Monday, February 11, 2008

My New Addiction!

So I've been trying to find a new hobby and I think I've finally found it! I've always liked scrapbooking, but it takes up so much space and it's such a mess to have everything laying out all the time. Not to mention that all the fancy little decorations are kinda pricey....anyways, I've had a hard time getting motivated to scrapbook, which explains why the last page I have scrapbooked is when Savannah was about 2 weeks old! I heard someone mention digital scrapbooking a while back, so I've been doing some research and finally decided to get started. I downloaded my trial version of Photoshop Elements and have been trying to figure it out since I've never used it before. I have spent hours finding free "kits" online and it is so addictive! So I've now done 3 layouts since I started this whole process on Saturday, so I thought I'd share. I'm not really that good yet since I don't know anything beyond the basics, but I'm pretty excited at how my pages are turning out!






7 comments:

The Kolste Family said...

Your pages are sooo cute! I have heard about digital scrapbooking too and it sounds perfect for me because I hate having to pull out a million things too. I guess you better teach me how to do it. Did you say you found free ways to do it. I know on Shutterfly you can print your digital pages into a book.

Laura said...

I keep telling myself that if I do my scrapbooking online I will actually do it-but so far I haven't even attempted it-what was the website that you found to do it on, maybe that will get me started.

Nellie and Bubba said...

I downloaded the free trial of photoshop elements from adobe's website and then just started searching for free scrapbooking kits. I found a bunch at http://www.raspberryroaddesigns.blogspot.com/ and then there is a lot of information at http://www.theshabbyshoppe.com. They have tutorials for photoshop and lots of info to get you started. It's addicting!

Spencer and Rachel said...

Nellie this is too funny - on Saturday I randomly came across that website - the shabby shoppe - and I also became enthralled with it! We must be on the same wavelength or something. I've always wanted to get started with online scrapbooking but that was the first time I'd actually seen a website about it! I also became enthralled and can see it becoming an addiction for me as well . . . at least when I find the time. It looks like you are off to a great start! You're gonna have to give me tips!

Jamie said...

Your pages are so cute! (I found you through Jared and Laurel's page.) Can you email me where you got your stuff from. I think I would be much better at scrapbooking online then in person, lol. Thanks!
Jamie at hascutekids@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Wow! Those are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Hey Nell! I LOVE your scrapbook pages...they've all turned out so cute! So its Kass and we finally got a blog. Its paysonmaulers.blogspot.com, so check it out! Hope you're having an awesome time in Oregon..ttyl! xoxo ~Jo Jo~