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Want to see inside one of Ali Edwards’s scrapbook album? How about inside her Project Life album, too? Watch this video to see the new Ali Edwards stamps and story cards for Technique Tuesday at CHA 2013
Ali shows each of her new stamps. Then she shows us a bunch of her scrapbooking pages so we can see the different ways she uses her stamps on her layouts!
This is the third edition of the Paperclipping Roundtable. Our special guest this week was Ali Edwards. You can hear for yourself, but she was amazing on the show.
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The Roundtable Panel
- Co-host: Noell Hyman from www.paperclipping.com
- Co-host: Nancy Nally from www.scrapbookupdate.com
- Regular Rotating Panelist: Ana Cabrera from Scrapbook Trends Magazine
- Special Guest: Ali Edwards
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Journaling reads: This is the 1st video shoot of the month and between now and Jan, the camera will be battling the Christmas tree for space.
I adhered the metal tags and their ties, plus the number 1 to the outside of the plastic page.
Here is the original empty page…
I posted 2, 3, and 5 in this post. Days 4 and 6 are still missing stuff so I’ll have to come back to them later.
Journaling reads: Blake’s birthday felt like Christmas morning. He didn’t sleep much the night before and then he woke us up at 5am wanting to start the day (we made him go back to bed another hour). Once we got up the first thing we did was give him our gift — our family tradition. It all happened with the glow of the Christmas tree while it was still dark outside. At his request I made Cocoa Spice Muffins and for dinner we went to his favorite restaurant (Olive Garden) where he stuffed himself on soup and mushroom ravioli’s and could only eat a few bites of his cake.
That circle on the red part of the card is around the number 7, for the day of the month.
Days 9, 10:
Day 8 is another incomplete page so let’s move on to day 9…
The journaling on Day 9: So Proud of My Dancer…You got to have an extra 2-hour dance rehearsal this week in preparation for your upcoming concert…and that was in addition to your dress rehearsal on Monday. And just like me, you love the extra rehearshal time, even though it meant breaking yoru regular play date (again) with your best friend, Nicole.
Here are the originals…
Once again, I’ll be back when I can to post more. Thanks for looking.
I’m waiting on a photo for day one, so I’ll have to come back to it later. I’ll come back to post the other days as soon as I have some more free time. Thanks for looking!
For this day I began with the journaling of a story on the first side and then put the accompanying photos on the next pages…
Journaling on the above photo says, “Haven’t seen one of these faces in a while. Thanks for pulling it out again, buddy.”
(note: I got the idea for this vintage aluminum tile background from Dedra Long in our Altered Books Tutorial. Imaginisce gave the poinsettia (minus the button) to me from their new Christmas line.).
Ali Edwards conceived the December Daily project three years ago. The idea is to create a minibook ahead of time with a page for each day. Then everyday in December you find a way to add your picture(s), journaling, and/or memorabilia to the pre-assembled book. These pictures are my 2009 book:
You can see my entire album (before I add the events of each day) in the December Daily set on my Flickr page. This post only showcases a handful of my pages.
5 Tips For Super-Fast Assembly
Are you worried about finding the time to make your own? I flew through the assembly of mine and when I reached the last page I was sad because I wanted to do more. Here are some tips that made this one of my fastest minibook projects, even though it has the most pages of any I’ve ever made before:
1. Do it mindlessly.
Okay, how often does anybody tell you to do something mindlessly. Never, right? Well, I’m telling you now, don’t think through this one. Don’t ask what you might be doing on what day or how to make the page gorgeous. And if you do the other tips, mindlessness will be no problem.
2. Divide your Christmas supplies into five piles:
a. Whole Sheets
These usually come 12×12 and can be paper, transparencies or fabric
b. Alternative Page Foundations
These can be scraps, envelopes, pocketed page protectors, other minibook pages, and anything else unusual that you might want to use as a page foundation.
d. Small Spots
These are to place numbers on. Some ideas are circles, very small frames, or tags
e. Embellishments and Ribbon
3. Crop your whole sheets all at once.
Cut your whole sheets down to the size of your album pages. Don’t worry about page placement or embellishing while you do this. Don’t worry about how many you’ll need. Just crop all the papers you want in your album and know that you’ll use the alternative page foundations (that 2nd pile) to make up the difference.
4. Mix cropped whole sheets with your alternative page foundations.
Remember, we’re still working mindlessly here. Just start interspersing them with the alternative page foundations. The only thing to think about is variety. That’s it.
