolouring those elements we love but couldn't otherwise use in Photoshop. This is a BIG plus!

Here are a few of the basics I will be using this month...

- Pockets No.4 by Valorie Wibbens
- Label It by Valorie Wibbens
- Sullen Seamstress by Valorie Wibbens and Lauren Reid

Keep in mind this list will grow in the days to come as I find time to piece everything together, but these are going to be the foundation of my album and I cannot wait to get started!

How about you, how are you going to approach this project?