Look at us! We’ve had the pleasure of helping you tell your stories for 18 years. It’s been a crazy-good time. We’ve obsessed over your success and are looking forward to seeing what the next 18 years brings.
2 Ways to Celebrate Our 18th Birthday
1. Save During Our Semi-annual BIG SALE
SALE HAS ENDED
18 candles = 18 classes on sale!
But hurry! Our semi-annual BIG SALE ends Friday, September 3, 2021, Midnight Eastern
- Save 45% on QwikLearn Photoshop Elements by Linda Sattgast
- Save 45% on QwikLearn Photoshop by Linda Sattgast
- Save 25% on Next Level Editing, Part 1: Fixing Challenging Photos by Jenifer Juris
- Save 25% on Next Level Editing, Part 2: Making Creative Edits by Jenifer Juris
- Save 25% on Brushes: Master the Basics by Karen Schulz
- Save 25% on Taming Bold & Busy Backgrounds by Jen White
- Save 25% on Delightfully Die-cut by Syndee Rogers
- Save 35% on An Eye for Edits by Jenifer Juris
- Save 35% on Easy As Pie by Jenifer Juris
- Save 35% on The Pointillize Effect by Syndee Rogers
- Save 35% on Make It Match by Jenifer Juris
- Save 35% on Brushability: Making Masks by Syndee Rogers
- Save 35% on Perfectly Personal Word Art by Jenifer Juris
- Save 45% on Scrap-It-Now, Vol.3: Masks Edition by Jen White
- Save 45% on Passion for Paper by Syndee Rogers
- Save 45% on Stories From the Road by Jen White
- Save 45% on Digital Scrapbooking Mastery 1 by Jen White
- Save 45% on Digital Scrapbooking Mastery 2 by Jen White
- Save 45% on Secrets of Terrific Type by Jenifer Juris
2. Enter to WIN a FREE Class!
WINNER = Renee Diprose
I’m looking forward to awarding one lucky winner access to one FREE class in our classroom.
How to enter to win:
- Comment below and tell me:
Q: What got you interested in digital scrapbooking?
Q: How long have you been a digital scrapbooker?
Note: The free class cannot be applied to bundles or subscriptions.
- One winner will be randomly chosen on Saturday, September 4, 2021, from the comments to this blogpost.
- The winner will be notified on or after September 4, 2021, using the email listed.
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I am just about to start using old classes and Zing cutter and do scrapbooking with 5 great grand children who are bored since school is out again because of damage from hurricare Ida. I have finally recovered ( or at least hope so) from a difficult hand surgery (right hand of course).
Now I fill like starting somewhere and I believe scrapbooking would be the place to start.
Kids need something other than the boob toob. Watching others open packages and explaining how to use toys.
This would use their imagination and mine. juditZ
I have been a digital scrapbooker since 2009 when my sister, after seeing me cut so many photos and papers and then gluing them to paper, introduced me to Photoshop 6 and told me how easier cutting and gluing would be with the use of this program.
I got interested in digital when all the artsy pages started appearing in magazines. And, I wanted to do that! I’m still learning how to do that but it’s been so fun along the way. I’ve been dabbling with digital for about 15 years on and off.
Q: What got you interested in digital scrapbooking?
My friend, Amy, told me about digi scrapping and we took a free basic class through somewhere online. I posted on the internet about some digi scrappin questions I had and Linda Sattgast replied. She was so helpful and pointed me to scrapper’s guide – that’s what digital scrapper was called in the early days. Isigned up for premier and bought PSE from Costco and learned from Linda’s class on the included cd. Thanks to Linda, I have been hooked on digi scrappin ever since.
Q: How long have you been a digital scrapbooker?
Over 15 years. I remember because I started doing digi scrappin right after my youngest was born.
Q: What got you interested in digital scrapbooking?
Taking a class for Photoshop Elements – like the first version – it was awesome and I could see all the potential.
Q: How long have you been a digital scrapbooker?
Well over 18 years.
I have been a photoshop user since early photoshop days, but only in the last couple of years have I become more proficient. I liked the idea of scrapbooking but was not interested in paper scrapbooking. Now I scrapbook my grandchildren and the wildlife in our backyard. I have taken lots of photoshop classes as well as classes specific to scrapbooking and in every one I have learned at least one thing I didn’t know. I have found that I am drawn to the more artsy pages and am taking classes on this type of scrapbooking. Digital Scrapper was my first and main source of SB classes. I am retired now and want to keep learning new things not only to keep my mind sharp but to be more creative.
I’ve been using Photoshop since 1998. I got started because I wanted to improve my computer skills and because I love technology and art. I joined Scrappers Guide in 2005 when I was looking for ideas for my daughter’s wedding album, and continued to this day. I think I should have a master’s degree in Photoshop by now! I love to make books for my grandchildren, I’ve made a big genealogy album for each child and many travel albums for us. I also produce my own Christmas card designs and just about anything else I can do with Photoshop. With seven grandchildren I have kept busy making those albums.
I did some paper scrapbooking in the early 2000’s, including making the book itself as a gift for my brother’s wedding. So fun! Around that time, my Dad developed Macular Degeneration. He was working on putting together a scrapbook of his own, though he didn’t like it being called a scrapbook. It was his “project”, essentially, he was writing his memoirs, and adding photos to his story.
The trouble was, he couldn’t see it unless he used his reading machine. I had taken a few multi-media courses, including photoshop. I decided I would put his memoirs in a presentation that he could see on his large screen TV. I researched programs for that purpose, and came across one, Memory Mixer, that I thought would work. It didn’t. I didn’t have enough control over the length of each slide, or enough text on a page. Eventually I realized that a combo of photoshop and iMovie was the way to go.
And the rest, as they say, is history. I started making some of my own embellishments, and realized how much I love designing, and eventually started designing at ScrapGirls!
I started digital scrapbooking around 2010, and became a designer for ScrapGirls in 2012.
