Thursday, July 13, 2006

rawr.

(i don't even know why i even pretend to try and come up with an interesting subject. i'm just not very good at that)


scraplyric is up. some good stuff this week, hope you play!

the 12x12 bug has bit me in digi, too!



you know, it's kind of funny how my attitudes about scrapbooking has changed since the time i really started getting into it. when i first started, i was all about super-simple (a la cathy z, etc). now i can't do super-simple to save my life (although once in ahile i surprise myself). when i first started, i was all about using stuff up and budgeting...now, although i'm cheap, i have a bunch of unused or half-used items invading my space. then it was all about layering tons of paper and not using much else. my goal was to use as many different paper manufacturers on one single LO as humanly possible. nowadays, i still like mixing it up, but the lazy side in me loves coordinated lines and i've taken to only using 2-3 sheets of paper per layout. i hated 12x12...it was too much space, i couldn't work with it. until i figured out the secret to working in 12x12. now i love it - because i've been loving white space a LOT these days. in fact i had to force myself to do a 8.5x11 on my scraplyric layout because i felt like i was doing too many 12x12s lately. lol.

when i first started i swore to myself that i would never be the type to obsess over getting published. i had zero interest in it. i didn't even know what design teams were. funny how that changed. i still have that "if it get picked up, great, if not, whatever" attitude, but you see me submitting quite prolifically.

and digi. i used to HATE digi. i thought it looked ugly, fake...besides, my old computer was so run down that it would have NEVER supported it. that was until the SS digi 4 issue came out...and i was intrigued. sort of. i took my first foray into digi when i spotted a LO using an adorable freebie holiday kit from shabby princess on sara's blog. i did a few pages, did the family christmas card with that kit...then i stopped playing with digi. that was until SS Digi 5 was released and i fell in love with the fabulous freebie kits (especially tia's) that came with it. i figured joining a digi forum might be helpful, so i signed up for designer digitals. i was drawn to that place because some of my favorites designed for them. i thought "i would LOVE to be on this creative team." but i was still playing with digi, i didn't have any plans for it to become a huge thing. imagine my total shock and pleasant surprise when i saw an e-mail from katie pertiet inviting me to join her team!

okay, so that was a novel.

speaking of digi...i really need to get rid of AOL (dial up) because it is hindering my digi scrapping. i was dowloading this FAB kit and was about 80% through with the download...then AOL decided to poop and there went the download. i'm peeved because i really wanted to play with this kit ASAP. it's by andrea victoria, the newest designer for designer digitals and it'll be up on sunday! AND...ali edwards chatting tonight!! i can't wait!

12 comments:

mango said...

Love the new pages! I haven't tried digi yet, but the more I see the more I tempted I become.

Adrienne said...

I LOVE digi!!! But I will NEVER give up my paper! LOL

Jen said...

Your pages are beautiful. Glad you're liking digi, but I'm so not going there. It's the whole tactile thing for me. There's no fun in scrapping, in my world, if I can't touch the goods!

nichole said...

you crack me up, caroline!! and i think you read my mind...cuz i have been thinking these very same things [aside from digi, cuz i've never tried it!] about scrapping lately. i never used to do 12X12 & am TOTALLY into it these days..and stuff on a page?? do the same thing!! i love you, girl! i hope everything is wonderful with you! annnnd i LOVE all those pages!!! you rock. simple as that.

Greta said...

pages are great and digi doesn't interest me just yet but i love the art that everyone else makes....i just like playing with paper and glue to much right now...i am scared if i ever go digi i won't go back....

EK said...

Love the LOs! The new challenge is fun!

amberskolnick said...

love reading about your scrapping evolution

michelle guray said...

you can do it all, caroline! i loved reading this post of yours!

(thanks for visiting my blog, btw!)

melissa said...

lovin these adorable LO's! I haven't tried digi yet, but have seen some awesome creations from peas.

congrats on getting on the digi design team!!

rani said...

your new layouts rock!!! I need to just do it and try digi-I have a nice new computer and should just take the plunge-I'm still quite intimidated by it all..we'll see! And I liked reading about how your scrapbooking has changed!

jill s said...

LOVING these layouts!

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