This photo “page” was my first attempt with ScrapPad! 🙂
Time for ScrAPPbooking: The 3 Best Apps for Scrapbooking on Your Mobile
I originally started my Paper Crafting Journey as a Scrapbooker. I moved to Card Making after the first year – not because I lost my love for preserving memories – but because I was drawn to the immediate gratification of Card Making. Scrapbooking is a hobby that entails more hard work and commitment than most people expect. It’s not just a matter of haphazardly putting together old photographs and knickknacks into one heavy book, and the process can take months. From building a collection of things to include in your scrapbook to actually putting the book together, it can be quite the hassle.
As I’ve gotten older, I find myself drawn back to my first love – Scrapbooking. The problem is that all my pictures are now digital. Luckily, improvements in mobile technology have made it so we can now create scrapbooks on our phones. Nearly two years ago, Reviewed.com revealed that smartphones were taking the place of more traditional cameras as our preferred tool for capturing life’s greatest moments. AlchemyBet, Pocket Fruity’s parent company, has also revealed that we now use our phones everywhere from at church or a place of worship, to at school or work, at the gym, and even at sporting events. They’ve become our best friends, and give us the ability to make quick scrapbooks on the go.
If, like me, you’ve always wanted to turn the photos on your phone into scrapbooks, you may want to try the following apps:
One of the biggest advantages of creating a digital scrapbook is being able to use all sorts of multimedia in your projects. Skrappy lets you use music and videos you’ve got saved on your phone or tablet to give your scrapbooks more life. It’s also preloaded with clip art, borders, and fonts to give you full optimization of your scrapbook. And when you’re done making your scrapbook, you can choose to export the whole book – or some pages – for printing.
A great choice with its preloaded themes and elements, ScrapPad is one of the more expensive scrapbooking apps at $4.99. However, it not only has dozens of themes to choose from to personalize your scrapbook with, but it also has its own built-in photo editor so you can do all your imaging right from the app.
3. Everybody! Scrapbooking
Everybody! Scrapbooking is a free app that comes preinstalled with some design packs, but additional design packs can also be purchased. The app is pretty straightforward, requiring not much but photographs from its users. Once done, users can share their scrapbooks to friends and family via email and Bluetooth.
What apps do you use to help you out with your scrapbooking projects?