I was a traditional scrapbooker and realized that if I did the scrapbook digitally I could make extra copies for my kids–which they love! Also, the digital books don’t take up so much space and I can work on my book without taking trunk loads of supplies. I’ve been doing digital scrapbooking for 13 years.
Love the continuous lessons!
I began digital scrapping using another program. I spent about five years attempting to learn the program. I noticed a free tutorial from Linda Sattgast and began using PSE for my digital scrapping.
What has kept me here is the great written tutorials backed up by the wonderful videos. Without them I would have never learned to do digital scrapping using PSE and PS.
I’ve been learning digital scrapbooking since I got a copy of Linda’s PSE tutorial when I purchased PSE at Costco. Those tutorials were so easy to follow it made PSE seem easy to learn. I love all the classes and “free” tutorial DS offers. The instructors make everything so easy to understand and with lifetime access, easy to review.
It’s been 12-13 years ago that I got into digital scrapbooking. Doing this on a computer was intriguing and didn’t want the mess of paper scraping. My son was a computer geek and I kept asking how he did various things he did and I wanted to learn. I then used this in digital scrapbooking. Been a member here when it was Scrappers Guide since 2009.
I bought my first digital camera in 2003 and became addicted to photography and improved cameras! I discovered a digital photo program that allowed me to make cards for friends and family members, after which I progressed to PSE and then to Photoshop a couple of years ago. In my learning process I found Digital Scrapper and wonderful tutorials which I still use. I am just starting to work on scrapbook pages. I love all the wonderful kits available that make it an easier process. I have taken some classes and would love to win one! 😊 Thanks for the wonderful tutorials you provide.
In 1998, I had to have surgery on my leg with the surgeon telling me I needed to find another occupation where I wasn’t on my legs all the time. I knew I needed to have a sit-down job, but all my skills were in managing restaurants.
The computer age had just caught on and, although I knew nothing about them, they intrigued me. So, I went and bought myself an entire system including the printer and scanner, and taught myself how to operate it. Of course, there was no Google or YouTube back then to do things and I was pretty much on my own.
As the years passed, I tried my hand at regular scrapbooking and it just didn’t appeal to me like the digital version of it so I sold all my supplies and went back to just painting on canvas for my artistic outlet. I bought the Making Memories program and learned a lot from it. I then bought more packages that other artists had created to use with my personal photos and loved some results I was seeing – but I wanted to have the ability to create those things myself rather than having to buy them all the time.
Now, here I am at the ripe old age of 70 and I still have a voracious appetite to learn how to do things with digital art and especially scrapbooking, but now, sadly, my pocketbook isn’t as full as it once was when I was working all the time. Now, I want to learn how to create images other people want to buy from me so I can make some extra income. To take more classes, to learn these things is in alignment with my primary goal. I have PSCS6 and PSE2020 along with Corel Paint Shop Pro 2021 and I can use them all almost equally well but am still working on some things so, being able to get one of the classes free would be wonderful!
Okay, that’s all I got now…thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest!
I started looking into digital scrapbooking because of arthritis in my hands in 2008 as it was making it more and more difficult to do the traditional scrapbooking I had been doing. As of 2009 I have been fully digital.
Molly A McCulley
I have been a digital scrapper for 20 years I love all the classes. I love learning new things in photoshop
I began digital scrapbooking in January 2021. I started because I now live a transient lifestyle and wanted to continue scrapbooking our travels. It is great because I am learning so many new skills and I also now have my scrapbook pages in the cloud so can look at them whenever I want. I now just under 10 years behind in my scrapbooking!
Irene van Loon
I liked the idea of not having all the papers and stickers all over the dining room table. Once I bought PSE with Linda’s tutorial CD, I never looked back. I love scrapbooking my family and my trips.
I became interested in digital scrapping when I got PSE and a copy of Linda Sattgast’s learning PSE. I have been scrapping ever since Linda started Scrappers Guide. My scrapping hasn’t been so much since the grandkids grew up. I have been trying to work on the heritage photos and organizing the old photos. But still find time to make some pages of all the Roadside America photos, National Parks, birds, snakes, animals, insects, and anything else that captures my fancy.
I was so excited to learn about digital scrapbooking from Linda Sattgast in 2007. I had tried cut and paste scrapbooking and didn’t really enjoy it. When I found out about Scrappers Guide, I was thrilled to gain so much information on how to make interesting scrapbook pages and how to use my photos creatively. It has been a wonderful journey.
My mother and sister created paper based scrapbooks and I loved the way they looked. However, I didn’t like the idea of going to various stores to purchase items and then selecting and sometimes cutting items to create the pages. Then, storing all of the supplies that are left over.
Early last year I saw an advertisement for a Digital Scrapbooking organization. I attended the introductory meeting and joined the organization. I love it but still have quite a bit to learn. Thank you for the sales on your classes and the opportunity to win a class!
I’m just beginning to learn digital scraping. I’ve seen lots of beautiful pages and wanted to learn so I can put my photos in a scrapper page. So much to learn.
This year I have a new great grand daughter to scrap about. I so enjoy using pictures of her to make my pages. She is such a joy. Learning photoshop elements has been a real challenge for this 78 year old, but I just keep trying. Thanks for all your help.
I became interested in digital scrapbooking seeing some layouts searching for scrapbooking layouts. Not sure I even knew what digital scrapbooking was but OMG, what I saw made me NEED to know…how did they do that?!!! Blending photos into the BG was something I HAD to learn how to do!! So, bought PSE 5 in 2008 or something like that and was 100% hooked!!
Ohhhh, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! If it wasn’t for Linda’s tutorials on CD I probably would have thrown PSE 5 out the window!! LOL
I’ve only been digital scrapbooking for a little over a year. I started because I loved all of the kits and you can reuse kits over and over again and make a page look completely different from previous ones.
