Simple Scrapbooking Process Video: Water Fight

by Lain Ehmann on May 14, 2013

Have you noticed the trend of “process videos” out there in scrappy-land? Today I jump in with both feet with my first one! It’s a 12×12 scrapbook layout with three photos and lots of color. The actual layout took me about 30 minutes to complete but you can watch me get it done in five!


P.S. Please let me know what you think of this. If you like it, I’ll do more!

  • Cathy R aka MCF’s Mimi

    I always enjoy “process” videos. I find it’s helpful because I can always pause it to look more closely whenever there is a step I didn’t get the first time. I am a visual person and loved learning about your process.
    I especially liked seeing how you went with your orange color choice. Cool layout, too.

  • Sheri Elmont

    Very cute! Always fun to watch these. Love the new logo on your website.

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thanks, Shari! The new logo was designed by Traci Reed of

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thank you Cathy! I’m glad you enjoyed it. :)

  • Jean A. Gresick-Schugsta

    That was really fun to watch, especially all speeded up. We don’t usually get to watch you work.

  • Sandyfromukiah

    I love it

  • Janet K

    Yeah…..process video by Miss Lain herself. See, you really are SuperWoman. Great layout and great video. Hope LOAD 513 is going great. Had a BLAST in LOAD 213. Warm smiles

  • nassnathy

    Hi Lain!
    I really enjoyed this video. Like Janet K, I had a blast with LOAD213 and it is even more fun this time around with LOAD513. Thinking about LOAD513, I gotta go create my page for the day as it is 10:30 pm here in France…
    Have a nice day!

  • Margaret

    I LOVE process videos! I LOVE to see you do more!!!!

  • Susan Kopp

    Love the video and love watching how you pull a layout together!

  • Sandy H

    I loved the process video. However, I would get more out of it if you narrated it talking about your choices and why you made them. Loved your final project but really have no idea of what took you there.

    Sandy H.

  • Keely

    I loved the video and your choice of music!!

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thank you! One of my favorite songs. :)

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Hi Sandy – it would last much longer than 5 minutes if I narrated it. :) If you would like some blow-by-blow process videos, please check out Scrapbook Improv!

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thank you Susan!

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thanks, Margaret! Looks like I’ll be doing more!

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Can’t wait to see what you do! Merci!

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thank you, Janet! LOAD513 has been very fun so far! :)

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thank you, Sandy!

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Hey Jean – thanks! Please come to Scrapbook Improv. You can hear more about the choices I make step-by-step. :)

  • Pat

    Loved the video…can’t wait to see more.

  • nofrills57

    Keep up the great work, loved this!

  • Scrappybarb

    First, love that song! It was ‘our’ song that we danced to at our wedding. I am a fan of process videos, especially when they are fast forward. I can get the process without seeing every second on it. I would enjoy seeing more vids if you wish to create them.

    Totally none of my business, but why wear your watch on your right when you write with your right? Just curious.

  • Jeanette

    Love the way your layout turned out! Your style is so my style. I would prefer real-time videos with narration, however. I like hearing the thought process as well as watching it. I’m not a fan of the fast-forwarded videos with voice-overs/music.

    I’d really like to see more videos!

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Hi Jeanette! Definitely check out Scrapbook Improv. I create three layouts in real time every month. The next episode is 5/22 at 8 PM eastern. All the past Scrapbook Improvs are also archived. (Check the “archive” button at the top of this page.)

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Scrappybarb – great question! Two reasons: My dad is left-handed and wears his watch on his right wrist. So when I got my first watch I thought you wore it on your right wrist. The habit stuck! :) The second reason – I don’t like having rings on the same hand I have watches/bracelets on. Since I wear my wedding ring on my left, the watch and bracelet go on the right!

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thank yoU!

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thanks, Darlin’!

  • Marilyn Sibblies

    Super duper love the musica! ♥

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Glad you like it! thank you, Marilyn. :)

  • Summer Aiello

    You are totes presh Lain! Love it!

  • Ben Ehmann

    Why thank you. :)

  • Ben Ehmann

    This is really Lain commenting. My son has been
    Using my phone and didn’t log out! Ha!

  • Cathy Peper

    I love all the bright colors in the layout. It’s a fun topic as well.

  • Lain Chroust Ehmann

    Thanks, Cathy!

  • Scrappybarb

    Good reasons! Thanks.

  • Julie

    Loved watching your process! I also prefer the narrated process videos but I did like watching this and your choice of song was great!

  • Jean A. Gresick-Schugsta

    Oh I will definitely be there tonight. I love Improv. It’s on my calendar and I try not to schedule ANYTHING else.

  • Sharon Steinhoff

    I like that the papers you chose are from colors in the photos. It really pulls the whole page together.

  • shannon.hentschell

    OMG – I loved that video! I would watch 100 of these!!!!! :)

  • amyptucson

    Can’t believe I didn’t get to see an actual water fight on this video. False advertising!
    LOL I liked this vid. Man, you journal fast — no messing around! I most especially liked your choice of a journaling block!

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