OK, so here is my first attempt. This is what they call a PLOPPER. I just plopped my photo down in it. Added a bit of text and I added the extra date tag, staple and the puppy print and a few splotches of paint. Basic. But I like it.
THEN! I got brave!! I started with the pink striped paper. I added the florish overlays, the silk flowers, the ribbon, the lace the butterfly the journal box the bow.... OMG! I am learning so much. Like that bow up there! It was originally BLUE! I made it pink, all by myself!!!!! Then added a few shadows, layered it just right, and whala!
I got a little braver with my next attempt. As the background paper was originally an array of oranges and browns. But was able to get it to the blues to match Heathers vest. The colors dont all quite match and if I had put this on paper I probably would have started over at least 5 times. But I figure its a learning process.
I loooove the fact that I have only downloaded a few FREE items and I already have a stock of tons of stuff. In all different colors!
So then, people ask. Now what? Well, I get coupons all the time for photo printing. So I will wait for those to come in and a few at a time I will go get printed. And since I am officially switching to 8x8 albums, it wont cost me a TOTAL fortune to do this. As they will print on 8x10 photo paper. My main reason for this...is one, to cut down on space. Not only on supplies, but also on the albums themselves. I like lumpy bumpy so my albums get pretty thick. And the second is that I have worked hard to make albums for each of the girls. Heather has a book and Hannah has a book. But then whats gonna happen when they go away and take their books with them??? I got nuttin! So my way of doing things is changing now. I am going to make ONE album. Its gonna be MINE, then the girls can make copies for themselves. There will be pics that each of them will not give a flip about and then others that they both will want. But we are a family. And other than little books that we will make for summer vacations and travel and such....well just have the family book.
So now I have the issue of my already bad computer addiction habit. YIKES!