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Getting Started

What is digital scrapbooking?

Digital scrapbooking is a great way to preserve memories, exercise your creativity and learn new skills. It involves using an image-editing program like Photoshop Elements or PaintShop Pro to create a digital layout which you can admire on your computer, or print out. It can be as simple as adding your photo to a quick page, or as complex as designing your own papers and elements to complement a favorite photo.

Digital scrapbooking is enjoyed by all sorts of people from all over the world. Read through some responses to our Introduce Yourself forum, and you’ll see this pretty quickly. Some people come from paper scrapbooking backgrounds, while others jump right into digital. Some love the creative aspect, while others find the technical side to be a welcome change from regular crafting skills. Everyone loves the “undo” button.

There are so many methods and styles for digital scrapbooking, it’s hard to tell someone where to begin. I would suggest looking through the forums to get an idea of what people are doing; check out the tutorials forum while you're at it. If you find someone or something that seems like a good path for you, don’t be afraid to leave them a comment in the forums asking for more advice. The Pixel Scrapper community is friendly and quick to answer questions and offer advice.

Hopefully in the future we will have more help for beginners, but for now you can help us by telling us what you need. Please leave a comment in our Feature Requests forum with any ideas.

Introduction to Pixel Scrapper

Pixel Scrapper is a community of digital artists and scrapbookers; it is an experiment in generous creativity and living out of a spirit of abundance. We want to help you unleash your creativity.

Choose your own freebies, every day.

Do you like freebies? At Pixel Scrapper, you get free download credits every day, which you can use to download whatever you choose -- for free. There are thousands of individual assets and inspiring templates to choose from, all neatly categorized by type, kit, tags, and colors.

Simple licensing.

At Pixel Scrapper, we want to make your life easy: everything on the site is available with no attribution requirements, and simple, generous licensing terms for personal or commercial use.

Friendly community of real people.

Our forums are clutter free, with an emphasis on helping people connect as real people. Our members hail from all over the world: from America to Australia, Germany to Malaysia, Korea to Brazil.

Straightforward tutorials.

From basic tips to designer secrets, learn how to use Photoshop and other image editing programs for digital scrapbooking.

Open gallery.

The Pixel Scrapper gallery is an open gallery, so you can upload any layouts you've created, without restrictions.

Our manifesto

To learn more about what makes us tick, please check out The Pixel Scrapper Manifesto.

Our team

Visit our Team Page to meet all the amazing people who help keep Pixel Scrapper running!

Site Basics

Download Credits and Community Points

Download credits are used to download; community points are a measure of how much you have interacted on Pixel Scrapper.

Download Credits

To prevent bankruptcy, Pixel Scrapper implements a system of "download credits" ("DC" for short): everything on the site "costs" a certain number of credits to download, depending on the size of the file, and how you want to use it (the license).

The good news is, you get free download credits added to your account every single day! To start out, the number is pretty low (5 credits per day), but you can get more free credits by earning community points for things like filling out your profile, and posting in the forums.

It's important to realize that while you get free download credits every day, these download credits do not accumulate: if you leave the site and come back after five days, you will not have 25 DC in your account. Rather, the number is "topped off" back to 5 every day.

You can see the number of download credits (DC) in your account next to your profile picture in the upper right-hand corner of the site.

Community Points

Community points are not the same as download credits. You earn community points for interacting on Pixel Scrapper: for stuff like filling out your profile, leaving a comment, and posting in the forums.

The more community points you have, the greater your reputation in the community, and the more privileges you receive.

The number of community points you have only ever goes up: the more you interact on the site, the more community points you will have; they never get "used."

You can see the number of community points in your account under your picture on your profile page, and when you make a post in the forums.

More about Download Credits

Please make sure that you have already read the introduction to download credits and community points.

I want more download credits!

You can get more download credits by:

  1. Donating to Pixel Scrapper (which also gets you other bonuses!).
  2. Participating in a layout challenge and winning the random drawing.
  3. Earning more community points (You get more download credits at set milestones. See below).

To get your first bonus free download credits you need to earn just 10 Community Points, which you can achieve simply by filling out your profile.

