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#1 StarCMC

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:09 PM

Hello!
I am a newbie here but I've been scrapbooking for about 20 years. Mostly paper scrapbooking -- but I had just decided to take the plunge with digital and did my daughter's graduation album that way using Creative Memories software. I was looking forward to really getting into digital but since CM is going belly up I am feeling really adrift. I am looking forward to learning how you guys do your digital scrapbooking - where do you get it printed out? What software do you use? etc. etc.

I am a homeschooling mom of 4 and wife.

It's great to be here and I'm excited about getting to know you all!

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

Welcome to Scrap Girls! I use Photoshop now, but started with Photoshop Elements. I scrap 12X12 inch, but print at home 8X8. I have had a few books printed from artscow and shutterfly and liked them both.

Please ask questions if you have any! We're glad you are here!

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:23 PM

Hi Star, welcome to Scrap Girls! You are gonna love digital scrapbooking! There are limitless possibilities and no mess:)
I think many of us use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. I know there other programs as well but I'm not as familiar with them. Someone else will come along and share more options.

There is a 'Learn How' category in the boutique with ebooks and video tutorials that are very helpful.
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Feel free to ask questions, We have a very helpful bunch around here. Looking forward to see your layouts of the 4 kiddos in the gallery soon!

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#4 StarCMC

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:24 PM

Welcome to Scrap Girls! I use Photoshop now, but started with Photoshop Elements. I scrap 12X12 inch, but print at home 8X8. I have had a few books printed from artscow and shutterfly and liked them both.

Please ask questions if you have any! We're glad you are here!


Thanks a bunch! I am considering saving each page I create as a JPG and then uploading it to a printer to have printed as 12x12. I don't know -- it's really confusing when you start looking at it all! I like the 12x12 size because I like to fit a lot of photos on each page. I totally LOVED the 12x12 custom designed hard cover album I did for my daughter. I know that CM used Shutterfly for printing pictures if you uploaded them there, so I am assuming that Shutterfly also printed the book, but I am not sure. I love ScrapGirls kits -- soooooo pretty!

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

Hi Star, :welcome2: to Scrap Girls! I started out with Photoshop Elements 4 and now I use version 11 and LOVE it! Like Carla, I scrap 12x12 and print 8x8.
In addition to the links Cindy (Cydals) gave you, you may want to check these great free items:

15 Things You NEED to Know to Become a GREAT Digital Scrapbooker (FREE Starter eBook)
Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Instructions Handbook (Free ScrapSimple basics eBook)
Scrap Girls Exuberance Collection
Scrap Girls A Narrative Collection

You'll also find some great tutorials on the Scrap Girls BLOG - click on the Tutorials tab, and there are some wonderful digi scrapping tutorials in the Learn How section here: Scrap Girls FoundationalDigital Scrapbooking Tutorial List

Don't hesitate to ask questions, we are friendly bunch and love to help! We'll be looking forward to seeing you around the forums and getting to know you :)

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:23 PM

Welcome Star! :) We are glad you are here!

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:38 PM

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Hope you enjoy being here and never be hesitant to ask for any help. This is where I learnt soooo very much back when I started. I was a cardmaking and paper scrapbooking before discovering digital scrapbooking. I still do some paper scrapping and cardmaking. I started with Photoshop Elements - a great program and the Scrapbook Secrets lessons available in the boutique HERE are definitely worth the price to purchase them.
Also I just print my pages at home 8 x 8 which make nice size albums. Sometimes I do them 8.5 x 11 ( A4) size.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

Welcome Star,
I know you will like it here, and learn a lot. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I had never done any scrapbooking when I started looking at digital a few years ago. Everyone was so helpful. It took me awhile to learn Photoshop Elements 6 but I'm glad I stuck with it. Since then I've gone up to PSE 11 and it is a really good program. actually easier for me than PSE 6 was. Tutorials and other help will get you on your way.
You have been given some very good advice already. I wish you luck and fun in your new adventure.

You soon will consider everyone here your friends if you don't already.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:53 PM

Welcome to Scrap Girls! We're so happy to have you here.

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#11 BetC

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

Welcome, Star. So glad you are here. Like everyone has said, there are a lot of knowledgable scrappers here who are so helpful.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:30 PM

Welcome, Star. We are so happy to have you join us here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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#13 MariJ

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:50 PM

Welcome Star and so glad you found us! It's true -- you'll find us a kind and helpful bunch (if I must say so myself!! :)....)
I used Photoshop Elements 6 on a Mac. I just love digital scrapping...

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:38 PM

Welcome! This is a great place to learn! I use Photoshop Elements, I have not yet finished a book but I plan to use shutterfly when I do get one done.
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:50 PM

Welcome Star!!! You're going to love it here!

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:40 PM

Hi Star, :welcome2:/> to Scrap Girls! I started out with Photoshop Elements 4 and now I use version 11 and LOVE it! Like Carla, I scrap 12x12 and print 8x8.
In addition to the links Cindy (Cydals) gave you, you may want to check these great free items:

15 Things You NEED to Know to Become a GREAT Digital Scrapbooker (FREE Starter eBook)
Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Instructions Handbook (Free ScrapSimple basics eBook)
Scrap Girls Exuberance Collection
Scrap Girls A Narrative Collection

You'll also find some great tutorials on the Scrap Girls BLOG - click on the Tutorials tab, and there are some wonderful digi scrapping tutorials in the Learn How section here: Scrap Girls FoundationalDigital Scrapbooking Tutorial List

Don't hesitate to ask questions, we are friendly bunch and love to help! We'll be looking forward to seeing you around the forums and getting to know you :)/>


WOW!! Thanks so much for those links!!

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:56 AM

Beware!! Digi scrapping is addictive. Before you know it your digi scrap file will be 15 GB. We are all addicts here and love it. Welcome.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:57 AM

Welcome, Star!

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:49 AM

Welcome Star - glad you found us!

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:25 AM

:welcome2: Welcome to Scrap Girls Star! :welcome2:
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:02 AM

Thanks everyone, for the wonderful welcomes! I actually own PS7 but never thought about using it for scrapbooking! I guess I thought it would be too much work to learn the details of the program. I may have to re-think that -- especially with all the help I know I could find here! :2468who-do-we-appreciate:/> <-- Woohoo!! Used my first emoticon! HA!

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:10 AM

Hi, Star! I just wanted to say welcome to Scrap Girls!

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:31 AM

Hello Star! Welcome to Scrap Girls!!
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:58 PM

Welcome to Scrap Girls! We're so glad you found us! Don't hesitate to ask questions - others out there will be wondering the same thing, and they'll be glad you asked.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:27 PM

Welcome to Scrapgirls and the wonderful world of digi scrapping. I learnt to scrap using PS CS2 - I am completely self taught, using the Secrets tutorials mentioned above, and then by asking lots of questions of the very knowledgeable people on our forum - there's always someone who knows the answer, however small the question.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

Hello and Welcome. I LOVE your avatar photo! It looks like many of your questions have been answered, but if you every get stuck or have questions don't be shy about asking!
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:19 PM

Welcome Star! I'm glad you found us!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:26 AM

Welcome, we're glad you found us.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:25 PM

Hi Star! Welcome to the dark side of scrapping! I have to grown to love digital because there is so much more flexibility and best of all NO MESS! Looking forward to seeing all your creations!

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