Must Buy Summer Kits

Warning! Warning! Danger, Will Robinson! Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I’m using this warning so you can’t blame me for enabling your buying and adding to your digital scrapbooking stash. But there are so many awesome summery kits out there right now that I just had to share with you my “must buy” summer kit list. Proceed at your own caution.

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Scrapping Your Summer Bucket List

Here in the U.S. there has already been a collective cheer from many children as the school year has ended and their summer vacation has started. In my neck of the woods, there’s still another couple of weeks of school left, but nonetheless, as you can probably imagine, once final exams are taken, not a lot of work is done and everyone’s focus shifts to other pursuits.  While the children revel in the summer months, excited to just hang out, go to the pool, and sleep the day away, the flip-side can be true for parents. Parents lament, wondering what they will do for 10-12 weeks. How can they possibly maintain their sanity?! Enter the summer bucket list.

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Photographing Your Summer

Happy Summer! Well, it’s not official yet, but for many of you, summer has unofficially begun. Perhaps your children’s school year has ended or the weather has started heating up. And that means most of us are heading outdoors to enjoy all the things that this season has to offer. And all that activity begs to be scrapped! So while you are planning your adventures, be sure to bring your camera along and don’t forget to include some of the following ideas on your scrapbook pages:

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Digital Supply Organization Using Picasa

Today we are talking with Barbara Unzen, one of the Peers here at Scrapaneers. Barbara has been digi scrapping for over ten years and over the years has fine-tuned the systems she uses to organize her digital supplies as well as her photos. Today she is sharing with us her current organization system for her digital supplies.

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Digital Supply Organization Using Lightroom

Today we are talking with Lisa Corbin-Polak, one of our Blog Team Peers. Lisa has been scrapping digitally since 2009 and has streamlined her digital supply organization system/process over the years. Let’s see what she has found that works for her.


Can you explain how you scrap and how this has helped you to develop your organization structure?


Over the years, the way I scrapped has evolved to the point where I scrap mostly from a single kit, or a single collaboration. I used to mix things up quite a bit, but I’ve come to realize that it is easier and quicker for me to build my layout from a single kit which has already been coordinated by the designer. Sometimes, I will shop my stash for just a few little “extras” that might be missing from the kit I’m working with (stitches, buttons).  As a result, I’ve simplified my organization system and whittled down the time I spend organizing. I used to tag a lot more pieces in each kit, but now I rely more on searches to find what I need if it isn’t in the kit. My switch from a PC to a MacBook Pro and the different programs available have also influenced my digi-supply organization.

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May 2016 Challenge: Creating a Top View Layout

Welcome to the May Scrapaneers Challenge!  You know the drill, right?  Our monthly challenges are based on the techniques highlighted in the monthly Champions program. This month, we’re focused on creating a top view layout. I have to say, as a more traditional scrapper, this style of memory-keeping was so much fun to try! I hope you’re excited to give it a go, too.  I’ve split this months’ challenge into two parts, so even if you’re not a Champions member, there’s still something here for you, too.
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Digital Supply Organization Using ACDSee

Happy weekend everyone!  I’m here today to talk about how I use ACDSee to organize my digital files.  Purchasing an organization program isn’t for everyone, but hopefully my description of how I use ACDSee will give you some insight into deciding whether it is for you.  Ready to get started?  Then come on in and join me for some organization chat . . .


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Organizing with Folders

Today we’re back chatting with another one of the Peers, getting a behind the scenes look at how they organize their scrapping supplies. Sometimes we can strike it lucky and find a system that works pretty quickly. That’s what happened to Peer Kat Hansen. A digi-scrapper for more than 12 years, Kat’s found a system that works for her … well, most of the time: organizing with simple folders. We’ll let her explain.

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Digital Supply Organization Using Finder


As promised, today we will begin sharing some of our own personal systems for organizing our digital scrapbook supplies. We asked each of the Peers to answer the following questions about how they scrap, and how they store and search for their supplies. Hopefully, someone’s organization system will resonate with you and you will find a system that will work for you too. Additionally, we have created a sub-forum just for organizing-related questions, so if you have any, that’s the place to ask them. So let’s get started!


Today we are talking with Jen Flaherty, our Blog Team Peer Director. Jen has been scrapping since 2005 so her organization system has gone through many iterations. Here she talks in depth about her evolution.

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