Digital Scrapbooking Series
If you are new to digital scrapbooking, you’re probably wondering what is it all about. Let’s start with this incredible article written by owners over at Pixel Scrapper which goes into the history and how to get started in the world of digital scrapbooking.
I love this article for all the information it provides for someone who is completely new to digital scrapbooking but also for someone like me who has been in that world for 9 years but never got into much of the history, software – who knew – and the different kinds of layouts there are.
Let’s look at the first part of this article and what I learned from it – ‘The history of scrapbooking.’ I never realized that I have been ‘scrapbooking’ since I was in elementary school and it all started with my mother and one of my teachers. It was December 1986 and I was in 5th grade at Dona Merced. My teacher, don’t remember her name, brought in boxes of old Christmas cards she collected, ribbon, glue, and white paper plates. We all couldn’t sit still in our chairs as she dumped the boxes out on the carpet, passed out the plates and glue, and told us to have fun ripping up the cards and creating a wreath. My mom kept that wreath for years and pulled it out every Christmas to place on the frig.
I kept letters, cards, tickets from movies that I saw and I even kept mylar balloons and hung them on my wall than in a photo album. The letters/cards were memories of people who have passed on, that I kept with their photos so I would remember not just their handwriting but their faces as well. I still have a lot of those in a tote in the garage. I am afraid of getting rid of them. With digital scrapbooking, I don’t have to. I can scan them in, create layouts that can be published in a book that can go on my bookshelf and I don’t have to worry about the papers turning yellow or the photos getting stuck to the plastic and ruined.
How many photo albums do you have on your shelf currently? Are they the kind where the plastic lifts up and you slide the photos underneath? Or do they have pockets so you can put two photos, front and back, in one? How many photos or letters do you have from family that are no longer with us? Have you ever misplaced one before?
I highly recommend this article by Pixel Scrapper and hope you add it as a favorite so you can go back to it as a resource since it is full of great information, tutorials, and everything you need to help you get started with digital scrapbooking. While you are there go through the site and you will find things that may remind you of years gone by or things you collected.
I hope you enjoyed this piece of my history and will share a little of yours in the comments. Let’s get to know one another while we discover Digital Scrapbooking. Check back soon for another article.
*Note: Featured photo is from their site. I do not own the rights to any of these graphics