Theme – Sunset

A beautiful sunset is one of the most amazing sights you can enjoy without having to spend any penny. It is also among the most desirable subjects that photographers love to shoot. Well...aside from the fact that you can catch it wherever you may be, you can definitely achieve a great photo of it without having to put too much effort. Sunset possesses a charm that enchants the eye and it’s simply cannot be replicated.

We know the sunset is more than just a pretty view or a scientific phenomenon. Most people think of it as a sign that the day is finally over—it’s time to kick back and relax. Some see it as a moment for reflection while others refer it as a beautiful ending and another opportunity to be better and do better. Sunsets also bring a sense of completion, joy, hope, peace and an unexplainable satisfaction.

How about you, what does sunset mean to you? Do you like watching the sun go down? Are you one of those who love taking sunset pics? Here’s a fantastic theme that will help you show off those awesome sunset image collections you’ve got!

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Theme – Underwater

Being underwater is one of the purest forms of pleasure. It provides people not just a unique experience but also an opportunity to be mindful and focus on the present moment. No wonder a lot of people crave going to the beach, make a splash or dive deep into the ocean.

Aside from the happiness and calming effect you get from dipping underwater, the sights can also leave you spellbound. There are numerous kinds of coral and marine species that you can find. Some are weird-looking and most are fascinating. It’s truly an amazing world, especially when you get to see what underwater has in store for you!

Do you love being underwater? Why not capture your favorite underwater moments and showcase them! Here’s a cool theme that will inspire you.

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Theme – Ice Cream

Ice cream is one of the most loved desserts by all of us, no matter what age group we belong to. We just can’t think of anyone who won’t feel delighted by this sweet frozen treat. In fact, many people find pleasure in eating ice cream especially when they feel a bit down because it helps improve their mood. Others simply enjoy it because it tastes good and it provides relief from the scorching heat of the day.

One of the best things that we like about ice cream is that it is very versatile. It can go well with just about anything! You can have it as a dessert, as a snack, or even as a meal. It is good to eat solo but it is best when shared with family or friends. It’s perfect to serve during parties and gatherings or when you just feel like having one.

Do you love ice cream? Is it one of your childhood fantasies? Bring your memories to life! This cool theme will certainly give a fun twist to our designs.

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Theme – Camping

Camping is an activity enjoyed by many people around the world. It’s not only good for our physical health but also our mental and emotional well-being! It’s a great stress reliever and we mostly do it to escape a very mundane life filled with work and responsibilities.

One of the best things with camping is the food. Yes, eating great food is possible at camp! Communal cooking is also a great opportunity to spend time with your friends and family as you enjoy the great outdoors.

Camping can also be done solo. Just make sure you’ve left the information on your whereabouts with someone you trust. It gives you the chance to wind down and get away from the hustle and bustle.

This activity also brings us closer to nature and teaches us appreciation and humility as we coexist with the environment.

Do you like camping? This fun theme can bring life to our designs. There’s just so much you can do at camp!

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Theme – Teddy Bear/Plushie

Stuffed toys, such as teddy bears and other plushies, are often our very first friends. Children love these cuddly toys. However, some grown-ups are still pretty attached to their plushies, those that have grown with them from their toddler years to adulting.

They are often gifts from the people we love, and teach us many things, from compassion to friendship to love and affection... Though the teddy bears may have been reduced to a lump of stuffing today, they still bring feelings of warmth, security, and comfort. All that said, we dedicate this month’s blog post to these stuffed wonders.

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Converting handwritten text into an elements for digital scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is all about expressing your creativity in various ways. Creating your graphics with Paintshop Pro to use as elements to add to your story is one way to do it. But how about personalizing your titles with your own text? Not using fonts or alphas, but actually making use of handwritten words and phrases and using them to decorate your digital scrapbook pages.

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How to use multiple photos on a layout

With the easy access to digital photos from cameras and phones, we have the opportunity to collect a large number of images on our memory cards or hard drive. It can be fun to have so many photos of the same scene, taken within minutes and seconds, capturing various facial expressions or movements. We probably don't want to use them all, but sometimes, we still want to use more than just one or two. 

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A photo is worth 1,000 words… really?

We all know of the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”, and we have certainly seen some of those; photos that are beyond words, photos that “say it all”. The truth is that not all photos say that much. In fact, most photos don’t tell anything to someone who was not there when it was taken. If you want to use those photos in a scrapbooking page, you will have to tell it yourself.

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Scrapping in the New Year – Project 365

Digital scrapbooking can be an ongoing activity or revolve around a specific project. You might want to create an album for your last vacation, or simply bring out the old photos stacked in a box. Another new type of project has recently combined some photography goals and digital scrapbooking goals; it is called Project 365.

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in Digital Scrapbooking

RRR-200 Considering that digital scrapbooking does not take up physical space and can be much less expensive than purchasing the same amount of paper, brushes, and other elements in paper scrapping, it is very easy to gather a lot of supplies. How many digital supplies do you have on your computer? How much paper do you really require for your scrapping needs? How many different flowers? We are all familiar with the 3R’s as in the phrase “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. It is a great approach for “waste management” that can save money. But did you know that similar principles can be applied to digital scrapbooking? Let’s see how you can do just that.

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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

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?

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

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