Whispering of Angels/E is for Eerie Layouts

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Whispering of Angels/E is for Eerie Layouts

This pic must have really inspired me, I took the picture about 10 last night! lol I thought it was so adorable the way I found her the way I did before I went to bed. And yes, there are those clouds again. lol. TFL!

This one was a QP, but I thought it fit in with the photo, and I added the wordart.

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those are both great ... the clouds are perfect for that layout

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I love that first one. That is just amazing and the second is great as well.

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WOW! Your work is always so beautiful! I love that pic with her legs up in the air like that.

and your jack-o-lantern pic is GREAT too!

Best,
GiGi

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Just beautiful! Just wondering what QP means? Is that like a pre made page? Also what all goes into digital. For ex. do you come up with all of that yourself or is it sold as like a kit. I have never digi scrapbooked before so just wondering how you get from pics to a page? Either way your pages are great. Can't wait till Dec.!!!

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very nice!:D

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"tialee" wrote:

Just beautiful! Just wondering what QP means? Is that like a pre made page? Also what all goes into digital. For ex. do you come up with all of that yourself or is it sold as like a kit. I have never digi scrapbooked before so just wondering how you get from pics to a page? Either way your pages are great. Can't wait till Dec.!!!

Yes, QP is a "Quick Page" - it's premade, meant for you to just put your photo in, add some elements if you want and it's done (really easy, I don't normally like them, but I sometimes come across ones I find are perfect). Some designers use QP's to show what you can do with their new kit or elements, to entice you to buy them/

So for digital ... there are designers out there who know how to make a 'button' or a 'flower' or papers, etc for digital scrapbooking. They give them out on their blogs or sell them in stores, then you download them and can use all the elements on whatever page you like. So in the first page above, I got the clouds, moon and stars from 1 kit, the background from another, the wordart I got from the CT (Creative Team) I'm on, and the font is one I downloaded. If you click on it, it'll take you to my gallery at digishoptalk, where all the credits are listed. In digi-scrapping, it's considered rude (and copyright infringement) to use an element or something someone else made without crediting them for it. It's more important when uploading to online galleries and submitting for publication, informal boards like this I don't think people really 'care' so to speak (but I always make it available in case people want to know). You can also get templates (like sketches) where everything is laid out for you, you just have to put your own pictures, papers and embellishments on it - I use these from time to time as well.

As for what goes into digital, in a nutshell you:
1) Open up a new document in your program, choose your size (ie 12x12). This is like your 'canvas'
2) Choose and add papers, backgrounds, etc. by clicking and dragging (in most programs)
3) Choose and add pictures, frames, embellishments, journalling, etc, also by clicking and dragging. Arrange as you want. If you want more than 1 of an element, just duplicate it and place where you want - this is the great part of digital, you can have 1 element you love and put it on every page you do, only having to pay for it once. You can resize pretty much anything, crop photos, etc.
4) Add drop shadows for realism (to make it look like paper scrapbooking and not 'flat')
5) save, resize & save for uploading (ie for email, here, online galleries). They create HUGE files, since everything is created at 300dpi usually, the image files are massive, so I resize to 500x500 pixels to upload here and everywhere else.

There are other programs out there that you don't have as much option, but in a nutshell, that's how you digital scrapbook. If you want more info, PM me and I'll find more info for you Smile

What's happening in Dec that you're so excited for?

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That first page is so amazingly beautiful!!! wow! It's so nice when pictures can inspire a page so well like that. They make some of the best pages.

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i love the quote on the first one

nice work

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I agree with Charys...when the pic inspires a LO like that they are the best. They are both great, but the first one is very moving as well. TFS

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I can't believe you just took that picture and you've already got it scrapped! Maybe I need to consider switching to digital! Can I ask what program you use? I am pretty clueless....

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"AshnBill" wrote:

I can't believe you just took that picture and you've already got it scrapped! Maybe I need to consider switching to digital! Can I ask what program you use? I am pretty clueless....

