How To Get Started With Digital Scrapbooking

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 Ive had a lot of comments from women saying they wouldl love to get started with digital scrapbooking but didnt quite know how or where to go. So I compiled this fantastic rescorese post to get anyone started. These are things I wish someone had told me before I got started so save me a lot of time and effort. So I hope this helps.


Five Top Reasons To Go Digital



  • Less Mess. No glue, scissors , or little embellishments that seem to grow two legs and hide under the most inconspicuous places in your house.

  • Cheaper. You can find software and kits for free. You can also get 12x12 print for less than $2.Plus with digital you can reuse any paper or embellishments over and over again.

  • Spell Check. I cant tell you how many times I finish a page and later I find out that half the words are spelled wrong.

  • More organized. You can put all your digital scrapbooking items in small little computer files under any category you need. Everything is easy to find.

  • Time. Digital Scrapbooking is vastly faster than traditional scrapbooking. There’s no cleanup. Your digi kits are just a click away. And you can shop for all you digi need right at home. That’s why I think digital Scrapbooking is perfect for the busy mom.
My 5 Top Tips for great digital scrapbooking

  • Make sure your 12x12 digital pages are set at 3600 pixels and save as a .jpeg for quality printing.
  • Add Shadows. Your pages will look flat and unrealistic if you forget to add a little shadow behind your elements and photos when you are making your pages
  • Use a External hard drive. It provides a lot of extra memory for you to save your photos and scrapbooking pages too without slowing down your computer. Its portable so you can transport your project to use on different computers instead of having to save your stuff you a bunch of CD’s for transportation and saving.
  • Getting inspiration for page design. I found a great way to get inspiration for page design is when you run across a digital scrapbooking page you really like save it to your computer and then pull it up next to the page your working on to help create a great page.
  • When your lost for a page title or journaling idea add Quotes, Sayings, Poems, and or music lyrics.
Free Digi Scrap Software Downloads

http://www.paint.net/ Free photo editing software, that can be used for scrapbooking
http://www.scrapbookflair.com/ Beginner Level Digital Scrapbooking

Almost all digital scrapbooking programs will let you download a free trial. I recommend you downloading a couple of free trial digi scarp programs and finding the one that you enjoy using the most. Most all scrapbooking programs are compatible with your digital scrapbooking kits, papers, and embellishments downloads.



Free Digital Scrapbooking Resources (Free kits, papers, embellishments, and more)

http://www.digiscrapdepot.com/
http://www.scrapbookflair.com/
http://www.freedigitalscrapbooking.com/
http://digifree.blogspot.com/


Great Digi Scarp Blogs With Tons Of Freebies
http://www.shabbyprincess.com/downloads.asp
http://honeydesignsandideas.blogspot.com/
http://everydaymomideas.blogspot.com/
http://scrappity.blogspot.com/

Great Value Prints
 http://www.scrapbookflair.com/  -12x12 pages starting at $.99 cents + s&h
http://www.scrappingsimply.com/  -12x12 pages $1.99 + s&h


You can email me at everydaymomideas@hotmail.com if you have any questions. I think scrapbooking is a fantastic and valuable way to preserve your own personal and family history and I would love to help anyone in this endeavor. Happy Scrapping!

Sig

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11 comments

  1. Thank you for this! When I have more time I am going to look into it... :)

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  2. you have a very nice start for people to begin digiscrapping ...

    I have a couple more resources for you which are really super fabulous

    *http://www.simplescrapper.com/
    (all over great resource with lots of tips, free templates, and lots of inspiration)

    *http://www.digishoptalk.com/boards/index.php
    (gallery & forum with many people from all over digiscrap land... resources in the forum for scrap talk, non-scrap talk, photography, designer announcements, challenges, and much more)

    *http://www.adobe.com/
    (free 30 day trials for Photoshop Creative Suite and Photoshop Elements)

    *http://scrappity-doo-dah.com/forum/
    (my digiscrap home)

    :)

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  3. Thanks for this list. I need to get into this alot more. Some of the picture art I see is amazing. All the cool stuff made with scrapbooking.

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  4. Sopping by for friday follow! I am now following you. Stop by and visit me or follow anytime.
    Jennette

    http://www.smartandtrendymoms.com/
    http://rockincupcake.blogspot.com/

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  5. Friday Follow! :) Your blog is amazing - I love your creative ideas!

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  6. Hi, Friday following you.

    Come visit me at Mom-et-al.com

    -Maria

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  7. Thanks for the tips. Thanks for joining Friday Follow. Glad to have you part of the fun. Rita @ http://one2try.blogspot.com/

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  8. I am here from Friday Follow! I have never done digital scrapbooking before, but I bookmarked a couple of your free resources because it sounds interesting :)

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  9. Digital scrapbooking is something I do feel I would be good at. I am not artistic but i am good at designing and planning. I'm one of those moms who hardly prints out any pictures, it's all in my blog or FB!

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  10. I love your freebies, thank you! I'm now a follower, and blogged you at http://1000trains.blogspot.com/. :)

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  11. Thank you for the good intro and freebies. I just started digital scrapbooking, so those quick pages are great. Thanks!

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