Monday, May 12, 2014

Episode 16: Documenting the Past

Most scrappers have stacks of faded, old photos with stories just waiting to be told. That's why this week, we're discussing documenting the past. We've uncovered a treasure trove of inspiration in Mary Ann Jenkins' blog "I Rock Paper & Scissors" ( and we're sharing her tips and tricks for scrapping old photos in an updated way! This show is full of information and we hope, inspiration!

Here are three ways to listen...

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

Layouts we made to go along with this topic...

Hey Girl, You're Awesome
Sisters 1961
Wedding Day

Young Love

We hope you'll leave us any comments you have and ideas for more podcasts!
Thanks for listening!

Tiffany and Tracie


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast, too. Mary Ann Jenkins was a real find! I am fortunate to have inherited a slew of heritage photos, and the inspiration found in Mary Ann's heritage layouts is so exciting. I actually like the browns, blacks, and grays, too, but having only just started, I want to mix it up from the get-go and include colorful layouts within my Project Life-style heritage albums. I have two of those black BH signature albums which I believe have been discontinued, so I decided to use them for heritage for my dad's side and my mom's side of the family. I am also lucky to have quite a lot of written material. Both my parents wrote on the backs of their pictures--my dad even wrote the addresses of where we lived, in the case of pictures that had our home in them. He was in the Navy, so we moved around a lot in my childhood.

    I have been on the Internet way too much lately, listening to podcasts, watching Creative Live - I'm even taking Ali Edwards' Hello Story class, and she has 3-4 process videos a week in addition to her introduction video to the week's topic and a 12+ page PDF file each week. Now, I want to go watch all those Spreecast videos, too, that Lain Ehmann has done of her Scrapbook Improv sessions. 90 minutes each? Ahhhhhh. Ya'll have really invaded my time with all this scrapbook inspiration...though I can (and do) listen to the podcasts while I am working around the house.

    Thanks for the podcasts and also for setting up this blog especially to talk about the podcasts. I'm glad the podcasts are popular. I look forward to them every week now.

  2. Yay, Lisa, I'm so glad that you're inspired to work on some of your heritage layouts and that our podcast might have helped a little bit. You're right, the podcast does take up some time (for us too), but it has definitely helped me feel more creative and be more productive. That's a win-win, right? ;)

  3. Oh my goodness, I just looked at Mary Ann's blog and am amazed at what a great job she's done with those old photos!! Wowsers. And you gals did an awesome podcast on this today, giving us lots of ideas and encouragement to just get in and do it. If we don't, who will?! Thanks again for all your inspiration and wonderful tips and tricks! It's like you girls are in my house having a scrapping chat with me. haha.

  4. I started listening about three weeks ago and have been catching up on my commute. One thing I wish you were able to do is to put links to other scrappers or websites that you mention on the show notes. Since I am driving, I am unable to jot down notes. I did find Nic Mackin and am enjoying her videos. Thank you!

    1. Jennifer - sorry about that! I normally do add links to people we mention but I might not have had a link for her or just overlooked it. I'll try to do better about that. Thanks for listening!!