I’ve been digital scrapbooking for 8 years. I was papercrafting for about 10 years before that. How I got into digi was a happy accident. I was google where to find/buy acid-free paper and saw an image of a paper texture I linked. I clicked on the link and expected to see details for shipping but it was a digital product. I was stunned at how realistic it was. I purchased it straight away and then printed a copy of it at home. After that I went in search of more realistic-looking resources and found a tonne of free ones that I could print and use. This led me to a vibrant digi community where I was introduced to different softwares and tutorials on how to use the resources on computer and not have to print. I’ve never looked back. 🙂
It’s been at least 10 years if not more when I found out about digital scrapbooking. I enjoy both digital and traditional scrapbooking but digital has so many more ways to be creative.
I’ve been a traditional scrapper since 1997 when I got involved with Creative Memories.
I still scrapbook traditionally, but love the multiple options of digital scrapbooking, as it makes it easier to share my final albums.
I’ve created three digital books since I first started in 2008 and need to create one before the end of this year – I get side-tracked with family ancestor research, art work and life.
I have been “collecting” digital scrapbook kits since 2006 when I first found Websites that allowed me to purchase and just recently switched computers and found that I still have at least 2,000 kits to unzip!
It is definitely time to get back into this wonderful world of creation and to share my family memories.
I am a longtime photographer turned graphic artist – scrapbooking was a natural fit
Started with real scrapbooking – then digital showed up
Been doing it for about 20 years or so
I received a copy of Photoshop 2 as a gift. That gift started me editing pictures. Then in the late 90’s I attempted to make something like a movie poster (that was so awful, so glad there is a delete button!!) That got me started with adding to my pictures. I had never paper scrapped, but doing it digitally was wonderful, the undo command is wonderful. Then when layers came about it really made such a difference. In the early 2000’s I started doing a calendar for my family as a Christmas gift, so my scrapbooking really started rolling. Love the classes with Digital Scraper, you teach the “how” to do things, not one persons individual sty le, love it!! Your classes are great, they teach the concepts, and I can take it from there!!
I began using PSE to try layouts for my scrapbooking. I would move things around, resize and then when I liked my creation, I would print each layer (didn’t know that term at the time) and then paste it to a page in a paper scrapbook. Being much fonder of computers than paper, I looked around and discovered Digital Scrappers where I learned to do it all digitally. That was probably in the early 2000’s
I became interested in digital scrapbooking in 2007. I was looking to make a special photo album for my son. I loved the idea of doing it using the computer and the amount of possibilities it allows to develop creativity.
I first became interested in digital scrapbooking around the year 2000 when trying to find interesting ways of presenting family history. I had a subscription to Scrappers Guide since its inception! You could say I am an old hand in more senses than one.
I became interested in digital scrapbooking at the same time as digital photography. I loved how I could use traditional tools without the mess or storage. I’ve been a digital scrapbooker since 2006!
I went to school for graphic design. I did paper scrapbooking for many years, but then came across Linda and her premier issues. I was hooked. I have been digital scrapbooking since the beginning of Scrappers guide and been loving it ever since. I don’t always have time to scrap, but it is something that will never go away.
When my kids were young I had no interest in scrapbooking. One day I discovered a paper die cutter at the store and saw all the cute dies that could be used with it. This started my interest in card making and then scrapbooking. For some reason around 2009 I purchased PSE7 and that’s what got me started on the digital journey. Once I discovered how much quicker it was to create digital pages, I never went back to paper. I soon became interested in designing my own papers and elements as well. I love learning new things and enjoy taking your classes!
What I love about digital scrapbooking… in one word – UNDO. I can not even count the number of hours I would have a paper scrapbooking layout sit out and contemplate should I use this paper or that, should I order a larger (or smaller) size print of this photo? Should I cut this element, photo, paper… all so stressful in wanting to get it right. With digital scrapbooking I can try all these things and if I don’t like it…. I always have the UNDO button.
I have been digital scrapbooking since 2003.
I was a paper scrapper until I saw Linda doing videos for PSE with Costco. So I bought the software and followed along and was hooked. thats how I got started in digital scrapbooking. I’ve been scrapbooking since about 2014.
I got into digital scrapbooking after my daughter had completed several paper scrapbooking albums. The cutting and pasting looked like way too much work for me but I really liked the idea of documenting life. That is when I started reading Linda’s Scrapper’s Guide newsletters in 2005 and the rest is history.
Cathy L Lamb
I became interested in digital photo editing at work as a school photographer. We would do some minor repairs on group photos. I started on the early Photoshop programs. I found the PSE some years later and started to fix my own photos. When I found out that I could do scrap pages and manipulate the photos for size and placement I was hooked.
I have used DS since 2014 for page ideas, ways to use my program and to make wonderful pages. I don’t always get the classes I would like to have when they come out, but glad they are around when I can get them. Keep up the good work and the free videos and tips, my scrapbooks thank you!!!
I was a paper scrapper for many years. I started to notice all the amazing things that could be done digitally, and switched over about 2005. I have taken almost all the classes, and enjoy learning new things.
I’ve only started 2 years ago. Since I have 2 kids, I have lots of photos and no time to scrapbook at all… So I wanted to make digital albums instead. But then I saw that the possibilities of layouts were boring and always the same. Then I got the idea of make the combination for scrapbooking and digital albums! This would be great ☺️ So I looked on internet and found digital scrapper! Perfectly, just what I needed! But I still have a lot to learn… I already bought some classes here but I keeps difficult. I know nobody who also do this and that I can meet irl. Here in Belgium there are not a lot of people who do this, I think. But I’m very happy with all the help I get from you all 👍 Winning a class would be great, so 🤞 thx a lot and keep going 😘
I became interested in digital scrapbooking when my grandson was born in 2007 and I retired the next year. I tried to figure out PSE7 and realized very quickly I needed help! Digital Scrapper has been my “professor” and go-to guide for everything I know about PSE and digital scrapbooking! I love, love, love all the classes and especially the ability to download all the tutorials and classes and have them available on my PC whenever I need a refresher, which is very often! Plus, the support that is always available is the best customer service on the planet! Thanks for all you do! I look forward to continuing to learn! I am disappointed not to be able to get PSE 2021 because my 6-year-old computer doesn’t have the processing required. I’ll continue on with PSE 2018 for now.
