Preserving Life's MemoriesNow that I am a mother I wanted to preserve my family memories. 14 years ago I started paper scrapbooking. I spent hours upon hours cutting, glueing, and scrapbooking our precious family memories. I started to burn out on it since it took a lot of my time.
As I got more into scrapbooking I thought I would use some of my baby pictures, but realized I didn't have any nor did anyone in my family. This made me even more discouraged.
We added to our family just recently and wanted to find a better way to scrapbook. I found several online/digital scrapbooking sites but again became very discouraged. I started calling these sites cookie cutter scrapbook sites. They wouldn't let me modify the layout to better fit my pictures. I finally found the answer when a friend introduced me to Heritage Makers. I feel head over heals in love with the program. I loved it so much I decided I wanted to teach others how to perserve their life's memories, so I became a consultant for the company.
It doesn't matter which way you decide to preserve your life's memories as long as you just do it. I have been digital scrapbooking for the past 3 years and have some amazing projects as a result. I really no longer go to the store to purchase cards any more. I try to send personalized cards, either with my photography, pictures of our family, or from the amazing art work provided by the company.
I prefer digital scrapbooking due to the fact all I need is my laptop. When my family is watching something I just really don't care for I pull at my laptop and scrapbook. My newest project is now preserving our family heritage. I have been busy scanning old photos and slides. I have been using a Hand Wand Scanner for this. I found it to be very use to use and I don't have to remove the old photos for their books. Which is good since they are glued down. The project has really taken a life on all its own. I have learned a lot about my husband's family that I would have never learned otherwise.
I receive several comments on how do I have the time to scrapbook. It really doesn't take me a lot of time. I like to do it while I watch T.V. or when the family is watching something I don't care for. I also make the time. I decided if I don't do it who will?
To help you start preserving life's memories I have a few links you can check out.
Preserving Life's Memories