I’ve tried so many ways to keep my digital
kits organized. I’d like to share with you how I do it.
I’m certainly no expert, but sometimes it helps to see just
how someone else does it.
Organization is key for someone like me as I have
literally hundreds of kits on my computer.
I first created a folder called, Digital Scrapbooking.
I then organize by site. I have a folder for each site that I’ve
downloaded from. I name each folder by the site name. My Digital
Scrapbook Place folder is named, DSP.
Within each “site” folder, I have
a folder for each of the designers. My DSP folder looks like this.
You’ll notice that I have some extra folders,
Brushes, Club Digital, DSP Designers, DSP Fonts, Misc, Misc DSP
stuff, and Unused Kits.
I stick all my DSP Brushes into my brushes folder
regardless of the designer. Club Digital holds all my club Digital
Kits, DSP designers is a little tricky, let’s take a closer
In this folder I keep all my CD’s, Pass the Pixels, and
My DSP Fonts folder holds all my fonts exclusive
My misc folder is like a junk drawer! It holds
all the misc stuff that I just don’t have a place for. Member
kits, designer inspiration, etc.
My DSP misc folder contains all my classes, color
challenges, inspiration chats, etc. I honestly could do without
two Misc folders, but it works for me!
My most used folder is my “Unused Kits”
folder. This is where I download all my kits to. I actually rename
all my files to the first two initials of the designer and then
the kit name. Angie Svoboda’s Bring on Spring kit was renamed
to AS_Bring_on_Spring. This works well for me. As soon as I use
a kit from this folder, I just drag and drop it into the correct
I guess this wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t
show you my secret folder, Samara Gugler!
I know it looks pretty boring. I have folders
for each of the current kits I’m working on. My inspirations
folder is TOP Secret… but if you’re nice to me maybe
I’ll show that to you later!
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© Samara Gugler, 2006