I'm a newbie from Canada. Have been a fan of this site for awhile (love looking at the galleries) although I scrapbooked the traditional way. It all changed when I went on a trip to NYC & was printing out the pictures at my local Costco when the lab tech suggested I do my album digitally, especially since I planned on doing a second album as a gift for my Mum who was on the same trip.
That suggestion stuck. I figured if others could learn to do this, I could. It took me six months (huge learning curve) but I finished the album in time for Christmas. Mum loved it & I was hooked. Even better, my DH gave me a notebook for Christmas (I guess I hogged the computer) with enough power/memory for scrappin'. Love it!
To make a long story short, after a few more pages I decided I was going to go digi all the way. My crop group thinks I'm nuts (they're traditional scrappers), but I love it! There's no mess, all I have to bring is my notebook, you can alter paper/elements, easy to share & my favorite part - the undo button!
Looking forward to meeting people passionate about digi scrapping & learning more about it!