Thursday, September 9, 2010

Page Sketch - for Fall or otherwise...

Sometimes I have a hard time deciding whether I should do a paper scrapbook page or create a digital version.  There are pros and cons to each type of scrapbooking but the most important thing is to tell your stories and save the memories.  I did a little digital sketching tonight using my Creative Memories StoryBook Creator 3.0 software.  Most of the papers and elements I used are from the Cheerful Digital Power Palette which coordinates with the Cheerful Seasons Cricut cartridge.

There is a sale on all digital downloads until September 21st - you can save 30% - so if you are interested in doing more digital projects, it is a good time to add to your collection of  digital papers and embellishments.  Here is a LINK to the digital download page on my Creative Memories personal website.

I created the Celebrate Fall page at the top of this post first. The words are from the Day to Day Digital Kit which is on CD and not part of the current sale.  I worked out the math to have the photos (the gray spaces) nicely aligned.  The fall embellishment was created by using some of the shape cutters and applying 3D edges.

To change up the layout, I used different colors and looked for the digital elements that are also available on the Cheerful Seasons cartridge.  You could try to duplicate this layout all in paper using these cuts.

There are many more that are available in both the cartridge cutting format and as digital elements.

For even more variety, I turned the sketch 90 degrees and changed some of the colors and papers/ribbons.

A couple more turns and I had this version of the layout.   Now I just need to add some photos.  I can create many variations from this basic sketch and the pages will look very different depending on the paper and embellishment choices I make.

***I have to give a shout out to my blogging friend Albert.  He purchased the Cheerful Seasons cartridge through me and has a lovely Thanksgiving card posted on his blog - here is a LINK to the post.  Please stop over and enjoy seeing his creations - and say hi from me!


There are only a few more days until the Cricut Imagine launch on HSN.  I feel like my two worlds (digital and traditional) are finally coming together - and I am imagining even more extensions of the capabilities of this new machine.  Here is a LINK to the page on the site where you can find the official video introduction of the Imagine.  Here are the links again to the blogs of some of my friends who are previewing the Imagine - lots of good information and videos can be found on their sites .  Joy's blog, Melanie's blog, Everyday Cricut (Joy and Melanie together), Robyn's blog, and Tammy's blog.

If you have the Creative Memories StoryBook Creator 3.0 software and would like this page sketch/template in a click and fill format, please send me an email and I will get it to you as soon as possible.  I do have to let you know that I have been having more trouble with the pain in my leg and have been to physical therapy and the doctor so I am behind on answering emails and comments.  I will try to get caught up soon but it depends on the next treatment steps and how much time they take.  I am also working on the "big" project I told you about earlier this year.  Thanks for your patience as i try to juggle it all!

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  1. These are terrific digital layouts. I've only dabbled a little in digital, but it's definitely an interest I'd like to pursue a bit more. TFS.
    Can't wait to hear more about your big project.

  2. Love the layouts. They look easy enough to copy using paper. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have not tried digital yet, but your layouts are easy to make just from paper. Thanks for the ideas!
    happiqueen at aol dot com

  4. Take care of yourself. Those of us in the crafting world would rather have you healthy. :-D By the way . . . I love this cartridge!

  5. You do more creative things in a month than I can do in a year...tfs.

    Take care of yourself...that comes first.


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