Monday, September 28, 2015

Episode 87: Scrappy Chat with Jen Schow

This week, Tracie chats with Crafty Jen Schow and she shares a boatload of scrappy wisdom! Get a pen and paper and be ready to take notes! 

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Thanks for listening all you scrap gals! Send cyber hugs Tiffany's way. She's almost better now but still coughing a lot. :) Looking forward to her being back next week!

Tiffany and Tracie

8 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the show. And last week's, too. Even though, I take a VERY different approach... basically, because my priorities are different. I am 43, and single, and I have no kids. I started scrapping because I wanted my photos to be "safe", and I liked playing with paper and stationery and design, so it was a nice way to be creative and to inject colour into my life. I have about 25 albums - only two are dedicated to my nieces and nephews. The rest are ALL ABOUT ME! :D My style has changed. Early albums (all CM) are pre-digital, and are all of my photos from 1972 to 2001, when I got a digital camera. Since going digital, I scrap anything from 1 to 30+ photos, depending on the occasion, the photos, the "stories". I don't enjoy looking at photos online. I like to flick through physical albums. I don't celebrate Easter or Christmas or Thanksgiving (NZ) or Halloween. I will celebrate my birthday, and travel, and going to the zoo, and having high-tea. I scrap what I want, when I want. I LOVE scrapping ALL (well, 800-1000 photos) from an overseas trip. So, my Morocco trip has around 800 photos in a combination of pocket pages to single photo pages. 116 pages in all. I am working in my India trip, and that's looking like around 120 pages. Then... I might only have a single photo from Christmas - scrapped because my sister posted a pic of her and the kids on Facebook. The last couple of years, as well as event type scrapping, because I want to remember the people, places and things, I also have dabbled in more story/introspective type scrapping. My early years albums are just photos and facts, but I am slowly curating a book of memories - some with photos, some with photos from Google images - with me writing down my memories in a story form. I am going to create a 6x8 album of these stories to supplement the more photo album type book. I don't expect to "leave my albums" for a future generation. I scrap so I can enjoy the memories several times - through the scrapping process, and later in looking through my books.

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  2. Wow! I loved hearing about that!!! I may have to read this on the show if that's okay with you! Thanks!!

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  3. Hi Tracie- I'm enjoying your talk with Jen. I paused it so that I could make this comment while I was thinking about it... You were talking about what do you do with extra pictures from an event. One of the things that I do is if I print extra pictures that I don't wind up using a lot of times I will adhere them with temporary adhesive to the back of my layout. So if family or someone else is looking through it and maybe wants a picture I can pull it off the back and give it to them. Instead of just throwing the extra pictures out (I print at home mostly and don't need the extras) or letting them pile up somewhere.

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    1. Thanks Jen. It's funny because when I was listening to the bit about the journaling I almost stopped to make a comment then about writing your journaling on the back of the page. And then a couple minutes later you said that so I was glad you brought it up. I think for me I do the scrapbooking a lot more for the creative process and the fun of it. Then I hang my layouts on a gallery wall like art for me to enjoy for a while until I make new ones.So I don't always like to put a story on the front of my layouts. I decided if I had thoughts or notes and didn't want to put them on the front, I could just write directly on the back of my layout. Then I would know it was there if I ever wanted to recall something.

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  4. Really great show, but then they all are!! I'm still going back and trying to hear all the early shows but truly enjoy them all. Especially the fun banter and laughter between you and Tiffany.

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    1. Thank you Meg! If you like laughter, you'll really like this week's show (Catching Up). It's a laugh a minute! LOL

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