|please disregard the dust!|
Sadly, after being married, I didn't take many pictures...until I got a digital camera. Then I was really focusing on my professional images rather than family ones...until Ben was born. Then I started going crazy! For his 6 months of life I have over 10 GB of images!!! This is when I decided to go digital. Our house was still in the process of being remodeled (which it still is) and working on the computer just seemed easier. Plus I had already been doing this "digital scrapbooking" for my photography business. So that's how I ended up here, as a digital scrapbooker.
Comparing Different Albums:
Mini Album for Troy: I made Troy a mini album as a wedding gift - "Ten Thing I Love About You". Its an 8"x8" Creative Memories album with 11 pages (2 sides each) and could expand to hold more.
Ben's First Year Album: I printed this 8.5"x8.5" photobook through Inkubook. Saying "first year" is misleading...this is his life in 2008 which is really only abotut 6 months of his life. It includes 27 pages (2 sided).
Our Trip to Brazil: We had so many pictures from this trip and I was so overwhelmed I knew I didn't want to scrapbook them...but I didn't want to forget what happened either. Here I settled on a simple photo sleeve album with some space for journaling. I love looking through this album and it was so easy to put together. Includes 50 pages with room for 4 pics each. I added some memorabilia too (tickets and such). This is definitely the easiest, albeit not the most creative, way to go.
My High School Album: 12x12 3 ring binder. Contains 24 sheet protectors (48 pages) and could hold maybe 1 or two more.
I've decided that digital scrapbooking is for me... at least for my chronological albums. I am, however, still excited about the idea of doing some hybrid/more traditional mini albums for events or trips.