After that you earn more free download credits on an exponential curve, like so:

Community Points Free Download Credits
10 download credit bonus
30 download credit bonus
70 download credit bonus
150 download credit bonus
300 download credit bonus

Credits received from donating

Download credits that you receive from donating are tracked separately from your free daily download credits: they never expire, and they do not interfere with your free daily download credits. In other words, you don't have to spend your bonus DC all in one day, because you will continue to receive free daily DC into your account. See the donation page for more information.

Download Credit "Pricing"

Item PU License CU License
All Assets 1 DC 2 DC
PNG Templates 2 DC 3 DC
PSD Templates 3 DC 5 DC
Kits Varies according to number of items.
50% DC discount over individual downloads.
Bundles Varies according to number of items.
75% DC discount over individual downloads.
More about Community Points

Please make sure that you have already read the introduction to download credits and community points.

Pixel Scrapper is a community-based website: a place for people to come and have fun, digital scrapbook, and get to know each other.

As such, you can earn community points for interacting on the site: for stuff like filling out your profile, leaving a comment, or posting in the forums. It is important to note that community points are not the same as download credits: download credits get used up as you download, and get renewed overnight; community points only ever increase, and never get "used up."

What you get from community points

  1. The more points you have, the more free Download Credits you get: more points = more free downloading.
  2. You need a minimum number of points to be eligible to upload your layouts to the Pixel Scrapper gallery.
  3. You need a minimum number of points to share freebies in the Freebies Forum.
  4. You need a minimum number of points to be a forum moderator.
  5. The more points you have, the higher your reputation in the community.

How you can earn community points

Points Interaction
10 Completely filling out your profile, including first and last name, about me, and uploading a profile picture.
10-30 Linking to Pixel Scrapper from your blog or website. See here for more information.
5 Every forum topic you start.
2 Every reply you post in the forums.
3 Every layout you upload to the gallery.
1 Every comment you leave on a design or layout.
2 Every comment you leave on a blog post.
3 Uploading a layout to the gallery.

Note: when you delete a layout, forum post, or comment that you have posted, you lose the same number of community points that you received when you originally posted it. This is necessary in order to prevent abuse of the system.

Increasing Download Credits

To get your first increase in free download credits you need to earn just 10 community points, which you can achieve simply by filling out your profile.

After that you earn more download credits on an exponential curve, like so:

Community Points Free download credits
10 free download credit bonus
30 free download credit bonus
70 free download credit bonus
150 free download credit bonus
300 free download credit bonus
Assets & Templates

Right away you will notice that Pixel Scrapper uses a slightly different vocabulary than other digital scrapbooking sites. Ultimately, this is to simplify things, but initially it might seem confusing. If you take a few minutes to browse through the assets and templates available you’ll see the difference pretty quickly:

Assets

An asset is a finished product that can be downloaded and used to create a layout. They are colored and often coordinate with each other to make kits. You will find finished papers and elements in this category.

Templates

A template is a file that can be modified by designers or DIY scrappers to fit their own needs. They usually come in gray-scale, as either a .PNG image or layered .PSD file.

A single template may have several assets attached to it, in different colors or other slight variations. When viewing an asset you can see its template (if it has one) in the right-hand sidebar:

Template Linked to asset

You are allowed to modify the assets and templates you've download however you'd like.

Licensing (TOU)

At Pixel Scrapper we have two licenses: Personal Use, and Commercial Use. We rebel against the tradition of making people feel like criminals for wanting to download and build upon our creations, and these licenses are intended to be as simple and freeing as we can make them (read our manifesto to learn more about our philosophy).

Personal Use License

This license is intended for personal use, or for any use that does not generate income, and is not attached to your profession.

Please Do:

  • Use the item however you want for personal use!
  • Use the item for any non-profit, non-professional purpose (flyers, yearbooks, non-profit posters, etc.).
  • Adapt and remix the item, then post or give away the resulting adaptations for non-commercial use (as long as you do so for free, and you are not a professional designer).
  • Attribution is not required.

Please Do Not:

  • Use the item for commercial purposes (anything where you make money, or attached to your profession).
  • Distribute the item "as is" directly to others (refer them to the item's page instead).
  • Upload any derivative works to a stock image website.

