Worse yet, my Easter layout is from 2006. I have a friend who is such a good chronological traditional paper scrapper. Her goal is to be no more than six months behind in her scrapbooking. She is an awesome scrapbooker but I’m sure she just rolls her eyes at me scrapping from years ago. I might get “caught up” doing digi–I never would have with paper. I’m just too much of a perfectionist–I move everything around until I get it just so–or usually just can’t stand to look at it anymore. I would go through bottles of Undo. I just love “ctrl z.” I keep trying to tell her how fun and less of a mess it is to do digi but she has to wait…until all of her hard copy pictures are used up and until all of her paper is used up, so she won’t have wasted her money. (S—- B. you are an awesome scrapper, but I’m not writing about you!)
The thing with digital is that you just have to slowly transition over, do some hybrid projects, some greeting cards, handouts for church to use up those leftover supplies. Start including more computer elements into your traditional scrapbooking and before you know it your traditional supplies are dwindling away and your computer skills are improving–then you have the best of both worlds. It doesn’t have to be an all or nothing kind of choice. I personally, still do lots of hybrid-type projects. You just can’t make 100% digital clipboards, recipe boxes, gifts, etc.
There are lots of ways to incorporate both traditional and digital scrapbooking into your life. Like all of scrapbooking the finished product is always going to be more than the sum of its parts–there is the love factor that goes into scrapbooking. I don’t put less love into my projects know that they are mostly digital. And believe me–digital is not really easier! It’s not cheating!
Jessica Sprague is starting a new online hybrid scrap column online at Creating Keepsakes, it will start appearing in the actual magazine in January. It’s really awesome how she’s gone from a mostly digital Photoshop Friday (which btw I adore) kind of gal to incorporating more in-real-life elements into her scrapping. Check out all of the amazing stuff she’s up to at her new website: jessicasprague.com.
Well I’m through rambling for tonight (this morning?) at least. Later on today I’ll post a new freebie template.
Credits: Background paper: Waiting for Summer–Andilynn Designs; Easter Elements–Andilynn Design; Everything else from Summer is Here–Andilynn Designs. Fonts: My type of font & ____________.