On the recommendation of several ladies at Designer Digitals, I recently tried Scrapping Simply to print several digital layouts. In the past, I've either printed them myself with my wide-format printer (which my laptop and new desktop don't easily support anymore because of the newer operating systems), printed them as 8"x8" layouts or have used Shutterfly books to showcase my digital pages.
Normally, Scrapping Simply charges $1.99 for a 12"x12" digital print, but a couple of times a year, they bring the price down to $1.50 a page. No better time to try them out, right? AND, I found out that you can also buy credits at this price so that if you happen to be all caught up in your printing (Bwwhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!), you can purchase prints for the future at the sale price. How cool is that?!
So I uploaded my order of about 35 pages, and a couple of weeks later (I would have loved if the service would have been quicker, but they say they give special care and attention to each individual order, and that's a good thing, right?) I received this:
I was so excited to open it up!
They did come in a plastic sleeve which was adhered to the box so it couldn't bounce around during transit.
I chose the matte finish which is really, really nice - it's actually more of a lustre, I think. The paper is fairly thin, though, so I had to be really careful in handling them out of page protectors.
I was REALLY happy with the colors - definitely felt they were true to the images on my computer.
Yay, I will definitely be using them again! And I what I most love about printing them out as 12"x12" is that I will be able to slide them into books I've already started with paper layouts. If you haven't noticed, I don't scrap in chronological order; I pretty much scrap what I'm in the mood for so I've still got baby pages of Emma to do, and she's already 7!
In other news, Miss Mollie visited the beauty shop yesterday. I forgot how white her coat is!
She's so fluffy, isn't she? I mean, Mollie, not Emma - although Emma's hair if pretty fluffy, too! Poor Em, her allergies started bothering her yesterday, can you tell?
Speaking of Mollie AND scrapping out of order, here's a recent layout I created of the little pooch a couple of weeks after we'd gotten her.
For a full list of products used, visit Best Friends at Designer Digitals.
And I want to thank those of you who ended up visiting the Creating Keepsakes Readers' Pick Poll. I think it's closed now, and I don't know the results, but I sure do appreciate your support. :)