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    Hi... I've been lurking for awhile now. I just got internet back and the creative bug has hit me hard. I've been snapping pictures like crazy. For 3 months I haven't been very creative but now I'm ready to start doing something fun. I have never scrapbooked before. I've tried doing paper scrapbooking but it's not that easy for me because I usually start things and don't finish them.....ever. But its easier for me to do digital scrapbooking. I love working on the computer Plus my 19 month old doesn't really let me do much paper scrapbooking because she wants in on it all the time. Soooo here I am! I'm still checking out some of the links posted on the sticky. I do have a question though. Or two...

    When putting together a page on your program you usually work with the original size picture right and save it that way? I remember once I saved a picture too small then when I went to print it at the mall I could only print it small otherwise it would be blurry if I went any bigger. Silly me.

    Also when printing out your pictures what size do you usually print them? 8x10? or smaller or bigger or? Because I know its different than paper scrapbooking. Do you print out a whole page and then put holes in it and put it in a binder or do you print it out slightly smaller than the page you are working with and just stick it on there some how?

    Thanks I can't wait to get started on my first page...... MY DD's birthday! I'm so behind already

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    First, welcome! Your little girl is so cute! I love digital for many of the same reasons you do.

    As for saving the pictures, yes I work with the largest size that I can to get the highest quality. Most free papers come in a 12x12 size (300dpi). I start with a background of this size and then add my pictures to the page and resize them to what size I want them on the page, does that makes sense? That way my entire page is in the 300dpi size. When I go to save as a jpeg file, I save on the highest quality possible.

    As for size and printing, it all depends on what you want to do. I prefer 12x12. If you want to print out individual pages like you mentioned, I recomend putting them in sheet protectors rather than punching holes in the actual page. I have an album like that, I did 8x10 pages and used 81/2x11 sheet protectors. My favorite is to actually make an entire album and have it printed as a book. I had my first one printed through shutterfly and consider it one of the cool advantages of digital scrapbooking.
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    welcome!!! sounds like you're off to a good start.

    I keep my photos original size, and I work with 12x12. try to keep the DPI at 300 for the entire project, that tends to print best (you can go as low as 150, but it's not what I do).
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    Welcome to the board!!!
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    Welcome! Your little girl is adorable. Congrats on your pregnancy!
    I can't wait to see some of your pages.
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    Welcome! Your daughter is adorable!
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    Welcome! I've never done digi scrapping so it will be fun to see what you do!

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    Well I can show you an example of something I made. It's not really a scrapbook page but I made it Its really simple really and it was more of a birth announcement.

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    How cute! She's precious! Do you cloth diaper?

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    Welcome to the board!!!
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