Saturday, January 9, 2010

Digital vs Paper

Good Morning!

What kind of scrapper are you? Do you enjoy the feel of the paper and cutting that paper and gluing it down and creating something from just an idea? Or do you love to sit at your computer and move things around and create a layout from the items in your files that are in your computer? I love both worlds! But I am a creature of habit and I started out paper crafting but that doesn't mean I will turn my back on the digital aspect of scrapbooking. What do I do with the layouts I complete them? Yes, I take a digital photograph of that layout so I can share with you. I even have digital albums set up in Picasa. I like the idea that if I need one more thing for layout, I can check my digital scrapbooking files and perhaps find that one thing to add. So, I guess I could be called a "hybrid" scrapper! LOL

Well the other day, I was thinking about creating a card from the digital papers I have stored on my computer. Now, I don't have a whole lot of digital files. But that is changing. I signed up for from Digital Scrapbook Experts "Collect-A-Kit" program. The Collect-A-Kit program sends you daily emails with quality digital scrapbooking item downloads. They send complete kits one piece at a time, with a new kit each month.

You would think with all the paper I have here in the rubber room, I would be able to find some paper to complete a card. I probably could, but I thought to myself, how hard would it be to try to print out some of the digital paper and create a card. So, I opened up my Wishblade program and inserted the paper and cut the pieces I needed. Then I used my cardstock and my Cuddlebug Dotted Swiss folder and my Nestabilities and this is the card I created.

Will I ever give up being a Close To My Heart consultant? Not a chance! I love this company and I love all the yummy and delicious papers they come up with all year long!

I don't see anything wrong from diverting from the norm and trying something new. I use Mojo Monday card sketch for this card. I also used little dew drops and the stamp set is from CTMH's Gracious Greetings stamp set. I used Martha Stewart's doily punch for the scallop edge on the bottom.

I guess, I will head of back to the rubber room. I am working on some layouts, and I hope to have them completed today. So, I can digitally photograph them and share with all of you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time...

Happy Creating, (which ever you love to do paper or digital)



Scrapbook Mama said...

Here is my thought on digital vs paper. I like both, I use both but....paper is a lot more user friendly! I am pretty good w/a computer but sometimes I just want to be able to cut my paper with just plain ol' scissors!

I don't think I will ever fully give up traditional paper but digital sure is fun to experiment with!

Beautiful card!

Kathi Carlson said...

However it came about, this is such a pretty card, Leanne!

My feelings about digital are much the same as yours. It's all fun. My printer died though, so until I replace it, I'm doing it the old fashioned way. Lovin' it, too!

Take care!!