how do you do digital?

Monica - posted on 10/25/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I'm sorry if I sound dense, but I have never used digital scrapbooking and have a few questions. Do you actually get a page in your hands when you are done or is everything just stored on your computer? Are the pictures imprinted into the paper (if they are a hard copy), or are they printed on some sort of photo paper and then affixed to the paper. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ladies.

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Kate - posted on 02/23/2012

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I use photoshop elements. Just got the new version. I've been using 2.0 for years. ;) I use Picasa to organize my photos and Shutterfly to print my books 12x12 (all when they are on sell). They also give free 8x8's on ocassion. This is when I do individuals. I have made 8x8's of my kids and husband and I will make myself next. Shutterfly is pretty versatile. I have created pages using just their templates and I have created 12x12 pages on my computer and just uploaded it into my book. My kids look through the books all of the time. I think you can put just as much love into a digital book and they don't ever make a mess. :D

Rita - posted on 12/25/2009

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I started out digital, and went hybrid.. My husband bought me a laser printer and i do all my digital on 8.5x11. I print them out and then add more embellishments, brads, glitter or what ever else feels good to add. I also take my printout and put it on 12X12 paper so that i can put it in my scrapbook. I usually do a few pages, then embellish at my leisure. It works out really well. The programs I use for scrapbooking vary with my mood. Sometimes its psp, scrapbook factory or creating keepsakes.

Robin - posted on 12/24/2009

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I am a demonstrator for Stampin'Up! and if you come a demonstrator you can get your start kit for $185 with the digital program included! This promotion is available until March 31,210

CHRIS - posted on 12/23/2009

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I love digital scrapbooking, I have and am still selling all my paper supplies. I use photoshop CS 4 and Photoshop Elements 7. No mess, no storage, and much more flexability with your pages. There are so many sites to get "freebie" kits. I have a 12 x 12 printer, so I print all my pages and put them in a regular scrapbook, the grandkids each get a book on there birthday for the full year. I also give my kids a disc of the pages so that they can get a page printed to frame if they want. If you want to know some great scrapbooking sites, I have plenty

Dani - posted on 11/30/2009

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You can get pages printed separately or do a bound book. There are lots of sites out there and if you keep an eye out for sales you can print 12x12 pages for as little as $1 page.



viovio.com has good pricing and great quality, as does artscow.com as well as scrapbooksplease.com The end of the year is a great time to find good deals.



I love digital scrapbooking, I did paper scrapping for over 15 years. I have so much more freedom with digital and I can do 3 times as many pages for my kids in the same amount of time. I do a book a year for my 3 kids, 100 pages each. It would be impossible for me to do 300 pages a year if I still did the paper scrapping.

Crystal - posted on 11/12/2009

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Shutterfly.com is a good website to create photo books, I just recently looked into it myself. But I still would rather do a scrapbook myself instead of going digital...it puts more love into I think and your kid can look back and maybe appreciate the time and effort that you put extra into their lifes and capturing moments for them. My mom did one for me for my high school graduation and let me tell you 18 years of capturing moments important to not only her but to me was a gift all in itself. One major thing I remember about my high school open house! Hope I helped!

Shannon - posted on 11/08/2009

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Hi Monica,
I am a digital scrapbook designer. Digital scrapbooking is easy. Everything is done on the computer, there is no mess. The first thing you need is a either a scrapbook program, or software like PhotoShop or what I use, Paint Shop Pro 9. And there are a ton of sites out there that offer free samples or kits that you download and store on your computer until you are ready to use them. And it would also help if you joined a few scrapbook forums. The forums offer classes to show you how to do your first layout depending on which software you are using and to answer any questions you may have along the way. They also offer a free gallery to store your completed pages. If you would like you can visit my blog and you will see a ton of links to various scrapbooking sites on the right hand side. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Shannon
http://angelwingsandthings.blogspot.com

Angela - posted on 10/28/2009

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I do Layouts on my computer to the size that I want to print. I still do 12 x 12 LO's since my conversion to digital. They stay on my computer until I decided to print them out. They are just like photos. I get mine printed on line for $1.99 a sheet and $2 flat rate shipping. Look around everyone has their own opinion on which site is best.

Sara - posted on 10/28/2009

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I've been creating away on my Storybook Creator this past week (housework seems to have fallen aside :-) Susan mentioned all the great things it can do...

I've made one page print when I wanted to do a "Ben's First Year" page with a photo from every month. I figured out that if I had to buy 12 wallet size photos, it was actually cheaper to do it digitally - and SO much easier. The best part for me was that I could zoom in on the photo and get just the right size - instead of printing and croping and hoping they all were about the same size face in each.

I've also made several albums digitally, and I'm in the process of making a bunch of gift calendars - That's new this year and it's FABULOUS! Our calendars are layed out with the "design" part as a 12 x 12 area, so when the month is over, you can just get rid of the calendar grid at the bottom and have a page ready to go into a traditional album. So fun!

And the program is free - you can check it out online and see all the great things. And then if you chose, you can upgrade to the "Plus" version that allows a lot more versatility. I did recently upgrade, but I made my first 3 books with the basic program and they turned out awesome (if I do say so myself :-)

Dajon - posted on 10/27/2009

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we are a digital storybooking company.
you can go to my website... www.LetsStorybook.com
my name is DaJon and im an independent personal publishing consultant for heritage makers.
on my website you can make storybooks, cards, prints, photo gifts.... everything is 100% customizable by you! or we have templates to help you get started but even the templates are still 100% customizable! theres NOTHING you download to your computer! you can access the website wherever theres internet connection.
sign up for a FREE account and make as many projects as you like... only cost is when your ready to publish.
1. sign in
2. make a project
3. submit to publishing
you will then receive your project in about 7-10 business days!

all your projects are archived for life!
we offer heirloom assurance!
FREE secure and safe photo storage!

sign up for a FREE account.
the account is yours FREE for life unless you decide to upgrade.
so..... check out my website... www.LetsStorybook.com

If you would like more info feel free to contact me. I am here to help you!

Susan - posted on 10/25/2009

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I am a Creative Memories consultant and we do digital like no other company. We have an organization software and a scrapbooking software Storybook Creator 3 that make hard cover books, postcards, invitations, page prints and anything else you can imagine.....and you can actually have something printed in your hand! You do all the work digitally and then can get a print. There is a facebook site - Creative Memories - Go Digital. or go on www.creativememories.com and check it out. It is so much fun without all the space that old scrapbooking took up. you can go to my site too www.creativememories.com/susanburkett and check out the help zone and you can take classes online to learn how to do everything. Good Luck.

Susan

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