Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Hobby ~ Digital Scrapbooking!

I have attempted to scrapbook several times {my aunt used to be very involved in the Creative Memories company, and we would sometimes scrapbook during family get-togethers} but I could never seem to get too excited about it. I’m such a perfectionist, and struggled to get every page perfect, which turned out to be next to impossible. Then I discovered digital scrapbooking! You simply download digital scrapbook kits {available free or for purchase EVERYWHERE!} that include different papers and embellishments, use a photo-editing software program such as Photoshop to create your pages, and print them out! And you’re done!

This seems like the perfect alternative to traditional scrapbooking for me. I’m pretty good with Photoshop, already have the majority of my pictures on my computer, and don’t have the space {or patience and understanding of my dear boyfriend} to store the supplies necessary for another hobby. {On a side note, Nate is amazing and usually very patient and understanding when it comes to my craft supplies {which have slowly begun to creep out of my sewing room and take over the house}, but I think he would throw a fit if I took on a hobby that’s as space-consuming as scrapbooking!} Plus, I’m pretty busy with my garter business and other projects, and don’t necessarily always have the time to get out the supplies and prepare for a new project. Digi-scrapping is something I can work on as time allows, even if it’s only a few minutes a day ~ the only prepping I’ll have to do to get going is turn on my computer! I’m oh so excited about this!

I’ve already found some great inexpensive kits! Here are a few of my favorites:

~ From Sugarplum Paperie ~

~ From Designs By Krista ~

Does anyone else out there digi-scrap? I would love any advice or tips that you can offer!


mrssoup said...

I don't precisely digi-scrapbook, but only because I don't print anything out really....

But I do greatly enjoy actions and stamps to be used in my photos....I don't quite have the patience for the scrapbooking of it.

I do love me some Photoshop though.

You'll have to share some pages!

Kelli said...

I would love to try and figure out digital scrapbooking. I've seen this blog that uses it for recipe cards and that's what I would love to do! Have fun.

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