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January 18, 2011

Life with Liz - My Fave Digi Blogs & Chance to Win!

I've recently been helping my sister-in-law start digi-scrapping. It's taken me almost 2 years to get her hooked and I think I'm almost there! She's done quite a few digi-pages already and they look great. Once she got used to the whole digi-scrapping thing then I introduced her to some of my fave digi blogs and other places I think digital scrappers should know about (besides Scrap Orchard of course!). So I thought I would share with you some of the places I shared with her. They are my go-to places for tips, inspiration, & just other places I use for printing, fonts, photos actions, etc...

Here they are in no particular order.

1. The Daily Digi




I love this site because they have some great information about digi scrapping and great inspiration. Plus they have the Digi Files each month. Each month they gather a group of digital scrapbooking designers from around digi-world to bring you a grab bag of sorts. It's only $5 and it allows you to try out a variety of different designers for 1 low price. I love reading their blog posts everyday. There is such a variety...sometimes inspiration, sometimes just everyday posts, somtimes tips & tutorials, it's really great!

This place is a must for getting your photos looking AMAZING. She has some great actions, a lot of freebies and now she even has some great tutorials! I highly encourage you to become a fan of hers on facebook because she randomly posts coupons & tutorials. If you've never used a photo action before I encourage you to try it out, they do wonders to your photos. You do have to have Photoshop CS to use her actions.









Have you ever seen a scrapbook page with a wonderful handwritten font and wondered how they do that? Well, at Kevin & Amanda's Fonts for Peas Blog you can pick up a ton of FREE handwritten fonts. The have over 300 fonts to choose from....it's wonderful! Plus there blog is super fun to read & they have lots of yummy recipes too!

Printing & Costs? Those are the two things people always ask me when I start talking about digi-scrapping. Where do you print your pages & how much does it cost. I've recently discovered Persnickity Prints and I LOVE them. I don't think I will ever print anywhere else again. 12x12 prints are $1.99 and I've even snatched up coupons where I've saved 30% off the $1.99 price. The quality & color of the prints are amazing. I've NEVER had a problem with them.
Those are my top places. I asked my Creative Team what there favorite spots were and so I thought I would share with you what they like too.
Sarah, Heather, Christine all suggested The Pioneer Woman. I must admit that I frequent this blog too. She has some great photo actions and photos tips....and I really love her homeschooling section & oooh, her recipes are wonderful too!
Heather also likes SuzyQ's blog. She has lots of tutorials and an awesome freebie section.
Tami & Heather also like TheCoffeeShopBlog. There are some great photo actions there too.
Tami also suggest the GalleryStandoutsBlog. This is a place I frequently visit too. They go around different digi-galleries and pick out some of their faves. I love looking at all the beautiful layouts. I get so inspired when I go there.
Christine also suggested Ali Edwards. I must admit that I frequent this blog too! She is mainly a paper scrapper but such great ideas that you can easily adapt to digi-scrapping.
Judie loves DonnaDowney. I must admit that I've never been to this site before but I just had to check it out....I must say that it's pretty cool and I just "liked" her on facebook! Lots of idea that you can apply to digi-scrapping.
Another great place that we kind of all agreed was a great spot was JessicaSprague. She has some great classes and inspiration. I've been eyeballing a few of her classes....I just need to find the time to take one!

The way I keep up with most of these blogs is by "liking" them on facebook and then when they post updates it'll come through my facebook wall. You can also subscribe to their RSS Feed.....I'm just so bad at checking this, but I know some people love it.
So, those are our favorite spots....I'm sure I'm missing some other good ones. Do you have a favorite place to get ideas or tips? I'm not talking about digi-stores or galleries here, but blogs. Share your favorite place with me & you'll have a chance to win this weeks newest releases! Do you see a trend here? I've decided that every Tues. in my blog post I'm going to give you all a chance to win my newest stuff. I have 2 template sets coming out on Thursday with a total of 10 templates in each set! Some you've seen before and maybe some you haven't.....hmmm, are you curious? Plus a hybrid template! No sneak peek today but you definitely don't want to miss out on this chance.....3 new products valued at over $18!
I'll be announcing the winner on my facebook fan page at midnight on Wed.
So go ahead and leave a comment telling me your favorite digi blogs. I can't wait to see your favorite spots.


