Scrapbook Ideas

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YOUR Ideas

In late October and early November (2007) I had an online celebration here at Scrapbook Ideas in honor of my 100th post. I asked my readers to share scrapbook ideas for a chance to win some great prizes (look here to see the list of winners and what they won). I loved reading each and every one of these great ideas (in the comments below). I hope you like them too!

Trashy Flowers PreviewPlease feel free to add your own ideas to the list below! The 100th post celebration is now over, but if you share a scrapbooking idea with me, I will share this freebie with you (just make sure you use a valid email address, so I can email you the freebie link)! I love all scrapbooking ideas: digital, paper or hybrid and if you know about a great scrapbooking site,  please share the link :)!

239 responses to “YOUR Ideas

  1. Jess October 29, 2007 at 9:53 am

    Remember to provide your email address in space provided when leaving your comment, so I can send you the freebie and contact you if you are a prize winner!

  2. Holley VanDenBerg October 29, 2007 at 11:38 am

    Here’s a link to a great designer: Krista Ringham. I don’t know much about her or how long she’s been around but I just “discovered” her site the other day. Great stuff!

  3. IkeaGoddess October 29, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    A daily stop for me is at Misty’s blog. Not only is she a fabulous designer and scrapper, she also gives away tons of freebies and has the best tutorials. Check it out here:

  4. fanfan October 29, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    This is so beautiful! What a talent!
    thank you!

  5. Krista October 29, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    I ‘interview” my kids every few months to track new favorites and stages.

  6. Beckie October 29, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    I keep a catalog of every photo I have ever taken/scanned online at Picasa. That way it is SUPER easy to go thru them when scrapping, and they are all preserved in cyperspace should my computer or EHD crash! I am a huge fan of extra security on important files :)

  7. Gris October 29, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    HI!, I recommended, and to download styles for photoshop, i really love the designer and i admired a lot her job..


  8. Magdalena (m2m) October 29, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    I just LOVE to watch Sharon’s pages… They’re stunning. Here’s link to her blog:

  9. Sarah October 29, 2007 at 3:56 pm a new blog I found recently she has lovely freebies and an excellent drop shadow tutorial
    I would also say Misty Cato for tutorials to

    I have learnt so much

  10. Bobbie October 29, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Here’s a little challenge with freebie and a ct call Great creative designer

  11. Bev October 29, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    A weekly visit to the Digi Dare blog is a must if your in need of some inspiration or incentive to do a layout. Every week they come up with something different and original making it fun to play along.
    Check it out here…

  12. joan October 29, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Wow, these are very unique–thanks for sharing! My all-time greatest scrapping sites are:
    I can always get inspired perusing their galleries.

  13. Marina October 29, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Congratulations on your 100th post and good luck!

  14. Mari October 29, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    100 posts! Way to go!
    Hmm, a scrapbooking idea……

    Well, my daughters 5th birthday is coming up and instead of buying invitations I decided to make scrappy invations out of chipboard book that I took apart. Not sure how they will come out as it is my project for tonight but I wanted to do something different and unique for her.

    It would probably be cheaper and faster just to buy invitations but being the mom that I am I just have to over tax myself.

    Also for inspirtation I look to this blog:

  15. Heather October 29, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    As mentioned, Misty Cato has some fabulous tutorials on her blog. Easy to do and easy to understand :)

    You can also find tons of photoshop goodies (actions, styles, brushes) at the adobe exchange at

  16. Jan October 29, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    My 4 year loves these too! She loves all things pink! Thank you!

  17. Kelly October 29, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Look around you –
    I love just looking at what is happening in nature and in my community and that statrs my creativity.

  18. Andrea Dumalski October 29, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Congratulations on 100 posts!

    We all know and love this blog –
    I wanted to make sure she wasn’t overlooked. This is a must stop for all new and experienced scrappers. Gets you in touch with samples and networks you all over the web checking out other blogs and good ideas. I have to say that this site is really what got me into this crazy obsession! Thanks ikeagoddess! I also love templates and Simply Sarah makes awesome templates –

  19. Lori M October 29, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    When my daughter was two to three and learning new words like crazy I started a list of things we saw on our way to daycare each day to make her a mini album of her favorite sites… she thought one large barn with turrets was a castle. Still some of my favorite memories of her toddler years. … fab freebie btw. Thanks.

  20. camelia October 29, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    I love to see more airplane/aviation kit. My hubby is a pilot and wish some day I can make pages for him using aviation kit.

    As for sites, my most favorites is:

  21. matsugirl October 29, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Gotta mention Hummies blog and her designer technics page. There are really great scrapping technics tuts to learn how to do great LOs.

  22. Cynthia October 29, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    This is a great page to go for inspiration, I’m so in awe everytime I open it!!!

  23. HapeScrapr October 29, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    I use the free software from Google called Picassa to organize my scrappy stuff. One of my favorite scrappers is

  24. Debra October 29, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    I scrap a calendar for my parents every year. They don’t live very close and they enjoy the pictures of my kids, plus I have a lot of fun creating it.

  25. CathyRose October 29, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    If you find a 8 1/2 x 11 template you love but you scrap 12 x12 use the template then drag it onto a 12 x12 background. You can do the same with a card template. Just use them for part of the layout. That is my tip to share!

  26. Rebecca October 29, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    I absolutely love everything Kay Miller does! Her new Halloween kit is just the perfect thing for scrapping my lil’ witch this year! Check her out at

  27. Maria October 29, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    I’ve made 2 PS actions to improve my photos
    the 1st one is about color correction and the second one is sharpness

  28. Leslie October 29, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Seems you’ve got a lot of the ones I visit daily…IkeaGoddess, Sharon @ artistic musings, digidares.

    Try ht for a list of ideas.

    I’m leaving you a link to a fantastically great scrapper. I love browsing through her gallery.

  29. tonya holwadel October 29, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    My 4year old Austistic son is my greatest inspiration for scrapbooking. Not only is he absolutely adorable, he teaches me life lessons that i can incorporate into my journaling on my scrapbbok paes. As for sites, I’m addicted to Weeds and Wildflowers right now. I love their whimsical, shabby designs.

  30. Lyn October 29, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    This blog although the freebie list is so enjoyed, I also love viewing her layouts and her wonderful photography. I know little about photography, but wanting to learn all I can. I do not speak the language, but would love to have a conversation with her on how she does alot of her photography.

    The link here is for Krista’s Blog. Her store is wonderful, I enjoy her designs, and her freebies are generous. A blog I visit daily.
    Congrats to you on your 100th post.

  31. shesaidsew October 29, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Print a personal photo on textured cardstock (light colors such as white or cream are best) and use this as your background paper. See an example I did using a rodeo photo here:

  32. podgurl October 29, 2007 at 8:14 pm


    congratulations on the 100th posts!

    for easy crediting of the elements/papers i use to make a page, after unzipping a kit i rename the folder and the papers/elements inside to include the name of the designer and kit it came from. it’s a little time consuming, but, it’s just a matter of copy/paste action.

    for me who relies on the goodness and graciousness of designers who offer freebies it’s just right to give proper credit where it’s due.

    my two cents worth ^___^

  33. tally October 29, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    heres a little tip: an easy way to get rid of a background for elements thats scanned or photographed, instead of using the lasso tool, is to use a plugin for photoshop or paint shop pro from called blackout or whiteout, you will have to scan or photograph the object in front of a black or white background for best results. theres also a plugin called fluid mask ( ) that i use, it really is an awesome plugin. but both plugins are alot easier and faster.

