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I am a lifelong crafter who has always had a million projects on the go at once. I've always made things; I've always taken utilitarian items in my home and embellished them; I've always drawn and painted, though never been truly happy with the results as my physical renditions of the image I saw in my head never matched that picture in my mind that I started out with. When my daughter was born, I discovered the world of digital scrapbooking and at the same time, I started going "junking" with friends for a bit of Mommy time out. It was then I discovered the world of vintage ephemera and fell in love with the beautiful old images I found in books and on postcards and calendars and started collecting it. I'm not sure why it took me so long, but it did take awhile for it to dawn on me that I could combine my digital scrapbooking with my love for collecting vintage images by scanning them and using them on my scrapbook pages, which I…

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  • Joined April 4, 2008

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I am a lifelong crafter who has always had a million projects on the go at once. I've always made things; I've always taken utilitarian items in my home and embellished them; I've always drawn and painted, though never been truly happy with the results as my physical renditions of the image I saw in my head never matched that picture in my mind that I started out with. When my daughter was born, I discovered the world of digital scrapbooking and at the same time, I started going "junking" with friends for a bit of Mommy time out. It was then I discovered the world of vintage ephemera and fell in love with the beautiful old images I found in books and on postcards and calendars and started collecting it. I'm not sure why it took me so long, but it did take awhile for it to dawn on me that I could combine my digital scrapbooking with my love for collecting vintage images by scanning them and using them on my scrapbook pages, which I started doing. And it still took me awhile after that to realize I didn't have to use the digital scrapbooking software and the vintage images to create scrapbook pages! That was a red-letter day for me, even though I don't remember exactly what day it was. But for the first time, I could take those pictures in my head and create them almost exactly as I saw them, by using a snippet of this Victorian artist and a snippet of that Victorian artist and some backgrounds I had blended together out of an amazing assortment of scanned images and it was shortly after that that MyDigitalDaydream was born. Mostly to try to partially justify the time and expense I was putting into what has become an ever-increasing passion for me.

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