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Throughout the Spring of 2010, submit your custom-made digital scrapbooking kit to ScrapTown.com and win! I’ll select one submission as the grand prize winner to receive a free gift certificate for scrapbooking supplies and lots of other goodies. Submissions for the ScrapTown Spring Forward scrapping contest must adhere to the following terms and guidelines:
Submission Format: compressed .zip or .rar file format
- Readme.txt with the name(s) and contact information of all authors involved in your kit’s creation.
- image files including papers, design elements, alphabets, embellishments, etc. must be in .jpg or .png format at high-resolution (minimum 300dpi)
All submissions must be emailed directly to email@example.com OR, in the event of a large file size, a web link provided and sent to that email address. Submissions must be received by April 30, 2010 in order to be considered for this contest. Submissions received following that date may be included in future promotions and contests.
Thanks and good luck!
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Here is the first of our free scrapbooking downloads pages. Each time we offer a free scrapbook kit for digital download, we will be focusing on a different theme. This edition’s theme is a combined Spring / Easter scrapbooking kit, with embellishments and lettering in fresh styles and muted pastel colors. This comes to us compliments of… us! In the future we may be linking to great free scrapbook kits and other digital scrapbooking downloads we find around the web, but for the first few at least we will be focusing on our own ScrapTown-produced and offered kits. I really hope you enjoy this new series and that you can put these to great use in your digi-scrapping endeavors! Thanks for visiting!
The Springtime free scrapbooking mini-kit is now available for download!
Springtime - Scraptown
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Digital scrapbooking is all the rage nowadays. It’s no big deal to declare the old cliche; computers have changed our lives drastically. Thanks to the technology available to us, we can now store photos and image scans of some of our favorite memorabilia in a digital format. With digital scrapbooking, we can use accents and animations that would never be possible to use when we are doing things the traditional way.
I have been scrapbooking for a long time, so I’m used to doing it the “real” way, by hand. There’s something visceral and honest about doing things this way. There’s nothing like spending an afternoon in my craft room with scraps of paper and flecks of glitter everywhere, knicknacks and photos spread out on the table in front of me. It’s therapeutic to just be sitting on the floor going through boxes of old pictures to add to my scrapbook pages. There is a tangible result that you can feel in your hands; each part has its own weight and texture and smell. The scrapbooking ideas that flow forth during these times are some of the best.
Needless to say, I’m personally not a huge fan of digital scrapbooking, although I do utilize the technique sometimes. I believe it has its benefits (like the fact that it doesn’t take up any extra space in the house!) but to date I’ve only used it in a limited capacity. The times I’ve found it most useful are when I’m trying to organize or present photos of our family vacation or get-togethers around the holidays. Most of the time I receive emails with digital pictures taken by relatives or friends and I feel like I should preserve them in some way without having to use my photo printer to make copies of fifty or sixty images at a time.
That being said, one of my favorite places to find digital scrapbooking kits and pages is computer scrapbook.com. They have some really impressive looking templates that I have taken advantage of many times in the past. I’d like to think that I have at least some graphic design skill, but these kits just make it so easy to lay things out and get them looking sharp. Many of the designs are so beautiful and just need minor artistic tweaks to get them just the way I want them.
But hey, who am I kidding here. The best thing about getting my digital scrapbooking stuff from this site is that they are cheap! The prices at computer scrapbook are very reasonable and you can find some great deals there. There is also a great e-book called The Secret Guide To Digital Scrapbooking that is one of the few e-Books I’ve found that is worth something. It goes over everything step by step in a way that’s easy to understand. If you are looking into digital scrapbooking I highly recommend this resource. More on other digital scrapbooking resources is forthcoming!