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Posted 1/31/2013 by silentwriter in Digital Scrapbooking


PeaNut 502,325
March 2011
Posts: 5
Layouts: 0
Loc: In the middle on nowhere in PA

Posted: 1/31/2013 5:32:11 AM
I'm brand new to digital scrapbooking. I'm just a mom to 3 furry kids whom I love & adore.

I've been doing scrapbooks since 2009 & I make them for new Habitat for Humanity homes. I've loved this site and have used it over the years when I did the scrapbooks all by hand but now with the PSE10 that I just ordered for my mac, I am hoping that I will find even more great help on this wonderful site.

Looking forward to meeting you all & receiving wonderful tips on how to do digital scrapbooking with PSE.....

Right now, I am lost in space! Lol


PeaNut 352,358
December 2007
Posts: 867
Layouts: 7
Loc: Ohio

Posted: 1/31/2013 5:38:24 AM
Welcome. Making Habitat scrapbooks sounds like a wonderful project!

You will love digital scrapbooking! I still do some paper scrapbooking and enjoy it. But I like to use digital when I will be making multiple copies of pages or want to post pages on-line. I would think some of the Habitat pages you make could be used for positive publicity if they were digital. Have fun with it!

Mel's Scrapbook Blog
Beyond Room 108 (My work/teaching website)


PeaNut 502,325
March 2011
Posts: 5
Layouts: 0
Loc: In the middle on nowhere in PA

Posted: 1/31/2013 7:49:40 AM
Thanks so much for your reply! Yes, I am hoping that if my digital pages come out as nice as some of the ones I've seen on here, that they would be great to post. I've just discovered that Staples can print your work on photo paper but then again if it is 12x12 like mine is, you'd have to cut off the excess to put into your album. I'd love to find out what other people would print 12x12. Unfortunately though I live in the middle of nowhere so we don't have any Cosco's or such places but maybe some place on line?

2Ps Digital Creative Team

PeaNut 242,431
January 2006
Posts: 10,041
Layouts: 665
Loc: Los Angeles

Posted: 1/31/2013 8:24:43 AM
Hi! That sounds like such a fun project, and very rewarding. I look forward to your lo's.

I do sometimes print for 12x12 books, but I have a wide-format printer so I print at home. I use Staples 13x19 double sided matte, and, as you pointed out, you do have to trim it down. (Being weirdly frugal, I save the trimmed bits for smaller projects! ) Usually now I print for 8x8 books, which are a little easier to work with.


PeaNut 440,937
October 2009
Posts: 18
Layouts: 21

Posted: 1/31/2013 8:27:11 AM
Welcome! Over the past year or so I have been using Persnickety Prints for all my print needs. They do a great job, relatively cheap, and very quick. If I put in a order that morning, they are shipping them out that day or at the latest the next day. I have been very happy with the results. Hope this helps. Any other questions, just ask! Happy scrapping.

Janelle Miller

PeaNut 11,777
March 2001
Posts: 11,278
Layouts: 694
Loc: unknown

Posted: 1/31/2013 8:42:25 AM
Welcome to Two Peas Digital - I am so glad you felt at home enough to post. You will find a very warm and welcoming group of scrappers here - and always sooo willing to help a "newbie" to our craft.

Your Habitat pages sound really cool! I hope you share the pages that you make with all of us here as you start to do them digitally.

Like Twarnockphoto I use Persnicketyprints.com to print my 12x12 layouts. I have a large format printer that I used to use, but becauae I am not super organized I was always running out of one color ink or another and none of the stores in my area carried all the colors. I would get frustrated having to order ink when I wanted pages printed. Anyway, at the roughly $2 price point I have been super happy with the quality of their prints.

Once again, welcome to digital and to Two Peas Digital

-- Janelle


PeaNut 57,636
December 2002
Posts: 27,316
Layouts: 2,089
Loc: In the Scrap room!

Posted: 1/31/2013 9:41:33 AM
How fun! I hope you enjoy the digi trip. I love it after doing paper for many years! The ladies here are very helpful!! If you get stuck, just ask.

Deanna (Scrappin-Grandma)
John 3:16
Check out my blog here: http://scrappygram.blogspot.com
Happily Creating for these wonderful designers Polka Dot Pixils, Jen Martakis, Just Jaimee, and Dianne Rigdon here at 2 peas!

BC Pea

PeaNut 91,256
June 2003
Posts: 12,979
Layouts: 1,012
Loc: Okanagan Valley

Posted: 1/31/2013 10:47:53 AM
Hello and welcome!

Your Habitat project sounds awesome! I also use Persnickety Prints for printing my 12 x 12s. They also have twice yearly sales where you can pre-buy prints at the sale price if you're not ready to print yet.

Scrapping with Paper, Pixels & Photos

Happily creating for Scrap Art Studio and Artisan Scrap

Livin' in My Own "Pea-rivate" Idaho

PeaNut 103,985
August 2003
Posts: 5,722
Layouts: 380
Loc: Idaho

Posted: 1/31/2013 2:51:13 PM
Hi there! Welcome to the digital side of the pod. Digital is great, and while it may take you some time to learn the software, I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to check out awesome (and free) digital tutorials by Erica Hernandez and Sande Krieger...those should really help you get off the ground.

I love this board and all the nice folks here, so I hope you'll come back and chat with us often...

My Blog: Common Sense Scrapbooking

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