Sahm to 2 handsome boys... Love music, cooking, traveling, the outdoors, landscape photography, labrador retrievers & siameses (I have 3!) and, most of all, my hubby of 20 years...
I ventured into digiscrapping at the recommendation of a friend overseas a few years ago. She had posted a tagger-sized layout of her kids in her signature area at the forum we both posted at. I'd never seen anything like that before & thought it was nice, so I pm'd her & asked her where she had that done (I assumed it was the work of a professional photographer). Imagine my surprise when she told me she had made it herself! She then told me all about digital scrapbooking and encouraged me to give it a try - d/l some freebies and see if I like it - so I did. I had always thought about [paper] scrapbooking, because a bunch of young mums at our church had scrapbooking & "stamping" parties, but lack of storage space kept me from doing it (well, that and the fact that we are a single income family). Needless to say, digiscrapping was the perfect solution for me.
A couple years ago I adopted Pixelscrapper as my home base because of its friendly & helpful atmosphere... (thank you, Marisa & Jordan!) I'm one of the rare PSP users out there (also known as "PaintShop Pro")... It's a very good program & I like it very much, but "had I known then what I know now" I probably would've saved up to buy Photoshop instead. I've found that most of the digiscrap community uses Photoshop, and therefore the tutorials, classes & supplies are all geared toward that. A lack of current PSP tutorials, classes & what not has held me back from reaching my full potential in digiscrapping.
Someday I hope to find an active PSP digiscrap community & possibly a mentor, so I can get to know PSP much better & learn various digiscrap techniques (like those offered here in the tutorial section). I say "active" because most of the PSP sites I've found through searches are not active (and many have long been abandoned), and most of what I've seen is based on much older versions of PSP. So if you happen to be reading this & you know of any current & active sites, please let me know. ;)
We used to live near Cape Elizabeth & made frequent trips to Fort Williams Park... If you ever get a chance to go to Maine, check it out - it's not too far from Portland. And while you're there, head down the road just a little further & go to the Lobster Shack (near Two Lights State Park) - you won't regret it.
This l/o was created strictly with 100% Scraporchard products (one of the terms of the challenge). I primarily used "Oh Snap!" (from their iDSD hop), and a few items from "Techno Geek" (from May's DSD hop). Recolored a few items here & there - that's about it.
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