digital scrapbooking

Hello All!  Happpy weekend!  I have every intention of going someplace fun and doing the fun thing they have there, but I realized that I told Kristina that I would give her a web site address or two and I haven’t done so yet, so blog first, party later.

As I’ve gotten into digital scrapbooking I’ve found a few websites that have been enormously helpful to me. Here’s a random list

Stuff:
http://digifree.blogspot.com/ – The digital scrapbooking freebie search engine. Here you can find freebies of all kinds all over the web, rounded up for you in 5-10 easy to navigate pages. Do be aware that if you see a kit pictured the freebie is often not actually the kit, but a quickpage or preview from that kit.

http://shabbyprincess.com/ – A site with some gorgeous free kits

http://www.pclayers.com/ -  Probably my favorite site for purchasing kits. They are paper-style kits, meaning that the kits largely contain the same things that you’d get in a physical paper kit.

http://twopeasinabucket.com/ – I think that you can buy pretty much anything, digital or physical, that you would need for scrapbooking here.

Inspiration:
http://www.simplescrapper.com/ – An online digital scrapbooking magazine style-blog with a great, clean design and simple, real-life hints and inspiration.

The Two Peas in a Bucket Digital Gallery – Just tons and tons of examples and ideas.

Tools:
http://kuler.adobe.com/ – Incredible site for creating color pallettes for Photoshop. You can choose a color and then have  it make you a pallette based on complimentary colors, monochromatic colors, or shades of that color. You can also upload a photo and have it build you a palette of colors that are in that color.

Here is a page that I made using kuler to get the colors in the photo, so that I could make paper with matching colors:
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Okay, I’m off to… the fun. Whatever it might be.

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Hello! It’s me. Thought I stopped blogging? If so you’re obviously new around here. I blog psoradically at best. I keep telling myself that I should do it, but I’ve been so distracted/focused between work, playing DS, and getting a eweb site set up for our new business, that I haven’t even read anyone else’s blog for… a while now.

I keep thinking about changing the address of this blog to shancreates, but I figured that 2 URL changes in as many months might be a pain to follow, so for now the name stays the same.

Fact of the matter is that I’ve hardly knit for a few weeks now. I did finish one LONG project, but more on that after it’s blocked, and maybe dyed. When I started this blog it existed almost exclusively for knitting projects and participating in a community of knit bloggers. And while I would still love to do so, knitting has taken its place among a few other passions lately, each and everyone I feel I couldmaybe devote an entire blog to, were I the kind of blogger that did that kind of thing.

That I, to quote Paul Gross, have the attention span of a gnat, is not news. I’ve been crocheting, knitting, spinning, scrapbooking, making cards, and doing… you know, other stuff, all together. And now, we add to the pile, digital scrapbooking.

I intend to tell you more about that and share some things that have helped me, but it’s well past bedtime and I’ve just remembered that my client is calling in the morning, so I leave you a page I made digitally for your amusement. The photos are from the Japanese Garden in the Montreal Botanical garden. The papers are from Summer Driggs’s Limeade Kit.

Japanese garden in Montreal

Japanese garden in Montreal

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