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Boy I haven’t posted one of these in a long time! Today I met someone new on the internet through my crafty Facebook friends, oh my gosh I couldn’t believe I sat here for 3 hours talking to her we had so much in common with photography and scrapping and blogging, the list just went on and on, it was AMAZING! Well she also introduced me to YTLH© (You Tube Layout Hop) group, it’s hopping like I always do but the post is video, not just pictures. If you are interested you should search it on youtube and see tons of scrappers do amazing stuff. Her layouts as absolutely amazing too. I love her style, although it isn’t how I do mine, but I love her work. http://www.craftyx.blogspot.com/
Well after the vinyl decor hop (behind the scenes) I thought I would never do a video again, lol. But I don’t mind doing screen cast videos. So I asked her if I could do a digital layout, she said sure. I am the only one but she is open to new media! So I am going to break the mold, lol.. and give it a shot. I tried practicing tonight but the layout choice and how to layer it, it turned out to be way more difficult than I anticipated. So if you are slightly curious on how to make a blog button or anything digital like that you can watch my YouTube channel and see how the process works. I will be working in CS5 I tried to work in Elements tonight so I can do tutorials in Elements but this layout was far to complicated for a crash course. So I am going to have to spoil it for myself and show you what I worked on to practice for my video. Since I am on vacation this week I will just have to take more photos! If you can make a layout in scrapbooking software, you definitely can make your own blog button! I love this picture of my kids, I have so many more in the series of the whole family on my Dad’s side too.. it will be awesome to make a few pages of it. So here is my practice layout..
Not my usual colors, I like to do my own designs alot but this one is a kit I used, created by Valerie Foster – www.doyoudigi.com called California Cool. I downloaded it off the internet for free a couple of years ago. I just saw it on her site, but didn’t see where you can download it. I am sure if you google it, it surely can be found on one of those free digi sites. Soooo, keep an eye out for this new medium! She has up to 12 youtubers sign up for the hops and I watched some of the videos, you can watch them put the layouts together in real-time. Alot of the videos are in fast forward with music so it isn’t boring and dragged out. Some have the layout done then they explain all the materials they used and where they got them. I am not exactly sure how I am going to do mine yet because I have all my colors all my stamps all my stuff right at the click of my fingers. If I get enough traffic I can turn them into tutorials for the hops I join! Since I won’t be using this one for the hop, I thought I would share! I hope you are having a great weekend, and getting some crafting in! Until next time.. happy crafting.. Hope to see you Tuesday for http://mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com/ DT valentine card I will be posting! Need a little jute or twine? She is adding in some burlap too!