Today's December Daily Video includes 4 pages! My son lost a tooth, we went to an Advent dinner, my husband got the chance to play his drums and I actually filled out 6 project life type cards with stories from today. Look and see how to put 4 pages together in 40 minutes:
So as soon as I blog that I'm going to finish my December Daily layout and video everynight before bed - well, the very next day I don't. I have been feeling a little bit under the weather as they say and just went to bed on the night of Dec 3rd - without doing Dec Daily. I did get to catch up on it last night.
My goal this month is to document every day at the end of the day - before I go to bed - and to make a scrapbook process video. I find that if I stay current with my December Daily project that I'm more likely to finish.
Take a look at my You Tube December Daily Day #2 Scrapbook Process Video:
Today I made a double sided page for December 2nd all about our daily chores and homework. I also created a year in review page for each of my children. I made photo collages in Google's free photo program called Picasa and I print my photos at home for my December Daily project. That's 4 pages in 50 minutes.
I wasn't feeling particularly inspired to scrapbook but I had a bit of time before the big Thanksgiving feast, so I took 20 minutes to create 4 starting point scrapbook pages inspired by Shimelle's Glitter Girl Adventure 098:
And here's a link to Glitter Girl's Episode #98
If you get a few spare minutes over this weekend, try making several starting point type layouts with one sketch.
I'm starting a new blog series called Scrapbook Design Rules and I'll be making scrapbook process videos that highlight design principles as applied to scrapbooking. First up is Emphasis by using Color:
This is the quote I read during the video about Emphasis:
"Emphasiscreates a focal point in a design; it is how we bring attention to what is most important. Emphasis is what catches the eye and makes the viewer stop and look at the image. Without emphasis, without getting the viewer to look at the image, communication cannot occur.
Emphasis can be created by contrast. An element in contrast with something else is more easily seen and understood; something different attracts the eye. Any of the elements can be contrasted: line (a curve in the midst of straight lines), shape (a circle in a field of squares), color (one red dot on a background of grays and blacks), value (a light or dark area in the middle of its opposite) and texture (rough vs. smooth). Contrast can also be created by contrasting orientation in space (horizontal, vertical, diagonal), style (a geometric shape in an otherwise naturalistic image) and size. An anomaly, or something that departs from the norm, will also stand out and grab our attention, for example a person wearing a snowsuit on a tropical beach.
Emphasis can also be created by placement. Implied lines all directed toward the same place can create a focal point there. Isolating an element from the others by its position in space will also create emphasis.
An important thing to remember about emphasis is that if everything is emphasized (all text is large and bold, all images are animated or flashing, everything is in bright colors) then nothing will stand out, nothing will be emphasized, nothing will grab the viewer’s attention."
You can read more about design principles from the source of this article: NWRain.net.
Today Big Picture Classes is giving away a spot in Picture the Holidays to one lucky reader of the Kiss and Tell Scrapbooking blog! Picture the Holidays, taught by Tracey Clark, an amazing workshop focused on 31 days of festive photography throughout December.
Spend this December taking inspired, artful photographs of the world around you, during the most wonderful time of the year. Picture the Holidays has been reframed and refreshed for 2013, with new prompts and new pictures to help you creatively and mindfully celebrate this season of joy!
This 31-day workshop, from photographer and author Tracey Clark, is the perfect remedy for the holiday hustle.
Every morning, you’ll receive a seasonal photo prompt that will not only inspire your inner photographer, but will also encourage you to take a few moments to yourself to get creatively centered before the day’s festivities begin. Inside the classroom, you’ll also find a class creed, holiday photography tip sheet, live blog, active student gallery, and supportive classroom message board.
Picture the Holidays 2013 is a reframed and refreshed version of Picture the Holidays from 2010. It includes:
Daily emails: An inspiring holiday photo and a brief musing on the daily photo prompt
Voice message available as streaming audio, downloadable MP3 files and transcripts
Downloadable photo tips handout
Downloadable class creed to display in your creative space
Downloadable PDF of Tracey’s equipment list
Welcome note from Tracey in the classroom
Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
Email access to Tracey
Added Features for 2013:
Live classroom blog, updated in real time by Tracey Clark
NEW daily photo prompts (at least 50% are brand new!)
NEW photo examples to provide fresh inspiration (the majority of the daily prompts are illustrated by new photographs)
I made this layout during my "Day 29 of 30 Days of Scrapbook Videos". After making the video I added the embroidery floss to the letter stickers to make them stand out a bit more.
See the post below for a link to the scrapbook process video I made while making this page.
Supplies: Jenni Bowlin butterfly rub on; washi tapes and border stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle and Recollections, white cardstock, Project Life journal cards; red embroidery floss, and black and red letter stickers.
So I'm back to making scrapbook process videos after a brief jaunt into the world of video scrapbooking which resulted in my family not really wanting to see the videos and me losing 30 You Tube subscribers! I did like making the videos and watching them but not so much on uploading and editing them. I'm thinking that I'll do the scrapbook videos from time to time - maybe once a week but not every day.
Today's process video uses a sketch from Scrapbooks Etc. with 3 photos and my layout is about a Girl's Night for my daughter and I to the Taylor Swift Red Tour concert; I even used memorabilia ephemera in the form of the Ticketmaster tickets on my scrpabook page. I also used washi tapes and border stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle.
During the video I complete the layout and discuss scrapbook improv, Shimelle's process videos, video scrapbooking, and our fake Thanksgiving celebration today and that I'm back to making scrapbook process videos. Thanks for sticking in there with me during my video scrapbooking experiment.
1. The Belly Dancing Party is today! I'm hoping that I remember to bring all the snacks, cake & goodies etc. I'm hoping that enough kids show up so that my girl feels like her friends came - a bunch of kids can't come because they are going away for Thanksgiving etc. Last year one kid came! Note To Self: Next Year do the party in early November!
2. I took my son to Catching Fire last night, it was awesome as expected. He cannot wait for the next movie to come out!
3. I feel creaky and out of shape, I got back to Bikram yoga twice last week and need to get it into my regular schedule.
4. The Get It Scrapped Your December Story blog hop was a lot of fun and we have 22 winnners - check Get It Scrapped for all the details.
5. I'm almost done with my 30 Days of Scrapbook Videos. I'll finish up with days 29 and 30 over the weekend. I do enjoy making the process videos - I kind of suprised myself there. I've set up playlists on my you tube channel: "Scrapbook Process Videos"; "Scrapbook Album Share"; "Scrapbooking Christmas & Documenting December" etc.
6. I was inspired by the most recent Paperclipping Rountable podcast to start video scrapbooking - I'm still learning a lot but my goal is to get a 5 minute clip up each day - I think I'll probably go over that goal in the next month with all the holiday hoopla but I really love this idea. I've set up playlists for those too called "Video Scrapbook 365" for each day's complilations and "Video Scrapbooking" for all the shorts.
7. It was a busy week and I have a feeling that the next month and a half is going to be at hyperspeed.
8. I'm excited about a project that I'll be doing at Get It Scrapped / Masterful Scrapbook design in January 2014.
9. I have no idea what I'm going to wear to the party!
I challenged myself to do "30 Days of Scrapbook Videos" - I'm almost to the end of this adventure - but I wanted to share my SCRAPBOOK PROCESS VIDEOS playlist over on You Tube. See, I've also been making some "video scrapbooking" clips which is like a family journal so I also made a playlist for that. But just in case you only wanted to see the SCRAPBOOK PROCESS VIDEOS, here's a link to that playlist:
And now for the WINNER of the blog hop "YOUR DECEMBER STORY" class at Get It Scrapped :