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Lynn82
05-29-2010, 02:27 PM
:Hi BTW I'm new here as well as to digi scrapbooking.

I went digital for a few reasons 1)it just makes sense when you have digital cameras 2)things are cheaper using digital resources 3)digi's in B/C it's green and green is hip your like saving trees and stuff(honestly I'm big on the whole green thing it's way I never did the whole hand scrapbooking thing)

I LOVE the smilies! :wub1: :laugh: :frown: :vb_chirolp_iei: :balloons:

donakat
05-29-2010, 03:13 PM
Welcome to our corner of the web, Lynn! I never really scrapped in the traditional style, but came to digiscrapping through graphic arts and publishing. I love it, and your reasons are all great!

reboscraps
05-29-2010, 03:23 PM
My BFF went digital before I did, and she was the one who really talked me into it, and for some of the reasons you mentioned (greener, cheaper!) as well as...

- It takes up so much less physical space. Computer memory is another story, but even my EHD is pretty small. I still have 2 boxes of paper scrap supplies I am gradually using for other projects.

- I have a laptop, so I can scrap anywhere - Starbucks, a friend's house, etc.

- Scrap parties any time I want to just log in. The other day, my BFF and I were doing a speed scrap "together" and we live 1500 miles apart! It was great fun.

- I love some of the fun techniques that give you a whole different look that anything in paper scrapping. I love blending, erasing, changing colors, etc. Two simple things I like are being able to resize things to fit my page, whether it's changing the size of a frame, or the scale of the print on a paper.

Yep, I think I'm pretty much sold on it! Just recently, though, I've been connecting the digi scrap with the paper craftiness and doing some hybrid projects, mostly cards. That's fun, too!

elenasworld
05-29-2010, 04:34 PM
I stumbled on digi-scrapping while i was searching for traditional paper scrapping supplies online, since i couldn't find what I wanted at my local scrapping shoppes.
I fell in love with all the great tutorials that helped me learn some cool photo editing techniques, and then the scrapping was just a natural progression.
My dd was an infant and I didn't have the space to bring out all of my paper crafting supplies.
And then, there was the ease of storing supplies, and best of all , the dh didn't have to know what I was getting and when I was shopping :)

SparkysGirl
05-29-2010, 05:15 PM
Welcome to GDS!
I started digi scrapping about a year ago when I received a couple of tubs of old photographs. I didn't want to harm the photos, but I wanted to do something creative with them. As the profile on my blog says about digi, "The flexibility draws me ... the elimination of cleaning up glitter, tiny scraps of paper, and glue afterwards ... keeps me!"
I, too, love the flexibility of resizing, recoloring, etc ... AND, I find that I often scrap a photo more than once. Digi is less expensive in that you can use a paper or element over and over again ... plus, if you make a mistake, you can un-do!
I hope you find that you love it, too! Hope to see you posting projects in the gallery and participating in challenges ... the challenges are the best way to learn.

geniaBeana
05-29-2010, 08:17 PM
The endless possibilities and less mess. At least there is less mess when I'm scrapping. When I'm designing it's a whole different story. My desk looks like something exploded :D

agarzaldynrd
05-30-2010, 05:48 AM
I wanted to learn how to use Photoshop! and I'm really not very creative and my paper scrapping took up tooo much time, effort, and space. Digi scrapping now takes up more time but I feel really more creative and enjoy it lots more. It really is less effort for me. Oh and btw, anything you do on the computer where you are using your brain to figure out what to do next, strengthens and builds dendrites....I think that is how you spell that....it's using both sides of your brain and all that stuff. My mom has alzheimers and it worries me so I try to keep my brain exercised.

britaneejean
05-30-2010, 06:57 AM
welcome! my mom's a traditional scrapbooker & i'd been doing it with her for years! i hate every one of my pages though because i'm too much of a perfectionist. i made the switch a few years ago. i do a little hybrid here & there but mostly just digi. my favorite part of it??? the 'delete' key :)

tweederbug
05-30-2010, 09:42 AM
I was a traditonal scrapper but converted to the digi side after DS was born. Less mess ... no worries of "did I leave something out" so DS could get hurt. I love that it is cheaper,I can reuse things and change th ings easily if I make a mistake.
I also like that I can make a layout and not have to worry about stickers/embellishments falling off years later. I just print and put in a book and the memories are there for a lifetime :)!

crystals622
05-31-2010, 04:03 AM
I've always been computer oriented and was curious about digiscrapping. There are all of the benefits and reasons as listed above. Reusing kits over and over, being able to change colors to fit the page, less mess and space needed...and the list goes on! I do still paper scrap--just because I'm very tactile, but most of the scrapping I do is digi.