  34. Farwen October 29, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Hi and thank you in advance for the freebie!

    I always visit this blog for inspiration and she is a great designer too

  35. Mimi2six October 29, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Congrats on your 100th post!! I’m fairly new so I don’t have much advice to give, but what I can share is a hard lesson I just learned in hopes of it helping someone else. My computer just crashed, 2 weeks after the extended warranty expired, : ( If I have anything to share it is to back up all of your material. I had a lot backed up but I got lazy and it cost me some great pictures. So ladies, maybe you guys know this, but in case you don’t, or if you need a reminder, backup, backup, backup. It’s worth all your time and effort and then some!

  36. Demetria October 29, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    Jessica Sprague has a gret photoshop friday list of tips and tricks for scrappers who use Photoshop. Find her Tips here:

    Thanks for the goody!
    createlms_dw2003 at yahoo dot com

  37. Sophie October 29, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    My tip is …… if you want something to really stand out in your layout, duplicate the layer you are working on! :)

  38. Cathy October 29, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    I always save my old calendars — i write small milestones and cute things my kids say on it, plus it helps me remember when photos were taken.

  39. Rachel October 29, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    I like to use my digi-scrap stuff for hybrid crafts as well. I frequently print off awesome papers or elements to make pretty covered boxes or decorative whimsy stuff I give for gifts, and I use a ton of it for making cards. It’s lots easier and way less messy than storing a bunch of paper and supplies in my tiny craft room.

  40. Julie Marie October 29, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    2 recent great tips I have learned with Photoshop…

    duplicating a layer can be done by

    ctrl J

    or holding down the alt key and dragging on a layer

  41. Aiza October 29, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    I would say my biggest inspirations is my friend, Zatul who got me into all these…..but I’m so loving it! And I’m just proud of her making it as CT for few scrapbook sites such as digishoptalk, and more. That’s a biggie for all of us here in Malaysia as digital scrap booking is not well known here.

  42. chengie October 29, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    I personally like to visit

    her freebies are very unusual and yummy!

    Also, as mention before in previous posts:

    She’s the one who got me into scrapbooking. Not only has she tons of links to freebies, her LO’s are a great inspiration. I really like her style.

  43. jonee October 29, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Congrats on the 100th post! I love Tara Whitney’s photography site not only for her awesome work but for the background music (but I don’t know what it is).

  44. kaye October 29, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    … besides ur lovely site.. a great site of inspiration for me daily is gina miller’s design…. :)

  45. Hannah October 29, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    if you are looking for a cool photoshop action or a nice video tutorial you should stop by this page:

  46. Marie Lyninger October 29, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Great digiscrap classes at:

    She is the queen of digi and her classes are the very, very best ever!

  47. Jan October 29, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    I get inspirations from so many sites, this is one I really enjoy.

  48. Kristine October 29, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    When I am lacking inspiration, I usually take the kids out and have a bit of a photo-shoot, there’s nothing like some great new photos to get that inspiration going! And also, always remember to scrap for yourself, not for everyone else. If it’s not happening, turn off the computer and do something else, and scrap some more another day

  49. shawnataylor October 29, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    I am really getting into doing hybrid projects these days & I’ve found lots of inspiration & tons of cute projects on Emilymomto3boy’s blog!

    Congrats on 100 posts Jess :)

  50. Barbara October 29, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Love kSharonk designs (Pickleberry Pop designer + her own store) and visit her blog to ooh and ahh at http://www.artisticmusings.typepad every Friday for inspiration (love her style) and her wonderful weekly gift.

    I also enjoy visiting Kim Brodeeget’s blog (designer for DSO) at http://www.kimbsdesigns.blogspot because her writing is fun and witty – and well, she regularly gives away quality blog gifts. She also has some “how to” tutorials at http://www.scrapyourartout.wordpress” which has a nice brush tutorial for PSE and PSP, along with other tutorials. etc.

  51. Fab October 30, 2007 at 12:04 am

    My favorite links are :

    You can find lots of great freebies here !

    Congrats on the 100th post!

  52. Kat October 30, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Ok, I just found this tip the other day and it works fabulously! To make your colors really pop out, duplicate your layer, apply a slight gaussion blur, and use overlay mode on the duplicate. Adjust opacity to taste. Wow!

  53. Sabrina October 30, 2007 at 1:05 am

    I’m very new to digi scrapping, very new so my advice would be don’t be afraid to really dig into whatever program you’re using and experiment. And don’t be intimidated by tutorials. I followed several even though I couldn’t really understand what they meant, and I really figured it out as I went along. Sorry, that’s all I know for now.

  54. Ramalka October 30, 2007 at 1:26 am

    Well, I love soo much the Tandika’s sites, you have to be paid member but she has fabulous tutorials and what I love is that she shares her knowhow how to design from papers to elements and much more, how to write scripts which saves you time…- not so many desiners do that .And has wonderful PS classes.
    Inspiration I take especially from and there are soo many blogs and sites which are great lol:

  55. Dys October 30, 2007 at 2:08 am

    Copy all your must have basics (that perfect staple, those to die for stitches, etc) to a folder. If you’re always going back for these things – it’s a good folder to open when beginning a layout.

    Thanks in advance.

  56. Chloe5972 October 30, 2007 at 2:10 am

    Please visit this cute site

    A lot of crazy free kits !!!

  57. Amy October 30, 2007 at 2:34 am

    My current inspirations come from “The Ultimate Guide to Digital Scrapbooking” magazine, as well as, this blog:

  58. Ilona October 30, 2007 at 2:36 am

    If I ever have a scrapper’s block, I turn to this gallery:
    She’s got awesome layouts!

  59. Franziska October 30, 2007 at 3:05 am

    It’s often that I dont have the idear to start with, than I check the galleries for inspiration or use a template, my favorit blog is: her templates are awesome!
    sorry for my german english!

  60. Mabelle October 30, 2007 at 3:16 am

    Each time I visit a place, I take a snapshot of small things: pebbles, leaves, grass, anything that I can use in my scrapping as part of an LO, as an element or the design of the page itself. It becomes more than just scrapping MY photos of a page. I capture in digital the impressions the place has left in me.

  61. Jo October 30, 2007 at 4:06 am

    Remember to shadow! It makes your layouts look more realistic. Also less isn’t always best sometimes it’s better to add more to your layout than you think – you can always erase if it’s too much : )

  62. Peggy October 30, 2007 at 4:08 am

    Here’s the link to my favorite designer blog she have some wonderful product

    congrats on the 100th posts I love your trashy flowers and I can’t wait to have them to scrap.
    Thank you in advance

  63. Joy October 30, 2007 at 4:34 am

    I’m new to digi scrapping but I love these sites. I get some great ideas and

  64. Dana October 30, 2007 at 5:14 am

    I love going through the gallery in digishoptalk to get ideas and inspiration. I try and look at a LO and identify what it is in the LO that attracted me to look at it – and then I try and remember it – so I can do it as well (most times it is easier said then done….) :)

  65. Believe in your Dreams October 30, 2007 at 5:18 am

    congrates on your 100th post, Save a Tree~~ Digi Scrap~~!! Look for Colour and you will see a Rainbow…..Inspiration is all imagination so go with it and just do what pleases your senses. xxx

  66. Jan October 30, 2007 at 5:27 am

    I don’t own a camera, or scanner, so I get most of the photos from Stock.xchng ( The photos are free, and there is around 340,000 there to choose from

  67. janmary October 30, 2007 at 5:38 am

    Congrats on 100 posts!

