As you know, I’ve been working as hard as one of Santa’s elves in the workshop to finish my son’s latest scrapbook. While I’ve just done some online ordering of photos, I also print pictures at home. This is especially easy when using digital templates like this collage grid that I downloaded from Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine. I usually open the template using Adobe Photoshop Elements and just drop and crop my photos digitally. While I don’t consider myself a savvy digital scrapbooker, I do find this technique quick and easy. And the more I do it, the more I learn.
However, I know that many “traditional” scrappers sometimes shy away from using digital elements on their pages, but the truth is that even if you’ve ever downloaded something as simple as a new font, you are using digital elements. Call it hybrid or call it digi, it can definitely make things simple, quick and easy. How much harder would this have been if I had attempted to create this by hand? Who needs the pressure of creating all of those intricate grid marks and perfect alignment? Not me, even if I had the time, which I don’t.
If you are new to using digital elements in your scrapbooking, there are a great many free things out there to try. Click HERE for help from Scrapbooks, Etc If nothing else, remember that you can often use digital elements right in MS Word. Or, download a template similar to the one that I used, print it out on regular paper, and use it as a guide for creating your layout. Once you try it, I’m sure you’ll like it.
By the way, it’s always a good time to scrap those holiday pictures!