Friday, June 27

Virtual Scrapbooking Night and My 1st Video Tutorial

This might be a new terminology for some.  I learned about Virtual Scrapbooking Night (or VSBN) from SplitcoastStampers.  They set a weekend when they post different scrapbooking challenges based on a chosen theme, and people do these challenges and post them in the gallery.  The catch is, you have to finish each challenge in 2 hours.  In a day, there might be 4-6 or more challenges.  The goal of the VSBN is to make the members create more layouts than they used to.  Hey, 4-6 challenges in a day... why not?  That means you get to create 4-6 layouts.  Of course, you don't have to do all the challenges.  But it would be really cool if you'll be able to do them all.  There might be prizes involved per challenge.  But the fact that you can do all these layouts is a prize in itself.  I participated in their June VSBN, and I was able to create 2 layouts.  That's pretty rare for me to make 2 traditional pages in a day. 

One challenge is to use at least three different edges in your layout.  I thought that would be a good excuse for me to take out those buried edged scissors and make use of them.  I also got to use a lot of my scrap paper and cardstock.  I had to make a page about this month primarily because of new jobs for both me and my husband.  I would say it is a big relief for us.  And I won $88 in the casino!  hahaha!  I sure need some juice for all these many hobbies I have.

The other challenge I took was the use of maps in your layout.  Another good reason for me to make a layout about my recent trip to the Philippines and Japan.  Additional points if you use arrows.  I love that Kimono 3d sticker and I finally got to use it! 

There's going to be another VSBN this weekend and I'll definitely participate.  This time, I want to be able to do all the challenges.  If you can, give it a shot.  You don't have to be a member to do the challenges.  But you can't post on the boards and upload your photos.  Just create an account at SplitcoastStampers (it's free!), and join in the fun.  The link to this weekend's VSBN is here.

I'm pretty proud of myself because I was able to make 3 layouts yesterday.  The 3rd one is a digital page from a freebie I got from The Daily Scrapper (TDS).  The kit is called "A Little Breeze" by ChereKaye.  Today's the last day it's available for download so go get it by clicking here.  The white embellishments are by LynnG of Designer Digitals.  The font is CK Ali's Writing and the word "Family" is from the Thankful Kit by JBaechtold.

Watch out for the new publication of TDS today!
Guess what my nephew Tim gave me yesterday?  A big Ziplock bag of empty TicTac containers!  

These would be perfect for altering and putting embellishments in.  I can't wait to play with these!  He's such a sweetie.  I remember telling him about saving those for me months ago, but I have totally forgotten about it.  I guess he didn't forget.  Thanks a big bunch Tim! 
I finally was able to make my first video tutorial yesterday.  While I was making my "Vacation" page above, my adhesive ran out in my Scotch ATG Gun, so I had to install a refill.  I thought that would be a good thing to make a tutorial of, because it's easy and it doesn't take that long to do.  I made the title graphics using BluffTitler, and edited the video with Adobe Premiere Elements.  Video editing is something I'm pretty good at, and I guess it's a good idea mixing my crafts and video editing skills together.  You can watch the video by clicking here.  I would really appreciate it if you can let me know what you think, and if you can actually view the video.  Sometimes, depending on your internet speed/connection, you may have to wait for the video to load.  I already have an idea for my next video tutorial, and it's going to be very soon

Come to think of it, I was able to do quite a number of things yesterday:  3 page layouts and a video tutorial.  I would say that that's quite an accomplishment

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