Digital Scrapbooking

I’ve been wanting to get into scrapbooking, particularly after having kids. The attraction of preserving memories for my children is appealing to me.

However, I know myself. I know that I do not always stick to or finish what I start. The unfinished cross-stitch project is one evidence of that. With this in mind, I did not want to invest in materials that I am not sure I will use. Have you seen the cost of all those papers, embellishments, stamps, etc.? They can be costly!!! Plus, I’ve got little kids around. I am sure they will get their hands into my stuff. No doubt about that!

Then, the other day, as I was browsing this forum I am a member of, a lady there posted some sites that had good deals on scrapbooking supplies. I innocently clicked on the links… and lo and behold, I was taken into the wonderful world of digital scrapbooking!

I did not even know that this existed! And apparently many are opting for this medium.

This seems the perfect fit for me!

Most of my children’s pictures are digital so it makes sense that their scrapbooks would be digital too, right? There is absolutely no mess to clean up. My kids cannot get their hands into the stuff. I can start, stop and go back to finish pages whenever I have free time. I can experiment and practice with our spending a fortune. There are sites that give you free downloads of their kits. Of course, the selection is not as extensive and elaborate as the paid ones. But this will do for now. My main goal anyway is to get started, get some practice, and put together simple pages. Maybe as I get better, I will want those more elaborate stuff.

I read in one of the sites that you can get the pages printed at Kinko’s and Costco. I will ask Costco if they print them coz I’m sure they will be considerably less.

I’m really excited about this. I hope it works out for me.

If you’d like to explore this world too, here are some sites that offer freebies…