Kate Hadfield all the everydays. LD Elementary font.
Every month in the team forum here at The Daily Digi we check in with each other and talk about what is going on in our lives. This month, I noticed right away that we all seem to be feeling overwhelmed after the recent iNSD weekend. We all did quite a bit of digi shopping and downloaded a lot of digital files and now we are trying to get motivated to organize our new stashes and get scrapping again. My guess is that a lot of you feel the very same way right now. This is the perfect time to rely on The Daily Digi to help!
Get it all downloaded
Be sure that you have downloaded everything you ordered. If you didn’t download the files immediately as you purchased them, log back into each store account and check your order history. Some stores have expiration dates on their downloads so you don’t want to put this task off too long. Here are some resources to help you:
Organize your files
Organization systems range from the simple to more complex. Some scrappers don’t organize at all but just move their purchases to an external hard drive to save space on their main machine. Others might tag their supplies, or use folder based systems to put things away. There is no right or wrong way to manage your digital goodies as long as you can find and use them. What’s most important is to find a system that works for you.
- Digital scrapbook organization
- Using and organizing the digi files
- Organizing in lightroom
- Lightroom organization FAQ
- Scrapbook supplies reorganization
- Organization ACDsee style
- Picasa – a free and useful tool
Find inspiration for using your supplies
Don’t just let all those new supplies sit on your hard drive forever, find the inspiration you need to use them! There are so many great resources out there to help; creative team layouts, store galleries, flickr groups, blogs, and more. Of course, we have a ton of ways to help you here at The Daily Digi as well! Try searching through our archives or take a look through our Flickr group for ideas. Here are some other helpful links:
- Finding inspiration in your stash
- Going through my gallery favorites
- Scrapping with specific supplies
- Topics to scrap
Keep it manageable
If you have a lot of supplies to sort through, try breaking the task up into smaller pieces. Decide to put away 5 files a day until it’s done or turn on the television or listen to The Digi Show to keep you entertained while you get everything sorted out. Don’t forget to reward yourself with some time to play with your new goodies!