PRT063 – Strangely Obsessed and Sick Group

In this week’s episode of the Paperclipping Roundtable, we each share the steps we took while scrapbooking specific layouts (you can see them below the audio player). Check it out…

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Nancy Nally Layout

Debbie Hodge Layout

Lisa Dickinson Layout

A Daily Walk

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  • Wow! Didn’t expect it to be here already. Layouts look GREAT! Love them all! Now I got to go enjoy the show!

    There was one question I hoped you dicussed – How does your paper and product choice differ between scrabooking indoor or outdoor pictures. I’ve noticed that some of the artists nail it every time, but are there any rules that would help us make decisions? Well, maybe you’ve toched on that today… Should’ve asked after listening.

    Thanks for the great entartainment, advise, ideas, information, and inspiration!

  • Iceteeeeee

    What a great topic! So nice to hear about everyone’s process and look at the layouts at the same time! Would love to see you do this again with Stacy, Ana, and Ali, too! Thanks, as always, for a great show! You always make my day!

  • We did not talk about this and it’s a great question! I struggled with this
    exact thing (what to put with outdoor grass???) a number of years ago and
    eventually I got a feel for it, but never put words to the why. I’ll have to
    do a bit of analyzing and we’ll be sure to address this question some time
    in the future!

  • Is it just my pc or is the episode not in Itunes yet (4:40 pm EST)?

  • Cynthia H

    I am having the same problem (4:46pm CST). I am a subscriber and the episode does not download when I click refresh in iTunes.

  • Me too.

  • Yup, same here. I usually get it that way, but just downloaded it from the link above instead, since iTunes doesn’t have it available yet.

  • Thanks to everyone who has chimed in on this. We had no idea it wasn’t
    working. Izzy’s looking at it now.

  • Okay, it should be working now! Just hit refresh on iTunes. So sorry about
    that! Izzy asked me to apologize to everyone for the error! Thank you for
    your patience!

  • Love the explanation of how the layouts were created. Very informative.

  • Cynthia H

    It worked for me! Thanks for fixing it!

  • AllisonLP

    I’ve updated a few times – It’s not in I-Tunes. IZZY??

  • It’s there for sure now, Allison. Izzy and I both checked it and Cynthia
    said it’s there. If it’s not coming up when you hit Refresh, try
    right-clicking on Paperclipping Roundtable and then click on Update Podcast.

  • Hi! Loved the show! Just wanted to weigh in on one thing…

    In regards to Emily Spurlock’s question regarding jobs within the industry, I am living proof that they DO exist!

    I work as an In-House Designer for American Crafts and we are an expanding company with new jobs cropping up regularly. The only catch is that these jobs are “in-house,” meaning that you must be willing to relocate to Utah if you would like to be considered for the position. I made the move from Southern California to Utah last summer, and while it was a HUGE change, it was definitely worth it! I love my job and the industry I work in so much that it makes the cold winters and conservative culture much more bearable! ;)

    I would recommend that Emily look at the larger companies (i.e. AC, Making Memories, Basic Grey) who do in fact hire full-time graphic designers. You CAN make a decent living working in this industry, so keep your eyes peeled, Emily!

  • Thank you for this information!! We’ll read it on the show, for sure.

    Much appreciation. :)

  • Jenyfer28

    Hey, guys! This has been one of my favorite episodes of Paperclipping. Hearing the design process and having the Q&A with the other panelists was really inspiring. When I find layouts in scrapbooking magazines that appeal to me, I tear them out, and with a Sharpie I’ll actually circle what I like about the layout and write notes to myself out in the margins. Rarely do I ever want to copy an entire layout, but I can usually find a part of a layout that fits into my style. So listening to each of the panelists “break down” their layouts was GREAT since that is exactly how I look at others’ work. Would love to see this format as a regular feature, especially with some of your regular panelists.

    As always, thank you for all you do for the scrapbooking and memory keeping community! :)

    Jennifer Stewart

  • Sue

    Please, more shows like this! I went back and listened to the great episode about Process as a follow-up, but it was so helpful to have actual layout examples like you did this time. I also listened to this episode while looking at the layouts and again without the layouts in front of me and liked it both ways. Would love to hear all your regular panelists on this topic, as well as Karen Grunberg, who I don’t believe has been on the show before? Just finishing her class at BPC all about process and she has been sharing some wonderful insights. Thanks so much for this podcast, I am amazed at how you keep coming up with such great topic ideas!

