No More Kids? What Do I Scrap?

Hi again. I’m here with an installment for you empty nesters (or soon to be empty nesters, or even those of you that just wonder what you can scrap about other than your life with your kids). I sure hope that you’ll join me in Kelly Sill’s Empty Nest Scrapbooking workshop where we can explore more ideas and trade tips for identifying those non-kid related memories that we may want to preserve. This week we are focusing on gathering old photos and a bit of research into the eras of our past.

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Getting to Know Traci Reed

Traci Reed’s latest self-paced class, Crafty Marketing Made Easy, is debuting at Scrapaneers this week.  She has kindly agreed to be interviewed to tell us about herself and her scrapbooking. 

Hello, Traci! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi! I have been a digital scrapbooker and designer for the last nine years. My husband Patrick and I have three crazy boys: Karsten (9), Josiah (7.5) and Finn (2.5) and we live in a small town in Northern California, two hours from the snow and two hours from the beach!

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Keeping it Real (with Help)

So, you’ve signed up for Tiffany’s free Keeping It Real Workshop? What, not yet? Or yes, but I haven’t watched the videos yet? Well, what are you waiting for?

 

I have been a digital scrapper for five years now. I have definitely seen my skills improve and my layouts have improved right along with them. As I was working through the final bonus lesson for Keeping it Real, I realized that a big reason for the improvement  is that I started looking at them and asking myself, if this was paper, what would it look like? And then I started tweaking and experimenting with my shadows.

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Using Shortcut Keys

Whether you are a new digi scrapper taking classes like Sans Paper Scissors or a seasoned scrapper enrolled in The Art of Journaling, one thing everyone can benefit from is learning to use Shortcut Keys.  It seems trivial, but not having to move your mouse off of your canvas to go all the way over to the tool bar is a real time saver.  So, here, I’d like to share a few of my favorite shortcuts.

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Getting to Know Wendy Christensen

Each month, we will be bringing you interviews with some of our Instructors and Peers to help you get to know a little more about them.  We are kicking off this series with Wendy Christensen, one of our Peers.

 

Tell us a bit about yourself, your life (including how long you have been digiscrapping).

I have been a scrapbooker for the better part of fifteen years and a digi scrapper since March of 2011. Although I do most of my scrapbooking digitally now, I still LOVE paper and traditional scrapbook supplies and I enjoy creating cards and various other hybrid projects.

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Adding Paper-Like Elements to Layouts

Hi everyone!  It’s Kat, one of the Scrapaneer Peers. Some of you may know me from a few digi sites – and now I’m thrilled to be here, too, to share some thoughts on the Keeping It Real class by Tiffany Tillman.

 

So, here’s the deal: I have more than 10 years of digital scrapping under my belt, but I’m always looking to learn new techniques (I’m a bit geeky like that, I’ll admit). I looked at the class information for Keeping It Real and thought to myself, “Paper tearing, curling …”, those would be pretty cool to add to my pages. I’m a big fan of making my pages as realistic as possible.  I continue to improve my shadowing skills, but adding those more paper-like elements would just take things to the next level. Bonuses aside (like watching Tiffany work through her own layout, the downloadable PDF files to refer to whenever I wanted them, or the kit from Creashens), the class was free by signing up for the Scrapaneers newsletter.  Pretty much a no-brainer – I signed up and jumped in!

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Keeping it Real – Shadowing Tape with Judie

Hello everyone!  Judie here, and so excited to bring you my first post as a Scrapaneers Peer.  Have you had a chance to check out Tiffany Tillman’s Keeping it Real class yet?  It is filled with amazing tips and techniques for creating realistic looking digital pages.  You will also get an amazing kit designed by Creashens which you can use to practice all the awesome techniques.

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Inspired by Sans Paper Scissors with Amanda

Hi! I’m Amanda, one of the Peers at Scrapaneers, and I’m here hanging out to talk a little about Sans Paper Scissors with Aria Andrus. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been doing digital scrapbooking for a while, this class is definitely one to look into. There are tips that will help you with Quick Pages, Templates, pages from scratch, and more! There are so many different things in the tutorials and videos that I wish I would have known when I first started digital scrapbooking.

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Inspired by Amanda Taylor’s The Art of Journaling Workshop with Erin

Good morning! Erin Taylor here with a fun layout inspired by Amanda Taylor’s The Art of Journaling class. I definitely consider myself a “clean and simple” scrapbooker. I like clean lines and white space, so the idea of creating curved journaling lines initially gave me hives! But after spending the evening playing around with the pen tool + Photoshop, I was much more comfortable with the tool, and the idea of creating some wavy journaling lines.

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Inspired by Amanda Taylor’s The Art of Journaling Workshop with Lisa

I had no idea when I signed up for The Art of Journaling that Amanda was going to be such an awesome instructor. I was so happy with the clarity of the instructions in the video lessons and her soothing voice with that little touch of Southern charm was a little bonus for me. (I’m originally from the South and have been living in Arizona for about twenty years, so that is one of the things I really miss.)

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Ultimate Digital Scrapbooker’s Prize Giveaway Winners

We here at Scrapaneers want to thank each and everyone of you for participating in our grand opening celebration! Whether you signed-up for a workshop, mingled with us in the Forum, or shouted out on our Facebook page, we appreciate you joining us in the festivities.

 

We’d also like to thank our grand opening sponsors who helped to make the event a success!

 

12 winners for our Ultimate Digital Scrapbooker’s Giveaway were picked from subscribers of our All Access Pass — our free newsletter service that delivered behind-the-scenes looks at Scrapaneers. And those winners are:

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