Friday, March 27, 2009

About digital freebies...

I have already shared some of my favorite (free) digital scrapbooking sites, such as:

Shabby Princess
House of 3
Free Digital Scrapbooking

Here's another great one to add to the list:
Raspberry Road Designs

They offer a lot of "Quick Pages" (QP), which I personally am not too interested in, but they also have some great free alphabet sets, paper packs, and element kits available to download.

And of course, I still recommend the awesome (and free!) GIMP to put it all together.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Funky Lacie

Here's a picture I did of Lacie (in GIMP, of course!) using all sorts of free things from various Shabby Princess kits (and a photo I took of her recently):

(Click on the picture to see it bigger)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Digital Magic...

(As always, you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

The original (this is my cousin's adorable daughter):

Dressed up with digital:

And another version done to match her room decor:

Everything here is either done with free downloads from various sites (like Free Digital Scrapbooking and Shabby Princess) or created by me (using digital photographs and GIMP).

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

LOVING Digital!!!

I have been having fun using some cool digital tools. I am in the process of designing some generic postcards that can be used for multiple occasions. Here's what I have so far...let me know which is/are your favorite! (Note: You can click on each image to see it larger.)






Edited to add some more...




Everything on these was done with free goodies from House of 3, Free Digital Scrapbooking, and Shabby Princess (and maybe a few free font sites). Oh, and let's not forget the amazing GIMP!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gettin' GIMP-y with it...

It seems like everything these days is moving toward digital. I wanted to play around a bit with my "faux-toshop" program (aka...GIMP). GIMP is a Photoshop-type program. It does everything I would ever want to do with a photo program (and more), but at a very affordable price - FREE.

I am in the process of designing some digital stamps to use in digital (or hybrid) scrapbooking/cardmaking. I decided to play around a bit with a picture I took of the kids to get the hang of it.

Here's the result:

The background is a digital patterned paper from the "Happy Go Lucky" kit.
Think it is adorable??? So do I! (I love anything paisley!) And guess what...again - it's FREE.
Go here to download it for yourself. Click on the large image to download the entire kit at once (if you have a high speed internet connection) or click on the four tag images to download the kit in smaller parts (if you are using a dial-up internet connection).