How I Organise my Scrapbooking Collections

Once you start collecting a few scrapbooking collections and elements, you’ll find it is surprisingly easy to get out of control. You’ll soon discover that it is difficult to lay your hands (digitally speaking) on exactly the flower or background you’re looking for, or to find complementary elements in different collections download musikstudio for free.

Many websites and groups run contest and challenges. You may have to include a particular percentage of items from a specific supplier or designer movie maker für vista kostenlos downloaden. In some situations you may need to credit the designers you used, and in other situations you may need to check the terms of use relating to particular elements microsoft word downloaden gratis 2010.

I have seen a lot of different ways to organise your elements, and I’m sure you’ll come across many of them in due course. The method below works well for me, but you might want to choose a different method Download yumpu magazine. It’s very personal but the key thing is to get organised from the beginning!

Family Photos

Firstly I have one big folder on my computer called Family Photo Scanning, which is divided into two subfolders: Originals where I keep every single scanned photograph, completely unaltered, and Edits, where I keep any edited photographs (cropped, brightened, etc) musik aufnehmen programm kostenlos downloaden deutsch. I always put the year of the photo at the beginning of the file name, so they are easily ordered by subject date. Of course, all my photos are backed up to the cloud herunterladen.


I have a second big folder called Scrapbooking. This is used as a store for all my scrapbooking elements videostar pro. It is divided into four folders:

  • Collections contains multiple folders named CollectionName_DesignerName. Each one of these contains a zipped kit/bundle herunterladen.
  • Elements – contains individual elements, all unzipped and sorted into folders by type, with all the suppliers and designers mixed together minecraft ps4 gratis downloaden.
  • Pages – this contains all of my complete psds and jpgs
  • Wish List – here I keep preview images of kits I’d like to purchase

My Process

  1. When I acquire a new collection I create the new subfolder for it in the Collections folder youtube video herunterladen computer bild. The path looks like this: Collections > Supplier_KitName_Designer. For example the supplier might be GS (GingerScraps),the kit name NarcisseDesPres, and the designer LDrag.
  2. I create a subfolder called Supplier_KitName_Designer_ZipFiles. The zip files will stay there forever.
  3. Next I unzip all the collection’s zip files.
  4. I find the best preview image for the kit, rename it FOLDER and put it in the Collections > Supplier_KitName_Designer folder. This is a really useful way to be able to recognise collections visually without going into the folders.
  5. I create a Supplier_KitName_Designer_TOU (Terms of Use) subfolderplace and place any information from the vendor and designer into it.
  6. I keep each alphabet in its own Supplier_KitName_Designer_AlphaName subfolder (with its preview image, if there is one, renamed FOLDER).
  7. Now comes an important step. I rename every unzipped file so they look like something this: Supplier_KitName_Designer_Filename. This is laborious but very worthwhile. Now I will never again wonder where, or who, a particular element came from. Even when I place elements in my psd files, all this information will still be preserved in the layers.
  8. Once they are renamed, I can move all these element files into an Elements > Type subfolder e.g. Elements > Bunting.

Here’s my list of Type subfolders:

  • Alphabets
  • Animals
  • Arrows and Chevrons
  • Backgrounds Writing
  • Backgrounds Black and Grey
  • Backgrounds Blue Lilac Purple
  • Backgrounds Brown Beige
  • Backgrounds Green Yellow
  • Backgrounds Multi
  • Backgrounds Photos
  • Backgrounds Pink Red
  • Backgrounds White
  • Backgrounds Writing and Print
  • Borders Straight and Square
  • Bunting
  • Buttons and Brads
  • Christmas
  • Clips Pins and Staples
  • Clocks and Watches
  • Clusters and Quick Pages
  • Flourishes
  • Foliage White
  • Foliage Black Grey
  • Foliage Blue Lilac Purple
  • Foliage Brown Beige
  • Foliage Green
  • Foliage Yellow Orange
  • Foliage Pink
  • Foliage Red
  • Foliage Victorian Scraps
  • Food and Drink
  • FX Styles ASLs Brushes
  • Frames Mats Doilies
  • Hearts
  • Journalling Spaces and Tags
  • Masks
  • Musical
  • Other
  • Ribbon Curls and Bows
  • Scatters and Splatters
  • String and Stitches
  • Transport
  • Vintage Ephemera
  • Words

I now have each collection saved in two separate places:

  • Scrapbooking > Collections > CollectionName_DesignerName (zipped).
  • Scrapbooking > Elements > Animals > filename (unzipped).

I hope you found this helpful! Please feel free to comment. I’d love to know what variations you use.

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