A little place where I can share my creations and hopefully inspire others along the way.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Scrapbooking Digitally and Loving it!
I have been scrapbooking for about 7 years now and am completely and hopelessly addicted! I can't help it. I love playing with paper. I started out as a Creative Memories scrapbooker but have sinced branched out a bit. My albums, pages, and paper are still mostly Creative Memories brand but now I add ribbon, eyelets, lots of cricut cuts, and the odd stamp here and there.
When I first heard that Creative Memories was starting an entire digital line I thought there was no way I could go there. I like the chunkiness of traditional scrapbooking. I love cutting, glueing, and playing with paper. I couldn't see myself sitting infront of my computer to create entire layouts. Well, guess what. . . I have gone there. I don't think I will ever completely give up my scissors, ink, and glue but I definitely love some of the digital aspects too.
I received Creative Memories Storybook software as a Christmas gift. I had used the free version for a few projects but wanted to take the full version out for a spin. This software is awesome. You can do so much and it is very user friendly. With the drag and drop capabilities you can do layouts really fast if you find yourself behind on your scrapbooking. However, you can do so much more and create unique and beautiful layouts from scratch. When I am creating a layout from scratch I think it takes just as much time to do it digitally as the traditional way but there are some definite advantages to going digital.
I love that I can vary my layouts a lot easier. When I scrapbook with scissors and glue my pictures are 4x6 90% of the time. I print my pictures out and then plan and do my pages. When I scrapbook digitally I can make my pictures any size I want with the click of a button.
Here are a few of my pages I have done so far. I had a ton of fun creating. Hopefully they will get your creative juices flowing.
I am a SAHM to three beautiful girls. I am obsessed with scrapbooking and cardmaking. I just recently have started to dabble in digital scrapbooking. My software of choice is Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus 3.0. My other interests are camping, hiking, running, photography, and spending time with my family and friends.
Want handmade greeting cards or scrabooks but don't have time?
If you would love to have handmade greeting cards, custom made invitations, or one of a kind scrapbook layouts but don't have the time to do them yourself I would be happy to help you out.
I currently take orders for custom made greeting cards for any occasion. I can personalize them to your specifications and you have your choice of digital or traditional designs.
I also create personalized scrapbooks and individual layouts both digitally and traditionally. I only use top quality archival grade products. Your memories are safe with me.
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All cards, layouts, and designs are shared for your personal inspiration and enjoyment only. They may not be used for publication, submissions, design contests, or books. You can copy for your personal use but please don't try to claim my work as your own. Thank you for your cooperation.
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