Over the past week or so I've been making my own scrapbook kits using a 6x6 paper pack as inspiration for theme and color and then challenging myself to create 9 layouts with the kit. So far I've made two kits: the first inspired by Kelly Purkey's Mon Ami line with Basic Grey and the second inspired by Dear Lizzy's Serendipity and Polka Dot Party lines with American Crafts. The result has been an explosion of creativity for me! I made 9 layouts with the first kit and 11 with the second kit (and one more to come so that will be 12 with the second). Want to see how I did it all? Well, I also made 20 scrapbook process videos - you can see how I made the kits and how I made the layouts.
Fair warning: my videos are intentionally unprofessional - I make my videos so they are in real time so scrapbookers can see how long it actually takes me to make a layout - so for the most part so the videos tend to run long (like about an hour) - some people like the longer format so that they can watch and think of me as their virtual crop buddy. And like a crop buddy - I talk about all sorts of things from what I'm doing to make the scrapbook layout, to news from around the online scrapbook community, to which movie my family watched last night and how we liked it, to the ups and downs of homeschooling - really it is whatever pops into my mind. Nothing is rehearsed or planned - I just press record on my ipad (which is what I use to film the videos) and start scrapping and talking.
I realize that many people do not want a long video - if you are in that camp - just watch the first 2 or 3 minutes of the video - I make that part of the video at the end of my process so that the long video starts with a short - here's how I made this layout and what the finished result looks like - I know some people who just watch that part of the video and then maybe skip ahead to the parts that interest them.
Want to start with a shorter video (6 minutes) that recaps a bunch of layouts?
And here's a more typical longer scrapbook process video (45 minutes):
Thanks for stopping by - please leave a comment to let me know what types of scrapbook process videos you'd like to see.