A legitimate alternative has now been created for paper scrap booking dropouts. For those who are tired of buying special scissors and tools to make traditional scrap books, a mother of two has just created howfasttheygrow.com, an all-digital scrap booking website designed to help you create a keepsake of your child’s first years.
With howfasttheygrow.com, the advantage goes towards parents who rely on digital cameras and not film-based cameras. Howfasttheygrow.com uses patent-pending technology that allows parents to choose from over 100 page designs, special fonts and photo-uploading ability that doesn’t require special software or purchasing.
The site’s founder, Cathy Bennet, used to design traditional scrap books but found that it took up a lot of time just to find the right pictures to print. “I thought I would be a good scrapbooker because I consider myself creative and sentimental,” she said. “But I was blown away by the time commitment of traditional scrap booking. It takes at least an hour to make one page and that doesn’t even take into account the time to buy the merchandise and the right photos.”
Howfasttheygrow.com lets you design 12×12 pages that look like traditional scrap books but uses less far less time. Each page would cost the user $7.50 to print with entire albums going for $55 a piece. To albums are post-bound scrapbook-style albums by high-end photo book designer, Celine Countryman, of St. Paul, Minnesota, with standard custom embossing. Currently they feature blue and pink shades as well as page protectors and purchasable re-fills.
Added Bennet: “My goal is a ‘Just Add Water’ solution to baby and child scrap booking. We also make it fun and beautiful; thanks to our digi-scrapbook(TM) web tool and good design.”
Commercial photo sites usually charge for individual picture prints which can become costly over time, especially if the photos don’t turn out to your liking.
Other noted features of the patent-pending Digi-Scrapbook™ program are the online sharing system, journaling and overlapping effects that mimic paper-scrap booking pages and a blank template where you can post your own designs. Web-based photo editing and page storage are also featured. After viewing the demo, it appears that most functions are done with a simple drag-and-drop style to create digital memories of your child’s earliest years.
Howfasttheygrow.com is based out of Walnut Creek, California and works in conjunction with Ecom Enterprises of Sunnyvale, California, a company who has partnered with Adobe, Infiniti Wireless, Blue Dragon, and Overture.
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