Traditional vs. Digital

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Comfort zone

After a lot of hemming and hawing, I’m finally starting a traditional scrapbook page. I kind of don’t know what I’m doing. Some issues need to be addressed. I call this a first draft.

Digital scrapbooking makes so much more sense to me. I want to say that digital is easier. It’s easier for me, at least. Traditional scrapbooking requires table space, cutting tools, adhesives, embellishments, paper, and more if you want to get serious about it.

There is a whole world to explore with this past time. Did you know that scrapbooking has a long history? has a comprehensive article about it.

Here’s a page from the personal scrapbook of Hannah de Rothschild Scharps, Smith College class of 1906.

Scrapbook page from 1906
Alexandrabush5: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

I will be taking advantage of bluprint’s many learning resources on scrapbooking. Check those out as well as the classes on

My next step is to create embellishments with my Cricut machine. has cut files for your cutting machine. I’m going to start with this borders bundle.

Stay tuned for updates and check out my other paper crafting posts.

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