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Basic Supplies for Digital Scrapbooking

These are the basic supplies you’ll use to make a digital scrapbook page. 1. Digital scrapbooking software To make a digital scrapbook page you will need software for combining your photos and journaling with digital scrapbooking elements. The most widely used programs for digital scrapbooking are Adobe’s Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS. The free tutorials and […]

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Get Started Scrapbooking

So you’d like to start collecting, preserving, and presenting your photos. You’ve heard this referred to as “scrapbooking” traditionally and, more recently, as “memory-keeping.” Whether you scrapbook with paper supplies or digital supplies, whether you think of your collections as albums or photo books, understanding the elements of a scrapbook page, basic design principles, and all […]

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3 questions to ask yourself when you make a scrapbook page

by Debbie Hodge I approach making scrapbook pages by asking myself questions that are based upon my understanding of: 5 scrapbook page elements (canvas, photos, journaling, title, embellishments), and 6 design principles (emphasis, contrast, balance, alignment, repetition, and flow). It’s not really as formal that sounds, though. The premise is: If you know what the […]

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It Ain’t Easy Being Green: Six Ways to Become a More Eco-Friendly Scrapbooker

By Amy Kingsford Let’s be honest for a moment–we haven’t exactly chosen the most earth-friendly hobby in scrapbooking–now have we?  However, I happen to think that preserving the memories of our lives and those of our family, is just as important as preserving the planet we live on.  Now for some people “being green” is […]

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