I have had several inquire about digital scrapbooking since my last post. I am going to answer a few burning questions, and then I will leave you with one last paper project.
What software do I use?
I currently use Photoshop Elements 6. That was what was available when I purchased and I have not upgraded yet. I am moving to CS4 here in the near future.
Photoshop Elements is great for scrapbooking.
I am hoping to do more with my photography and that is why I will convert to CS4.
How much is Elements?
I paid $80 for it. I bought it at Costco.
You have to remember that it is a one time fee. No more buying and buying and buying.
Is there any other software you use?
I use Picasa from google. It is a free application. I use it to house all of my product. It makes searching for it so much easier.
How do I learn to digital scrapbook?
I was lucky enough to have a couple friend teach me.
Since that time I have referred to:
My friend also has a great help website.
Where do you buy your supplies?
I have gotten a lot for free. They are all over the place.
Two of my favorites:
My two favorite places to purchase:
How do I print them?
I use a site called blurb.com
It works completely offline, and prints in book format.
You must commit to an entire book this way. I print one year at a time.(that is if I ever got them finished)
I just completed Isaac’s first year, and I am so happy with the product
Once you have arranged your book, you upload it to their site and click print. It arrives within one week.
They are reasonably priced about $1.00-$1.50 per page
You can also upload your blog to this site, and they will make a book out of it.
Here is some eye candy to make you start thinking about going digital:
…and now the project.
Last Minute Teacher gifts
Dollar store frames
punch out letters from the scrapbook store to make a monogram
paper clips from walmart
a little hot glue
tied up with a cute bow and one of those handmade thank you cards.
SO EASY and CHEAP!!