Monday, April 27, 2015

Episode 65: The Driving Force

This week, we're discussing the driving force behind layout design and five different approaches to scrapbooking. Most pages are either photo, product, story, technique or design driven. We'll discuss the pros and cons of each approach and how to change your process if you struggle with a specific method. 

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

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Thanks for listening!
Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Episode 64: Inspiration Chain

This week we're talking with the brilliant and inspiring Amy Sorensen, about how to use an "Inspiration Chain" to get out of a scrapbook slump! 

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

Here's how to use an Inspiration Chain:
  1. Start with something that inspires you (product, color, story, design, etc.).
  2. Make a layout. 
  3. As you're making the layout, watch for a spark of inspiration for the next layout.
  4. Keep going as long as you can.

Here's how to use "One-Topic Scrapbooking:"
  1. Pick a season, holiday or theme.
  2. Pull multiple years or sets of photos for the theme.
  3. Choose papers and embellishments that fit the theme and colors, try to limit product.
  4. Create multiple layouts around that theme - 5 to 10.

Other ideas for getting out of a slump:
  1. Purge! Give to a great cause so you'll feel good about it.
  2. Go shopping for new supplies! Go home and use that product right away! 
  3. Look at a scrapbook you've made. Immerse yourself in and remember why you do this.
  4. Scrapbook anyway, even if you don't feel like it. 
  5. Use your favorite things. Find something you truly love and use it!
  6. Tell a story you always tell aloud but have never documented.
  7. Shake up your process - start at a different place than you normally would.
  8. Scrap the last photo that you took. Print it. Scrap it and see where it goes.
  9. Give yourself permission that you don't have to love what you finish. Just doing something will get you over the hurdle and something is better than nothing.
  10. Just take a break. Do something else to fill up the tank of your creative well. 
  11. Go do something that you will be excited about taking pictures and scrapbooking them. 
  12. Scraplift or use a sketch! Why not? The Scrap Gals give you permission. 

Be sure to check out Amy's latest Inspiration Chain on her awesome blog right here. If you interested in reading the post that sparked this show topic, it's here

Have you been in a scrapbook slump? We're discussing this topic in our Facebook community! Join us there and chime in on what you thought was helpful in this show.

If you want to know more about the book I quoted, check it out here!

Now, get off the interwebs and go and be crafty! :)

Tracie and Tiffany

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Episode 63: Inspired By: Movies

This week, we're discussing scrapbook ideas taken from our favorite movies! We share our top five favorite movies and a long list of layout ideas that we hope will inspire you! We'll also share possible page titles from a list of famous movies.

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1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes

3) Right here on this player...

Join us in our Facebook community at this link.... Scrap Gals Community.

Thanks for listening!!

Tiffany and Tracie

Monday, April 6, 2015

Episode 62: Right Brain vs. Left Brain

This week, the tables are turned when Scrap Gals Community Member, Ellen Thompson, interviews the Scrap Gals!! We'll discuss right brain vs. left brain behavior and different learning styles and how they affect our scrapbooking! 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes

3) Right here on this player...


Right Brain vs. Left Brain Quiz
What's your learning style?

Check out Tracie's New Podcast - Magic Memory Keepers and join the fun in our 
Facebook community!!!

Thanks for listening!
Tracie and Tiffany