The Pixel and Paper Series¬†highlights digital techniques and products for scrapbookers like you and me. I believe that everyone should consider digital elements to be a part of their scrapbooking toolbox, so let’s learn together what the possibilities are. Each week, I’ll be sharing the opinion of a real-life scrapbooker to reveal how they use digital in their scrapbooking. Each post will also offer a freebie download to help you get started on your pixel and paper journey. Enjoy!

Sometimes there’s a divide between digital and paper scrapbookers. It seems silly for a hobby that is meant to bring people together, but inevitably differences arise. Scrapbookers often refer to themselves as either digital or paper (sometimes hybrid). I want to promote the fact that we are all hybrid or mixed media in the end, so really there’s no point in saying digital or paper. When we use store bought products know that those are digital designs, simply pre-printed for your convenience. Is there really a line to be drawn between pixel and paper? I don’t think so. Ultimately, everything is simply a tool for our own memory keeping goals.

I believe that we will start to see a blurring of the lines in scrapbooking. From art journaling techniques to other mixed media tools… we do whatever is fun and gives us the effect desired. That’s the way it should be for this hobby we call scrapbooking. I hope that we can all keep an open mind and let ourselves explore and experiment.

So to riff off the topic and share something useful with all of you, I decided to start this series of posts. Each week I will share the opinion of a real-life scrapbooker so we can see how they use digital in their projects. From designers to teachers to prolific everyday scrapbookers, my hope is to highlight the possibilities and help you have more fun and success during your scrapbooking time.


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