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Hi everyone! I'm Cynthia and I'm a lifelong Missourian, for nearly 50 years. I started scrapbooking 14 years ago, created several scrapbooks for other people (only a few pages for myself), then life got crazy and I went on a 10 year hiatus. During that time, my hard drive died a horrendous death and I lost all of my programs and tons of photos. Then we switched from Macs to PCs, as my son was starting school and that's what was required. During the past four years, I got divorced (hurrah!) and had three small strokes (boo!). Now I am disabled and bored to tears, which is a perfect time to revisit old hobbies and bring them back to life. So here I am, learning new programs for scrapbooking, fluffing up all those photos that have done nothing but sit on hard drives, and I am grabbing my moms hand and taking her along this time by teaching her digital scrapping too. I'm planning on combining my drive to document our families heritage and my need to create and make scrapbook albums to pass down through the years. Hopefully I'll create something unique and informative at the same time. I really love this site and enjoy seeing what everyone is creating!

Hello! I'm Karen and I live in Vancouver, Washington, USA. Or, as we like to say around here, Vancouver (not B.C.), Washington (not D.C.), across the Columbia River from Portland (not Maine). smiley My husband and I foster cats as well as have our forever cats. I teach Norwegian to children and adults, but also have a small business doing papercrafting and digital collage work. I've been papercrafting all my life, thanks to my mother's love of crafts and a home where I was encouraged to be an artist, no matter what the results were. I haven't done that much digital scrapbooking or using templates, so I'm excited to use some of the templates on here with digital paper I've collected and some of my own photography. I also am the author of two children's books.

Hi! I'm Nancy Burke and I live in Idaho. smiley
I have been a traditional paper scrapper for about 17-18 years- working in that industry as Certified Professional Demonstrator/Teacher/Author with a few published books and magazines here and there.
I initially started out working as a lettering instructor years ago at various local brick and mortar scrapbooking stores. This led to opportunities to work for several traditional scrapbooking publications and various paper manufacturers in different capacities. I was able to work from home while my two daughters were still very young. I also attending CHA for 12 years as a Designer Member and Professional Demonstrator for the various different paper manufacturers.
Eventually, I got burnt out from all the deadlines, etc, and decided I needed to step away from the scrapbooking industry as a career and focus on my two daughters, who were now busy teenagers, and my husband who had just started his own technical engineering company. I also began volunteering as a Court Advocate for domestic and sexual abuse victims. Between family and my volunteer work, I just didn't have time for traditional scrapbooking anymore even if I was no longer doing it as my "job".
Then, two years ago, I stepped down from my volunteer duties due to exhaustion (domestic abuse advocacy takes a lot out of you- mentally and physically) and recurring illnesses. After further testing, I was diagnosed in May 2017 with breast cancer and found to have the genetic markers that would eventually result in ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers as well. After 6 surgeries in two years (tumor removal, complete mastectomy, reconstructive and preventative hysterectomy), I am finally starting to feel like my old self and was looking forward to traditional paper scrapbooking again, until...
Two months ago (November 2018), I tore my quadricep muscle...and tore it good. smiley
Unable to stand (which is how I scrapbook in the traditional sense), being given strict instruction to "stay off of it" while waiting for the approval to start physical therapy, I decided to give digital scrapbooking a try. A makers gotta make! Although there is a bit of a learning curve and the methods to achieve the same "look" as an end result are as different night and day, I have been opened up to a whole new world where I can create and design anything I want in any color, pattern, etc! The possibilities are literally endless!!! And since I clearly have too much time on my hands, and a new addiction to cold brew coffee, I have created 20 digital scrapbooking pages here on my trusty desktop in the past month, reading and learning everything I can about it along the way (thank God for YouTube "how to's") with no intention of slowing down!
Of course, my husband being a savvy tech genius, and knowing that when I decide to do something, I do it 110%, has just ordered me the best graphics laptop with the largest screen known to man so that I can take my new passion of digi scrapbooking anywhere, anytime! Oh the possibilities! (I'm seriously like a kid at Christmas waiting for Santa while my new laptop takes FOR-EH-VER to get here!) I wish I would have had this epiphany about digi scrapbooking years ago, but I believe everything happens where and when for a reason. Regardless, I fell in love and here we are! I am looking forward to this whole 'new-to-me' frontier of digi scrapping and meeting other amazing, talented, and inspiring designers along the way as we preserve memories and document life. Yay! You're still reading! Thanks so much!

Thanks for saying hello!

@Karen & Eric: So glad to have some fellow Pacific Northwesters say hello!

@Cynthia: Sorry for your illnesses, but glad it brought you to digital scrapbooking!

@Nancy: I also used to be a paper scrapbooker, and switched to digital when I was traveling too much to keep that hobby up. Now I do both a little obsessively. I like both mediums for different reasons, the processes appeal to different parts of my personality.

Hi! I'm Shaindel, and I live in New York. I'm a graphic designer and photographer, and I do some other creative freelancing on the side, like video editing and tailoring.
I've always loved art, and got into scrapbooking in high school, mainly to decorate my notebooks. I transitioned into digital when I was trying to make a photo book on Shutterfly of digital photos but didn't like the options. Since I was already in college for digital design, it was very easy for me to open inDesign to create my digital scrapbook.
I don't really use templates. I look around for inspiration and then put my own twist on it. Knowing the principals of design helps.
Now, I make a first-year baby book for each of my kids - I have 4 children, ages 5, 4, 2, and 1 - plus a scrapbook for every time we go on vacation.

Welcome Shaindel! Looking forward to seeing your layouts if you share them.

