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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What I Like Wednesday - Digiscrapping!

So, I have to preface this by saying, I've never been much of a scrapbooker. I don't like the mess of it, I'm not original (I need to copy other people's ideas, step by step) and I just never developed a liking for it. Last fall, my friend Kate invited me to go to a workshop that her friend was putting on. I wasn't able to go, but when Kate told me she was doing another one on Memorial Day, I was so excited to go! So, we got all signed up and headed out that morning for Vegas. We pulled up to the house and this is what it looked like...
(I stole all these pics from Shondell. I'm lame and even if I would have thought to bring my camera, we all know the battery would have been dead anyways.)

Um, can you say crazy gorgeous!? Loved it. They had this amazing staircase when you walked in, crazy!



So, we get settled in the basement and start setting up our computers. We look behind us and see these huge floor to ceiling windows, but it's dark on the other side. After awhile we notice it's lit up and this is what was on the other side of the window...



Of course I had to snap a pic to send to Tyson! How awesome would it be to have that in your house!? My boys would be in heaven. Poor Tyson goes outside when it's over 100 degrees to play basketball at our house, this would come in quite handy! They also had this enclosed slide that went from the family room upstairs, down to the basement. We were so tempted to try it out, I'm not sure why no one did! So, on to the digital scrapping... Alisha taught us so much great stuff! Some stuff I caught onto fairly quickly, other stuff...not so much! We had catered lunch from Macayos and it was fabulous! So good. We finished up the afternoon with more amazing info. I had never even attempted to use photoshop before this and now at least felt like I could get started on some projects. Shondell brought bundt cakes from her company A Better Bundt that were so good! She had lemon poppy and chocolate and they were both so good! If you're in the St. George area and have a need for cakes, definitely check her out! Delicious!

So, we wrapped up the day and got ready to come home. Shondell got some pictures of us in action...what I want to know is why do Becky (on the left, she's the cute host that let us take over her house for the day) and Brigit look so cute and smiley...



and Kate and I look, well, special...



lol. Oh well. We did get a group shot before we left (a few had already had to leave) in front of their adorable playhouse in the basement. So cute with the shutters and flower boxes and tiny door!



So, here are a few things I've made since the class! Towards the end of the day we worked on these recipe cards that you format at a 4 x 6 size and then print out. I was beyond frustrated by that time (I think it was that I hadn't had a diet coke all day ;)  so I waited and started mine the next day.



I also did this Chicken Alfredo card, but I think I want to go in and put something other than black so it's a bit easier to read. For now, it will do...



I also made this header for my SIL Tonia's craft blog.



So, as I have more time, I'll mess around with it more. I'm getting a new camera soon so hopefully I'll have more pictures to do stuff with! I still haven't attempted to scrap anything with an actual image! Oh, I do have to show these adorable nametags that Alisha made for each of us to wear for the workshop.

(Sorry, as usual, it's a cell phone pic, but you can get the idea!)


Aren't they adorable!? So, do you digiscrap? What sites do you like for downloads?


5 comments:

Leslie said...

I am so bummed that I missed this workshop! I really need to learn how to do this! I love the house too!

Chiemi said...

How fun! I love digiscrapping, but I have been SO lazy and haven't been up to doing anything for a while. I love Shabby Princess. She has some super cute kits for free! I also like Scrapgirls.com though you do have to pay for your kits they are worth it because they are sooo cute.

Robyn Fish said...

I am a digiscrapping junkie! My sisters think I've copped out since I don't regular scrap, but this is so much cleaner and way WAY way cheaper, and it's just more "me." My all time favorite FREE download site is www.summertimedesigns.blogspot.com A-MA-ZING stuff, for free!! My other favorite designer is Maurine Stettler at www.letmescrapbook.blogspot.com She does have a store where you can buy things, but be sure to snag her freebies at the beginning of the month (and while you're there, hop on the blog train and download a TON of people's free coordinating mini-kits, occasionally even mine). I have some free downloads on my site, too, but you kind have to dig to get to them.

Lynette said...

I also love the digiscrap world! Ramona has an awesome store www.browniescraps.com and she also has a site wwww.ramona-ramonathepest.blogspot.com

Megan said...

I was just thinking I needed to learn some digiscrapping!

(And Macayos! We used to go there when we lived in Tucson... and I was hugely pregnant with #3.)

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