Here's a little secret: when it comes to living your dreams, trying something new, or putting yourself "out there", I talk big, but inside, I'm a complete mess. I really admire those friends of mine, many of whom have blogs here, who are doing things like this and are just getting better and better at their crafts.
So, about a year ago, I started digital scrapbooking. I've been paper scrapping for the last 12 years, and I love it-- it's actually very therapeutic for me to sit down at a table with a bunch of paper, elements, pictures and double stick tape, or all of those things on a computer, and just focus on creating something. I'm not the best scrapper in the whole world, but I'm proud of my pages and I love looking at them.
Since I've been digital scrapping, ideas have kept popping into my head for my own papers and elements. I decided to give the designing end a try and realized that it is way more difficult than I thought it would be, but that I actually love doing it. So, I bought a book, Chris bought me this computer and a fancy program, and after a lot of trial and error and google-searching, here we are: my first digital mini kit. Right now, while I'm still learning, I'll be giving the things I make away for free on my new design blog: Elise Hansen Designs. I know that there are a billion designers out there who are better than I am, but I'm definitely learning the ropes and I really hope to make this into something real. In the meantime, you're not allowed to criticize-- I just don't think I could take it! :)
Visit my design blog, Elise Hansen Designs, to see more on this kit and download it for free. If you end up making anything with it, please let me know!
Here's to taking leaps! ;)