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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A lot of big scrapbookers have stayed true to the paper aspect of scrapbooking, but there are also a lot (and some newbies too) who have delved into the world of digi-scrapping. I have scrapbooked a bunch of things, but with my hubby in school and little ones at home, I found I didn't have the funds or the place to really dive into scrapbooking the way it deserved! So I took up digital scrapbooking a few years ago. It started out as just something fun to do but it quickly became something useful! I have used it to create digital scrapbooks for my kids, ones that can easily be reproduced for multiple copies. Plus, I make our Christmas cards and other holiday cards with it. I also use it to make invitations. I was recently asked to make an invite for something at church. I knew I was short on time and with only one car to get around, it is not always easy to get to the store. Plus, my kiddos have been major sickos lately which makes me feel like I am trapped inside!!

I decided rather than to make 70 invitations by hand, I would just design one with digital products I already had on my computer. Once you design it, you can have it printed as a 4x6 print for around 20 cents at Walmart, Walgreens or some other picture place.Back in the day, I was AMAZED at the plethora of sites online that carried free digital scrapbooking kits to get you started. There are some amazing things you can purchase too. But if you are trying to get started fairly cheap, there is hope out there! This invite did not take me too long once I got my vision going. Our theme is My Fair Lady so I wanted to do something a bit feminine.

So if you are interested in getting started in digital scrapbooking, there are different programs you can use. I use Photoshop, but I know there are trial versions online of Photoshop Elements and other less expensive programs.

A few sites to check out for digital scrapbooking are:
Two Peas in a Bucket, Peppermint Creative, Shabby Princess, Oscraps

Have you tried out digi scrapbooking? Any tips?

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Laura Dunaway February 10, 2010 at 4:11 PM  

I LOVE how this turned out! Good job. :)
Thanks for the sites for digi scrapbooking. That sounds like my kind of scrapbooking since the other kind and I didn't get along very well. haha

Alice February 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM  

Love the invitation! I've heard of digi scrapbooking but never knew how to do it, do you have the free photoshop or one of the upgraded ones? I'd love a tutorial on how to get started with this, either through this blog or you come hold my hand and teach me! Such a good idea!

Jenn February 11, 2010 at 3:48 PM  

You're a genius! I am so glad that I was on your blog today and saw how you made the invite/handouts for RS. That is on my list to do before Sunday. We are having a "Zion's Mall" for our March "Meeting" with stores like Williams Sonoma, Coach & etc with mini classes in each. We are having a food court also!

Thanks for sharing!

Sarah February 14, 2010 at 8:59 PM  

I love the invite! Do you have to download special software for photoshop or do you have everything you need there? I'd love to learn more about how you do this, because I would like to start digi-scrapbooking also but am completely ignorant of how the process works.

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