Saturday, May 31, 2008

digital scrapping, part 2

First, some good news:  My Mom and Step-Dad watched Sydney today with NO CRYING (on neither their part nor Sydney's!).  WOO HOO!  Mom, if you are reading this:  You are in charge of all future baby-sitting! Lucky YOU! :)

As much as I love to be loved by this little girl, I'm happy that there is hope that I won't be her prom date.

OK, now time to get back to digital scrapping...

Remember those element freebies I mentioned before that you can find on the web?  Well, I'll route you to some of my fav links.  Some of these links offer freebies and/or items for sale.  

When using these digital elements, be sure to read the TOU (terms of usage) that comes with each download.  Most are for personal-use only (so scrappin' is just fine).  But some require credits (and rightfully so) for any work showcased online.  Additionally, many items are not eligible for use in a product that you plan to sell - those that are ok for this purpose are tagged as "commercial use ok". 
Now, there are tons more blogs and sites out there - below are just some of my favorites.  Beware, one click on a link below may suck you into hours of browsing all the cool stuff out there!

My FAV site!  A "search engine" of sorts to find digital freebies available for download!  Feel free to make a donation to help the woman who runs it make up for all her time she spends searching for freebies!  Here's an example of a freebie DigiFree pointed me to.  It's by Sarah's Scraps.

More freebies found for you!

A relatively new blog showing you all sorts of freebies out there!  She has found some cute stuff!

I LOVE this designer.  She has an ABC series she's in the middle of doing right now where she is going through every letter of the alphabet and creating cool elements and pages based on that letter in varying styles.  When each new product comes out it's free on the main page of her blog and once it drops off it is still available for sale.  Here is an example of her creations as part of the letter C.  The template is a scrapbook page layout template & is used to drop & drag pictures on to.
Not a lot of freebies here, but high-quality downloads are available at reasonable prices.  Commercial products and commercial licenses available for sale too - which is why I personally like this site.  I do not recommend the grab bag, though I've only tried one.

Every Monday they have a freebie to download.  Also helpful on this site are the tutorials.  Check out the galleries to get ideas or to show off your own work!

Several high-quality freebies here.  The site does not appear to be updated with "new" things very often but if you are a first time visitor you will find many treats for you.

Looking for a place to talk to other people about scrapping & get some ideas?  This is the place to go.  I've found their Directory very useful in helping me track down digital scrapping resources.

Tips for Macintosh Digital Scrappers (yours truly!)

Once you start downloading freebies you may quickly become overwhelmed with all of your images.  You'll hear from me soon regarding ideas for organizing all of your downloads.



Shannon said...

Thanks for the great links Tricia!! Most of those I hadn't seen before, so I've bookmarked all of them - I can't wait to have some more time to devote to digital scrapping!!

Ginger said...

Hey, thanks for the shout out!!! I am glad you like my site :) Ginger