How to use a scrapSNAP: Creating layouts the easy way!

Fact: sometimes you just need to get a layout done and down fast! We have a number of scrapSNAP layout sets available in the Design Shop. This post is a structured exposition on how to use them. Read on to learn how to get the best bang for your buck from our range of pre-made digital scrapbooking layouts. We have a great tutorial for this topic coming soon.

How exactly do I create a Digital Scrapbook layout?

Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | Digiscrap 1050 | How do you create a digital scrapbook layout?

Creating your first Digital Scrapbooking page may seem like a daunting task at first blush. However, the good news is that it is actually much simpler than it seems and once you understand how to use layers it becomes the proverbial piece of cake. In this blog post we cover the basics of getting started with your first digital scrapbooking layout project through a simple step-by-step walk through of the canvas file creation and design process commencing with a bunch of random files through to completed layout.

Newsletter Alert & Status Update

Newsletter subscribers would have received the latest issue of The Blank Canvas this morning, showcasing sketchPLATE 0010.

However, I was up super later last night working on getting everything finished ready for downloads and I clean forgot to say:

EXISITING CUSTOMERS: please re-register your account. The old customer database has been uninstalled and old account login details no longer function.

If you haven’t received an email, please subscribe now … there’s a little FREEbie waiting for you. Smilie face, with a wink! emoji

Still steadily working my way through existing posts and images, and optimising everything along the way, getting close to completion. I just discovered an automation tool that is making the job a lot faster. Yay for technology!

Fingers crossed for the shop reopening on Monday. Please let me know immediately if you hit any snags in the cart checkout process.

Brand new kits coming soon … just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Love to you all. An i Heart u emoji

sketchPLATE Saturday 0010

Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE 0010

Today it is my great pleasure to present to you the first of the brand new range of sketchPLATES for 2022. Spotlighting this sketchPLATE Saturday offering, the idea for this page was originally sparked by those awesome ampersands that were so popular a little while ago. Having spotted a few on Pinterest I decided to try my hand at designing one. Here’s what happened …

Status Update

For the last couple of weeks I have been steadily working my way through existing posts and images, and optimising everything as I go, from basic wording (spelling and grammar checking too) right through to automating some of the repetitive text. The process is well in hand and almost complete.

The login for the shop is still a little in the air … the customer database as it exists has been uninstalled, and I will be inviting everyone to re-register soon. Look out for the email alert.

Working towards a 1 February 2022 shop reopening … just in time for Valentine’s Day.

See you soon my loves. An i Heart u emoji

Christmas 2021

Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | Christmas 2021 ownWORD 2022

Greetings Dear Friends. Wrapping up Christmas 2021, the happenings highlights of this year and what is coming next; a rambling post of musings and reminisces on the year that was and a focal shift on the ownWORD for the New Year eagerly laying before us.

Open Call: Cheerleaders, Proofreaders, Creatives

Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | Team Anita Richards

Super quick post to let you know about the open call for Cheerleaders, Proofreaders & Creatives. Once you become a Team Member you will have …

Status Update

Design Shop: After numerous external delays, serious health hiccoughs, family matters and more than a few steep learning curves, it would seem as though the new Design Shop software is finally functioning. There are still a number of tests that need to be completed to ensure that everything is running smoothly. However, that process should be resolved fairly quickly. Now the big hurdle is to track down why this site is taking so long to load. AND to optimise images and CSS, thereby placating the great god google. See you SOON!

The Day I Got Jabbed

Anita Richards Designs | Rollup4WA: Jab Day

It has been a very long time since I last live-blogged an event. This day is probably like no other day ever in terms of personal significance as a life altering event. I am a tumultuous mess of emotions as I remember a similar scene from when I was a little girl as my mother … Read more