This month at write. click. scrapbook. we are celebrating all things mini. We didn’t think that basketball should have all the March Madness fun, so we declared March our official month of mini madness, and it has been stellar! With 30 minis so far, and more coming, we hope to inspire you to take a moment and make one! Because that’s the best part of mini’s — they are easy to finish and quick to put together.
I put together this quick and easy mini with a handful of papers and a homemade printables sheet.
One of my favorite things about having gained some digital scrapbooking ability is being able to make a page of unified elements. I thought maybe today we could walk through the steps I used to make it. Then you can make one, too!
Tiffany is live tonight to take your elements scrapping questions and talk about her newest class, It’s Elemental: Embellishing strategies for digital scrapbookers.
When: Thursday, Feb 16 at 10pm EST US
It’s Elemental is like a roadmap for embellishing. You will move past filling up space with neat little pieces and actually use elements with purpose. From building rich element clusters to producing scenic, embellishment-heavy layouts, this class will unleash the creative, scrapbooking diva within you.
See you tonight!
Embellishing strategies for digital scrapbookers
Elements are the single component that sets our scrapbooking albums apart from photo albums and journals. We fill-up our pages with neat little pieces, which highlight our unique personality and creativity.
It’s Elemental with Tiffany Tillman is the roadmap for successful embellishing on a digital scrapbook page. You’ll learn Tiffany’s secrets for building rich element clusters, producing scenic, embellishment-heavy layouts, and everything in between using goodies by popular digital designer, Creashens.
Tiffany will discuss her new class during a live video chat on ReneeTV at 10pm ET Thursday, Feb 16th. Pop in to learn more and ask questions you may have about the class. We’d love to see you there!
Yesterday I received an email from Groupon entitled, “10 Deals to Mend Broken Resolutions.” And while I chuckled, I also realized that even though only 17 days have passed, I am already “behind” on several projects. How are you doing? Keeping up?
Always best with a plan, and even better with a template, I decided to get moving on a couple of 2012 projects.
One of my goals for this year came from a calendar project I did in December. Our amazing Celeste Smith, created a calendar for 2012 and asked a few of us to see what we could do with it. This is what I did.
I created it as an 8x10 document and gleefully clapped my hands, knowing it could not only help me keep track of my year, but also do triple duty as a present for the grandparents and our Auntie Claus. (The kids’ beloved aunt who spoils them to pieces!) Trouble was, it took me more than two days of pouring over photos to get twelve that were just right. I needed one per month with adequate representation by all. You know the routine.
After finishing the calendar, two things became clear. First, I wanted to do this again…every year. And second, this project would be much more manageable if completed in monthly increments. Oh, and I realized that this project would also make a fantastic photo wall, Christmas card and—wait for it—a photobook. It’s really just waiting to be bound.
Thinking that this might be the kind of project you’d enjoy as well, I thought I’d share my process with you. Sound fun?
Update: Jan 17
The winner of the free registration in Back to Basics is commenter #43, Helene R, who wrote:
I need Back to Basics because I really want to make a digital scrapbook but I really need help to get started!
Congratulations, Helene! Send us an email to claim your prize by Friday, Jan 20th.
On Wednesday, CK’s Deena Wuest shared a great technique for outlining using Photoshop. Based on your comments, you thought it was cool, too! Deena also offered a free Creating Keepsakes magazine subscription to one lucky commenter. The winner of that subscription is Margie S (Nihao, Cupcake!).
Congratulations, Margie S (Nihao, Cupcake!)! To claim your prize, send us an email.
We love it when you share with us via comments. It helps us get to know you better, learn what you’re doing and what you want to learn.
It’s clear that many of you are entering the digital scrapbooking arena for the first time. We know it can be intimidating with so many tools and techniques to master. In my beginning self-paced workshop, Back to Basics, I offer a painless way to learn while producing your own projects. In four fun modules, you’ll discover how to use quick pages, templates and digital kits, how to create your own templates and lots more.
To encourage you to get started, we’re taking $10 off our regular $35 price for this weekend only! The price goes back on Monday, so don’t delay.
We’re also giving away one free registration if you comment today completing the following sentence:
I need Back to Basics because…
You have until Sunday at 10pm to comment. We’ll announce the lucky winner in Monday’s post. (If you purchase the workshop and win, we’ll happily give you a refund.
Inspiration is everywhere. While most can spark our creativity, the golden ones translate directly and deliciously into layouts. While I was clicking around TinyPrints.com, I realized that I was surrounded by perfect layouts waiting to happen. Good graphic quality, great fonts, good colors. Everything was there.
Knowing that I have trouble with multi-photo layouts, I clicked the parameters to include cards with more than three photos. I found several cards that spoke to me and set about starting, and more importantly, finishing a handful of layouts. (more…)
Today’s guest post is written by digital scrapbooker Jean Manis, one of our many talented students at ReneePearson.com.
I recently sat down to digitally scrap a double-page layout about visiting a vintage thrift store on Hollywood Blvd. with my seventeen-year-old son. I’ve learned that with my young adult sons, I have to catch photos of them as I can. Gone are the days of getting them to stand together and say “cheese” when asked. The thrift store provided little light and my photos were mediocre, but I wasn’t deterred.
When I set out to scrap a page, my focus is on the overall story and photos. I’m not worried if they aren’t professional or perfect. That being said, tools like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom can provide a little cosmetic makeover to enhance the overall page. I’m not talking about shaving off pounds or adding a tan, just some basic changes to make the photos hang well with each other and with the papers and elements I’ve selected for my layout.
Hello dear readers! We are in the midst of the holiday season at Write. Click. Scrapbook. This month, our designers are rotating daily in an effort to inspire your month to be filled with creativity, crafting, and memory keeping. We hope you will stop by often.
We are excited to be back blogging with you for the final installment in our Write. Click. Scrapbook. challenge series. We look forward to a new inspiration series beginning next month! We really do appreciate Renee for letting us share our love of scrapbooking with you here.
As we created our challenges this month, we wanted to not vex your schedules or add an additional burden, and we wanted to do something that would be a fun page to look back upon. Further, recognizing that many of you will be keeping December Daily journals and scrapbooks, we did our best to find challenges that will fit right into your books!
Without further ado, let’s begin. (more…)
Holiday Templates 2011, the template holiday class for digital scrapbookers is back and starts today! Are you ready? This time we’re focusing on the details with hours of lesson demonstrations. Using Tiffany’s templates as a foundation, plus a mega digital kit created by Paislee Press and Creashens, you’ll have everything you need to complete a detailed album featuring your favorite holiday memories.
And joining Tiffany for the first time are Kelly Willette, Gennifer Bursett, and Chari Pack of Persnickety Prints, special guests offering their unique spin to holiday related solutions for photography, digital shadowing, and album printing. Class includes live webinars with Tiffany and each special guest.
If you’re registered, we’ll see you tomorrow. If not, it’s not too late. Register now!
Before we get to Tiffany’s exciting new class, I need to announce that commenter #14, Elise, is the winner of the seat in Molly Newman’s Cooking Up a Memory class. Congratulations, Elise! Please contact us to claim your prize!
Tiffany’s back with the 4th edition of the popular 25 Days of Templates workshop. This time we’re focusing on the details, with hours of lessons covering template adaptation, album preparation, photo-editing, filter effects, masking, layer styles and embellishing.
Using Tiffany’s templates, plus a mega digital kit created by Paislee Press and Creashens, you’ll have all you need to complete a holiday memories album.
The template holiday class for digital scrapbookers is back! Are you ready?
Register before November 7th and get $5.00 off the class price!