Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Memories speed scrap


I participated in a speed scrap Sunday evening. The My Memories host on Facebook gives step-by-step directions and at the end people post their creations. I mostly used Vintage Rose from A Saxon Creation, which was a free download at MyMemories.com.

My speed scrap submission on Sunday:


Tonight I got to playing around with the page to see how it would look if I use some other embellishments. (The designer has a challenge using her stuff, so I wanted to enter that competition.)

Second version:






I changed the color scheme from green and orange to green and pink, and used more embellishments from Vintage Rose. I think everything except the green textured paper behind the group shot (and the photos, of course) are from that kit.

and third version:


I took the darker background paper and brought it forward (use a square shape and fill it with paper, then rotate), which provides nice contrast for the "I love" word art.  But there isn't enough contrast with the medium green behind the group photo.I'll have to do something about that.

One thing I really like about doing digital scrapbooking is being able to play with stuff and make all these changes, even make duplicate pages, without using up my supplies. You can't do that with physical scrapbooking. And if something gets placed in the wrong place, I don't have to worry about ruining a layout - I just move it.

One thing I did learn while doing this layout - get the photo and embellished frame situated first, then arrange and group, and then rotate. It's much trickier to get them sized and aligned if you rotate the two items separately.

I think these turned out okay, but you know I'm still going to mess around with them.

And don't forget - there is a giveaway. My Memories digital scrapbooking software can be yours. Enter here. The giveaway ends at 12:01 a.m. EDT March 15 (11:01 p.m. CDT March 14), so only a few hours left!

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