Category Archive: Digital Scrapbooking

Jun 27

Paper Crafts: Greeting Cards

Since I’ve always enjoyed crafty things, retirement has offered me more opportunities. We recently had a neighborhood birthday party, so I decided to create my own cards using only Photoshop and then printed the image on card stock.

On the 25th of June, I had the opportunity to attend Diane Squires, Stampin’ Up Card class. During the class I was able to make four cards and this time, I didn’t use Photoshop or my computer. The tools included stamps, ink,

I’m looking forward to learning more techniques from Diane and then blending both pure paper crafting and Photoshop to make the greeting cards that reflect my needs.

© Linda Geiger. All Rights Reserved.

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Jun 20

DIY Greeting Cards

These DIY greeting cards can be constructed using digital scrapping, paper stamping, and/or a combination of both.

Instructions

1.     Purchase (or make) a set of white 4 in x 5.5 in cards (8 in x 5.5 folded) with envelopes.

2.     In Photoshop  create a rectangular image, 3.75 x 5 in, to be used on the outside of the card. Place design and text (optional) on this rectangle.

3.     In Photoshop  create a rectangular image, 3.75 x 5 in, with design and/or sentiment to be used on the inside of the card.

4.     Print each rectangle on card stock (I used white in this sample)

5.     Use a commercial “Corner rounder” to round each corner of each rectangle.

6.     Mount each rectangles on the respective sides of the card.

Card #1

Card #2

Alternative #1

1.     Cut 1 rectangle [3.75 in x 5 in] from a scrapbooking paper or card stock and place on the front of the card.

2.     Create a design in Photoshop on a shape that will be cut out and placed on top of the rectangle in step 1.  If  the shape is a rectangle, make it about ¼ in. less on each side than the cutout in step 1.

Alternative #2

1.     Cut 1 rectangle [3.75 in x 5 in] from a colored piece of card stock and adhere it to the  front of the card.

2.     Cut a 2nd rectangular shape (about ¼ in shorter on each side.

a.     Use an inked stamped to create a background on that sheet.

b.     Use a second (or as many as you’d like) inked stamp to create a design

Enjoy!

© Linda Geiger. All Rights Reserved.

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May 30

My Story: Early Childhood through Grade School

Your Story by Scrapper’s Guide produced the theme of “Early Childhood through Grade School” for the month of May. As usually, as the the month neared its end, I completed the task. Here are the pages that I developed using paper & elements from Ever After kit by Krystal Hartley (Copyright 2010) and Scrappers Guide. The photographs are from my family collection.

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved

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Apr 25

My Story: Birth & Early Years

This is the fourth challenge of “Your Story. Brilliant!” offered as a class by Linda Sattgast of ScrappersGuide.com. This month the focus is on “Birth and Early Years.”

 

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.

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Mar 18

My Story: My Abilities and Hobbies

After being under the gun to complete February assignment, I made time to complete not just one set for the month of March but two. This was an easier challenge, particularly since this is the time of year that I adore and allow myself the time to investigate the new growth of spring. It seemed only natural to focus a couple of layouts to spring’s beauty. My walks this year have been limited to Gibbs Gardens (daffodit page) and Amicalola Falls.

 

Credits—Spring Flowers
Photographs: Linda Woodward Geiger; paper: Your Story Backgrounds and Clusters. © 2012 by Digital Scrapper; journaling cluster—elements from Jenny Binder, English Garden; Krystal Hartley, Ever After; and Joanne Brisebois, Recollection; and font: Monotype Corsiva

Credits—Quilting
Photographs: Linda Woodward Geiger; paper: “Every After” Kit, © 2010 by Krystal Hartley; stitching element—Happy Harvest Kit by Susan Bartollini; frame cluster—”English Garden” kit by Jenny Binder; “Ever After” kit by Krystal Hartley; “Recollection” kit Joanne Brisebois; and font: Kendric

 

 

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Mar 18

My Story: My Personality & Quirks

During February, the Scrapper’s Guide challenge was to create at least two pages that might illustrate the scrapper’s personality and quirks.

Admittedly, February was a very hectic month for me and at the 11th hour, I frantically worked on the challenge. I’m not very happy with the results, but to be fair I’ve finally decided to post them on this blog to continue the saga.

Credits for papers & some elements: Ever After Kit copyright 2010 by Sweet Shoppe Designs; Cluster: design by Linda Sattgast: “Recess” kit and elements © 2009 by Heather Roselli; and family tree: adapted from “Heritage Album” kit by Jessica Sprague

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Jan 21

My Story: People I Love

Digital Scrapper is one of my favorite places to learn about digital scrapbooking techniques. I’ve been a premium member for many years and really enjoy the monthly theme kits (papers, elements, and even quick pages) as well as their weekly scrapbooking tips. Linda Sattgast has recently begun adding structured classes.

“Your Story. Brillant” is her newest offering which particularly appealed to me for two reasons—the theme easily relates to family history, and the goal is to produce two pages a month (more if one has time time and resources). At the end of the year each student should have a book to publish with a minimum of twenty four pages. Each month has a different focus. This month the focus is “People I Love” and I’m sharing the two pages that I have created.

These pages were created using my photographs, elements and papers  from “Ever After” kit by Sweet Shoppe Designs, and paper by Krystal Hartley from “Ever After” kit, copyright 2010 by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

I’m already thinking about what I will do for next month’s project—”Through My Eyes.”

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.

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Dec 04

Family History Scrapbook

Combining a love for digital scrapbooking with a love for family history.

To  see more information on these scrapbook pages, I invite you to visit my blog on my family history.

© Linda Geiger. All rights Reserved.

 

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May 28

FGS 2011, Springfield: Digital Scrapbooking

Before you know it, it will be time to attend the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2011 Conference, Pathways to the Heartland, in Springfield, Illinois (September 7-10).

I’m excited about the opportunity I will have to present a one-hour presentation called “Digital Scrapbooking.” During the presentations I will be providing techniques for organizing your family history using scanners, digital images, digital audio files, digital video clips, word processing, and genealogy database files, will be discussed. There is a lot to talk about in just sixty short minutes, but my goal is to motive those in attendance and have them going home anxious to get their documents and photographs ready for digital scrapbooking. This session (S-407) will be presented on Saturday (September 10th) morning from 8:00-9:00 am.

Hope to see you there!

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.
linda@lindageiger.com

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Feb 26

Wordless Wednesday: Ronda, Costa del Sol

Originally posted in Anemnesis.

(c) 2011 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved.
Linda@LindaGeiger.com

 

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