Have any of you Mac users tried out this new iScrapbook software from Chronos? It is really very cool.
I have NEVER tried digital scrapbooking mostly because I SUCK at photoshop and that is what so many of the kits are designed for. Besides which, I LOVE the tactile aspect of real scrapbooking – I love to use the glue, touch the papers, cut things, etc.
Fast forward to this week when I am shopping and I stumble across this software specifically for Macs (woo-hoo!!) called iScrapbook. Now, if you are a mac user and you are familiar with the other iLife products (iPhoto; iTunes; iDVD; iPages; etc) then trying this software will be a pleasant experience for you! (Believe me, they did not pay me to plug their product – but if anyone from Chronos or Macintosh is reading and would like to send me free family friendly software to try out, I am not going to argue! lol!!)

So, anyways, here is what I like about digital scrapbooking so far:
-relatively quick. Currently I am factoring in my learning curve which is making some parts go rather slowly, but as I get more fluent with the program the layouts will happen much quicker.
– you never run out of supplies! The combinations of papers and embellishments are endless and they never run out.
– you can edit and crop your pictures as you are fiddling with the paper – and everything can be undone/redone with the click of a few keys – NO more wasted paper!
-it’s completely portable. This morning I did a few layouts on my bed and last night I did a layout on the couch. I think I am going to like this part of it the most.
– No need to print off pictures and go through and organize them once printed. They are all super organized in my iPhoto library, and this software communicates directly with iPhoto so there is no transferring, etc.
– I can print off my pages if I wish. (Which I will)
-Cost is potentially a lot cheaper than paper scrapbooking because once you buy something digital it never runs out! You can reuse it as many times as you want.
-don’t want to get preachy here but, it just may be the most environmentally friendly way to scrapbook. Hmmm.

Okay, SO, here are my pages that I have done so far. Bear with me as I am still learning this craft and they are not amazing.

I am thinking at this point that I will work on all my “really old” stuff using digital – so it can be done faster and I can possibly catch myself up this year. And I will work on the current year using the paper method, for now.

What are your thoughts? If you are a scrapbooker, I would be interested to know your thoughts and ideas on how to blend the two worlds of digital and paper scrapbooking!!


8 thoughts on “iScrapbook

  1. Mamacita says:

    I LOVE the new scrapbooking idea. I’ve been doing similar things with our photos and am making at least 1 book a year because it is so much more simple. Have fun:).

  2. Jackie says:

    Wow Stace– That is amazing! It looks so much like what you can do with ‘real scrapbooking’. Now I’m having digital scrapbooking envy!

  3. darnelle says:

    I am not a scrapbooker, but those pages of yours brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful family you have! How blessed!Darnelle

  4. Jennifer says:

    Hi Stacy,Those scrapbook pages look great! I’m not a scrapbooker…I have never been. So, sorry, I don’t have any tips for you.

  5. Missy says:

    Stacey, I love all of those pages! I know Creative Memories sells a similar product called Storybook Creator. I was salivating over it at my last weekend crop. I love the idea of maybe doing both. Like mamacita said…making one a year sounds like a great idea. Plus, they make great gifts! I can’t wait to hear more about this from you.

  6. Rebecca says:

    Those pages are so cute! I don’t have a mac or I’d consider trying it out, esp for the catching up of pictures. I’ll never stop hands on scrapping or altering because I enjoy it so much – and have plenty of supplies to use, but I have thought about doing more hybrid work if I can ever figure it out. I don’t have photoshop either so I feel limited on what I can do. One thing I’m curious about is the quality of printed pages, you’ll have to let us know how they turn out. Oh & you could always add a flower or other embellishment to give your digital pages more texture. That’s hybrid scrapping too.

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