My blog gives you bits and pieces of my life through the stories that I choose to tell you. But, do you know why I blog, why I love scrapbooking, why I love taking photos and videos and why I love telling stories? Let me tell you!

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Digital Storytelling

I have been capturing the stories for many years. When I was a teenager, I captured the stories using several big huge scrapbooks. I cut out pictures and words from magazines and use rubber cement to put them in the scrapbook.

telling stories about products

The marketing world is starting to figure out that telling stories around their brand goes a lot further than telling us what it does. We can relate to the stories of how a product is going to improve our lives and how others are using the product.
digital storytelling; capturing my digital lifeOnce I discovered digital scrapbooking and combined it with my LOVE of technology with my passion for telling stories, I was hooked. The transition to blogging was next…

Blogging Stories

It was very natural for me to usestories in my blog. I want you to know how the technology is going to make your life better. The best way to do that is to tell you the story of how it is making my life better. Hence, my tag line….Enhance Your Life With Technology.

capturing digital stories my digital life

I look at each post as a story just like each scrapbook page is a story. The medium is different, but the goal is the same.

Capturing My Story

Back in January, Adobe spent a day with me and my family capturing a “day in the life of the McGraw family.”  As you can see from the photos on this page, we spent the day with cameras in our face. I have a new-found respect for reality stars. It’s not that easy!!

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Why did they want to capture my story? I use Adobe Photoshop Elements to fix my photos and create my scrapbook pages. Those pages are how I tell my family’s story.

Story Of My Geek Life

Adobe captured my story in this 3 minute video.

I am really proud of this video. I did not create the video, but I feel like it does an awesome job of capturing my family and what is important to me. I am the Family Memory Keeper!

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You can see how Adobe is using the video on the Photoshop Elements 10 page.

capturing everyday stories

The crew filming homework time. This is how it looked most of the day. Several cameras and mics in our face while we tried to be natural.

This video will be so much fun in 20 years when I show my grandchildren.

Telling My Story

You are going to see a lot more of me in the role as the Family Memory Keeper or Chief Memory Officer (my official title) showing you how to capture the stories of your family. capturing digital stories

Let’s Talk About Digital Storytelling!

How do you capture your family’s stories? What would you like to know more about?

Disclosure: I was compensated for the use of my family for 16 hours one day in January. All opinions are 100% my own. This is a pretty good representation of a typical day in my house (minus the yelling.)