If you love scrapbooking and junk journaling, then you have probably acquired quite a bit of beautiful papers and elements. Some may be physical purchases from brand names such as Graphic45 , BoBunny Tim Holtz The Paperstash, Stamperia, and many others. You may have also purchased digital downloads from etsy,or other websites. Many digital files are even free! They can come from websites or even Facebook and include papers, envelopes, tags, bookmarks, graphics, and other pretty ephemera.
Some Free files are for personal use, while others are for commercial use. The illustration to the left is a freebie file found on Facebook. It is for commercial use. This would be a great kit to add to your digital collections! To access it click on the Facebook link and follow the prompts.
So, what do you do with all your digital collections? Do you organize them by brand name? Or, do you save them in folders based on themes, such as “Shabby chic”, “Rustic”, “Industrial”, “Whimsical”, and more? It certainly does not take long to start out with just a handful of options and end up with a hard drive filled with various files, making it very hard to find what you need when you need it most. I’ve come across files that I had forgotten I owned.
I tend to keep some of my files based on purchased versus free and commercial use license versus personal use. Since I am a digital designer who sells various graphics, I need to know which files I am legally able to use to create and disburse my own.
Also, do you store your files on your laptop or computer, or do you keep them on a cloud drive or portable drive? These are very important things to consider. The more graphics and data you use, the more space is taken up, and slows down your device. I personally keep my files on the cloud. I do that since I can access them anywhere if I have wifi. I will eventually get a portable drive, such as the Samsung Portable SDD T5. These storage gadgets are great for holding data, especially huge photo and video files. This would help to save my computer disk space, making my laptop run more efficiently.
No matter how you keep your crafts and access them, just have fun with it. Long as you know where to find what you need, that is all that matters.
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