Derivative Works Licensing:

  • Derivative works must be distributed for free, and under any non-commercial use license of your choice.

Commercial Use license

This license covers any commercial or professional use of an item, or any use which generates income or profit. Professional designers should use this license for anything they distribute, including freebies.

Please Do:

  • Use the item in commercial layouts, designs, etc.
  • Adapt and remix the item, then sell or give away the resulting adaptations.
  • Use the item on physical products like mugs, shirts, etc. which you sell.
  • Attribution is not required (though always appreciated).

Please Do Not:

  • Resell or distribute the digital file "as is" without first getting permission from the item's designer.
  • Upload any derivative works to a stock image website.

Derivative Works Licensing:

  • Derivative works may be distributed under any license that you choose.

Commercial Use FAQs

What are the basics of how I can use commercial use items that I download from Pixel Scrapper?

If you are distributing a digital file directly to other people (for example, as an item in your own digital scrapbooking kit, or as a freebie on your website), you will generally need to modify or remix the item before you distribute it.

As long as you modify/remix an item, you may distribute it as you like (for example, in your own kits, as a freebie on your website), under any license you choose (cu for cu is okay), with one exception: no uploading to stock image websites (see below).

If you are not distributing a digital file directly to other people, you may generally use it as you like, without restriction--no need to modify or remix the design (so go ahead and make printed papers, clothing, accessories, etc. to sell as you like).

As a rule, we are quite tolerant when it comes to people using our designs, and distributing their derivative works. We realize that licensing can be tricky, and we're on your side. We always give people the benefit of the doubt, we're happy to talk things out, and we won't come after you in a nasty way unless you are intentionally and blatantly abusing our work in a malicious way. So take a breath, and rest easy (read our manifesto to learn more about our philosophy).

Read the FAQs below for more specifics.

What counts as modifying/remixing an item?

That's a tricky question. Before we address specifics, you need to understand the point of the "remix" rule: at Pixel Scrapper we want you to be able to use our designs to springboard your own creativity, without having to worry that you'll get in trouble for distributing the cool derivatives that you come up with. We believe that creation builds on creation, and we want you to have the full freedom to take our designs, mix and match, build, layer, flatten, enhance, color, change--and then distribute and sell the creative "remixes" you come up with (see our manifesto).

But what if someone were to download everything on Pixel Scrapper, throw the stuff together into a few "kits", and then sell those "kits" on their own website, without making any changes to the files? That would clearly be an abuse of the system, and that's why we say that you need to modify and remix our designs before you distribute them: the goal is to springboard the creativity of other people, not allow people to steal our work and sell it as their own.

Here are some examples of great remixing:

  • Using one of our templates combined with your own work to create a unique design, paper, or embellishment.
  • Combining our templates or assets to create your own designs (using a heart brad together with a ribbon template that you color to create a unique ribbon with a repeating heart pattern, for example).
  • Taking a layered psd template, moving the layers around, recoloring some layers, flattening some layers, and adding some of your own layers.

Here are some examples of less creative, but generally acceptable remixing:

  • Recoloring a template or asset, as long as the colors are fairly different from the original.
  • Taking a layered psd template, recoloring some layers, and flattening the image.
  • These techniques are generally okay as long as you are also distributing some more original work--but don't distribute a kit that has nothing but recolored assets in it, for example.

Here are some examples that would generally not count as remixing:

  • Taking a red heart illustration, and changing it to be a slightly darker shade of red -- not enough of a change.
  • Taking a layered psd template, and nudging the layers around a little bit, without any other modifications -- not enough of a change.

What counts as a "remix", in the end, is always going to be subjective. One rule of thumb is to imagine asking (or actually ask!) a few random people if they think the file you've edited is essentially the same as the original, or a "remix." If most of them would say "remix," then you are probably good to go.

At the end of the day what you should keep in mind is the intention of the rule, and your intention as a designer: if your goal is to make some quick money by passing other peoples' work off as your own, and you want to know the least you can do to get away with it, then you're not abiding by our remix philosophy, no matter what you do. If, on the other hand, you're like most designers, and are interested in using our designs to springboard your own creative work, then you can rest easy: don't sweat a particular edge case here or there ("oh no, I'm not sure if recoloring this one item is enough of a modification in this particular situation--will I get in trouble?" The answer is almost always going to be "no").

