Digital Scrapbooking Freebies

Now that I've been playing with the art of digital scrapbooking for the past week or so, I've begun to get a better grasp of my digital scrapping style and figure out what tools I need to make my visions come to life on screen. I've been using Adobe Photoshop 7.0, but Photoshop Elements (which comes with most new computers) works just as well. While I've still got a ways to go in terms of technique, I'm pleased to present my first digital scrapbook page!

And the best part is it didn't cost me a dime. The papers, the ribbon, the accents and the fonts were all downloaded FREE from a variety of different places online--you just have to know where to look. It took me days to find the page kits I wanted to use, and even now I am still coming across new one. I thought I'd share the sites I've discovered that offer quality digital page kits as well as individual elements available for download. If shopping for scrapbooking supplies at the store is habit-forming then this is twice as addicting!

SITE LINKS

ShabbyPrincess -- One of the first sites I found, the kits I downloaded from SP are the ones I've been using most frequently. Their shabby chic kits are fun and festive with just a touch of distressing in the patterns.

RAK Scraps -- Random Acts of Kindness Scraps offers a free mega-kit every month, available for download from their homepage. Visit their forums for word art, metals and overlays swaps.

ScrapGirls -- You'll want to check out their Biggie "Refresh" collection; just scroll down until you see the first item on the page. Sign up for the newsletter and receive new freebies every day.

Free Digital Scrapbooking -- A one stop shop for embellishments, fonts, layout ideas, paper, tags, tutorials and more. Joining the Members Only Club gives you access to exclusive kit downloads.

Scrapbook-bytes -- Quick registration will lead you to over a dozen categories of element sets, 34 all inclusive page kits, charms, eyelets, etc. Don't miss the Tropical Summer mega-kit

eScrappers -- Beads, buttons, magnetic poetry and paint chips are a few of the embellishments offered on their freebies page.

Scrapbook Scrapbook -- Theme kits broken down by category

Scrapping with IkeaGoddess -- Blogger who is kind enough to share the grungy papers and templates she's found.

DigiScrap Depot -- Currently featuring Halloween themed freebies, this site also has links to the many homepages of digital designers.

ScrapArtist -- Browse through the forums to find vibrantly colored kits and gorgeous paper sets. Summer Driggs' Inspiration kit is my personal favorite, along with Daniela Peuss' Diva and Aja Abney's My Wish for You.

Creating Keepsakes -- This is a scrapbooking magazine that sometimes offers digital downloads in their online archives. I've taken the liberty of scrolling through their 2007 publications so you don't have to!

Simply Clean DigiScraps -- Floral themed page kits with petal accents and a stitched alphabet.

Digital Freebies -- Home of the Friday Freebie, grab September's adorable "Sassy" kit while it's still available and head to the forums for a special Back to School club kit.

Peppermint Creative -- Offers a huge free kit every month. This month's "Twinkle Toes" comes with papers, photo clips, epoxy stickers, ribbons, and starry edges to name a few.

Digital Scrapbook Pages -- Scroll down past the layouts to the Digitals Design Star rounds where you'll find mini-kits and element sets.

goDigitalScrapbooking -- Daily downloads and designer giveaways are available in the forums once you register. Registration is quick and easy, it took me about twenty seconds and man was it worth it!

Digital Scrapbook Place -- Freebies gallery has page kits, backgrounds, overlays, word art and embellishments galore.

Digital Diva's Designs -- Mega kit is a word I like to hear, and this place has got one mega kit for each month of the year.

Doodles4Scraps -- The creator of this site is kind enough to offer a beautiful blue and green page kit, accents and photo overlays all for free.

Two Peas in a Bucket -- I've been a member of this site for years. I love to view the layouts posted here for scrapbooking inspiration, but 2Peas now also has 46 free digital kits up for grabs. The Future Rockstar kit by Tia Bennett is one of my favorites.

oScraps -- The free kits on this page are done in lovely traditional colors and hues of brown and gray.

