Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:40 PM
This may be my very first post in a message board ever! I tend to lurk cause the learning curve for how to do it seems a tad daunting. I have so little time for stuff like this that I would rather spend it making stuff--I'm sure you understand the compulsion. However, I've noticed that you all
are quite friendly so I'll venture my newbie question.
I've been messing with what is now called digital scrapbooking for at least 6 years to create the annual "Claire (DD) Calendar" for my mother in law and Father. When all things digi scraping emerged I felt as though I'd died and gone to heaven. It's even pulled me slowly away from my even greater passion--quilting. But when I quilt I can lay all my fabric out that I think I want to use and wait for it to speak to me before I jump in. The attraction of scrapping for me is a much more immediate priduct...I tend towards the artsy fartsy journal type stuff but really respect and admire all the memory capturing going on here too. My problem is that I don't have anywhere to lay all my cool materials out. Is there a better way than using my search tool which at least shows me folders with tiny thumbnails on them?....I sometimes fantasize about yanking all the files out of their folders and making one giant pile but I worry that should I ever get brave enough to post something, that I'd loose the reference material from the files to acknowlegde the designers.
I use PSE 5 and so far I really dislike the organizer thingy that came with it (I think it's organizer 3.0?) Maybe I don't take enough pictures to want to (once again) "spend time" tagging them and sort them.
Thanks for your help--
Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:52 PM
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:32 PM
I'm glad you decided to join in here!
Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:41 PM
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 02:21 PM
After doing a search I found these topics that might have some good ideas you could glean from:
Ro's system for organizing
Jo's organizing system
Good luck organizing and welcome to Scrap Girls!
Posted 26 January 2008 - 03:00 PM
Good luck in what ever system that you decide to use and Welcome
Posted 26 January 2008 - 06:43 PM
It sounds like you may be a more "tactile person", I know justpattyanne is the same way and she discussed a way
where she prints out the embellishments sheets and organizes them and how she really likes to see her different papers
in front of her.
Possibly justPattyAnne will come along and tell you more, I seem to have lost track of that thread.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 06:49 PM
Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:04 PM
I've alread got my stuff on the EHD so that's a start but mostly I do that for security (for whatever that's worth). I like the idea of printing out stuff that might work well for me. I'll also check out Ro's organizing system--thanks for the link....and the warm welcome.
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