33 comments:

shellie said...

thanks for the chance!!!

my favorite blogs are:

the daily digi (tons of info)

paislee press (she's got some wonderful projects, tips, etc)

taylor made designs (some many wonderful tutorials)

i love reading new posts by them right on my phone and learning something new!!

DoggiNo said...

You already have some great blogs listed here. I use google reader to keep track of all the blogs I follow.

One I also like is http://www.designhousedigital.com/content/category/blog/
Great tips and a good mix of digi and hybrid.

Lynda said...

I love Michelles Paint Shop Pro Newbie 101.... whilst I am not a newbie she has some great advanced tips and she shows her tutorials on video stream.... I love it soooooo easy to follow

Amber said...

I have to second SuzyQ Scraps blog! Lots of freebies, giveaways, and awesome tutorials!!

sara said...

I use Google Reader and I follow a LOT of blogs! Some of my favorite ones are:
http://www.mesoscrappy.com/
and
http://www.digidares.com/

and, of course, some of the others mentioned here! :)

Thanks for the chance! :)

Jennifer C said...

I love Amanda Padgett's Everyday Elements! Great photography tips and actions!

Jody said...

I love ScrappersGuide Newsletter Tip of the Week. Each week there is a very informative tip for scrappers.

http://www.scrappersguide.com/

Suzan a.k.a. Scrapping Dutch Chick said...

For all my Word Art: Elegant Word Art by Bethany

http://elegantwordart2.blogspot.com/

Besides loving to read about her life, I love her Word Art!

Thanks for a chance to win :)

Wendy said...

Wow Everyone has named a lot of blogs I check out every day. I use the blog reader on Google. I have so many favorites:

http://aliedwards.com/ gives so many wonderful ideas on a daily basis.

and I like this one too...

http://sallysangelworks.typepad.com/sallys_ponderings/ she's so crafty.

and for a little laughter
http://coalcreekfarm.com/

and of course I always check this blog out daily, you just never know what you'll find!

http://www.scrappingwithliz.com/

Anna said...

My fave is http://www.theshabbyshoppe.com/blog/

keepscrappin said...

I like all the ones you mentioned plus Digital Scrapper - Formerly Scrapper's Guide.

http://www.digitalscrapper.com/blog/

Thanks for the chance to win your new stuffs. I can't wait to see them.

Sabrina Mix said...

Hi, Liz!

My favorite digiscrap blogs are: YOURS, of course!

DigiScrap4All

Andrea's Bits and Scraps and Little Ironies

Kristin's Scrap Design

Lindsay Jane Designs

Paislee Press

ScrapMatters Blog

Tanya's Crossbone Cuts

wimpychomperswonderwomen

Hope I can win the prize!

xoxo

sabrinaweb at gmail.com

teresaj said...

My favorite blogs are:
scrapping with liz
scrap infusions
persnickety prints

Serenyd said...

Pages to Treasure does nice work too.

Favs: Hummies world, Scrapmania Free, Freebie Scrap Garden

Rachel said...

Hi Liz,
In addition to what the other commenters have said, I would like to add Simply Yin's Blog at http://simplyyin.blogspot.com/
She has great multiphoto templates and is so generous!

Michelle said...

It isn't exactly a blog but I love to look at Gallery Standouts http://gallerystandouts.com/fingerpointing/
also love Katie the Scrapbooklady
http://www.scrapbookladypages.com/
Write, click,scrapbook
http://www.writeclickscrapbook.com/
Oh, and the Shutterfly photo blog
http://blog.shutterfly.com/
Thanks for the chance!

Alyna said...

You already have a super list of amazing blogs. My additions would be:
Simple Scrapper
http://www.simplescrapper.com/
and
Log Your Memory
http://logyourmemory.com/
Both offer great inspiration and tips.
Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous products Liz!!

ldrewel said...

