Hi Everyone,

Just thought I had better give a kindly warning that this post is a long one! I have so many things to share and rather than doing a post every 2 days I thought I'd save them all up and share in one extra big post.

Most of you know my exciting news about being the Digital Guru over at Scrapbook Creations Magazine. The current issue #103 of SCMag contains my first official article so I'm just a tad excited about that he he.

If you haven't already taken the plunge into photoshop and scrapped a page digitally, but you're toying with the idea, then this article is a good one to get you started. It looks at the basic commands and tools within photoshop, how to download packs, save and store them and then shows you how you can use digital templates to scrapbook your very first digi creation!

These days most of us are either time poor or naughty Mr Mojo tends to take leave every now and then. Scrapping with a sketch, whether you are a traditional or digital scrapper, is a great way to resolve those two hiccups. For the newbie to digital scrapping the editable sketch templates are also a fantastic way to introduce you to how the layers palette works in the Photoshop workspace. Once you have mastered the layers which honestly is easy peasy, you are well on your way to navigating photoshop.

So why not give it a go... grab the free digital sketch pack to add to your collection and then have a play following the stepped out instructions in my article 'Digital Scrapbooking is a Cinch' which you can find in this months issue #103.

If you would like the whole pack in one download CLICK HERE FOR FULL PACK :) 

Here is my page using the sketch above.
'Seeking Balance'
Digital Credits:
Nevermind Paper Pack by Studio 68
Soho Alpha by Tracy Martin
Font: Travelling Typewriter

Oh and if you are O/S and can't get the Australian Scrapbook Creations Mag at your local agent you can subscribe to the digital magazine which you can do by clicking HERE.

This week Sissy Sparrows released a couple of cool packs of Paper, Clipping Masks and Elements. They are great to combine with any of the Sissy Sparrows kits which makes them really versatile.
This is the page I created using those packs.
'Count The Times'
Digital Credits
Motley Masks Vol.3 by Sissy Sparrows
Empty Box Vol.1 Paper Pack by Sissy Sparrows
Mixed Media Medallions by Sissy Sparrows
Acid Wash Full Kit by Sissy Sparrows

The next two pages were created using Sissy Sparrows release from last week called 'Insomniac'. This kit is a ripper, its filled to the brim with delicious papers and elements along with some awesome word art, an Alpha and other fabulous doodling style elements packs. They are perfect for AJ projects. Below are my DT pages using the kit.
 'Passed The Point'
Digital Credits:
Insomniac Bundle by Sissy Sparrows
Sketch for CSI #105 by Page Drafts

 'The Insomniac'
Digital Credits:
Insomniac Bundle by Sissy Sparrows

This page is my project for the current 'Painted Nest' challenge #23 over at Scrapbook Graphics. It came about after I posted a status stating 'I'm an idiot' on facebook
and the beautiful Helen Wallace replied by saying
'Be gentle with yourself Em...everyone makes mistakes♥︎

It really got me thinking about how I can be so hard on myself. I have struggled with depression for such a long time that I can often be my own worst critic. Little hiccups become monumentous failings for me which in many ways has prevented me from having the courage to do what I really want in life. This page was a way that I could ensure that those words Helen said remained as a constant reminder. Thank you Helen, you have no idea how such simple words resonated so deeply with me xo

'Be Gentle with Myself'
Digital Credits:
The Painted Nest Challenge #23 Freebie by Sissy Sparrows

Lastly here is a page I did of my beautiful husband for Sahlin Studio using the latest Word Sentiments
'I Love You'
Digital Credits:
Stamped Sentiments Word No.2: LOVE by Sahlin Studio
Ephemera Stacks by Sahlin Studio
Apple Orchard Kit by Sahlin Studio
Autumn Frost Elements Pack by Sahlin Studio
Everday Love Word Art Pack by Sahlin Studio
Paper Piercing Stitching Holes by Sahlin Studio
Year of Templates Vol: 12 (July sketch 2012) by Sahlin Studio

So there you have it guys, hope I didnt lose you after the first 50 paragraphs lol!
Have a great day! xo


  1. Wow, I always love your creations, Em, but I have to say, this last one is definitely my favourite one!!!!!

    1. Naww thank you Ezzie, you are such a sweetie MWAH!

  2. I totally agree with Eszter!! That's one amaizng page girl :) But to be honest, you are an amzing scrapper! <3

  3. Astounding...amazing Em! And why on earth would you doubt yourself?? Throw that doubt out the window...yes, open it & get rid of it...it is not needed!!! You are just so energetic, clever, funny & one outstanding laydee!

  4. Lovely girl.... a fantastic post.... congrats on your being the 'Digital Guru' you are amazing! And you create the most stunning pages.... so blessed to have you on our team. xx

  5. Fabulous as always Em! Will have to have a play with your sketch - love the look xxx

  6. Hi Em...congrats on being chosen Digital Guru at Scrapbook Creations...it will encourage me to buy the mag and have a go...now that's a scary thought. Your designs are inspirational and I love the subtle blending achieved with digital pages. I'm glad my words allowed you to ponder about why you are so hard on yourself. All your pages are stunning and I especially like "Love you." Go well :D

  7. I have been sitting here just looking at your layouts.. so full of wonderful things to see. I am still in awe of digi scrapping.. I really love how you have the masking in that last layout.. stunning designs.. love each one.. and I have the SC mag and I look forward to reading your article this month.. I hope your weekend has been good...the weekends just aren't long enough are they!!??

  8. Boy oh boy!!! These are amazing......I've never done digi....but I do have PS & would love to know how to use it a bit better...so I might just have to check to out:):):) And I admire your honesty about depression....it's not a fun thing to have to deal with.....beautiful pages & all so varied & different:):))

  9. Congrats Em and I just absolutely LOVE your pages! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

  10. No end to your amazing talents x

  11. Its been a long time since I had the time to blog lurk,.....but sheeeesh girl!! U just reminded me why I find your creativity so damned inspiring!!!!! So so love 'Insomniac'!!!!!! xox


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