Sunday, October 3, 2010

Playing favorites

Do you have any one scrapbooking item that you use over and over again? Even before joining any CT I had soooo many kits that I only used once (or Gasp -- never!) before I was buying yet another new one. That's one great thing about Digital Scrapbooking. When you need something you can have it instantly. That's also one bad thing about digiscrapping. Its just SO easy to go shopping and forget what you've even bought. I am incredibly guilty about this.

Then came along CTs. Isn't being on a CT like a dream come true. You want me to scrap? You want me to make whatever pages I want to and you want to give me free supplies? Oh, Heaven. Now I'm even more guilty of one-time using. Each week there are so many wonderful new goodies that I just have to play with.There are a few kits that I have used twice, even three times. There are some I keep on my hard drive because I love them and want to use them again when I get the time and the right photos.

And then there are my favorite alphas that I find myself using again and again and again. I've always been a huge alpha fan, just never very good at using them. When I started as a CT at TDC, one of the first items that caught my eye were Dotty Gel Alphas by Mari Koegelenberg. Ohhhh, I LUV these alphas. And she has them in so many colors too. I love the depth and the roundness and the gloss on these cute little alphas.

They are just so happy and fun to use. I recently added the Red Dotty Gels to my growing collection in order to add the finishing touch to this layout. I love how it turned out! Its another page in my "She Loved You Too" series for my daughter. I'm just going to keep making these layouts until I run out of photos.

used page template from Easy Breezy pt 16 by Busy Bee Designs
papers and elements from A Perfect Day by Kaye Winiecki and Flergs
alpha brushes by the incredible C.D. Muckosky
wonderful Dotty Gel alpha in Red by Mari Koegelenberg

Because of my lazy streak last week and the fact that The Digichick was closed for annual maintenance for a few days, I have only two other pages to share today.

papers and elements from Flavors of Fall by Wild Dandelion Designs - guest designer at The Digichick October
page template from Ingrid's Templates - Set.12 by my friend, Ingrid Fasquelle
clear alpha from So Grateful collaboration between Sugarplum Paperie and Sahlin Studios

all papers and elements from Home of My Heart by Studio Gypsy
page template from Fuss Free Photo Play by Fiddle-dee-dee Designs
glitter style from Pale Glitters by ViVa Artistry

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Please come again!


Lulutoo said...

So true--digital supplies are way too accessible. It seems more a matter of how much your hard drive will hold and how fast your connection is! I'm glad I didn't discover it until I was able to stick to a budget or it really would be a problem with the reasonable prices of everything. Great pages as always, Holly. You have such a beautiful family. :)

Cheryl aka nativescrapper said...

Hi Holly,
Its so true about digi supplies. I just love them. Being on a CT sometimes alot of work. I would love to play around with more scrap book items, but then a new kit comes out. :) Crazy huh?!? lol
But I use to love using alpha, but somewhere I kinda of slowed down on them. Just alpha alone from Designer Digital I have over 54 alphas. Im not even counting my other designer stores. So I would say I love alphas. I should say I love all my elements ;)
Love reading your blog:)