Friday, April 30, 2010

New Mini Album Video Series!

Hi, everyone! I am back with a new mini album video series! {Raise your hand if you think I forgot how to do those! ;)} I'm going to be doing it the way I used to, showing you everything on slightly advanced speed & explaining as I go. The album is entitled "World of Wonder" and was inspired by a few different things.

The first place I drew inspiration was from the "Boom De Ah Dah" video {commercial?} by the Discovery Channel Network:

If you haven't watched the above video, you must! It is an awesome video & it always inspires me to be more curious and appreciative when I see it. Sometimes I even cry when I watch it.

The second piece of inspiration came from some vintage Alice in Wonderland woodcuts from the 1890s I have. You will see me use the woodcuts in the second video & if you are looking to purchase them, they are available here for just $2.50: Piddix "Alice in Wonderland" Woodcuts.

I was kind of thinking about how we lose our childlike wonder over time, and also thinking about how that's a shame & that recapturing our curiosity would ignite our creativity and improve our art. So this mini I am just trying to slow down and think about ways to appreciate the world a little bit better. So, onto the videos!

My first video is of the cover & I am using primarily Prima products. The paper is from the "Flights of Fancy" collection & the flowers are from the "Symphony Blend" collection. I purchased the lace from a site called Lace Heaven:

My second video is of the first layout, pages one & two of the album. Again the papers are from the "Flights of Fancy" collection & the lace is from Lace Heaven {part of the Venice Lace collection}. This is the first page where I use the Alice In Wonderland woodcuts & I printed them on Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas:

In this series, I will be doing one layout per video, and this album has eight pages, so this will most likely be my longest video series yet. I have a lot of commitments right now {can we say 24 Hour Virtual NSD crop, anyone?} and so I'm not sure how long it will take to complete. However, I will not be working on the album in UStream, so you will see everything on YouTube this time around. Eventually, anyway. :D

Thanks so much for watching & have a great weekend! See all you beach gals at the NSD Crop!

Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.


  1. Love the videos as always! Just wanted to let you know that a great glue for big chunky things (like the prima flowers on the cover) is The Ultimate from Crafters Pick You can find it in the adhesive aisle at Michaels. It's thick and strong and glues everything!

  2. Love your second installment, Kathryn. It's great seeing the action a little on speedy and narration - it actually seems like your doing both at the same time and not editing later. The papers are so gorgeous - I love how you put your mini together; it's really going to be super cute, I just know it! ;)

  3. Just beautiful! I love watching you work. Looking forward to part 3.

    Have a great day!

  4. So pretty as always :) I love watching it all come inspiring. Thanks :)
    Have a great weekend!!

  5. I've watched only the first one...I'm so happy to see the second one is up now. But I've to wait til I'm home to watch it. No more youtube in the office ;) Happy NSD !!!! I love your videos and 8 episodes series sounds FANTASTIC !!!

  6. Hi, everyone! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on the mini and the videos! It's a lot of work to edit these mini album series videos, but when I see all your wonderful comments it makes it all worth it! :D

    Daphna, thank you so much for the tip about the glue! I will have to check it out next time I am in Michael's!

    Terry, that is such a great compliment to me, really. I am so glad that everything seems so seamless and natural to you ~ it means my hard work at the editing program are paying off with an enjoyable viewing experience that doesn't distract from the crafting! I'm just so happy you said that!

    Kristina, I don't know what Part Three will be up, but I am shooting for early next week! Thanks for watching & commenting & enjoy your weekend!

    Cass, I hope you have a great weekend, too! It's National Scrapbook Day tomorrow and we are having a big party over on The Beach ~ should be a lot of fun! Thanks for watching & I am so happy the video was inspiring!

    Tatanky, don't you hate how work is always getting in the way of crafting!? ;) Happy NSD to you, too, and I hope you enjoy the video when you get home! TGIF!

    Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.

  7. Kathryn, I sit here and watch in awe! So SPECTACULAR ! You are so creative and have a way of making it look so easy. What a great inspiration you are. Thanks for sharing your gift.