Christine’s Project Life: Digital to Physical

PL_Tuesdays copy If you remember my last post, I was weighing the reasons why I loved paper over digital (and digital over paper) in scrapbooking. I loved the ease of getting memories down quickly when it came to digital scrapbooking, and I also loved what I call my favorite part of paper scrapbooking: rounding corners. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This week, I’m going to show you how I translate digital layouts into physical ones (because there are corners to round and photos to print out…!) I recently got myself a Canon Selphy (a very Merry Christmas to me) and it’s made finishing my PL pages so much quicker. First, I decided to work on this layout. I posted it a few weeks ago on the blog: Digi-PL-4 Pretty simple, right? First things first: print photos. 2014-11-25 00.14.40 The Canon Selphy is super easy to use โ€” I connected the printer to my local WiFi network and printed these from my phone! Of course, I made sure to combine these photos in Photoshop before exporting them as 4×6 photos and sending them to my phone. Since I already added digital elements when I made the digi layout, I didn’t have to embellish these as much (yay!) 2014-11-25 00.31.03 For those who have Selphy printers, you’ll notice that the finished photos aren’t exactly 4×6. So a part of these photos were cropped and the finished, cut version is smaller than 3×4. (No matter, it’s not super obvious.) Here are my photos cut (super easy… cut right in half and voila!) and ready for rounding. 2014-11-25 00.35.13 Ignore my messy table! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, while assembling this PL spread, I had to keep referencing my digital layout. Why follow the digi layout so closely? Well, saves me time, since I’ve already thought about the card / photo arrangement for that layout โ€” no need to completely redo the spread. 2014-11-25 00.38.26 Next up: journaling! I grabbed two blank journaling cards from Kelly Purkey’s Best Days kit (one left in the shop!) which was designed by yours truly ๐Ÿ˜‰ (See what I did there?) Now, the challenge is to have to rewrite all the journaling from the digital layout. Rewrite, you say? Why not just print out the previous journaling card? I could, but one of the reasons why I love scrapbooking so much (aside from rounding corners) is including little handmade touches here and there, whether it’s through my handwriting or other physical embellishments. I figured since everything else is digital (even the little tag captions up there), might as well make sure my handwriting shows up at some point. Here’s the finished layout!2014-12-14 22.32.01 Close enough, eh? You’ll see that I’ve added some brush script to the journaling card in the bottom left (the week dates) and copied the journaling word for word (might’ve omitted a sentence or two to make it all fit). For the top right journaling card, since I didn’t have a physical stamp of the digital stamp from Ali Edwards that I used on the card, I used one of my own (a set I designed for KP’s latest kit). See my funny attempt to recreate the digital brush of the week timeline!! It works, I suppose. Closer look at the physical layout: 2014-12-14 22.32.20 And another: 2014-12-14 22.32.38 I know the easiest way to get the digital layout into my physical PL albums is to just print out the spread as multiple 6×8 pages and to slip them into 6×8 page protectors, but where’s the fun in that? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have you ever tried doing digital scrapbooking? Do you keep your pages digital, or do you try to translate them into physical layouts like what I just did? Let me know!

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