Saturday, September 20, 2008
All of the elements and the paper for this layout are from lie fhung, of ZTAMPF!
I talk a lot about digital scrapping, but I was always only dinking around with it. I didn't have the complete set up that I wanted. I wanted the right software running on the right hardware and a nice set of digital files to play with.
Method, motive, and opportunity collided last night. The ZTAMPF! sale provided a lot of files. I finally have a full version of CS3 and Bridge on my laptop and the laptop itself is quite robust. I went to a local crop and took only the laptop, not a crop tote full of paper, trimmer, glues, inks, stamps, tools, and so on. I got four layouts completed and I worked on a fifth layout, but had trouble with the kit.
The kit I had hoped would be much nicer had a case of FAIL. The embellishments are appropriate for a toddler on a tricycle, not a NASCAR fan. Sigh. There was a checkered flag, but the person who created it didn't know how to correctly twist fabric, so the waves in the flag aren't quite right. And the flag was the wrong shape. It was a pennant, long and narrow, with points on the edge. The checkered flag that is waved at the end of a NASCAR race is 5 squares by 6. The whole kit was just a bit 'off' and I was not happy to have spent money on it. It was the only NASCAR/driving kit that I could find.