So I've been sitting on that idea for a couple of months, and today, the idea of going digital popped into my head. I've been watching Cathy Zielske's transition to digital during the year, and I love how simple her style is.
But my dilemma is, I have a LOT of physical supplies. I even bought 2 years worth of Design A protectors when M's had a buy one/get one free sale. Some of these supplies I can use for traditional scrapbooking. Some I could sell or give away.
The more I thought about it, the more I because excited with the idea of going to a digital Project Life format. I love the idea of creating layouts in Photoshop. No printing, no cutting and pasting. No worrying about what embellishment fits where, what I have to match this kit or that kit. And the freedom to use a lot more digital products. I thought about printing a photo book of the layouts at the end of the year (or end of whatever period of time).
So tonight, I bought Cathy's templates (I like the subtle rounded corner & shadow on hers) and went to work, using some photos from a beach trip that I had previously documented in physical form.
Here's my result:
I used some vellum layer styles from Mommyish and made vellum "thickers" for the title card (which is from one of my textured card stock sets).
I even added the parking ticket. (I would scan this type of stuff going forward but for this test I just cropped it from the photo of my original spread).
On the textured card stock, I added one of my own freebie brushes.
I absolutely loved putting this together. The templates make it really easy to add in photos and cards. Once I spend a little time organizing my digital brushes & overlays, I'll be able to find what I want to use easily.
I'm keeping my background white. I really like the look of a simple white background, like in this book by Tracy Larsen. I think it'll make such a nice photo book.
So I've all but officially decided to go digital next year. I'm going to keep my supplies for a little while, in case I change my mind, or in case I want to make a physical layout or anything at some point. But eventually, if I love digital as much as I think I will, those supplies will have to be sold off. (To help pay for more digital stuff!). :)
So that's what's new right now. Looking forward to 2014!
In other news - I made a few new brush/overlay sets the other night that I'm hoping to get up for you guys later this week.