5 Benefits of Memory Keeping Digitally

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 03/22/2023 - 23:00

As someone who has been scrapbooking almost since birth, I feel that I have a least a little scrapbooking wisdom to share. And I think I can also say that switching to digital scrapbooking changed my life. Hardly a day has gone by in the past ten years when I have not been involved in some sort of digital scrapbooking. So I thought I'd take a bit of that experience and share five key benefits of memory keeping through digital scrapbooking that I have personally experienced and believe others would find helpful.

Digital scrapbooking offers accessibility that traditional scrapbooking cannot match. With digital scrapbooking, you can easily access your albums from anywhere, at any time. Unlike physical albums, digital albums can be stored in the cloud or on your computer, making it easy to share and relive your memories with others. Personally, I find myself revisiting my digital albums much more often than my physical ones because I can access them from anywhere. The digital pages have also been so much easier to share with friends and family, and even to create digital memory books as gifts, as you can give the same book easily to multiple people.

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Digital scrapbooking allows for endless creativity. With a vast array of design elements, digital papers, and templates available, you can create whatever you want. When I first started digital scrapbooking, I was amazed that I could create any product that I could imagine, adding a whole new layer of creativity to a hobby that I already loved. You are not at the mercy of whatever is currently trending in craft stores, or limited to common scrapbooking themes. If there's something unusual in your life you can celebrate it easily by creating whatever you need.

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Digital scrapbooking offers a great deal of flexibility. You can easily add or remove pages, swap photos, and adjust layouts as needed, making it easy to customize your album to your liking. This level of flexibility also makes it easy to add new memories to your existing albums, ensuring that all of your important moments are captured in one place. I take my weekly pocket spreads at the end of the year and modify them to create a more focus version for each of my children.

Additionally, the flexibility of not having to cart around physical products is a significant bonus for me, as someone who frequently moves around. If you have any mobility or space issues, digital scrapbooking will likely fit more easily into your life than a paper hobby.

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Digital scrapbooking is often more cost-effective than traditional scrapbooking. With digital scrapbooking, you don't need to endlessly purchase expensive materials, such as paper, stickers, and embellishments. You can easily download digital papers, elements, and templates online, which can be used over and over again, making it easy to create beautiful albums without breaking the bank. Subscribing to a digital scrapbooking service like DigitalScrapbook.com is significantly cheaper than purchasing scrapbooking supplies from a craft store, while letting you indulge in having whatever is catching your eye at the moment.

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Digital scrapbooking allows for long-term preservation of your memories. Unlike traditional scrapbooking, which may be vulnerable to damage from moisture or sunlight, digital albums can be stored and preserved for many years without fear of damage. Additionally, digital albums can be easily backed up and stored in multiple locations, ensuring that your memories are safe and secure. As a hobby that originated from the desire to preserve history, it's interesting to me that so many people still opt for paper scrapbooking, which can be so easily damaged.

Digital scrapbooking has provided me with a way to preserve my memories in a more accessible, creative, flexible, cost-effective, and long-lasting way than traditional scrapbooking. What are your thoughts on digital scrapbooking? What do you see as the pros and cons of this form of memory keeping?

March 2023 Sticker Freebie

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 03/15/2023 - 23:00

I've written several posts about my love of digital planning, and here I am again! Digital planning has so many benefits including but not limited to the flexibility to create and modify my planner pages to suit my needs as they change. I'm always moving stuff around and trying new layouts to suit whatever is going on. Plus, being able to indulge my love of stickers without worrying about how to store them in my house continues to keep me interested. I love to wake up and see what's happening and add a few stickers, and it's also how I like to finish the day, reflecting on what happened, and again, adding some stickers. If this sounds like something you'd like to try I have a post here explaining how to get started.

To help everyone on their sticker journey, I have a new set of freebie stickers that I created - black and white flower stickers. I'm a sucker for a good neutral sticker that I can reuse with whatever color scheme I'm working with that week. So, go ahead and download these stickers, jazz up your planner and let me know how it turns out!

Click on image to download. Freebie will expire after March 31, 2023.
If the link has expired, you can find the kit here.
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