We all like getting something for nothing, don't we? Well, I certainly do! I have spent hours searching websites for digi scrap freebies and am constantly amazed at how generous people can be with their talent. There are some stunning kits and elements out there just waiting to be downloaded and all their creators want in return is a little "thank you"! It only takes a few seconds to let the person know you've downloaded their item and to say "wow! how generous of you". Remember also, that some of these designers also have a store where they sell their graphics. If you like their freebies then why not check out their store!
Here are a few links to sites offering some beautiful freebies. Have fun!
JennysScrapPlace - she has loads of gorgeous kits up for grabs!
Join this site (free membership) to download a huge choice of digi elements.
Jannidee has some really nice kits for free.
If you're stuck for ideas on your journaling, try The Quote Garden. They're sure to have something suitable.
The Gimp is a free program used for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It's a little complicated (to me anyway!) but well worth trying.
cj's Scrapbooking With Attitude is a new website. Carol and Judy (aka Doodlebug and jdeaver) are the creative brains behind it. They feature freebie kits of their own and some from new designers (including me!) Check it out!