Linda L Holden
I became interested around 2010 when I was trying to use Photoshop elements on my computer. I found Scrapper’s Guide and joined Premier in 2011. I’ve learned so much but have much yet to learn. Thanks for all the great classes.
Hi, I was introduced to paper scraping by a friend in Georgia in 2002, but only made a few pages, spent a fortune on all the supplies/embellishments/papers and equipment….still have lots unused. Then around 2004 went to a Scrapbooking Expo in Salt Lake City and took a class from the DigitalScrapbookTeacher, and another for Memory Mixer software. In 2007 purchased Photoshop Elements from COSTCO which contained Linda Sattgast’s Scrapbooking DVD. One would think that I would be proficient by now, but despite all my good intentions I am very much still a beginner because I’ve actually only created three pages in all those years…….but, the intentions are still there.
I have been a digital scrapper for 8 years now. I believe my first exposure to digital scrap was thru an online group that had classes. The owner was adding more teachers to her group and I discovered Karen Schulz of Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen. I have been following Karen ever since.
I found out about the digital scrapbooking world back in 2006 when I bought PSE4. I started doing searches and kept going from there. My next BIG find was Scrapper’s Guide with Linda Sattgast. I registered there and then and have been a member ever since. I bought many of Linda’s classes and must say that 90% of my PSE, and now PS, skills have come from Linda and Jen and the other wonderful instructors. Thanks for the opportunity to win a class.
Renee… YOU are the randomly chosen winner of the FREE class! I’ll be emailing you soon. Congratulations!
We spent many years living overseas. It hit me hard when my kids left the “nest” and went to school so very far away. On one summer visit, my son saw me looking over various “scrap sites” and encouraged me to jump in. He was sure I could do it and knew I had pictures from our time in Africa that were so precious to me. I knew little about it, but that Christmas I was gifted with my first Photoshop Elements. That was 2000; and the rest is history.
I started in 2007 first taking lessons to learn my dslr which led me to learning PSE with Jessica Sprague. I was hooked and transitioned from traditional paper scrapping. I’m now using PS to create my scrapbooks and have even shared my passions with student clubs.
I started with Digital Scrapper and scrapping about 16/17+ years ago and have loved it ever since. It even got me into photography more and have since bought a DSLR which is another whole avenue of expression. I learned almost all I know about PS from DS. Thank you!! PatriciaD
I’ve been digital scrapping about 3 years – I love computers and I just love what can be done with scrapbooks on the computer. I have learned so much from Digital Scrapper and even though my layouts aren’t as good as so many other people I just love what I produce!
For me digital scrapbooking was a natural progression from being interested in photography and art. I started with my first 35mm film camera, a graduation gift from my then boyfriend now husband. When I got my first DSLR camera the digital bug hit me, I learned the camera, found Photoshop and discovered digital scrapbooking. I love that I can combine my photo’s with my art. I use my own artwork along with digital kits in my scrapbooks. I love that there is always more to learn.
I started with PsE 3 many years ago. I joined Ds to learn to combine my photos and text in order to make a bòk for my mom. Along the way I learned so much and tried many projects that I learned here. This yeR I finally published the book of my mom’s stories and photos. I made sure to include DSin the credits
Paper scrapbooking has been a part of my life since my kids were babies, my oldest turned 40 this year. About 16-17 years ago, a friend of mine suggested that I try digital scrapbooking, saying that once I tried it I would likely not go back to paper scrapbooking. She was right!
I loved the idea of a computer when I first got one at work! remember when there were one or two new websites A DAY? Then my husband bought me the first Mac Mini to work on my photos. I got one of the early Mac versions of PS , Photoshop 4. I cried trying to teach myself before there were many tutorials at all on line. I eventually switched to PSE – and thank you Linda Sattgast for that software & accompanying guides which I got at Costco! by 2008 I had seen others making ‘layouts’ and jumped into Digital Scrapbooking. I never wanted to try paper scrapping with the cutting, the glue and without my beloved CMD-Z. I love the ability to do clean and simple pages, artsy ones etc. This year I am doing a TN Project Life and it’s been fun working with the 4×8 size. Challenging too! One of the things I also really love is that there is always something new to learn! and it’s usually an easier, quicker way. At 77, my eyes are not as good as they once were so actions can do the work for me. I found a hobby I totally love and will continue as long as I can! ❤️
I started paper scrapping in 1996, and moving to digital scrapping was a natural evolution as my scrapbooking and photography evolved more around digital formats that I was constantly turning into paper things to work with. Once I discovered PSE in 2004 there was no turning back for me.
I love to take photos and that’s what got me interested in Photoshop and then, to digital scrapping. I enjoy the creative outlet that digital scrapbooking provides. I don’t remember when I started by it’s been quite a while and love it! The best thing is I can learn something new every day!
I made my first scrapbook at 12 years of age and kept going into adulthood, using papers and materials I imported from the US as there was no such thing as scrapbooking anywhere near me so supplies were unavailable here (Western Australia). Once scrapbooking stores opened up here and I learnt about the need for Acid Free products, a whole new world opened up for me. The only problem was the mess!
By that time I had young children and I scrapped at the dining table so the mess and packing up became the largest part of my scrapping.
Once I owned a digital camera I knew there had to be an easier way so I searched the internet once I also had a computer, and nearly drove myself insane trying to learn Photoshop, I think it was PS4 at the time. I also soaked up all the tutorials I could find on US TV channels.
There, in 2006 I watched a Linda Sattgast interview and knew my sanity was saved! That began my true digital experience and learning process! Digital Scrapper (Scrappers Guide) has been my ‘always-go-to place’ for help, information and encouragement. With her Premier programme I never had to go anywhere else for everything I needed.
I got into digital scrapbooking 12 years ago,
I have found it to be a way to learn a program and enjoy how to create some beautiful projects of my children, great G children and my G G Grand children.
I also find that if I forget something I can go back and re-learn all over again or use it as a refresher.
