Gallery Spotlight: January 2016

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00

I know I always say it was hard to choose layouts to feature here, but honestly, you should have seen how many tabs I had open!! It was a bit much. Soon I'm going to have to ask you all to turn it down a little and make my job a little easier ;)

If looking at all these layouts fills you with creative energy, we have somewhere for you to put that! This February is home to our Winter Layout Madness, which is a favorite time here at Pixel Scrapper. See here for more details.

Winter Layout Madness

And now, without further ado, some favorites from the gallery:

By Alyssa
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By Sandrine
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By Paddy
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By Kavel
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By Kristy
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By Krissy
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By Ania
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By J.Ajabad
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By Emma
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By Destiney
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By Catherine
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By Janet
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By Cintia
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By Sheri
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By Carri
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By Lynn
▲ By Lynn

Just Make Stuff

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

Is one of your goals for the new year to get organized? We have a thread in our forums dedicated to organizing digital supplies, and it's such a popular topic that we've stuck it to the top of the forum and the moderators and I are always referring people to it. What's a digital scrapbooker to do with so much stuff? For some of you Pixel Scrapper is not really helping the situation, so I'm here today to let you in on a secret and the key to my success at actually finishing layouts.

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In the organizing thread you will find heaps of different systems for organizing and tagging and managing your digital stash. Each one has pros and cons, although the main con with each and every one is that it relies on one person to keep it updated, that one person being you.

You may see Pixel Scrapper as a place to get great designs, but it is really so much more than that. We have actually created for you an organized and thoroughly tagged catalog: what many digital scrapbookers dream of as their final organized solution--only you don't have to do any of the work (thanks to our amazing upload helpers and community taggers)!

It took me a little while to realize, but thanks to our subscription program, there is no reason to download things from Pixel Scrapper unless you are actually going to use them right now. I use this system too: instead of spending time organizing things on my own computer, I spend time making layouts or designing. If I want a striped paper, I search Pixel Scrapper for that. If I want something green, I search for that. If I don't know what I want I just click on the "random" filter and see what finds me. (Truth: The majority of my layouts are made using the random filter; it is one of my most favorite things at Pixel Scrapper.)

Random filter

We have over 50,000 graphics at Pixel Scrapper, and in the future we will only have more. This is a very overwhelming prospect, especially if you are trying to organize any amount of it yourself on your own hard drive space.

You may be thinking, "that's nice Marisa, but I have to pay for the subscription." Which is true, but when you consider that the price of a Pixel Scrapper subscription not only includes access to over 50,000 graphics, but also means you can spend all your time creating versus organizing, while also freeing up some hard drive space (and maybe removing your need to upgrade to a bigger hard drive for all those digital supplies), that seems like a good deal to me. Of course, I'm obviously a bit biased. :)

The main point is that at Pixel Scrapper our goal is to help you with your creative projects. Whether that's by offering easy and simple licensing, or freeing up your time and hard drive, or hosting an encouraging community, we just want you to be able to have fun making stuff. If Pixel Scrapper and our community mean something to you, the best way to honor that, besides subscribing and participating in the community, is to actually make something.

We have a great opportunity coming up in February to help you actually make stuff. Our annual Winter Layout Madness is open for goal setting and will begin the first of February. See here to set your layout goal and for more information.

Winter Layout Madness: February 2016