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Scrapbooking with Anderson Cooper and DC Comics
Digital Scrapbooking our Trip to New York with Smilebox
I hadn't created a scrapbook of anything in over 50 years. My mother used to paste pictures into scrap books when I was very young. When I graduated from high school, she created a scrapbook for me with lots of memorabilia in it. I still have it. But I have not been one who thinks of creating a scrapbook. I am so digitally fixated, I thought I would investigate creating a scrapbook of pictures from a trip.
In November 2011, we were invited to participate on the Anderson Show. This was, of course, very exciting for our family. I'm not going to go into why we were invited, but there is a YouTube version of the show on this lens. The media broker knew that my daughter was really into DC Comics and had arranged a personal tour of the DC Comics office.
I searched the Internet and found Smilebox was perfect. I didn't want to invest any money into this project since I'm still a newbie but I wanted something that would create a scrapbook that I email or post on the Internet. They have lots of designs and I found some that I liked.
Getting Started with Smilebox
It's very easy - that's why I like it
To get started using Smilebox, just click on the Get Started Now! orange button. Signup for an account and you're ready to go. You should explore the different categories before you actually begin. Besides scrapbooks, they also have Invitation, slideshows, greeting cards. There are various formats including collages, photo albums, newsletters, and calendars.
Creating a Scrapbook with Smilebox
Just as easy as drag and drop
The hardest part about creating a scrapbook with Smilebox is selecting the design and format you want. There are so many to choose from. You can always try one out and if you don't like it, you just pick something else. First upload your pictures to the left side of the screen. Then personalize the scrapbook by selecting the design. Then watch the scrapbook create itself. No scissors, glue, tape, paper - just virtual cyberspace. I love it. Next, preview the scrapbook. If you like it, save it. If not, change the design, format or the pictures. When you're ready, you can send the scrapbook to friends and family, post it to Facebook, a blog or website (I created the following slides using the HTML for the scrapbook), print it at home or at a store, or save it to a DVD.
Smilebox is also available for your iPhone
Smilebox Memories Scrapbox
- Smilebox Playback
The scrapbook of us getting ready to be on the Anderson Show
- Smilebox Playback
The pictures from DC Comics
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Digital Scrapbooking on Amazon
Digital or Paper, Scissors and Glue? - Which is your preference?
I know its more fun and you can involve the whole family when you create a scrapbook the "old-fashioned" way. But this is the 21st century! You want to create your scrapbook fast and send it out to everyone you know - or at least post it so everyone can see it.
Do you prefer the "old-fashioned" way to create a scrapbook or do you think the digital scrapbooks are the way to go?
© 2014 Debra Lobel