Friday, April 16, 2010

Digital Scrapbooking

For the past three years I have been creating a digital scrapbook of that years photos.  It works better for me than traditional scrap-booking because I don't have photos, paper, stickers, and markers laying around for the kids to get into- and there is never any mess to clean up.  I also think it looks a lot more "professional", especially when it comes to the lettering.  

I currently use Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0.  It is somewhat time consuming- it is not uncommon for me to spend an hour on each page, but I really like the freedom to lay out everything just how I want it. I usually start with a background image that looks like scrap-booking paper, add the photos with shadows to make them pop out, add some lettering/titles, and maybe some decorations.  For me it seems like the cost of digital scrap-booking and conventional scrap-booking is similar. I also like digital scrap-booking because you can use the same image over and over again, changing it to your exact needs whenever you please.   

I have been using to print out my hard cover 12 x12 photo albums. It's a great way to share all your favorite photos with your friends and preserve them for future generations.  Here are a few of my favorite pages from this year.  If you have any questions or comments, I would be glad to hear from you!



  1. You do pottery? I want to learn to do that when I retire, or so I've said for many yrs. You are one talented lady.

  2. No, I don't "do" pottery as I don't have the equipment, but I LOVED the class, and I wish it would be offered again!

  3. Really enjoyed the pictures and the way you've put them together.