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An Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

By Michelle Stelling  ·  February 8th, 2013

Michelle Stelling of (The National Association of Digital Scrapbookers) gives us a quick and dirty introduction to what digital scrapbooking is and the endless possibilities it offers.


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18 Replies to An Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking:

  1. Mary

    February 8, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Yippee!! I love the wider view the magazine is taking. Elements is so much more than just a photo editor.

  2. Martha

    February 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I enjoy seeing the digital scrapbook information on this site. I like learning how PSE can be incorporated in so many ways in my everyday life as well as with my photography.
    Michelle is a great teacher as I have been a member at her site for over 3 years. It is nice to see her here.

  3. Dorrie

    February 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Happy to see the introduction of Scrapbooking. I was impressed with Michelle’s video. Looking forward to more great stuff. Long ago Linda Sattgast was part of the PET site and did some scrapbooking ttuorials. More recently the trend seemed to be directed more toward photography. Glad to see the diversity.

  4. Tony

    February 9, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Unfortunately I can no longer open your videos, Pretty disappointed.

  5. Steve

    February 9, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Thank you for posting, the video was very informative.

  6. James

    February 9, 2013 at 9:39 am


    I never could open them, I have always downloaded the video from the link. Or do you mean because of the format?

  7. Karen

    February 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Awesome video, Michelle! It was clear, concise, and very helpful for the digital scrapper! I am looking forward to seeing more of your tutorials on scrapbook techniques here! You are a great addition to the PET Team!

  8. Tony

    February 10, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Thank you, Clarke, I’ve got the player, but, alas, it did not help with my problem

    Thank you, James, yes, I tried this, too, and it helped. Normally I like to have a look first, and when I like a video then I do the download … I am watching videos from the web rather often and never, never had any problems, the only difficulties arise here on P.E.T.

    And there’s another problem: Clicking on the scrapbooking elements-link I get the message: file not found.

    Till now I liked the P.E.T. site, and I hope my opinion will not change.

  9. Margaret

    February 11, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Can’t get the elements.

    • Michelle

      February 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Margaret, you might want to try again as I believe they fixed it.

  10. Alan

    February 12, 2013 at 11:39 am

    WOW! So cool! You make it look sooooo easy. I’m definitely looking forward to more of your lessons on digital scrapbooking. I’d especially like to learn more about making my own elements & papers.

    • Michelle

      February 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      I hope to have one specifically dealing with creating textured papers so be on the lookout Alan!

  11. Jerry

    February 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Well from these posts I was surprised to see so many MEN comment. It is becoming more obvious that kits are being used for scrapbooks rather than creating from scratch. This is a good thing for online sellers of these kits but unfortunately reduces creativity to some extent. Yea, I know they are tools for creativity but remind me of paint by number. Please don’t get me wrong the designers do beautiful work that help many many people create who would never attempt to scrapbook and like paint by number painters create some beautiful work. Not really different from stores who sell supplies for paper scrapbooks. Like “Alan” said, ” I’d especially like to learn more about making my own elements & papers.” When you have to spend teaching time explaining whose kit you are using and then where the viewer can go to get more supplies it interrupts the lesson. Guess what I am trying to say is learning a technique rather than an assembly is my preference. Readers of this post it has not been my intention to question the value of this video or the presenter but rather state my opinion that I would prefer to learn to paint just not how to paint by numbers. Wow I know how sports officials get booed and already feel the boo’s lol. Sorry just MY opinion.

    • Michelle

      April 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Hi Jerry,
      Thanks for your input. At we have many classes showing those who want to create their own digi-kits from scratch, so we do offer that inside our membership. Hopefully I will be able to do some for PSE User as well. This quick video was just an introduction to scrapbooking and if you want to learn how to paint, you can check out our 3 day membership at Let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. I’d be happy to address them.

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