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Sunday, September 14, 2008

A New Hobby

Okay, so I just wanted to take a quick moment and let you all know why the look of our blog page has been changing so much lately. I have recently delved into the wonderful world of digital scrapbooking...and, I have to say....I absolutely love it. I am sort of teaching myself as I go, and there is still a lot I have to learn, but it has been a complete blast!!

There are a ton of websites available, and the best thing is most of them are completely free!! You can download a ton of kits and papers and embellishments, and if you change your mind later or decide not to use something, you haven't lost any money!! Of course, there are kits and things you can pay for, but even the prices on those are extremely reasonable. The most expensive thing would probably be the photo software, but to start off you can download free trial versions of both Photoshop and Corel Paint Shop....free downloads means no initial start up fees and no risk! Another total benefit is the storage factor - with digital scrapbooking, everything is stored online (via photobucket, shutterfly, snapfish, artscow, etc.) or in your computer - so you don't have to worry about where you are going to keep your half-finished projects. AND, as a mother of two busy little girls, I can easily sit down and spend 5 or 10 minutes on a page without worrying about toddler hands trying to get in on the action, and the clean up factor is basically a thing of the past! If I need to stop, I just click "save," close the programs, and I'm done. It's wonderful - absolutely WONDERFUL!!

For anyone who has thought about it and wondered "just what is digital scrapbooking all about?" I have added some side links to our web page that have been extremely helpful. If you have a free moment or two, take a look at some of the web pages...but don't be surprised if you get hooked and decide to take on a new hobby!!

4 comments:

  1. that is fun you like the kits. i can't figure them out. i just like the free blog template websites. you page is always cute

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  2. I too LOVE digital scrapbooking! I've been doing it for a little over a year now and will NEVER go back...it's great!

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  3. Sara - I actually owe you a BIG thank you, because I first got interested in it from some links you had on your blog. You have mentioned in the past that you love it, and your blog always looked so cute,I figured I should give it a try...now, I'm a believer!! Thanks a ton!

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  4. I have wanted to get into digital scrapbooking for a long time. But, I don't know where to start.

    Do you think I could make templates on there for holiday cards and b-day cards? What do you think?

    email me sometime

    amandahoney1@hotmail.com

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