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Digital Scrapbooking: Add Sparkle with Glitter

Holiday layouts  are especially fun to dress up with glitter. Here are some before and after flowers I added glitter to for a winter scrapbook kit In the flower below I “painted” a new layer with a small round brush then added a glitter style.   Add glitter to photoshop brushes and clip art.   Add glitter to papers   ... Read More »

Organizing Digital Scrapbook Stash with Previews

We all LOVE to browse the digital scrapbook stores. How would you like to browse your personal scrapbook stash the same way you browse scrapbook stores? You can  re-organizing your files with previews. I use by ACDSee to move files and previews to the proper folders (you don’t need ACDsee for this to work it just makes moving files easier). Organizing is time ... Read More »

Doodle Frame Photoshop Tutorial

I get a lot of emails asking how to photos in frames so here is a tutorial. This is in Photoshop but its the same basic steps in Photoshop Elements 1. Make a copy of your photo to work with. Do not work with the original. 2. Open the frame and the photo copy in Photoshop or PSE. Make sure ... Read More »

Time Saving Photoshop Actions and Droplets

Batch Tools I love one step buttons! Do you have a 30 second button on your microwave? I love being able to click one button instead of typing in three-zero-enter. Maybe a bit lazy but time-saving is saving TIME. RIght? If you use Photoshop you probably already know about actions. I use them daily. Photoshop and Elements come with a number ... Read More »

How to Get Started in Digital Scrapbooking

Digital scrapbooking is easy! With a quality program and a few simple tutorials, anyone can learn to make a digital scrapbook–even a child. My boys started digital scrapbooking at ages 7 and 9. Digital Scrapbooking is simply creating a scrapbook layout on the computer. You use paper and elements that are created digitally using  software. Best Software for Digital Scrapbooking ... Read More »

5 Ways to Get Computer Text On Scrapbooks or Lapbooks

If you’re not a big fan of your own handwriting, or if you just prefer the look of typed journaling, Paula Gilarde explains 5 ways to get computer printed journaling onto your scrapbook pages–without a wide-format printer over at Get it Scrapped.   Be ssure to check out the great online classes too! Read More »

Power Scrapping – Digi Style

I recently took a class by Katie the Scrapbook Lady on Power Scrapping over at Big Picture Classes.  I really enjoyed it and learned lot. The first week alone was worth the price of the class because I organized 30+ years of photos following Katie’s ideas and motivation. Since the workshop is online I can go back and review at ... Read More »

How Do I Get Started in Digital Scrapbooking?

Digital scrapbooking is gaining in popularity rather quickly. However, to someone who is just getting started, it can seem like a daunting project to start. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can start digital scrapbooking in 5 easy steps explained below the video. Step 1. Gather your gear. You’ll need photo’s on your computer. They can be photo’s ... Read More »

5 Steps to Be an Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker

I found this terrific article “5 Steps to Becoming Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker”  by Wendy Smedley and Aby Garve at Scrap Simple Magazine site. It outlines five simple steps to becoming an organized and inspired scrapbooker. Organizing means you won’t waste valuable time digging through stacks (or computer files)  of photos and boxes of letter stickers, searching for the perfect ... Read More »

5 Things You Need to Know to Start Digital Scrapbooking

There are a lot of people out there that want to start digital scrapbooking, but it can be so overwhelming to get started. The sheer amount of information out there can be daunting. Where do you begin? What do you need to start? 1. A Photo Editing Program The first thing you need is an editing program to create your ... Read More »

What is a Lapbook? A Scrap-Lapbook?

What is a Scrap-Lapbook?   I’ve been using the term Scrap-Lapbooking to describe how we make our lapbooks. Here is a plain lap booklet and one decorated with scrapbooking methods. In a Lapbook a booklet is usually one color. In a Scrap-Lapbook booklets are decorated with coordinating papers and embellishments. The file folder part is like the background of a ... Read More »

Videos: Make Envelope Booklets for Lapbooks

Envelopes make great lapbook pockets and mini books.You probably have envelops around the house. You ask drugstores to give you any they have left over. These craft videos are not about lapbooking– time to think outside the box. The videos will help you with ideas. Read Read More »

Make Quick Pages With Layout Inspiration

A scrapbooking sketch is a drawing of a layout design I use sketches to jump start my creativity. It saves a lot of time I start with sketches to create scrapbook pages and lapbook booklet covers. Rarely does my finished product look like the sketch but its a great place to start. Browse the links below for hundreds of samples ... Read More »