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Thread: Why did you go digital?
05-31-2010, 06:14 AM #11
I was drawn to digi scrapping by seeing digital layouts posted on web versions of paper scrapping magazines and being amazed at the level of creativity I saw there. That, and the fact that so many of my photos needed serious editing anyways, made digi scrapping a no-brainer. I could edit a photo and have a digital version of the original. I'm also a fan of the fact that there are no supplied strewn over my kitchen table on a daily basis!
05-31-2010, 02:03 PM #12
I started making greeting cards - the paper kind - years ago and would *make* my own paper and colours if I couldn't find the what I wanted in the shops. I used an old antiquated program called Microsoft Picture It!. I was given PhotoShop as a gift, so I thought I better learn how to use it. That's when I went looking for courses. Nothing locally interested me or related to what I was doing, so I turned to the internet and found this forum. I signed up classes and then thought.. WOW that's information overload.. I better start using this to reinforce what I've learned. THAT's when I started digi-scrapping. I've been hooked ever since. I still make paper greeting cards but now it's so much easier to align everything for cutting out later or for the sentiments etc. AND I get to give my family pages!
01-13-2012, 10:16 AM #13
can't imagine where we'd be without digital! Especially now with all our cell phones with our pics on them too! Who'd have ever thunk it
01-13-2012, 10:19 AM #14
01-13-2012, 10:30 AM #15
01-23-2012, 09:03 AM #16
B/c my little kids & toddlers couldn't rip up the digipaper, tear my acrylic stamps, scatter my glitter embossing powder, use my archival quality markers/pens to write on themselves, etc.
Although, my toddler did rip all the keys of my keyboard.hugs, Angi
01-23-2012, 09:48 PM #17
I paper scrapped for 10 years and LOVED it. I still have a stash, 12 albums, and 5 that need finishing. They were interrupted by digital work 5 years ago! I loved making things via a program called Print Shop, and saw Digital Scrapping articles in the paper scrap mags. Didn't quite "get it", till I found out about digifree. Funny, huh? that is how I learned that this world existed.
I love doing it because space is limited right now. I like the options of changing a page without stress, and the varied styles you can create with the pc.
BUT I do paper works, am an altered artist, and art journaler- so I found that they can go hand in hand, and have the best of both worlds!! I do what I call reverse hybrid: create on paper and convert it to digital!
02-06-2012, 07:03 AM #18
02-06-2012, 07:44 AM #19
I have been a die hard paper scrapper for 15 years. Never in a million years thought I would do any digital scrapping ever LOL I turned digital out of necessity. we spend 2 weeks at out cabin in the mountains between Christmas and New Year. I brought all my sb supplies, but forgot my adhesive - bummer! Couldn't do anything. Since one of my friends Deanna has been raving about digital scrapping, I looked into learning how. Took a class with Jessica Sprague and the rest is history. Now I am a die hard digit scrapper haha and loving it :)
02-06-2012, 09:02 AM #20
I love digital scrapping and that all my supplies are essentially in a small space.
I am still trying to clean up my crafting room so that I can scrap in there again, but the flexibility of the laptop and the shopping right from my little spot makes it so easy for me. Sometimes I even bring my laptop with me when my daughter is at an activity or playing at MacDonald's!
I still make cards and lots of "hybrid" crafts, especially now that there are school projects and activities. I think I am one of the few moms who loves class parties, just because I have a chance to do some scrapping. For Valentines Day we are making a Bingo game to bring in to class. One side of
the card is a Valentine theme and for the back -- the children will have 25 sight words to paste on the card to use in class at a later time. Just printing
out some words using fun (free) fonts and then cutting them up is a snap
with my rotary cutter and self healing mat that I use for both my scrapping
and fabric crafts. So I get to create in digi-style and then cut up and glue,
but small projects! it is the best of both worlds.