A Cherry on Top -- Features 18 gorgeous sample kits for you to experiment with.

Little Dreamer Designs -- Go for the quick-page templates, but stay for the hand-stamped alphabets and highlight brushes.

For instructions on how to download and extract the kits for use, check out my How-to hub. And if anybody knows of any other sites that offer free digital scrapbooking downloads, please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks so much, and happy scrapping!

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taylorblue 9 years ago from Canada

I really could use this list...THANKS!


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dataminer 8 years ago from Ninety Six,SC

Nice and informative hub based on a really hot niche market!!


Di Hickman 8 years ago

Great list! I just wanted to add that I offer free templates every month and the occassional kit freebie!


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gbgbusiness 8 years ago from Franklin, IN

LOVED YOUR INFO HERE...Thanks,

-Alisha


The Wedding Chick 8 years ago

This is really great! I love scrapbooking!


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Best Choice Barga 8 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this list. It is greatly appreciated. I am new to digital scrapbooking, have a lot to learn and this will help me so much! Thank you again!

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anna 7 years ago

i have bookmarked this page!!! :)

thanks a lot!


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stephanie mclain 7 years ago from Texas

I know this is an older hub, but I just had to say thank you! Some of these freebie sites I've been using for years, but a couple of them I've never even heard of, but will be trying them out directly. :)

Shabbyprincess has some of the cutest layouts I've ever seen, don't you think?

Again, thanks so much for sharing.


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sheristeele 7 years ago from Siler City, NC

great hub! ~:)


Maemae 6 years ago

Please consider adding our website to the list :) We add new One of a kind Premium Freebies daily. Thanks so much!

The Graphics Shoppe


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Leandraluv 6 years ago from Macae, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hey..when I joined hubpages I wanted to do a hub about links to scrapbooking freebies. I had written about this on helium last year and wanted to do a new article for this forum. I checked and saw you had one. Great hub. You definitely have some really great links!I did write a hub myself and linked your hub in it, and I provided different links from yours except for shabbyprincess. I hope that is okay.


Lil 6 years ago

Great List. My scrapbooking blog gives away at least 2 freebies a week. I'd love to be added to this list ~


Jezhug 6 years ago

Another fine Hub ;)


stuff freebies 6 years ago

For best freebies

stufffreebies.com


The Digital Scrapbooking Free Site 5 years ago

The digital scrapbooking free site has tons of freebies all the time from designers around the world.

http://www.digitalscrapbooking-free.com


Marzia 5 years ago

Hi, I am offering freebies too, it's just a blog, do come and have a look: http://marziasplace.blogspot.com


Sara Chapman 5 years ago

Hi there, I've just launched a new photo website, Love That Image, http://www.lovethatimage.com/, with FREE high-quality, artistic flower and scenic photos, perfect for digital scrapbooking and other projects. I'd love to be listed in your resources. Please note many new photos are uploaded frequently. I'd be happy to answer any questions and would appreciate any suggestions you may have. Thank you!


Jane 5 years ago

LOVE Peppermint Creative.

Best FREEBIES on the web. Top quality.

http://www.peppermintcreative.com/index.php?main_p...


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sugarloaf10 5 years ago from Kentucky USA

Thanks so much for posting this list! I have been wanting to get started with digital scrapbooking for a while now, but I have always put it off because of the price.


Cris 5 years ago

Thanks a lotttttt, great list!!! if you are new to scrapbooking you should check this http://www.pickleberrypop.com/tutes.htm


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convertslides 5 years ago

So cute and adorable, congratulations for this hub.


Angie 5 years ago

Love this list! Another favorite of mine is http://www.mygrafico.com/


Marzia 4 years ago

I got some freebies too!

Have a look at my blog:marziasplace.blogspot.com


Momof 5 4 years ago

Can you use your own software or the freebies and upload and publish the book on any site? What sites to you recommend?

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