    If you ever are having scrappers block, or just don’t know where to start as a beginner, go and look for a challenge and jump in! Some of my fav pages I created this way.

    All sorts of challenges around – template, font. quote. colour, word art, lyric, scripture…….

    My 2nd tip is a request for Jess to please compile of all these great links, so we can come back here for more inspiration :)

    Thanks Jess

  68. filly October 30, 2007 at 6:04 am

    Congratulations for the 100 post, visit quite a lot forum to learn things respect to the digital scrapbook but my preferred forum more and more is this, interesting tutorials there are quite a lot
    Thanks so much

  69. Cami October 30, 2007 at 6:12 am

    100 post…that’s awesome!!! I’m celebrating with you!! :o)
    Thank you ahead of time for your Trashy Flowers freebie!
    Here’s a website that I check daily for freebies….

  70. Joyce (The Netherlands) October 30, 2007 at 6:24 am

    I always check Misty’s blog for GREAT scrapbooking tutorials:

    Then: if I need inspiration for my layouts!

    For freebies/further inspiration I check: and

    Thanks in advance for your wonderful freebie!!

  71. Nikki October 30, 2007 at 6:32 am

    Hi Jess! Congrats on post #100!! And what a great way to celebrate! The links and ideas here are outstanding!

    Well I would have to say one of the best places to go for inspiration for anything – not just digi scrapping – is! is a great place to buy and sell all things handmade and you will always find something unique and fun!


  72. Diane October 30, 2007 at 6:39 am

    Congrats on your 100th post!
    First of all, and I know this is simple, but I don’t leave the house without my camera. You never know when a wonderful photo-op will be lost if you don’t have your camera. Also, I start every day with a visit to three great sites.
    Of course I start with….

    then I’m off to…..

    then finally I check out…..

    Between these three great sites, I find tons of treasures and inspirations.
    Thanks so much! Much love!

  73. summerdayblues October 30, 2007 at 7:24 am

    My favourite place to check almost daily is

    … geart freebies and very nice photo ideas!

  74. Marie October 30, 2007 at 7:47 am

    I love the template, a beginner in digi scrapping. Just created my first 8×8 shutterfly book – My address book.

  75. screenstarr October 30, 2007 at 7:54 am

    This is so great! I’m going to check out all these cited sites ASAP. Thanks so much.

  76. Deborah Herron October 30, 2007 at 8:09 am

    If anyone get a chance, drop over at WST ( They feature designers from all over the world. I’ve gotten a passport and have made reservations on all cyberflights. Take a looksie. You’ll enjoy the flight.

  77. Pippi October 30, 2007 at 8:15 am

    There I look every day for freebies. You can search by date so you miss no freebie.

  78. Christi October 30, 2007 at 8:16 am

    I scrap my kids artwork, sample homework, cards, etc. Then I don’t have to keep everything except the most special stuff and I still have copies of say homework to see the changes over time!

  79. Charlene October 30, 2007 at 8:31 am

    I have a blog set up for beginning scrapbookers. I’m not terribly good at updating it but am working on it :)

    I’d love feedback on what people are looking for specifically too :)

  80. Jennifer Briesemeister October 30, 2007 at 8:37 am

    I take photos of my kids with their favorite toys every few months. I know we’ll all enjoy seeing these pages when they’re older.

  81. Lucia October 30, 2007 at 9:00 am

    Hi, congrats to the 100th post!!

    I recommend this wonderful site:

    It isn’t a scrapbooking site but it contains amazing photoshop brushes suitable for print. They are free for personal use and *very* handy in your scrapbook projects. My favourite sets are Japanese Foliage:

    and Worn Brushes:


  82. Fabiana October 30, 2007 at 9:47 am

    I´m from Brazil, so my first stop when I turned on my PC is the brazilian blog where i find great tips, ideas and wonderfull layouts. Go there and take a look.

  83. Angel October 30, 2007 at 9:56 am

    Congratulations. For inspiration and learning I go to the following sites”

    There are many more but I would be here until tomorrow listing them…lol

  84. Karen October 30, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Congrats on you 100th post… well this alone is a great resource for digi scrappers…. I also like and,/

    You are all very talented ladies that through your tutorials and designs make the rest of us digi scrappers look good… thanks!!

  85. shell October 30, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Just found your blog today so congrats on 100 posts. I know how hard that can be if you blog like me lol. Here’s a gallery that I find inspirational, all of them are really so it was a hard choice to pick one. [url][/url]

  86. Hannah October 30, 2007 at 10:24 am

    I just remembered this site where they give a lot of ideas for regular scrapbooking that can actually work for digital, I really enjoy watching this videos weekly for some ideas :D

    sorry for the double post

  87. Lawgal Diane October 30, 2007 at 10:40 am

    I take free online classes on advanced Photoshop from the HP Learning Center:
    Happy 100th!

  88. Carla October 30, 2007 at 11:00 am

    When wanting to really use a digi kit I like to take the paper and pop them inside big fat letter that would normally be one colour… this makes it look like you have done a lot of work and also makes you use a paper you are not all that in love with because it’s tones so beautiful with ones you like see my LO “Funny face” on this blog (which I’d also like to recommend

  89. Eli October 30, 2007 at 11:20 am

    My favourite place to check for freebies is

    and also like:


  90. Brandi October 30, 2007 at 11:45 am

    First of all, congratulations!

    Secondly, here’s my tip. When I am in need of inspiration for a new page, I just follow my daughter around with the camera all day. I take photos of things that represent her point of view during the day. Then, I have new ideas. Some that I’ve come up with recently were her wrinkled toes after a bath, or her squeezing her baby doll. Children are an easy inspiration, in my opinion, though. :D

  91. Jen October 30, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Two must stops for me almost daily are at Ikea Goddess and Misty Cato’s blogs. I love Ikea Goddess’ LOs; she works a lot with Weeds and Wildflowers, which has a lot of fab designs. They have been great inspirations for me in my scrapping and have also helped me find my style.

  92. Briana October 30, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    I always love !!
    Not just the store but the blog, the gallery..
    here’s the link to the tuts!


  93. Cheryl October 30, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    Woo hoo! 100 posts! All I can say is that the digital scrapping world is one awesome network of very talented, caring and sharing women (and there are a few men)! Thanks so much for everyone’s generosity and creativity. It makes preserving my life’s journey and memories so much easier to share and save for my family.

  94. Becky October 30, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    Gina has some fun ideas today for Holiday presents:

  95. Mary October 30, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    I think a great resource is a child! anything from what comes outta their mouths, to what they wear to what they play with! Congrats on your 100th post!!

