Add Digital Papers and Embellishments
This is the best part of digital scrapbooking. You only need to buy your papers once. Unlike, traditional scrapping you need to keep re-buying the paper. Listed below are five sites to find lots of digital papers to use with any digital scrapbooking software:
Digital Scrapbook Place
Digital Scrapbook Pages
A Few Housekeeping Tips:
They always run sales like Thirfty Thursdays, Freaky Fridays (month of October), or Repeat Mondays (after the first of the year). But one of the best times to find great deals is the weekend after Thanksgiving! Most of the sites have some crazy sales. Designer Digitals is the only one that doesn’t have that many sales so when you see a sale for 25-40% off grab it! The other sites will go as high as 75%.
Here’s another tip within a tip: Bookmark what you like and if the site has a wish list use it. Then wait for the sales. I use Diigo to bookmark pages of sites and use tags like the name of the site or a word that describes the item I am interested in like “quotes, sports, friends…” When you receive an email telling you a particular site is having a sale go look at your wishlist and see if any of your items are on sale. If the site doesn’t have a Wish List, check your Bookmarks.
A Few Ideas For Layouts
Many of your layouts will have a theme so use the themed papers and embellishments that come in the kits to create your story. There is really no right or wrong way to use the papers. The more you scrap the more creative you will get with your papers. You will find yourself getting to know your papers, embellishments, and quotes so well you will start mixing them together and coming with some really cool and amazing layouts!
When you have a picture that carries a lot of emotion make it bigger then the rest and blend it into the background with no frame. Put the other pictures in smaller frames.
Mix black and whites with color. Personally, I love this look. I like to place the black and white picture in a frame then place the color pictures along side of the frame but smaller. The emphasis is on the black and white photo.
For more tips (especially editing) sign up for a Scrapbooking class! Coming after the holidays in Exton, PA