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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Why Did I Switch To Digital Scrapbooking?

Why did I switch to digital scrapbooking? I used to be a paper scrapbooker and did it for many years. But last year I taught myself how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements and began going strictly to digital scrapbooking. There were a couple of reasons:

* I thought having a laptop and wide carriage printer is all I would really need in "equipment and supplies" thus less clutter. I decluttered by gathering up all my old scrapbooking equipment, papers, stickers, ribbons, embellishments, etc. and gave some to my niece who is a scrapper and the rest to Goodwill. That freed up so much!

* I have a laptop desk that is in my bedroom and my bed is one of those where the head and foot raise. It's so comfortable so I can do my computer work while sitting in bed watching TV. I hardly use my study any more. It's much more comfortable.

* I think the results are cheaper and yet more professional. By the time you purchase paper, adhesives, embellishments, printed photos, equipment, scrapbook you have spent a good bit. Although you can purchase digital papers and elements, so far, I haven't had to. There have been so many free digital papers and embellishments. It's just been a matter of downloading and organizing them on your computer so you can find what you are looking for. So the only expenses were the laptop and printer (wide carriage, if you print your own), the Adobe Photoshop Elements software and the cost of printing. I have been printing my stuff at Shutterfly.com in photo books. It comes out to cost about $3/page and that includes the shipping. And it's already in a book. And Shutterfly.com has special discounts all the time. They will email you with these discounts. I got an email yesterday for 40% off books. If you figured $3/page then take 40% off and free shipping it makes it about $1.65/page!?! That's when I like to have mine printed.

As I said, I use Adobe Photoshop Elements which is the cheapest of their photo editing software. So far I've updated each year but it's still pretty cheap and you don't have to update every year.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

You are so quick with your answers! Thanks for the great information...definately something for me to consider!

Happy Scrapping!
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