May I use your items to decorate mugs/clothing/accessories/etc that I sell in my Etsy store?

Yes. You can always use our designs on physical goods that you sell, regardless of whether or not you change the design (for example, you could take this heart bottle cap, put it on a mug, and sell it directly, without modifying the image at all). If you don't change the design at all the original designer retains full copyright, but you are given full permission to use that design.

May I use your items in online or print advertising, website design, magazines, billboards, etc.?

Yes. As with physical goods, as long as you are not distributing the digital file directly to other people, you can generally use it as you like, without modifying the design at all.

If you are distributing a digital file directly to other people (for example, as an item in your own digital scrapbooking kit), you will need to modify or remix the item before you distribute it.

May I use one or more of your templates to make my own digital designs which I then sell/distribute? (For example, using this ribbon template together with this heart button template and coloring them to make my own "heart ribbon").

Yes. As long as you are "remixing" the items that you download, you are free to sell/distribute the resulting adaptations in your own kits, or as freebies/downloads from your own website. The only restriction is that you do not distribute the resulting design via a stock image website.

May I combine some of your assets together to make my own digital designs which I then sell/distribute? (For example, using this flower embellishment and some other items, and repeating them over a textured background to make my own paper?)

Yes. As with templates, you can use assets to create your own designs which you then sell/distribute, as long as you are remixing and adapting the images. With assets, you need to be a bit more careful to make sure that you are making something that is uniquely your own. The only restriction is that you do not distribute the resulting design via a stock image website.

Does recoloring an item count as modifying/remixing it?

Generally, yes. You may recolor templates and then include them in kits that you sell/distribute, or as freebies/downloads from your own website (for example, color in this shoe illustration, and then put it in your kit).

You may also recolor assets and then distribute them in the same way, but you need to make sure that you change the color significantly. For example, taking this red felt heart, and making it a slightly deeper shade of red would not count as modifying it. Making it blue, on the other hand, would count as modifying it.

Recoloring is an example of a technique that is generally okay as long as you are also distributing some more original work--but don’t distribute a kit that has nothing but recolored assets in it, for example.

As usual, you may not distribute the recolored items via a stock image website.

Does flattening a layered PSD template count as modifying/remixing it? (For example, can I flatten this floral paper template, and then distribute the flattened image?)

Generally, no: in addition to flattening a layered PSD template you will need to do some coloring, and/or other modifications in order for the resulting item to be considered a "remix."

May I sell/distribute your layered templates as layered PSD files, as long as I modify them?

Generally, yes, but be cautious: the file you distribute should be significantly different from the original template. Moving the layers slightly is not considered a "remix" (unless you were to flatten the file and distribute it as a jpg): you would need to do things like coloring some layers, moving and flattening some layers, and/or adding additional layers.

Imagine asking a few random people if they think the file you've edited is essentially the same as the original, or a "remix." If most of them would say "remix," then you are probably good to go.

May I take a bunch of your assets/templates without modifying them, and put them in a digital kit which I then sell/distribute?

Generally, no. You need to modify/remix the items that you download before you can distribute them directly to others as digital files. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis: you can contact the item's designer to ask about your particular use case.

May I remix some of your items, and then upload the resulting images to a stock image website?

No. This is our one distribution restriction: nothing you make using our images may be uploaded to any stock image website. Examples of stock image websites include:

If you are not sure if a particular site counts as a stock image website, please contact us.

I purchased a download subscription, then canceled it: can I still use all the items I downloaded for commercial use?

Yes. The items you download from Pixel Scrapper are yours to keep and use under the license that you chose, even if your subscription is canceled, or expires.

Do I need to give credit to the original designer?

Giving credit back to the original designer is not required, but always appreciated.

What license can I distribute derivative works (modified items) under?

As long as you have downloaded the item for commercial use, and have abided by our terms, you are free to distribute your derivative under any license that you choose. "CU for CU" is fine, as is any other license.