  96. Vickie Martinez October 30, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Is possible for me?. Im a mexican girl, Im 20 years old and university student. Sorry for my bad english. I live in Acapulco, I love your work!!

    Vickie Martìnez

  97. Janice October 30, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    There are lots of scrapkit designers that I admire as well as scrappers. It’s exciting for me to learn a new way to make my pictures shine. The two sites I like to check out for layout inspiration are and Everyone there is friendly and encouraging as well as creative.

  98. sheri miller October 30, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post!
    I love nature so am always taking pictures of everything around me. when we travel I will pick up a rock, acorn, pine cones. anything that will remind me of my trip. I also love to dry flowers that I get on the journey. so putting together nature lay outs is my all time favorite.

  99. MJ October 30, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    Hey there! Congrats on the posts! That’s awesome!
    I am still finding my way around most digi-scrap sites! Two of my favs are:


  100. prettyglo October 30, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    here is some inspiration, there are some really awesome things you can do!

  101. Anni October 31, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Really Great Stuff which you amde CONGRATS!!!!
    Take a look at There were some great Stuff Ideas!!!
    Greetings from Germany!!

  102. paulishio October 31, 2007 at 1:09 am

    Luv it thank you so much!!!!!!

  103. evitangel October 31, 2007 at 2:24 am

    you are kissed by the angels!

    your designs are so great!

    thank a lot!

  104. annette October 31, 2007 at 4:44 am

    i only found out about digital scrapbooking discoverind awhole new and xting world… full of wonderful and generous people who share their time and tallent 4 free – thank’s
    my tip – for the family and close friends i print my layouts in a booklet and give as birthday presents – they love it and think it’s a special and unique present (-:

  105. Carol October 31, 2007 at 5:45 am

    A few weeks ago DigiScrapInfo (Heidi) posted a great tool for all of us. It is an EXCLUSIVE digi Scrap search engine.

    I have used this so many times since linking it I can’t count.

    Another GREAT tool – and one you would least expect is to go to
    I know you know them for Freebies. BUT, they also have a great listing of contributing designers and their blogs.

  106. lisbonlioness October 31, 2007 at 5:55 am

    Tons of Freebies every day- probably one of the best lists I’ve ever come across!

    Just found your blog, and I’m really impressed. You’re doing a great job!

  107. Carol October 31, 2007 at 5:57 am

    One more GREAT idea that I have been using with super success. I live a distance from my family – and they often send me “care packages”. I don’t open the box before I am already taking pictures. I often scan a portion of the wrapping paper, the cards, handwritten notes, and even some of the cure stuff inside. THEN I make a page from all of it. It is so cool. And I send it back as a part of my thank you! My family is amazed – and everything looks SO Great together on the page. Plus, I have a great memory of a gift from home.

  108. rae_j October 31, 2007 at 6:14 am

    This is for lumpy bumpy scrapping…. I have cut up old school uniforms and used them on school pages, and on a wooden frame as part of a collage.

  109. Jayne October 31, 2007 at 6:33 am

    I try to take inspiration from the small joys in life as well as the large events. I hope that someday when my family to come look at my albums that they will know me as a person. I do wish I had something like this from my grandmothers!

  110. Ann October 31, 2007 at 6:51 am

    I take inspiration from nature. The ever changing colors and textures outdoors set the mood for the pages. My work area looks out into the Adirondack woods and I just sit and stare until inspiration comes. In winter I do find that I use warmer colors often…it’s all about mood. I am a graphic designer and work on the computer, so I love to work with paper and textures and physical layers in my play. Since I started working with scrappy techniques in my design work, my pages are a lot thicker! I love it! As my kids say…it’s all good!

  111. Paula October 31, 2007 at 7:41 am

    Embrace your mistakes and accidents….. try plopping an element onto a page and scrapping around it wherever it falls. Some of my most interesting element placements happened by accident!

  112. Serena October 31, 2007 at 8:43 am

    There’s so many “paper” tears and crumples out there. I don’t use them strictly on my papers though, use them on the actual photo!

    There’s a layout where I’ve done just that. :) Hope this inspires someone!!

  113. Scrappin V October 31, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Okay, Jess. I decided I had better go ahead and post here too, just so you know I care, and I do want a prize! Ha!

    My baby girl is STILL my inspiration, every day, every moment, but being a mom of a 15 month old yourself, you know how that goes!

    Happy Halloween! Take care, keep scrappin’, and have fun!

    The Scrappin’ V(alerie)

  114. Jan October 31, 2007 at 5:22 pm

    Someone already mentioned this one, but it is wonderful. One of my fav’s is Fonts in Realtime – it is such a great tip. You may all know this, but I didn’t.

  115. Jodik October 31, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Like someone said….
    Look around for inspiration. I look at magazines, billboards, ads of TV… inspiration is everywhere!!!!
    I love going thru galleries and getting ideas and and this seems to “jump start” me when I am in a funk.
    Also paint chips at the local paint store will give you ideas of what colors work together too!!!!

    Enjoyed reading the comments here… great idea!!!

  116. Heather October 31, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    I create birthday cards etc using Photoshop. People really appreciate the personalized touch. I’ve recently been making the gift tags for my daughter’s friend’s presents as well and the kids just love them.

  117. Faith Krouse October 31, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Congrats on being at a hundred posts. May you have many, many more. Congrats! :)

  118. Teresa October 31, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    I have a point and shoot camera handy at all times. Whether it’s at my kids games or in the grocery store. I have found inspiration many a times driving down the road or even in the produce isle. I’ll see a group of colors or items and a page just pops into my head and being able to take a pic makes it easier to remember that inspiration once I’m at the computer.


  119. Debbie November 1, 2007 at 3:20 am

    Congratulations! And what a wonderful way to celebrate. Thank you so very much for all you do.

  120. Irene November 1, 2007 at 3:31 am

    Congratulations on your 100th post!
    Thank you so much!

  121. Donna Marie November 1, 2007 at 7:59 am

    Congrats on your 100th post. It must be very exciting for you!

  122. sarah November 1, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Oh, this is so much fun to read all these posts!

    I’d have to say that organization is KEY for me when it comes to scrapping. I organize all of my stash in ACDSee. Highly recommend it!

    For inspiration, I read these blogs daily:

    Congrats on your 100th post! :)

  123. jleigh76 November 1, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Well…here is an idea I have for an extra little Chrismas gift this year…

    Instead of making a paper calendar…I am making digital wallpaper calendars for my Mom and Mother-in-law for their computers! With them on the computer for the most of the day…I think they would enjoy seeing their grandkids faces instead of a dull blue wallpaper.

  124. Marcia November 1, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Wow thank you for sharing so beautiful things, I also find this place so nice,

    thanks a lot

  125. Jeanine Baechtold November 1, 2007 at 10:03 am

    My favorite places to go for inspiration (that aren’t scrappy related, just general to get the creative juices flowing!!):

    And my favorite “designer” (scrapbooking) sites:

    Thanks for the ideas, the celebration and the blog!

  126. LouAnn November 1, 2007 at 10:04 am

    Jess, Congrats on your 100th post! :)

    Lately I have been able to share my “digi addiction” with several friends and start teaching them how to do this as well. I tell them to just get started, don’t be afraid if it isn’t perfect, or isn’t what they thought. Their style will come through as they learn the program they have chosen. But the JOY of digi is that you can redo anything! So don’t be afraid of wasting product, or a less than perfect layout – just GET STARTED!