About 10 years ago I retired, downsized, and moved from the west coast to the east coast all in 2months. For as long as I can remember I had a kraft room in my home. When we sold our house and mover across Canada we rented an apartment that allowed us more free time and fewer household obligations so we could travel more but I lost my kraft room in the process 🙁
So out of frustration from having to kraft on the kitchen table I turned to digital scrapbooking which I had heard of but knew nothing about…..turns out it was the answer to all my problems and I have never looked back. I like to work with glitter and glue so I haul it all out every time my grandson comes for a visit 🙂
PS: I bought my first digital camera just before we moved and I just happened to buy Photoshop Elements so I could catalog and edit all those photos that were already starting to add up.
I have been digital scrapping for just over 10 years now, and I would still consider myself an intermediate scrapper. I am still learning and very much appreciate all the wonderful tutorials that the Digi community share with us and all the classes that are offered to help us along the way.
I got started in digital scrapbooking because I liked the look of digital alphabets that I couldn’t get from paper alphas. And the idea of no mess, no pulling out my stash and having to put it away when I was done because I couldn’t leave it out. Of not having to buy 2 of everything since I duplicated layouts for my 2 girls. I really got started digitally in 2012 – now I just need someone to buy all of my non-digital supplies.
I was introduced to digital scrapbooking back when Stampin’ Up put out their My Digital Studio software. Have been doing it ever since then. I don’t really know how long that was, but definitely a long time and I love it!
A friend got me interested in digital scrapping around 2006 or 2007. Photoshop Elements was very new to me. I think I bought PSE6 in 2007 and have been upgrading since then. 🙂 I joined Digital Scrapper I think 2009ish and looking forward to many more years of digital scrapbooking with Digital Scrapper!
My love of photos brought me to digital scrapbooking. I’d’ played with PSE for years, but finally learned to use it to scrapbook. My main project each year is an annual book for my son’s family. It brings me so much joy, and I spend most of the year working on it.
I paper scrapped for years and always struggled to find paper and supplies where I live. So digital scrapping supplied the need. Still love paper scrapping because I like the tactile aspect, but for the last 15 years digital scrap booking has supplied a creative outlet.
I wanted the perfect gift for my father’s 80th Birthday, so I created all my pages in Photoshop Elements and uploaded them to Shutterfly. My father was so touched by the album which started with him and my mother’s marriage, my brother and sister at different stages of growing up, and finally our marriages and children. He said that was the best present and will cherish it always. That started my love for scrapbooking.
I’ve been creating albums for 16 years. I also enjoy making all my birthday and other occasion cards with personalized layouts with pictures.
I had made a few paper scrapbooks of trips, and then when I had my first digital camera, I was lucky and found Digital Scrapper when Linda Sattgast was teaching. I think I searched to learn more about digital scrapping. I wasn’t even sure what I was looking for a way back then, but I’ve been with DS since about 2006.
Before digital scrapbooking was a “thing,” I was a crafter who had managed to resist the siren call of paper scrapbooking because of the additional expense and supplies (and mess). But I was obsessed with the photos from our special times, and as a less than stellar photographer I found myself drawn more and more into Photoshop. Eventually that led me to digital scrapbooking. I’ve been digital since about 2003 and, I think, part of the Digital Scrapper family since 2014 ish. Maybe a bit earlier. I’ve learned more in this community than in all my other scrapbooking/photo editing venues combined.
I’ve been with Digital Scrapper since 2007 and have learned tons. Have any number of layouts from Premier. Miss that.
I’ve been following DS for about 10 years (?) from when Linda sent out free tutorials! I have been creating photo journals on an annual basis starting in 2009, and the tricks and tutorials have been a big help. I like nice clean pages with photos of events throughout a given year, so a lot of the techniques that I see on your site are too fussy for my projects. However, I am sure I would benefit from a free class if offered! Thank you
I became interested in digital scrapbooking as soon as I discovered it was available! I didn’t have to have room to spread out my supplies and have to clean them up after every work session. I could also use digital photos and crop them how I wanted instead of needing to print them. I could also use a photo in multiple projects without making multiple prints. I can also print multiple pages or books and only need to design it once. I haven’t looked back since!
I started digital scrapping many years ago, can’t remember the exact year. I was very interested in computers and once I discovered digital I never looked back. I hated cutting pictures to fit on paper pages so I adapted easily to digital. I found Scrappers Guide many years ago and I have learned so much from you guys.
I started using Digital Scrapper somewhere around 14 years ago. I have loved the classes I have taken over these 14 years, as well as your informative newsletter. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your talents with us all. Blessings.
I started digitally scrapping in 2004. At the time it was pretty much drag and drop on pre-made pages. They are called quick pages now. The biggest draw for me was the convenience of digital scrapping versus traditional paper scrapping. I loved that I could sit down for a few minutes or hours without having to pull out tons of items. The “clean up” was awesome too compared to traditional! LOL
I have been digital scrapbooking since at least 2014 when I found I could change things digitally without waste. I have also started dabbling with digital art but still make books for my family especially my granddaughters. Thank you for the opportunity to win a class.
I have been enjoying this site and newsletter since it was scrapper’s guide. I moved to the digital format to try and minimize how much stuff I had in my house. I’m not sure decluttering worked, but I have lived scrapping digitally. Just wish I had more time!
I’ve been digital scrapbooking since about 2006 or so. I began downloading tutorials from up and coming sites, but when I came across Scrapper’s Guide, which is now Digital Scrapper, I discovered the jackpot of all my searches. I was immediately hooked on it. Digital Scrapbooking brings out a lot of my creativity, and I really have always loved learning new things. I can always count on learning something new belonging to this community. I love sharing the layouts that I have created with my family and friends and do enjoy the compliments on them as well. The hard part is choosing the photos and supplies because I have so many memories to scrap and way too many digital supplies.
I got started in digital scrapbooking when I won a scrapbooking program.
I have been scrapbooking since 2012. I love digital scrapbooking.
