I am wondering who digi scraps and if there are any free sites out there? Also do you do 8x8 or 12x12? I would want to print mine but how do you go about doing that? do you have to send to a specific printer?
I have done 3 regular scrapbooks and one digital (the best I could) and looking to get more into the digital.
Hi, and welcome to the board!
There is a ton of info on digital scrapbooking here: Welcome to the Scrapbooking Board! about halfway down the first post. There is a free program you can use to do it (GIMP - Beth is our resident expert in it, if you have questions she's the go-to girl), and a lot of us use versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements to scrapbook. Photoshop Elements is about $80. After that, you can download all sorts of freebies (check out the links in the thread above) and the only other cost would be to print. I get my pages printed either at Costco (for $2.99/page - they do it on photo paper), or at scrapbookpictures.com in 8x8 size for $1.99ish (they sometimes have sales).
That's the basics in a nutshell, if you have any specific questions just ask - we will try and help! There are a bunch of digi girls here (myself included lol).
I'm a paper scrapper, so no advice here. I just wanted to pop by and say "hullo!" and "welcome!"
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I'm huge on digi scrapping. I love it and won't go back to paper. I print by pages in books (they have custom covers and bind it into a book) - looks amazing. I print 100 pages in a book and it usually costs me just over $100, but I think that is much more affordable that 100 paper pages would be and less than printing 100 individual pages at $2.99. I do the individual pages for family though and print the 12x12's at costco. Occasionally I want 8x8's and just shrink the 12x12s to fit (print at costco too). For the books, I prefer shutterfly - their quality has been the best. I've also tried artscow and inkubook, both were okay, but I'm sold on shutterfly's padded covers and printing.
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