Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Why Digital Scrapbook?

Back again to discuss Digital Scrapbooking Inside and Out. Today I will talk about the Pros and Cons of Digital Scrapbooking.
  • No supplies to move around and clean up.
  • No storage space needed (Well, besides disk space).
  • One piece of background paper can be used thousands of times.
  • You can change the colors of the papers and elements to suite your needs.
  • You can print one page several times. No redoing the entire thing.
  • No alphabet sheets with that a , b or r missing just when you needed it to make your title.
  • Great freebies all over the web.
  • Easy to turn your digital layouts into a printed book that actually fits on a shelf in your home.
  • No bulky pages from all of those adorable elements.
  • Undo is your best friend. No more ruined layouts from journaling mistakes or bad sticker placement.
  • Photos don't all have to be a standard printed size IE. 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10. You get to choose the size and how many will fit on your page.
  • Lining things up is super easy.
  • No adhesive necessary.
  • Everything is archival safe--No Worries!
  • Some (like me) miss the cut and past and working with hands.
  • Being in front of the computer. Especially if you work in front of one.
  • Already printed pictures will need to be scanned or digitally archived.
  • There is a learning curve.
  • Intimidating for some.
There are so many more Pros to Digital Scrapbooking. I know I had a hard time making the switch--but once I did there was no turning back.
I have a short story to tell regarding Digital vs. Paper. I still love to make cards with my paper scrapbooking supplies. Every year I get together with a friend (who paper scraps and I fear will never be convinced that Digital is the bomb) and set aside a couple days to make cards together. Yes, I said a couple days!! Isn't that crazy? I love talking with my friend and crafting. It is so fun! So, I guess I chatted more than I created and ended up about 10 cards short this year. I sat down to make the last cards and after an hour I only had half of them done. I was out of time and out of patients. I came to the computer and whipped up our Christmas card in 10 minutes. I uploaded it to our 1 hour photo developer and it was that simple. They even came with envelopes!! (I have a hard time locating invitation size envelopes sometimes.) So do you want to see the final product? Here it is:
So that is my take on this subject. So my question to you is-Why would you not Digital Scrapbook?

Happy Scrapping,

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What is Digital Scrapbooking?

In past posts I have discussed Why I scrapbook and What are the most important things to me. This post is kind of a continuation on the whole scrapbooking and digital scrapbooking subject. The digital scrapbooking community grows larger everyday as it becomes more popular with folks. Some (as I was at first) are skeptical and not sure what the whole thing is about.

How many of you own a digital camera? I am sure at lease 90% of people who own a camera have a digital camera. I love my digital cameras!!! I know immediatly if a picture will be bad or good the second it shows up on the LCD screen. If its bad I can shoot another one. If its good then there are no surprises when I spend $ on film I get developed. We have all been there I am sure. Unless of course, you are too young to have had that experience.

Digital Scrapbooking is a way of taking those digital photos(or photos that have been scanned into the computer) and putting them into scrapbook pages that are made up of digital graphics on the computer. Basically, Digital Scrapbooking is just another form of capturing & preserving your memories. You use a graphics or photo editing program to design your pages. Popular photo editing programs include: Adobe Photoshop (PS), Adobe Photoshop Elements (PSE), Jasc Paint Shop Pro (PSP), Microsoft Digital Image Pro (DIP), or Ulead Photo Impact (PI), among a number of other programs out there.

Technology becomes a huge part of our lives. Email, digital cameras, cell phones and ipods are a part of our everyday lives. It only seems logical to turn to technology for our scrapbooking needs.

Happy Scrapping,

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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Do you want to receive a free kit from Down This Road Designs?

If YES, then this post if for you!!! When you become a fan on Down This Road Designs Facebook page between November 28th and December 31st you will receive a free kit from me. And by becoming a Fan you will receive exclusive updates of my blog, sales and events that I have going on. After you become a fan, leave a comment and then I will email you the freebie.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

What's the most important thing to you?

This goes along with my post on Why Scrapbook?

What is the most important thing to you?

Well, for me it is my family. Family is made up of the people who support you, love you unconditionally, help you when you are in need, and are your best friends. I have no greater desire than to spend time with my family. They know my faults and weaknesses and love me anyway. You know--there is just no greater feeling than that. Every member of my family, even the ones who have passed and the ones yet to come, are precious to me.

So what do I scrapbook about? You guessed it my Family. The things we do, our personalities, the good times, the rough times, and my feelings about them.

I really think my family enjoys the albums I have finished too. My kids love their baby albums. In fact, they are falling apart at the seams because they look through them so often.

Moments spent with my family are memories I hold dear to my heart and want to cherish forever. I have them in my memory but, it is so much fun to grab an album and go through those memories with my family too.

Any way, just thought I would share another snippet about me and my hobby.

Happy Scrapping

Monday, November 9, 2009

Why Scrapbook?

Wouldn't it be easy to just put photos in sleeves of a photo album and be done? Or in today's digital world burn a slide show on a CD.

I personally think we all want our memories to have a more personal touch. They are our memories--they are unique to us.

This is why I scrapbook. I take a million photos and I have a hard time getting rid of any of them. I really try to pick a few that really stand out to me and feature them on a scrapbook page. Then I want to embellish and put even more meaning into the page with elements that fit the memory or trigger even additional memories that are not captured in the photo. From picking the photo to the final touches this process is a therapeutic emotional journey for me. I feel I am documenting the past while cherishing the memory at the same time. So, that is why I scrapbook--I love the creative outlet while at the same time preserving the past.