I had retired in from Education in 2009 and the need to continue learning was still with me! In 2010 I found Linda Sattgast on a CD with I purchased Elements and the rest is history! Scappers Guide and Digital Scrapper are amazing with the classes and lessons they have and provide for others!!
You all have done fantastic lessons for so many!! Thank you!!
I’ve been a traditional scrapbooker for YEARS–really, since I was a tween! But those were the years of traditional film photography. Now that we’ve moved on to the digital photos, I finally realized it would make sense to make digital scrapbooks. I’ve only been doing digital scrapbooking for a little over a year and I LOVE it! I just discovered Digital Scrapper a few months ago and have learned so much from this community of digital scrapbookers!
Years ago, my friend Joan kept talking about scrapbooking on the computer. I wasn’t really interested because I was sharpening my Word skills and trying to become more proficient in Microsoft Office. But Joan is persistent. She wouldn’t give up talking to me about scrapbooking on the computer. [She was actually annoying.] I gave in and enrolled with her in my first Digital Scrapbook class.
I was hooked!!! I was fascinated at the ability to improve my digital photos and show them off in wonderful ways that I had never considered. Scrapbooking without all the fuss and mess to clean up afterwards.
I actually taught classes at our community college and have loved Digital Scrapbook for at least 15 years.
How can I repay Joan for guiding me in this direction? Not possible!
Reading through everyone’s comments here is amazing, how we each came to this wonderful place to learn. I’ve done digital 16 years because the computer I got came with a free Adobe Elements. I was so excited what I could do at the time of making an old photo better and put it on a page I didn’t have to GLUE!! Digital Scrapper has been a blessing and hope I never stop learning. Also the blessing of sharing it with so many wonderful kind people in the groups.
Thanks so much for all your delightful classes.
I started with Scrappers Guide and have never quit. Digital Scrapbooking has been the best hobby I ever had
I made a living as a computer programmer so digital scrapbooking seemed natural, you might say. It’s so much easier to add to, update and store a digital scrapbook. I’ve been a digital scrapbooker for about 20 years.
I’ve been making family wall calendars for several years using family photos on each page. I wanted to add special items to the pages and I discovered digital scrap booking sites which opened up a new area of interest. I also make all my greeting cards and have started using clusters, elements, etc. to the cards. I am just learning what I can do and am anxious to learn more that I can do with what I have.E
I got interested in digital scrapping about 20 years ago when I was asked to design some invitations and posters. I searched the internet for classes on how to create invitations and discovered DigitalScrapper. The classes here have been amazing and I’ve learned so much on this journey, plus it is FUN to grow and create! Thank you DigitalScrapper for providing such awesome classes and training!
I started buying supplies for scrapbook 16 years ago to scrapbook our first son. Very little has been completed because I was never satisfied with my results with limited supplies. In 2020 I started collecting free digital designs and used them in the Silhouette Cameo design space but it was too limited. I bought PS 2021 and am using it often to create pages but I still have a huge learning curve. Thanks for this opportunity 🙂
I was a paper and scissors scrapbooker. I discovered the internet had great ideas. Then started noticing the digital pages. My curiosity took over and forced me to have to learn the basics of Photoshop. I ran into your website. A subject so intimidating was made simple due to your free beginners class! I have been learning and playing in my spare time for about 3 years now? Memory issues create the need for cheat sheets and video classes. Digital scrapper is a great source for every kind of class! I thank all of you for your knowledge, time, and generosity, in helping people like me!
I started using Digital Scrapper over 12 years ago. I love the classes and the newsletter and have learned so much from you.
I love making cards and digital scrspbook pages, but mainly I’ve loved learning how to use photoshp. It has been so fun to learn new skills.
I’ve been scrapping digitally for about 10 years. I was drawn in by all the gorgeous papers and elements—my computer’s drive has a lot more storage for scrapping papers and other stuff than my crafts room does! And it’s been fun learning new skills and techniques through Digital Scrapper’s huge variety of amazing classes.
I have been loving “Digital Scrapper” since 2009! I bought a new computer with Photoshop Elements on it and was so excited. But there were no instructions on how to use it. Searching online I found Digital Scrapper had a DVD that I could purchase and I have been going strong ever since. I use what I have learned for so much more than digital scrapbooking. My knowledge has increased and it is just like Christmas when a new class is offered. Thanks Digital Scrapper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am brand new to digital scrapbooking- I can’t wait to get started.
Love digital scrapbooking and digital Scrapper has the best classes on the web. Although I have been digiscrapping since 2001 there is so much new to learn. I too have been following since the beginning with Linda Sattgast and save all the tutorials.
I so love digital scrapbooking for its versatility in allowing me to be creative without all the constraints of paper. I transitioned to it in 2016 after being a paper scrapper and collector for 6 years. I do love exploring classes, blogs, newsletters, and layouts without piling up ‘stuff’ in my living space. It’s all nice and neat in my little icon folders. I have created so many more pages than I ever would have been able to with paper.
Courtrena "Corki" Gillespie
I’m a beginner. I’ve only been doing digital scrapbooking for about a year. I’ve been reading about it and watching classes for about 3 years. I first got interested when I found several boxes and a suitcase full of family photos. Plus I have many photos that I have taken in my life. I was and I am still a bit overwhelmed by all of the photos. I am the oldest generation still here now but have photos from my great grandparents. Wish I had found all these photos when my parents and some of the older generation were still around to help identify the people in them. I have many of your classes and I’m getting through them slowly. Love them!
First became interested in digital scrapbooking in 2006 after a trip to Hawaii. Purchased PSE 5 that had an ad for Scrappers Guide and began following this site. The rest is history. This has been my go-to site for15 years. My zeal is for digital art such as greeting cards, creating slide presentations for our church announcements and various printed projects for our church. Classes on page design, fonts, etc. have made that all possible. Thanks for being there for me.
