The cool thing about digital LO's is the ability to redo quickly! I recently reworked some paper LO's from years ago and it was like minor surgery just to get the papers apart (we really didn't have elements BACK THEN!).
I created this page one night and then redid it the next night!
So I've gone nuts, literally OBSESSED, with the online scrapping challenges. My favorite right now is the http://www.digitalfreebies.com/ forum challenges. I've completed about 70% of this month's challenges so far.
I'll admit it - I love when people ooh and ahh over my layouts. I'm sure they say nice things about everyone's layouts, but it motivates me! I think this is partly why I enjoy baking and cooking so much. I like to watch people eat my food and enjoy it.
Tonight I created this super cool layout based on an ad challenge. If you aren't familiar with these . . . they show you a picture of a magazine ad and then you have to create a scrap layout that is similar. You don't have to make it identical, but pull the design elements into the page. Here is an example of the finished page I did:
This layout was created based on a challenge to use a freebie mini kit.
Of course, the galleries at this site are INCREDIBLE!! Such talented work!
Ok - MySpace wasn't cutting it, so I decided to set up an independent scrapping blog.
Here I will try to limit my posts to scrap related topics, which of course frequently meld into life events. I want my pages to represent my life though - not just the obvious events such as birthdays, holidays and firsts. I want my grandchildren and their children to relish the details of the pages, but most importantly the insight into who I was and what my life was like on a daily basis.
I've become seriously addicted to the scrapbook group challenges. I find that they are pushing me creatively. Knowing someone else will be looking at these pages forces me to do my best I suppose - simple as that!