digital or paper?

Stacy - posted on 12/19/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I can't decide if I want to go to digital scrapbooking or regular scrapbooking. Does anybody do both? I keep going back and forth

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User - posted on 12/21/2008

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I'm into digital scrapbooking and love it. So much easier to do. My profile picture is a digital page I did.

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I only scrapbook for myself...I don't give gifts of scrapbooks, etc. I simply don't have enough time...but i enjoy the traditional scrapbooking over digital. I enjoy the textures and 3D effects that can be done. However, I've started using my computer and photocopier more to aid in my scrapbooking. For example, I've made my own backing paper by photocoping a decorative table cloth to get the exact mathing color I needed. I'll also print clip art if I can't find the exact sticker. However, I'll search stores for the perfect accent first. There's just something about the hunt and creating the page that I like about traditional scrapping.

Jennifer - posted on 12/21/2008

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I do both but mainly traditional for my books and digital for gifts. I like digital for gifts because it's quick and simple. However, I love traditional for my books because it gives the personal touch. You are able to add a little of you on every page. Plus, when I do the traditional scrapbooks it allows "me" time and socializing with other scrapbooking mom/women.

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I tend to do digital scrapbooking for gifts for other people, but for my personal albums I stay traditional. That way, I have the timeless, unique & custom designs I love for my own memories...and yet not all the expense and leftover X's and Q's if I want to give a memory gift to somebody else. I've found Snapfish to be a quick and easy introduction to digital scrapbooking. Shutterfly was also experimenting with some digi-booking options last I checked. At the end of the day, though, digi-booking simply doesn't offer the texture that traditional booking offers, and that makes a lot of difference to me.

Ashley - posted on 12/21/2008

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I do both, though I do 85% traditional scrapbooking. I agree with all of the sentiments when it comes to the lower expense, the endless supply, and the fact that you can make as many copies of the layout as you wish in whatever size you want, but I love the manual process of the traditional way. I love playing with paints, glitters, making my own embellishments, doing pocket and pop-ups, struggling with the question of my "bumpy" pages with all the dimension. I do love digital when I'm making albums for family and friends, especially since I can make numerous copies and even make the cover. Good luck, you'll find your own happy medium, and happy scrappin!

Judy - posted on 12/20/2008

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I have started going digital because I simply don't have the time to do the traditional way as much as I'd like. As convenient as digital is, though, there is something therapeutic about working with your hands (not to mention I've already invested in tons of tools and paper!), so I plan to keep up a little of both as I'm able. Right now the plan is to do a yearly family memory book digitally (makes a great gift for grandparents, too), but keep my Christmas scrapbooks traditional. I find that keeping up with scrapping my Christmas pictures every year is much more manageable because it's a shorter project with a limited time frame and number of photos. I started regular individual albums for each of my girls, and I want stick to that format because it's a very personal keepsake for each to take with them when they leave home, but the time & energy factor may sway me some day.

Katrina - posted on 12/20/2008

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Oh - and digital will probably end up being alot less expensive in teh long run - unless you use Illustrator and Photoshop or something. I have spent TONS on paper and ribbon, etc!

Katrina - posted on 12/20/2008

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I do both - but am moving more and more to digital. If you are any good with design software and computers - it's probably the fastest way to go. And there are so many fabulous print ordering options out there now (check out teh albums you can buy at crapblog.com) that you can get great quality in the end as well!



you can read a full review I did of scrapblog here:

http://www.blogaroozer.com/search/label/...

Sandy - posted on 12/19/2008

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I do digital scrapbooking, and I love it! I like it because there's no mess. I can tweak a LO over and over and over again until it's just the way I want it. Also, I don't ever have to worry about running out of supplies - I can use the same digital kit over and over again.

You can try digiscrapping for basically nothing. That way you can see if it's for you without a big investment. There's a free program called GIMP that's a lot like Adobe Photoshop. (You can just go to www.gimp.org and download it.) I think that there might be other free programs - I'm just not familiar with them. There are freebies out there that people are giving away (elements, papers, even full kits). All you have to do is download them. (A good place to start is www.digiscrapstation.com.)

Also, there are people who do a mix (hybrid), so they don't have to choose specifically.

Good luck finding out what's best for you.

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