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As it Happens :: An Autumn Scrapbook Page

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I know it’s early days, but so far I’m making good on my quest to get using those supplies I ordered when I wasn’t really stepping anywhere near my scissors and glue. It means I have a page that is out of season for this hemisphere, but I’ve never really been one for having to scrap in line with the calendar anyway, so why not a bit of crunchy leaves and knitted hoodies?

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @
In pretty much every video I’ve ever shared, I’ve had a specific goal from the beginning, like a technique, design concept, or some sort of problem and solution that guided the process. I decided to throw all that out the window and see what would happen if I just made the page and narrated it as I went, and kept the editing pretty minimal. The answer is about thirty-two minutes long. Sigh. That will not be everyone’s cup of tea. I’m warning you now, so if half hour videos of a single scrapbook page are just not your style, please don’t watch and then invoice me for those thirty-two minutes of your life. I can’t give them back, I can only warn you in advance.

On the other hand, if you want to see what random thoughts come to mind as I scrapbook in pretty much real time, then the ‘As it Happens’ concept is for you. You just may want several cups of tea ready to go before you press play.

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @
The supplies for this page came from two Studio Calico kits I purchased a few months back: the Walden scrapbook kit and the Underground Project Life kit.

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @
May your autumn bring you plenty of pretty, crunchy leaves… whether that is now or in six months!

12 March 2015

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39 Comments for As it Happens :: An Autumn Scrapbook Page

  1. Dawn Cheshire Says:

    Really looking forward to getting back to watching your videos. Hoping they might inspire me to get scrapping especially if you can do a page in 30 minutes.

  2. Crystal Says:

    I’m always happy to spend 30 minutes watching you scrapbook and listening to your process. Besides, I can always pause the video if I need another cup of coffee :)
    I love that washi tape, thoses wood veneer and those big blue eyes!

  3. Jennifer Grace Says:

    Ooh, gorgeous colour scheme! I don’t watch long videos sitting on my computer, but I prop them up on my tablet (a Hudl2) while I’m crafting, so I shall check this out later! x

  4. Nancy Jo Says:

    Very fun video. Beautiful colors. I always love listening to you talk through your thought process. It’s a very fast 30 minutes. Love it!

  5. Martha Says:

    Shimelle, this layout is beautiful! And regarding the time…for Me it is time well spent! Thank you!

  6. Kelly Block Says:

    Soooo happy to be able to watch your videos again! It started my day off on a wonderful note. Have really missed your inspiration and fun commentary. Can’t wait to take another class!

  7. Dorothy Flora Says:

    Thank you. This is my kind of scrapbook. 30 minutes is NEVER too long with Shimelle.

  8. Crystal B. Says:

    What a gorgeous layout! Wonder Boy is quite a handsome baby, too! :) No worries about the video time and never a need to apologize-you are more appreciated than any of us could ever say, even all together! I am so glad you are back! Have a beautiful day!! :)

  9. Catherine A Says:

    Welcome back! So enjoyed the video, great way to start my day. I have missed you but am delighted you had a good maternity leave. Thanks

  10. Melinda Sweetman Says:

    Gorgeous page! Love seeing your videos again and yay for a fellow “not a fan of rounded corners” because I like the white border on 6×4’s too! But I don’t mind mixing ;)

  11. Pam Says:

    You have the most wonderful way of teaching. Thanks for this video. The layout is stunning.

  12. Jennifer Says:

    I think 30-40 minutes is perfect for a process video. I personally like when you talk it through as you do it. More real. Love your videos. Thank you for taking the time to do them.

  13. Loydene Says:

    Great picture of your boy!

  14. Erica Hettwer Says:

    Yay! A 30 minute scrap date with Shimelle! I’ll be scrapping right along with you. :)

  15. BunnyD Says:

    it’s so great to see you back! Missed your weekly scrappy videos.

