We taped the first series of Scrapbook Soup in April 2011. Mixed media was the latest trend, which uses a wide range of craft supplies including the many scrapbook, rubber stamping and paper crafting supplies that you, our viewers already have. For this reason we really mixed it up on this new series. Not only did we update our set and format, we wanted to share some new projects and techniques that the younger generation of crafters are embracing and inspire our scrapbooking viewers to take their supplies to a new level. We also introduced you to a new co-host, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, who you first met as a guest on Scrapbook Memories. We realize that for many of you, it's all about scrapbooking and documenting the memories of your life, but we also know that some of you have discovered a creativity through scrapbooking and paper crafting that you'd like to explore. We tried not to stray too far from our original format and hope we inspired our viewers to try something new.
For the first segment Julie FF shows us how to create this beautiful star using digital software from Kaleidescope Collections and a photograph. You can also photograph, or scan a favorite piece of paper or fabric for your own custom design using your Flip-Pal hand held scanner.
Julianna Hudgins (Jewels) joins me next with a Spellbinders project designed by Terre Fry using an album and embellishments from Want 2 Scrap. This specialty line of products is designed to coordinate perfectly with Spellbinders die cut shapes.
Dreamweaver Stencils shares some beautiful cards with us using metal stencils, a dimensional paste and flocking. You have to check this out!
Our final guest is Kathy Kromer who shared some very personal thoughts and ideas on art journaling.
Julie and I wrap this final show with some embellishment ideas using Paper Clay and scrapbook pages sent in by viewers which feature fabric.
We taped the second series of Scrapbook Soup this past April and it will start to air this month on your local PBS channel and online this fall. In this new era of reality shows, it's not always easy to find shows which actually "show" you how to do something, step by step. If it weren't for our sponsors, these shows would not be possible. For manufacturers to continue to support this, and other "how to" series, they need to know that you, the viewer, still enjoy this kind of craft show.
A quick note about Craft Wars. This is a fabulous new show airing on TLC hosted by celebrity crafter, Tori Spelling. There's been a lot of chatter on Facebook since the first show aired last week. Please bear in mind, that whether we like the format or not, it has put crafts back in the forefront, so let's take advantage of the momentum being created and let TV stations know how much you like to watch all kinds of craft shows.
See you next time on Scrapbook Soup! Enjoy.......... ya'll come back now!