Pinterest for Scrapbookers

 

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I found out about Pinterest through Katie’s post about the site back in April 2011. Fast forward to the present and you’ll find me on Pinterest every day! If you haven’t experienced it yet, Pinterest is a visual bookmarking site. It’s a simple concept, but since it’s so visual, I’ll walk you through The Daily Digi (TDD) on Pinterest. You can find TDD’s pins here. TDD organizes its pins into several boards (topics), like this:

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I know that’s probably hard to see, so here’s a close-up on a few:

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You can choose to follow one specific board or follow every board by a particular user.

Once you’re following a few boards, pins from those boards will automatically show up on your Pinterest page for you to browse. If you want, you can choose to re-pin them onto one of your boards, “like” them, and comment on them.

Scrapbooking Pinboards

I happen to think that Pinterest is one of the best things to happen to digi scrapbooking since drop-shadow styles. Why? Because now I can locate all of my “favourite” pages onto a pin board! I love the inspiration in the galleries and in the past, I would “favourite” pages in the gallery where I saw the page. The trouble was that when I wanted to view it again, I had to think pretty hard to try to remember which gallery I saw it in.

Enter Pinterest. Here are some of my recent favourite pages that I’ve pinned:

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Each one is linked back to their original gallery post so I can find it again and check out the page credits.  Now I have hundreds of pages by various scrappers using many different designer products all located in one handy spot.

You can easily pin layouts you like, too! Here’s how:

1. Find a layout you love. I love the title on this page by our very own Trina. I also have a very similar photo of one of my own kids so I know this is a page I will want to refer back to.

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2. Copy the URL of the image.

3. Open another browser window/tab with Pinterest. Hit the “+” sign at the top right of the screen. It looks like this:

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When you do that, a dialog box will appear:

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Select “Add a Pin”

4. Paste the URL, select the image, select a pin board and add in some information. I add the name of the scrapper to pinned pages.

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Once you hit, “Pin It”, you’re done. The page is now pinned to your scrapbooking pinboard.

A recent development has been “pin me” buttons in galleries. In galleries with this feature, all you need to do is hit the “pin me” button on a favourite page and it will automatically connect with your Pinterest account (assuming you’re logged in) and take your through the pin posting steps.

Scrap Pin Boards

There are so many awesome scrapbooking boards to follow. Here are just a few:

Many scrapbooking stores are on Pinterest now. If you check your favourite store’s site, you may find a link to their Pinterest account.

You can easily find more pinboards by searching for key words like “scrapbook”, “layouts”, “digi scrap”, etc.

I hope you have fun on Pinterest!

Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to Pinterest invitation requests at this time. If you would like an invitation, try going to your favourite scrapbooking store forum and asking if one of the users there can send you an invitation. I’ve seen this work out for       many scrappers.

Friday Faves

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Graphics from: Kaye Winiecki Say Cheese.

Did you know that we’ve tweeted more than 8,000 times? Really! Even though we post here every day, and put together these huge Funtastic Friday posts each week, we always seem to have even more great stuff to tell you about in digi land. Be sure to follow us on twitter to keep up with all of our fun finds!

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We are in need of new graphics for our contributor feature posts!! We decided it would be fun to have a contest! We will chose one winner based on the designs we want to use for the site. The winner will receive an annual membership to The Digi Game as well as $150 PayPal cash.All entries are due by midnight ET February 17, 2012 (uploading will be turned off at that time)

Click here for the specifics.

Love is in the Air – Capture those heart melting moments with this fun and whimsical kit by Mari Koegelenberg. Just My Type is packed full of unique and beautiful elements that will make you fall in love with your creations all over again!

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Find this fun freebie on Studio Basic’s facebook fan page!

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Here is a super fun new set of templates from Scrapping with Liz. She designed them with the idea of scrapping a “list” of whatever you might want to document….favorites, memories, dates, etc…. But of course they can be used for almost anything.

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It’s time for the FEBRUARY BYOC! Full of amazing products in BEAUTIFUL colors!!
Love Monkey is on sale 20% OFF all weekend long and TDD Readers can enjoy an additional 15% OFF!!!
use code: LOVE_BYOC good through Sunday, February 5th!

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Dúnia has a great new pack of templates in her shop!

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Today is the last day to take advantage of Sweet Shoppe Designs’ storewide Birthday Sale.  You’ll also find daily freebies all month long in their forums.

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Misty Cato and Krystal Hartley have created a beautifully whimsical tribute to her royal majesty, Queen of Hearts.

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Chelle has three CU products in the shop today all on sale for 20% off! It’s the perfect time to stock up while on sale! They are on sale from 2/3- 2/9 EST.

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Kate Hadfield has released some super cute Candy Valentine’s printables! Use this code to take 50% off all weekend: lovethedailydigi

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Joyce Paul Designs is now Pink Poppy Press! Save 30% off all my products until February 9, 2012

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Love handwritten fonts?  Look no further!  This font is from WM Squared’s CT Gal, Cami!  CU is OK!!