Opening Downloaded Files

Here is a list of all the file extensions you will encounter on this site. If anything is unclear, please contact me.

JPG

A basic image format. Sometimes contains a little bit of "noise" if you zoom in real close. Does not allow for transparency.

Good for:

  • Photos, papers, layouts
  • Large images with lots of colors

Bad for:

  • Anything where you need hard edges, or transparency

PNG

Another basic image format. "Lossless" compression means no "noise" or "artifacts" in the image, but the file size will be larger (possibly much larger) than a JPG image because of that.

Good for:

  • Small images with few colors
  • Anything where you need hard edges, or transparency

Bad for:

  • Large images with lots of colors

PSD

A layered Photoshop file. Good for complex templates and such. Can be opened by Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, and most other serious image editing software.

Usually I'll zip my PSD files to save time and space when transferring to/from the web. See below.

ZIP

A compressed folder that contains some number of files inside of it. Can easily be opened on almost any operating system without needing special software.

Usually I'll zip my PSD files to save time and space when transferring to/from the web.

7z

Similar to the "zip" format, but you might need to download special software to open it. I used to zip all my files with .7z compression, to help save money on bandwidth and also to speed up your downloading. I'm switching back to using the regular .zip format, but for now a lot of things are still zipped with .7z. You can use the following programs to open these files. If you have any problems, please let me know.

For Windows: 7-zip, AlZip

For Mac: Zipeg, Stuffit Expander

--Marisa

Community Involvement

Profile Expectations

Pixel Scrapper is a community site for digital scrapbookers and designers. We want it to be a place where we can get to know a little bit about each other, rather than just one more faceless, impersonal website.

We provide a lot of free resources at Pixel Scrapper, and in return for those resources, we have a few expectations about the way users present themselves here. If you have any concerns about any of these expectations, please feel free to contact us.

You will get community points for filling out your profile, which will help you earn more download credits.

Full name (or pseudonym) expected

All users are expected fill out both their first and last names, and should use their real names rather than the name of a shop, or business. So don't use "Mary's Digi Designs" as your name. You can link to your design studio in the "social media" section of your profile.

Users who are worried about sharing their full name should use a pseudonym, rather than using only their initials. Most of the time, initials are simply too short to create a meaningful identity, especially if you're uploading layouts to the gallery: your work deserves a name to go with it, so people can find and remember your creations.

If you do use a pseudonym, feel free to be creative, but please use a name, rather than something silly or strange: using a handle like "Purple Dinosaur" or "Minnie Mouse" is distancing. Try something like mixing your middle name with your grandmother's maiden name, or the city you were born in...

Profile Picture: Use a photo of yourself, or a public domain photo

All users are expected to upload a profile picture, and are strongly encouraged to upload a real photo of themselves; a shot that shows your face well is preferred. Our faces tell a story, and it's one way for us to connect online, when we can't meet together in person.

If you really, really don't want to upload a picture of yourself for some particular reason, that's okay. But please, use a picture of someone, rather than a logo or clip art, etc. Perhaps you have an old picture of your great aunt lying around, which you could use. Or just go ahead and use a public domain photo; for example, all photos in the searchable Flickr Commons are in the public domain, and can be used freely for any purpose without requesting permission. Check out their nice collection of female portraits, and feel free to use one as your profile photo if you really don't want to use a photo of yourself.

If you need help uploading a profile picture, see here.

Other Profile Fields

We expect all users to fill out the "about me" field, and encourage everyone to fill out the rest of the fields as well. Letting us know what tools you use to scrapbook, for instance, will help you connect to others who use the same software, and get better help in the forums later on.

Why do we have these expectations?

The internet is wonderful for the way it allows us to connect with people from around the world who share our interests. But it can also be a bit cold, and anonymous, and isolating... sometimes it can be downright scary and mean. Look at the collection of comments underneath your average YouTube video, and you can get a quick glimpse of how the anonymity that is ubiquitous with the internet often brings out the worst in people.

Even when people aren't being mean, bizarre usernames and random profile pictures often make internet communities feel more like a group of random cyber-entities than a community of real flesh-and-blood people.