    Oh – and did you already mention ACDSee Photo Manager? It is a MUST HAVE in my opinion. I could never keep products organized before, and the time spent tagging has been paid back 10-fold as I scrap!

  127. jleigh76 November 1, 2007 at 10:13 am

    When I am in a lull about a layout…I have a journal I look thru…

    I made this journal with a spiral cardstock photo album…I am going thru all my scrapbook magazines that I have (which is ALOT!) and tearing out the layouts that pop at me or the embellishments/techniques that I like. Then I am glueing them down in my “journal” and writing down what I liked or would want to try digitally. I also make sure that if it is a layout I note the name just in case I scraplift it digitally I give the proper credit. Just remember anything “paper scrapped” can be pretty much duplicated digitally!
    I am also writing down quotes I see or heard..(don’t forget to record who said it!)

    This journal is one of my lifelines in digital scrapping! Try it…you’ll love it! plus you make room for more scrapping magazines:)

  128. suzanneblair November 1, 2007 at 10:34 am

    This is a great idea I got from Heather Ann Mezler’s blog- When you have a page you want to scrap but aren’t sure what you are going to do, or don’t have the time, open up a new file and just insert your pictures on the page and anything else you may want to use, then when you have the time or supplies you can go back and finish.

  129. Julie November 1, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Congrats Jess…. This is just a fantastic idea…

    Wow.. ideas for me. Well I tend to wonder Jeannie Papai’s Gallery
    along with
    Rachael Giallongo’s Gallery

    Then I love for different fonts for acdsee info.

    OK now I totally have to go thru all the different post here and see what I havent seen :D

  130. Correen November 1, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Although I don’t own a Wacom tablet or the like, that doesn’t keep me from adding my own handwriting to my layouts using my scanner. I love doing this, because even though the scrapbook page is computer-generated, I can still personalize it more.

  131. vixen November 1, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    I like to use Word Art on layouts, and have found some great scrapbooking quotes and phrases here:

  132. Natalie November 1, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Do pages that show your favorites each year. It is fun to look back and see what you used to like and how much you change!

  133. Rachel November 1, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    I love this album on 2peas, gives me a lot of inspiration!!

    Happy 100th!!

  134. Kira November 1, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Last year after seeing all the fires in California it prompted me to come up with a seperate location/back-up of all our scrapbooking files. We’ve traveled thousands of miles and collected so much family history from relatives now deceased & there is no way to repeat any childhood milestone! So we picked up a safety deposit box at our local credit union (only $10 a year) and about every six months I take the DVD’s out and re-back them up with our new pictures & pages. :)

  135. DeeZee November 1, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    We’re a military family far from home. I’ve been uploading all memories including completed scrapbook pages to our own web server, and installed Gallery2 software to use as an interface. Now, not only do I have an offsite backup for my graphic files but I can also share layouts and pictures with my family easily.

  136. Wendy November 1, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    Congrats on 100 posts! My scrapbook idea is just to remember scrapbooking is about memories, so don’t worry about the CT’s etc you are on, just make pages of great memories. I like to make pages with quotes my son says at the moment, they always seem to be changing but they are so cute.

  137. OrianaVianey November 1, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Woohoo, Congrats on the 100th post!!!

    Well, my tip is sort of an hybrid project.
    I was recently re-decorating my livingroon and I can’t find anything that I really like to put on my walls. So I decided to make my own framed art.
    I made several posters (Used Shutterfly 11×14 posters) with my fav poems and some pics (family, beach, garden) tampered a little and voilá.

    Here is the link to my fav layout

  138. carinspixels November 1, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Congrats on your 100th post, myself I love to make mini boomks to hand out to the children as party favors, but also to the proud grandma’s, my best friends mom after the wedding just little tiny brag books.
    I made my own temaplte to go with them, and last year the sleep over bear from school was with us for a weekend. instead if keeping a journal diarty, we made him a little photobrag book :)

    I also had the template up on my blog as freebie and if people are intrested you can always drop a line ;)

  139. Gerarda November 1, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    Dont forget to take pictures of everyday life and objects you consider uninteresting now…but will give you a smile when time and fashion have changed.
    I remember my awful purple curtains, limegreen desklamp and yellow and orange flower pots in the 70’s…. wish someone had taken a picture of them, so the memory would be made visible

  140. Stephanie November 1, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    I keep a word document and add little notes throughout the month of things that happen. That way I always have a supply of cute things to add to journaling on layouts!

  141. Lynn November 1, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    Sharon (ksharonk) has an awesome mini-tutorial on her blog about converting PSD files to TIFF files to save space. The best part is… she teaches you to create an action to do it, so you don’t have to convert hundreds of files one by one. Check it out here:

  142. Jamie G November 1, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    Inspiring is not even a word for this awesome talented scrapper, I love every inch of all of her creations.

    she is awesome

  143. Ebie November 1, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    I love IkeaGoddess blog, she always has great layouts, and of course the freebies!!!

  144. Laura November 1, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    I have found that I have some specific things I do on every LO! So I have made actions to help save time. Like one for opening, stacking and flattening and saving for web.

  145. Cathy P November 1, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    My inspiration is truly my daughter Sofi. When I take photos of her (practically every day) I just can’t wait to scrap them. She has such a lovely personality – she is a bit shy with others but on camera I can capture her true nature and share it with others….

    Another big source of inspiration for me are scrapbooking galleries such as Both digi and paper layouts are posted here and I love mixing up the two as well.

  146. Stephanie November 1, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I think my inspiration comes from my life experiences.

    But the place I love to go is WeDigiDareYa, I just think the challenges there get your journaling and inspired to do more. Its really neat to see some of the dares that come out and get you thinking, some outside of the box and some inside.

  147. Michele November 1, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    We recently purchased the Canon 40D and what a difference the pictures our compared to my other camera.

    So far we have taken over 3,000 pictures in less then a month. It was a real challenge to find pictures that I had taken, so I invested in some software to organize the photos. The program is called Adobe Photoshop lightroom. They have a try before you buy, which really made the sale.

  148. Jessica Bills November 1, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    My best inspiration comes from going around from gallery to gallery and seeing what others have done. I LOVE doing this. There are so many talented and amazing people out there to learn from.

  149. AngelaF November 1, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    My Aunt just lost her 27yo son suddenly. She’s done some scrapping, but nothing digitally. Currently I’m working on a scrapbook about the week I spent with her; pics of the memorial displays, pics of his bedroom (he was developmentally disabled, his room was important and he kept it dusted and in order. My Aunt gave him a wonderful life.) pics of the family that came. But I am leaving blank space on the pages so she can journal her words with her hand. I’m printing the book through Shutterfly. I love Shutterfly!

  150. Heather Moore November 1, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    So, I’ve just learned a timesaving tip for recoloring doodles in Photoshop. Simply choose the color overlay in the layer styles menu and voila! Instantly colored doodles without having to use that pesky hue/saturation tool!