AZK
05-31-2010, 05:14 AM
I was drawn to digi scrapping by seeing digital layouts posted on web versions of paper scrapping magazines and being amazed at the level of creativity I saw there. That, and the fact that so many of my photos needed serious editing anyways, made digi scrapping a no-brainer. I could edit a photo and have a digital version of the original. I'm also a fan of the fact that there are no supplied strewn over my kitchen table on a daily basis!

Scrappinsass
05-31-2010, 01:03 PM
I started making greeting cards - the paper kind - years ago and would *make* my own paper and colours if I couldn't find the what I wanted in the shops. I used an old antiquated program called Microsoft Picture It!. I was given PhotoShop as a gift, so I thought I better learn how to use it. That's when I went looking for courses. Nothing locally interested me or related to what I was doing, so I turned to the internet and found this forum. I signed up classes and then thought.. WOW that's information overload.. I better start using this to reinforce what I've learned. THAT's when I started digi-scrapping. I've been hooked ever since. I still make paper greeting cards but now it's so much easier to align everything for cutting out later or for the sentiments etc. AND I get to give my family pages!

Debra
01-13-2012, 09:16 AM
can't imagine where we'd be without digital! Especially now with all our cell phones with our pics on them too! Who'd have ever thunk it :twitcy:

createdbyjill
01-13-2012, 09:19 AM
Don't tell anyone.....it's the only thing I know! LOL

Debra
01-13-2012, 09:30 AM
Don't tell anyone.....it's the only thing I know! LOL

lol... me too... I couldn't do the paper scrapping if my life depended on it! :eek1 (will keep your secret).. and I think we're all happy about it too! :bow2me:

Jazz2000
01-23-2012, 08:03 AM
B/c my little kids & toddlers couldn't rip up the digipaper, tear my acrylic stamps, scatter my glitter embossing powder, use my archival quality markers/pens to write on themselves, etc.

Although, my toddler did rip all the keys of my keyboard.

Amanda
01-23-2012, 08:48 PM
I paper scrapped for 10 years and LOVED it. I still have a stash, 12 albums, and 5 that need finishing. They were interrupted by digital work 5 years ago! I loved making things via a program called Print Shop, and saw Digital Scrapping articles in the paper scrap mags. Didn't quite "get it", till I found out about digifree. Funny, huh? that is how I learned that this world existed.
I love doing it because space is limited right now. I like the options of changing a page without stress, and the varied styles you can create with the pc.
BUT I do paper works, am an altered artist, and art journaler- so I found that they can go hand in hand, and have the best of both worlds!! I do what I call reverse hybrid: create on paper and convert it to digital! :D:gogo:

Debra
02-06-2012, 06:03 AM
I paper scrapped for 10 years and LOVED it. I still have a stash, 12 albums, and 5 that need finishing. They were interrupted by digital work 5 years ago! I loved making things via a program called Print Shop, and saw Digital Scrapping articles in the paper scrap mags. Didn't quite "get it", till I found out about digifree. Funny, huh? that is how I learned that this world existed.
I love doing it because space is limited right now. I like the options of changing a page without stress, and the varied styles you can create with the pc.
BUT I do paper works, am an altered artist, and art journaler- so I found that they can go hand in hand, and have the best of both worlds!! I do what I call reverse hybrid: create on paper and convert it to digital! :D:gogo:

Reverse hibrid... Nice term! :wink:

cascrappinggirl
02-06-2012, 06:44 AM
I have been a die hard paper scrapper for 15 years. Never in a million years thought I would do any digital scrapping ever LOL I turned digital out of necessity. we spend 2 weeks at out cabin in the mountains between Christmas and New Year. I brought all my sb supplies, but forgot my adhesive - bummer! Couldn't do anything. Since one of my friends Deanna has been raving about digital scrapping, I looked into learning how. Took a class with Jessica Sprague and the rest is history. Now I am a die hard digit scrapper haha and loving it :)

elenasworld
02-06-2012, 08:02 AM
I love digital scrapping and that all my supplies are essentially in a small space.
I am still trying to clean up my crafting room so that I can scrap in there again, but the flexibility of the laptop and the shopping right from my little spot makes it so easy for me. Sometimes I even bring my laptop with me when my daughter is at an activity or playing at MacDonald's!

