Summer has been a full, but awesome, season for our family. My sister got married a few weeks ago (read: major event for our family!), then The Hubs and I took Little Man to the beach for a week. Since our beach vacation ended, we’ve been living a slower-paced, laid back-ish, lifestyle. Summertime-appropriate.
But before all that began, I designed a new printable collection for the Scrap Stacks Printable Pack! If you’re not yet familiar with the Printable Pack, you get three collections of papers, journal cards, and a sheet of other printable embellishments all for $5. It’s quite a deal AND you get to try out some different designers, too. In this pack, we have… ME, River Rose Designs, and Juno Designs. A great line-up!
Don’t wait to buy this collection though, because it’s only available through July 19th.
Get it here >>
I am over-the-top excited about my new workshop available at Scrapaneers.com: Pocket Pop, Adobe Illustrator Basics for the Pocket Scrapbooker! After months of development, this class is now open for registration. YAY!! Learn Adobe Illustrator with me as your guide! We begin on June 2nd, and you can follow along at your own pace. How cool is that?
Pocket Pop is perfect for you IF
- You’ve yet to open Illustrator but you know you need to for your digital design business
- You know the frustration of trying to teach yourself Illustrator!
- You want to build more dynamic and original journal cards for yourself or others
Along with the course’s high quality video lessons, you’ll receive full-color PDF guides, a complete set of 3×4″ journal cards, and you’ll have all the Adobe Illustrator basics you need to finally feel comfortable designing in Illustrator once and for all! Join me and begin a whole new chapter of design!
Stephanie Adams at The Pocket Source agrees, “Trust me, don’t wait to take this class! I can honestly say it’s the best one I have ever taken!”
Want to WIN a spot in the workshop? Leave a comment here with your current “relationship status” with Adobe Illustrator. (Never touched it? Dabbled in it, but always turn away frustrated? etc.) Increase your chances of winning by sharing the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your own blog. For each new share, be sure to come back and post a new comment so it gets tallied. Giveaway ends: June 4th at 9:00 pm ET. Good luck!
Scrapbooking has been a hobby of mine since middle/high school. An ‘acid free’ scrapbook retail store opened near my house, and I was immediately intrigued. I needed a subject, so I began with my little sister’s big moments. Birth, best friends, Easter, Christmas, the big events.
I continued paper scrapbooking through college, and then once I learned Photoshop and Illustrator I made the transition to digital. Whoa! My love for scrapbooking and these cool new programs working together!!
For years I continued to scrapbook digitally, creating products of my own and letting my old paper stash collect dust. Until last December when I finally made the leap back to paper with Project Life®. I wanted to have a tangible, modular baby book for my son and so it began again…
A little differently this time. I’m still designing my digital products, but now they’re often journal cards that are easily printable. A perfect hybrid solution.
The structure pocket scrapping provides helps us get our memories into albums, but it can also be an organizational challenge. I love reading about how others tackle this challenge, and I know that my method is anything but efficient! Do you have a great tip to share? Post it here!
I have always loved creativity and graphic design. My dad was driving me home from school one day when I thoughtfully asked him, “who designed that billboard? That’s what I want to be when I grow up!”
I have also always loved math and logic puzzles. Seriously, I would do books of logic puzzles for fun! Until Kiddo was born, I tutored high school math students in my free time. Because I love the subject that much.
At first glance, these two passions are in opposition. However, if you take a closer look at my favorite design program, Adobe Illustrator, you’ll be surprised at the amount of math and geometry behind this software used by creatives everywhere! Illustrator uses vector graphics, which are made up of shapes, points, lines, and curves, for a brilliant balance of math AND design, left brain AND right brain. My perfect match ♥ In college, I took an Adobe Illustrator class and I was hooked! Today, as a graphic designer, I use it to create brochures, logos, paper patterns, journal cards, and much more.
So which side dominates your brain?
Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day/Weekend!
DYD is having a huge sale to celebrate, and everything is 40% off. This is easily our biggest sale of the year plus the Charming collection is now hOme at Oscraps… don’t miss it! Come on over and stock up!
What are you most excited about this weekend? Scrapping, shopping, chats + challenges?