  151. Carolyn November 1, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    I always love checking out this album display at the Two Peas website: She makes simple but beautiful pages, and I’m always inspired! :)

  152. karen November 1, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    I love using several papers on my LO, but even in digital it seems overwhelming to me to place all those patterned papers over the LO and cutting them down. What I started doing a while ago was to actually drag several rectangles, squares or circles onto my LO (at lower opacity). I arranged all these white shapes around under my photo until it looks like something I like…then I drag my patterned papers on and just use my pre-arranged shapes to cut out of the paper.

  153. Crina November 1, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    I love capturing what my dd says, so to do that quickly, I pull up my email program and write myself a quick email. It has the bonus of saving the date as well. Also, if anything happens to my computer, I still have the emails on the server.

  154. K. Michelle November 1, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    Always remember to save, save, save. Never saw it won’t happen to me…if you aren’t backing up your memories you are at risk of losing them in an instant. I save all layouts and new kits purchased monthly to my server and to an external drive. I have 3 copies of everything, so if I lose one I have another.

  155. Leah November 1, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Congrats on your 100th post! How sweet of you to share your talent and beautiful work with us.

    As for tips, I always carry a notebook with me wherever I go. It comes in handy jotting down ideas or writing events that happened on a particular day. This also helps in journaling when it’s time to scrap those photos. The other thing has already been mentioned – BACKUP! Make this a regular thing to do and you won’t regret it. Lastly, I always share my work with friends and families. I am able to convert several friends to start scrapbooking. It’s all about preserving memories!

    Thank you for this wonderful site! God bless.

  156. Janelle November 1, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Wow! This has been totally awesome to read all of these wonderful tips! I feel like I’ve taken a digiclass!!! Thank you everyone!

    So, my tip is that you don’t have to limit extractions to just the cut out shape itself………if I really want something to pop out of the photo, I duplicate the photo, extract the person or object I want to ‘pop’ and shadow it, then leave the duplicate photo on the layer underneath. It can be done subtly so nobody realizes why it looks so awesome or it can be done obviously for a different effect.

    I probably didn’t explain that well enough without pictures, so here is a recent layout I did using that method:

    I extracted my daughters in the lower left corner, the fish in the lower right corner, & more obviously, the flamingo in the upper right corner.

  157. Jassie November 1, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Ok so here’s my tip…I love fonts and I recently stumbled upon a site(which I’m sure a few know about) where you can download some pretty fabulous Pea fonts…

    You can totally download all the Pea fonts, which rock, in one zip file. And boy are there a lot of them!

  158. Trudy November 1, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Well, I don’t have much of a tip, but here goes….As of this summer, I have moved to digi scrapping. I love the time saved and the way I can do So many different things. I still have a lot of paper supplies. Since I’m trying not to spend much money on the paper side of crafting, rather than spend mega bucks on a 12×12 paper holder, I bought several large pizza boxes and cut out one side. Now my paper is organized and I have more money to purchase more supplies! :)

  159. Yen November 1, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    I get my inspiration around…When I find myself lost my mojo, I take pictures outside and browse to blogs that I always check for inspirations..there are a lot since I subscribe to hundreds of them..I checked kaboodle and Etsy too for garments and just about any kinds of arts store! Makes me feel good afterwards and ready to scrap again!

  160. Pam November 2, 2007 at 6:49 am

    Here are a few of my favorite places to go for scrapping inspiration are: – Emily has some fantastic tutorials out there! – lots of fun challenges, tutorials and a great bunch to hang with – The Hawt Mamas have challenges, altered projects, and lots of great ideas!

  161. Ilona November 2, 2007 at 7:01 am

    I like hybrid scrapping, although 85% at least is only digital. But my favourite technique is printing a digital element, cover it with a few layers of Mod Podge and cut it out. Than put it in water, and let the paper get thoroughly wet. Rub it off carefully, and now you have a transparency! Attach it to your page with another bit of Mod Podge. Looks awesome.

  162. Diane November 2, 2007 at 7:10 am

    I use notepad to make a credits list of my scrappages. It is easy to use and can be opened at the same time with photoshop. When you make the list while your are scrapping you don’t need to look for what you used when you want to upload your layout.

    A digital camera, don’t leave home without it.

    I Like to use wellknown slogans and adapt them for titles.

  163. Jaime November 2, 2007 at 7:42 am

    I use my blog to keep track of all my favorite stores, forums, blogs, etc. It’s my one-stop for keeping track of all the different websites. It’s a lot easier to go there and click on the links than to remember all of those web addresses.

  164. jenn November 2, 2007 at 8:15 am

    Congrats on the 100th post.

    I’ve loved reading the inspiration here… this page bookmarked for future reading!!

    I’m loving “Listography” right now!! Fun inspiration and makes some great ideas for layouts!! Makes my journaling go faster

  165. Michelle Filo November 2, 2007 at 8:25 am

    what an AWESOME thread/post thing!!! this is priceless source of inspiration!!!

    ok, my idea is an ABC book, I just did one for my mom:

    (so sorry it is in portuguese hehehe)

    congratulations on the 100th post :) love this place!

  166. Jami November 2, 2007 at 8:31 am

    To get inspiration I search the galleries at various forums by title. Like if I want to do a winter page I search for winter, this allows me to gain some ideas from various sources! So it is a scraplift in numbers!

  167. Daphne November 2, 2007 at 8:33 am

    If you use Paint Shop Pro and want some great brushes, tubes or scripts, check out Tracey Rennemo’s store here:

  168. Cindy November 2, 2007 at 9:11 am

    This is where I go to get great ideas, she has lots of links to scrapbooking sites

  169. Amyu November 2, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Create pages showing your kids at the same age (like all of them at 6 months, or all of them in the same swing at a certain age), or yourself and your child at the same age. It’s amazing how you might not notice that your children look incredibly similar until you put pictures of them at the same age beside each other!

  170. carjazi November 2, 2007 at 10:02 am


    My scrapbook idea is to try to do as many weekly/monthly challenges as possible. They stretch you creatively and also you can get some great freebies out of it.

  171. Sammie November 2, 2007 at 10:24 am

    The Scrapbooks Etc. website is a great resource for inspiration. They have such creative ideas. This link is to a slideshow of ways to use your scrapbooking skills to make holiday gift bags and tags.

  172. Meg November 2, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    I am sure that everyone knows about her but I love the designs of Shabby Princess! Plus, she gives away a gorgeous kit every couple of months!

  173. Meg November 2, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Another thing I try to do is participate in photography challenges. There’s one going on right now at It makes me take better pictures, which results in better scrapping!

  174. cindy j November 2, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    I have found that by creating contact sheets for all my digital scrapping supplies, as well as all my photo folders, and having them organized by several different categories that are meaningful to me (e.g. fav designers, fav kits, etc)…I can much more quickly peruse my supply stocks and utilize to a greater degree all my wonderful stash! I find this method so much quicker than using a software organizer. I keep my computer folders organized with the same categories and this method saves me so much time searching for just the right items to use!

  175. cindy j November 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    For viewing all those wonderful digital brushes…there is a brand new, FREE, abr viewer program and the best news…it works on MACs as well as PCs!!!! Yahoooo!!!

    It can be found here at Robert Redwood’s photoshop elements site:

    AND, he has tons of beautiful, FREE brushes for PS/PSE.