I still make cards and lots of "hybrid" crafts, especially now that there are school projects and activities. I think I am one of the few moms who loves class parties, just because I have a chance to do some scrapping. For Valentines Day we are making a Bingo game to bring in to class. One side of
the card is a Valentine theme and for the back -- the children will have 25 sight words to paste on the card to use in class at a later time. Just printing
out some words using fun (free) fonts and then cutting them up is a snap
with my rotary cutter and self healing mat that I use for both my scrapping
and fabric crafts. So I get to create in digi-style and then cut up and glue,
but small projects! it is the best of both worlds.

Amanda
02-06-2012, 09:31 AM
I don't paper scrap at all now, though "some day" I need to finish the albums that are waiting, as they will be only half the story if left as is.
I am with you, Liz, I like to create digitally, print and use, and as stated earlier, I also do it the opposite way. Keeps things original :)

bombalurina59
02-15-2012, 04:31 AM
I had just started out doing traditional scrapbooking when life got the better of me in form of a severe illness which made it impossible for me to carry on with this hobby. When I had recovered I was looking for something new to fill a lot of spare time with and my BF told me about digiscrapping. I started looking around and found a couple of sites I liked. All I can say: I've been hooked ever since!

cee
03-22-2012, 11:41 PM
its so much easier to digiscrap isnt it- i still do the paper scrapping but not many

Debra
04-12-2012, 09:21 AM
its so much easier to digiscrap isnt it- i still do the paper scrapping but not many

It is easier for me... especially with a 10 year old daughter at home who uses all my supplies (lol..especially my expensive flowers and alpha letters!) and boy do we make a mess!

Now she scraps digitally too and can have as many flowers and alpha letters her little heart desires! :laugh: and the things she does with the styles button, omgoodness!

cjmmytunes
11-21-2012, 01:31 PM
I first started thinking about going digital about a month or two ago. My mom has over 25 photo albums that she has asked me to scan in so she can share them on FB. Some of my family mentioned that they like to do DS, and gave me some hints... so, here I am, totally enjoying myself.

Art for Scrapbooking
11-21-2012, 01:36 PM
Fantastic and welcome. It is great fun playing with photos and lots of reasons that make it convenient and easy. Some tips - check your facebook settings so you don't share with the whole world and backup everything in lots of places. If you scan all those albums put them on discs as well and give to a few people so you know there are copies.

babyofmine
11-21-2012, 04:53 PM
I started dig-scrapping as a way to spend time with my mom. She lives in WA, and at the time, I lived in FL, so we chatted while we scrapped. We've even done a few contests (for fun!) together. Now it's become my husband's favorite way for me to spend time on the computer. LOL

Ingrid1963
12-12-2012, 01:15 PM
Why did I go digital? Well, I have never been into the so called traditional scrapbooking, but I have been making cards and atc's (artist trading cards) for many years now. That is something I enjoy a lot.
I think I started digital scrapping by making photoshows on DVD. I enjoy that too and ofcourse it's just your pc and no mess on the table! When I came accross several layouts on facebook, on thing led to another and now... yes, it seems I have a new addiction :laugh:

Art for Scrapbooking
12-12-2012, 01:38 PM
Well addictions aren't all bad lol. Sounds like you are going to have fun. You can also mix a bit of both and go hybrid. I often print things and then use to make cards or cut up and add to my projects.

Momascrap
01-06-2013, 06:16 AM
I went Digital because it was more convenient. I hated going to the store and not being able to find what I wanted for a page. It is also a lot cheaper.

RaryGirl
01-10-2013, 08:30 PM
Why did I go digital? I loved the paper-based scrapbooking, but hated mess :laugh: and having to pack everything up halfway through finishing a page (no place is safe from little hands in this house :eek1) and so put it all in the 'too hard basket' until I stumbled across digital scrapbooking. I think a friend 'liked' another friends digital page and it went from there.

Els AW
01-11-2013, 03:10 AM
Why did I go digital? I loved the paper-based scrapbooking, but hated mess :laugh: and having to pack everything up halfway through finishing a page (no place is safe from little hands in this house :eek1) and so put it all in the 'too hard basket' until I stumbled across digital scrapbooking. I think a friend 'liked' another friends digital page and it went from there.

You are in the right place!
No mess indeed and: you can use things over and over again.
Recolor it, resize it, make it you own!

dmlloyd
06-18-2013, 04:27 AM
This is my 1st post here. Hope I do it right! I went digital after years of paper scrapping. I thought I had reinvented the wheel. The big dealbreakers for me were being able to adjust the sizes of the photos (no more boring 4x6's), and being able to scrap without dragging out all the STUFF! It is so easy to do from the comfort of my chair, and allows me to be more creative. It is a win-win situation for me.

britnkaysmemaw2
06-18-2013, 08:44 AM
This is my 1st post here. Hope I do it right! I went digital after years of paper scrapping. I thought I had reinvented the wheel. The big dealbreakers for me were being able to adjust the sizes of the photos (no more boring 4x6's), and being able to scrap without dragging out all the STUFF! It is so easy to do from the comfort of my chair, and allows me to be more creative. It is a win-win situation for me.

Welcome to GDS dmlloyd! Yep, Win-Win it is for all of us I believe!
I have a cricket and a silhouette Cameo, but prefer to use my computer and PSE 11!

Look forward to seeing you around the forums and challenges! If you have any questions, give a shout and we'll be glad to help you out!

dmlloyd
06-18-2013, 08:48 AM
Thanks for the reply! You would not believe the equipment I have bought over the years (ok, maybe you would). I have sold it at yard sales, given it away to thrift stores and loaned it out. I wanted it out of the house! I am hooked for life now. I have started doing an annual photobook for my family now.

hivart
06-18-2013, 10:39 AM
Welcome!
GDS is a great place!!!:gogo:
cath

kandib
06-23-2013, 06:38 PM
Don't have the patience for traditional scrapbooking. Created two pages a long time ago and didn't like the outcome, didn't look like I envisioned--mainly because I don't have that kind of talent. Plus, I didn't have the time when my kids were little. My daughter-in-law wanted help creating camo-themed invites for her recent baby shower. I'm good with computer software so this seemed like the way to go and now I have become hooked!

Hopefully this will make it to the forum, I've been having trouble getting my stuff to post--says it has to be reviewed by a monitor, but it's been almost 2 weeks and nothing.

vicki23
06-23-2013, 08:48 PM
Yes your post has made it to the Forum, welcome to GDS!!

meo
04-27-2014, 03:20 PM
Well every time I see scraps they lovely some day I will learn and do pretty stuff like you guys :biggrin:its nice to be here around of ,alot of people very creative ,have a great night

britnkaysmemaw2
04-27-2014, 03:54 PM
Welcome to GDS Meo. Join in some of the great challenges, it is a great way to get some layouts done, and get some great inspiration from others!

crystalrosecrafts
07-18-2014, 05:39 AM
I played a little with scrapbooking when my daughter was born. It's really not my thing though. I like cardmaking and other paper crafts more. I prefer digiscrapping for a number of reasons. You get more bang for your dollar. It's easier to fix mistakes. You don't have to worry about your items fading. You also don't need to worry about embellishments falling off or having unreadable handwriting.

minicooper452
07-24-2014, 05:00 AM
Mainly to save $$!!! With the kiddles all grown-up (so to speak), no one was really around to look at the scrapbooks anymore and I love playing on the computer anyway. This was a no-brainer. I've scrapped since I was 13 and have over 2 dozen books ranging from 8x8, 8.5x11, 12x12, annuals, special events, memorials, honors. Now one of my BIG tasks is to SCAN all of those while trying to keep up with daily scrapping!