K Scrappy's Digital Scrapbooking Tips

Last edited 1-6-09

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WaterloProject - HUGE kits
Scrapgirls - newsletter with freebies
               Great free kit
DigiScrapz -new freebies almost daily
Digital Freebies - Friday Freebie
Designer Digitals - Sunday 3 freebies
Adobe Exchange for styles, actions, textures
Font sites:
Font Garden (great handwritten fonts)

Other Cool Things

Handwritten fonts

Would you like to add a personal touch to your layouts?  How about using your own handwriting for your journaling?  Here are a couple websites that will turn your own handwriting into a font.  As you type, your handwriting appears.
Darcy Baldwin at Sweet Shoppe - $10-25 print vs. script
Fontifier - $9 and you can preview before you buy
Kevin and Amanda - says it's free
Scrappin Fun - $20 plus other free handwritten fonts

Page Sketches

Looking for inspiration?  Have a set of great pictures but don't know where to start?  Here's a website with a list of sites that have sketches.  This is a block picture to give you an idea where to place your pictures for a good composition.  All you have to do is pick your papers and pictures and use the sketch as a guide.  I love these and use them for many of my layouts!
Page Maps by Becky Fleck 
Sample sketches from Sketch me if you Can:



So now you have all of these wonderful digital layouts.  What do you do with them?  You have many options.  You can print them on your home printer at 8x8 size and find a small album to keep them in.  You can print them online at 12x12 as a real photo (same as printing a digital picture) and slide them into a normal 12x12 album.  You can invest $400+ into a large format printer and print your own layouts or you can even use Shutterly to create a hardbound 12x12 book with all of your layouts.  Below are a couple of links for your online printing options.
Loose Pages 
Scrapbook Pictures - $1.99 per 12x12
WHCC - professional print shop, $3.75 per 12x12
Scrapbooks to Share - $1-1.75 printed on paper
Photo Books
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