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After nearly two years, Michelle Batton has decided to close my store at Funky Playground Designs.  All retiring products are 60% off through Feb 15th.  Sign up for my newsletter or become a fan on facebook to get the details about my new adventures!

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Lynne-Marie teamed up with her son Caleb to create this fun charity kit for a school project he has.  All profits will be donated to World Vision.  There is a full kit, a set of printable Valentine’s Day cards, and a set of printable home decor posters!

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The Digichick is having a sale! Save 30% off on most everything in the store now through Sunday!

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Karen Lewis has Document Packs that are designed to help you tell your daily stories quick and easily through journaling and labels. Snapshots Document Pack co-ordinates with Snapshots Designer kit.

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Heather Hess must have read my mind because I love typewriter fonts and old typewriters!

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There’s a beautiful new set of Blended Templates at Studio Rosey Posey. Great new rectangle masks that can be used horizontally or vertically. All layered, move the elements as needed and change colours easily!

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Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird is hosting a giveaway on her site for a one-month subscription to The Foundations Club by Crystal Livesay. Enter by 2/5/2012 for your chance to win.

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Cindy Schneider has a new “Exclusive Fan Freebie” on Facebook, available until February 8th!  Be sure to grab it for free before it hits the store!

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Jenn Labre and Kim Broedelet have teamed up to create this beautiful new collab. Snapshots of the Heart is on sale for 20% off all weekend!

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Krisi’s Kreations has a template out this week that would be perfect for a Valentine gift as well as birthday favor or gift box.

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I’m loving this new Valentine collection from Flergs at Scrapbook Graphics

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Kay Miller has have moved her store to ScrapOrchard. She has a new kit and new set of templates and has rereleased Fairytale Dreams.

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Mye De Leon has this amazing collection this week called Patchwork of Love – find the beautiful kit and the rest of the collection at her new store at Pickleberrypop

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I just love the patterned papers in Kaye Winiecki’s new BYOC contributions!

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We also released another digi show this week! We chatted with Wendyzine all about printing and I know you will learn a lot – I sure did!

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I’m off to shop! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Sabrina’s Creations: Waiting to be Scrapped

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I fell in love with Sabrina’s designs when I very first discovered her a couple of years ago. Sophisticated and classy are a couple of the words that come to mind when I look at Sabrina’s Creations! I have always found her designs so intriguing; I love studying the previews to find simple surprises that she includes in her collections. I am thrilled to have Sabrina joining us in The Digi Files again this month! Let’s take a closer look at “Love is” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

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Here are some layouts created using Sabrina’s Creations’s contribution:

 

 

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Layout by Karen. Supplies: Love is by Sabrina’s Creations.
LO2 Layout by Kimberly. Supplies: Love is by Sabrina’s Creations; Fonts: Vrinda, CK Ali’s Hand; Coffee Shop Sunkissed Photoshop Action.

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Layout by Tara. Supplies: Love is by Sabrina’s Creations.

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Layout by Melissa. Supplies: Love is by Sabrina’s Creations.

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Layout by Aaron. Supplies: Love is by Sabrina’s Creations; It’s a Date by Zoe Pearn; Shadows by One Little Bird and Jennifer Barrette; Font: Digi Jenlin by Darcy Baldwin.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.

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My name is Sabrina, 30 years, SAHM and living in a small city in Belgium.
Mom of 4 wonderful kids, Sanne (12/2003), Brent (03/2006), Maaike (05/2008) and Mathias (03/2011). Married with Koen since June 2003 and we know eachother since November 2000. He is my first biggest love and still is my biggest love. I want to get old with him. Addicted to my family, photoshop, photography and designing.

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I love this layout because this photo is unique to us. It’s a photo taken at neonatology when Maaike was born with the Pierre-Robin Sequence. This is one of the most beautiful photos I made of her while she stayed at the hospital. It were heavy days, had 2 kids already and I went to 2 to 3 times a day to the hospital to visit my little miracle. I choosed this wordart because I think God gave her to us, he knewed that we could handle it all. If you see her now, you won’t believe that the 2 first weeks of her life were critical.

LOMMExpired collab between Sabrina’s Creations and Kelley Mickus Designs, wishing and hoping.

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I started to design after the birth of Brent (April 2006). I wanted to make a Thank you card and I did it, it wasn’t a lot on the card, just a 1 or 2 photos and some text on it. A few weeks later I discovered digital scrapbooking and a whole new world opened his doors to me. In 2008 I started to design, I wanted to make my own stuff for making layouts with my photos and since then, I’m totally addicted to it. I love the clean and simple style which I give to my products. I design more than I scrap pages. I’m behind with my yearly photo albums, have to make work on it really soon… A lot of photos are waiting to be scrapped and turning them into a photobook.

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A lot of the daily things in life gives me inspiration… Magazines, blogs, pinterest, which is a huge inspiration source. I get a lot of inspiration by looking to my kids or there clothes.

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Computer: Intel DUAL Core i3 350M 4GB RAM, 200GB HD. Windows 7

Program: I use Photoshop CS5 to design and scrap. I love this program and wouldn’t change it for another one. I use Lightroom too for editing my photos, I love the filters for Lightroom.

