Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Dip Into Digital

We had another milestone birthday in our family, so it was time to use PTIs  By the Number stamp set again.

I haven't been stamping much lately. In fact, last month's PTI purchased stamps haven't seen ink.
I've been busy dipping into the world of digital scrapbooking.  I have many old family photographs,and for quite awhile  I have been considering creating some scrapbook pages with them. I started a course at Jessica Sprague a year ago but never got far with it. Then I started it again this year and have really enjoyed learning how to use Photoshop Elements and how to create digital scrapbook pages. This page features my sister several decades ago. :)

I have also been inspired by Rhonda's digital Project Life . Thanks,Rhonda. After explaining  Project Life and my consideration of starting this project to my husband, he responded very enthusiastically. While I enjoy making cards and other paper projects, I like the idea of starting Project Life. I know it may seem odd to some that I would  do this not having any children to pass these photo journals to, but I if Ed and I can enjoy them now and later then that is a good reason for me. When I showed these first completed pages to him, he seemed sincerely pleased that I had done them. It made my heart happy that I could this for us. In addition,  I enjoy the creative process and  I am learning new skills that will help keep the brain cells active. :)

I have long believed it is the little things that make life wonderful. I am always saying, "oh this is a special moment". So I am excited to record the little things and special moments of our lives.

Stamps:Big Birthday Wishes(PTI),Banner Stamps (Pink Persimmon)
Ink:Ocean Tides(PTI)
Other:Super Star Border, By the Number, Buttoned Up #1 dies; rustic twine (PTI)
Scrapbook Page:
Victoria Paper Collection (Adrienne Looman)
Victoria Elements (Adrienne Looman)
Photoshop Brush & PNG files:Doilies (Adrienne Looman)
Photocuts Masks 7 (Carina Gardner)
Project Life Pages:
Photo FreedomVol. 1 (Echo Park)
Life Cards 3x4 Brush and PNG (Lori Whitlock)
Jessica Sprague Now We're Rocking Lesson 3
Antique Flair Buttons (Polka Dot Pixels)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

50 and Fabulous

One of our nieces had a milestone birthday recently, so a handmade card to celebrate this important birthday was in order.

I used Crafty Secrets digital Party Cats stamps with the trace feature and print and cut feature of the Silhouette Cameo.  Learning to used digital stamps with the Cameo means more digital stamps will be finding their way to my projects. Then I colored these party cats with Copics and added them to the card with dimensional tape. I also used PTI's Big Birthday Wishes stamp set and By the Number dies. 
I am linking this to Crafty Secrets April Linky Party