Digital Scrapbooking Equals Less Mess

This is part of the series “9 Reasons to Digital Scrapbook.”

I’ve always dreamed of having my own art studio. (Photos are linked)

Build Your Own - Bedford Home Office System Components

I drool over office furniture from Pottery Barn and IKEA and think of all the ways I would decorate my studio.

I’d have a massive island desk nestled under the best lighting where I could spread out my papers, paints, felt, and sewing machine. . .and just create. 

Bedford Project Table Set

In reality though, we have a growing family and fill all the rooms in our house, so having an art studio isn’t an option for me right now. And it certainly wasn’t three years ago when we were in a tiny graduate school campus apartment–when I discovered my love for digital scrapbooking.

Since digital scrapbooking is all done on my computer I still have the freedom to “get out” lots of supplies and create yet I don’t have the mess to clean up afterwards. When I was paper scrapping it seemed I would just haul all my stuff out to the dining room table and get set up when someone would need something or naptime would be over. (See why I need an art studio?!) Digital scrapbooking is perfect for me because I can still have the creative freedom to play with {digital} paper, paint, buttons, tags, ribbon, etc. but I don’t have to clean up a mess. And if naptime is over and my layout is only half done–just a click of the save button and then I can close the document and easily walk away with no mess haunting me.

You may be interested in reading: What is Digital Scrapbooking


Thanks to, the Febreze candle/giftcard giveaway goes to Kelleigh, comment number 17! I’ve e-mailed you :).

Kelleigh said:

I love lighting candles, too!! I think my favorite thing, though, is going to the pumpkin patch with the family. It is a tradition that we all love, and I get the BEST pictures of my boys!

{Linked to WFMW)


  1. Totally agree. We’re limited for space at home as my 4 year old daughter is taking over the house and digital scrapbooking is a fantastic spacer saver!


  2. StarWarsFans says:

    I love that aspect of digiscrapping too! I also love that it is “green”. You can reuse, resize, and recolor everything without killing a tree or spending a fortune to buy new supplies. So it saves money & the environment.


  3. I switched from paper scrapbooking for exactly that reason! I wrote a short “getting started” about digital scrapbooking a few years ago.


  4. I totally agree. I’ve actually been downloading and using freebies for digital scrapbooking for years now, but I’d make up pages and print them out. Well, I’ve got better than 30 albums now. I decided enough was enough, so I’ll be doing my scrapbooking digitally, too. I figure the pages can be printed out in the future, if I want.
    I wish I had a crafts/sewing room like any of those above. Mostly because they are so CLEAN!


    Pam Reply:

    @mom2fur, Ditto. I would LOVE a room that clean! lol

    So instead of printing in albums are you mostly just leaving your digi layouts on your hard drive now?


  5. Yes, they’re on the hard drive–at least until I ‘collect’ enough to put on a disc. Every time you turn around the technology changes, so a few years from now those discs will probably becomes something else. I’m still trying to get my videos switched to DVD!



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