Digital Scrapbooking Returns for #yourstampinscrapbooker #HeritageMakers

So ironically just as I was thinking about logging in to my old Heritage Makers account from years gone by, I got an email today that if I do not log in and make a purchase within 30 days my account with go inactive.  So it was a perfect timing reminder that I’m going to get on making a photo book of our UK trip, I wanted to print another copy of a book I created years ago detailing the story of my husband’s grandma’s story of escaping communist occupied Germany in 1949 to Canada.  That is what Heritage Makers is all about, preserving memories.  I also recently was thinking about how you can order those little lunch box note cards. Olivia would love those since she can pretty much read anything now, it’s so much fun!! So I will get some of those for the fall.

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Digital scrapbooking has gone through it’s ups and downs in popularity.  When it first came out it grew in popularity very quickly since it was a way for those that didn’t see themselves as very “crafty” or wanting to spend lots of money on supplies to do traditional scrapbooking to create some personalized scrapbooks.  Heritage Makers added an additional incentive to choosing them as your online program of choice, their storytelling features.  That’s what put me over the top then firing off an order to Walmart or Costco for a photo book.  Journalling is an essential part to every scrapbook.  Pictures are great but without the journalling, you lose those memories of dates, quotes and details of the experiences.  Additionally, I chose to use their story book style templates to create my first book back in 2008 of the Holeha branding and it continues to be a topic of conversation around our Holeha dinner table and is on display right between the kitchen and living room for anyone to grab as needed.

The next big creation was when I wanted to write down my husband’s grandmother’s story of escaping communist controlled Germany in 1949 when she came to Canada as a young immigrant woman and settled in Saskatchewan, the end of the world as she saw it at the time.  I wanted to have a record of her story so it wouldn’t get lost and for my children to be able to reread and retell it to their families in the future.  Cory and I managed to get it done before she passed away and then printed copies for ourselves and for his Dad.  Now many years later,  I find myself logging in to print another copy for another family member.

I am not a Heritage Makers consultant so I am not looking to sell anything with this post, just the share the love of memory keeping in another format and to share my continued scrapbooking adventures here in our craft room.  Those adventures also consist of making sympathy cards with old and new stamps and making bookmarks with the new 2017-2018 in-colors.  What are you crafting today?  Are you a digital scrapbooker?  Would love to hear what software/program you use and why you choose it?

****All comments are in my opinion, not based on any current research statistics, just my good ol’ opinion. #yourstampinscrapbooker

Happy crafting!

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