I am midway into my long vacation weekend, and I have spent a lot of time cooking, baking and going off on tangents that send me back to the craft store each day. Today I went to the day spa. They had a 50% off package for a massage, facial, hair wash and style and make up touch up. I had a gift card that covered most of it, so it was an extra sweet deal.
I haven’t spent much time scrapbooking this weekend. It seems like whenever I have several days off that is when I think I am going to conquer the world and my forever long list of things I want or need to do (emphasize more on the want then the need).
I did get my ScrapTiffany challenge finished up Saturday night. This week was a hybrid challenge. I had the picture in this layout sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks that I had been thinking would be the center of the overall challenge.
Before I even knew what hybrid meant I always used to do my journaling on the computer (I hated my handwriting when I started scrapbooking). I have been playing around with digital off and on since about 2005. I even considered switching completely to digital scrapbooking. I dabbled a bit, but went back to paper (can’t resist the smell and touch of paper).
Over the years I have a accumulated a few digital goodies that I like to keep in my toolbox. There are a few things I think any scrapper can benefit from. My favorites are:
- Digital stamps and brushes (word art, frames, and journal spots).
- Actions for photo editing. I use Photoshop Elements and y favorite actions right now are from Pioneer Woman.
- Fonts I think are usable for journaling or to write digitally directly on my pictures. I
- Neutral papers to fill in white spots in collages and add a stamp over.