Ok, this is Leah from Mommyish and I am bringing to you a a new blog feature – MY CT! I have some amazingly talented ladies on my creative team and I want to share their epicness with you. First up is Amie! She just made it on to round three of Cropped! She has been an amazing CT member and makes the cutest decorations for her house EVER! Read on to find out more about Amie!
Hi! I’m Amie! I’m a wife to a banker, a mom to three lil rottens daughter age 6, son age 3 & our baby English bulldog puppy agee 10 months. In real life I’m a part time dental hygienist, but for the rest of my spare time (pshh as if that even happens with a house & kids & dog!) I like to do all things crafty scrapbooking, card making, painting and baking (especially cupcakes!)
What first drew you to digital scrapbooking?
I first got into digital scrapbooking when I came across a birthday invite on Etsy that I liked for my daughter’s 1st birthday. I KNEW I could make it myself so after talking my husband into purchasing PSE 7 an addict was born! It was a natural progression into full layouts from there especially after googling “digital scrapbooking” and falling into a whole new world on the interwebs that I didn’t even know existed!!! Now I create all my (and for friends/family) invites/cards on PSE12 & love the “no mess” of digital scrapbooking.
How long have you been scrapping?
I started digital scrapbooking in 2008, but have done paper scrapping since 1999.
How has your scrapping style evolved over that time?
My digital style has definitely evolved over the years my first pages were very flat & clean. Now, I’ve learned shadowing & try to add a realistic three-dimensional feel to my pages.
Is there something you put on every page?
This made me laugh out loud. I love all the things! I’ve been known to throw the kitchen sink on a page! One thing that I MUST put on every page is a date! I actually print out all my pages & put them in albums, so it’s a necessity to my type. A personality to have them in chronological order!
What is your favorite Mommyish kit?
GAH! I CANT CHOOSE JUST ONE! Seriously I’m so glad Leah took a chance on me for her CT otherwise my hubby would lockup my PayPal account! If I ~HAD~ to choose my most used (so must be favorite?!) is Schooled but I LOVE Basically, Best Summer Ever, Spooked, Happy Camper & Frolic.
What is your favorite tip/trick in Photoshop PSE/CS
Hmm. I’ve watch oodles of tutorials & self taught myself PSE so I’m not sure if this is a “tip” or not but I always type in my credits (KIT: TEMPLATE: ) under “file” then “file info” then into the description dialog-box. When you upload the file into Facebook it automatically adds the credits with the file. Then when I’m uploading to galleries everywhere I just copy & paste the info from FB. Also styles/actions are even a PU (personal use) scrapper’s best friend! I use them on every layout especially on titles! My favorites right now are the mommyish glitter & snow styles on the WWFlakes font makes the most gorgeous snowflakes!
Some of my favorite layouts from Amie: