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  • 5 Tips to Speed Up Your Scrapping

    5 Tips to Speed Up Your Scrapping

    Whether you’re new to digital scrapbooking or you’re an old pro, we all share one common challenge: TIME! We never have enough time to do all the scrapping we’d like to do, want to do, or need to do. I can’t give you more hours in the day, but I can offer some tips to […]

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  • Photography Tips for the Digital Scrapbooker

    Photography Tips for the Digital Scrapbooker

    This article is about photography tips, and more specifically, my number one tip for taking great photos. I could suggest things like: Rest your hands on something to minimize blur. Use the Burst mode to capture a sequence. Use the Rule of Thirds to compose your shot. All great tips and principles, but have another the […]

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  • Basic Photo Editing: Cropping

    Basic Photo Editing: Cropping

    What is the most important thing to consider when photo editing? A photo, all by itself, has the power to evoke strong feelings; it is after all, a window to the soul. When I am looking for photos to add to my digital scrapbook layouts, I look at several things. Does the picture or series […]

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  • Short on Ideas? Scrap What You Love!

    Short on Ideas? Scrap What You Love!

    There’s an old saying among writers, “Write what you know.” This is great advice, especially in times of writer’s block. But what about digital scrapbookers? What do you do when inspiration escapes you, and you’re faced with a case of scrapper’s block?

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  • The Art of Storytelling

    The Art of Storytelling

    As scrapbookers, we work hard to combine photos, elements and papers to make lovely, artistic pages. However, sometimes we forget to showcase another type of art – the art of storytelling. It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words, but I think those pictures still need a few words added in order to be […]

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  • Making Your Digital Scrapbooking Pages More Meaningful

    Making Your Digital Scrapbooking Pages More Meaningful

    My main goal in creating layouts is to preserve memories for my family. In my mind the most important thing is to make meaningful scrapbooking pages. I have never been “caught up” in my layouts, trying to make sure they look perfectly beautiful. It more about memory keeping and making sure that my pages really […]

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  • Keeping Track of Digital Scrapbooking Products

    Keeping Track of Digital Scrapbooking Products

    Because I love so many collections, I find myself using a lot of them on my layouts. A paper from this collection, some word art from that, and an embellishment from a third. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of exactly what I’ve used.

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  • Resolution Made Easy

    Resolution Made Easy

    Resolution. The Oxford Dictionary says it is “the degree of detail visible in a photographic or television image.” In simpler terms, it’s how “in focus” an image appears to be. Higher resolution means more detail. Lower resolution means less clarity. However, because of different terms such as dpi (dots per inch), ppi (pixels per inch), […]

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  • Identifying the Light Source in Digital Elements

    Identifying the Light Source in Digital Elements

    Slight changes can make a big difference in how our digital scrapbook pages look. For example, the more we develop as digital scrappers, the more we realize how important shadows are in presenting a realistic page. Where we place our shadows and the type of shadows we use can make subtle but important differences in […]

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