So I know I really shouldn’t be giving away advice or suggestions on digi-scrapping since I have a business doing it…I really should tell you there’s no way you can do what I do and just to let me do it for you and charge a bunch, hehe!!!! But I’m too nice and I want everyone to love it as much as I do!!! So here’s a list of sites where you can find tutorials and free (for personal use) kits with papers and elements and everything you need to begin your digi-scrapping adventure. 😀
Also just to rehash what I think you already know–I use Photoshop Elements (6.0) to make my layouts.
Shabby Princess –this is the site that got me started on digital scrapping, they have a good “Creating your first layout” tutorial and one for doing the photo in all b&w except a few parts. Great free digi kits too!!! They are personal use only though.
Two Peas in a Bucket –they have an awesome PSE class going on once a month right now that I am learning tons from! 🙂 If you look in the shop under digital scrapping kits and put the price from low to high you’ll find their free stuff 🙂 They are also personal use only though
Summer Time Designs –Summer is great and has some of the most fabulous papers I’ve ever seen, I actually purchased her commercial license so I could use all her stuff in my business, that’s how much I love it!!! But for anyone who wants to use it just for personal use it’s all free! 😀 I used her kits in the design of this blog as well.
RAK Scraps –you have to join the site but they have an awesome Mega Kit that comes out each month with a ton of stuff!! Some of it’s great, some not so much, but I just weed through it and delete anything I don’t think I’d ever use
Melanie Violette — (Has seemed to go MIA, which makes me want to cry because I LOVED her stuff…leaving the link up in hopes she’ll restart one day!!)
Digi Scrap Depot –this is a great place because it takes a ton of scattered freebies out there and brings it in to one location 😀
The Scrappin’ Cop–her stuff is for the more advanced digi-scrapper…if you’ve been playing around with it for awhile and want to start playing around with making your own stuff or just recoloring grey scale items you can’t beat her stuff!!!!! She also has some amazing elements, like buttons and ribbons and such.
Scrap Girls –they have one nice summer freebie kit and they also do a great daily newsletter with a freebie. I’ve gotten 3 of my “muses” published with them 🙂
CoffeeShop — amazing free actions and texures for PSE–I love love love this blog!!!
BrushEezy–these guys don’t have papers or elements but I just discovered them last night and they have a ton of free amazing brushes!!!! 😀
Kevin and Amanda–tons of completely adorable fonts including a bunch of handwritten ones which I love to use on my layouts!!!
I also periodically google “free digital scrapbooking kits” and just surf and you can find all sorts of goodies that way! Hope this helps and if you know of any great sites that I haven’t mentioned, by all means please let me know!!! I’m always on the lookout for new sites! 😀
I made the swirly sticker using a brush from brusheezy and following the tutorial from Two Peas 😀 I love getting new goodies and learning new things!!!!