• Digital Scrapbooking

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    WHAT IS DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING?

    Digital scrapbooking is very much like paper scrapbooking, but instead of using paper and hands-on embellishments, you create your layouts in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or a similar software program.

     

    WHY DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING?

    • I love that I can close my laptop when I am done creating and there is no huge mess to clean up.
    • I love that I can shop 24/7 online for new digital goodies to inspire me.
    • I love that I can spell check my journalling.
    • I love that I can share my layouts easily with friends and family.
    • I love knowing that all of my layouts are backed up digitally.
    • I love that I can quickly and easily print extra copies for grandparents.
    • I love the digital scrapbooking community.
    • The list goes on and on…

     

    DO YOU PRINT YOUR LAYOUTS?

    Of course! My favorite mail (with the exception of Christmas cards) comes from Persnickety Prints. They print all of my layouts. I love them. While we’re on the subject, I also use Becky Higgins’ 12×12 page protectors in my 12×12 WRMK leather albums.

     

    WHERE DO YOU BUY DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING SUPPLIES?

    Once you take the plunge, you are going to need some digital scrapbooking supplies. I shop everywhere, but my go-to stores are:

    Scrapaholics (of course!)
    Designer Digitals
    The Lily-Pad
    O’Scraps
    Sweet Shoppe Designs

     

     

    HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?

    There are so many amazing resources for digital scrapbookers, both for newbies and for those that can create a clipping mask with their eyes closed. Some of my favorite online resources are:

    JessicaSprague.com
    You could say that Jessica Sprague introduced digital scrapbooking to the world. Did it exist before Jessica Sprague? Sure. Had anybody ever heard of it? Not really. She created some of the first books on the subject and included easy to follow tutorials. Her passion is to “celebrate life, grow your skills and create your story.” Jessica’s website is filled with all sorts of amazing classes (for every skill level) from Photoshop to photography, basically everything you need to really rock at digital scrapbooking.

    ReneePearson.com
    Renee is another digital scrapbooking pioneer. She recently launched a website filled with fantastic classes, many of them taught by my über talented friend, Tiffany Tillman. If you want to take your skills to the next level, visit Renee’s site.

    The Daily Digi
    My homepage is The Daily Digi. They are the ultimate resource for all things digi. Tutorials, new designers, tips  + tricks, inspiration, great new products…. They have EVERYTHING. If you bookmark only one site, bookmark this one.