Hi Everyone ~
Are you happy to have your kids back in school and on a schedule?
I know I hear a lot of moms saying how much they like this time of year when the kids go back to school!
If you are like me – I never was. I enjoyed having them home during the summer months! I sooo loved snow days when school was called off! I know, I know – not normal huh? But I really did enjoy spending time with my kids. I still do. Even now as they are becoming young adults.
The time goes by so quickly – enjoy your time with your kids. Take many pictures so you can create memory books for them. I have pictures of every first day of school – from pre school to senior year in high school. I even have photos of moving into the freshman college dorm! My kids know I don't go many places without my camera.
Creating Scrapbooks for my children is something I am doing ~ for them as well as for me. I know as I preserve their memories that they will enjoy looking at these albums for many years. I am sure there will be pictures in there of things they have long since forgot.
Whether you are a traditional scrapbooker or a digital scrapbooker – it doesn't matter. Both of these styles accomplish the same thing ~ preserve your families memories that will be cherished for years to come.
I always thought of myself as a traditional scrapbooker. I loved all the embellishments & layers of paper and pictures.
Last year Stampin' Up! introduced My Digital Studio. Along with doing a multitude of things you can create digital scrapbooks with it. The program is full of Stampin' Up! products from stamp sets, papers, embellishments – you name it it is in there. It is easy to use and they have also created a wide variety of YouTube videos showing you how to use it.
I have been playing with it a lot over the last year. It is a great way to create quick scrapbooks.
So if you think that scrapbooking is not for you because your kids are now young adults and you find it a bit overwhelming to begin scrapbooking all the photos you have. Don't be afraid to begin.
First you need to decided if you would like to purchase the albums, paper, embellishments, etc and start creating a traditional scrapbook OR would you prefer to order My Digital Studio and begin scrapbooking on your computer.
Both have their advantages. Leave me a comment and let me know which type of scrapbooking you prefer. Are you preserving you family memories? Do you want to?
Need help getting started? Email me or give me a call – I can help you get started.
Below is a simple page I put together in under 3 minutes using My Ditigal Studio.
I left myself some room at the bottom of the page to go back and do a little journaling.
My Digital Studio allowed me to use the photo I selected as the background paper. I just change its opacity. I could do that with any picture.
What type of scrapbooking are you doing? Leave me a comment – I would love to know how many of your are working on traditional scrapbooks and how many are using a digital program.
Happy Stamping ~