Episode 1: Feeling Flashy

Join Steph, Katie, Peppermint, and Anna as they discuss ideas for Summer Scrapping: getting the memories scrapped while still enjoying the weather; what works and what doesn’t. They also spend a bit of time discussing Project Life and how it can fit into a digital scrapbookers workflow.

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Anna Aspnes

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50 Responses to Episode 1: Feeling Flashy

  1. Katie says:

    Just a few notes to add to the show –
    The app that Ronnie told us about can be found at http://www.momentoapp.com/

    We talked about Becky Higgins’ project life http://www.beckyhiggins.com/products/

    I also mentioned Traci Reed’s digital version of Project Life inspired page protectors (in digital format) http://ht.ly/5v8YL

    The 101 summer ideas list of mine that Anna mentioned can be found at http://ht.ly/5v7fB

    Janet’s boredom jar post from 2009 is at /jar-of-fun/

  2. Angie says:

    Steph – Are you moving your old paperclipping podcasts to the new site. I only have listened to half and would like to finish off the whole set?

    • steph says:

      Unfortunately, I don’t think we will be moving the old episodes. You will have to catch them on the Paperclipping site. We are still subscribed to the comments over there though. :)

  3. linda says:

    Oh, I’m so honored your read my comment from the last show :) I’m definitely glad the digi show is continuing onward – yay!

    About the smash books – I agree that there are artsy folks who do that type of journaling already…or could easily make their own smash books…but I think the product is great for converting people who don’t already journal. It’s much easier to approach and soon those people will be scrapbooking – I think that’s the idea anyway!

    An idea for a future topic, wondering if there are hybrid scrappers out there who use digital kits, but on paper layouts, if that makes any sense? Are they still considered digital people? I like to print elements and use them as embellishments on my pages. Although I love digital titling and journaling…all the advantages that come with digiscrapping, I still can’t let go of paper!

    BTW, I just noticed that the digishow logo mouse changes color – cool!

    • steph says:

      Thanks Linda! I agree about the Smash Books, in fact, I have mentioned on several episodes that I was trying to find some way that my teen daughter would enjoy documenting her life and the Smash Book has been a success!! She didn’t want one and told me she could do the same thing with a notebook she already had. I ordered her one anyway along with some of the journaling prompt books and she is half way done with her first smash book! She says she loves it because she doesn’t feel like it has to be perfect and doesn’t worry about ruining it. :) YAY!!! For that reason alone, I love the Smash Books!

  4. iDebbie says:

    Welcome back ladies and congrats on a great first show without Izzie! He must have been a great teacher because the quality of the show didn’t suffer at all. It was fantastic! I think Peppermint is a great addition to the show too as she’s a very funny gal, even though I can’t imagine only scrapping one or two photos on a layout. heehee! I love two page spreads with as many photos as I can fit on them but maybe that’s because I’m an older scrapper with lots of past photos to scrap for my three grown kids. Anything to get the job done! I also want to add that I’ve used the iPhone app, Momento, for a long time now and love it!!

    Finally, I want to tell Katie that I cracked up when she mentioned paper scrapping and how she and her friends used to get doubles and even triples of their photos just to be sure each of their kids was covered. LOL! I did that too for many, many years back when I was a CM paper scrapper because I had three kids and wanted to have a copy of every photo for each of them. Well, coincidentally, just today before listening to the show I was going through my massive photo collection to choose some for scanning and was bemoaning the fact that I have so many due to all of the dups and triples! It took me much longer to wade through just a couple year’s worth than it should have! I was so frustrated! And of course, I didn’t get around to scrapping the majority of those photos either and now have to deal with them all (thousands!) just to find the best ones for scanning so I can digiscrap them. Crazy! But it was great to hear I wasn’t alone. LOL! :D

    • Peppermint says:

      Oh my gosh, I would get SO many more things done if I put multiple photos on a layout – for sure. The only way I seem to be able to wrap my head around it is to use templates. My brain just can’t make sense of how to arrange more than two photos. I also don’t leave any appliances on my countertops (except for my sacred Keurig coffee maker) so I’m screwed up in a lot of ways.

      I love that you’re scanning in your photos to scrap them digitally! That’s hardcore, right there.

  5. ari macias says:

    i just wort a long blog post about this very subject:) so happy that you guys are back, i keep refreshing my itunes and was wondering when it would come up. if you would like to read my post it is here:
    cant wait for future shows!

