Sunday, July 29, 2012

Scrapbook Memories Show 1604 Now Online

Series 1600 was the last series of Scrapbook Memories before the show was re-formatted and updated to become Scrapbook Soup.  The second series of Scrapbook Soup is now airing on PBS and will then air online later this year.  Until that time we thought our online viewers might enjoy watching Scrapbook Memories once more.

This is show #4 of the series and I know you'll enjoy seeing Beth again. 


The show theme was Home Dec, so during the open we showed you products that I had found at the recent trade shows.  I really liked the magnetic boards, but even though I saw different variations in the stores for a while, I'm sorry to say I haven't seen any recently.  Hopefully they'll make a comeback at some point.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer joined us for some hosting duties for the first time on this series.  We taped some of the segments on location at the 2010 CHA Summer trade show in Orlando, Florida.  Beth wasn't able to come to the trade shows, so we asked Julie to interview some of the designer demonstrators for the Artist to Artist segments which you'll see on some of the shows in this series.

Julianna Hudgins was our first guest who showed us how make candle wraps using textured papers created from leftover pieces of card stock.  Quick'n EZ to make, they are a perfect home accent as well as being a great hostess gift.

Next we were on location at the CHA Summer trade show in Orlando with Cynthea Sandoval in the Doodlebug booth.  As you'll hear me say on air, I love this booth.  It's such a bright, cheerful and happy place and no matter what the trends and seasonal fads are, this company has maintained its brand while still bringing new and updated product lines to their customers.  At this trade show, we saw how to use their scrapbooking products to brighten our living spaces around the house and were introduced to a wide variety of home accent pieces.

Lisa Singer from Elmers' was our final guest.  You've probably noticed that I design the Elmers' projects, something I really enjoy.  For this project I created a piece of dimensional wall art using 2 of Lisa's vacation photographs.  Both of them were printed onto ink jet canvas purchased from the office supply store, then glued to foam board for stability.  I added sand, a starfish, a shell and a small charm for even more texture and dimension.  I love being creative with photographs.

At the end of the show, we showed you some wood veneer "paper".   I found this line in the Creative Imaginations booth at an earlier trade show and fell in love with the possibilities.  Unfortunately it was one of the products that never made it to any of the stores that I visit, but if you're interested, try "googling" Ink jet compatible wood veneer paper and see what you come up with.

A lot has changed since we taped this series and we are changing with it.  You can now watch show segments on YouTube, connect with show fans on Facebook, get some behind-the-scenes information here on my blog and see project photos on Pinterest.  Social media has changed our lives dramatically.  We're Tweeting up a storm, using Smart Phones to take photographs and videos and using apps like Instagram and this is just scratching surface.  I often wonder what we did without all these options.  There are days when it can be quite overwhelming. 

I hope you enjoy watching the show!  Y'all come back now..........

Yours truly,
Julie :)

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