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Mothers Day: Make a Digital Scrapbook

With Mother’s Day coming up soon, I have been thinking about creative gifts that we can give to our Mothers. In the past I have given Digital scrapbooks to my mother to remember special occasions that we have had together.   What about using the Blurb Designer Instant book template to make a professional quality photo book filled with memories for mom. Instant Books are easy to create, take about an hour, and start at just $12.99. This is definitely a present she will leave on the coffee table for everyone to see each and every day! Start creating your Blurb Designer Instant Book today and save 20% with promo code LOVEYOUMOM valid through 5/10/13!

 

New School Books from BLURB – at a Discount

Remember all of those special moments of the last year? (Your child graduating and moving onto a new school, your kids first soccer season or school field trip?) Now, you can remember them forever by creating a Blurb School Book! The best part about Blurb School Books is they are easy to create and a great fundraising tool for your school or class… Use the code MYSCHOOLBOOK to receive your 15% discount on Blurb School and Yearbooks until 5/31/2013.

Blurb School books are great for capturing:
• Class projects
• School plays
• Sports Season
• Class trips
• and make perfect Teacher Thank You’s

About School Books
• Easy to create. Perfect for room mothers, parents, and teachers.
• Create a hard cover book and an ebook with video and sound.
• Import photos from your computer, Facebook and Instagram.
• Discount for ordering in bulk which makes this a great school fundraising tool!

 

 

Digital Scrapbook – Washington, D.C. – June 2012

Washington DC - Digital - Cover

Washington DC – Digital – Cover

I usually prefer handmade scrapbooks over digital scrapbooks because of my philosophy of scrapbooking that relies heavily on the inclusion of ephemera.  However, there are occasions when creating a digital scrapbook is best.  For me, this is usually when I want to create multiple copies for sharing with friends and family.  I usually also create a handmade version to keep at home as well, but a digital scrapbook is a wonderful gift to give to the loved ones who shared an experience with you.

In June 2012 I went on a trip with my son and my parents to Washington, D.C.  While I created a handmade album of the trip, I also created a digital version so that I could give one to my parents.  I won’t share all the pages from this album, but am highlighting the hardbound cover with a picture insert and the pages that commemorate our time at the White House.  I was able to create and order two copies of this album in about three hours.

Washington DC - Digital - White House

Washington DC – Digital – White House

Links:

Online Digital Scrapbook Companies

Digital Scrapbook – Disney 2010

 

Digital Scrapbook – Disney 2010

Disney 2010 - Digital - Cover

Disney 2010 – Digital – Cover

I usually prefer handmade scrapbooks over digital scrapbooks because of my philosophy of scrapbooking that relies heavily on the inclusion of ephemera.  However, there are occasions when creating a digital scrapbook is best.  For me, this is usually when I want to create multiple copies for sharing with friends and family.  I usually also create a handmade version to keep at home as well, but a digital scrapbook is a wonderful gift to give to the loved ones who shared an experience with you.  In October of 2010 I was able to take my son and parents on a week long trip to Disney World.  This was an unexpected trip as I was attending a conference and we decided to go last minute.  My son and I had gone to Disney World in 2008 and I had created 2 full scrapbooks of that experience (I will post these soon), and I did not want to create a new set of Disney albums for this trip.  So I opted to create a digital album and print an extra copy to give to my parents.  I am not going to share all the pages here, but just show you the cover and an inside page so that you can get some idea of the capabilities of digital scrapbooking.

This scrapbook was made using Blurb.com and I was able to create it in about 3 hours.  I like that you can print a full color cover with this album and fully manipulate designs and picture placement.

Disney 2010 - Digital - Epcot

Disney 2010 – Digital – Epcot

Links:

Online Digital Scrapbook Companies

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