Scrapbooking – Teacher tool in school (part 2)

Last week, Lisa shared some interesting ways she has used scrapbooking in her own classroom. Let’s see what she can suggest to other teachers. It is useful to establish benchmarks that students are aware of before starting the project so they know what has to be included for an “A”, what is acceptable for a … Read moreScrapbooking – Teacher tool in school (part 2)

Scrapbooking – Teacher tool in school

I loved that using scrapbooking techniques got away from the “cookie cutter” or “one size fits all” approach that gets used so much in education. – Lisa Kelsey   Lisa Kelsey has taught 12 years in the public school system grades 7-12.  Her degree is in Home & Family Life/Career & Tech Ed. and she … Read moreScrapbooking – Teacher tool in school

Digital Scrapbooking – Teaching tool for homeschooler

Following last article on Teaching with Scrapbooking, here is an experience shared by Wendy, a homeschooling mom. “If my children view it as fun or a craft, they enjoy it…” One of the things that I am trying to teach the oldest with digital scrapbooking is journaling.  Journaling plays an important part of our layout, … Read moreDigital Scrapbooking – Teaching tool for homeschooler

Teaching Adults And Children How To Write With Scrapbooks

This is the first part in a series about teaching through the use of scrapbooking. Literacy is a key to better jobs and stable home life for both adults and children. Teaching an adult or child how to write sometimes requires teachers willing to use creativity in the classroom. One possible learning tool is scrapbooking … Read moreTeaching Adults And Children How To Write With Scrapbooks

More than scrap – what else can you do?

Although digital scrapbooking supplies are naturally used for digital scrapbooking, you can surely give them a second life. I have found that every now and then, a project comes up and even though it is not scrapbook related, I will open my graphic software and dig into my digital supplies to complete it.   Invitations … Read moreMore than scrap – what else can you do?

14 Tools to Create Color Palettes

Maybe you are a designer who likes to create scrapbook kits within a pleasant looking color palette, or maybe a scrapper who is struggling to find the perfect color to accent a scrap page, many tools are available for you. In the previous article, we listed many tools that you could use to generate a … Read more14 Tools to Create Color Palettes

14 Color tools to pick colors from your photos

Choosing colors to use in your layout can be done in many ways, one of which is to start with the photos you want to use. As the poll on last week’s post indicated, most people do exactly that: they base their choices on the photos themselves. You can often pick colors with the color picker in Paintshop Pro, but with most photos, there are so many colors at the pixel level that it might be hard to find harmonious color combinations. That is why various tools have emerged on the net. This first post on the subject will look at 14 tools that you can use to pick a palette based on your photos.

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6 ways to choose colors for your layout

When you start a project on a scrapbook layout, how do you choose the colors you will be using? Do you look for the overall color of the photos? Do you look for accents in the photo? Do you just choose a kit with a similar theme as the photo, no matter what the colors are? There are many ways to pick colors, and it will most often depend on your style of scrapping, your style of creating, and maybe the purpose of your scrapbook page.

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8 ways to use bad photos in a scrapbook page

Are you taking tons of photos of people, places and events surrounding you? Do they always turn out great? Out of 100 photos, how many you would consider real keepers? How many you would immediately toss out? If you have that many photos, you probably can spare half of them to fill the trash and … Read more8 ways to use bad photos in a scrapbook page

Templates or sketches? Different tools for different uses

  When digital scrapbooking started, several scrappers felt the need to get inspired (myself included), to get passed the “blank canvas” hurdle, and one way to get a jump start was to browse in galleries. Looking at other layouts might spark an idea, an inspiration. Where do I start? When I first started in digital … Read moreTemplates or sketches? Different tools for different uses

PaintShop Pro has some special features – Did you hear about Picture tubes?

Picture tubes are a feature that is apparently unique to PaintShop Pro. I am not sure at which version they started using tubes, but I know for a fact that version 4 had them, so it is definitely not new. For anyone who is not familiar with the basics of what picture tubes are, think of a roll of stickers: you can have a roll with all identical stickers, or a roll with several different stickers. Unlike brushes, the picture tubes are coloured images by themselves, and you cannot change that, just like a sticker would have its own colors.

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How do you plan your digital scrapbooking projects?

How do you scrap? Do you tend to scrap just one page here or there, or plan them around a theme? There is not one good and one bad way to work in a scrapbook project, as there are advantages and inconvenient for each, and like many other choices that you will make in this hobby, it will be a matter of personal preferences.

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You are not printing? Then what do you do?

So, you have come to this point, maybe you want to print some of your digital scrapbooking layouts, but maybe you have various reasons to NOT print. According to the poll, on the right, printing might not be the first or most common treatment of digital layouts. Maybe you find the printing too expensive in … Read moreYou are not printing? Then what do you do?

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