I’m going more than a little off topic this morning, to talk about Scrapbooking. Not because Scrapbooking is one of my interests – it doesn’t exactly go hand in glove with the practice of Internet security. But hey, there are days when I get a little tired of being the “Bad News Bear”, and as we all know, “a change is as good as a rest”.
I keep watch on the free applications offered by SerifSoftware, a company that often offers older versions of their applications (still very functional, even if slightly out of date), and I noticed that the company is now offering a free scrapbooking application – Digital Scrapbook Artist.
Since I’m familiar (in a limited way), with a Scrapbook site Audrey Pettit’s Weblog (A Peek Into My Scrappy World), I decided to take a look at Digital Scrapbook Artist, and scrapbooking. It turns out this is a hobby that is widely practiced, and one that has millions of fans. Who knew?
Some surprising statistics from Wikipedia:
Over 25 million people in the United States alone, consider themselves to be scrapbookers.
Almost 30% of all U.S. households have at least one family member who scrapbooks.
Scrapbooking is the fastest growing sector of the craft and hobby industry, and now considered to be the third most popular craft in the nation. From 2002 to 2004, sales of scrapbooking products increased by over 27% across the United States.
As of 2003, there were over 4,000 independent scrapbook stores in the United States. Most major craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels Crafts, also have extensive selections of scrapbooking supplies.
I’m not a scrapbooker, so there would be no point in me testing this application – so I’ll leave it to SerifSoft to convince you that this application is worth taking a look at. How far wrong can you go with FREE?
Digital Scrapbook Artist Compact is a completely free download and will help you to quickly and easily transform your photos and memories into wonderfully personal artwork that you will cherish forever.
- Not a trial version! 100% free, fully functional software.
- Incredibly easy to use, fun and fast.
- Suitable for everyone, regardless of experience.
- Choose any page size, including card templates.
- Share with family and friends quickly and easily.
Download now, and you’ll soon be able to create scrapbooks, beautiful digital albums, invitations and greetings cards without having to spend a penny on materials or wasting any time.
We’ve included a mini digikit to get you started, and there’s a selection of free themed kits for you to download at DaisyTrail.com!
What The Press Say…
“Finally, a software program for digital scrapbooking is available that is exactly what I was looking for. You will love how easy it is to get scrapbooking”
Rebecca Ludens, About.com (5/5)
“If you love to scrapbook, this is perfect software to get! Why keep those photos locked up on your computer, when you can bring them to life with Digital Scrapbook Artist.”
Tanya Gordon, Mommy Goggles
“This brilliant software offers endless potential for creating fantastic layouts – A must-have crafting resource!”
Kate Hemmings, Crafts Beautiful Online Editor
Download at: SerifSoft
System requirements: Any Windows PC
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