I want to see some digital scrapbooks!

Theresa - posted on 07/18/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I am a die hard scrapbooker. I have tons and tons of albums from when I was high school (pre kid days lol ). In the last 2 years or so I have switched to digital instead of regular. It just makes more sense having 3 small children and a house a bit on the small side. Anyway! Do any of you have any published digital scrapbooks? Such as the ones on Shutterfly.com? I would really LOVE to see some. Maybe I would be able to get some ideas on my next album. The last ones I made were 2 small ones (20 pages) of my daughters. But, I really am looking to start one of all three of the children for the last 1 1/2 years. It's going to be a HUGE task. I have all of this digital media of them, but, none of it put together. =)

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Jennifer - posted on 08/08/2010

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I've done a few books, but don't really have photos of them. I do have the layouts in my gallery here: http://www.scrappersworkshop.com/gallery...
These were all done with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. People will tell you PS is hard to learn, but that's not so. PSE is very user friendly, and there are LOTS of tutorials, both written and video available to get you going. Do ask if I can help you at all! I love my Shutterfly and Snapfish books and have even gotten several free ones with my Coke Rewards points!

Jennifer - posted on 02/04/2011

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Just a caveat for anyone considering starting digital scrapbooking - don't pay more than you need to. Paper scrapping is very expensive, and when paper scrappers come over to digital, it's easy to take their money! But truly, your only significant investment needs to be in software, and that should be under $80 - one time purchase. If someone is asking you for a monthly fee, do the math. Printing runs about $2 per 12x12 plus shipping (though my printer has free ship weekends a couple of times a year) and supplies average about $5 per kit - again, a one time purchase you can use over and over.
There are several places where you purchase a membership and must keep it current to have access to your supplies - the problem with this is what happens when life gets in the way and you can't scrap? You're still paying. Whereas if you buy your own software (Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro) and supplies, you're all paid up and no pressure. So be sure to explore all your options.

Kim - posted on 08/16/2010

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Hi,

I swear by Heritage Makers, they were even an Oprah pick! I'll be honest and say upfront that I am a consultant, my site is http://www.memorycandystudio.com, but I was a customer before I decided to make a business of my passion. Why I love this product is there is no software to purchase, I could create my books using free artwork or for less than $8.50 a month I have access to over 40,000 pieces of art and backgrounds and unlimited photo storage. You can start with a 100% customizable template or start with a blank page. You can size your pictures however you wish, and there are no limits on the number of photos per page. You can print copies whenever you wish and the finished quaity is state of the art. Here's a book I created for my daughters Birthday http://www.heritagemakers.com/projectBro...

(It looks grainy on the computer but I assure you the finished book is bright and crisp text and photos - she cried happy tears when she read it)

Brittany - posted on 07/21/2010

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Picaboo is a really good digital scrapbook and if u ever want a hard copy of it you can just simply order it. Plus it's free to download.

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Kim - posted on 11/10/2010

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Here a link to the digital pages I have in a FB album. I use iscrapbook because I have a Mac and CM up until now wasn't compatible with the programs I have of my laptop... of course I love some pages and would redo others, lol... I hope you get some ideas.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=19...



p.s some of the image quality is a little low because I uploaded smaller files than I would print. But I print at Costco and it's AMAZING..

Heather - posted on 11/05/2010

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I have some pages up on my blog at http://scrapingandstamping.blogspot.com/ or StampPaperScissorsInk.com under blog. But you can also go to a community forum for Stampin Up called My DigitalStudio.net They are devoted to the digital scrapbooking program called My Digital Studio. I am there are a friend, I think hrpilz is my user name. I love MDS and was able to put together a whole year for my family of 3 in a week working 1-2 hours on it each day. I didn't need to print anything, just used it all off my computer! Then I sent it to get printed through Stampin Up, and it looked awesome, bound and printed. I also create a slideshow for my Mom and M-I-L that I put on a CD as a gift for them.
Email me with any questions, I got certified in MDS when it came out so I feel pretty confident with it.

Connie - posted on 11/05/2010

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I have seveal in the Shutterfly community. My profile name is conniee4 (you can search it in the community) Hope you like my books.

Heather - posted on 10/19/2010

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I have a bunch of my pages on my blog http://scrapingandstamping.blogspot.com.
I am a graphic designer and Stampin Up! Demonstrator, and have been frustrated for years with my scrapbooking. After I found Stampin Up, my books got a lot better, but ti still took a while to do a page, and I always stressed over journaling. I went digital last year and I'll never go back for my own use. I still teach traditional though. I use My Digital Studio. http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/scr... It comes fully loaded with stamps sets, paper, emebllishments, punches and so forth. You never run out of anything, and it uses the photos and typefaces on your own computer. Which makes life way easier.

