I think I have a solution to my scrapping conundrum. I decided that if I was ever going to scrap again that I had to do something to make it easy to scrap on the couch with the family. In order to make that happen I have to have supplies on my computer hard drive. Thing is, I don’t want to move all of my supplies over to the laptop. I need to do some culling of the supplies anyway, so I have decided that I would only move over what I really use.
To begin this process I wanted to start on a Disney album and start getting those pictures scrapped while the memories are still fresh. I hooked up to my EHD and picked some neutral background papers and one kit for the album. This forces me to stick to one basic color palette for the album, which makes it a more cohesive album and also saves time. No more spending a half-hour hunting for “that one element I know I have.”
I also downloaded the trial for Photoshop Elements 8 so I could give that a whirl and see what I think. I used it to create this page about our dinner at Planet Hollywood –
It’s a pretty simple page focusing mostly on the pictures and the story. It’s also a new format for me. I decided to try an 8-1/2×11 page format for this album. I kinda like it.
We’ll see what the final verdict is in 30 days.