  • I’d also love to hear if folks scrapbook outdoor photos differently from indoor photos. The one thing I’m conscious of doing differently is in my choices of patterned paper for outdoor photos. When I scrapbook outdoor photos, I usually use patterned papers with motifs that are small and densely placed and that have colors that are tone-on-tone or tone-on-cream. I almost always use greens, browns, and tans in my patterned papers on outdoor pages. I’m a digital scrapbooker and the kits and papers by Lynn Grieveson at Designer Digitals are where I begin when I’m making an outdoor page. She’s got both themed and abstract motif prints that I find work well for outdoor subjects.

  • I, too, became a Fiskateer because of May Flaum. I wish to point out that Fiskateers is not something out of the past. It is a very active on-line community with the only requirement to join being an e-mail message to one of the current four Lead Fiskateers telling why you wish to join. Fiskateers are craft ambassadors and ambassadors for Fiskars products. Now, who doesn’t have at least a couple of Fiskars products that they love? You do not have to love everything. In fact, the Fiska-neers (Fiskateer speak for the engineers that work for Fiskars) are very interested in input about products and ideas for new products. We still have Fiskateer numbers (I’m 2858) which are made memorable by a special surprise sometime in the first year of joining. (Hmm, might have something to do with scissors). There are a lot of fun activities on the site which include the usual gallery and message board and blog but also fun chats and giveaways with well known authors. crafters and representatives of craft product companies.
    I’m just mentioning all this because Lisa made it sound like Fiskateers was some little group out of the past and not the active vibrant community of almost 8,000 members world wide, that it is.

  • I had no idea! She may not know either!

  • Vicky

    Another Fiskateer here! I’m #7622 and love it :) there are so many wonderful people over on the blog and MB who share & care…stop by :D

  • I agree with LadyDoc, just to clarify, Fiskateers is a very active site with over 7000 members and growing. We invite anyone to join at who loves to craft (including sewing, knitting and things other than papercrafts)!!!

  • Debby

    I want to chime in to add to the voice of Fiskateers. I’m Debby, Fiskateer #2852. I watched Paperclippings Live for a long while and many of your regular chatters are Fiskateers. Fiskateers are all about sharing the passion of crafting and you are doing just that Noel.

  • Well, hello, all you Fiskateers!!! :)

  • Hello!

    I just finished listening and I was one of those people you refered to who was driving and trying to visualize what the final layouts looked like. Great topic for the show-it made my drive so much shorter!

    Also, add me to the list of people who own the CM circle cutters. They are awesome! SO much smaller than storing a bunch of punches, and they have lasted forever.

    Noell, did you end up taking the Yesterday and Today class? Wasn’t it great? Any chance you would share some of your layouts? I am going to post some soon on my blog, and it really got my brain rolling with more ideas for ‘Yesterday’ pages…..really one of the best online classes I have ever taken

  • TracyM #6773

    I’m proud to be a Fiskateer too – love using Fiskars tools and being part of such a creative community :)

  • 1jannette

    Hi ! Love this episode theme. Please do it again, it was very instructive and informative. Everyone did it great in presenting the step by step process. I also love the CM Precision Cutting System, my favorite templates are the circles too.

  • I did buy the Yesterday & Today class, though I’m not someone who is super
    active in the forums. I shared all of the layouts I did do, which were
    mainly from the first 4 or 5 weeks. At least one of those was in an article
    I wrote about scraplifting — I shared my specific changes and the reasons
    for those changes + how an understanding of design principles can help you
    be a better lifter.

    If you do a search on my site for “scraplifter” or something like “How to be
    a better scraplifter,” you’ll probably find that one. The other layouts
    should be somewhere around that same time period.

  • I honestly don’t scrap my indoor pictures and different from outdoor pictures. I have a very minimalistic style. I use pattern paper all the tme, but find that I don’t buy specific pattern paper. It is always general. I also love scrapping with small patterns. That is just a personal preference, but find I can do so much more with them than larger prints. I can craft a page to a card and everything inbetween with them.

  • Hi! Wanted to add my comments on the actual material presented in your show. Absolutely love the discussion of process of construction of pages. What makes this better than a simple presentation of constructing the LO is the questions from the other panelists. I always learn better in a group situation. Other questions and opinions always make the learning experience richer. True Scrap was good in that way. Get It Scrapped with Debbie’s question interviews and places like Big Picture Classes with active forums are so much better than just watching U-tube videos. Of course, videos are fine if you miss the live presentations or there is no forum, just not as good.
    Picks of the week remains an excellent segment. Always get great info from these. Thanks for the links.
    Interesting question about how some folk scrap indoor and outdoor photos differently. I guess, being a product driven scrapper like myself that question seems foreign to my experience. If you look to your photos for page and color scheme inspiration, I guess that would make sense. That ties in to my first comments about the show. It’s always interesting to see how folk go about constructing their pages. We scrapbookers are a “strangely obsessed and sick group”, LOL!