  176. Amber November 2, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    I love that my 3 year old says some crazy and funny things. I write them down and then I take pictures of her making funny faces to put with them. You can create a whole, small album of silly sayings. It’s a great way to involve your child in scrapbooking too! Get them to mix and match the faces with the quotes.

    ex: I told my daughter to go with her first instinct. She said boldly, “Mama, I don’t stink!”

  177. Katie November 2, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Always back up your layouts and photos on CD, your memories are precious and you took time and effort to create them – it will free up space on your hard drive for more scrapping stash, and also if anything (touch wood) went wrong with the computer you’d know you had your photos safely stored on CD.

  178. Stephanie November 2, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    I’ve got 2 tips for you: First, I organize my kits by color. Since I usually have an idea in mind when I start, it keeps me from having to scan through my ENTIRE stash to find that perfect kit.

    And 2, for those fellow PSP scrappers, I created a script for myself to resize my layouts for uploading to galleries. It’s yours if anyone wants it.

  179. Emily November 2, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    I have a photo editing technique that someone might like to try. I used this technique on a photo in a layout and I am still getting people who comment on the photo. This technique requires Virtual Photographer by optikVerve Labs (which is a free download) and an extraction tool in your photo editor. I really wanted the subjects in my photo stand out so I used the extraction tool to select the subjects and then created a new layer out of the extraction. Now that I had 2 different layers (photo background & extracted people), I applied a soft blur filter to the layer that featured the background and then applied the Photocopy Filter from Virtual Photographer to the layer featuring the subjects. Here is a link to the layout with the photo:

  180. Karen November 2, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    What inspires me are photos of people in the third world. Sometimes their surroundings are so simple that the people’s character seems to be more apparent in the photo.

  181. Julie Ann Shahin November 2, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    Have you ever heard of inchies? I just found out about them ….maybe they are old news. You can see some awesome examples here:

    Congrats on your 100th post!

  182. Carol November 2, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    It’s important to scrapbook everything, I do believe that, but I have a leaning to scrapbooking the fun times most, the conversations, the little tidbits that make our lives complete. It’s those times that when you look back on the pages if you are in a gloomy blue mood that is the best medicine to lift you out of a funk. So I tend to inject quite a bit of humour in my layouts. Also I scrapbook the I guess you’d call them “out takes”. Pics with hair flying in the wind, the goofy expressions, the not quite right photos, because that’s what it’s all about, life!

  183. Heather November 3, 2007 at 9:29 am

    I love to scrap every emotion in life. Whether it be my kids happy or throwing a fit. We have all these emotions and moments to remember, why just scrap the happy ones.

    Also, on techniques and ideas, I’ve got some tutorials here if anyone needs help learning some of these ideas.

    Awesome contest and happy DSD day!

  184. Trish aka Artctrish November 3, 2007 at 9:30 am

    I keep a folder with pics of the kids doing school things throughout the year. At the end of the school year everyhting I need to cover the school year is in one folder and I plop them into a multi photo template like Misty Cato’s So many photos or any of Melanie Colosimo’s templates. That way their “school albums” don’t get so unbareably loaded down with phtots and momentos!

    Congrats on the 100th post!!!

  185. Cate November 3, 2007 at 9:39 am

    This is awesome!!! Congrats on your 100th post, and hope you get to enjoy NDSD!! :)

  186. Thumper6423 November 3, 2007 at 9:44 am

    We live far away from all our family so each of my sons has a book that we look through frequently and even more before we visit family so they recognize them. That way our family members aren’t such strangers when we visit or they come here and the boys are quicker to warm up to them and we get more quality time in the short visits we get.

  187. Kelly November 3, 2007 at 9:48 am

    One that I love to do when I get stuck on a new scraplifting myself. If I have a new layout that I don’t like I will sometimes re-do layouts with new ideas from old things that have worked for me. It helps me keep true to my style and I am always happy with the outcome because it’s all me and not trying to do things that aren’t really my style.

  188. Christy November 3, 2007 at 9:57 am

    You know all those picture holders that have multiple posts sticking up each to hold a picture? I have so much trouble with those and have had one sitting on a shelf empty for like a year. I finally took a scrapbooking page and cut it into sections and put them up on the posts. Here is how it turned out:

  189. Stephanie November 3, 2007 at 10:04 am

    I really love Shari Barnes scrapbook pages. They are simple, use multiple pictures and the photography is outstanding. She inspires me =) Check her out here ….

  190. Juliana November 3, 2007 at 10:11 am

    Happy dsd and congrats on post 100!! My son used to have a 4 piece puzzle that had a car town on one side. together, it is about 1.5 ft by 2 feet. (as soon as he decided he didn’t want it) I covered them with scrapbook paper, and made a “layout” on each piece of a member in our family. When the puzzle is on the wall, it sends a message that it take al four of us to complete our family, and the puzzle ;)

  191. Jen November 3, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Congrats for getting to the 100 mark!!
    I don’t know about you, but I somtimes loose my mojo or have no inspiration. I then go site crawling, looking at all the wonderful LO’s out there and I scraplift. I find once I start a scraplift, I go my own way, but I have got the inspiration. I also scrap every single LO I do the best I can, I can sometimes spend days on one! Scrapping is the best hobby I have ever had, I am passionate about it, a complete addict! Your trashy flowers are awesome, unusual and I can’t wait to use them! Thanks in advance!

  192. kara jones November 3, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    oy! my head is spinning from reading all these great tips!

    my tip is BACK UP! make backups of your digiscrapping stuff, photos and files. i do this every sunday. I backup to my EHD and to my husband’s computer over the network. Then, about once a month, i burn everything to a CD and store it at my SIL’s house.

  193. Tricia Kennedy November 3, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    CONGRATS on 100!

    I’m just starting my 4×6 calendars for Christmas presents. I pick 12 of my layouts to put on the calendars, resize to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, drop on the top of the 4×6 canvas in PS, add the calender to the bottom and print. Then, for nonscrappers, they can place the 4×6 photo into a “regular” photo album and save it after the month has passed. Everyone I give them to has the acrylic photo frame from the past several years to already use/display. This year, though, I bought 4×6 magnetic acrylic frames at Target that I will include with the calendars for another option. Tricia :)

  194. Sandra November 3, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    I play around in Flickr to get beautiful color combinations as inspiration, then I can go forth with layouts

  195. Kristy November 3, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    I have 2 young DDs. I let my 3yo have the camera for a little while during family gatherings/outing/and normal daily stuff. I use the pictures to make a book for her and too always remember her perspective of life is different than mine.

  196. Donna Tice November 3, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    I am creating a Halloween 6×6 scrapbook. Each year, I pick one Halloween photo and scrapbook it. Each year gets a page, as the years go by, everyone can see what he was for Halloween, as well as see him as he grows. I think this is a terrific idea for anyone who loves Halloween with children!

  197. miss_marie November 3, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    congrats on 100 posts!
    this is a great idea! it’d make a great advent calendar and i love that all the extra magnets fit right on the back for easy storage.

  198. Kylie November 3, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    I have a scrapping tip for everyone – don’t forget to scrap the everyday moments in your life, they are the ones that carry your fondest memories!