I also like the daily digi, the Pioneer Woman and Jessica Sprague. Another ones that I like are
Katie the scrapbook lady (http://scrapbooklady.typepad.com/katie_the_scrapbook_lady/),
Simply Yin (http://simplyyin.blogspot.com/),
Stacy Julian (http://stacyjulian.com/blog/) and
Write, Click, Scrapbook (http://www.writeclickscrapbook.com/).

Simona said...

I follow my faves through blogger and I guess most of them have been already mentioned above. One I recently discovered is one that pushes and challenges scrappers, and it's Girls vs. Scrap: girlvsscrap.blogspot.com
I also love Jennifer Fox's blog because her tutorials and tips really helped out and introduced me a lot of new features: jenniferfoxdesigns.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I have a lot of scrappy blogs in my reader, but I LOVE to read Ali Edward's blog for project inspiration.

lwentkie said...

I have so many designers blogs that I follow and I love when photoshop tutorials are posted. The Shutterfly digital scrapbooking blog helps me find new ideas!

Jennifer Prescott said...

My favorites that I check all the time are:

Of course! http://www.scrappingwithliz.com/

http://www.theshabbyshoppe.com/blog/

http://suzee-q-stuff.blogspot.com/

On a side note, I love making gifts and doing hybrid projects. I love love love:
http://www.howdoesshe.com/

I wanna win! I never win anything! :) Thanks for the chance Liz.

Rebecca said...

Daily Digi is a must for any new or experienced scrapper! Like some of the others, I also love Pioneer Woman.

I've also recently started reading the Sir Scrapalot blog (http://www.sirscrapalotdesigns.com/blog/) because Aaron writes such helpful posts that are about organizing scrapping and life and fitting in time for everything.

Another one I've enjoyed following is Everyday Elements for some great action freebies, and although she has a blog, I follow her on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EverydayElements)

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Scrappin Gramma said...

I have so many blogs bkmked
I really like the photography ones
Suzy's is great
cant wait to see your new templates

LRaeWoo said...

Besides following my favorite designers' blogs (many already mentioned), I also check Katie the scrapbook lady for her monthly roundups and prompt ideas -- http://scrapbooklady.typepad.com/katie_the_scrapbook_lady/

Sara Gleason's blog is another one I follow for prompts using her "Grow with Love" program --

http://www.zinniasandswallowtails.com/

Jenny said...

What a great list (both yours and the comments)! Here are a couple I love that I didn't see mentioned already:

Cathy Zielke
http://cathyzielske.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Simply Yin
http://simplyyin.blogspot.com/

And my absolute most favorite blog ever is Under the Sycamore. Ashley's not a digital scrapbooker (yet), but her photography is AMAZING and she posts lots of crafty ideas and inspiration.
http://ashleyannphotography.com/blog/

Sondra <3 said...

You have already listed quite a few of blogs that I visit frequently, but I have one that I check on a daily basis because I just love it!

britt-ish designs

There is a lot of disney themed things on this blog site which makes it perfect for someone with small children that love disney :o)

Kelly Smith said...

Just a few of my favorites

Daily Digi
The Coffeeshop Blog
A-Manda Creation
Paislee Press
Connie Prince Design

Kat said...

The Daily Digi and SuzyQ Scraps, definitely!

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

{katscreations23 AT ymail DOT com}

dtahphotography said...

I love your blog, SUZYQ Scraps, Captivated Visions & The Daily Digi.
A non scrapping blog I like is:
http://motivationmamadrama.blogspot.com/

Scrapping With Liz said...

Thanks you all so much! I've enjoyed checking some of these out....and I will be checking them all out eventually. So much inspiration.

I used ranom.org...typed everyones names in and guess who one! Shellie...the very first comment! You never know. Shellie I'll be sending you a message soon with the info to grab the new stuff.

Thanks and come back next week for a chance to win my new releases for next week....some Valentines Stuff!

Scrapping With Liz said...

Oh no Shellie...can you send me an e-mail to liz at scrapping with liz dot com. Thanks!

shellie said...

i sent you an email liz!

thanks again!

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