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#1 Nicole1970

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

Hi evveryone,

Well I have been a lurker here for ages as I just don't know where to start. I really want to give digital scrapbooking a go but am so scared lol. What would be a good collection to start with. I have just given birth to a son named Rhys 5 weeks ago so think I would like to start with his pictures first.

Any help or advice on taking the plunge into this wonderful craft will be most welcome :lovey-smilie:

Nicole

#2 BarbaraC1977

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:15 PM

Welcome, Nicole! Well, first take care of yourself and that lovely boy, and get lots of pictures! When you're ready, I recommend starting with this free E-Book: 15 Things You NEED to Know to Become a GREAT Digital Scrapbooker (FREE Starter eBook).

Subscribe the the Scrap Girls Newsletter, and start collecting the Free Daily downloads. As you start, let us know the program you're using (Photoshop Elements, etc.) and post your questions. We'll answer or point you to a good answer.

Enjoy your new baby, and again, Welcome!

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#3 Nicole1970

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:18 PM

Welcome, Nicole! Well, first take care of yourself and that lovely boy, and get lots of pictures! When you're ready, I recommend starting with this free E-Book: 15 Things You NEED to Know to Become a GREAT Digital Scrapbooker (FREE Starter eBook).

Subscribe the the Scrap Girls Newsletter, and start collecting the Free Daily downloads. As you start, let us know the program you're using (Photoshop Elements, etc.) and post your questions. We'll answer or point you to a good answer.

Enjoy your new baby, and again, Welcome!


Hi Barbara and thank you. I've definately got the free ebook & get the newsletter never thought about the free downloads but the newsletter sure does help with info. Will go back and re-read the ebook again and see if I can't get myself going and actually do a layout lol.

Thanks once again
Nicole

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

Congratultions! have so much fun making LOs of your baby!!!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:46 PM

Hi Nicole :welcome2: to Scrap Girls! Barbara has given you some great advice. We have a wonderful, friendly, and very helpful group here so please don't hesitate to ask questions. We'll be looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

To get started, I'd suggest you look at some of the Jiffy Pages, Jif 6 or Super Spread 7 pages that are already put together for you but leave you the ability to change things around to suit your photos.
And ask us lots of questions. We love to help!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:44 AM

Great advice about the Jif pages ( Just insert photo) I love them. Also there are a couple of beautiful collections in the Freebie section to start you off. Ask for any help you need. we love to help if we are able. Welcome to Scrap girls. Kay
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:23 AM

Welcome Nicole - good to see you here!

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#9 MariJ

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:15 AM

Hi Nicole
Welcome to ScrapGirls and Congratulations on the birth of your little one.
If you're looking for a Collection, I love the Newborn Collection.
Nice to met you, Nicole.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:40 AM

Welcome, Nicole and congratulations on the new addition. You've got some great advice here but don't be afraid to ask questions - lots of helpful people here. Looking forward to seeing some layout of your little one.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:50 AM

Welcome! You will love it here. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and you will learn a lot. Be careful though - it is addicting! Congrats on your new little bundle of joy.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

Welcome, Nicole. You have such a great opportunity to start scrapbooking while your son is young. Enjoy him and I look forward to seeing your first layout.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:11 PM

Congratulations on a new bundle of joy! I felt the same way when it came to scrapbooking... I didn't know where to start. All the tips above are really great. The way I gained confidence was to to scrap lift. When I saws a beautiful layout I tried to do the same. I would purchase the collections and just try to replicate. I still consider myself creatively challenged.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:33 PM

welcome Nicole, and congrats on the new baby, they are very delicious.

you have got some great advice here so give them a go and just have fun with it all

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

Welcome to Scrap Girls Nicole and congratulations on the birth of your baby! I am looking forward to seeing your layouts of him in the future!!
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

Welcome to Scrap Girls! I'm excited to see layouts featuring your new addition!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:29 PM

So nice to meet you , Congrats on your son! Can't wait to see your layouts.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:59 PM

Welcome to the forum! We're so glad you joined in. Many of us lurked for a long time before joining in.
Do remember there are no scrapping police - and it's supposed to be fun. When you look at your layouts years from now, it won't matter if you included a trend or not. What will matter is if you remember the feelings and emotions.
So enjoy your precious new one, and capture the memories while they are fresh.
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#19 Nicole1970

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:25 PM

Thanks so much for the welcomes, the congratulations & the great advice. It has certainly given me something to think about. I look forward to getting to know you all & hopefully taking the plunge and actually accomplishing some layouts in the near future:-)

Nicole

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

I'll add my welcome too, Nicole. I think the starter advice has pretty well been covered. I would add though, just have fun with it. Don't put pressure on yourself to "produce" pages or albums. Digi-scrapping is fun!! Love that little bundle of joy and I think the motivation to scrap his life will come from that.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

Welcome and congrats on the new baby boy. I spent a long time lurking as well, but when you are ready the girls here will be more than happy to help you.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

I am new here, too! Sort of. Signed up long ago, to get the newsletter. Did you get the free new Exuberance Collection? It'll be great for scrapping baby pics.

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