At Pixel Scrapper, we want to create something that feels a bit more real than that. Of course, all this doesn't mean that you have to go by your "real" name. As long as you create a pseudonym that sounds real, we'll take it. We aren't doing background checks on people to be sure they are telling the truth. We just want them to sound like people.

The idea with the real names and photos isn't necessarily to be truthful (although I like to think that I'm really talking to the person in the photo), but to at least give us a real-seeming person to connect to. Online identities will always be constructs, to some extent, but it's still much easier to connect with a photo named "Stephanie Rose" than to a to a flower named "blue giraffe" -- even if "Stephanie" is your grandmother's name, "Rose" is your favorite flower, and the photo is of one of your ancestors who immigrated from Scotland 100 years ago.

We believe that together, we can make a better internet. Thank you for your help!

Forum Guidelines

Welcome to the Pixel Scrapper forums: we're glad to have you here!

Just a few quick guidelines, BEFORE YOU POST:

1. Read our profile expectations and follow them through.

2. Introduce yourself by replying in the Introduce Yourself thread before posting anywhere else: we want to know who you are!

3. Read through the front page of forums posts (at least) to make sure that no one has already started the topic you are interested in. In general, it's a good idea to spend some time reading in the forums before posting your first new topic.

4. If you are having trouble on the site, and want to get help, post ONLY in the Support Forum, or use the site Contact Form to contact us directly.

5. Please use descriptive post titles and avoid using ALL CAPS.

6. Please do not FLOOD the forums with tons of posts within a short time. Try to comment appropriately and constructively.

7. Please use bold, italic, underline, and other formatting options responsibly. Everyone wants to be heard, but it hurts readability if we all make our posts ALL CAPS or all bold, and it doesn't help anyone in the long run.

Posts that do not honor these guidelines may be removed. Thanks for your understanding! If you have questions, please visit this forum post.

Uploading Designs

We're not looking for new designers right at the moment, but if you are interested in being a Pixel Scrapper designer please send us a note at support@pixelscrapper.com and we will keep your info on file! We're definitely looking to expand in the near future.

We are also working on a community "commons" area that will allow community members to share their designs with each other. Stay tuned!

Gallery

Why upload your layouts to Pixel Scrapper?
  1. Your layouts will be posted to the front page of the site, where our friendly community can "heart" them and comment on them.
  2. Your layouts will show up in the Pixel Scrapper Gallery, and in site search.
  3. You will get your own private gallery at pixelscrapper.com/your-name/gallery (see example), where you can send others to view your work.
  4. You'll be eligible to enter Pixel Scrapper challenges, and win tons of download credits.
  5. You'll get a nice interface to browse all comments on your layouts, and see all your layout statistics (# of views, hearts, etc.).
  6. We have an open gallery: your layouts do not have to be related to Pixel Scrapper, i.e. they do not have to use Pixel Scrapper assets or templates.
Apply for gallery access

To gain access to upload your layouts to the Gallery, submit the application form, and we'll add upload ability to your account.

Gallery guidelines

Open Gallery: you may upload any layout, regardless of where the elements come from: you do not need to only upload layouts that use Pixel Scrapper items.

Layouts Only: please limit your uploads to scrapbooking layouts. Random images, kit previews, promotional items, etc. should not be uploaded to the gallery, and will be removed. Generally anything that you believe to be a layout is probably a layout :), but if you are uncertain about something you want to upload, you can contact us about it.

Dimensions: For uploading to the web, DPI and the size of your image in inches/cm does not matter: just the pixel dimensions. Ideally gallery images should be saved at 1000x1000 pixels at maximum jpg quality. Minimum dimensions are 600x600 pixels. If your layout is not square, that is for whichever edge is longer (which is why it's really best to go for 1000 pixels over 600). If your image is over the maximum dimensions, it will be re-sized automatically on upload.

Guide to uploading your layouts to the gallery

Before you can upload layouts to the Pixel Scrapper gallery, you will need to apply for gallery access.

Slideshow Tutorial

Use the arrow buttons on the bottom of the slideshow to navigate. A video tutorial follows further down the page, if you prefer.