  6. AnnieB says:

    First off, let me say I’m not a digital scrapbooker and I’m sure I never will be as it’s the paper and glue and the tactical sensation that is a big part of my love affair with scrapbooking. The smell of patterned papers is divine! (I do, quite often, use my computer for journaling or to print journaling spots or for titles, and of course use my computer to organize and edit photos. So I guess I’d be referred to as a “hybrid scrapper” although I hate that term, it makes me feel like a tomato!)

    I’ve listened to most of the PCDS episodes because I love scrapbooking and enjoy hearing about it and I always felt like I got something out of each show that applied to all areas of scrapbooking. I, too, will miss Izzy but I can tell already that The Digi Show will continue to be a great resource and lots of fun, and I look forward to many more episodes!

    However, I have to say that I felt that during the mail portion this week paper/hybrid scrapbooking was kind of given a bum rap or was put down a bit. Whether you scrap events or feelings (superficial or deep) or randomly or chronologically or “the moments” has nothing to do with being a digital or a paper scrapper or something in between. It’s a choice. I think it also has to do with an evolution in scrapbooking. Most of us who have scrapped for many, many, many years did start out scrapping events and doing it chronologically because that just how it was done. But we evolve and change and learn new things and sometimes our focus changes and sometimes we are happy with the way things are. I hope you will continue to subscribe to the philosophy that no matter how or why you chose to scrapbook or whatever tools or supplies you use it’s a wonderful hobby and no one way is better than another. The joy of it is that there are many ways to enjoy this hobby and IT ALL COUNTS!!!

    Thanks again for a great show,

    • steph says:

      I think the conclusion we came to was that it was an mostly an evolution no matter what kind of scrapping you do. I really don’t think you should take offense to it though. We are digital scrapbookers and as such, we will probably always slant toward digital. The philosophy that it all counts is something that I started “preaching” when I first transitioned from paper to digital in 2003. That belief has evolved over time to include blogging, Facebook, Flickr, tagging photos, entering metadata, etc. It all DOES count! My beliefs have not changed just because the name of the show and the site they are posted on did change.

      I have found out over the past several years that paper scrappers and digi scrappers do think about things differently. I have learned that I have to write differently when my audience is primarily paper vs. primarily digital. I think understanding some of those differences helps bridge the gap that still, sadly exists in some places within the vast hobby of scrapbooking.

    • Katie says:

      Thanks for your comments. I don’t like the term “hybrid” either because it sounds like a car. LOL! I wanted to assure you that it does all count – especially to us! We may be totally digi ladies now, but I spent many years as a paper scrapper. I gained my nickname of “Katie the Scrapbook Lady” when I was a paper scrapper. You would be hard pressed to find someone who loves as many forms of scrapbooking as I do. :) I have to stay away from the paper aisles in the craft store because it still tempts me. ;)

      I do think all forms of scrapbooking have evolved in many ways. For me, I’ve been able to find new joy and excitement in the digital world and due to it being The Digi Show, you will hear me talk about that a lot.

      Thanks for listening!

  7. I.am.digiscrapper says:

    Great show gals! So glad to hear Peppermint will be a regular!!!! <3 you all.

  8. Diane says:

    Ladies-Great job on your new show format! I have been listening since I began digi scrapping less than a year ago. It is amazing that whenever I listen, I feel like I am just chatting with girlfriends. I can so relate to what y’all say! Like Peppermint, I find scrapping to be theraputic and I do it more for myself than the rest of my family. After I discovered digi-scrapping last fall, I quickly put together a year in review album for 2010 which got a reaction of “Oh, that’s nice.” from my husband and son. Since then, I still do pages of family events, but more often than not I will do a page that reflects my thoughts or observations on random things–some of them deeper than others! I agree that the ability to reuse digital supplies allows me to do this. However, now the question becomes, “To print or not to print?” I am still compiling a 2011 album of our year for printing, but what do I do with the more personal, ‘art journal-y’ type pages? I would be curious to know what you and others do–print for an album or simply keep in a digital format? Thanks for an awesome show!

