This will be the second time this week that I link to Clover Lane but seriously...Sarah is one of my heroes :-)
Over the past few months, she has done several posts with tutorials on how to use Google's Picasa to make blog headers/banners, digital scrapbook pages and more and I finally took the time to sit down and read them.
A while ago, I downloaded the trial version of Adobe Photoshop Elements and I am sure that once I learned how to use it...it would be super easy. But even after watching some videos and tutorials, I had no idea how to do a lot of basic things. But after just one naptime of reading through Sarah's tutorials, I have created my first two digital scrapbook pages on Picasa!!!
They are very simple, as I still have a lot to learn when it comes to creative touches, but for my first try...I am pretty happy with them!!
Like I said...very simple. But in a way, I sort of like them simple! With regular scrapbooking, I had a tendency to go overboard with embellishments and I feel like that takes away from the pictures sometimes. Plus, you could easily spend about $15 on one page in stickers, papers, cutouts, etc. Picasa is FREE and I was able to find a lot of FREE digital scrapbook papers online. Sarah links to a lot of these sites too, but one site you should bookmark is Persnickety Prints. They print 12x12 digital scrapbook pages for only $1.99 and the quality is suppose to be amazing.
This all gives me great hope for completing one of my New Years resolutions, which is to get caught up on ALL my scrapbooks this year! Thanks so much for these great posts Sarah! You rock!! And if any of you are looking to start using Picasa, even if it's just for making your own blog headers, head on over to Clover Lane to learn how :-)
Happy Thursday Everyone!
P.S. Thanks for all the help with my weekly calendar search! I have a lot of great ideas and I promise to post about them later :-)