1.05.2008

I yam what I yam. And I'm no sweet potato.

The more I see digital scrapbook pages and projects, the more I become intrigued by them. After all, I already know Photoshop. I have a fancy schmancy new computer with the latest versions of everything. I can layer, edit, and create cool effects with the best of them. I've never really totaled the cost of the materials I use on an average scrapbook page I create, but honestly, it probably wouldn't be any more money to print the whole darn 12x12 thing at Costco. Honey, stop reading this post NOW. (In fact, it might even be cheaper.) I understand that. And I also know that if I did everything on my computer screen, that I wouldn't be making a mess all over my craft room or on my dining room table, (my husband would for sure like to rid me of this nasty habit!) and I wouldn't be having to find a place for all my supplies, and that if my ric rack or paper wasn't exactly the right color, or my photo wasn't exactly the right size, I could change it all with the click of a mouse. And I could make things a lot more dramatic and artistic. Easily. I could print four versions of everything I did and then each of my kids could have their very own book.

With that said, where in the world's the fun in that? I'd be staring at a computer screen, which is WAY too much like work. I wouldn't get to talk with my scrappin' friends, or steal their designs, or laugh with them about what was going on in our lives, show off my cute kids, or "borrow" anyone else's stuff. My pages may end up looking cool, but I wouldn't have any social interaction or ever be able to get my hands dirty. Yep, for sure, I'm a brick-and-mortar scrapper. This is me.

At least for this year. Which is a good thing, considering how much $$ I spent at Recollections today during their going-out-of-business-and-it-makes-me-want-to-cry sale. Sigh.

How about you?

2 comments:

Amberly said...

if I knew all you know about the digital world, I'd be sold, but I also admire that you're sticking with the "authentic," and seeing as yours is the stuff I borrow consistently, it also serves me well that you stick with the brick and morter!

Nick said...

I am looking forward to your first virtual scrapbook night!