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#1 jengardner1


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

Hi everyone! I am new to digital scrapbooking and I have to say that I am getting hooked. I am a SAHM with twin 16 month old boys and I live in southern california (but a massachusetts native.) I want to thank Sue Maravelas at Scrapgirls for writing the recent newsletter article comparing GIMP to PSE6. I have been looking for a decent free program to get started with digital scrapbooking and GIMP has fit the bill. It helps that I am somewhat familiar with photoshop so I already understand how layers work and such but I have had such a great time using GIMP and a number of the scrapgirls products to create some really cute pages. I am sure that I will graduate to PSE at some point but right now GIMP is working great for me. Thank you and Scrapgirls for having so many cool and affordable products. See you around the forum!! - Jen
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Welcome to Scrap Girls! I loved that article, too! GIMP is a great program to use. I hope you'll post some layouts of your twins! I'd love to see them!!

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

Welcome to Scrap Girls! It's nice to meet another Californian! We are a friendly bunch so if you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask away. There is lots of willing help right here. :)


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

Hi Jen, so happy to have your here! I'm in Southern California too:) You are going to love it here. Hope to see your layouts of the twins in the gallery soon!


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

HI Jen so nice to meet you! Welcome to ScrapGirls!!!



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

Hi Jen, welcome to Scrap Girls! We'll be looking forward to seeing you around the forums! :)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Hi, Jen! Welcome to Scrap Girls!




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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Hi, Jen -- welcome to Scrap Girls!!! I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery. :)


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

Welcome! You will love it here! So glad that Gimp is working for you. (My son is in college in SF.)


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Hi and welcome. So glad Sue's article was of a help to you. Looking forward to gettingbtomknow you better and seeing your layouts in the gallery
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

Welcome to SG. You will love this friendly purple place!


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

Welcome to Scrap Girls! We are so happy to have you here!

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

Hi and welcome, Jen. We're glad you found your way to the message board. Hope to see you around often.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Hi Jen, welcome to Scrap Girls. I too am a Massachusetts native but am currently living in Canada. Looking forward to seeing your layouts in the gallery!

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

Welcome from a fellow GIMP user. Be sure to come back with any questions you might have. Meanwhile I look forward to seeing you around the forums and gallery.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:46 AM

Hi Jen, Welcome to Scrap Girls, I hope you'll post some layouts of your twins.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

Hi Jen! Welcome to Scrap Girls!!!


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

Hi Jen and welcome!


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:51 AM

Hi Jen and welcome to Scrap Girls :)


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

Hi Jen! I am so glad you are getting started on digital scrapboooking; it is a great way to preserve memories and you will have lots of them with your twins!
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

Welcome, Jen! This is a great place for products, encouragement and help.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

Hi: I am also a Newbie hailing from Massachusetts. It is a little intimidating so far. Will check out GIMP.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

Hi Jen and Dolly - Welcome to Scrap Girls. I'm glad you have found GIMP and it's working for you. It is a great free option to get going on. I hope you both have some great success playing around with it, and post your layouts in our gallery to see.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

Hi Jen, great signature. Welcome to Scrap Giels. Glad to hear you are enjoying GIMP.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

Welcome to Scrap Girls :) So glad to have you here!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

Welcome to Scrap Girls. I remember when I found this place, it has added so much fun and many new friends to my life. Can't wait to see those twins.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

:welcome2: Welcome to Scrap Girls Jen! :welcome2:
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