Digi scrappers?

Megan - posted on 01/24/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Hi, I'm new here. I'm a digi scrapper--are there any other digi scrappers here?

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Gayleen - posted on 01/28/2009

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Wow! There is justl oads of information from you. I Have so many supplies for paper scrapbooking that my hubby has band me from buying paper. I have loads of stickers too that I think would go nicely with some of my digi stuff after I've printed it out. I know it's loads of ink, but it's worth it. My kids love to get out thier scrap books and poor over them, telling me what they remember. I just need to get the 2 year olds going so he has somethingto look at too. lol. I'm interested in the hybrid (?) of the two. what do you all know about that? Good scrapbooking to you all and thanks for all the great information.

Jessica - posted on 01/27/2009

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I am an addict for sure! I use Photochop CS#3 Extended. I have been doing it for a little over a year now.

Tara - posted on 01/27/2009

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I've been digi scrapping for 2 years now and I love it.  I started scrapping in '98 but I decided that digi was easier for my life... 



I use PSCS3 on a Mac... LOVE IT!

Andra - posted on 01/27/2009

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Quoting Kerri:



I am, what programs do you use! so much fun and less expensive than conventional scrapbooking! Do you guys download from any sites, freebies ans such?







from a post above: :)



 



I am an addict. I belong to a Yahoo group that sends me free links by the 100s daily.






I have tons of zip files I can share is anyone is interested. Just send me your email addy to my inbox and I will either forward my emails or send you the zip files. I also have lots of zip files for fonts.









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I am, what programs do you use! so much fun and less expensive than conventional scrapbooking! Do you guys download from any sites, freebies ans such?

Andra - posted on 01/27/2009

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I have done digi pages in 12x12 and 8x10 for friends and they print them out and frame them..seems like a lot of ink to me. LOL

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I do both...traditional and digital. =)



I started out with traditional scrapbooking..or so I thought. It didn't occur to me that my webpages were actually scrapbook pages that were just online instead of in a book. So far thought, I'm still mainly a traditional scrapbooker. I can buy that stuff little by little and here and there. Maybe I could with digital too and I just haven't dug into it enough. I see a couple of websites listed in the other posts so I'm going to check those out. =)



 



I use Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus. I really like it. I'm not one to do much editing to my photos other than to crop and maybe convert then to black & white or sepia tones. Although...Adobe Elements can fix some problems that I have with my picture taking...like white being blue when I take a picture in a shadow...

Susan - posted on 01/26/2009

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I am a scrapbooking supplies aholic! I used to be the neatest, most organized person ever until I went into a Michaels Craft Store and was bitten by the bug. The problem is that I read about it, browse galleries, buy supplies yet hardly ever really scrapbook. A few months ago I started teaching myself Photoshop Elements and I think it is awesome. Definitely worth the price. I find it to be true for me that I get what I pay for. My dream is to get a MAC and Photoshop CS4.

Andra - posted on 01/25/2009

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I am an addict. I belong to a Yahoo group that sends me free links by the 100s daily.



I have tons of zip files I can share is anyone is interested. Just send me your email addy to my inbox and I will either forward my emails or send you the zip files. I also have lots of zip files for fonts.



BTW I use Scrapbook Flair...it is a free download and just awesome. I love it. I cannot imagine crop and paste after digi scrap.

Megan - posted on 01/25/2009

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I never paper scrapped either. I've been digi scrapping for about 4 years. I started just after my son was born. I use Paint Shop Pro X. There's a bit of a learning curve to figure it out, and there are parts of it I still don't use or understand, but once you get the hang of it, it is very versatile.



For freebies, check out Digital Freebies, as Rebekah mentioned above, and the Designer Digitals challenges. Also try Shabby Princess, Shabby Miss Jenn, and Scrapbook-Bytes. Also keep a lookout for designers' blogs--a lot of designers post freebies on their blogs.

Rebekah - posted on 01/25/2009

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Try Digital Freebies.  If you sign up for their online newsletter, they send out a freebie every Friday.  And DesignerDigitals has challenges every week with freebies.

Rebekah - posted on 01/25/2009

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I use Paint Shop Pro XI, which is a cheaper version of Photoshop.  It took a little while to get used to it, but it's actually fairly easy once you get the hang of it.  And since it's similar to Photoshop, the tutorials for Photoshop can be adapted to PSP.  Of course, there are tutorials for PSP, too.



I started digi scrapping a couple of years ago and haven't looked back!  I never paper scrapped, which I think might be a good thing...I can only imagine what my life would be like if I had to organize all the paper and elements for paper scrapping!  At least by digi scrapping, I can keep things tidy.  :)  My interest in hybrid scrapping is growing, though, so I hope to learn about some of the products that paper scrappers use that would be needed to create some of the neat hybrid items I see.

Colleen - posted on 01/25/2009

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I haven't touched the traditional way of scrapbooking since I started with the digital. It is so much easier to come and go from a LO! I use both Adobe Photoshop CS and CS3. I don't have any experience in other programs, so I cannot refer you to anything. I realy enjoy using the programs I have though. They aren't the most user friendly at first, but it really didn't take me long to get the hang of things.



I have heard that Adobe Photoshop Elements is pretty versitile and lets ppl do almost everything Photoshop CS3 does with a much smaller price tag. I know Adobe offers a trial download, so that would be something worth looking into. There isn't anything much better than trying a product for free! :D



I am cheap to when it  comes to aquiring products to scrap with. Do you ladies have good sites to recommend with freebies? I think Ikea Goddess is a great resource for freebies.

Gayleen - posted on 01/24/2009

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I do a bit of digi scrapping. It's the best way with all the digital photos I have now. I still enjoy some paper scrapping but I have plenty of old hard copy photo to get in order. In the mean time I think the digi scrapping will help me catch up. I've got 4 kids now and the scrapbooking bug hasn't bit me in awhile. What are your favorit programs to use. I'm kinda a cheapy, I only have a starter program called scrapbook plus. It's very user friendly and easy to understand and get it to do what you want. Hubby got me another print shop or something program and it was so convuluted. So I'm really looking for a great program. Anyone got one?

Colleen - posted on 01/24/2009

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I am a digi scrapper as well. I LOVE it! :D How long have you guys been doing it? I started over the summer, and I am competely addicted. What programs do you ladies use?

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