Saturday, May 8, 2010

No time to Scrapbook? Think again...

So I've been holding out on digital scrapbooking for some time. While I love technology something about it also makes me sad. I miss real pictures. You know--the kind you can actually feel vs. the kind that are displayed on the computer, or worse, on your 3 inch digital camera screen. But to be realistic, who has time? Technology has made it so easy to take pictures that we (or me anyway) take so many more, yet we never do anything with them. I've posted about this before, but here's a different solution. Embrace digital scrapbooking!! There are several sites that help you do this but the one I've become enamored with lately is howfasttimeflies.com. This site is free to use and share and doesn't require any downloads. It's also much quicker than pulling out all of the stickers, rub ons, card stock, and your cricut!

Now, initially it didn't seem much quicker, but as I got used to the software I literally could create a page in 15 to 30 minutes. 30 minutes seems like a long time but with real scrapbooking (or "cropping"--the correct term Megan taught me) it can take that long just to lay out a page, never mind the prep and clean up. So basically any time you crop, you're looking at at least a couple of hours. Now this convenience and ease comes with a price. Although sharing pages is free, purchasing each page costs $5.50* and up. I don't even want to think about how much an entire book of Genevieve's infancy will cost. But honestly, the price tag is worth the keepsake--a beautiful scrapbook versus a bunch of random pictures on my C drive. Maybe I'm just justifying? You decide...




*Right now, for Mother's day, get 25% off your purchase with the code YOUMOM.


1 comment:

  1. Update: I got my pages today and ABSOLUTELY love them! They were definitely worth the cash! Secondly, one of my pages was featured on the Howfasttimeflies Facebook page as a page of the week--primarily because the photography (compliments of the amazing Megan Ayers) is amazing, I'm sure!!! Pretty exciting huh?!

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