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Month: January 2023

Ready To Create A Layout?

Ready To Create A Layout?

Once you feel comfortable with whatever software program you’ve chosen it may just be time to go shopping.  Though if you’ve been playing with software, you likely already have some papers and elements with which you’ve experimented.  But you’ll certainly want to expand your digital supply stash so you can start creating your own personalized scrapbook pages. Step #4 Choosing Digital Kits Digi-scrap kits are downloadable files of image graphics, typically .png and .jpg images compressed into a .zip file…

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Ready To Move Forward?

Ready To Move Forward?

Once you feel comfortable with whatever software program you’ve chosen it’s time to start thinking about how to get started on your first “real” layout.  Even though you’ve been playing with software, you likely aren’t 100% certain where/how to begin on a layout.  That’s why I’m here! Step #3 Layouts Made Easy So many times, I run into people who say they just aren’t creative enough to scrapbook.  I am always polite but I have to admit it’s often hard…

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New Shop & Software Updates…

New Shop & Software Updates…

Hello there! This is just a quick note to let you know there are some updates to the Resources & Shops pages on the blog.  I’ve added some information about an additional supply shop and a new graphics software package to the blog. I thought you might be interested to read about them. You can now find information about DesignBundles (in Shops) & DesignScape (in Resources).  Please check them out. If you haven’t already clicked on the “Follow Me” button…

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Ready To Take The Next Step?

Ready To Take The Next Step?

Welcome to week 2 in my Tuesday Tip Day series! There are many different types of scrapbooking software programs out there that you can use.  I personally think you can scrapbook with a multitude of programs…but there are some types of software programs that just make scrapbooking a LOT more fun and easier once you know how you use them! You can read more about a variety of the software programs available on my “Resources” Page. Today I use Adobe…

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Thinking About Going Digital?

Thinking About Going Digital?

Have you been on the fence about learning to scrapbook digitally?  If so, you’ve come to the right place.  Maybe you can’t quite grasp how Photoshop Elements works.  Well then, this is your year!  Or maybe this is you…in a creative slump?  Overwhelmed by the family stories that have not yet been told?  Sad that your vacation photos are just sitting on your hard drive?  What a waste!  There are so many tutorials available to us today.  Ones that push…

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Quick Little Teaser…

Quick Little Teaser…

I mentioned in the first blog post that when I had the old Café, I used to frequently post scrapbooking tips.  My goal for this blog is to start doing that again.  Stay tuned tomorrow for the first in my series under the category I’m calling “Tuesday Tip Day”. I hope to provide useful tips that will be beneficial for digital & sometimes even traditional scrapbookers.  Some of the tips will be geared toward beginners.  But my hope is that…

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What Are Scrapbook Challenges?

What Are Scrapbook Challenges?

In my first post I mentioned how I’ve grown to love working on scrapbook “challenges” offered at shops I frequent.  Some of you may be wondering exactly what a “challenge” is all about. A lot of shops/designers host challenges to help inspire people and often to promote their products. Typically, a digital scrapbook challenge will include steps or instructions to follow when creating a page. Sometimes a challenge will include a quote, specific colors, or even a mini kit/sampler to…

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The Café is Back!

The Café is Back!

So, it’s been a minute since I last posted anything on the old Café website.  If you’re already acquainted with the Café then you know I had to close my brick & mortar location back in 2016.  There’s more detail about that on the “About Me” page.  I had all these plans to continue the Café in some capacity, albeit virtually rather than physically.  But life happened.  In 2017, the company for which I’d worked for more than 25 years…

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