5. Add numbers and trimming all at once.
Are you starting to see the pattern here? We’re doing this in assembly line fashion, which you probably learned in elementary school is the fastest way to make a stuff, right? Now that you’ve mindlessly put your pages in order, you can add the smaller details.
If your page is from a scrap that is smaller than the regular minibook, you can give it a decorative edge, or some trimming. Don’t think hard about what to do, just know that you have these options and choose the first one that comes to mind. If your ribbon is in your embellishment & ribbon pile, you can grab it quickly and add it to a page edge without thinking or searching. Then add the next number to the page.
If your page is the size of your minibook, give yourself a break and just add a number (perhaps on a circular spot) and move on to the next page.
Two keys here: MINDLESS WORK & ASSEMBLY LINE.
Oh, and don’t forget to have fun basking in all that Christmas-color goodness.
Click here to see my entire book.
Edited To Add: Someone requested links to supplies I used. I have not bought any Xmas items this year (Imaginisce items are the only brand new ones because they gave them to me). I’ll link the items I can still find available below. Note that I’ll receive a commission if you click and buy. :)
A while back Ali Edwards asked me to be one of her guest bloggers for her new weekly feature, Tuesday Tutorials. Izzy and I put together a video tutorial specifically for her readers and she posted it today. That’s a bonus for the Paperclipping audience because it means an additional episode for you this week!
You can watch this special episode on Ali’s blog. Below is the layout I used to demonstrate the steps. You can see the rest when you head over…
Journaling to my son reads: This is why it’s so hard to say no to you. And it’s not that I consciously struggle against a desire to say yes, but that it rarely even occurs to me to say no to you. That face and those eyes put the “yes” into me. It took Daddy to recognize that your charm leads to my constant “yes.”
We’ve now released the first episode of Paperclipping Newsbreak, your source for the most current news in scrapbooking with Nancy Nally as my host. You can watch us record this show live every Monday at 10am PST. Feel free to join in on the chat and ask questions, too.
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Here are some links to the things we talked about in the episode…
- CHA Craft Supershow for consumers
- Coupon Code for the book, Easier Than Ever Scrapbooking 2
- The @themediaisdying twitter account
- Becky Fleck’s PageMaps website
- Ali Edwards’s website
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In this free episode of Paperclipping, you’ll learn how to position, resize, and recolor digital word art in Photoshop Elements. You’ll also see why Ali Edwards’s digital products are just as perfect for heritage photos and projects as they is for modern ones. You’ll find The Story Word Art + Hand Drawn Brushes by Ali Edwards, featured in the tutorial, at Designer Digitals, and they’re 30% off right now!
You can watch the video above or download the high-quality version instead.
To learn more about this layout and the hidden tag that contains historical information watch episode 99. If you liked today’s tutorial, follow the link to see why you’ll probably enjoy a Paperclipping Membership.
Layouts From A Previous Paperclipping Live
I haven’t had a chance to share the scrapbook pages from Dedra Long’s visit to Paperclipping Live a while ago. Here they are below…
two 12×12 pages
The photo on the left is myself around 4th grade–just a little older than my daughter, Trinity, in the photo on the right. I chose pictures of us in similarly shaped outfits and poses to emphasize the theme of commonality. Journaling reads: I adored Hello Kitty as a little girl and still do at age 36. I love her oval round face and the simplicity of her design. As a kid I didn’t get enough of her to feel satisfied so I love getting to enjoy her again through Trinity, who loves her too.
Layout By Dedra Long
Journaling to her daughter reads: You and me spending time together…these are some of the times I cherish most…I always love to walk in the studio to see the newest setup you have put together…It usually look something like this…the princess laptop, crayons, paper and scissors…you usually have the princesses singing the alphabet and you join then…then it’s math…in the end you show me your latest work of art…I will never forget.
Almost all of the scrapbooking items on both layouts are from Theresa Collins. I salvaged all the Hello Kitty items from actual H.K. stuff–a backpack, a watch, party invitations, plus there are a few pictures. The spinner arrow underneath the tiny H.K. on the clock is a Tim Holtz spinner that I painted pink.
Want help layering embellishments the way you see them layered in the center circle? If you have a Paperclipping Membership, I recommend watching Paperclipping 94 where I showed the techniques and principles of layers that lead in a “crescendo” toward a climactic point.