  9. Sarah says:

    Hey Ladies, I’m still catching up on PDS episodes. But listening to TSD001 is on my to do list this week! Last week I listened to PSD029 and PDS030 – on year in review and telling your life’s story. They were exactly what I needed to hear. I blogged about my ideas. If you’d like, read them at http://sarahscrappin.blogspot.com/2011/07/new-approach-to-rounding-up.html

  10. mrshobbes says:

    SO beyond thrilled Peppermint’s now part of the digishow cast :) She adds a quirky zaniness to the whole dynamic and manages to share stuff that I find helpful. Yay :) While it’s not summer here anymore, it was still entertaining to listen to everyone’s suggestions for projects I can adapt to my own needs (such as the whole Project Life idea, using Traci Reed’s slip-ins to make pages digitally, etc). I have to say though that I’ve listened to this episode twice but ended up repeating/”rewinding” (gah, is that word still used?) the whole “q-pon”/”coopon” debate. ROFL. I LOVE Anna’s quip that her husband just blames the English for that–or anything else that doesn’t go right. LOL.

  11. Lyndel says:

    Just finished listening to the show and had to drop you a quick comment. What a fantastic show Steph! I got a little panicky when you had the week off – worried that you might decide it was all too hard to be host and “Producee” too. But it was all so professional and slick. Katie did a great job with the (f)email – what a natural she is. So glad you are going to have Peppermint on as a regular – she is such a cool chick and super nice – she commented on my blog once :-). Great to hear Anna again, hers was one of the first names I came across when I started scrapbooking in 2003. It has often been the shows that Anna is on where I have had a “lightbulb moment” that totally changed the way I look at something.

    It’s funny to hear you talk about summer. We are in the depths of winter here in Tasmania (we are even further south than Flergs). We don’t usually have snow but frost and rain and a junior soccer season that goes on (and on) forever. I’m not really scrapbooking at the moment, rather putting together photobook pages – just getting it done and there’s not much inspiration spilling onto the page. At some point life will get a little less busy and in the meantime you guys keep me engaged and entertained and help me build up my stores of ideas.

    Thanks again for a great episode – can’t wait for the next one.

    • steph says:

      I was worried if we skipped a week no one would come back to listen…lol…but I wanted to make sure I really knew what I was doing before we recorded!

      Even putting photobook pages together counts as scrapbooking! :)

  12. Piccolina says:

    Looks like you took my suggestion in the survey and grabbed Peppermint :) I now understand her remarks several episodes back when Izzy said he had a big announcement he couldn’t share yet and she replied she did too but wanted to wait until he made his so that she could make sure it was bigger and better :) I am so thrilled she is joining the DS team.
    Also, thanks for a longer than usual episode. I was one of those runners that Steph said would be able to get more than their hour in. I was on an 11 miler (which is definitely longer than an hour for me) and I appreciated having the digi show take up a little more time of it.
    Keep up the great work ladies.

    • Peppermint says:

      Haha, it’s funny that you remember that because we weren’t actually that ahead of the game! But looking back it makes us look like we were, doesn’t it?

      Back then I was just giving Izzy a hard time because of his “super secret information” – but at the time I didn’t know The Digi Show was going to be branching off on its own, nor did I have any super secret news at all. I just think it adds to my air of mystery.

      • steph says:

        Yeah, back then, none of us knew what big news we were going to have…lol. :) It’s all good though!

  13. Melissa says:

    Oh I love Peppermint – so glad you are a regular! Great to see the show is up again. Well done Steph! :)
    Just had to come and say hi and keep up the great work!

  14. Congratulations on the “new” show!! You all did a fantastic job and the quality of the show was top notch, as usual. I am a paper scrapper but always find something useful in each show, as well as lots of entertainment and laughs. Keep up the great work!! Glad to hear Peppermint’s voice has been added. You always have a great combination of people on the show. Looking forward to many, many more episodes.

  15. Oh congrats everyone! The first podcast was awesome! I’m excited that you are all on your own now! I have learned so much from the show (even though I mostly still use paper)! I love that Peppermint has joined the group! Woot for the digishow!

  16. Becky says:

    Awesome, fun show! Thank you all very much!

  17. Kristin says:

    Great show!! So glad to see everyone continuing on …

    I just wanted to add another user endorsement for Momento. I use it the same way as the commenter, with the intention of eventually going back to its archives to pull info for scrapping. Currently I have it linked to my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds. I was already using Twitter & Facebook to capture snippets of daily life but Momento makes it so much easier to make sure they aren’t lost in the stream. If you haven’t checked it out already, I highly recommend doing so… it’s perfect for memory keepers!

    Keep up the great work… looking forward to hearing what’s next! :)

    • steph says:

      Thanks Kristin! I really want to use Memento this way…but I realized that I don’t use social media for my personal life all that much ;) Maybe I should work on that!

  18. Grace says:

    What a great show this week! Yall clearly made a smooth transition from Izzy leaving and I’m so glad the show will be going on. I LOVE that Peppermint is coming on as a regular! She has been my favorite guest in the past.

