Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking

Anyone out there tried it? It's only been recently that I even figured out what digital scrapbooking was, but now I am totally intrigued. For those of you who may not know about it, you can buy digital supplies to download and arrange with your digital pictures in a software like Photoshop. You don't have the hassle of dragging everything out and making a mess, and you can print out the layouts on photo paper to put in a book.

A few years ago, I tried to get into traditional scrapbooking. Both mine and Tony's grandparents had 50th anniversaries in the same year, and both families were making scrapbooks as gifts. I like to be creative, and I love pictures, so I thought scrapbooking would be a good fit. $100s of dollars and 10 classes later, I finished...

Nothing. Nada. Not even one page. I agonized over how to lay things out. If I didn't like the way something looked, I started over. I spent hours and hours re-working the same page. I finally got so frustrated that I threw everything in a closet, and it has sat there ever since. So, I guess don't really like being creative when it comes to scrapbooking. Whatev.

But I think I might like this digital thing. It seems more structured with less fuss. I don't see myself flipping out because I stuck something down in the wrong place. And there are so many products out there! Check out this cute Las Vegas kit! I need this for my wedding pages.

And what about this one for a WASP party at the bowling alley?

So, any feedback? Anyone? Bueller?


Lindsey said...

This is totally crazy! I work for a title company too and our husbands are both firefighters! How cool is that? Thanks for stopping by my blog and I look forward to reading more about you!

Amanda Fouts said...

This looks really cool! Why don't you experiment and tell me how it goes! lol! But really...I'm curious of how this works...I'm an ex-scrapbooker too! ha!

Life at the White House said...

digital scrapbooking is so much fun, but it is also takes a ton of time to learn photoshop and it can get costly (although much cheaper than paper scrapping in my opinion). i'm addicted to it and have probably spent a small fortune on all of my files that i never use! you can take a class (at your own pace from jessica sprague:

hope that helps!

and that's all - i'll stop commenting on'm beginning to make myself look like a creepster aren't I? ;-)