Going digital? Stampin Up?

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Posted 2/8/2013 by twinsmom-fla99 in General Scrappin'
 

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AncestralPea

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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:28:58 AM
I am thinking about doing some digital scrapping. I am definitely an "old school" paper scrapper and really enjoy creating pages with my hands, but I wouldn't mind doing some digital stuff as well.

I really like some pages I saw done with the Stampin Up program, but I have some general questions first. TIA for any answers!

1. If I buy a digital program such as Stampin Up or Close to My Heart, am I tied to their digital content only? Or can I integrate other digital kits into my layouts?

2. If I am using another digital program, can I use the "content discs" from Stampin Up for the backgrounds and elements?

3. Can I just use Photoshop to create pages? If so, can I use most kits with it?

4. Where do you print your 12 x 12 layouts, and what is the cost?

5. Can you create you own "digital embellishments" by scanning a piece of memorabilia (buttons, ticket stubs, etc.) and putting them into the layouts? (I don't want to just take a picture b/c I don't want any "background" around the item.)

6. If I create layouts in a digital program that I own, can I upload them to photobooks at places like Snapfish? Or do I have to create my photobook on their site?

Number 6 is probably the biggest reason I would like to try digital. When I do some special occassion books, I would like to do duplicates, and this would be the easiest way LOL! For instance, I want to do my DD's graduation book from last spring, but I would like to keep a copy for me as well. I don't want to do it twice.

I am sooooo confused! I am going to post this on the digi board, but it doesn't seem to have a lot of traffic so I thought I would start here.

Oh, and please feel free to share any advice re: your preferred digi program.

Thanks!

ChristieIngram
PeaNut

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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:38:18 AM
I would really recommend you use Photoshop Elements, you can use most of the kits out there (including the ones here) and that is what the majority of people use so it is easy to get help. There are amazing classes at JessicaSprague.com to help you learn the program.

You can definitely scan stuff in and use it on your LOs and create photobooks.



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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:00:15 PM
Some of the SU digital kits are labeled just for their software. The rest can be used in other programs.

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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:20:02 PM
You don't pay anything to close to my hearts studio J program, only for the layouts you decide to order. And they do have a great sale this month!
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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 2/8/2013 2:34:32 PM
1. If I buy a digital program such as Stampin Up or Close to My Heart, am I tied to their digital content only? Or can I integrate other digital kits into my layouts? I don't know about their program.

2. If I am using another digital program, can I use the "content discs" from Stampin Up for the backgrounds and elements? I don't know about their program.

3. Can I just use Photoshop to create pages? If so, can I use most kits with it? Yup! PS and PSE are pretty standard in digital scrapbooking. There are a lot of free and for purchase resources based on PS and PSE.

4. Where do you print your 12 x 12 layouts, and what is the cost? I've printed at Costco but it has been a while. I think is is under $2 per page.

5. Can you create you own "digital embellishments" by scanning a piece of memorabilia (buttons, ticket stubs, etc.) and putting them into the layouts? (I don't want to just take a picture b/c I don't want any "background" around the item.) I know people do this but I have not tried it. So yes it is possible.

6. If I create layouts in a digital program that I own, can I upload them to photobooks at places like Snapfish? Or do I have to create my photobook on their site? YUP! You would treat your LO as a photo and choose to put 1 photo per page with no boarder or white space. Your LO would need to be saved as a .JPEG

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