Saturday, August 14, 2010

Artisan Scrapbooks

Custom Photo Announcements and Digital Scrapbook Pages by ArtisanScrapbooks

Well, I wasn't sure if I'd have the energy to move forward with this, but since I'm still able to scrapbook and maintain my jewelry shop after a week's horrible insomnia, I'm going to go ahead and go live with my digital scrapbooking shop on Etsy. There's the link for you.

Digiscrapping is an older hobby, one I did before I got into jewelry making. It meets my requirements of being creative and quick. If I'm not writing a novel, I want to be *done* with a creative project in one day, if I can.

I'm going to begin by stocking my shop with baby announcements and templates. These are custom photo announcements done in my cut-paper scrapbooking style, and what I'm selling is the digital file of your, customized baby announcement, which you can then send to a photo printer to make as many copies as you want. There are a ton of businesses like this on Etsy, though not as many as there are jewelers :-). As far as I can see, though, I'm unusual because my designs look like they were cut and pasted together by hand, as opposed to being digital clipart and flat designs.

Head on over and take a look. I'm stocking the shop slowly, and this is on purpose. I'm keeping a pace I can maintain. At the moment, I'm 5 days ahead on items to stock, so if I get 5 horrible days of insomnia, it won't affect my businesses.

I'll eventually branch out into wedding invitations, birthday invitations, and digital scrapbook pages. If you have an event coming up and would like a free .jpeg invitation, provide me with pictures I can use in samples on the site, and you've got it. I will fictionalize all of the personal invitation in the sample, like I've done with the one pictured above. People who know my family may recognize that baby, but I'm not telling whose it is. If you're willing to put up with my slow, insomniac pace, you could even have a free album (though the printing on those can be quite pricey, you should know beforehand.)


  1. This is GREAT! I'm excited about getting creative and making scrapbooks with my family photos, but first I'll have to weed out and organize them.
    Take care, Diane B.

  2. Hi Diane,

    Yeah, my pictures from last year are a total mess. I was better about cataloguing this year, but even still, the weeding takes forever!