PDS029 – The Year in Review

Have you been thinking about making some layouts that cover the year in review? These ladies have all kinds of great ideas. Come listen!

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  • Anonymous

    Here’s the collage article I talked about in this episode. http://thedailydigi.com/quick-and-easy-collages/

  • Jana _NJ

    I want to give a tip about the Amazon Prime something I discovered because a friend. If you’re mom, you can just go to Amazon.com/mom and sign up they will give you free Prime. Plus every time you keep ordering they extend your prime. Also Amazon.com/mom sends you coupon and you get 15% off for subscriptions, like if you buy cereal, or diapers or toilet paper things like that. I think that is a great tip to save you the $79.
    Thanks for the great tips this show has some many resources for us.
    Happy Holidays!

  • Jana _NJ

    Katie is too bad they don’t have for mac

  • Beth

    I really liked this episode! So many neat things to consider scrapping about that I never have thought about before (I spend too much time “catching up,” I guess, to scrap this … but now I want to!). I’m glad to hear that so many others like this time of year just for all the top-ten lists and such; I love them, too. I just found one year in review (in video form) from Google Zeitgeist:

    http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2010/#review

  • Anonymous

    That song is one of my FAVORITES!! THANKS so much for sharing that link! Very cool!

  • Anonymous

    That is so cool Jana! I was worried it wouldn’t apply to me since my kids are older, but it says right in the FAQ – • Amazon Mom is open to anyone. If your kids are older than toddlers, you can still join the program; you just may not enjoy some of the benefits that are targeted at younger children.

    Awesome!

  • Anonymous

    That is such a powerful video – thanks for sharing it!

  • Sarah Beverly aka Digitoes

    I just found your great podcast this past week and am working my way through all of them to catch up, but I felt like I should listen to this episode so I wouldn’t miss any new things. ;) I am more “mature” (NOT) than most digital scrappers so I have felt overwhelmed by the sheer volume of photos I have to do. Not only do I have the digital ones, but I have decades of “real” images to turn into digital. This show kind of freed me up thinking that I could really do Decade in Review pages so I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed. Thanks for that!
    Not having listened to all the episodes yet, I don’t know if you’ve covered this yet but, a show about scanning or other means of getting older photos into digital would be awesome!

  • That’s awesome!

  • What a great way to end the year of digi show podcasts. I want to try everything you all talked about. I already started to look at my photo archives. I am choosing the top 3 photos of each month in 2010 and I’m going to do something similar to Katie’s round up. I LOVE this idea. I already have a layout from Cathy Zeilske that I plan to lift. AND OMG, the Facebook statuses. I am doing 2. The first one is about all of the funny thing I posted that my son’s has said. He’s 3 and kid’s say the darndest things is sooo true. The second one is going to be the pop culture stuff that I commented on (all of the adulterous politicians and Tiger Woods), airlines charging for pillows and suitcases, movies I’ve seen, etc. Thanks for the great insights. Can’t wait to see what 2011 will bring.

  • Anonymous

    what a fun idea to do separate facebook status recaps!

  • This is a great podcast and I really enjoyed this episode. I tried a little digi in the past but became frustrated with PSE. This show is inspiring me to try it again :)

  • Anonymous

    This was an excellent episode and my mind was reeling with possibilities. I just want to say, Izzy, that I was thinking of a motion scrapbooking tribute to 2010 during the discussion and was happy to hear that you were thinking along the same lines.

    Since you introduced us to the idea of motion scrapbooking, I’ve been so intrigued. You need to hurry up and get going with this because I have NO skills when it comes to video. BUT…I did make a little something, something that makes me want to do more. My two year old son has already watched this about ten times and keeps asking to see it again.

    http://www.mrsmessy.com/2011/01/02/we-want-more-in-2011/

    Keep inspiring us in 2011!

  • Loriscraps3

    Beth, Thanks for the great link for the 2010 Year-in-Review. I had not seen that video and I really enjoyed it. It seems a bit “silly,” but it made me very emotional; but not for the obvious reason (the content). What has touched me so is the generosity of Noell, Izzy & Steph in creating these podcasts and this community in which we all can share, learn and laugh together. The time and effort everyone puts in is so appreciated! Thank you also to all those who take time to keep the dialog going by adding helpful comments and links. You have all really enriched my hobby and my life. Happy New Year to all!

  • Loriscraps3

    That video was INCREDIBLE!!! You must be so proud–congratulations on a beautiful and touching recap of 2010. What program did you use to create it? Thank you for sharing your work.

  • Anonymous

    What a cool way to motion scrapbook! I really love the combination of still photos + video. They did that at my husband’s holiday work party this year and I think it is a very powerful way to tell a story. Awesome job!

  • Anonymous

    Wow!!! My heart is so full watching that!! I LOVED it!!! I was very touched to see your family and you making memories!! It said everything I want for my own 2011!!! THANKS so much for sharing it!!

  • Anonymous

    Lori, kt, and Steph…thank you so much for the praise. I started out with a long narrative that was a summary of our year and after hours of work, I scrapped it all and decided to go simple with the things that we loved doing in 2010.

