Scrapbooking has been around for a long long time. It became "a thing" about 15 years ago. Numerous companies sprung up around the world, Creative Memories being one of them. I was a CM consultant back in the early 90's, though I really didn't have the time or energy to focus on it. That was when I was doing traditional scrapbooking. I put together several albums of family photos and I spent a LOT on supplies! I didn't stay a consultant for long as it just wasn't in the cards at the time. I did continue to scrapbook however! My neighbor at the time introduced me to a group of women who would go to the beach twice a year for a full weekend to scrapbook together. Those trips were some of the best times I've had! It was during one of those trips that I signed up as a consultant again. This time, I was just a "personal use consultant" which means I just did it for the discounted supplies. Sometime around 2007 CM developed digital scrapbooking software. I didn't think I would ever be interested in it but I watched someone else put a page together and I decided to buy the program to see if I'd like it. Boy, did I get hooked! There was so much more portability with digital! The nice thing, besides portability, is that you can use your papers, embelishments, etc over and over again. You can also change their colors! I guess it was around 2010 that I began getting rid of most of my traditional tools and supplies. It sure freed up a lot of space in my craft room! As of today, I am 100% digital. I love it and don't see myself ever going back to traditional. We moved to FL in Dec '14 and I had to find a new group to get together with. So far, I have only found traditional scrapbookers. It doesn't bother me though. They do their thing and I do mine. The common goal is to get those photos into albums and to get the story on the page for family and friends to see.
If you are interested in learning more about digital scrapbooking let me know. I would love to show you how it's done!