  16. Sandy Lewis Says:

    Oh – precious photo! I don’t scrap by the calendar either. When a photo strikes me, I scrap it. This photo would have begged me to scrap, too! I’ll watch any video you make, no matter how long. You ROCK!

  17. Sarah Says:

    A whole half hour for ME!! Thank you and keep these longer ones coming, they are so inspiring, and just one (very large) cuppa needed!! Bliss

  18. lee s Says:

    was just thinking yesterday when I checked out your posts that it would be nice to see a video too and voila!! :)

  19. Elaine Says:

    I am absolutely thrilled that you are back to scrapbooking and making videos. More than anything else your vides give me such inspiration and motivation! Thank you! I just love this layout!

  20. Vonda Says:

    Adorable layout! And 32 minutes to make a layout is lightening speed to me

  21. val Says:

    I really loved this layout! and the video was awesome! I didnt mind the length at all and I liked to just see the layout and talking as it was happening! i hope this becomes a regular feature! p.s. i love that your back, I’m still experiencing Glitter Girl with drawals.

  22. Lisa Says:

    I just want to say thank you for remembering southern hemisphere. In scrapbooking world we always feel like we are behind. Thanks for making us feel like we are for once in the right season.
    And your videos can’t be too long as they are always full of little insights that wouldn’t be possible in shorter videos. Make your videos as long as needed they are never boring to watch :). Thank you!

  23. Kathy W Says:

    It’s great to see/hear how somebody else’s mind works in real time. Your videos can never be too long. Welcome back!

  24. PeiFang Says:

    Love the video AND the layout. I’m really happy seeing you back into scrapbooking, can’t wait for more scrapbooking videos :)

  25. Beth Says:

    Thanks for the video! I always watch videos through your website, not via YouTube subscription. Is there an advantage/benefit for you if I become a subscriber and watch via YouTube? I don’t know how it works, but just wondering if there’s a way to help support your business.

  26. Robin Mowat Says:

    Ohh, all is perfect, thank you.

  27. Carol West Says:

    What a beautiful photo of that adorable little guy! And, I Love the layout you did on video for us. Thanks.
    Wishing you a Happy Pi Day!

  28. Kimberly Kett Says:

    Just GORGEOUS!!

  29. maria s Says:

    Your l/o is beautiful with the background and the gold accents. And those beautiful blue eyes contrasting the autumn leaves is genius. 30 mins. spent with you is always fun. Maria

  30. Jessica N Says:

    Beautiful layout! I haven’t gotten to watch the video yet as I am at a crop and just taking a break for a few minutes but I wanted to tell you that I enjoy long videos that are talked through as you go…keeps it real!

  31. Jenny Says:

    I love your unplanned narrative, it makes it a bit more real. Also, I love that label punch, what brand is it? I’m always wondering what brand ink pad or tools you’re using, do you think you could do a post on your crafting staples?

  32. Janice Says:

    Welcome back! We have missed you! Lovely video, and beautiful son.

  33. Jodi Says:

    Love seeing your work, especially in action. It’s great to see alternatives to using PL cards rather than how they are intended. Thank you!

  34. Becky Says:

    So good to be able to watch your videos again! YOur were really missed!!!

  35. Gab Says:

    Beautiful page. And I loved hearing your thoughts as you completed the LO. It’s so good to hear why you are placing things in certain areas of the LO. Wonder Boy is just adorable!

  36. Ragnhild Strøm Says:

    I loved seeing you make a page without a plan :)

  37. Susanne Says:

    Stunning snapshot and lovely page. You’re back!!

  38. industrialmatsuk Says:

    Autumn is coming and you create a scrap book looks amazing and i am very impressed about all the post you mention here.

  39. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Your videos are always so natural but these recent ones are really like we are right there with you just friends, scrapping along – I love it! I like the rounded corners sometimes and other times not so it would be nice to have the option to do it ourselves! I end up matting my photos on white sometimes so I can keep the full white rounded corners.

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