There are monthly challenges over at RAKScraps which I joined today and here are the layouts I submitted. The first was supposed to be a “SCRAPLIFT” which is essentially “lifting ideas” from a featured layout. The second is a “LAYOUT” Challenge where they give you a design element, which in July is “Repetition”. Beautiful kits to work with so I’m inspired.
I’m rather limited by my software because I’m doing my layouts on Powerpoint. The nice thing about Powerpoint is that although it is primarily a presentation software, it is capable of graphics manipulation and can save into .jpg or .png. I save as jpegs for uploading (after resizing) and then I save the whole layout as a single graphic in .png format for printing later as a 12×12 page. So as not to “lose out” on margins, I break the graphic into two pieces and print on legal size paper and later piece it together into one layout. (Still with me?)
I still consider myself both a paper and digital scrapper. I cannot imagine coming up with purely digital layouts although that is probably what I would do for the multi-copy albums I’m making of the pictures we took in Manila. I will probably save my hard embellishments for my personal copy.
Again, if you’re interested to get these scrapbook kits, you have to register with RAKScraps and you can get these from their Newsletter archives.