Saturday, September 6, 2008

Newer Designs

There are a few recent personal pages that I have created that I don't think I have shared here yet.  These were created as a part of a challenge in the online community that I belong to.  These were from the last few months.


A really different challenge was to scrap about one of our favorite things.  The catch was that it have to be MY favorite thing, NOT an animal or human. Not something my family likes but one of MY favorite things!  Of course my favorite thing is digi-scrapping.




This is what the journaling says:
I found something that I am so passionate about. I can spend hours on the computer at work and come home and spend another few hours designing papers and embellishment and creating scrapbook pages. I don’t have a huge mess to clean up afterwards and I have unlimited supplies. I am creating a book for each of my girls that I will give to them when they turn 18. They will be able to share their memories with generations to come. I also hope to share my passion with many others throughout the years with my new business Digi Dandy Designs.

I created most of the "papers" for this page. I chose these papers because it was the first thing I ever designed all by myself. The thing on the flower on the upper left of the page is the entire first digital kit I created for myself.  The flower is by The Scrappin Cop and the post-it is by Mega-Doodle Inspired.


For this next challenge we had to revolve around the color green.  Since green had been a color of choice for me I thought it would be pretty easy.  Well, I was pretty wrong.  I struggled to come up with a page that I liked but this is what I ended up with.  It's simple but I really like how it turned out.



The background paper was done using an overlay by The Scrappin Cop.

The next challenge was to use 9 squares on our page with at least 3 of them being photos.  I started by creating this page:


Copy of Mommy-birthday


I sort of felt like I had cheated.  While I had used more than 9 squares, I don't think that was really the intention of the person who posted the challenge.  So, I decided to create a second page that was similar.  I have been loving pages with black backgrounds and bright colors so this is how I changed up my page.



The journaling says:
For Mommy’s birthday, Daddy helped up make our own cards for her. And, we went shopping to pick out presents and a birthday cake. Mommy said she felt really special and we made her smile all day.

The ribbons on both pages are by Gunhild and the overlay is by Lively Up Designs.


Since it's the beginning of the month, there have been lots of new challenges posted.  I should be posting lots of new pages very soon.

The coolest use of Digital Pages

I donated a digital scrapbook to raise money for an event held by an online community that I belong to.  I spent a lot of time working on the scrapbook and the winner of the book realized this.  She was awesome to work with and I had a ton of fun creating her book.  Her book was all about her geocaching adventures.  I am also a geocacher so I really got into making her book extra extra special.  Well, because she loved my book so much she offered to make me a bracelet.  She creates Custom MEGA Italian Photo Charm bracelets.  The links  are bigger than a normal Italian charm bracelet.  They are a perfect medium for a digital scrapbook page. 


Anyhow, she made me 3 bracelets.  One for me and one for each of my girls.  I was stunned by how beautiful they are.  Take a look for yourself.




Her website is CraftyGurlz and she has some fantastic items.  I highly suggest that you check out her other work.

New site design

I found a great way to utilize this blog.  I have added on to it to showcase my Scrap for hire business.  Digital Design is my passion and I want to share it with the world.  Up until now I have only sold in my Etsy shop and through a small online auction site.  Hopefully by utilizing this site more people can have an opportunity to see what I have to offer. 


I did have a small problem with logger acting up on me so hopefully I haven't lost any important information.  I do also plan on expanding a few areas so be on the look out for more new items.