Monday, September 26, 2016

I'm Back (With Some Fun News)!

Ya'll probably thought I'd dropped off the face of the earth, right?

The only thing I can really say is that life got in the way for a couple of years, my family had some needs, and my attention had to be somewhere else for awhile.  I also chose to resign from my creative teams, and while I was sad to lose the privilege of working with awesome digital designers, I needed a break.  I had to take some time to recharge my batteries after feeling pretty exhausted and burnt out. 

I hope you guys are ready to hear from me again, as I plan to be back and posting more.  I'm excited to be back, and have something I'm so thrilled to tell you!

I've been doing some digging and researching online, and I've discovered that there aren't many digital scrappers sharing projects much on YouTube.  There are quite a few videos that center around tutorials (which I will do some of the time), Photoshop courses, or digital designers highlighting their kits. However, there are not so many that show work on projects using products from a variety of designers, stores, etc.  I also noticed that while there are tons of traditional scrapbookers and card makers sharing their layouts and projects, there are not many digital and hybrid scrappers/paper crafters doing so on YouTube...or maybe not so many that I felt like I found interesting and wanted to watch. 

It's funny to me that I kept waiting and waiting for someone else to make that kind of content, and it didn't dawn on me to do it myself.  I confess I was super intimidated by the very idea of making videos, but I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go.

I've been watching YouTube videos on a few different topics for about 2.5 years now, and kept track of how the creators of those videos made good content, how they engaged their audiences, best practices they used, and even took some online lessons on video creation from YouTube itself.

And while I am still very much a beginner, and have much to learn, I've gone ahead and created my own channel.  I waffled for a few months, and felt scared, especially after reading all the mean comments that get left on some of the channels out there.  I also worried that my videos would suck!
But, in the end,  I feel like it's more important to put myself out there and share my channel even if it scares me.  That's how we grow, right?  We take risks and learn what they teach us.

With all of that said, though...I love connecting with other scrapbookers, and I hope my channel will provide another place for people who love this hobby as much as I do to connect, learn, and have discussions about it.

So, awesome followers and readers...if you feel so inclined, I'd be grateful if you'd watch my first video, leave me some constructive feedback, and subscribe so you can see more of my videos.   I'd love to have you come along as I embark on my journey into the YouTube Realm.  I included the video here below, and will have a YouTube widget up soon along with the rest of my social media widgets at the top of the page.




As always, I appreciate all of you stopping by and spending part of your day here.

Thanks and talk to you soon,



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