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In Topic: My Memory Suite? Craftartist? Pse? Help With Software!

Yesterday, 10:21 AM

I would recommend PSE -- it does come with some embellies and frames, but a lot of them (at least in PSE9) are "locked" and must be purchased. PSE has and can use styles, shapes, brushes and most actions, which add a considerable amount of flexibility to your scrapbooking repertoire.


If you want high-quality looking pages, you will have to invest a little money in high-quality products. Remember that digital scrapbooking (with PS/E, at least) allows you to recolor and mask, erase and blend - among many other things - and you can re-use all of your purchases as many times as you want, so your dollars are money well-spent. :) If you want more flexibility, check out any of our ScrapSimple products: (The ScrapSimple Club is a GREAT deal at only $6.99/month.)



Word Art


They are grayscale images, so you can easily recolor and blend them to match any color scheme of your choosing. Some come in layers, so they are further customizable by turning layers on or off to create many variations. Scrap Girls has a lot of freebies and specials for you to download and use (they change all the time, so you will be able to collect quite a few.)


Once you get into the creativity involved in creating your own pages, I think that a scrapbooking-only program (Craft Artist, My Memory Suite, etc.) will be too restricting for you. My advice is to go ahead and invest in PSE. Check out tutorials and ask questions in the PSE forum and you will be amazed at what artistic pages you will be making!  


Can't wait to see your creations in the Gallery! :)

In Topic: Team Member Birthday Today!

19 August 2014 - 03:18 PM


 Happy birthday, Brandy!!!! Enjoy your day!! 

:birthday: :ola:  :bdayparty:  


In Topic: Happy Birthday August 12Th

13 August 2014 - 07:38 AM

Thanks so much, gals!!! :)

In Topic: Wacom Tablet

12 August 2014 - 07:59 AM

Deb C., on 11 Aug 2014 - 11:13 PM, said:

Ok, so looks like I need to get one.  Is there a certain one I should get since I am a beginner?


An economical option is the Wacom Intuos Pen or Pen and Touch. (This line used to be called Bamboo.) I have the Pen and Touch feature on my Intuos Pro, but frankly, I never use the touch features. However, if you want the option (or might want the option in the future), I'd go ahead and get it. You can turn the touch on or off, so it doesn't interfere if you don't want it to. The tablets without the touch are less expensive. I had a small tablet to start and now I have a medium. The small one works just as well and saves space on your desk; for designing, though, I like the larger size.

In Topic: Wacom Tablet

11 August 2014 - 07:56 PM

Agreed -- even if you don't design, a Wacom tablet is a wrist-saver! :) I have the medium Intuos 5 -- LOVE it! It DOES take some getting used to (hide your mouse and use your tablet exclusively for 3 or 4 days), but you will find it much easier to use than a mouse. Even if you don't "design," you can still use the pen tablet to add your own handwriting or doodle accents on your layouts -- something nearly impossible to do with a mouse.


Let us know what you decide and come back here with any questions you might have. You will be frustrated at first, but stick with it and you won't regret it!