Throwback Thursday: It’s All Digi

Once a month, we’re bringing you a few of your favorite posts from the past 8 years. This month I’m reflecting on digital scrapbooking and what that means. At The Daily Digi, we consider digital scrapbooking to be using technology to record your stories. That’s a broad definition by design! There’s no wrong way to digiscrap. And we truly believe there’s a method that will work for everyone! You just have to find the one that resonates with you. For some of us, that may be simply using our computers to crop and print photos or type up journaling. But most of us are probably incorporating a lot more technology into our memory-keeping process. Here are some ways that we’ve done digi over the years.

Photoshop Elements

The most popular digiscrapping application for digi scrappers has traditionally been Photoshop Elements. Elements added some awesome new features in version 15, making it so competitive with the more expensive full version of Photoshop. Melissa goes through a few of them for us below. Don’t forget the new Guided Frame effect that allows drag-and-drop templates for super easy layouts!

Five Fabulous New Features of Photoshop Elements 15 Scrapbookers will Love!

Workspace Remodel: Customising Photoshop Elements

6 Unique Photoshop Elements Features (That Photoshop CC Wishes It Had)

Photoshop CS/CC

And let’s not forget the workhorse, Photoshop Creative Cloud. Here are a few awesome posts full of helpful tips in case you missed them the first time.

Creative Cloud 2017

Top 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Scrapbookers in Photoshop

Two Useful Photoshop Selection Tips

Video Tutorial: Warping Ribbon Shadows

The Most Useful Keyboard Button

My Most Used Scrapping Trick

Power Scrapping

Katie introduced us to Power Scrapping, a method I love and now use for the bulk of my layouts. Need more power tips? Read about Power Shopping and Power Preferences.

Power Scrapping — Digi Style

Power Shopping — Digi Style

Unlock the Secret Power of Preferences


I’m still scrapping in Lightroom. Since I keep my photos in Lightroom, it makes sense to use Lightroom to export my photo collages. It’s so quick and easy! Then I can spend the bulk of my scrappy time decorating my pages, which is my favorite part. Here are a couple posts about my process.

How I Scrapped 65 Layouts In 1 Week

The Lightroom-Project Life App Showdown

Scrapping Faster With Lightroom

Project Life

Project Life entered the scrapbooking scene quietly, but quickly exploded, making paper scrapping more accessible to many who had given up paper scrapping or just couldn’t find the time it takes to make full size layouts. Here are a few articles about Project Life and pocket scrapbooking from over the years.

Is it Project Life or Pocket Scrapping?

Does Project Life Fit In With My Life?

Organize your Pocket Scrapping and Project Life Cards

Project Life App

Steph is a huge fan of iPhone scrapping with the Project Life App. She’s simplified her process and has been able to keep up with her stories by scrapping almost exclusively on her phone! Here are some posts about her process.

Tutorial: Using Project Life Live Brightly (from The Digi Files) in the Project Life App

Phonebooking 911 – I’m behind but not beyond rescue

Scrapbooking My Vacation On My Phone – Before I Get Home – iPhone and Android

My Super Simple Phone Photo Management System

Digi Scrapping in 2017

Digi Scrapping in 2017 looks a lot different than it did in 2009! Are you still scrapping with Photoshop or Elements? Have you moved to Project Life or pocket scrapping on your phone? Have you given up traditional or digital scrapbooking entirely and use something like DayOne, Chatbooks or Blurb on your phone or tablet? Whatever you are doing, keep taking your photos and recording your stories. There are so many options available to us now, that there is a way that fits your lifestyle. Only you can tell your story, so make sure you’re documenting it!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this stroll through the archives. I’ll see you next month!