I have been asking this since I started making digital Project Life pages beginning in Week 17. And the answer?
So far, so good. But I'm torn.
Let me start by saying this: I adore the ease of which I can build pages (and share them here on my blog) when working the digital process. I love not having to print everything out at home. I love not having to cut and trim every card and photo. I love how simple it is to change my mind on what type of layout I'll do this week, or how quickly I can swap out cards and photos. I love the seamlessness of saving the files, uploading them to the print service, and then getting a package a few days later. Those are the good parts.
That said, I kind of miss the printing everything at home and cutting and trimming of every card and photo. I miss putting everything into the page pockets. I miss the tangible aspects of scrapbooking.
Right now, my album is hybrid through Week 16, and digital to present day. I really am enjoying this change up, but one thing I am realizing is this: so much of my life's work has revolved around computers and part of what I loved about the hybrid process was being able to cut something. To glue something. To make something on a table, with my hands.
And yet when my package arrived yesterday with four week's worth of Project Life pages, I was all, "This is so cool." So there's that.
And who knows… next year, I may even switch to the 8.5 x 11 format.
I will say it's a work in progress. I know many of you who are digital scrapbookers left the paper process and never looked back. I'd love to hear perspectives today. If you started out as a paper scrapbooker and made the leap, why? Did you miss anything? Paper scrapbookers, would you ever consider digital aspects, or hybrid aspects? Or what about those of you who never touched a piece of patterned paper ever? Digital from the get go?
In the end, it's all about saving stories so really, it's great either way and any way in between. If you have a few minutes today, tell me what you do and what motivates your approach.