Time sure flies when you’re having fun. I can’t believe this first week of May is already over! Did you guys have a good day yesterday? Anyone do some scrapping on the official day? I admit, I did not. Crazy things going on here in the land of Bradford.
Since our week has come to an end, so shall the sale. You have through today to stock up on your goodies, saving 40% on most kits+classes with the code NSD19 and up to 20% on most stamps, discount already applied.
Also, if you didn’t see the stamp update on social media, we’re getting down to final quantities on Newport XL (Limited Release). These won’t be available again for a few months.
And now what do we have today?
Well, did you know that most stamps also come in digital form? That’s right! If you want more flexibility in size and a different choice of creativity, then these might just be for you…too. Like, I like having both…options, babt. But I’m like that. ;)
Take a look at what Laura has for us today.
This page is just so happy! I can practically taste the barbecue. I love her color choices and how she mixed all these digital elements together. That’s one great thing about digital, the elements are never-ending since you can always print more. This is just a wonderful idea!
Here’s Laura to tell us about it:
When I saw Kerri’s new Hello Summer stamp set, I was immediately reminded of the photos from an annual family BBQ we had last summer that I’ve been meaning to create a layout with. While I love physical stamps, I find that I tend to use digital stamps way more often in my projects. So I started with the digital version of her Hello Summer stamp set, and pulled in bits and pieces from a few other digital stamp sets, a printable kit, and even some PNG files from her cut files to create a two page hybrid layout.
I’m a huge fan of pocket pages. I’m also a huge fan of photo collages. Since I didn’t want to create this as a pocket page layout (as it will go in my family album, which is all traditional layouts), but I had all of my photos printed as 3×4’s and 4×6’s, I decided to work them into a “collage” of sorts, using a grid design. I started by arranging all of the photos that I wanted to use, leaving a spot for a title card and two journaling cards. Once that was set up, I knew that I needed to create five 3×4″ filler cards to complete the spread.
While I could have pulled out some patterned papers to help fill those empty spots, I knew that I could find just what I needed in Kerri’s vast collection of kits! Her Simply Summer kit is filled with 3×4″ printable cards that were the perfect match for my photos and the theme of the page. I picked out five cards, printing two of them as-is, and tweaking the other three to add in some additional elements – adding digital stamps and a few words taken from Kerri’s cut file kits (the PNG files are great for using digitally).
For my title card, I used the “BBQ heat up the grill” digital stamp from the Hello Summer set, and added “family” above it (from the Giving Thanks kit). I added the striped piece along the left side of the title card by copying and pasting a piece from one of the printable cards. I also like to match the colors for my digital stamps with the colors on the printable cards, by using the color sampler tool in Photoshop.