Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I've put off posting for a few days because of time and because I wanted to post again when I was able to update my banner. I want a pretty & cutesy banner rather than this plain one. After doing some preliminary research, I found that the best way to do that is by digitally scrapbooking one. I tried to digitally scrapbook once. I failed.
So I downloaded a free kit (amazing stuff, by the way, at Fishscraps). I went in search of a free scrapbook software and found Scrapbook Flair. It is the one that turns up most on searches. It also happens to be the one I downloaded in my previous attempt and later uninstalled from my computer. I can't get it to work. Period. It's horrible. It is not user friendly. The backgrounds and elements that go with the site (the only ones I can get pasted on) are ugly and - to use a retro term - cheesy. Uggghhhh. So I've given up again. I can't justify buying Photoshop just for the banner and I won't be digi-scrapping in the future. Grrrr.
On another note, I joined a scrapbook challenge on SCS. I set as my goal 10 pages for the month of November. That is a real stretch for me. And I'm commited to *not* using April's pages as three of my layouts! Even with hers, 5 layouts would be more than I usually make. :) However, I got right on the ball and made my first layout, so I'm 2/10 so far! I used a past challenge sketch and modified it to be a double page spread. I'm really excited about how it turned out.