Monday, April 20, 2009

Digi Pages

Doesn't this layout make you want to head to the beach? A cruel thing to post on a Monday morning, I know. Yet, this is one of the many benefits of scrapbooking. Seeing your pictures and journaling brings it all back. Soon you can smell the ocean, feel the sand between your toes. Oh, enough, you get the idea.
I did these pages this weekend using both digital and traditional scrapbooking. The combination is called Digi Fusion. A form of digi fusion is how I've always done my scrapbooks. I'm one of those crafters who hates her handwriting and with good reason. My second grade teacher announced in front of the entire class that my handwriting looked like 'chicken scratching.' I learned to write in cursive the next year and things didn't get a whole lot better. So I use my handwriting sparingly and type my journaling. In my early scrapbooks I would sometimes print out clipart for the pages. Then I would put it all together on the pages in a traditional scrapbooking way.
Having tried some all digital pages, I'm not sure I'll ever be a complete convert. I still like the textures and true depth of traditional pages. I added stitching to one of these pages for an embellishement. Yet, I loved using entire photos for backgrounds on the pages above. Some of the photos on the right page were printed with the background. Some I printed separately and used dimensionals to adhere. In person it looks like three different layers of depth.
So for now I'll enjoy the best of both worlds - digital and traditional scrapbooking.

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