Monday, January 21, 2008

Download it for FREE - Valentine's Freebie!

Here are two of my wedding layouts . I really like how they turned out. I am having so much fun with the photos and the kit that I am thinking about creating an entire albumn.
These layouts were created using elements from this kit:

Free Product Samples from this kit here:

Saturday, January 19, 2008

My wedding photos

Here are two of my wedding layouts . I really like how they turned out. I am having so much fun with the photos and the kit that I am thinking about creating an entire albumn.
... these are so much fun!
These layouts were created using elements from this kit:

Free Product Samples from this kit here:

We now have 17 GIMP Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials!

We now have 17 GIMP Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials! GIMP Video Tutorials * GIMP Step by Step Tutorial GIMP Video Tutorials How to use a Quick Page (video w/TEXT) Cropping a 12x12in paper to 8.5 in (video w/TEXT) How to add shadows to your digital scrapbook elements and photos (video w/TEXT) How to create a paper tag using a custom shape png file (video w/TEXT) How to use a Photoshop Template (video w/TEXT) Improving The GIMP Performance for digital scrapbooking (video w/AUDIO) Resizing your layout for a web site gallery (video w/AUDIO) Creating a Canvas Background (video w/TEXT) Cropping a Photo (video w/TEXT) Creating a Simple Digital Layout(video w/TEXT) GIMP Step by Step Tutorials How to install The GIMP (forum) Digital Scrapbooking 101 (step by step) Getting Started (step by step) Understanding layers (step by step) Creating your first Digital Scrapbook Layouts (step by step) How to Color Your Own CYO Elements using Color ONLY (step by step) How to Color Your Own CYO Elements using Color and Texture (step by step)
Have you seen this? Our SgD DVD includes 12 GIMP Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials, the tutorials materials, 6 Complete Kits, 2 Complete Albums, 51 Quick Pages and 30 GIMP Templates, 14 JPEG Sketches, The GIMP - a powerful image editor tool similar to Photoshop and the 7-ZIP - an unzip utility program.
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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Would you like to improve your layouts?

During the month of Jan 2008 I will be hosting a challenge called "Making the best of my Digital Scrapbook Layout" http://www.scrapbooksgonedigital.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=614 The purpose of this challenge is to get everyone involve in giving and receiving constructive feedback on each other's layouts. In this challenge, you will be require to create or select one of your existing layouts that you think it "needs something". The layout has to be completed and post it in our Learning Center SgD Gallery and also listed under this thread. Everyone is welcome to participate. If you post a layout to receive constructive feedback, you are require to give constructive feedback to other layouts posted for this challenge. For each constructive feedback that you give, you are also require to mention something that you like about the layout. The constructive feedback has to be posted as a comment in the Learning Center SgD Gallery. Please remember to phrase your suggestion in a postive way. During the first week of February, you are require to post your "FINAL" layout. You don't need to incorporate all of the suggestions if you don't want to, but we will still like to see your final layout with a few improvements. Since the final layout will be ready in the begining of February, I recommend that we use a "Valentine" theme, but is not require --you can use any theme!I hope you all enjoy this challenge!Norma

Friday, January 11, 2008

On Planning and Organizing-- Is January and guess what?

ON PLANNING AND ORGANIZING Is January and guess what?Many of us are thinking of New Year's Resolutions and Goals. How about adding "Backing up Photos and Digital Scrapbook Layouts" to your list? I will certainly add it to mine, since I have Gigs of digital Scrapbooking material and layouts that I haven't back up in years. After all, I don't want to lose years of digital scrapbooking layouts and memories in case one of my little "Angels" drop my external drive or if the drive decides to quit on me. But I have to admit is a boring job. To make it easier on myself and to keep track of what is already back up, I always save my new photos and layouts in a directory named "All Files that still need to be backup". I make subdirectories under that directory like "Scrapbooks" and "Photos" and then make subdirectories on those to directories to organize things even more. You can picture my directory structure to look like this: C:\All Files that still need to be backup - Photos 2005 - Sea World - Christmas - Valeria's Birthday 2006 - Sea World - Christmas - Valeria's Birthday - Scrapbooks - Kits - Quick Pages - Templates - Gallery Through the year, I just add directories as we celebrate special events and occasions. I always make sure that I add it to a subdirectory in my " All Files that still need to be backup" directory because at some point, I know I will need to back up these files. Once I am ready to back up my files, I go thru the subdirectory list in my "All Files that still need to be backup" directory and copy them to CDs. This year, I have a DVD burner connected to my computer, so I will use that instead. You can use whatever resources you have available at the time when you need to make your backups. CDs, DVDs and even external drives are very popular and simple to use, but if you don't have any of these, you might consider some on-line storage for a short period of time, at least until you can get your own back up storage resources. To learn more about online storage websites, you can just do a search on Google on "online backup storage" and you will see that there are a lot of options; http://www.xdrive.com/ offers free 5GIG of storage! Not bad! Once a directory has been copy to a DVD and the DVD has been label, I move that directory from my "All Files that still need to be backup" to my "All Files already backup" directory. You can picture my back-up directory structure to look like this: C:\All Files already backup - Photos 2003 - Sea World - Christmas - Valeria's Birthday 2004 - Sea World - Christmas - Valeria's Birthday - Scrapbooks - Kits - Quick Pages - Templates - Gallery To me, is very important to remove the directories already backed up from the "All Files that still need to be backup" directory because this is how I keep track of what has not been backup. Also because if I get tired or need to stop my backup process, I can easily identify the files that still need to be backup. Once your photos are backup to CDs or DVDs, test the disks to make sure that the files were actually copy to them. Don't assume that just because the disk is ejected from the computer, that the backup process is done, sometimes the computer needs to be told that the disk is ready even though a disk was already ready in the drive. Once the disks are completed, store them in a safe place, where they are also protected from breaking or from being scratch by little "Angels" hands. Whatever your backup process is, the important thing is that you can recover your wonderful photos, layouts and memories is case of a computer crash. You invest a lot of time, energy and money in creating them, not to mention your creativity, so although backing up your files is a boring job, is worth every second of the process. Think of the backup process as a way of protecting your most valuable treasure -your memories. Comments? Questions? Post them to this thread.

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Includes this and much more!

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

A Love quote and a FREE Paper!

"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for." — Ray Bradbury
On the key to success
Well... I love my girls, so I made a digital scrapbook page on them.

Using my "A kiss for Luck" kit:

Enjoy this free Time Saver Quick Page from our "A Kiss for Luck" kit.
(Please don't forget to credit: SgD Designs from Scrapbooks gone Digital!)
If you would like to make a "Thank You" post, I prefer to see those on this blog. :-)
Enjoy!
SgD