Ello, I build stuff in a game and use a lot of the texture here for that game.

Hello Marisa, I am Cheryl and I am 70 this month I am a widow and live my daughter and grandson in Perth Australia, I make PU kits and have started to make Elements but would like to know if I can with My Memories 8 which I have I also use Pspx9, 2018 and 2019, looking forward to meeting you all.
Love Cheryl

Hi all, my name is Harmony, I am a Druid and mother to 4 adult children and grandmother to three. I enjoy crafting and making cards. When my mother died last year I became keeper of the family archives. I have all the photos she collected over the years and the scrapbooks she made with some of them.

This has inspired me to try digital scrapbooking as a great way of displaying all the digital photos I have collected.

Welcome, Meagan and Cheryl! We're glad to have you here!

I lived in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for nearly 13 years, though I moved in late 2009. I miss it in the summers, but my health makes winter trigger an extended flareup from November through April.

I thought I had already done this, but I guess not!

He everyone- I am Becki (or crazsquaw) and have been scrapping since the latte '80s but back in 2008 I got SERIOUSLY addicted to digi...and that is putting it lightly! LOL smiley
Grama to 6 (5 girls, 1 boy finally last May- YAY!) and mother to 3, married and a house full of 4-legged kiddos...the 2-legged left home long ago LOL
I am crazy about creativity and imagination, love to see others creations and the inspiration! I am on several Creative Teams and I have been missing working with my hands and paper, etc and doing hybrid and more- really want to play some more like that again.

Thanks for having me, look forward to exploring PixelScrapper more smiley

Hey there! I’m Delle. I’ve been on this site since 2012, apparently. And I don’t know if I ever introduced myself. Oops!

Anyway, I’m a male, 36 year old freelance artist in Maryland. Though I don’t know for how long, haha, as my husband is in the Air Force and who knows where life will take us. We’ve got a bevy of pets.. 4 cats, 2 leopard geckos, a crested gecko, and a ball python. Full house!

I’ve never really been one for scrapbooking but have been trying to get into bullet journaling, and thought that there is plenty of overlap! smiley I also have been designing more lately and thought that it would be great to eventually share some of my assets here! I’m a huge fan of bright colors, cute animals, and texture.

Anyway, thanks for having me! ❤️

Thanks for saying hello everyone! So nice to see so many new faces!

Heya ladies! It's been awhile since I popped in! I had stopped designing and hoping to come back to it. Missed you guys!

Hi Everyone!

My name is Nikki. I'm 26 years old and recently moved to Florida from Connecticut. I'm happily married with a 1 1/2 year old little boy named Kane. Ever since he was born, I've become sliiiiightly obsessed with taking as many pictures as possible and finding a way to collect and document those pictures. I started making photo books on Shutterfly and really enjoyed it. It became a major hobby and I'd spend hours working on the pages to ensure they were perfect. While I love the books I've made, I became frustrated with the limitations of the site so transitioning to digital scrapbooking just seemed natural!! I'm loving pixelscrapper and my access to amazing scrapbooking materials! I hope to use the site to help me improve my skills and make some beautiful books to cherish my family's memories!

Welcome Rachel! Glad to see you back!

Welcome Nicole! My scrapbooking has also become largely about my son since he was born (he's a little younger than your guy). Glad you're starting down the digital scrapbooking path!

Thank you for your Welcome Holly xxxooo

Hello Rachel,
Lovely to see someone I know xxxooo

Nice to meet you Delle

Nice to meet you Becki.

I am a newbie. I have no idea where to start. Where do I get the free download?

Hi. I'm French. I live near Dijon. I'm a mom, married for 22 years. I love books, scrapbooking, hiking and classic music. I play piano.

Welcome to Pixel Scrapper, ladies!

Welcome to Pixel Scrapper Ladies

Hi David and Katy nice to meet you, I could not imagine living in such cold conditions my old bones would freeze up, we live in an opposite climate there are some days here that get over 45 celcius in the summer and we are indoors under the aircon or in the pool, I personally have never seen snow, lol

@Tammy: You get a free kit as a welcome to Pixel Scrapper, and then after that you can download a limited number of graphics every day.

I thought I already introduced myself. But every time I log in, it says to introduce myself. So here I am.

My name is Holly, I'm 29-years-old and I am a self-taught graphic design "artist". I started to teach myself how to do it in 2011, while my little sister did her school. Right now I mostly make fan fiction covers and fan edits but I'd like to break into wedding invitations and other kinds of designs. I find inspiration in movie posters, and song lyrics. I love glitter and bold colors.

Hello, I'm a big fan of maneki neko (the lucky beckoning cats) so since I was a child everyone call me Maneki Neko, but well, my name is Eva, I'm 45, and I'm from Argentina. I'm only starting in this world of scrapbooking though I've seen it many years ago and always wanted to try it. I'm learning about design, and I love the tutorials so I can try and try and try till I learn! This is a wonderful site, it's great to meet with other people from all over the world who have the same passion. Plus, we have free stuff every day, and that is wonderful too! Thanks for making this adorable, friendly site!

Welcome Holly

Hello. My name is Karin and I'm an Associate Professor of Library Science in Texas. I've used iPads since they first came out and have had digital notebooks for a long time. However, I've just recently started creating digital planners and resources. I'm just an amateur, but I enjoy it. I really need to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop so some other tool that will allow me to create vector images, but for now my main tool is Procreate. The tools I've seen on this page are amazing. I'm having a great time looking around. I generally like making my own images so I'm using this page more for inspiration I guess. Also, the templates. Thanks for allowing me to join.

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