Ep08: Layout a Day – the Podcast: A Day Late and a Dollar Short?

by Lain Ehmann on July 21, 2011


Time for another scrapbooking-centric podcast episode! Today, we are a day late. And probably more than a dollar short, but who’s counting?

You’ll hear:

  • Where to find the “Cheers” of scrapbooking
  • Why I need a waterproof camera
  • What’s making me feel a tad bitter
  • A few sneak peeks at Spawn of True Scrap instructors (put it on your calendar — Oct. 20-22!)
  • An opportunity to win 6 handmade cards by yours truly (envelopes included!)
  • And why the podcast is a day late!

Links for today’s show:

ScrapHappy, the nicest group of scrapbookers on the internet

CHA, the Craft and Hobby Association show

Charles River Canoe & Kayak

The Summer Card Camp with Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire

P.S. If you like the show, subscribe in iTunes!

  • Sharon

    I love making cards. It is how I got started into scrapbooking. In fact I make a card everyday at http://linnecards.com this year I switched from paper cards to digital. I either print out the card like a photo and matte it on card stock, or I have batches made at moo.com

  • Sheri

    I love making cards. So exciting that Jennifer is going to teach at Spawn! She is such a great teacher. Can’t wait til October! 

  • Jennifer

    I make cards all the time…to send out on every occasion, as gifts and I do all my Christmas cards.  I created a card swap w/ a group of my friends that we have a new theme every month so I always have a box of cards on hand:)  I have not bought a single card from a store for over 10 years now:)

  • Briel Schmitz

    I have just begun making cards (last year maybe?), mainly as a way to use up the left-overs from scrapbooking.   Sometimes I end up spending more time making cards than layouts!  I enjoy cards, but I still want to have time for layouts, so one thing that I’m working on is managing my time between the two.  I am really enjoying your podcasts.  I just found you, through BPC, where I’m taking Mother LOAD.  I’m glad to “know” you as your energy and attitude is just what I want in my life.  I don’t have time for negativity, and you don’t either!  Keep up the good work.

  • Anonymous

    I love to use the leftovers, too! And you are so right – life is short. Let’s be happy! ;)

  • Anonymous

    That is such a cool idea! I’ve never thought of doing that.

  • Anonymous

    She is amazing! Love her.

  • Anonymous

    That is such a great idea!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/IAmMikki Mikki

    I am a scrapbooker, and I haven’t really gotten into card making very much. I have done card making as part of a challenge before, and I have always had a good time creating cards but once I’m done they just sit around. I don’t have people to send or give cards to, so I haven’t really gotten “into” card making.

  • Anonymous

    The toughest part of card-making for me is that you have to give away your creations! With scrapbooking, you get to keep it — and admire it — forever. ;)

  • Lisa M. Zepponi

    Thanks for all the Scrap Happy info!  Card making: during NSD i completed a challenge to create 4 cards.  I gave 2 away at graduation and sent other 2 +2more i made to a child in AZ with a challenge to send every soldier a card.  And I haven’t made anymore.  I forget to make them in advance and when I need to send a card (i.e. my for my grandmother’s birthday on Monday) I don’t have any ready to mail/give and I don’t have time to sit down and make one.  So…no I don’t make cards unless I am bittten by the card bug!  I do like how you can use up those little bits of leftover scrap, I would normally throw away, on cards!  Other note: I hope your mother is doing better!   P.S.  LOVING MotherLOAD!!

  • AnnieB

    I’ve made a few cards. And everytime I have to go to a store to buy one and have to shell our four or five dollars  I wish I made more of them! Since am and avid scrapbooker and an avid buyer of scrapbook supplies I have an abundance of supplies! But, I guess I’d rather spend my time on a layout that I get to keep and enjoy rather than a card that I’d give away and then it would probably be tossed afterwards.  Hmmmm…..but then again if I made cards maybe I’d have more money for more scrapbooking supplies!

  • Anonymous

    One thing I’d heard of doing was to make a bunch of blank generic cards, and then stamp the sentiment inside as you needed one… I think I need to do a fast and fun card tips blog post! :)

  • Gail E.