  • Angel

    Just wanted to say that I LOVE your show. I only discovered PRT in the last several months but have already caught up with listening to all the shows. You guys (and your guests) are simply awesome. I loved today’s show – hearing the process that you guys go through is very helpful. One comment I wanted to make was about the curved “enjoy the journey” on the paper layout. This could also be achieved by using acrylic stamps, either an alphabet set or an actual stamp that says “enjoy the journey”. Because acrylic stamps are not pre-mounted, you can curve them when you mount them on the acrylic block. Just thought I’d mention that. Thanks for all your hard work.

  • Great feedback about the group situation! Thank you!

  • Great idea! I would probably have done each stamp at a time! :)

  • Jen

    Love the show. I’ve enjoyed all the episodes but really liked this one. Just want to chime in that I was one of those who listen on the commute and didn’t have the layouts in front of me. I’ll probably go back to listen again when I can have the images up on my computer but I still got a lot out of it listening on the bus. I had pulled up the posting ahead of time so had an image of the layouts, as best as my memory could do, as I listened which did help.

    Thanks for sharing your processes. I loved the layouts and would love to have more topics like this in the future!

  • I’m glad to hear that. I’ve worried about those who didn’t have the benefit
    of seeing the layouts. I still wonder about the ones who didn’t peek
    beforehand like you. So far I haven’t heard from anyone who didn’t like it.

  • Rosa

    first, just wanted to say that I love love the show! and Izzy please dont take my comment as a reason to threaten to stop recording the show ;)
    but since you asked…I like the regular format better just because I usually listen to the show either in the bus or while I am working out, and the thing that I love the most is that, contrary to online classes, I dont have to be on the computer to be thinking about scrapbooking.
    On a lighter note, you should have seen my face on the treadmill as I was trying to imagine the layouts while listening LOL
    thanks for the show!

  • Thanks, Rosa! Yes, we did ask. And I really was wondering! :)

    We’ll be sure to just do this type of show once in a long while.

  • Kristina Werner

    I also wanted to chime in. The jobs do exist, and I echo everything Ann-Marie has said. You just have to look for them. I was hired at SU straight out of college because I was looking on Granted the economy is different now and most places aren’t hiring, but when they do, they often put feelers out everywhere they can. :)

    And I also echo the “it’s all about who you know” sentiment. Often times those hiring employees will ask current employees for recommendations. If I know a spectacular designer who I think would be a good fit, I pass along their info. A lot of companies are like that, actually.

  • It’s nice to hear from insiders who know! Thanks for weighing in, Kristina!

  • Anonymous

    I’m really enjoying this show. Listening to everyone talk about their process is fascinating to me. Having the layouts to go with helped to follow along. I’d love this to be a regular feature from time to time! The layout with the circles is probably my favorite circle-based layout ever. I don’t use circles a long on my pages, but I want to scraplift this one! It’s gorgeous.

    Change of topic, with regards to scrapbooking-related jobs, you might also consider digital scrapbooking. Digital designers who are committed to creating as a business can make a full-time living from it. And, you get the benefit of working from home and for yourself! And the best part, you don’t have to wait until after you graduate to start. With a background in graphic design, and Photoshop, you have a great start on what you need to know to create digital products. If nothing else, you’ll be building a portfolio as you network and try to find the perfect job you are looking for.

  • Betsy Burnett, who is a contributor for me at Scrapbook Update, is a very active Fiskateer. It’s definitely a very vibrant community! They hold some crazy events when crafters get together at places like CHA!

  • This episode is so inspiring! Love it :)

  • Anonymous

    re: white pens – I love the sakura souffle pens! They write really well on dark surfaces.

  • Sorry to be so behind in commenting.  I always listen in the car on my long commute, and then I forget to hop on here to comment.  This was easily one of my top 3 favorite Roundtable shows ever.  I thought I was the only one that liked talking about my process.  When I go back and look at my albums, I find myself reminiscing more about making the page than the memories contained therein sometimes.  And it was HUGELY helpful to hear you guys talk about your process.  I hope you’ll do another like this in the future.