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How can you apply the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to Scrapbooking? Well, we manage to connect them no problem on this week’s Paperclipping Digi Show. Come listen!

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  • Anonymous

    Here’s the link to the Flickr article I wrote (Steph mentioned it in the question segment) http://thedailydigi.com/a-flickr-tutorial-for-digital-scrapbookers-photographers/

  • Digiscrappergirl

    I just love this show. Every week, it brings a smile to my face and joy in my heart. Izzy, you are doing such a fine job on catching on to this digital scrapbooking stuff. So very proud of you with the acronyms this week.
    I have paper scrapped for years and it is so refreshing to be in the digi world, with all the sharing and helping others. Thanks

  • I have a lot of photos that I put on Flickr for my blog and I’m able to keep them private. Could it have to do with the way you post the photos to the blog? You can click on the option to blog, but I don’t do that. I get the URL and paste that into my post. They remain private on Flickr, though.

    BTW, because of Katie I put all of my favorite photos on Flickr and have developed a whole system for how I organize and showcase them. I love it! So HUGE thank you’s to you, Katie!

  • Karen Bierdeman

    I’ve never digi scrapped in my life, but plan to learn ASAP. That doesn’t stop me from enjoying your podcast, however! I wanted to weigh in on the show where you applied the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to scrapbooking. I loved what Peppermint said about how competitive the digi (and paper!) scrapping world can be–and I think the Principle “Seek First To Understand” really comes into play here. For years I thought of digiscrapping as a sort of cop out. I don’t know why, really. I suppose it just used skills I don’t have so it was easy to discount it. However, the longer I’ve scrapped (12 years), the more I find it interesting to find out what makes other scrappers tick. Why do they love the medium they choose? How is that choice related to other aspects of their story, of who they are? What colors and techniques make their pulse quicken? What part of creating makes their eyes dance with excitement? For me, being curious about the artist AND their art helps me to “seek first to understand.” Ironically, when I do this, I end up understanding myself better, and I get to learn from other people.

    Great show!
    Karen Bierdeman

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a link to the GSO we talked about:

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much! :)

  • Anonymous

    Yes, my understanding is, when you have it set to private, even if you share it on your blog or another site, it stays private. When you add it to a group though, it will give you a message stating that it will be visible to everyone in that group.

    Katie’s awesome! She got me started on Flickr too! :)

  • Anonymous

    This is AWESOME Karen!! I love the idea of seeking to understand other scrappers and what makes them tick!! Great things to think about! :)

  • Okay – yeah. For some reason I thought it was said that once you blog it it becomes public. :)

  • First of all, I want to say, that I love, love, love you guys. The shows are so informative and entertaining. Even though I have not yet “gone all the way” with digital scrapping I still get great ideas and motivation from listening. I liked this episode in particular because I am in a total “scrap-rut”. I have tons of supplies (digital and traditional) yet I have not made a layout in quite some time. It was as if Ali was speaking directly to me when she spoke about Habit #1 and getting things done…I am one of those that “move things around on my table” and never actually complete anything. So, I am typing this comment after making my first layout in several months. The whole episode was a wealth of motivation and I really appreciate it the fabulous content that you provide week after week. I don’t know why you do it, but I am really glad that you do.

    PS: I also found the “app of awesome” and I feel like I am part of the cool club when I have something that is a pick of the week!

    PPS: I totally love Izzy’s laugh….It cheers me instantly….I think I may make a ring tone…is that creepy/weird?

  • BeckyLinn

    Loved this episode! My kindergarten-aged daughter is at a “Leader in Me” school where they have the 7 Habits of Happy Kids (each is the same as what you listed, just geared towards elementary school students). The habits are taught and reinforced every day through-out the school. She and I loved listening to how those habits applied to scrapbooking. Perspective is so important and this episode helped me apply the habits to an area in my life I’d like to work on. Like a previous poster stated, I need to get more done!! So I’m going to make a page tonight. Thanks for the motivation!

  • Anonymous

    So glad this has helped you Noell! Flickr is awesome :)

  • Anonymous

    So glad this has helped you Noell! Flickr is awesome :)

  • Hi there… just wanted to pop in and mention how much I’ve been enjoying your show lately, especially this one. I am a total self-development book fanatic and literally devour books such as the 7 Habits, so it was great to hear the principles applied to scrapbooking! My most recent faves totally fall in line with that book – The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz (awesome methods for managing your creative energy) and How We Choose to Be Happy: The 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People by Greg Hicks and Rick Foster (if scrapping makes you happy, this book says DO IT … often!!). Both are really influencing some changes I’m making in my own life right now and may be of interest to those who like such books.

    I also wanted to mention that both this group and the Roundtable have become my morning running buddies … it is largely because you are so entertaining and inspiring to listen to that I’m motivated to get up most mornings at 6 a.m. and work through the hour-long Couch-to-10K program. So a big THANK YOU to you all… keep up the great work!! :)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Kristin! :)

  • Guestfam

    I’m getting ready to make my Mother’s Day card (it will be hybrid – laid out on the computer, but out with my Spellbinder) I just occurred to me – do any digital designers that you know of make templates to be printed as cards?

    Just wondering, I’m so cheap I’d just make my own, but you never know…

  • Thanks for mentioning the GSO blog and for linking it here! Just for further reference, I take bribes in chocolate ;)

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Krisi’s Kreations has some and she has a great deal going on this weekend with iNSD


  • Guestfam

    I just saw that on the Daily Digi – outstanding, I bookmarked her shop.

    It seems like every time I ask a question, you have already answered it on the DailyDigi. Thanks for not telling me to just go read the Daily Digi, even if you do think it! ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Hahahah!! I didn’t think it…honest!! There’s a lot of info. over there and it can be easy to miss! I think that post went live right before you posted your comment, so I wouldn’t have expected you to have read it ;)

  • Kathy28

    Loved how you guys adapted the 7 habits to Scrapbooking.  Synergy really spoke to me.  I have a couple of RL friends that scrapbook but I’ve found that my on line “friends” that I have found through Lain Ehman and LOAD (and ScrapHappy)  give me more feed back, support and “love” than my family (who couldn’t care less) and those RL friends who are busy with their own lives.  I’m so glad that there is no bashing in our groups… I would encourage anyone who doesn’t have someone to give them feedback to find a forum or group that can support them.  Keep up the great work! 

  • Hokiecoyote

    Just ordered the external hard drive for my Mac.  I hope it’s as beautiful as you say Izzy.  =)