I use Photoshop CS2 ... if you're looking for info on Digital, check out the sticky on the board, it's great. (Or PM me, I'm always willing to talk digital!).

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great work as always... love the first one!!!

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"slurpeegirl13" wrote:

Yes, QP is a "Quick Page" - it's premade, meant for you to just put your photo in, add some elements if you want and it's done (really easy, I don't normally like them, but I sometimes come across ones I find are perfect). Some designers use QP's to show what you can do with their new kit or elements, to entice you to buy them/

So for digital ... there are designers out there who know how to make a 'button' or a 'flower' or papers, etc for digital scrapbooking. They give them out on their blogs or sell them in stores, then you download them and can use all the elements on whatever page you like. So in the first page above, I got the clouds, moon and stars from 1 kit, the background from another, the wordart I got from the CT (Creative Team) I'm on, and the font is one I downloaded. If you click on it, it'll take you to my gallery at digishoptalk, where all the credits are listed. In digi-scrapping, it's considered rude (and copyright infringement) to use an element or something someone else made without crediting them for it. It's more important when uploading to online galleries and submitting for publication, informal boards like this I don't think people really 'care' so to speak (but I always make it available in case people want to know). You can also get templates (like sketches) where everything is laid out for you, you just have to put your own pictures, papers and embellishments on it - I use these from time to time as well.

As for what goes into digital, in a nutshell you:
1) Open up a new document in your program, choose your size (ie 12x12). This is like your 'canvas'
2) Choose and add papers, backgrounds, etc. by clicking and dragging (in most programs)
3) Choose and add pictures, frames, embellishments, journalling, etc, also by clicking and dragging. Arrange as you want. If you want more than 1 of an element, just duplicate it and place where you want - this is the great part of digital, you can have 1 element you love and put it on every page you do, only having to pay for it once. You can resize pretty much anything, crop photos, etc.
4) Add drop shadows for realism (to make it look like paper scrapbooking and not 'flat')
5) save, resize & save for uploading (ie for email, here, online galleries). They create HUGE files, since everything is created at 300dpi usually, the image files are massive, so I resize to 500x500 pixels to upload here and everywhere else.

There are other programs out there that you don't have as much option, but in a nutshell, that's how you digital scrapbook. If you want more info, PM me and I'll find more info for you Smile

What's happening in Dec that you're so excited for?

Isn't that when you are being published? Or did I mix you up with someone else? I thought that was you?

Thanks for writing all of that. It makes me give all you digital girls so much credit. I think I will always paper scrap but doing a digital page here and there would be so fun! I might have to try it!

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great job!

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"tialee" wrote:

Isn't that when you are being published? Or did I mix you up with someone else? I thought that was you?

Thanks for writing all of that. It makes me give all you digital girls so much credit. I think I will always paper scrap but doing a digital page here and there would be so fun! I might have to try it!

Oh, right lol. Seeing as how I thought it was November lol. I thought there was something in your life you were excited for too (other than Christmas).

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"slurpeegirl13" wrote:

Oh, right lol. Seeing as how I thought it was November lol. I thought there was something in your life you were excited for too (other than Christmas).

Oh good it was you. I felt bad thinking it was the wrong person.lol There is something I can't wait for also, Jasmin is in her first magazine on November 30th I can't wait to get it! She has a 5 page fashion spread and on the bottom it will say the price of the clothing and model- Jasmin! I can't wait!

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I'm in awe of your turnaround time on those pictures!

Both are very cool pages!

TFS more of your fab work. Smile

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"tialee" wrote:

Oh good it was you. I felt bad thinking it was the wrong person.lol There is something I can't wait for also, Jasmin is in her first magazine on November 30th I can't wait to get it! She has a 5 page fashion spread and on the bottom it will say the price of the clothing and model- Jasmin! I can't wait!

Wow! That's awesome, you'll have to post pics of the pages she's on!!! Smile

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Super page Trina!! Really love the 'dark' look of it. Love the use of the moon, stars amd clouds. Very nice!