I had to look at when I first signed up for Digital Scrapper email subscription and it was in the fall of 2016. The draw was to expand my photography output to include unique digital representation. This led me down the path to blend photography with digital artistry techniques and the journey is still in progress. I recently took up watercolor painting and hope to blend that medium into the mix as well. Along the way digital scrapper classes have boosted my skills in the use of photoshop elements which has allowed me to express the digital artistry style that takes me to my happy place.
I have been a paper scrapper for 30 plus years. But I was feeling “burdened” by finding a place to store all the scrapbooks, and all the paper and embellishments. So about 4 years ago I decided to try my hand at digital scrapbooking and I have never looked back. I love the freedom of taking my scrapbooking wherever I go and I can scrap even if I only have a few minutes!
I first got intersted when my grandkids were born and I started making paperbooks and then discovered digital I have been doing digital for about 17 years.
I got interested in digital scrapping after seeing a layout I loved on a website and inquired of the creator as to what products she used. She told me it was digital, gave me some sites where I could get freebies and challenged me to create at least one digital layout. I’m not sure what year that was but it was pre-2010 so I have been scrapping digitally for at least 11 or 12 years and have never looked back.
There’s still lots for me to learn and I love your classes.
I switched from paper scrapping to digital about 13 years ago. I like the huge flexibility of digital scrapping and I have loved learning Photoshop in the process too!
I started digital scrapbooking about 15 years ago. It has been a wonderful way to record things that happen in our family. Love the courses here!
I have been digital scrapbooking for about 20 years. I started digital scrapbooking to showcase all the digital pictures I take during the year. My family has gotten used to personized birthday cards, Christmas cards and the yearly calendar. I love taking classes and applying those skills in my projects. Thank you for all your inspiration!
The lack of mess and ability to do it anywhere are the main reasons I was drawn to digital scrapbooking. The thing that I didn’t know I was going to love was how easy it is to get just the right thing(paper, embellishment, etc) because I can always change it to just the right color!
I started paper scrapbooking in 1991, started falling in digital about 2005. It took about 12 years, but I’m all digital now!
I became interested in digital scrapbooking after my first grandchild was born. I wanted to create a photo book for all the close relatives who lived far away and could not visit. There was a digital scrapbooking club where I lived; they used dedicated software which had no photo editing capabilities. Several years later I realized I wanted more and discovered Photoshop Elements 9. Then I found Digital Scrapper (then Scrapper’s Guide)- without doubt the best of all the teaching sites! So I’ve been a digital scrapper for about 14 years and with Digital Scrapper for, I think, about 10 or 11 years.
I was doing paper scrapbooking, but once I got a digital camera, I got into digital scrapbooking. Being a computer programmer, it was not a big switch. I loved not carrying around bags and bags of supplies. I learned with Scrapper’s Guide…. for however, long that has been.
I got into digital scrapbooking because I didn’t want the mess from paper scrapbooking. I have been digitally scrapbooking for about 10 years.
I’ve been doing digital scrapbooking for about 10 years now. I loved (and still do) the idea of being able to create an awesome page with great digital goodies and then the only clean up involved was/is shutting down my laptop.
I used to make physical scrapbooks and cards. I started running out of room to keep those big fat books. I then decided to go digital and discovered a whole new world. I used PSE at the beginning starting with PSE6 and took a couple of in person classes. I kept Element until about a year ago when I decided to take the Photoshop plunge. I love learning all the possibilities and new things ion Photoshop. I have also done some more advanced photo editing of my MANY photos. I really have liked Jenifer’s advanced photo editing class.
I have been scrapping for about 20 years .I started out with paper scrapbooking then went into digital about five years later and I still haven’t quite got the hang of it. LOL thank goodness for your classes. I do like doing both for cards and other crafts
I started paper scrapbooking about 16 years ago. Soon after that I started seeing information about hybrid scrapping and digital scrapping. Finally I got up enough nerve to check it out. Pretty overwhelming at first but thanks to Digital Scrapper, I was soon on my way. I think I have taken almost every class you have offered. I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled across Linda Sattgast, but thank heavens I did. All the instructors are wonderful. Thanks Jen for continuing the high quality website and classes. I do a scrapbook for my 10 year old grandson every year for his birthday, He recently told me that was his favorite birthday present every year! Sure made my day!
I’m a physical scrapbooker and an (amateur) photographer, so digital scrapbooking seemed like a natural extension for me. I think I stumbled on it when looking for help with PSE. Now I’ve been digitally scrapbooking seriously for about 7 years and love every minute. I haven’t given up the physical world, and now I even do hybrid scrapbooking! Your classes help me with everything: photos, physical and digital scrapbooking. I’ve been working through the Selections class, and I can’t believe how much I’ve learned…things I struggled to do I now know there is an easy way. Yay! Now all I have to do is remember it all.
I love making cards and dressing up the plain envelope. So, I just started experimenting…..starting with MS Publisher (oh!, so many years ago)! I graduated to PSE and PS after that.
I started scrap booking 22 years ago after the birth of my fist child. I switched to digital about 17 years ago. It was less messy and easier to do. I’ve been along for most of your 18 year ride. Digital Scrapper has made a big difference in my scrapbooks!
I was not interested in scrapbooking. After my husband bought me a digital camera and I played around for a few years, I began looking online for directions to help me edit those photos. About 2005, I found Linda Sattgast, Scrapper’s Guide and Adobe Elements. Have been a fan ever since and have made many books – yearbooks, travel, kids and more. Have moved on to Adobe Photography subscription and am still learning. Love all the classes and I think Jen White and her crew are doing a fantastic job!
It’s probably been about five years since I started dabbling with digital scrapbooking but only recently have been trying to really learn more about it. I’m a slow learner but hope I’m getting there! I always enjoy seeing so many of the beautiful pages that others have made and it gives me inspiration. Maybe one day I can create something as pretty!
Can’t remember how or what got me started. I just love learning and relearning what I forgot about in digital scrapbooking. Don’t have to worry about storing all that paper anymore. LOL
I have been digital scrapbooking for 16 years and love it as you can now scrap on the go with your electronic devices, no longer just limited to using a Laptop or Desktop. I love that it is mobile and you can go back and make changes if there is new ways of doing things or new stach. I can also save and print or add them to my digital photo frame.
