Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Hi friends! How are you this week? Old man winter has blown into town here. It is so chilly outside and tomorrow it is going to be a little colder yet, but I guess it is that time of the year! A few months back I got invited to a digital scrapbook party and thought I would check it out. I have always been interested in checking out digi scrapping but one thing that held me back was that I have so much money already tied up in all the supplies I have that I just couldn't see switching completely...plus I don't know about you but I like to cut and glue and make lumpy pages with fun embellishments and digital just doesn't seem as real to me...this is not to say that I haven't seen some beautiful digi scrapbook pages because I have but you know...as they say...to each his own. Well anyway, I went to this party and put together the page that you see above as a gift for my husband's birthday. The idea was so neat. We did these 12 x 12 scrapbook pages and the consultant ordered the page for us. When that came in we adhered it to a 12x12 ceramic floor tile with Modge Podge and using sandpaper "roughed up" the edges to give it that distressed look. Then I covered it with Modge Podge to seal it, waited until that was dry and went over it again. When that was dry I took it outside and sealed it with a spray sealer, waited 10 minutes and did that again.
I wasn't sure how the page was going to turn out. I got frustrated using the computer to put this together because although it doesn't look like I put much into doing this page there were so many choices and options to try out with your photo, from endless background choices, to millions of embellishments. Then you could do all kinds of neat things to the photos. There were so many choices that it was a little overwhelming really. Needless to say this page took me 2 1/2 hrs to complete but I was very surprised at how good it turned out for my first time. The quote at the bottom says "Families are what make life rich. Love is what binds us together. Joy is bing surrounded by both." I like the way this turned out so much that I am doing another one for my mother in-law for Christmas.
Well thanks for peekin' in! Hope you are having a great week!