I enjoyed scrapbooking way before my son was born, but I didn’t start taking a ridiculous amount of pictures until after I became a parent. Suddenly, I found myself with hundreds of new photos every month and not enough time to scrapbook them all using traditional methods. To save my sanity, I started looking for shortcuts like Serif CraftArtist.
What I like about Serif CraftArtist is that the software lets you quickly recreate the look of your favorite traditional scrapbook pages. There are digital versions of the buttons, ribbons, flowers, and chipboard letters you’d find at a craft store Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all of which can be customized to perfectly match your photos.
The interface of Serif CraftArtist is easy to use because it relies on the idea of coordinated page kits of matching supplies. Kits can be downloaded through the Daisy Trail website. Free kits are available on a regular basis and the Serif CraftArtist Platinum software comes with several kits as part of the package.
Although Adobe Photoshop Elements is generally thought of as the standard in digital scrapbooking software, I find that I personally prefer using Serif CraftArtist. Being able to see all of my digital “supplies” at a glance while keeping several in progress layouts as part of one virtual “album” lets me be efficient with scrapbooking no matter how busy my schedule is. I can work on a page for five or ten minutes at a time and have a gorgeous layout before I know it.
Visit the Daisy Trail website to download Serif CraftArtist Compact for free and to learn more about the various scrapbook kit options that are available.
photo credit: Daisy Trail