Q: What program do you use for digital scrapbooking?
A: I started out doing the bootleg version of digital scrapbooking by designing in PowerPoint and Publisher. It is pretty simply, but also fairly limiting when compared to what you can do in PhotoShop. I recently started using Photoshop, which is definitely the program of choice for digital scrapbooking. However, it is pricey so you might also consider trying Photoshop Essentials, which is considerably cheaper. (You can download a free trial off their website and try it out before you buy it.) If you want more info on how to scrap in PowerPoint or Publisher, just let me know.
For the pages I'm making for our Life Book, I'm using templates (like the ones seen here) that you design using photoshop. They are so, so, easy and I love them! I got a 40 pack of them free with purchase during a sale ScrapMatters was having last month. There are also lots of places you can download free templates - just google "free digital scrapbooking templates". I think these are only for use in Photoshop? But not sure.
Q: What are your favorite sites to download/purchase digital scrapbooking kits?
A: Shabby Princess has several amazing kits that are free to download, so I would recommend starting out with them to get the hang of things. I have also purchased quite a few things from ScrapMatters. Their prices are great, and they have sales often.
I also follow quite a few of the designer's blogs, and they give out freebies/add-ons occassionally. Her are some of my favorites: HayNay, Britt-ish Designs, and WM[squared]Designs. I also signed up for the ScrapMatters newsletter, which is is sent monthly and is a wonderful resource full of tips, design ideas, and a free kit. You can also google "free digital scrapbooking kits" and find more stuff than you can ever use!
Q: Would you mind sharing your templates for your drink and brownie labels?
A: I'd be glad to! Leave your email address in the comments, along with which template(s) you'd like, and I'll send them your way. Both were created as Word documents and I just dropped in a digital scrapbooking design for the brownie labels, then added a text box over that. I downloaded the fonts for free from Kevin & Amanda's Scrapbooking Fonts. If you have not been to her site, check it out. Amazing fonts - and all for free!! Can't beat a deal like that. (I think I've already responded to anyone else who asked for these, but if I missed you, just let me know!)
Q: What is your favorite restaurant?
A: As far as chain restaurants, I would have to go with Cheddar's. Love love LOVE their Spinach Dip. And their Honey Lime dressing? Hold me. It even persuades me into eating salad! Accompanied by a Honey Butter Croissant, nonetheless, but still. Scrump.
Just Lisa, No Filler asked:
Q: What are you going to do when the baby has been screaming for the last 20 minutes? You've fed him, changed him, burped him, cleaned him, rocked him..... still screaming. What do you do?
A: Great question, Lisa. Unfortunately I don't have an answer for you on this one, but I have a feeling it will have something to do with me curled up in the fetal position rocking in the corner while chanting to myself, "This is what you always wanted. This is what you always wanted."
Brodrick Family asked:
Q: How do you put the lines through the words?
A: To put a strikethrough, you put the letter s in the middle of these characters < > before the part that you want the strikethrough to start at, then type the text that you want to have the line through it. When you are finished, put < /s > where you want it to end and it should work. Do not put spaces between the characters; I just did that so it wouldn't actually strikethrough everything I just typed. Make sense? This was hard to explain because it kept picking up the html and not just letting me type the text, so sorry for the crazy explanation!
I will stop with that today, but will answer some more tomorrow. Because I know you guys are losing sleep waiting for all of my answers. Ha! :)