Sunday, September 5, 2010
I love "real" scrapbooks. I love my kids being able to look through a book. Something tangible. I loved looking through photo albums as I grew up. It's like comfort food for my mind.
I must say, though, I really love the ease of digital scrapbooking. It feeds my need for design... everything looks cute in digital. With Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements), I can make a page in minutes, with the right elements saved on my computer. The image above I made in maybe 5 minutes, not counting the time for downloading. It's three layers: background paper and two .png files, all layered in Photoshop. And it's cute. And the elements for it were free downloads from Scrapbooks, Etc. Crazy, right?
The thing about digi is I need a kick-butt larger printer, like a beautiful Epson (to the tune of $300-$400) to print them out in a fashion is worth the ink. I can use my 8 1/2 x 11 HP Scanjet, but now that I saw what the Epson can do, I am, yes, coveting it.
For now, I think I am what one would call a hybrid scrapper. I still like the layered elements in real life. But digi is quite fun indeed.