  199. Shannon Carlson November 3, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    One thing I always like to do for fun pages of my kids, is journal with a conversation I have had with them. They are 6 and 3, so our conversations can be pretty hilarious, so I like to remember them! :)

  200. Lisa November 3, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    I absolutely love Shabby Princess ( and her new calendar for 2008 will make great Christmas presents for anyone. I’m making one for each family on my list.
    The details and layouts in this calendar kit are amazing. I purchased the 2 page kit, which includes one for the top pictures and one for the bottom dates.

  201. Sue Drader November 3, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    The best inspiration I have found is checking out the online galleries. There are so many awesome scrappers out there and they keep coming up with new ideas.

  202. Emily Eckley November 3, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    I haven’t actually done it yet but I am planning on it. Instead of saving all of my son’s artwork, I am going to scan it and then create a book each year on Shutterfly (or other site) with that years artwork along with pictures of him.

  203. renee November 3, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    I have 2-3 sites that I shop at all the time. I take advantage of the challenges to stretch my designs to a new style. I pick the shops I shop at because they are my style and they use the kits I have.

  204. Julie November 3, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    My best advice is to backup regularly, there is nothing worse than loosing all you hard work. I make 2 copies of everything and give 1 disc to my daughter for safe keeping. A friend of mine had her house burn done a few months ago, and although she backuped everything, she lost it all, 800 discs of files, so sad!

  205. Michelle November 4, 2007 at 6:05 am

    I’m new to scrapbooking but here is a resource I like from Fuji film:

  206. Tracey November 4, 2007 at 9:30 am

    What an awesome idea to put tips here! When I travel, I love to take pictures of absolutely everything we do, including right down to the food on our plates, menus, movie tickets, plane tickets, food in the grocery stores, etc. I want to preserve not only the memories of people and the historical/famous places, but I want to remember the differences in cultures as well.

  207. Jan November 4, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    I have another one. I named this “UPE” (unphotographed events). I guess it would really be
    a journal page, but when one of my kids tells me a
    cute story about one of the grandkids I like to scrap it for their books. So far I have found a photo to
    go with most of the stories but if I don’t find one,
    I will scrap it anyway. I got to hear my granddaughter’s prayers the other night over the phone. She said thank you God for building the puppies and thank you God for building the birds.
    How can you not scrap that.

  208. jeannie papai November 4, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    well my favorite tip to scrappers would be to use your alphas. I love alphas. They can make such a stand on your pages. I used to only use text to make titles but now I rarely unless i just dont have the room for alpha and that is a rarity at that. So use the alphas. They are so fun and so creative. So use the alphas.

  209. Joanne November 4, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    What a cool idea! I love all these tips!

    Okay, my tip isn’t so original, but I keep a notepad with me at all times to write down ideas for layouts or cute things my daughter has said or done. It really helps when I go to do a layout to have even just a few words written down to remind me of that moment or that idea.

  210. duckie November 4, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Closeups are a great way to get a new perspective on your layouts :) Especially when your kids steal your camera and take pictures of themselves and all you see is half their face lol

  211. Diane November 4, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Take photos from a different angle- one great thing is to take a picture from someone else’s vantage point. Another thing I love is to put random photos from the different seasons together on one layout with “just the highlights” so I don’t forget what happened even if I can’t scrapbook the rest very quickly

  212. ~Julie~ November 4, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I love reading Jen Caputo’s blog and now she has her own website where she does tutorials

    She is planning on showcasing different tips and tutorials.. I always learn so much more about photoshop after reading her blog and watching her video tutorials.

  213. th!nkblue November 5, 2007 at 4:41 am

    I love this web site:

    There are cute stuffs over there, some tutorials, and free icons for the desktop, and lots of inspiration…

  214. Anita November 6, 2007 at 5:55 am

    First of all, congrats on your work!!!
    I have so many favourite designer but I’ve recently found this website with some of the most beautiful kits online: Aren’t these amazing?

  215. Rachel November 6, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    I started digi scrappin this summer along with several of my neighbors, so I decided to create a yahoogroup to share info. In a yahoo group you can post messages and links, upload your layouts to share and upload files like tutorials and tips. To create one go to:

    My sister, the truly artistic one started creating awesome templates as she digi scrapped and shared them with us on the yahoogroup. She is now opening shop. So far they are all FREE! So check them out. I LOVE TEMPLATES, they’re fast, but you can still personalize them by your choice of paper and embellishments.

  216. Rachel November 6, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Oops, in the comment above, I didn’t include the website for FREE templates. Download them here:

  217. Cullen February 16, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Here is a cool idea that I found. There is a company out there called JourNovel. They specialize in converting Journals, Diaries, and Family Stories into Novels, Novellas, and Children’s stories. They will also take your pictures and put them in the novels. They don’t have a website, but you can e-mail them at and they will give you a quote.

  218. missy April 1, 2008 at 3:24 am

    I am fairly new to digital so I set up a Google reader account and subscribe to several scrappin’ blogs. I see lots of layouts that way and get inspired and notice trends. Plus I find out about great sales and freebies! Google reader shows me when someone has posted something new on their blog so I only have to click on those with new entries! Supposedly this saves time from checking all my bookmarked sites, right? Except you should see how this list has grown : )

  219. Susan May 1, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    If you scrapbook all your kid’s soccer games like I do then you need to check out Kids Soccer World!!

    They have great stickers and ribbons that are perfect for any scrapbook project!!

  220. gabby August 28, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    hi im just woundering are you a chirstin! im a strong beliver and i would like to talk to you.

  221. sassy August 28, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    hello there my name is sesia and i wanted to know” are you a chirstin im one.

  222. Matt December 9, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Get a photo book online at and save 30% with the discount code “my30″ and then use that cheap quality photo book as a base for your scrap booking… it’ll allow you to create multiple versions of books using the same pictures.

  223. Jean December 27, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Hello! Found your wonderful site off a link in my TabUp page! Your site was like a surprise Christmas gift!

    I recently started digiscrapping and the tips here are great, since I am still a newbie.

    Anyways, I found more helpful tips here:

    Thanks so much. I will be back!

  224. Debbie January 14, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    You are awesome!!! I love your faithbook pages. I am a pastor’s wife and I absolutely love your work.

  225. Eske February 24, 2009 at 6:57 am

    this is great! i’ve been browsing the net for some ideas for my projects. you’ve inspired me a lot. thanks.

  226. CanYouPixelThis? October 23, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I’ve used a DVD case to mail photos, and to put photos in my purse when I’m going to the store to shop for frames…

  227. Erin December 11, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I like to do drawings next to my photos, or even in place of some of them =)

  228. sue frazier January 23, 2010 at 5:21 am

    i love practical scrappers…they help me use up my stuff!

  229. Jennifer September 9, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Jess! You made your 100th posted back in 2007 and I see you are still blogging on Lovely, Lovely Things. Are you up to the 500th post yet? I’m just thinking, maybe it’s time to celebrate again!

    I would like to humbly recommend my weekly YouTube tutorials for scrapbookers as an additional scrapbooking resource. The link can be found on my website:


  230. Jennifer October 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    If you scroll down, you will see the frames I have made using canvas and scrapbook paper. Hope you like them and thanks for looking!

  231. Wenda Top December 3, 2010 at 12:00 am

    The Digital Scrapbook Playground is an online community where you can meet friends, learn photography, design and storybooking techniques.

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