“Digital Scrapbooking Day was first established in 2007 to create awareness for digital scrapbooking – not only as a creative way to document and display memories but also as a means to achieve photos and memorabilia safely digitally….. (The day) is intended to act as a catalyst to set aside some time, at least annually, to digitally documenting your personal history.” – (DigitalScrapbookingDay.wordpress.com)
Here’s the good news! It’s here. It’s this weekend!
For me, Digital Scrapbooking Day has always been about the special sale prices that most stores offer. But while reading the article noted above I gained a broader perspective of the day.
“But Digital Scrapbooking Day isn’t just about digital scrapbooking, the hobby – Digital Scrapbooking Day celebrates all that today’s technology can do to help preserve your precious memories. That means that anyone can participate in Digital Scrapbooking Day – scrapbookers (whether traditional, “hybrid,” or digital), photographers, genealogists, memoirists, personal journalists, bloggers, podcasters, and related retailers all will find something to celebrate on Digital Scrapbooking Day.”
If you have memories stored in some form on a computer, you have reason to celebrate. Here are some ways people celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day:
- sort and organize digital photos – chronologically and/or by event or theme
- “tag” and write captions for digital photos • scan and restore heirloom photos and memorabilia
- create a digital scrapbook layout or keepsake
- learn a new graphic editing technique
- experiment with new graphics software
So how can we, here at theStudio help YOU celebrate the day?
- Do you need to sort your photos? Are you a chronological scrapper? Theme scrapper? Do you look for photos by the event? Think about how you look for photos when you need them, then create folders, and start sorting. Here is a tip from NibblesSkribbles about how to stay organized once you there.
- Do you have a system in place to “tag” your photos so you can find them easily when you need them? There are multiple software options to help you with this: Photoshop Elements Organizer, Adobe Bridge, ACDSee Photo Standard 2018, and more. One of our designers, SnickerdoodleDesigns, has a course available to help you “Get Organized with ACDSee.” She is offering a 40% Savings on her class during DSD, and you can find here class here: Get Organized with ACDSee.
- Do you need inspiration? Visit our Gallery. But beware! It’s easy to “get lost” in the amazing creativity you will find there, and soon find that hours have flown by when it seemed like just a few minutes. Take that inspiration, head back to your workstation, and create! It’s okay to “scraplift” ideas. If you have ever wondered about that, this tutorial, I hope, will give you a different perspective: Scraplifting…..
- Are you interested in learning new techniques? Visit our Tutorial Page where you will find hundreds of tutorials to help you.
- Are you a Photoshop Elements user? Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 was released this week. If you would like to download a free copy to experiment with, you may do so on the Adobe site.
If you are like me and think “SALE,” then we can accommodate that “need” as well! Save 50% STOREWIDE!
Now is a GREAT time to pick up those products
that are on your Wish List!
We are also offering $1 Flash Deals starting today! Be sure to check each day (Fri/Sat/Sun) for these special savings! You can find the link to each day’s Flash Sales under Promotions on our Digital Arts page.
Because we, as scrappers, like to document all memories, not just big events, it might also be a great day to pick up our cameras and just take some random photographs.
Owen, my grandson, sleeping with his friends, Bruce the whale, and Brown Bear.
Now I’m off to the Gallery to get some scrap-lifting ideas!
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