Video Tutorial

Support Pixel Scrapper

Donate

Pixel Scrapper is an experiment in generous creativity and living out of a spirit of abundance. Almost everything here is available for free. By donating you help the site survive, and get a number of bonuses as well:

  1. Receive a large number of bonus download credits.
  2. Gain access to kit downloads, rather than being limited to individual assets and templates.
  3. Gain access to free re-downloading of items you have already downloaded.
  4. Get a "Supporter" badge to display in the forums.

What are you waiting for? Visit the donation page to donate now!

Link to Pixel Scrapper

We appreciate any and all links from your site to ours. If you'd like to receive community points for your links, please send us a note and include a link to the link.

You can earn the following points:

  • 30 community points for a permanent, front page link to PixelScrapper.com (not a sub-page) OR
  • 20 community points for a permanent link on another main page (favorite sites, resources, etc) OR
  • 10 community points for a blog post that includes a link to Pixel Scrapper, or any link to a Pixel Scrapper sub-page.

If you use a text link, we would appreciate if the text was "Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking" or else you can use one of the following buttons.

Text Link:

Button 1: 150 x 150 pixels:

Digital Scrapbooking at Pixel Scrapper

Button 2: 150 x 70 pixels:

Digital Scrapbooking at Pixel Scrapper

Detailed instructions for Blogger

If you are having trouble adding our buttons to your blogger blog, please see this detailed tutorial by Lórien.

Legal

Site Terms of Service

It is our intention at Pixel Scrapper to treat our users and their information with the utmost care and respect. We are not a big operation, and for our terms of service we are relying mostly on a freely available, generic document.

If you have any questions or concerns about terms of service, please do not hesitate to contact us (contact information provide at bottom of document).

What follows is the required legal jargon.

Agreement between user and PixelScrapper.com

Welcome to PixelScrapper.com. The PixelScrapper.com website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by Pixel Scrapper LLC ("Pixel Scrapper"). PixelScrapper.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of PixelScrapper.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.

PixelScrapper.com is an ecommerce and social networking site designed to facilitate forum discussion, social networking interaction, and digital file downloads.

Privacy

Your use of PixelScrapper.com is subject to Pixel Scrapper's Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices.

Electronic Communications

Visiting PixelScrapper.com or sending emails to Pixel Scrapper constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Your Account

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Pixel Scrapper is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Pixel Scrapper and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

Pixel Scrapper does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. Any use or access by anyone under the age of 13 is prohibited. If you are under 18, you may use PixelScrapper.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Links to third party sites/Third party services

PixelScrapper.com may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Pixel Scrapper and Pixel Scrapper is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Pixel Scrapper is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Pixel Scrapper of the site or any association with its operators.

Certain services made available via PixelScrapper.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the PixelScrapper.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Pixel Scrapper may share such information and data with any third party with whom Pixel Scrapper has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of PixelScrapper.com users and customers.

No unlawful or prohibited use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use PixelScrapper.com strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Pixel Scrapper that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Pixel Scrapper or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site, except as allowed by our content licenses. Pixel Scrapper content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely as allowed for by our content licenses, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Pixel Scrapper and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Pixel Scrapper or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms, and our content licenses.

Use of communication services

The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Pixel Scrapper has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Pixel Scrapper reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Pixel Scrapper reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Pixel Scrapper reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Pixel Scrapper's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Pixel Scrapper does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Pixel Scrapper specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Pixel Scrapper spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Pixel Scrapper.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.

Materials provided to PixelScrapper.com or posted on any Pixel Scrapper web page

Pixel Scrapper does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to PixelScrapper.com (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Pixel Scrapper Site or our associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Pixel Scrapper, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Pixel Scrapper is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Pixel Scrapper's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

Third Party Accounts

You will be able to connect your Pixel Scrapper account to third party accounts. By connecting your Pixel Scrapper account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.

International Users

The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Pixel Scrapper from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Pixel Scrapper Content accessed through PixelScrapper.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Pixel Scrapper, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Pixel Scrapper reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Pixel Scrapper in asserting any available defenses.

