Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Title and Journaling Added

Here is the layout I posted earlier in this blog; now it has the title and other elements added and is completed. This is one of my customers and her family in 2006 as they searched for, and found, the perfect Christmas tree.

My apologies to Mulberry Lane Papers for not acknowledging that the background paper is their design. Love their stuff! They also made the tree and tag elements. You can buy the whimsical Holly Jolly Christmas kit in Missy Artsy's Esty store here. So cute! And a commercial use license is available! LOVE that!

Anyway, I love the way this page turned out. Of course, it helps a lot to be given great photos of photogenic people!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Scrapbooker for Hire, Scrapbooking for Others

Ahhh, the magic phrases that seem to bring new customers my way. Gotta love Google!

Lately, I've had some more unconventional requests from people. Several have called wanting advice on starting up their own digi-for-hire business. I'm only too glad to talk to them and share what I have learned as I've organized and built my little business. I believe there is more than enough work out there for lots of scrapbookers for hire.

Another lady has requested tutoring in PhotoShop Elements so that she can do her own digi-scrapping. We will have our first telephone lesson today. I use PhotoShop CS3 so the menus and such are going to be different - I'm hoping that won't be too big an issue. I have used Elements in the past so I hope I can remember enough to make the tutoring worthwhile. This very nice lady from Massachussetts will be in San Francisco next month, accompanying her husband on a business trip. Since I'm only 35 miles from S.F. we are going to take advantage of the close physical proximity to get together in person for hands-on tutoring. It will be great to meet her, too!

I find a lot of inspiration for my page layout designs from magazines. Recently I came across an ad in a women's mag (I think it was Ladies' Home Journal) that I based the following layout on. It's probably not everyone's cup o' tea, but I like it. Now if I could just figure out where to put a title and journaling!