I wanted to give you a play by play of going digital. First off, I love it! It has been on my computer now for 3 days. And I have been on it everyday. I think I might just start traveling with computer in tow. So Friday, I got the software on with all the bells and whistles. I loaded the Creative Memories Storybook creator 3.0, I spent the money and got the bigger package that they offer. It is truly a deal, I got a lot of great packages and a coupon for printing. Took me about 2 hours, because we couldn’t stop running our mouths. I did not use it again.
Saturday, I bought more packages online for the creator. Alright, this was when I got really excited. I was able to point and click and add power pallettes for about $10. Now my big shocker is that I loved the CM paper but I didn’t like the cost and once I used it, it was gone. Well, now I am spending less and I can use it over again. So cropped from 10am to 6pm. I did almost an entire book of 22 pages on my first go around. I was in the zone.
Well, that night I called my BFF consultant and asked some specific how tos and can I’s and she then pointed me to a webinar online. So after church today, I watched 2 webinars. Then I was a-ha on laying things out and changing things. So I decided at 7:30 to start the book over. I am not obsessed, noooo. I just want it awesome. I do want to show you one page from it. I am doing a weekend at the lake from last summer. I am so excited to keep learning about this program.
Do you love all the doodles on it? I found out that you can take any embellishment and turn it into a stamp and change its color. In fact this is a predesigned page, free from the free downloads, that I replaced the other images and paper to reflect my book. The original page was from the FOR HER pallette. The very top of the page is stamped leaves? that I filled with a paper background.
So far, into my almost 12 hours of experience I am finding I like to have all my pictures sorted by time and have only the best of what I want to work with downloaded into the project. From there, I use a blank page and throw the pictures into each page as I want them with the picture file set to “show only pictures not used” this way I don’t have repeaters and I do not miss any. Once I have all the pics put into my pages, then I am going page by page changing the layouts and setting the pages. This page maybe took me 15-20 minutes. I am still learning my inventory.
I just wanted to share this with you!