    I wanted to chime in on the smashbooks/making your own conversation. I haven’t been great with documenting life in the past, despite my love of journals–my mom and I joke that I probably ahve about 10-15 journals that are either blank or have a couple of entries in them. I even wrote in one about how I love blank journals! lol

    But I think I found something that’s working for me. I got a simple lined journal and used a marker to divide the pages like a dayplanner–so each two-page spread has one week (MTW/RFSS). Each day, I fill in what happened that day, or my meal plan for the week, or a song I’m enjoying–just some little tidbit. I don’t feel pressure to fill it with deep thoughts, but I love that it’s capturing a snip of my life right now. I’ve also been taping in stuff along the way as well. For example, I got my dog a new nametag and taped the old one in my book, I signed a lease on a new apartment and taped in the new landlord’s business card, and I just finished painting/updating a china cabinet and I taped in the receipt for my supplies. I left a couple of blank pages between each month in case I want to write something longer, tape in a note from a friend, etc.

    I hate to jinx it by talking about it, but so far I’m two months in and have stuck with it the whole time! Occassionally I miss a few days and go back and fill them in later, but that hasn’t been a problem. Knock on wood–I think I might make it the whole year with this one!

    • Peppermint says:

      I have a love of empty journals and notebooks, too. I can’t pass them up. I even rip all of the schoolwork pages out of my son’s school notebooks at the end of the year and tuck the notebook away in a drawer because I figure you can never have enough bound paper.

    • steph says:

      LOVE this idea and I’m so happy you have found something that works for you! :)

    • linda says:

      This is a fabulous idea… my sister-in-law does that in her regular dayplanner…and it was so cool to read the little notes she wrote on certain days :)

  19. Chelle says:

    I think i remember “o life” as being a pick from an earlier show, but I tried unsuccessfully to google it. Can you link us up again?

  20. Becky says:

    Is there a transcript of the shows posted somewhere? I am learning about so many new things and people through BPC and I love it!! This was my first show to listen to and I’m hooked!

  21. steph says:

    We don’t have transcripts, although it is something I hope to do in the future!

  22. Katie (sakura-panda) says:

    I am so excited to see The Digi Show on its own that I’m planning to sign up for the Digi Files next week because of it! It was a great show and since I have only been listening since last February, I’m also happy to be catching this show from the very beginning.

    I listen on my drive to and from work and often I have comments about the discussion, but by the time I get to the computer, I’ve forgotten what they were.

    Although I have been paper scrapping since 2003 and digi-scrapping since 2005, I work in my own little world and don’t keep up with the latest trends and techniques. I follow a couple of boards and galleries, but for the most part, don’t pay much attention to “what everyone else is doing.”

    I’m mentioning this because the only time I really felt the loss of Izzy was during the discussion about “Project Life”. I have no idea what that is, where it comes from or what it is supposed to be. I see that Katie has posted a link at the top of the comments and I will check it out, but for the entire duration of the discussion, I was trying to piece together what it was supposed to be and not really listening to what else everyone was saying.

    Izzy would have asked straight out. I have always appreciated when he asked the “what is that?” questions that I can’t. It doesn’t diminish my enjoyment now that I know I can track down the information in the show notes, but I thought I would let you know that there is at least *one* person that might need an short explanation now and then.

    It was a very fun and interesting show and I can’t wait to listen to the next one! Thanks so much for keeping it up and sharing with us!

  23. Andrea says:

    You know, the whole chronology thing is so funny. I think a lot of scrapbookers feel the need to stick within life’s timeframe, but I never have felt drawn to scrapbooking chronologically.

    I am both a paper and digi scrapper (and now even moving into desigining digi products) and I actually find that I do more recent event layouts in digi form. I think it is because I get really super excited about these photos that I just took and want to do something with them RIGHT NOW. It is just too much hassle to print pictures to imidiately scrap. With my current system (Stacy Julien’s Library of Memories) I print my photos every three months, and then slip them into three-ring photo albums to work from. It is nice, and keeps them really acessable, but it is just so much easier to whip up a digi page than to deal with an “emergency” order of 4x6s to be printed before my creative urge has passed :)

  24. Kellie says:

    In this episode, someone mentioned a daily prompt/inspiration called O’Life (or something like that, I can’t find it again!) What were you referring to? It sounds like fun!

  25. Trisha Hamilton says:

    Depends on where you live for PEonnies or PeOOOOnies:)

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