Thursday, May 05, 2011

Digital Scraping

I enjoy digital scrapbooking. A few years ago I learned how to digiscrap using PSE (photoshop elements) and made many wonderful scrap pages. As fun as it was, it still seemed to be too time consuming, I spent too much time in the design (which I love doing) and lately I haven't been doing anything.

I just found out about scrapbooking with Picasa, free online from google, and it has been so easy to do. I completed the above four pages in a short amount of time, this gives me hope to be able to get more of my pictures off my computer and into books where the kids can look at them.

At the top of my blog there are tabs, one is labeled "Digi Scrap" and I have listed in there links where I found out how to use Picasa for digiscrap and also links for free supplies. Digital scrapbooking can be completely free, except printing the pages out. I have never paid for any of my supplies, I just look for the free stuff.

The key to using picasa is layering. Make a mosaic collage of photos then create a new collage with multiple papers and the photo collage. Then add the words and viola a completed page.

The hardest part for me is to get an idea, I usually look for other people who have the design style I like and use their stuff for inspiration. The two blogs that I learned how to use picasa (clover lane and persnickity) had wonderful examples of their scrap pages andI looked to their stuff for inspiration.

For anybody who has been intimidated by digital scrapbooking because it seems to hard, complicated, intimidating, time consuming, costly or whatever other excuse, you no longer have an excuse.

Go for it


Kandie and Steve said...

Way to go girl!! love it

Alison said...

Jenni, Hey friend! I don't know how I lost track of your blog! But I was excited to find you again. You are so talented with your digital scrapbooking and your hairbows for your cute girlies. And what a breathtaking family photo of your fairytale in front of the San Diego temple! Can I get your mailing address? I would love to exchange Christmas cards (I know it's still a long ways away). Anyway, if you don't mind I would love to keep in touch that way! Could you email me your address ( please please please? :) So fun to see your kids, your little Lydia is growing up! Lots of loves to you! Alison