How did everyone celebrate yesterday? I didn’t actually scrapbook as much as I wanted to. I spent more time organizing and packing in my craft room. Moving is on my mind right now and I packed some scrapbooking stuff I know I won’t need in the next few months. But even if I wasn’t playing with paper all day, I was surrounded by it!
Here is another 5 Things list! It was inspired by a live broadcast on UStream from Kathy of Paper Phenomenon yesterday.
I have watched a few UStream broadcasts by Heidi Swapp when she was doing them every week. After watching along with Kathy a bit yesterday (as I was organizing and in need of some company!), it made me wonder how many other scrapbooking shows I could find. Amazingly, there are many! Most of them create mini albums, but many of the techniques are adaptable to scrapbook pages. Here is a list of five different recent shows:
1. PaperPhenomenon with Kathy – I already mentioned it, but this is a link to part one of a two part class she taught through UStream. I’m not sure I could craft along with her though. I’d have to pause a lot! She has some really interesting projects! She breaks the bigger ones down into two and three live streaming events.
2. primaflower with Prima Marketing – I have also previously watched several of Prima’s broadcasts. They have a variety of teachers teaching classes on UStream weekly, like Marion Smith, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Donna Downey. The link above is to a recent class with Marion Smith and here is another with Julie where she creates a travel journal that I MUST re-create.
3. The_PaperTrail with Laura – Laura creates and shares fun mini-albums. In this episode she creates a 2-in-1 mini album in a cat and dog theme. It’s not so much about the “theme” of the album, it’s much more about the method and how to create the pages. You can use any paper you want!
4. MelissaSamuels – in the Art of Scrapbooking class I’m linking to, Melissa walks you through creating a mixed media mini album. She shows lot’s of techniques, including covering a chipboard album with burlap and painting the individual pages.
5. OhMyCrafts – like Prima, this channel has a variety of designers teaching all kinds of different projects. In the show I’m linking to, you will learn how to create pocket pages for a mini album. They used a Sizzix die to make the pages, but I think it would be so easy to take some coordinating double sided 12×12 pattern papers, use any decorative edge punch and cut your own. The technique is easy!
If you have the ability to stream videos on a computer in your scrap space, check out one of these channels the next time you are scrapbooking. You might learn something new!
Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back on Tuesday with a new layout!