Serif Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 (Review & Giveaway - 5/10)

4/19/2010 04:45:00 PM

I love to scrapbook, but honestly? I just don't have the time to do it - or the space in my house to keep all the materials one needs in order to create beautiful albums to admire or treasure. Do you ever feel the same way?

I'm about to introduce you to something that will allow you to create beautiful scrapbook albums, cards, invitations, postcards, and so much more in a fraction of the time and with no paper cuts or clean-up time, or storage issues. (Ok, ok. So you might have some storage trouble when you try to find places to put all the amazing projects you complete!)

The product is called Digital Scrapbook Artist 2, and it is a busy mom's best friend.
Unlike current scrapbook programs that are available, Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 allows users to edit every single object on their scrapbook page and perfect their designs to look exactly as they would in a traditional scrapbook. Everything from backgrounds, buttons, ribbons, and pieces of fabric look entirely realistic. And the program is so easy to use! In fact, parents could even work on digital scrapbooking projects using Digital Scrapbook Artist with their children, creating quality family time and encouraging creativity from everyone involved in the project.

Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 will help you create your best designs yet - and keep the clutter to a minimum!

My Review of Digital Scrapbook Artist 2
Several years ago, I got into digital scrapbooking, and I haven't looked back since! As a graphic/web designer, it's right up my alley. I love to sit at the computer and let my creativity flow. I am always scouring the web for tools to make digital scrapbooking easier and faster. So, when I was introduced to Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 and asked to review it, I got all giddy.

As soon as it arrived, I popped the disk into my computer and installed the program. It only took a few minutes to do so (which is always a fabulous bonus!). I opened the program and clicked on the tutorials. While I love "learning by doing," I have found that life is so much easier when you take a few minutes to actually read the instructions. The tutorials were quick and easy to follow, and since I already work with lots of photo editing programs, I was able to quickly and easily pick up on how the program worked. And, boy, did this program work! I couldn't believe all the options and abilities this little program had.

It comes with several kits already installed, each of which are beautiful. But it also gives you links to download free kits and kits available for purchase on Tons and tons of options for kits at your fingertips.

I decided to start with a blank page and use some of the available elements, backgrounds, and materials included with the kit. In minutes, I created a page with each of my kids. (See photo that says "Easter Egg Hunt.") I saved it, and then uploaded it to to share it with friends and family.

Next, I wanted to try something a little different, so I used a pre-made template and just popped my kids picture into it. I set the page to an 8x10 so that I could print it out when I was done. It took me less than a minute to pop in the picture, add some text, and print. So easy! And my mom is going to love this picture of the kids.

And, if I designed a 12x12 scrapbook that I couldn't print on my home printer, I could easily save the page as a .jpg file or a .pdf file and upload it to my favorite photo lab. (YAY!)

I am all about saving time. But I want to preserve my kids memories. Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 allows me to preserve the memories quickly and easily so that I can spend more time making the memories with my kids.

Now I have no more excuses. I can make beautiful books and treasure all of the special moments with each one of my kids.

If you're still not sure what to get Mom for Mother's Day, this would be a fantastic option.

Want to Try Digital Scrapbook Artist for Yourself?
To Buy: You can head to the Serif website and purchase Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 for just $49.99 (download or disk). It's also available on for $49.99 with free super-saver shipping. (CD-ROM)

You Can WIN! I get to give away a copy of Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 to one lucky reader.

To Enter
Visit the Serif website and tell me one feature of Digital Scrapbook Artist that you want to test out.
*Mandatory. If this is not done, you cannot win. 

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    Love to scrapbook, but don't have the time? Try Digi-scrapping! Worried that it's going to be complicated? Your worries are over! Angie at 5 Vinez Monkeys  is giving away a copy of Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 to one lucky winner! This fantastic product will help you create professional looking digital scrapbook albums in a snap. To find out more and enter to win this awesome prize, just stop by before 11:59pm ET on May 10th. Don't miss out!
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Disclaimer: I was contacted by a representative of Matter Communications Providence on behalf of Digital Scrapbook Artist 2. They provided the free product for me to sample and get my honest review. They will also be fulfilling the winners' prize as stated above. I was in no other way compensated for this post, and the free products in no way influenced my review. Please note that other users may have different opinions or results when using this product. 

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29 Monkeys Commented - Leave your Comment!:

  1. Peggy said...

    I also love the DaisyTrail Digikit Collection 3

  2. Peggy said...

    Follow 5 Vinez Monkeys on twitter.

  3. Peggy said...

    Grabbed button and put on my blog.

  4. Peggy said...

    Follow blog publicly

  5. Peggy said...

    Added as a Friend on Facebook.

  6. Peggy said...

    a fan of Digital Scrapbook Artist on Facebook.

  7. Peggy said...

    a fan of Digital Scrapbook Artist on Facebook and wrote on wall!!

  8. Peggy said...

    follow and a tweet

  9. Victoria said...

    Would love to try my hand at making personalized cards through this software :)

    vschilke at gmail dot com

  10. Victoria said...

    Following publicly with Google friend connect!

    vschilke at gmail dot com

  11. wildcat32 said...

    I want to try the blending.

  12. wildcat32 said...

    follow you on twitter @5memb

  13. wildcat32 said...


  14. Michelle said...

    I have never done digital scrapbooking (just regular) but I would LOOVE to start!! This looks so fun. The features I like are that you can put shadows on objects and make things transparent. Im sure there are way more cooler things to do too! I hope I win this!

  15. Jennifer said...

    I want to work with the Transparency feature!

  16. Jennifer said...

    I subscribe via email #1

  17. Jennifer said...

    I subscribe via email #2

  18. Jennifer said...

    I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

  19. Jennifer said...

    I have your button in my blog:

  20. Jennifer said...

    I follow via google friend connect

  21. delphiandreams said...

    I love that you can add shadows to make things look more realistic!


  22. Jennifer said...

    I tweeted:

  23. Tiffany said...

    I'd like to try it for making invites!

  24. Tiffany said...

    Twitter follower. @thisishowtdo

  25. Tiffany said...

    Your button is on my blog.

  26. Tiffany said...

    I'm following your blog via GFC.

  27. Tiffany said...

    We are friends on FB! Tiffany O.

  28. Tiffany said...

    I'm a fan of Digital Scrapbook on FB. Tiffany O.

  29. Tiffany said...

    I told them that you sent me to their FB. Tiffany O.

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