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Online versus Offline Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking has been a popular hobby for decades but now you have probably seen the trend shifting to an online platform rather than the traditional methods that you are used to.  Technology has changed everything even the way you scrapbook, now the trend has blended the online world with the creativity that makes traditional scrapbooking so much fun.

Traditional versus Online

Whether you use the online platform or traditional methods will depend on which one you prefer.  Both are easy to use and they both have advantages and disadvantages but ultimately it is about what appeals to you.  At the end of the day you want to have a fun experience and that is all that matters.

Traditional Scrapbooking

If you still can’t choose which to do let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.  When it comes to traditional scrapbooking methods it is very hands on, that’s what people like about it.  It feels more personalized because you are taking the time to write, cut out image and paste them in the scrapbook yourself.  If you are a highly tactile person then traditional is probably better for you.

The drawbacks to traditional scrapbooking are minor but there are still a couple of them.  First traditional scrapbooking needs a fairly large workspace and you will have all the paper and images you use spread out all over the place.  The second disadvantage is that it can get really messy, with glitter, paper scraps and glue spread out over your work area.

Digital Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking online is a fairly new thing and the big advantage is that there are so many unique things that you can do.  You really can let your creativity shine through when it comes to images and designs.  As far as disadvantages the biggest is the technology.  You are going to need at the very least a digital camera, scrapbooking software and a photo quality printer.  If you are intimidated by technology that makes traditional a better option.  Here is how you can get started.

There will always be a debate as to which option is better and they both have their advantages.  If you can’t decide then don’t, there is nothing saying that you can’t give both a try.  You can even combine the two and use digital elements in your traditional scrapbook.  Whatever you decide to do the important thing is that you have fun with it and save some important milestones and memories.