I saw it this morning...it's a gorgeous kit but I don't much care for it really. Just not my kind of colors and the papers didn't do it for me at all. But I did like the Splatz by Vicki Stegall...might have to get those!!
LOL, Jill, you were pretty successful! I spent $4.25... nowhere near that free game kit!
Kara, I use Photoshop Elements 6. I bought a desktop computer last year, knowing I'd need the memory and high performance for it! Digi scrapping is high maintanence, lol.
I would like to mention my favorite freebie site: Gunhild & Svenning Actually, was it you, Kate, who first introduced me to it months ago? Tons of fabulous freebies. At the top, click on the word "here" to see the Friday Freebie page, then you'll see links to pages 1 - 6 to view older pages. Love her stuff!!
Lori - I remember that you were dabbling in making your own digi stuff...glad to know that you are still at it! I was making freebies for a while but felt so unappreciated (no...really...just didn't have the time). I'll make something here and again if I need it and don't have it...and would like to begin making more stuff again to give away.
Kara - I print everything...but I usually wait for the email I get when there is a sale (scrapbooksplease.com I think??) Last time I had prints made it was over 150 LO's. I don't recommend waiting that long...takes a LONG time to upload Oh..and...I also use PSE5. DH (don't ask me why) bought a mac a few weeks ago that has CS3 on it thinking I would love it...when actually I don't want to touch it w/a 10 foot pole! I love PSE, does everything I want it to do, why change?
Jill got her shop on!! Great stuff girl!
Cathy - glad you joined us, and you are right, the digi side is missing pizzazz!!
Hi Lauri! (seems weird spelling your name right...LOL) Hi C!! (Hi-C is the name of a kool-aid type drink here in the states...LOL)
This LO is pretty representative of how I scrap, although it's not digital. Lots of images, not much embellishment except for enlargements of certain elements from my photos or scans of ephemera, cool titles, and some journaling. I was really pleased with my title, which I used Photoshop to make: I took a free download font, put each letter in its own layer and moved them around until they were 'welded', then printed it out, used removable adhesive on a real road map and cut it out with an xacto knife. I also photoshopped the picture in the bottom left - the original pic is just to the right of it, I got rid of the background, enahnced the foliage a bit with the clone tool, and textured the pillar the dragon is on. We have a bigger pic of it hanging in our bathroom Arkansas vacation
And here's the paper I made for my Trader Vic's LO, which is really representative of how I've been using Photoshop lately: patterns, brushes, layers, photos, and this one has some crops from the actual Trader Vic's drinks menu which is on their website. I finished this LO with photos and other paper, but I haven't photographed it yet. Paper for Trader Vic's LO