Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I Need Your Help!

Help!! My digital scrapbooking has been on hold because I have been scrapbooking 8 1/2 x 11 (Letter) pages since the beginning of my paper days, but now I am thinking about changing over to 12x12. So, I need your help in deciding. Here are the advantages of each one that I thought of, please add any to help me decide!


*Cheaper: pages, sheet covers, albums
*I already have a large box of sheet covers this size


*I get to use my sister's and others' awesome templates (there are more out there for 12x12)
*I don't have to crop 12x12 papers
*I like the square look of 12x12's
*You can fit more photos on the page (potentially spending less on additional pages)-- do you think that this is true????
*There's more room on the page to play with the layout
*There are more ideas on the web for layouts

Here is a comparison:



As you can see from my list, I am leaning towards 12x12, but that darn $$ thing. So, since most or all of you that read my blog scrap 12x12-- help sway me!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Digital Scrapbook Class Info!!

Just a reminder that the district digital scrapbooking class is coming up next week. A few things to note if you're intersted in taking the class:

--It is Sept 28th, 8:15am-3:45pm. They will provide a sack lunch. There is a $25 registration fee.

--You MUST be basically familiar with photoshop elements (PSE). If you complete the shabbyshoppe Tutorial, you will know enough for the class.

--If you don't have PSE yet, download a 30 day free trial on adobe's website and then do the tutorial mentioned above.

--If anyone is interested, I would be happy to walk you through making your first page. I thought that if anyone is interested, they can come to my house maybe next Wednesday evening, 9/26 around 8:30pm (after the kiddies are in bed). Let me know if you're interested!

--Registration opens only the day before the class to non-district employees. So, if you will let me know for sure by Wednesday night (9/26) that you are for sure interested in taking the class, then I will register as many as spots are available (I will probably draw out of a hat if there is limited space). The instructor thought that there would be plenty of room (only 2 of 15 spots were taken as of a week ago).

Let me know if you are interested, have any questions or would like to come to my "prep" night next Wednesday.