Saturday, July 23, 2011

Scrapbooking or booking?

I'm about halfway through making our wedding album on I bought a Groupon a while back for it, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

I must say: I'm impressed with the results so far.

I think what Blurb offers is offered by a lot of companies, so I'm not specifically saying I'd stick with Blurb. But, what I do love is the ease of uploading photos, adding them to a page, and then adding captions.

Easy peasy. And so beautiful!

And so, this begs the question: Do I stop actively scrapbooking and instead use an online bookmaking site?

There are many arguments for this switch: Space scrapbooks take, massive workload of scrapbooking, the delay in scrapbooking. Plus, stopping scrapbooking would mean I would be able to do other craft projects. And, online booking would make me upload my photos more rapidly, thus not risking losing everything should a computer crash.

The costs are about the same... even cheaper for ebooks, I'd argue, once you get past all the small costs of scrapbooking. Especially so if you consider the time investment.

There are so many other craft things I want to do. I'm on Pinterest, and oh(!) the ideas. But, to continue scrapbooking? Difficult to fit those things in. Plus, if you consider that my life is relatively unhectic right now (no kids!)... would I be able to continue scrapbooking when my life someday gets more hectic?

You can probably see what way I'm leaning.



  1. I've heard so many good things about blurb and that's what I'm going to use for ben's baby book. The ones that sites like snapfish and mypublisher do are of decent quality...I've done a few of those. I love scrapbooking too but have abandoned it in favor of the digital ones.

  2. Hi Sonja (and your baby boy is oodles of adorableness, by the way)!

    I like blurb, but it has a few drawbacks. 1) the font is super small and you can't zoom in. 2) the photos have set limits for arrangement, so you can't drag and drop. 3) you can't add a text box where you want, which makes it challenging.

    These limits mean I'll likely not use Blurb for more day-to-day things, but something like a wedding book is perfect for it, since the focus is on the photos and not so much the captions.