Sunday, December 28, 2014

Episode 48: Scrapbooking on a Budget

This week we're discussing ways to stay within a scrapbooking budget. We all need to buy some things and we want to buy other things. We'll talk about how we can do that without breaking the bank! 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....


 

Links:
Scrapbooking on a Budget Article
Frugal Scrapbooking 
Heidi Swapp Freebies Pinterest Board! (Just found this and I am in LOVE!)
MISTI Precision Stamping Tool (If you're a stamper and want to make a big investment, this would be a great one!) 
Jennifer McGuire's incredible Christmas card
My Creative Corner - you MUST check this blog out for great design inspiration! The most recent posts are not in English but others recently are but you will be inspired by just the pictures! (Here's a translator if you want to put some of the text in and translate it.)

We know there are other great sites to save money, like Peachy Cheap and Scrapbook Steals, etc. but to be honest, those sites encourage us to SPEND more, not SAVE more! :) So we didn't really want to direct our listeners to places like that, although you can find incredible deals there. Deals too good to pass up most of the time and then you'll need to listen to this show again! 

Thanks for listening! 

Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Episode 47: Holiday Photos

This week we're talking about getting great holiday photos. This is a less of a "how-to" show and more of us just discussing how hard it is to remember to take a photo, get a photo with us in it and other issues we encounter during the holidays. Leave us a comment with your best holiday photo tip!! 

We could have gone into a long list of photo tips but you can find those on Pinterest! 


Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....




Ironically, the person who's Instagram pictures I just obsessed about, Susan Weinroth, recently did a blog post on how she gets such great IG pics. Yay! Here's a link. 

Tracie mentioned an album by Kristina Werner about her cat, Mannie. We couldn't find that on her blog but it's on her Facebook page (public) from November 29th. Short video but cute, cute! Here's her FB page if you wanna follow her.

Thanks for listening!! There will be no show next week! We'll be taking a Christmas break! Be back Monday, 12/29. 

Happy holidays everyone!!!
Tracie and Tiffany

Monday, December 8, 2014

Episode 46: Our Scrappy Wish List

This week we're sharing a long list of scrappy items we'd love Santa to bring us! Listen and then share your scrappy wish list items with us! 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....




Links (search online for best price on any of these!):
Brother Scan and Cut
Silhouette Cameo
Fuji Instax Camera
Simon Says Stamp Blog 
Webster's Pages Hall Pass Collection (Oh my, this is FAB!!!!!)
EK Success Powder Tool
Grow Your Handmade Business by Kari Chapin
Creative Lettering and Beyond
Hand Lettering Ledger
Creative Lettering
Zig Markers
5x17 Sketchbook
Fiskars Stamp Press

Thanks for listening!! Don't miss next week's show when we'll be talking all about scrapbooking our collections. 

Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Episode 45: Christmas Crafting

Please note: Due to an increase in listeners, we are experiencing a high bandwidth usage and are almost at our limit for our monthly plan. If you are unable to listen to the show this week, try again Friday. Our monthly bandwidth will reset on 12/5. 

This week we're discussing awesome Christmas crafts we saw at a show called "Christmas Village" and how we could recreate them ourselves! We'll also share our favorite Pinterest ideas for Christmas crafting and specific projects we plan to make this season. 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....





Links:
Monogrammed Letters at Craft Cuts


Thanks for listening!! Don't miss next week's show when we'll be talking all about "Our Scrappy Wish List!"

Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Episode 44: A Little Bit of Everything

This week we have a lot to say about a lot of different things! We're following up on our Holiday Cards and December Daily shows with listener comments and Tiffany's fun new idea for an album, plus, we'll talk about recent scrappy purchases, the closure of a scrap magazine and lots more miscellaneous yet exciting news! 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....




Thanks for listening!! Don't miss next week's show when we'll be talking all about Christmas crafting!

Tracie and Tiffany

Monday, November 17, 2014

Episode 43: Holiday Cards

This show's all about making your own cards for the holiday season! We'll share tips and tricks for making cards in multiples, the best way to make cards to mail, choosing an inside sentiment and more. 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....




Links:

Kristina Werner's 2014 Holiday Card Series
Jennifer McGuire's Blog (Great inspiration for making flat cards that can be mailed!)

Do you make your own holiday cards? If yes, we want to hear all about your process! We'll share our best listener tips and tricks in the next show so please leave us a comment!

Thanks for listening!! Don't miss next week's show when we'll be discussing using scrapbook sketches!

Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Episode 42: December Daily

This week, we're talking about one of our favorite topics - December Daily. December Daily is a daily documentation concept created by Ali Edwards that we've both attempted multiple times. We'll talk in-depth about Ali's various albums and how the concept has progressed over time; plus, we'll discuss our own December Daily albums, what has worked, what has not, and what we're doing this year. 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....


 

Links:
Ali's December Daily Planning 2007 (This is what first started us on a DD journey!)
Ali's December Daily 2008
Ali's December Daily 2009

This is the post that Tracie reads the long URL address to. :)

If you visit Ali's site and click "Blog" and then search "December Daily," all her posts come up!

