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My scrapbooking

I had a great experience a few weeks ago as the featured designer at Digi Night Out. It was fun to connect with local scrapbookers and my Mom even came with me. Meredith Cardall was a fabulous host and it was a well-planned and enjoyable event. If you are ever interested in attending, be sure to follow the Digi Night Out Facebook Page.

Because I was the featured designer, Meredith asked me to answer some questions about my personal, design, and creative life. I will share more of those details in some future posts, but I thought today would be a good day to share what I told that group about my scrapbooking habits and goals.

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I Found Myself

I opened up Adobe Photoshop Elements and a folder full of digital goodies and had a little art therapy time on my computer. Oh how I love digital mixed media creations! I just keep adding layer after layer and playing around with placement and opacity until I find something that I love. It’s very freeing!

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The value of looking back at the past month

I had a great time at Digi Night Out this weekend and it was fun to be able to share some of my designs and ideas with those in attendance. Most of the scrappers there were not familiar with my monthly roundup so that gave me the opportunity to explain the concept of wrapping up the details of each month in roundup fashion. This is something I have done every single month since January of 2006 and it is my single most useful documenting tool.

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Behind Every Successful Woman is Herself

It’s been awhile since I took the time to create a digital art journal page. A few years ago, I somehow discovered that I loved creating mixed-media style layouts. I don’t think I would enjoy splattering actual paint around, but when I can throw stuff around in Photoshop Elements, it sure makes me happy!

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Don't give up trying to do what you really want to do

I spent last night browsing through some of my past projects and pages. Do you ever do that? I highly recommend it for many reasons. It's a great way to remember that you are a creative person. It's also a good exercise to help you feel like picking up something you haven't done in a while. Finally, it's important to review your work periodically to remember that you have accomplished something!

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