Storyboards. You’ve probably heard of them but may not know exactly what they are or how they relate to scrapbooking. To put it simply, a storyboard illustrates changes of action visually through a series of sketches or illustrations. Animators at Walt Disney Studios first used storyboarding in the 1930’s. The animators drew scenes of a story and pinned them to a bulletin board sequentially. These helped them as they organized and developed the product. Gone with the Wind was the first film to be completely storyboarded. Can you imagine! They are still used by writers, illustrators, filmmakers, and advertisers to pitch a concept. The storyboard helps the people that they are pitching to, their audience, visualize how a story, book, movie or commercial will go. Okay, now that we know what a storyboard is let’s look at how they relate to scrapbooking.
Technology has transformed travel scrapping in a way that many may not understand. The internet, desktop computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, and digital scrapping are just a few of the amazing advancements in technology we are blessed with today. People born in the 90s do not remember a day when these things weren’t available but I sure do! The internet, personal computers, and cell phones didn’t become “mainstream” until the mid-90s and even then they weren’t the same as what we have today. In the mid-80s I worked at the phone company in the department that issued orders to install mobile phones in cars. Yes, they had to be installed. They were big and in Texas only oil companies and ranchers had them. In a training session about mobile phones, the trainer told us that in the future mobiles phones would be the size of a deck of cards and everyone from grandparents to children would have one. We were all skeptical! Computers, like mobile phones, have gotten smaller and smaller and now everyone has several forms of technology at their fingertips. In this article, I’ll share some tips to combine our tech toys, apps, and digital scrapping to create scrapbooks about our travels that are amazing.
Hey all! Today I wanted to share a couple of different ways that you can incorporate maps into your scrapbook pages. For many of us, summer is the time for family vacations and regardless of how you travel, sometimes it can be fun to capture the where on a map. Maybe you want to capture the route, or maybe you just want to show a few locations. And maybe your stressing because you didn’t capture any photos along the way.
Hello all my artsy friends and welcome to a brand new month on the Scrapaneers Blog! It is the beginning of June (how on earth did that happen?) and the start of summer travel season, so the Peers thought it would be a great time to share some travel tips. We have a month packed full of travel-inspired tips and tutorials to get you thinking about how to creatively memorialize your travel adventures. I am starting things off with some travel photography tips – so come on in and join me . . .
Hi scrappers. We’re talking about filters this month. Truth be told, I don’t use a lot of “artsy” filters on my photos or pages but I do love to improve my photos with filters. My scrapbooking style trends a bit more traditional. For editing my photos, my absolute favorite plug-in for PS/PSE is Totally Rad’s RadLab. It is a little pricey and even when you can catch it on a good sale, it might be a bit more than your scrap budget wants to shell out (but I think it is totally worth budgeting for). Enhancing photos with Totally Rad’s PicTapGo app (iPhone only) allows you to apply photo filters with ease without needing an expensive photoshop plug-in.
Hello all my artsy friends and welcome to the Month of May at Scrapaneers! The Peers are rolling out a month full of fun filters and photo treatments to convert your pages into artistic works of art. I am kicking things off with some ideas for using sketch filters and actions on your pages. Ready to get started? Then come on in and join me . . .
Hello there my digi friends. Sometimes, you want to pull together a scrapbook page quickly. Maybe you have a short amount of time, maybe you are creating a layout for a challenge and the deadline is approaching, or maybe you have lost your mojo and just need to “make” something and you’re at a loss for where to start. For these times, I encourage you to look at pre-made clusters, borders, and/or clustered frames. These are already arranged and matched for you, allowing you to focus on the photo(s) and the stories without having to stress over what supplies to use. I love a good cluster, but sometimes I just can’t seem to make them come together. I’m going to share some of my go-to designers for these types of ready-made products and a couple of layouts using these awesome time-savers.
Whenever I look back at my scrapbooks, I am always drawn to the journaling. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the pictures a lot — and the layouts bring everything together, but it is the journaling that fills in the blanks and brings it all to life.
It’s the same with journaling in a heritage scrapbook as well. I can be tempted to stick with names, dates, places and the facts that we can glean from the backs of the photos, but to really bring them to life, I feel the need to add some background information.
One of my favorite styles of journaling on a scrapbook page is to compare “now” to “then”. This is especially easy to do if you have photographs of your subject(s) taken at different times. Let me share a few “Now & Then” journaling style layouts to inspire you.