do you "forget" to use digi supplies or techniques

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Posted 12/17/2012 by ShanB in Digital Scrapbooking
 

ShanB
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Posted: 12/17/2012 11:25:23 AM
Is there something you love the look of but often forget you love the look of

I love photo masks, but so often I forget to use the technique in my own pages. I always see others pages and think great effect I love that look but never think of it when I'm working on my own pages

What do you often forget or overlook when doing your own pages?



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Posted: 12/17/2012 1:08:09 PM
Journal cards. I love them and yet, there is a noticeable absence of them on my lo's! And, now that you mention it, I love masks too... I actually have a list of techniques that I want to use, for just the reason you said, I'll forget if I don't write it down. I need to look at that list more!



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Posted: 12/18/2012 10:52:54 AM
I forget to use textures, torn edges, folds or creases on my pages. I also want to try using more filters for my photos.





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Posted: 12/18/2012 3:07:39 PM
I always forget to use stuff when I'm digi scraping. I think it's because I've got so many digital papers and elements that I forget what I've got!


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Posted: 12/18/2012 4:26:17 PM
photo filters just got added to my list, good one...



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Posted: 12/19/2012 5:38:50 AM
I forget to use most techniques. I often just layer papers and embellishments, I guess I can say I mainly digi scrap the way I paper scrap (I don't use many fancy techniques that way either).

Since I CT I don't forget to use something I downloaded (as I have to use it) but I do tend to forget about a kit once I've met my commitment. Though I have certain ones that I have in my head that I go to several times for a particular colour scheme or embellishment.





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Posted: 3/5/2013 2:04:00 PM
Yes, but I've forgotten most of what I want to do. I need to make a list, like Liz does, and include the instructions. Masks are definitely at the top of my list. I don't really like to do anything to my photos. I need to remember to add some outlines.


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Posted: 3/6/2013 1:34:37 AM
Great question. And why I often use challenges and bookmarks as inspiration because they remind me to use techniques I might otherwise forget or not think of. I can easily get in a rut as in many ways I digi scrap from the same mindset as I did paper so sometimes the unique digi techniques (graphic look, masks, blended papers, etc) I forget.And I'm still pretty much a novice when it comes to using styles, filters, techniques like making something look drawn, or painted, etc.So many things one can choose to do yet left to my own devices, i can end up with a basic paper, photo, journaling, frame type of page.

Since I tag my supplies by kits and elements in picasa I don't necessarily forget to use products since I can search for an item by category...ie. frame, bow, green ribbon, plaid paper etc. I do have some basic go-to products I use over and over though (specific frames, fonts, and basic neutral papers).

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Posted: 3/6/2013 11:38:20 AM
I'm not certain if forget is the correct term or lazy but I never seem to use the date elements in my stash. I do date my layouts but typically include it as part of the journaling with whatever font I've chosen. This is a great thread Shan.



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Posted: 3/6/2013 7:24:43 PM
I missed this thread first time around! Glad to see it!
I'm one to use lots of techniques in my layouts, but I do tend to use the same ones over and over- clipping masks, blending modes, extraction, layer styles, etc. but sometimes I go back and look at old layouts and wish I took the timye to do some other techniques, like that "paperclip" technique where you make something look like part of it goes in front and part goes behind... I remember one I did years ago where I did a series of interlocking rings- but I don't take the time to do that much any more.
For me, challenges help, and also I try to use at least 3 different techniques on every layout. (Too bad they're the same ones!)


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