Wednesday, June 30, 2010

digital scrapbooking

Have you joined in on digital scrapbooking yet? Have you wanted to learn about it, but don't know where to begin??

Here are some of my favorite sites to help you start your journey:

1. I love their site and their blog. They are one of the best FREE resources out there when it comes to filling in the blanks on learning how to digi-scrap and where to go to get started. They are always featuring different designers and have tons of great tutorials to help you learn the ins and out of digital design (not to mention they have a great store too).

2. Jessica's site is great too. So easy to navigate, so much useful and helpful information, awesome classes, and great products. Click here for a list of classes she offers. I took two of her photo editing classes and thought they were a great value!! Right now she is offering a FREE computer tricks for cards class.

3. Ali Edwards There is no denying this girl has mad skills. I love her style and have no idea how she manages to do all she does. But she is pure inspiration!!

Those are my top three sites for information and resources.

Now, when it comes to scrapping style, I want to be Jaime Choi from three paper peonies.

Her work speaks to me and I want all of my scrapbooks to look like just like hers. Lucky for me she sells templates and quickpages. Did I mention she has lots of great freebies as well? I am in the middle of trying to figure out how to be original and more like her at the same time:)

Another site I really like for digital scrapbooking materials is Digital Design Essentials. I really like their designs and they always have some sort of good deal going on.

Want more? Here are some other places I frequent from time to time:

The digital scrapbooking world you will find can quickly overwhelm you because it really has exploded. My advice? Find your style, stick to it, let it evolve, and keep it simple. Don't get too busy trying to download every free thing you can find out there, you will get lost in a virtual abyss. Just have fun.

Here is a layout I did for a special book for my grandma a few years back. I did all of the pages for my family, but haven't had time to do much since:(
Now that I am up to date on photos with my recent photobook order, I plan to get back into it.

I'm sure I have missed some great resources out there. Care to share any of your favorites??

Next up: Photoshop Tips.


Anna said...

Sigh. I long for the time/energy/skills to do digital scrapbooking. I heart Ali Edwards.

for now I spend most of my time consoling/feeding a colicky baby and wishing I had free hands to cook dinner more often.

Can't wait to see the photoshop tips post(s) :)

Summer said...

Thanks for all that info Kaela...I too am excited for when I have more time to get into that, but I do want to switch over to digi scrap...once I use up all my paper and glue then I'll switch. :)

Louis Cheney said...

Thanks Kaela I haven't heard of a lot of those websites thanks for sharing. One place I really like to go is summertimedesigns.blogspot. All her stuff is free and really cute!