Why do you Scrapbook?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Creative Team

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I'm a simple girl. I'm a
full time Mom and an aspiring photographer. Family is most
important then my camera and computer!
I've been with my husband since 1991. We have a wonderful lil' boy, DJ.
He's truly a blessing from God. He came into my life just when I
needed him. I'm learning and growing right along side of him...having fun scrapping every minute of it.
happy scrappin to ya~ amy!

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My name is Natalee, and I am a SAHM to my 2 1/2 year old son named Keric. I LOVE being a mommy and the time I get to spend with my little boy. Smile
I have been married for almost 5 years to my very best friend Chris!
I love my family, shoes, scrapbooking, chocolate, Dr. Pepper, and all things "girly".

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Terms of Use

Personal, S4H, S4o TOU
©2010 Down This Road Designs-Personal, Scrap 4 Hire, and Scrap for Others terms of use:
For Personal use or Scrap for Hire/Scrap for Others only

Thank you for reading and respecting my terms.

These items are NOT for digital scrapbooking commercial use, which means, you are NOT allowed to create any digital scrapbooking items using these products.


Thank You for downloading my creations. All copyrights to graphics within this product/kit are retained by the creator (Down This Road Designs aka Angie Iacobazzi)of the products. These graphics are for PERSONAL USE!

If you use one of my items, kit or element, upload or submit a layout on a website, a magazine (e-zine or paper), or any where else please credit me in full, (i.e. element/paper from kit name by Down This Road Designs).

1. You may recolor and/or adjust my items for your own personal use only.
2. You may create customs cards, bags, boxes, scrapbook layouts (flattened jpeg), calendars, flyers, brochures, candy bar wrappers, photos albums, e-cards and other similar crafts projects for your personal use (not for commercial).
3. You may not sell or give away papers, elements, brushes, alphas or any part of a digital kit.
4. You may save one copy of the file to a CD, DVD, or external hard drive as a back up for your personal use only.
5. You may use my kits to create/design a blog or website (non-commercial-the website itself may be commercial but you may not charge for a web/blog design using my items). Proper credit is required: "element/paper from kit name by Down This Road Designs. The website must be meant for people general audiences. No obscene, violent, racist or sexist website will be tolerated.
6. You may create blinkies, signature tags and stationery designs with my products.*
*If you make signature tags and/or stationery designs (i.e. twitter, myspace, incredimail email backgrounds), credit is required (again for personal use only; not for profit).

1. You may not claim these graphics as your own (altered/recolored graphics as much as the original ones).
2. You may not use my items, freebies or not, to make another freebie or commercial products.
3. You may not resell these items in whole, in parts or altered or use it to create commercial use items.
4. You may not redistribute, loan, share my kits/papers/elements in any way.
5. You may not use any of my items for obscene, defamatory or immoral purposes.
6. You may not print out my kits/papers/elements and sell them in a store or online (including ebay). Selling and/or distributing my kits/papers/elements is prohibited.
7. You may not share my products with your family and friends. Please, send them the link to my blog/store if they are interested in the products.

Scrap for Hire/Scrap for Others TOU:

YOU MAY create layouts or other craft items for INDIVIDUAL clients, to be delivered to the client in printed or flattened .jpg form ONLY IF said items are not sold in bulk. No more than 150 of each individual design created with my products may be sold. Please contact me for special permission if a client wishes to purchase more than 150 of any individual design. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Down This Road Desigsn AKA: Angie Iacobazzi must be given credit, either in the invoice you provide to your client(s) or on the card itself.

YOU MAY NOT sell pre-made cards, scrapbook pages, albums, or crafts with my products. Each item must be unique and created for the individual client, on a case-by-case basis.

I would love to see what you create with my products. Send me a link! Downthisroaddesigns@q.com
My blog: http://Downthisroaddesgins.blogspot.com
My Store:  http://shop.scrapmatters.com/down-this-road-designs/

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks for downloading my products.


Commerial Use TOU

©2010 Down This Road Designs – Commerical Use Terms of use.
All images in this digital download are a copyright of Angie Iacobazzi aka Down This Road Designs

No credit required, though it's always appreciated.

• Use these graphics to create items for sale in digital kits. S4O/S4H kits okay. However, they should not make up more than 30% of the kit/set.
• Use these graphics to create scrap pages/projects for sale, as long as the final pages/projects are flattened art, and do no include the original files in any way.
• Alter the color, size, etc. to suit your needs
• Use these graphics in freebies, as long as they are included in a kit/set and not as stand-alone freebies.

• Redistribute, resell my original files. You must alter them in some way.
• Use these graphics to create CU items for sale or CU freebies.
• Make these graphics into brushes or tubes for sale/redistribution (though you may for personal use only).
• Use these items in templates.
• Share this set with anyone outside of your primary residence. They are not to be stored on the internet through any online storage system.

Please do not give away my files (as that would be illegal). Feel free to send the link to my blog and store to friends though.

If you use items from this set for personal use, please give me proper credit when posting layouts in galleries.

Enjoy & Thanks for Your Support!

I would love to see what you create with my products. Send me a link! Downthisroaddesigns@q.com
My blog: http://Downthisroaddesgins.blogspot.com
My Store:http://shop.scrapmatters.com/down-this-road-designs/
Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks for downloading my products.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking

I have been dabbling with Digital Scrapbook Design the past month and have learned so much. Below are a few mini kits I created for some challenges and contests. I hope you enjoy them. And if you do by chance download them please leave a comment. I would also love to have some constructive criticism if you so feel inclined.

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