Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Traditional or Digital? - How do you Scrap?

What kind of Scrapper Are You?   Traditional scrappers love the feel of paper and stamps in their hands and playing with the pieces, arranging and re-arranging. In today's new technological world, many are finding they like to design on the computer where you can alter sizes, colors and shapes without using up paper and other supplies. There are advantages to each process but in the end its about the product and process you enjoy.

Scrapbook page made with the Top Note Die and Pennant Punch
Here is a sample of a traditional page. With traditional scrapping you can add lots of depth and texture to the project.  I used the Pennant Punch to create the layers for the trees. The top layer of the trees was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The stars were punched from Champagne Glimmer Paper using the Merry Mini Punch Pack.

The photo was framed using the Top Note Die and the corner was embellished with 2 images from the Snow Flurry Die.

The sentiment is from a set called Word Play, which is available in wood mount, clear mount, digital download, and this sentiment is available as a single stamp.  

The sentiment, "Remember when . . . " was just perfect for this photo. These are my three adult brothers holding the stockings they had as little boys. "Remember When" seemed to be the phrase starting most of our conversations that day. Of course as grown men, "Bobby" is now Bob, "Danny" is now Dan and "Gary" is now Garet. The boys have grown into men but the stockings hold the memories of when we were children. And thats what scrapbooking is all about, preserving memories! 

Which method do I prefer? Well, I started as a traditional scrapper and I do love playing with paper and punches and markers.  However I also appreciate the advantages that digital scrapping has to offer.
  • I like the ease of cropping and re-sizing within the program. 
  • I like the ability to draw colors from the colors in my photographs. 
  • I like being able to try different "stamps" on the page without wasting paper.
  • And I REALLY like the ability to make the project once and then print additional copies for everyone in the family. That is a huge time saver!
What do you prefer?
  •  stamps with ink, paper and embellishments
  • virtual projects with digital imagery
  • do you like working from pre-designed kits  where the design work is already done for you
Whatever your preferred method of scrapping, Stampin' Up! has it all and makes it easy. 

Stampin'UP! is encouraging you to try digital Scrapping now.
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Try it, I think you'll be impressed with the flexibility of digital scrapping. The software is called My digital Studio or MDS2 for short. If you don't already have the software you can get a FREE 30-day Trial Copy HERE

Happy Stamping and Scrapping

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