Let’s hear it for lo-fi!

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking57 Comments

Now that my CKC 08 teaching season is over, I thought I’d share with you a very short little video that I shared with my students after yakking at them for an hour about how I recharge and reconnect with what it is that I love about scrapbooking: good stories and photos that make me happy.

Because stories happen every day. And if you’re a scrapbooker, it seems that photos happen every day. Stories and photos. Photos and stories. Sometimes, you just need one. Or the other. Or both. Either way, when you mix it all up and shake it all out, scrapbooking is essentially about storytelling. With pictures and words. That’s the part that keeps me inspired and coming back for more.

And a little bit of Neil Finn singing "Last to Know" doesn’t hurt. My most favorite line in that song is, "Magnets and words, upon the fridge, speak to the poet in all of us," and it just reminds me that you could say a similar thing to scrapbooking: pictures and words speak to the reporter in all of us.

You know, you could say that.

Enjoy my lo-fi video, and thanks to everyone who came out to CKC.

For those who were wondering, I made this slide show using iMovie on my Mac.

Cathy ZielskeLet’s hear it for lo-fi!

57 Comments on “Let’s hear it for lo-fi!”

  1. #1
    HeatherC

    Ok, this is totally cool. Just LOVE IT. Question — what program to you use to make your photo videos?

    Anyway, amazing how looking at photos and listening to music can move you — even when you do not even know the people in the photos!! Yes, you have stories, and I guess I do to — easy to forget the incredible stories of our everyday lives.

    Thank you so much for sharing as I have never been to CKC, and will probably not fit into my life for awhile. Any chance you might ever make it to Ohio?? Not so far from MN????

  2. #3
    Sandi

    I loved the video. As I watched the video I kept thinking about the importance of family. You and your family are blessed to have each other. I can’t imagine my life without my boys and husband. I love how scrapbooking captures the stories of your life that otherwise may be forgotten. The other day my husband picked up a notebook of mine where I record funny things my boys say. After he laughed at a number of stories he looked at me and said “we are so lucky to have these boys”.
    Take care

  3. #6
    Karla in So Cal

    Love it, love it, love it! Especially love the toilet seat humor and wall quote. What a nice way to start the day…TFS!

  4. #10
    Denise Hubbard

    You TOTALLY ROCK! And you are just too awesome as well! Can I come live with you guys since you look like you have so much fun??????? Pretty pleeeeeeeezzzz!!!!!! Thanks for sharing- made my day!

  5. #11
    Jamie Morphew

    I went to your class at CKC – Kansas City, and it was BY FAR my favorite part of the entire trip. You rock! Thanks for the laughs, and thanks for teaching me that how and why I scrapbook is perfect for me.

  6. #12
    Deanna Snader

    Thank you so much for sharing the video on your blog. It helped to remind me what this journey and hobby is all about. Capture the memory and stop worrying about the right paper and embellishment.

  7. #15
    melissa cavanaugh

    This video rocks! Thanks for sharing, I didn’t get the chance to go to a ckc either, so I loved being able to watch this!! Seriously, you rock!
    Melissa

  8. #16
    Lana

    OH that was awesome. It doesn’t matter whose family it is, I always get a big weepy at those types of videos. My son actually has a business making them!!

  9. #18
    kathryn

    Beautiful!
    Wow I am so moved… a wonderful reminder of why we all do what we do. You captured your family so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

  10. #23
    Lauren

    Very cool, Cathy. I, too, would like to know what program you use. I make a lot of these ‘lo-fi’ slideshows for my extended family get-togethers and church, but my program is sorely limited. Also, there is a huge group of us in the Boise area who would love to have a CKC/CKU of our own….any chance of that someday?

  11. #24
    Susan

    I don’t know what it is about watching a photo slideshow to music, it always makes me teary eyed. I love watching your kids growing up through the years. Somehow it helps me reflect on my own family and how quickly my girls are growing. Thanks for sharing that today Cathy!

  12. #27
    Sarah

    job very well done.
    my kids love iMovie to customize their videos of their soccer games. add some very hip 80s techno-rock and show them at their end-of-season banquets. big hits all around. now I can show them that there are other options besides soccer.”see kiddos, look what Cathy did!” new homeschool project, thank you kindly.
    you are amazing, thanks for the share.
    Sarah G.
    Olympia, WA

  13. #30
    o

    aaawwwwooooohhhh! That made my heart warm. Gosh…if I could only have even a pinky’s worth of your creativity my world would be a better place. Thanks for sharing. Your family=love. πŸ™‚

  14. #32
    Barb

    Cathy, you have such lovely photos… fun, vibrant… and omg, I almost choked from laughing at the last couple of shots.

  15. #35
    Donna

    Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us. The song was amazing….love love loved it !!! The photo of your son pulling the back of your husbands shirt is priceless. Also loved the one of your daughter jumping into the water & the one of Cole with the frog. Thanks again.

  16. #40
    Kitsa

    My husband and I loved watching your video (he says he’s going to make one of our own now). Thanks for sharing your family with us. And a big thanks for your amazing class at CKC Buffalo. It was worth the trip from Toronto.

  17. #41
    Amberjane

    I adored this – it actually made me cry ( I think I might be going slightly nutty but that is another story !!) I have been struggling with scrapbooking recently in a huge way – I lost my way a bit and this just makes me want to tell stories all over again – thanks Cathy πŸ™‚

  18. #42
    Amberjane

    I adored this – it actually made me cry ( I think I might be going slightly nutty but that is another story !!) I have been struggling with scrapbooking recently in a huge way – I lost my way a bit and this just makes me want to tell stories all over again – thanks Cathy πŸ™‚

  19. #43
    Amberjane

    I adored this – it actually made me cry ( I think I might be going slightly nutty but that is another story !!) I have been struggling with scrapbooking recently in a huge way – I lost my way a bit and this just makes me want to tell stories all over again – thanks Cathy πŸ™‚

  20. #45
    kathy

    what a cool video love it, wish I could learn to do something like this. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

  21. #46
    Melissa LaFavers

    Wow. Made me want to make a slide show of my own. What awesome pictures, and I love the way you put them together. You and your family just seem like you’re cultivating bliss. That makes me smile.

    Melissa, one of your faithful DYL students. : )

  22. #47
    Kathryn Booth

    you know, i’m going to join the bunch of people who got slightly weepy at it too! It helps that i’m a huge Neil fan too, but that was seriously good:)

    is it weird that even though i’ve never met you, spoken to you, etc etc, i feel i know so much about you and your family? do i sound like a crazy stalker LOL?

    guess what i’m trying to say is thanks for sharing, your honesty and humour are an inspiration:)

  23. #48
    kreativekate

    So totally love the look on Cole’s face when Aidan is kissing him! Just like my house…

  24. #51
    Kristen Zuro

    Hi Cathy, one of your DYL students here, just crying over your video. *sigh* That was so beautiful.

  25. #55
    jennifer

    you’re too much. i love this video. i think you’ve inspired me to make a little video of my own……….. πŸ™‚

  26. #56
    faith

    you have such a beautiful family. The kids have such expression on their faces…and love the picture of them with Dan’s grandmother. Such wonderful memories! Especially the toilet shot!!!

  27. #57
    Susan M.

    That is really cool, and quite touching. I am so glad you shared the video w/ your blog friends too. You whole family is adorable – and your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! I think I am going to make a similar video for my hubby’s upcoming (surprise) birthday party. He’ll probably cry. Thanks for the inspiration.

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