April 18, 2013

Happily ever after necklace for CC preview

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April 11, 2013

A dream come true digital scrapbook layout

I'm having far too much fun today playing with digital scrapbooking. 

To begin I made the layout using silhouette studio and then printed the layout.

I then copied some of the key elements onto another mat and traced around them so that I could cut with them out with the cameo.

After cutting this is what I had.  An 8x8 layout and them some additional pieces that had been print and cut using the cameo (yeah, I know that's a cricut mat- but it works in the cameo and I'm out of cameo mats)

I did some selective glittering on the castle and the princesses and the added popdots to the extra pieces and layered them onto the background.  Now I just need to go to disney world to take photos for the layout :)


Digital scrapbooking with Silhouette

This weeks free file in the silhouette Cameo store is a digital scrapbook kit.  So last night I downloaded it, and figured I would give it a try.  I have this wonderful wide format printer that I am not using nearly enough so I thought this would be a great way to break it in!  I must say I am very impressed with the results.  I would make a few minor adjustments the next time around (like printing the photo seperately- not inserting it into the template), but I can't wait to work with more kits like this.

Here is the template as it appeared on the silhouette store page.  As you can see it is a bit girly, and I generally scrapbook for my two little boys.  so I needed to make some modifications.
As you can see I used slightly more masculine papers and I also used simple black for many of the elements of the page.  It looks a little more boy friendly.  I also changed some of the sizes to work better with my photos and didn't use all of the elements of the kit because I liked it a little cleaner.

I also added a bit of glitter to some of the elements to make the layout a little more "hybrid" and not just a digital page (who says you can't use glitter on a boy page?)