My love for scrapbooking came when we were stationed in Colorado and I was pregnant with Landon. I started with his baby book. ~I guess if I really think back, I did start a scrapbook that was a pre-wedding album, which I never finished (yet!).~ My sister had given me all the Creative Memories scrapbooking stuff (the album, the kit, stickers, and some tools she knew I would need). I decided I liked it so much, that I became a Creative Memories consultant for the 3 years we lived in Germany after Colorado. It was nice getting my supplies at a discount and it encouraged me to get scrapbooking done when it usually felt/feels like there is no time to do it. After Germany, I let my consultant status go with mommy-hood demands, but continued to scrapbook.
I like the look of traditional scrapbooking~ but love the ease of digital scrapbooking~, so my scrapbooks have taken on a little bit of both. Creative Memories Storybook Creator is a great digital software that you can download for free off their website to insert your pictures into predesigned pages. If you want more creativity with your digital scrapbook, you can upgrade to Storybook Creator Plus to be able to have more flexibility with the software and make scrapbooks from scratch with the digital papers and embellishments. What I love too is that when you buy their digital kits (digital paper and embellishments, etc.) they don’t ever run out like actual scrapbooking paper and stickers. The price is what I like too. For a typical kit, you pay $8.95 for 17 digital papers, 44 digital sticker embellishments, and 14 digital title/quotes. Everything can be resized and/or recolored and used over and over again. You get more for your money with digital scrapbooking I think.
I use Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus to make digital page prints, but print them out from Scrapping Simply. A 12 x12 print from Scrapping Simply is $1.99 and an 8 x 8 page print is $0.99! Such a great deal considering Creative Memories’ Digital Center charges $4.29 for the first nine 12 x 12 prints ($3.49 for 10 and up) and 8 x 8 prints are $3.29 for 1-9 and $2.49 for 10+. The quality of Scrapping Simply’s page prints are excellent as well. So, I love Creative Memories for their wonderful products and great digital scrapbooking software, but will continue to use Scrapping Simply for my digital printout needs.
Here is an example of a digital page print that I made from Creative Memories, but then had printed by Scrapping Simply.
Here are links to both companies~
http://www.scrappingsimply.com/ ~ They also have wall decor, books, cards, stationary, and photo gifts