Picture taking has changed since I was a kid. I remember when I got my first “point and click” camera for Christmas when I was eleven years old. I thought it was the coolest thing ever! My parents were really strict about how many pictures I was allowed to take because film was expensive and developing film was expensive. When I got a new roll of film I had 24 opportunities to capture a magic moment and hope it looked okay.

When I was getting ready for my first trip to Europe my sweetie bought me a going-away present. It was a Sony Cybershot, my first real digital camera. I remember even in that moment I thought to myself, “I’m going to take so many pictures.” And did I. . .  

Since photography has changed so much I guess it stands to reason that scrapbooking is going to change right along with it. I’m fairly new to the digital scrapbooking concept. I love traditional paper crafting and always thought that I would have to have my scissors pried from my dead, cold hands before I would give it up. Then I saw my first photobook. It was really cool and I decided to give digital scrapbooking a try.  

I’ll admit – I’m hooked! I fell in love with digital scrapbooking for so many reasons. The first was that I was able to manipulate the size of my pictures. I could use a picture as a background paper if I wanted. I could reuse the same paper over and over and never run out of the designs, and let’s face it - it’s kind of nice not having to clean up a mess. Now don’t get me wrong – I still love traditional paper crafting but I now incorporate digital a lot more. Scrapbooking has evolved to something I get done and not something I need to get done.  

This month’s promotion on print products is helping me get my scrapbooking projects finished. I love that I can open up a template and just drag and drop my pictures in. In fact, picking the pictures takes me more time than the actual scrapbooking. I was finally able to create a little “brag book” from my trip to Europe. I had a great time going through my pictures and remembering all the little details of the trip I haven’t thought about in a while. I was grateful all over again for the digital camera that let me take all the junk photos I wanted so I could pick out the gems for my book.  

I showed the book to my mom and with a little tweaking we are going to make a copy for my grandma and my dad (both of whom were on the trip with us). Another win for digital scrapbooking! I don’t have to start over from scratch to create photobooks for everyone who wants one.  

I need to get busy! I have a lot to get done before the end of the month!

Happy scrapbooking! 

Andrea Withers

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Comment by Alana Jean-Louis on June 22, 2013 at 2:27pm

oooh - Elizabeth that sounds exciting!  please do post here when you have your pages posted so we know where to go to check it out!  thanks!

Comment by Elizabeth Barnes on June 19, 2013 at 7:18am

Just finishing off a hybrid scrapbook using this template.  I was able to change the page size to 12x12 and have printed them as individual pages.  Just waiting for my pages to arrive and then I will embellish with some traditional add-ons and some of the souvenirs from our trip.  Can't wait to show it off!

Comment by Alana Jean-Louis on June 18, 2013 at 10:43pm

kudos to the designers of this photobook template!  best one put out by mds to date!  so gorgeous! and so versatile! 

Comment by Shannon West on May 15, 2013 at 11:50am

Gorgeous book, Andrea!!

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