Monday, June 10, 2013

Digital Scrapbook Layout

Hello! How is everyone's Monday going so far? It's almost over and I'm sure most of you are pretty happy. Don't worry, I'm not a fan of Monday either. How was your weekend? Mine was great! Of course the one weekend I don't work, it flies. Isn't it wonderful how that works?

In between celebrating Jacobs birthday,  going to the amusement park and just running around,  here is something that I have been working on.

I mentioned in my previous post that I think I've finally figured out what the heck to do with my life, well, graphic design has something to do with that. (I've got a post in the works…) I figured if I made the journal cards, why not make some digital scrapbook elements? So that's what I did. Since I can't afford Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop I have been using Inkscape (FREE!!!!), Gimp (FREE!!!!!) and Photoshop Elements. I would love one day to get the "real" thing but this is just as good. From what I've read, in some ways better.  Inkscape is a little quirky, but it works and it's within my budget.  I'm still learning Inkscape and Gimp, so I don't know if the quirks have to do with user error or the program. I'm pretty sure it's a little of both.  But I'll take it.

The layout I created this weekend. Everything, with the exception of the fonts, were created by me. The elements I created during the week while everyone was sleeping and I was wide awake.  Before I sat down to write this post, I was going to change up the layout a bit by moving things around and adding some new elements and subtracting one that's already on there but realized…I had flattened it…whoops.  I think I need some sort of warning to remind me to save it in layers. I'll remember eventually!


  1. This makes me miss MA (grew up there and lived just over the border in southern NH for 18 years)! Wonderful beach page!

  2. This looks fantastic, I love the embellishments you made. Great job!


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