    Hi Laine,

    I love making cards, especially like you say, when time is short but you feel the need to do something crafty it fits the bill perfectly! I love watching Kristinas card videos!  Would love to see your cards too! Thanks for another awesome podcast! Gail E.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Gail! Working on a blog entry for fast and fabulous cards right now. :)

  • http://twitter.com/daniellevekris danielle van ekris

    Hi Lain,
    Wow! You really have a lot going on! I’m thinking about joining Scraphappy after Motherload. (thats possible, right?)
    I love cardmaking. Most cards I make for someone specific so when they are finished I send them. What I love about cardmaking, is that a card is a small project that i can finish easily (my layouts take much more time). For cardmaking I use different techniques like paperpiecing and stamping.
    Kristina’s cards are awesome! I hope that Kristina en Jennifer will do the summer card class again next year.
    Now back to my layout assignments for Motherload :)

  • Joanie

    I started making cards when I lived in Germany.  It was such a pain to drive all the way to the Base Exchange to get an English card.  I had all this cardstock and pretty paper on hand anyway, so it was so much easier to sit down and make one myself.  Now even back in the USA, I still make cards to send out to family members.

  • Anonymous

    That is so fun! I hardly ever buy a card these days, either.

  • Anonymous

    You can definitely join after MotherLOAD – won’t close it until after that. I love my BPC gals! :) Kristina is amazing, isn’t she??? ;)

  • Anne

    Hi Lain:

    I was sorry to hear about your mom, and send thoughts and hugs down ‘the hill’ to you!!

    I’ve never made cards from scratch, but often modify store-bought ones to make them even goofier (I add speech bubbles, put friends’ photos in compromising places – you get the idea). Since I’m half-way there, I may as well make the whole card, right? I do think it’s a special way to connect with someone, though agree with AnnieB that it’s hard to let those cards go. Perhaps taking a photo of the cards and incorporating them into a layout would be a fun way to ‘keep’ them!

  • Sas_bailey

    I don’t particularly like making cards. I have way too much scrapping to do to stop and make cards. I do however love giving and receiving hand made cards. So I have completed a bunch from a kit I got at Costco and they are in a card organizer album by Hallmark. It has pockets for each month and then for categories like birthday, thank-you,special occasion. I also put in vintage cards I find at charity shops.

    When a card is required I just shop from my now bulging little album.  What is interesting is how I end up rating the recipient.  Are they worthy of a hand crafted card, or do they get the mass market one? Would they appreciate the effort put into the hand crafted card?  Would they value the rarity of a vintage card? Or do they get a bulk, blank note card (read cheep), with handwritten sentiment?   It would be great  to add your handmade beauties to my collection.  They may live in my album for a long time before someone rates high enough to receive one. (oh so special card, made by famous scrap book guru)

  • Iceteeeeee

    I was a stamper way before becoming a scrapper and though I make all the cards I give out, I don’t do it nearly as much as I used to. I still like it, though, and will often ‘batch stamp’ birthday and anniversary cards to give to family and friends during the year. Thanks for a great podcast.

  • Amy P.

    I don’t make cards often as i am mostly a scrapbooker, but I love handmade cards. When I do make them they are usually for my closest friends or family on special occasions and I usually mail them out. I also like to use card kits when I want to make a card for someone and am at a lack of creative ideas.

  • Sweetpeamd

    I just found your podcast and I love it!  Thanks so much for taking the time to do it.  I have been making lots of cards lately, and I think that you explained why perfectly on the podcast.  With the kids home from school this summer, it’s often hard to find the time to make a whole scrap layout.  Making a card is (usually) a quick project and fills the same creative need for me. 
    I’m looking forward to more podcasts.  Yours is very well organized and well produced.  Thank you so much!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve heard of some people making two cards, one to keep and one to give. ACK! ;)

  • Norma

    Sadly, I’m much more than a day late (and we don’t even want to go there with how many dollars short!!!) and too late to get a chance at your card giveaway ;( but I’ll put my 2 cents in anyway!  I have made a few cards, and am very interested in making more cards, but never seem to get organized enough or have enough time to think ahead and wind up needing a card like NOW and my creativity flies out the window and I absolutely cannot come up with any ideas and I head to the store (again).

  • Anonymous

    I know what you mean – I have some ideas for combatting that! ;)

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