Happy Monday! and happy Sunday to those that are finishing their weekend, I hope it was a wonderful one. Mine was good, although it is starting to get cold. Time to start using more garlic in my meals, I think.
I have been thinking a lot for the last few weeks about my hybrid and full digital pages. I was felling caught between the two. I love creating both and wanted to play with both, but wasn't sure how I was going to display all my pages. Do I continue my 2010 album with the plan to create a bound book? And dedicate hybrid pages to a special themed album? What if I was inspired to create an everyday 2010 hybrid page? Then what? So I have been thinking and thinking on how I was going to do this and I finally found an exciting solution. The D-Ring Album.
I bought this beautiful 12x12 corduroy one a few weeks ago (brand is American Crafts), for the purpose of my 'specially themed' hybrid layouts. But now I am going to use it as my 2010 album. I am so excited about this, it means I can still do the 100% digi pages and add the hybrid pages in the one. I am also very excited about the fact I can design different sizes throughout, because the D-ring Album lets you use any size page protector. There's the 12x12, 8.5x11, 6x6, and then there's the ones with little pockets! -
...perfect for storing memorabilia! Something you can't really do when you create 100% digi for a bound book. So I am very excited about how I am going to use these. I will still create pages for bound books, but they will be smaller and for special subjects like... maybe my sisters wedding (this year, wink wink Vineeta!) ...LOL! yes she has a new man! And things are headed that way!
Check out this 8.5X11 page I created yesterday -
La La Laaa
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Like the little icons? I am going to try and add these to all of my projecs, I hope they help, if you are thinking of doing something similar.
This is the original photo -
All I did was convert it to black and white and add contrast through the levels palette. Then I erased the distracting lines and background behind the couch, and placed the text behind my image. Here's what the layout look like before I printed it on kraft paper (I adore the effects of this, btw! You'll be seeing more kraft from me!)
Then I had fun embellishing the page!
I'll be back later this week with more inspiration and new product previews. Oo! and by the way! The Lift This challenge is starting this week, so make sure you join in for that too!
Have a good one!