So I love the idea of making scrapbooks to keep track of my family’s goings on, but I don’t have the creativity or the patience for real scrapbooking. The idea of having to go to a craft store and attempt to pick out the paper and the stickers and the other embellishments makes me nervous, and I’ve got a hand full of thumbs when it comes to my ability to cut things out and line things up. No matter how hard I try, everything always ends up glued on just a little bit wonky, and any time I actually have to write anything, you can guarantee my chicken scratch will be illegible.
Enter digital scrapbooking. I can go to Shutterfly, select a thematically appropriate photo book with all the backgrounds, embellishments, and layouts already created. I just have to upload my photos and arrange the pictures and pages in a way that I like, and voila! Gorgeous family scrapbook. I place the order and in a week or so, I can add the latest scrapbook to my growing collection. They look way better than anything I could have done with actual paper, scissors, and glue.
For example, check out our family scrapbook for fall 2013:
It looks pretty great, if I do say so myself. And the whole thing only took a few hours of work, which I could leave and come back to whenever I wanted without worrying about leaving a mess of paper, glue, stickers, and cut out photographs all over the place.
If you’re a lazy scrapbooker like me, check out Shutterfly. There are over 200 styles to choose from and hundreds of layouts, embellishments, and other unique options for your family scrapbooks.