    I used iMovie. If you don’t have a Mac, you can also use Windows movie maker. Both are pretty easy to use and just take some playing around.

    The reaction that I got from family makes me want to do more!

  • Vicki

    What a great way to end the year – I can’t wait for the first podcast of 2011! The Hanukkah elves (just kidding there’s no such thing!) surprised me with an iPad and, combined with my new iMac and my iPhone, I’m totally wired and totally Mac!! S-W-E-E-T!! Oh – I also just subscribed to the Digi Files and read my Playbook in GoodReader! Way cool!

    I have the Daily Digi app on my phone and am using it on the iPad, but I’m wondering if we can look forward to an iPad formatted version any time soon? Please?? Pretty Please? With sugar on top????

  • Vicki

    What a great way to end the year – I can’t wait for the first podcast of 2011! The Hanukkah elves (just kidding there’s no such thing!) surprised me with an iPad and, combined with my new iMac and my iPhone, I’m totally wired and totally Mac!! S-W-E-E-T!! Oh – I also just subscribed to the Digi Files and read my Playbook in GoodReader! Way cool!

    I have the Daily Digi app on my phone and am using it on the iPad, but I’m wondering if we can look forward to an iPad formatted version any time soon? Please?? Pretty Please? With sugar on top????

  • Anonymous

    Do it!!!! :) ;)

  • Anonymous

    I would love to say that it’s on it’s way….but we ARE working on…just not sure when. I’m hoping soon! I hate that my ideas are bigger than my “know-how” haha!! THANKS for all of the support, I’m glad you are enjoying everything!

  • Rosa_Rivero

    great show as always, and perfect to end the year, I also finally catch up listening to the older episodes :) love each one of them!

    just wanted to share a set of templates from Cathy Zielske to document a month in review
    http://cathyzielske.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/09/the-monthly-for-august-2010.html

  • I just found The Digi Show and really enjoyed the Year in Review podcast. I loved all the ideas about year in review pages, albums and collages. I got a great laugh from the new concept of “Scrappers Remorse”. I really regret cropping my photos into all those hearts, balloons and stars too! I can’t wait to hear what you have for this new year.

    Happy crafting,
    Christina

  • Anonymous

    Those are the exact templates I used to do my roundup album! You can see it at The Daily Digi http://thedailydigi.com/katies-roundup-album/

  • Anonymous

    Those are the exact templates I used to do my roundup album! You can see it at The Daily Digi http://thedailydigi.com/katies-roundup-album/

  • Beth

    That rocked!! I heard about this in the mail segment of the latest episode and had to stop to come watch. I am totally inspired! I am going to play around with iMovie ASAP to see what kinds of fun stuff I can make. :-)

  • Nanscraps

    I am listening to the Year in Review podcast and was so inspired by the mention of putting photos into the 2010 shape, that I had to go and try it. After trying to make a template, etc., I simply blew up a font I liked to 350 pt or so and started pulling cropped pics in of my grandkids over the past year and just positioned them like in a puzzle and erased the part that stuck out beyond the numeral. Worked for me, but I tend to do things differently from organized people. This is the best podcast on the web. Keep up the good work

  • Alison

    Hi! Great show so far! I had to stop and add this before I forgot. (2 things) I too do a “Round-up” each month on my blog like Katie (I link to hers but I call mine monthly recap). I too jot things on my wall calendar as we do them (books read, movies seen, events etc) and I also keep a draft on my blog which I add to as the month goes on. I also do a monthly recap of my third son’s life (he’s now 10 months) and follow a format of firsts and routines etc. I wish I’d had this method with my older two but I now include a lot of their info on the family monthly recap. All this rambling is simply to say that it is really quite easy to do this every month and it has been such a benefit to our family archives. I went back a few years ago and went through all of my photos to just list what our family was doing at the time (the car we drove, the places we went to, the big purchases etc.) SOOO helpful and fun to look back on.

    Part 2! Simple scrapper has some free monthly templates (10×12) that she put out last year that are great. I wasn’t able to get them all to come up on one page but here is a link to a few.
    http://www.simplescrapper.com/?s=project+10×12

    Thanks again for some more great ideas! I’m back to listen to the rest!
    Alison
    http://alijoy-forsuchatimeasthis.blogspot.com/

  • I am a chronological scrapper and like to organize my books by date. Instead of using January – December as my book dates, I organize by my wedding anniversary. For the beginning of each month I use pictures that didn’t fit on pages to create a collage page for that month.

    Just another idea to help motivate :)

    Thanks for doing the podcasts. I really enjoy listening to the shows and getting ideas for pages and products I can use to make my scrapping easier!

  • I know I am way behind on this. I’ve been going back to listen from the beginning. I’m getting close to being caught up. :) I wanted to chime in and say that I too used my facebook statuses to create a year in review hybrid layout. I used the same app that Katie talked about. Thought I’d link up to how I made mine. http://scraplifters.blogspot.com/2010/02/year-in-life-of-facebook.html It was so much fun to go back and see what stuck out in my everyday life!