I did a year of my family (3 kids) in a week, which for me was a record! I know I an actually get caught up on the last 10 years of marriage now! I also like that instead of printing, I can share pages online, and in slideshow or movie format through the software. I can also print out the pages but I like getting that bound hardcopy. It is also much lighter in weight than my other books.
Check out my blog, and if you like, email me and I will send you more pages. They are under the blog under the custom scrapbook tab, and the main page under the scrapbooking label.
Have fun and take care!
Heather

Amie - posted on 10/10/2010

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Close to My Heart offers Studio J to use free. Once you complete your layout you order the 12x12 prints (2 page layout) and you get the jpeg files for under $10 all shipped to your house on high quality paper.
It's super easy to use too - drag and click and your done
or you can add extra digital embellishments, stickers, journaling, change the paper colors, layout etc..
You can use the studio J from my website if you'd like http://reker.myctmh.com/ or go the the home page and click on Studio J.

Arlene - posted on 09/28/2010

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Check out Smilebox.com you can make scrapbook pages slide shows and postcards. I make pages and e-mail them to friends and family. Some projects are free but if you pay for the service you get some extra options. Enjoy

Melody - posted on 09/14/2010

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I haven't done many digi pages yet, let alone a whole book. Well I did use scrapblog.com about a year ago and did 15 layouts (January 2008 thru December 2008) of my son. But now I started using Photoshop Elements 7 and I have done four layouts total. I will be happy to share those with you. But I am new to this message board...do we just post the link in the conversation box...or do I have to upload them to some album on here?!?

Wendy - posted on 09/11/2010

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You can look into blurb.com as a way to print them, if you know how to create the pages yourself.

Bonnie - posted on 09/10/2010

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Hi. I have been a digital photographer since 1997 (I had the first Kodak digital camera). I have been using an awesome program for turning my digital photos and scrapbook pages into real greeting cards.
Would you like to turn your favourite scrapbooking pages into a real greeting card? They would make a great Christmas card. Check out my website. You can even send a few free cards (including photo cards) on me, just for trying the system.
Go to: www.Heart2HeartCards.ca and click on "Send a free card". Just follow along with the recording on how to send your card. Have the name and address ready of someone you'd like to send a card to. It's fun, it's fast and it's easy. Message me if you have any questions or send me an email: Heart2HeartConnections@shaw.ca Please let me know what you think. I love using this system.

Lacey - posted on 09/10/2010

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I create my pages in Serif Digital scrapbooking program and have published some pages on the 'DaisyTrail website, it easy, free and there are freebies too. The pages are updated everyday and there is a 'special' pick too which is usually displayed in large to all. Good forum and helpful too.
Serif (a basic version) is free to download and many of the kits are too. I have the bought version which does a whole lot more and is heaps of fun.

Kelly - posted on 09/07/2010

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Hi Theresa,



Many of my LO's are here...I have many more not posted...I havent had much time to dedicate to my digiscrappin passion as of late and have not posted in a while!



There are many sites I go to - I use Adobe CS4 in case youre interested.



Username is dkdorey - (you can search also) there are some amazing LOs - the creative team here is awesome.



http://www.scrapbookgraphics.com/photopo...



cheers



also...a side note I have done over 15 paper SBs - some for me some for gifts etc...I flipped to digi bc I was always altering pics! ( I too have some on FB ..I have a digiscrappin folder! ;)



:)

Patricia - posted on 08/26/2010

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I love digital scrapbooking myself. Just started doing it last October. Here are some of the books I have published using Heritage Makers Studio:

Park Day with my son and his friends: http://www.heritagemakers.com/projectBro...

School Field Trip #1: http://www.heritagemakers.com/projectBro...

School Field Trip #2: http://www.heritagemakers.com/projectBro...

Christmas 2009: http://www.heritagemakers.com/projectBro...

I must disclose that I am a Personal Publishing Consultant with heritage Makers. Just so you know.

Celebrate Life and Storybook It!
Patty

Melissa - posted on 08/18/2010

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Theresa, I'm just getting into it too. I don't really have a book yet, but I do have some pages. Here's a link to one layout, but if you click on the search this blog field and type in StudioJ, you'll find some others.
Good luck - melissa

Lori - posted on 08/11/2010

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Theresa,
Check out this site, you can create a scrapbook card and the system will print, stuff and stamp and mail the cards for you...we will have digital scrapbooks soon as well along with calendars:

www.sendoutcards.com/5205

Theresa - posted on 07/20/2010

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The photobooks and software at that sight are REALLY awesome. I went through some of the stuff last night. The only downfall is the $65 that you have to pay to dl the software. I use shutterfly, which is web based. It is definately not as cool or versitile but, it's free to make the books. I would still love to see your books though! So, if you want to send me an email or PM with the info I'd definately be interested.

Maureen - posted on 07/19/2010

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hi Theresa,
I am a CM Consultant, but mostly a personal use consultant.
I put together two annual albums. one for my family (siblings and cousins) and one for my husbands (siblings andcousins) we both have 6 immediate brother and sisters etc.. so I do 2 annual 50 page (100 sides)album which is the max for Creative Memories.. all holidays/birthdays/ monthly calendars with birthdays on them.. I'd be willing to share one with you but you'd have to create your own login for me to share the album with you.. But I promise you won't be disappointed. my personal email is mharrity@mindspring.com and i'd like to email back and forth a little more private... and then I can walk you through logging in to our CM site to view my album. Best wishes, Maureen

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