Episode 89: The World Is Already Art


The Topic

Tracey Clark  from Shuttersisters.com joined us this week to talk about Elevating the Everyday and capturing our memories and feelings through photography.

Joining the Discussion:

Tracey Clark (InstagramShuttersisters)
Peppermint Granberg
Katie Nelson


Picks of the Week

Tracey: Une Bobine: iPhone charger cord and tripod in one!
Katie: Hello Story workshop by Ali Edwards (Big Picture)
Peppermint: Phonto (Android and )
Steph: Millennial Questions on Mashable



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23 Responses to Episode 89: The World Is Already Art

  1. KM says:

    In this episode you mention, again, how to make sure your elements are not freakishly sized for 8×8 and 12×12. But, in the past, you’ve mentioned creating in 12×12 and printing in 8×8. If you create in 12×12 and make sure everything is proportional and fabulous for 12×12, and then later decide to go in and print 8×8, do you go back through layouts and re-size, or just leave it as it? Does it have an impact on the proportions of your elements?

    • StudioWendy says:

      Reducing from 12×12 to 8×8 can definitely affect how large your elements look. The good news is if they are all in proportion to each other, they won’t look bad, but they can look smaller in size than intended, perhaps. The only thing I have had to watch with regards to scrapping 12×12 but printing 8×8 is the font size. For my old lady eyes, I find 18 point type works well for my journaling. Most everything else, I’m happy with. If it looks good at 12×12, then it will look good at 8×8 to me. But it might not be “life size” so to speak. Does that make sense?

      If you really want a “life size” looking layout, I’d suggest scrapping it at 8×8.

  2. Kris Beauregard says:

    Steph! Which episode of capturingmagic is your big surprise? Is it the one up online right now? or coming soon? I love everything that you do, but the capturingmagic podcasts are hard to listen to because I have not been to Disney in eons and not sure when I will make it back?!? It’s like pure torture!

    • steph says:

      Hey Kris! I totally get Disney related stuff being torture when you don’t have a trip planned. The Capturing Magic episode with the announcement will be up on Tuesday. :)

  3. Kendra Fahselt says:

    Hey, I’m the listener Peppermint was talking about who suggested Phonto! I was swiffering my kitchen doing the weekly clean down of the house and listening to my favourite show and I just about squealed out loud! Not that anyone was around to hear me, but anyways. So excited! Yes, I suggested Phonto quite a while ago and had found out about it through a phone photography class by Jessica Sprague and Heidi Swapp called MoTography: Rock Your Camera Phone. It is still available on Jessica’s site for $24. The coolest part was that they had created a custom font for everyone in the class to download to use with Phonto but instead of a normal alphabet each character was instead a tiny piece of word art. It is so amazing and I thought that might be right up Peppermint’s alley since I love her kits most for her word art! So think about it, Peppermint!

  4. Donna E. says:

    Hi girls, Thanks for another great show. About sizing, I learned awhile back about keeping my elements sized correctly and my prints usually look fine. I print my layouts at home. But I recently ran into a different size problem. I made a graduation announcement in Photoshop, sized 4 x 8. I went to Persnickity prints, chose their blank 4 x 8 card and tried putting my layout on it. It wouldn’t fit. Dragging the size “handles” either made it to big or too small. I even tried using my image as the background. I finally gave up. Anyone have any idea what I was doing wrong? Thanks!

    • StudioWendy says:

      It’s been a while since I’ve been in their software, but I would use the image as a background. However, you will probably end up with some trimming. I’m not sure if their 4×8 cards are photographic process or cardstock process. With the cardstock process, you’ll need more buffer (bleed). Try uploading an 8.25×4.25 and see if that makes a difference. One thing I’ve found with printers in general, is that they aren’t very specific on sizing. For example, they may call a journal card 4×3 but in reality it’s 2.88×4. Or they may say a photobook is 12×12, but it really trims to 11.75×11.75. They are small differences, but make a big difference to digital scrapbookers who are using the entire canvas.

    • Steph says:

      Persnickety has really great customer service and will get back to you really quick, so I would suggest contacting them. :) Their great customer service is one of the reasons we are comfortable talking about them as much as we do. :)

  5. iamdigiscrapper says:

    so Steph, what did you decide in regards to an iPhone for your daughter? I am looking at getting one, but I would have to go no-contract, and so would need to get a 4S instead of a 5.

    • Steph says:

      I bought me the 5 and will be giving her my old 4s :) I told her the conditions were going to be that she must do Instagram and Pinterest. She didn’t think that was very fair because she has no desire to do them at all. So, we settled on me setting up her photos to auto sync to my dropbox. She says she really does want it to be able to take photos with and that part of it won’t be a problem at all.

      • Rashanda says:

        I’m listening to older episodes and just had to comment. I am really surprised that a parent would make Instagram and Pinterest accounts conditions of having an iPhone. I’m 27 years old and have a “dumb” phone – my choice; it has a camera but no access to the internet. I don’t have an Instagram account but I am on Pinterest. If the child isn’t interested, why make her do it? I love to hear that your daughter likes to read; that’s a skill that will be invaluable throughout her life.

        • Rashanda says:

          I want to apologize if my comments were disrespectful. I am a parent myself and strongly believe each parent has the right to make choices that are best for her family.

          • steph says:

            Thanks, Rashanda! For me, I know that my kids will most likely become interested and want to use social media in some form at some point. I want them to learn to use it under my guidance and watchful eye, instead of after they have moved out. There are safe ways for teens to be involved in social media, but too often, they aren’t taught, and something thoughtless is done that has life-long consequences.

            I mentioned in another show (or maybe this one) that she didn’t want to use any social media and didnt want that to be a condition, to which, I agreed. Since getting the phone though, she was searching for ideas on Pinterest, so I helped her set up an account so she could pin things as she found them. I walked her through several things she needs to know to be safe.

            She was blown away and so excited that she could actually do that and have all of her favorite pins in one place. For a day or two, she pinned like crazy and was quite often on her phone, pinning. Then, she told me that she deleted the Pinterest iPhone app because she didnt like how much time she was using it. Totally, fine with me!!

  6. Christie Lemmon says:

    Hey ladies, I’ve been slowly working my way through the older episodes as well as listening to the newer episodes as they become available. You ladies are so fun to listen to. I lost my mojo about 4 months ago and it’s been rough ever since. When I do need to scrap for CT commitments I always turn on a podcast and just open Photoshop. It never fails! Though I don’t scrap near as fast as I used too the creative juices do start flowing! So thanks ladies for taking time out of your very busy days to sit down and recording these weekly shows! I know I’d be literally mojo-less without them!

    PS Peppermint’s store has been linked up to Heather Joyce for a while now :)

  7. Katie Scott says:

    I just wanted to pop in and again say how much I adore your podcast. You are all so friendly and fun to listen to. And: 1. Peppermint’s pick of mason jar salads has completely changed my life!; 2. I loved all the ideas for photographing tweens from this episode – I have an 11 year old who does the videogaming thing – so I’ll try to get a bit more creative in documenting his life. Thanks for all you do! Katie Scott.

  8. Olivia says:

    To see a layout in print size in PSE 11, you can click on the hand tool and select ‘Print Size’ at the bottom. I love to use this to see if my journaling is too big or small. :) Love listening to this while I scrap. :)