I actually found it by “accident” when googling something else entirely (I can’t remember what it was now!) Being legally blind, I haven’t been able to traditionally scrapbook anymore, so i was delighted to find this! I’ve been digitally scrapping since 2006.
I was a paper scrapper 25 years ago (estimate). I first became interested in digital scrapbooking 20 or so years ago. I liked the fact that you could “shop” for exactly the right supply any time day or night. I liked the fact that it didn’t require taking things out or putting them away beyond a computer. Now that I’m retired I “scrap” at least a layout a day on average. Most pages are for my grandchildren.
I got interested in digital scrapbooking when we lived with our friends during the time we were building our house in 2011/2012. I had started regular scrapbooking prior to this. This is about my 10th year of digi scrapping and I have learned so much over that time, and continue to learn techniques that just take my pages to another level each time.
Started digi scrapbooking probably around 15 years ago when I decided I wanted to do more with PaintshopPro, and then PSE. I was intrigued by what could be created by the software, and how I could make my photos look!
I got started scrapbooking 22 years ago when my first child was born, but didn’t start digital scrapbooking until about 5 years later when I got a digital camera. I loved that I could change things without ruining paper I’d already cut, that it didn’t take up any space to store, and that there was so much out there.
My first experience with digital scrapping was in 2010 when I made a book on my dad’s life and published using a popular online company. I enjoyed it so much, I did one for my mom as well. These are treasured items in my family (not because of the quality of my scrapping, but because of the information in these books!) I have not been able to do as much as I would like due to illness but, when I can, it is so fulfilling.
I got interested in digital scrapping to save money on being able to not have to throw away my mistakes! Digital is so much easier to change your mind and replace things. I have been doing this since 2008 and love it.
I started in 2009, had been paper scrapping for a while then started in earnest when my grandchildren came along. I still have a room full of paper supplies, but digital is so much faster and easier and there are no limits!
I have been scrapbooking for about 25 years with a few years off because of life!
I turned to digital so I can do scrapbooking anywhere without carting a bunch of stuff!
I am an empty nester now so when I go on trips with my husband I can easily bring my computer and do things in my down time!
I am so thankful I found your website, it has made the transition to digital scrapbooking easier.
Everything I need to learn is in one place!
I don’t really remember the exact year I started scrapping digitally. I can identify some of my early pages as from 2006. I started out paper scrapping but found that to be way to messy. Since I used PhotoShop at work I tried digital & never looked back. I have learned so much from the classes that I have taken at Digital Scrapper and I especially appreciate that you include PhotoShop & not just Elements.
About 30 years ago I started paper scrapbooking. I loved it, but found the time I had to commit to setting up my workspace and putting it all away when I finished, or driving to a crop station was too time consuming. I had heard about digital scrapbooking but was somewhat intimidated by learning a computer program and the cost investment. I finally made the switch about 20 years ago and haven’t looked back. It’s been a wonderful journey of learning new things, being creative and making a lot of new connections. My only regret is that it took me so long to find the Digital Scrapper community. I just joined this community about 3 year ago and I feel like it’s been like starting digital scrapping all over again! This site, the teachers and community are amazing! Thank you!
I became interested in digital scrapbooking when I realized paper scrapping can take over your house! I was intrigued by Photoshop Elements and the endless possibilities.
I’ve been a digital scrapper for a few years probably about 6, and love it, it first started when I got a new DSLR camera which I love and wanted to do something with all the photos I have taken, Grandchildren, flowers, animals and landscapes. Before covid when my husband retired we were travelling and I took lots of photos of our holidays and thought what would be nice is to leave a memory of them all behind for our family and future generations so decided to scrapbook them. Its good to look back from when I first started and now to see the difference in my pages, I think I have improved and have learnt so much from the classes here, thanks so much.
I have been digital scrapping for 20 years. Before that i tried to do Art Journal scrapping. But for that collected so much stuff . My house is small but i did not have space for more stuff. I loved always to make profile pictures. I used to use another HML in my software company i used to work. I made Art Journal using Diaries.
Then I saw this lady from Australia showed in her ad how she started. She almost went over most of how to get started. That is how I learnt Digital Scrapping!
I started paper scrapping in 2008, loved it but what a mess! I was told about digital scrapping not long after and given PSE 6. I took my time, learned the program and haven’t looked back. I love the creativity I can express through digital scrapping and how when I am working on a layout I get so absorbed it “takes me away” from the rest of life. I can sit for hours and not even know time has passed. I also love that it’s all contained on my laptop – no mess!
I started making signature tags and kept advancing from there. I have been doing digital scrapbooking since 2000.
I got into digital scrapbooking when I bought my DSLR camera and started taking photos. I tried paper scrapbooking, but that did not do it for me. I have been scrapping for about 5 years. Now that I am on pension and I catching up on all the past years.
Thanks for your super course. I have purchased almost all of them, They are simple and easy to follow.
I started three years ago. We are full-time rvers and couldn’t do traditional scrapbooking on the road. A fellow camper suggested digital. I had never heard of it before. So glad she did!! I can now do my passion on the road. Thank you so much for all your classes, I am learning so much!!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
I have been a digital scrapbooker for about 4 years now, I still consider myself in the beginning/intermediate stages, I mostly use products that are basically finished that I can just add/clip my pictures to and add a few minor touches. I would love to learn more so I can create my own designs. Working with the different layers and elements is sometimes challenging and the majority of the masks are just not quite right for my photos at the time. I would love to be able to tweak the masks to suit but do not know how. I took several of your classes and have loved them, to be able to win a free one would be great, my learning curve since I am 70 now, is just not the same as when I was 50, lol. Classes are great because I can go over and over until I get it. Thank-you for this opportunity
Being interested in ‘computers’ and feeling a need to do ‘something’ with our photosgot me interested in digital scrapbooking. I’m a digital scrapbooker since the beginning of Scrappers Guide, around 20 years now and I still love it.