I apologize... there have been some complaints (darn few I might add) about my lack of blogging, but I am still here. My parents were here last week, so that was one less reader and I thought the other three readers might be on vacation.
I haven't been working on creative stuff, so you haven't been missing much. A lot of inventory type work--- B.O.R.I.N.G. Summer is a good time to clean out the closets, or warehouse as it is. We have so many new fabrics coming from Joel Dewberry (okay, it arrived yesterday- on the web today or tomorrow), Anna Maria's Garden Party, Heather Bailey's Pop Garden, Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market that I have to make room. Check out our sale section frequently over the month of June-- I'm a crazy woman on a mission.
Speaking of crazy women, I discovered something new last night on the web and I am loving it. No, not porn... digital scrapbooking. I know, I know-- I hear the gasps of traditional scrapbookers and graphic artists simultaneously. First, let me defend the digital aspect. I want to make a scrapbook that I can replicate a number of times. And I have no patience (or time) to pursue the finer hand-made craft. So, I was looking at Shutterfly, which will print these cool photo books for around $20. But, I didn't like their pre-made templates. I consider myself quite the Photoshop amateur and I won't be denied the opportunity to add dozens of effects to each page to demonstrate my amateurish skills.
This is the part that I thought was cool. The world of scrapbooking now has downloadable papers, letters, brushes and other elements that are basically photos of the real world object that you can put into your Photoshop layouts. Many of the downloads are just .png files, so I'm sure you can use your favorite photo editing program-- I just noticed that some of the brushes were Photoshop specific. I know, you Photoshop gurus could make your own in a reasonable amount of time, but I can't. I found a site called Designer Digitals that has hundreds of designs to choose from, and most downloads are around $3.99. So I made this card so you could see my
designing downloading greatness.
The elements I used above are all part of Katie Pertiet's designs on Designer Digitals. I like her style-- a little graphic, without being too harsh, but not too flowery either. So go forth and embellish-- virtually, that is.