Archive | May 24, 2013

Digital Scrapbooking | The Basics

After I wrote my last article on digital templates, which you can read here: Introduction to Digital Templates | Part I,  I received a lot of questions about how to get started with digital scrapbooking – questions that require a more basic introduction than I had started with. So bear with me today and let’s go through the basics together before I continue on with the next template article. Here are some of the questions I’ve received and my answers to them.

Can you explain exactly what digital scrapbooking is?

Digital scrapbooking is the process of creating a scrapbook layout on a computer . You move your photos into your design program and create layouts with digital products that include digital papers, embellishments, alphabets and virtually every other type of scrapbooking element you can think of. Another way to think about digital scrapbooking is that you’re creating an electronic layout. Or think about it this way – you’re probably familiar with programs that allow you to create your own Christmas cards or birthday announcements by dropping your photos into a pre-made card on the computer and then having them printed and delivered by the card company. A digital layout is the exact same thing,  just in a different size, and most digi scrappers choose to design their own page using digital products that they’ve purchased. Continue Reading →