EcoScrapbook: As Seen On TV

Big news today! I was on the news! Yep, me...talking about scrapbooking...on live tv. What a rush!

Here's a photo I took and shared on Instagram as I watched myself after the show:

EcoScrapbook.com on TV!

I received a phone call last week as I was up on a ladder painting the trim in my kitchen. A representative from WTOL was on the other end asking me to be on their morning show, Your Day, and talk about scrapbooking for Mother's Day.

In my mind I said "No! That's crazy-talk. I don't go on the news." Then I was like "Well, maybe. This is such a great opportunity." I ended up telling the representative, Nicole, that I would think about it and call back. Basically, I needed to talk myself into this...and finish painting the trim.

The next day, I called Nicole and told her I'd love to do it. We figured out a day that would work best and my heart fluttered on and off for an entire week.

You can watch the video here. There were a few interesting moments, but I'm happy with the end result and glad I snatched up this opportunity to talk about something I'm passionate about. (And thanks to Shimelle, I even matched my outfit to the supplies in the project.)

Below is the Mother's Day scrapbook layout I started on the show, along with the supply list and tutorial.

"Timeless" 12x12 Mother's Day Scrapbook Layout

Supplies: 12x12 frame ($9.99 at Michaels), plain cardstock (DCWV), decorative cardstock (October Afternoon),  flash card (October Afternoon), journaling diecut (Jillibean Soup), canvas flower (Jillibean Soup), teal chipboard title sticker (Studio G), black ribbon, teal ribbon (October Afternoon), gold staples, stapler, Glue Dots (Glue Lines, Craft), permanent adhesive squares (Recollections). Optional: edge distresser (Basic Grey file), black ink (Craft Smart).

1. Start off with a plain sheet of 12x12 cardstock.

2. Trim two different sheets of decorative cardstock. Distress and ink the edges to add a little pop to the layout (optional). Attach both sheets to the plain cardstock using adhesive squares.

3. Adhere a glue line to the layout where the two pieces of decorative cardstock meet and attach the black ribbon. Tuck the edges behind the layout.

4. Add two photos (black & white on left, color on right) to the layout.

5. Start adding embellishments around the photos: flash card above the color photo, journaling diecut behind the b&w photo.

6. Create a visual triangle on the layout by placing a canvas flower with a teal button at the top of the b&w photo, a teal chipboard title at the bottom left-hand side of the b&w photo and a teal sticker on the right of the color photo.

7. Cut two pieces of teal ribbon and staple one to the top right corner of the layout and the other to the bottom left corner.

8. Frame the layout.

Framed Mother's Day Scrapbook Layout

This is the finished scrapbook page, similar to the one above, that was shown on the show:

"My Family" 12x12 Scrapbook Layout

And these are the scrapbooks I shared today:

Scrapbooks Shown: 6x6 mini book made with chipboard & binding machine, 8 ½ x 11 Pioneer album, 5x5 accordion book (from Oriental Trading), 8 ½ x 8 ½ photo book (most pages used with MixBook online software, other pages with My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software), 6x6 American Crafts album.

Now, I can get back to working in the kitchen, knowing I had an exciting and wonderful learning experience today. ~Danielle


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