Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Scrapbook Guilt, Anyone?

Anyone else have an extreme case of scrapbook guilt? You have all those pictures piled up (or worse, just stored on your computer and never printed!). Maybe you have a scrapbook started. You have good intentions. But finding the time seems impossible. Not to mention the artistic pressure! The markers! The stickers! The fancy hole punches!

I'm already feeling exhausted!

My "Parents" magazine came today and included some links for Virtual Scrapbooking...doing all the work on the computer with "no glue or fancy scissors required." Hmmm...I still have an element of parent-guilt, but could these be the compromise I've been needing? Still get heartfelt projects without brads and acid-free paper?

My previous posting shows a little experiment with http://www.smilebox.com/. The site is SUPER user friendly, although they are super sneaky in that you can only print your creations if you join and pay a membership fee. They are free to blog, however. And there is a free 14 day trial period, but I am wary of trial periods these days. Ever since I signed up for the free month at http://www.thegrocerygame.com/ and forgot to cancel. Grrr...$10.00 charge. Anyways...

Anyone have any success with digital scrapbooking? Let me know your secrets :). Below are the sites "Parents" recommends.





Meeghan said...

I am in the "have them stored on the computer and not printed" category. I have the best intentions, but just do not seem to make the time to scrap. I love flipping through pages that I have done. I do have a christmas for each of the girls and both are up to date, but other than that...not so much. Thanks for the sites. I have looked at a few others, but have yet to do anything with them either.

Andi said...

Yay! This is everything I've ever dreamed for!

Err...well, maybe just the cure for my lack of scrapbook motivation/time. Sweet. Thanks, oh wise fred. :)

Rebekah said...

One of my new year's goals was to start scrapbooking digitally. I've been experimenting with software called StoryBook--they offer a free basic download, but if you want to do the fancy stuff you have to buy the upgrade. When I was looking into it in the beginning of the year everything I found pointed to Creative Memories. I've heard they have a really great program that actually allows you to pring 12x12 sheets at Costco. Let me know if you find one you really like. I want to print my blog for the baby, and I'd like it to be in a bound scrapbook....Digital Scrapbooking is a GREAT idea!