Lately, I've been immersed in free scrapbooking podcasts. Podcasts are short, pre-recorded talk shows on a particular topic. Podcasts can have video or just audio. You can enjoy them online or download them for later. I usually download them to enjoy during my commute to/from work. Here are some of the scrapbooking podcasts that I enjoy.
Paperclipping (by Noell Hyman) is a professional quality video tutorial on various scrapbooking techniques. The podcast archives are listed on the right side of her blog.
Scrap Time (by Christine in Canada) has over 170 video tutorials on techniques and product reviews.
Nth Degree Creative (by CreativeXpress) has tutorials and also an online store and community.
SCRAPcast (by Lynnette Young) is no longer being updated. She has 31 shows up; the last one was in 2006. This is mainly geared toward beginner scrapbookers but more experienced ones might find something useful.
ScrapHappy (by Lain Ehman) is witty and has honest reviews of products and publications.
I found most of these podcasts by browsing the iTunes website. Once I found some that I liked, I subscribed to them so that I can receive updates every time I open iTunes on my computer. Listening to these podcasts on-the-go is easy if you have an iPod or iPhone. However, if you have a non-Apple MP3 player you may have to convert the podcasts, using something like this, into a format that your player can use.
Listening and watching these podcasts are like going to free classes. I just love the internet and all of those people who share.
I recently bought this book:
from a local crafts store using a 40% off coupon (of course). It retails at $24.95 and contains 256 pages of how to store everything having to do with scrapbooking. This is right up my alley! If you don't know, I just LOVE to organize and re-organize my scrap space. Just about every page has a full color photograph of storage ideas. There are also a few tips from various industry experts. Included in the book are some do-it-yourself projects to create your own storage items. One thing I really liked is that every idea pictured has the source listed in the back of the book. Here are some of the ideas I want to use in my scrap space:
- Hang an over-the-door CD shelf to store my rubber stamps (which are already housed in CD cases and Stampin' Up! cases).
- Store memorabilia for each family member/topic in thick, plastic envelopes which are similar to Cropper Hopper paper holders.
- Store magazines in an over-the-door shelf as well.
- Group ideas (which I have torn from magazines) into broad categories such as color, design, photograpy, stories, and texture. (Currently I have a billion categories and it gets rather tedious trying to file ideas.)
Next, I want this book:It delves more into organizing your space according to how you work. Aby Garvey, a professional organizer, co-authored this book. Aby talks about setting up your space in a way that supports your method of creating. The book has been getting rave reviews from other scrapbookers. Unfortunately, I'll probably have to wait a year before the local craft stores have it in stock (so I can use my 40% off coupon).
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