Camera: I have a Canon EOS 50D with 2 lenses; Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 and Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. And this lense is on my wishlist: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM.

Anything Else: I have a wacom bamboo tablet but I don’t use it a lot.

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If you are creating a layout try to resize your elements a little bit smaller, your layout will look better and don’t forget to add some drop shadows to the elements. It will give that extra touch to your layout. Add some journaling to your layouts so you remember what happened that day or what was the reason what happened.

What I also want to say is that it’s really important to backup your files once a month.

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One of my favorite products is the ‘Family Love’ kit. I had a family photoshoot with a friend of mine and I wanted to put the photos into an album and needed a kit about Family. I couldn’t find one that I could use for my photobook so I made one for it. I found the colors on the internet, I definitely wanted white-grey and green in it and I bumped to this colorscheme on the internet. I had a lot of fun making this kit and my photobook turned out fantastic. Everyone can use it to capture their family photos.

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I think it’s Hello with the free Add On. I’ve found these colors on the internet and the theme ‘hello’ came to me when I saw the colors. I’ve made an add on to it with some blue papers and extra elements. This kit can be used for girls as for boys.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Sabrina’s Creations:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Sabrina’s Creations’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Sabrina’s MScraps store is 30% OFF during February, excludes collaborations. (exp 02-29-12)

Go have a look in Sabrina’s Creations’s store! We will randomly select a winner from the comments to win $10.00 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!

Inspired by Sabrina’s Creations

The following layouts were created using “Love Is” by Sabrina’s Creations and included in The Digi Files during February 2012:

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Layout by SharonS
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Layout by Lauren
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Layout by Kim
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Layout by Amelia
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Layout by Anne
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Layout by bao
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Layout by Dansch
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Layout by Elina
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Layout by flohbock
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Layout by Katell
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Layout by ruebchensmom
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Layout by Suzanne
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Layout by timounette
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Layout by xomckee
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Layout by Karen. Supplies: Love is by Sabrina’s Creations.
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Layout by Kimberly. Supplies: Love is by Sabrina’s Creations; Fonts: Vrinda, CK Ali’s Hand; Coffee Shop Sunkissed Photoshop Action.
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Layout by Tara. Supplies: Love is by Sabrina’s Creations.
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Layout by Melissa. Supplies: Love is by Sabrina’s Creations.
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Layout by Aaron. Supplies: Love is by Sabrina’s Creations; It’s a Date by Zoe Pearn; Shadows by One Little Bird and Jennifer Barrette; Font: Digi Jenlin by Darcy Baldwin.

Look Who’s Joining Us This Month

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We are launching a new issue of The Digi Files today. Our annual members are able to start downloading once the calendar switches (and you might be surprised how many emails I get from people that wake up during the middle of the night to download new goodies)! Our monthly members will start downloading once their payment has been processed by PayPal. It’s always an exciting time!

February is a special month where many of us celebrate our relationships and the ones we love. We are celebrating our members this month by having EIGHT contributors to The Digi Files!! SURPRISE!!! We also have our youngest contributor ever to The Digi Files this month and our second male; so much to look forward to!  I introduce to you, the contributors to The Digi Files for February, 2012:

The Hidden Heart by Re Kneipp
Julia Makotinsky
Connie Prince
Sabrina’s Creations
Darcy Baldwin {fontography}
Danielle from Something Blue Studios
Stolen Moments
Ziggle Designs by Kami

As a member of The Digi Game, you get:

  • Try new-to-you designers with a very low risk.
  • Stock up on high quality products at an extremely low price.
  • Get layout ideas for the products included (in the Playbook).
  • Learn the latest digital scrapbooking techniques in the Playbook.
  • Products are automatically added to your account each month, no checkout or PayPal login required.

Here’s what some of our members left in the comments yesterday:

“This is my first month to be a member and I am BLOWN AWAY with all of the product that I’ve downloaded. All of it is top notch and really gets my creative juices flowing. Because of this, my scrapping has gone into overdrive and I’m getting more done than ever! LOVE all of it!!!” – Erika

“I’m pretty new to digital scrapbooking, so I love that I get a lot of different products from different designers and I get suggestions on how to use them! That’s amazing for what I’m paying!” – Ruth

“I love the “surprise” at the first of the month and the variety of styles, designs, and themes. It was hard to believe that I have been a member for 16 months and received My Life in Print this month. Really great month. Thanks so much.” – Valerie

“I have been a member for about 5 months now and I am always thrilled to see the new kits. I have never been disappointed. There is often a kit by one of my favorite designers, but I have also discovered new favorites and been challenged to step out of my comfort zone to try new styles because the beautiful kits demand to be used. Thank you for doing such a great job gathering designs and designers from all over so that we can see and experience their art in one place!” – Sandy Stuart

Here are the random winners chosen from those comments:

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Carrie
Laurel
Mary M
Cathy M
Melissa

Thanks to everyone who took time to post such heartfelt comments yesterday!