In the scrapping world, digital scrapping is known as “the dark side” of scrapbooking. And when I say I’m edging ever so close to it, I mean that I’m facing being hopelessly and completely engulfed in it never to turn back to paper.
Never thought I’d see the day. I’ve seen friends go there. And stay there. And have had them tell me if I ever started I wouldn’t turn back either. And I always scoffed at them. That would never happen to me. And yet here I am a month after my first digital scrapbook page and I fear my digi friends were right. What am I going to do with this enormous stash of paper scrapping goodies I’ve been collecting for the last 8 years?! Will I ever finish the unfinished paper projects I’ve started?
I’ll tell you this. In about two weeks time I digi scrapped the highlights of 2008 (yes, the whole year) and made a Shutterfly book:
(click the book image to see the whole thing) and got it back and I’m pretty sure I’m hooked. I have never been able to paper scrap that fast. It’s been so rewarding and I love the idea of the photo books instead of the traditional (huge & heavy!) photo albums.
As I write this… well… I really can’t believe I’m writing this! Maybe it’s just the excitement of a “new love” and maybe I’ll regain my desire to paper scrap. But for the moment, it’s gone, baby gone.
Here are the pages I’ve created since the 2008 Year in Review book. Click on them to see the larger view.
Now here’s one that doesn’t utilize the blending, but I finished this page eons faster than if I’d tried to do this with paper. And there’s stitching on it! I don’t own a sewing maching and was never able to stitch on my paper pages. Not that I’d be able to anyway since I can’t sew my way out of a paper bag… but I digress…
That was in ’07 before Jaimee was a glimmer in our eye. 😉
So I have TONS to learn still, I know. But I’m completely and utterly loving it.