Is simplicity on your list of resolutions? Though we love this hobby, it has to fit in with your life. Some times you want to get in and out without detours and impulse purchases. Here are 4 great new tips to simplify your digital scrapbooking in 2009.

Get organized
Are your supplies scattered across your harddrive, or worse, multiple harddrives? Make 2009 the year to get your digital life as clutter free as your real life. Before you invest in organizing software, start with these basic steps:

  1. Cull through your collection – delete kits and quickpages you’re over
  2. Create a simple directory structure for projects, supplies and templates
  3. Clean up all your supply folders – make sure they are named by the designer and kit name

Scrap the recap
Save those chic one-pic layouts for the lazy days of summer. If you’re frantically trying to scrap all of those cute holiday photos, try a simply beautiful multi-photo approach. You’ll be done all the faster, leaving time to play with all the new kits.

Layout from Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Catch up with 12×12 photo pages
Are you a talented snap-a-holic? Don’t fret, you don’t have to scrap each and every stunning photo. Showcase your next-best photos with 12×12 pocket pages that hold 4×6 prints. Cut yourself some slack and use these in between your layouts.

Choose a favorite designer
If you reserve a wee little budget for your supplies, try loyalty on for size. Be an unofficial creative team member for one designer and purchase her kits throughout the year. Find someone you love and who fits your style. Top it off with an RSS subscription to that designer’s blog, so you’ll always know when a new kit is released.

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Did you find this post helpful?

We believe simple is not how your page looks, but how your scrapbooking hobby works. We have a free workshop called SPARKED and it is the best way to learn more about Simple Scrapper and start creating consistently.


  1. Kim @ Up North Mommy

    I created a scrapbook for my son’s first year. I had a great time making it. I began one for my daughter but only got a few pages into it. She’s now 3 1/2. I have a 1 year old and I don’t have a thing for him. I really need to get my but in gear and finish my daughter and start one for my son. Thanks for the great ideas. 🙂

    Kim @ Up North Mommy’s last blog post..Four reasons to add margins

  2. Lolli

    I completely agree! I have 5 kids, and 6 scrapbooks that I am always working on. I have to keep it simple or it would be impossible!

  3. ::Sylvia::

    I love this layout! You’ve got a great blog! I’m the editor of the Creative Bliss channel on Blissfully Domestic and I’d love to have you join our team of contributors! If you’re interested email me at sylvia{at}blissfullydomestic{dot}com!

    ::Sylvia::’s last blog post..An apple a day keeps the fashion police away…


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