Sharing your pages in an online gallery is a great way to get involved in the community. You’ll not only help promote designers you love, but also put yourself out there to receive feedback. You can even participate in forum discussions called Praise Games, where you showcase a layout and ask for comments. However, if you’re new to digital scrapbooking, you might not know where to go. This post is for you.
Some galleries are “open”, meaning you can post layouts from any designer as long as they adhere to the size requirements of 150 K and 600×600 pixels. Others, usually affiliated with a particular shop or designer, request that you only post layouts using at least some of their products. Each site will vary in its requirements. This post is about those open galleries, because we want your layouts to have a home.
DigiShopTalk (DST) – This gallery is very fast paced, but it is the place to be. Dare I say it, but EVERYONE posts here. Due to occasional server issues, Simple Scrapper does not recommend you post exclusively here.
Gotta Pixel – This is a great place for newcomers to receive a warm welcome and a lot of comments on their pages.
My Scrapbook Art (MSA) & ScrapArtist – Super talented artists post at both of these galleries, but don’t be intimidated. The sites are open to anyone’s work. The galleries at MSA and ScrapArtist are slower paced than DST, so you’ll up the chance of getting a comment.
You might consider posting your layouts to several galleries, as backup or to get more feedback. Here’s what I do:
- Everything, including QPs, to DigiShopTalk
- All original LOs to My Scrapbook Art
- Best LOs to ScrapArtist
This system allows me options when I want to share my gallery with others. I can either showcase all of my work or just the very best, depending on the situation.
Like with discussion forums, shop around for the right fit for you. It’s YOUR digi home, not ours!