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.

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.

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.

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!

Website Announcement

Good news: The way forward for the Design Shop has been resolved!  Currently all products and coupons are being migrated to a new to me cart system. The cart, or so I understand from the documentation, seamlessly integrates with WordPress. So please bear with me a little longer whilst the process is completed.

Status Update

Unfortunately, COVID persists and for me the last three months have been a whirlwind of “busy doing other things” to say the least. The glitch discovered in the Shopping Cart checkout system persists also and I just haven’t found it within my capacity to sort it out… yet. So, the shop downloads are currently offline as explained in this post here…