Other December Daily albums we love:
Marie Lottermoser
Teri Anderson

Our December Daily Pinterest boards:
Tracie
Tiffany

Thanks for listening!! Don't miss next week's show when we'll be discussing "Holiday Cards."

Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Episode 41: Documenting our Gratitude

First, a disclaimer: this week's show is 39 minutes long and we realize some of you will be disappointed by that, however, next week's show will be one hour and forty minutes so we'll make up for it then!! 

Since November is a month for giving thanks, this week we're discussing documenting the things we are thankful for. We'll also talk about how to document our Thanksgiving holiday, two online classes for documenting your gratitude and more! 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....




Links:
Gratitude Documented by Shanna Noel
30 Days of Thankful by Cathy Zielske

Thanks for listening!! Don't miss next week's show when we'll be discussing "December Daily!!"

Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Episode 40: Creative Play

This week, we're joined by our good friend, Jann Gray, who is an expert mixed media artist with over 250 instructional You Tube videos. We'll discuss specific ways to use creative play to overcome the paralysis of perfectionism. We hope this show inspires you to break out some supplies you own but never use! 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....


 


Links:
janngray.com 
Jann on YouTube

Example of Urban Sketching:


Find more about Urban Sketching at urbansketchers.org!


Thanks for listening!! Don't miss next week's show when we'll be discussing "Documenting our Gratitude."


Tracie and Tiffany


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Episode 39: 20 Tips & Tricks for Using Themed Product

This week's show is chock-full of information with a list of 20 tips and tricks to help you use themed products. We love themed patterned paper, stickers and die cuts but sometimes it's hard to know the best way to make them work on our pages. We offer this list of tips as a reference guide for scrapping your next themed page. We hope you'll want to run a make a themed page when you're done listening! 

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....




Link to the list of 20 Tips and Tricks.

Leave us a comment and let us know your favorite theme to scrap!

Thanks for listening!
Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Episode 38: Finding Your Voice

This week, we’re discussing journaling: where, when and how we put it on our scrapbook pages, what voice to use, handwritten vs. printed, touchy-feely vs. just-the-facts and more. 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....




Links:

7 Strategies for Anxiety-Free Scrapbook Journaling by Jennifer Wilson
20 Lessons on Scrapbook Page Journaling by Debbie Hodge

We want to hear how YOU journal - tell us about your journaling style! We will respond to every comment - promise! 

Thanks for listening!
Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Episode 37: Spotlight on Shanna Noel

This week we have our first special guest on The Scrap Gals Podcast! Join us as we talk to Shanna Noel, a talented scrapbooker, artist and blogger who started a new art journaling concept that we are excited about. We'll discuss being on a design team, fitting scrapbooking into a busy life, a fresh size for Project Life and more! 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player....


 

Links:
Shanna Noel's Blog
Journaling Bible Community

Thanks for listening!!
Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Episode 36: Setting the Stage

This week we're discussing the rituals and processes we go through to scrapbook: what we listen to or watch, what our lives/houses have to look like, what ideas/products we have to have, the mood we have to be in, what else we give up in order to make time, etc. We'll get input from three bloggers and share our own experience. 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...


 
Links:
Marie Lottermoser
Mrs. Crafty Adams' Blog
Michelle Unruh aka Momma Papparizzi

Thanks for listening!
Tracie and Tiffany

Monday, September 22, 2014

Episode 35: It's Fall Y'all!

This week we're talking about one of our favorite subjects...fall! We'll share all the reasons we love fall, our favorite fall Pinterest ideas, must-take fall photos and fabulous fall products to document your fall fun! It's all about fall, y'all!

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...



Links:
Click here for Tracie's Fall Pinterest Boards
Click here for Tiffany's Pinterest Boards 

Our favorite fall products:








Not themed for fall but still lovely....


Thanks for listening!
Tracie and Tiffany

Monday, September 15, 2014

Episode 34: Living a Creative Life

This week we're discussing a very universal topic among crafters and scrapbookers, the ins and outs of "Living a Creative Life." We'll talk about how being creative defines us, if we could live without creativity in our lives, if we are naturally inclined to be creative and more! This is one of our favorite shows to date, we hope you like it! 

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...




Links:
Stephanie Ackerman - Here is the embroidery we mentioned...she stamped this and then stitched! Love!

We love the word "maker" as we discussed in the show. Saw this awesome graphic on Pinterest tonight and thought it went along great with this show!


Thanks for listening!
Tiffany and Tracie

Monday, September 8, 2014

Episode 33: The Whole Truth and Nothing But?

Do your scrapbooks reflect an accurate portrayal of your life? Do they show the brightest and best moments or include a more realistic picture of life as you know it? We'll discuss the pros and cons of recording life as it truly is vs. how we want to remember it.

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...




So tell us - do your pages reflect the truth of your life or just the best parts? 

