Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Scrap "lifter"

I read/saw this term on the ScrapperCreation site the other day and the more I think about it the more it describes me. I am always searching the internet looking for another layout idea. When I see one that I like, I save the image for later. Sketches are hard for me to work with. I need to see what someone else has done with the sketch and then I can work with it. I then take creative liberty and make it my layout. I very seldom just copy the layout but I have once or twice. When its perfect its hard to change. So I guess my thoughts are at what point is it no longer 'lifting' but stealing? It seems the old saying that imitation is a form of flattery should hold some merit. I don't ever nor do I ever plan on selling layouts. I would like to show them off though. I make each layout for the pictures that are on it. I used a ready made layout one time because it came in a lot of scrapbooking supplies that I had bought and I really didn't like doing it. It seemed to take longer trying to find the pictures to go in it then if I would have made the pages my self. So when I make a page, first I have the pictures then I design the page. And yes by design I mean find one that I like for it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Getting the Gypsy

Well I am getting the Gypsy - old news to most of you but new, scary and exciting to me. I am that old dog that is trying to learn new tricks and becoming a pest to those who are trying to help me learn. (Thank you Karin!) I do have a question or two for those of you who are experienced with the Gypsy. I will be uploading all my cartridges and once I do that, they can never be uploaded again. What happens if the Gypsy breaks? You know I drop it, the grand baby puts it in the toilet, the dog chews it up, etc.? You see all those stories that people tell and laugh about I think start in my house. Do you register it and then it is on file somewhere what you have on it or are you just sol? That is my biggest fear I think. So do any of you experienced Gypsy users have any info for me??

I can''t wait to try out the new CCR. I use the Design Studio often and am anxious to see what improvements have been made.
I used Animal Kingdom cartridge for the pig and cow Old West Cartridge for the bucking horse and My World Cartridge for the tractor.