Hi all! This post can also be viewed over at She's a Sassy Lady blog. Thanks Sheila for allowing me to share with your readers once a month. Today I'm sharing a couple of digital scrapbook pages I've been working on. I refuse to skip years (I'm anal that way LOL!) in my scrapbooking, but since I've been so busy with other things I've been really behind. These pages include pictures from 2008 (I know, sadly that's how behind I am). I used the Creative Memories Storybook Creator 4 to create my pages, although at times I use the MyMemories Suite V4. I have been fortunate to have a wide format printer (Epson Artisan 1430) so I print my own pages after creating them. The picture above shows the finished pages, all ready to be inserted in their page protector sleeves in my 12 x 12 album.
If you haven't tried digital scrapbooking, I highly recommend it. What you see is basically what you print later, and you can basically layer to your heart's content, much like traditional scrapbooking. You can use a pre-designed layout, or you can create your pages from scratch, like I did here. You don't really have to have your own printer either - there are other printing services other scrappers use, including Costco. Or you can just choose to share your pages online too - totally your preference. I like to have my pages in a regular photo album as is, or sometimes I add embellishments such as die cuts, ribbons, buttons, etc., much like I'd do in a traditional page.
Below are screen shots of my pages in the CM Storybook Creator.
After I'm done with the pages and ready to print, I make a .jpg copy. This just allows me to to import my finished digital pages onto my Silhouette Studio, just in case I want to add a die cut or two. This way I can size the die cut/s exactly how I would want it/them to look on my page.