Liability disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. PIXEL SCRAPPER LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

PIXEL SCRAPPER LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. PIXEL SCRAPPER LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL PIXEL SCRAPPER LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF PIXEL SCRAPPER LLC OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination/access restriction

Pixel Scrapper reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Oregon and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Oregon in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Pixel Scrapper as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Pixel Scrapper's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Pixel Scrapper's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Pixel Scrapper with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Pixel Scrapper with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Pixel Scrapper with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

Pixel Scrapper reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which PixelScrapper.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Pixel Scrapper encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.

Contact Us

Pixel Scrapper welcomes your questions or comments regarding these Terms:

Pixel Scrapper LLC
820 N. River Street, Loft 206
Portland, Oregon 97227

Email Address:
support@pixelscrapper.com

Telephone number:
+1.9529559473

Effective as of December 15, 2013

Site Privacy Policy

It is our intention at Pixel Scrapper to treat our users and their information with the utmost care and respect. If you have any questions or concerns about privacy, please do not hesitate to contact us (contact information provide at bottom of document).

What follows is the required legal jargon.

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the PixelScrapper.com and Pixel Scrapper LLC and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Pixel Scrapper LLC include PixelScrapper.com and Pixel Scrapper. The Pixel Scrapper website is a ecommerce and social networking site. By using the Pixel Scrapper website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Pixel Scrapper may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase Pixel Scrapper's products and services, we may collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. Pixel Scrapper may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age and gender. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Pixel Scrapper. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Pixel Scrapper website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Pixel Scrapper's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Pixel Scrapper encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Pixel Scrapper so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Pixel Scrapper is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Pixel Scrapper website.

Use of your Personal Information

Pixel Scrapper collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

Pixel Scrapper may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Pixel Scrapper and its affiliates. Pixel Scrapper may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Pixel Scrapper does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Pixel Scrapper may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Pixel Scrapper may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Pixel Scrapper, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Pixel Scrapper may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Pixel Scrapper, in order to determine what Pixel Scrapper services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Pixel Scrapper to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Pixel Scrapper will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Pixel Scrapper or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Pixel Scrapper; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Pixel Scrapper, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Pixel Scrapper website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Pixel Scrapper pages, or register with Pixel Scrapper site or services, a cookie helps Pixel Scrapper to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Pixel Scrapper website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Pixel Scrapper features that you customized.

Pixel Scrapper and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how our ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Pixel Scrapper services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Children Under Thirteen

Pixel Scrapper does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. Any use or access by anyone under the age of 13 is prohibited. If you are under 18, you may use PixelScrapper.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Disconnecting your Pixel Scrapper Account from Third Party Websites

You will be able to connect your Pixel Scrapper account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR PIXEL SCRAPPER ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED INTHIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users may learn how to disconnect their accounts from third-party websites by visiting their "My Account" page. Users may also contact us via email or telephone.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Pixel Scrapper by deleting their Pixel Scrapper accounts. You may also contact us for help opting out via our contact information below.

Changes to this Statement

Pixel Scrapper will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Pixel Scrapper encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Pixel Scrapper is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Pixel Scrapper welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Pixel Scrapper has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Pixel Scrapper at:

Pixel Scrapper LLC
820 N. River Street, Loft 206
Portland, Oregon 97227

Email Address:
support@pixelscrapper.com

Telephone number:
+1.9529559473

Effective as of December 15, 2013

Subsidiary websites

This page provides a definitive list of subsidiary websites operated by Pixel Scrapper LLC, which provide legal downloads of Pixel Scrapper products. If you downloaded a Pixel Scrapper product from a site not listed here, please contact us.

List of Pixel Scrapper websites:

Contact

Contact Us

Hi, I'm Marisa Lerin, and I run Pixel Scrapper with the help of my husband, Jordan. I want your experience here to be great! If you have any kind of trouble with the site, concerns about using it, feedback, or just want to say high, don't hesitate to contact me!

Contact Options:

  1. Use the site contact form.
  2. Email me at support@pixelscrapper.com
  3. Call me at 1-952-955-9473
  4. Skype me. My Skype username is Marisa.Lerin. When adding me as a contact, say that you are a Pixel Scrapper user.

--Marisa

Marisa and Jordan

Me and Jordan in our old hometown, in Korea.
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