Thanks for listening! 
Tiffany and Tracie

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Episode 32: Scraps, Tags & Cards

This week we're talking about scraps - how to use and store them, which to keep and which to toss, and how to incorporate them into your projects. We also discuss tags and lots of ways to use them as well as share a step-by-step plan for making cards. Giveaway winner is announced at the end of this show!  

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...


 

Card Tutorials by Tracie:
Five Fun Tips for Making Cards
Step-by-Step Cards From a 6x6 Paper Pad
How to Make a Tri-Fold Card

Links:
Stephanie Ackerman
- 52 Card Pickup by Stephanie Ackerman
Kristina Werner
Jennifer McGuire
Teri Anderson
Roree Rumph
Jann Gray
Stamp Away With Me (Great Cards Examples!!)

Tracie's 4x6 Scrap Storage:

Tag idea for a mini-album by Tracie:

Thanks for listening! 
Tiffany and Tracie

Monday, August 25, 2014

Episode 31: A Show About Nothing

This week we're hanging out at Tiffany's school, talking about random topics from the message boards and an exciting October Afternoon bargain we found!

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...




We discussed Ali Edwards' new website design in this show. Here is a link and we would like to say we love the changes!!! Love, love, love it! 


To enter our October Afternoon giveaway - leave us a comment below and we'll announce the winner in our next show!! Yay! 

Here's Tiffany at Mighty Dollar...we were slightly excited...

We could NOT believe they had October Afternoon embellishments for $1!!

Thanks for listening! 
Tiffany and Tracie

Monday, August 18, 2014

Episode 30: Art Journaling

This week we're breaking out of our box and exploring the world of Art Journaling. We've been on a mission to find a style of Art Journaling we can relate to. Hear about our successes and failures and what we love about Art Journaling so far. 

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...




Links:

Artist, Lori Vliegen

As mentioned in this show, if you'd like to send us a small donation, we would truly appreciate it. You can donate at http://scrapgals.podomatic.com/. Scroll down and on the far right side - you should see a PayPal button! Thanks so much! We appreciate every donation, no matter how large.

Tiffany and Tracie

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Episode 29: Summer Bucket List

This week we're talking about summer and how it's fading fast! We'll discuss what we meant to get done, what we still plan to do and some of our favorite products for scrapping all those awesome summer pictures. 

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...




As mentioned in this show, Tracie did a "favorite things" blog post with pics from Hobby Lobby after we recorded this show. Click here to see!  

Also mentioned, Tiffany's hilarious DIY project....read all about it here.

Our favorite summer products:

Good Day Sunshine by Simple Stories
Note: We mention that Hobby Lobby is now carrying this line in paper pads. We saw them yesterday and they are one-sided but still good quality! 

Carta Bella - Ahoy There

Fancy Pants - Nautical Collection

Echo Park - Summer Bliss

Thanks for visiting! We love to hear from you - leave us a comment! 
Tiffany and Tracie

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Episode 28: Hindsight's 20/20

This week we're revealing a list of things we wish we had known as a beginner scrapbooker! We'll discuss layout design, journaling, photography, product purchases and what we can do better now vs. how we did it in the beginning.

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...




Thanks for visiting! We love to hear from you - leave us a comment! 


Tiffany and Tracie

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Episode 27: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

This week we're discussing purging our stash - specifically how and why we've purged our paper, embellishments, tools, organizational pieces, kits and more! We'll share our view on why it's okay to lighten your load when it comes to scrapbooking! 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...




We promised some links to a store you can donate stuff to locally - will have to track that down - will add it soon! 

Thanks for visiting! We love to hear from you - leave us a comment! 

Tiffany and Tracie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Episode 26: Photos, Photos, Photos!!!

This week's show is all about the #1 item you need to scrapbook...photos!! We'll talk candidly about the ups and downs of amateur photography, why we miss film, the cameras we use, the types of pictures we take and more. Grab a few photos of your own and make a page while you listen! 

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...




Here's a link to the classes we discussed...
The Phone Photography Project 2
Maggie Holmes Workshops
Creative Live

For printing photos, we prefer Snapfish

Thanks for visiting! We love to hear from you - leave us a comment! 

Tiffany and Tracie

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Episode 25: Let's Talk Shop!

This week we're focusing on what many of us consider the most exciting part of scrapbooking...shopping for supplies! We'll discuss the pros and cons of shopping at the LSS (local scrapbook store), big box and online stores, kit clubs and more. We'll also share some fun deals and sites we're excited about.

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...




Here are links to the online stores we talked about in this episode:
A Cherry on Top (Note: They restocked OA Public Library!)
A Walk Down Memory Lane
Blue Moon Scrapbooking
Crafty Steals
Emma's Paperie
Peachy Cheap
scrapbook.com
Scrapbook Doodle
Scrapbook Steals

Also, we highly recommend...
Scrappin' in the City - Knoxville, Tennessee

Here are two great message board threads with links to lots of stores and interesting info....
Best Place to Shop Online
How do you shop for scrapbook supplies?

Thanks for visiting! We love to hear from you - leave us a comment! 

Tiffany and Tracie