Scrapbook Page Share: Hello Eighteen (process video)

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking14 Comments

Last month, my youngest child turned 18. I only have two, as you may or may not know, so this is my baby and he is now a legal adult. I snapped a shot of him on his 18th birthday and knew I wanted to use it for a page from mama to son.

I decided to film a process video, showing you how I start with a blank page using Adobe InDesign, and move toward a finished hybrid layout. This has been my process pretty much since day one back in the early 2000s when I discovered the fun of hybrid scrapbooking. Even though I sell digital templates for use in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, I do most of my brainstorming in InDesign.

The thing I love about hybrid scrapbooking is that is gives me control over the elements, but also lets me play with physical products. Here’s my process video, showing you how it goes from the screen to the page. I love that I was able to use one of my new metal Hello dies combines with the other elements to create this minimal and somewhat masculine design.

And yes, all good wishes for a smooth college application time frame are welcome.

Here comes the senior year!



Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Page Share: Hello Eighteen (process video)

14 Comments on “Scrapbook Page Share: Hello Eighteen (process video)”

    1. #3.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Oh man, I wish I could! But if I do the math, there just isn’t an audience for it, beyond a handful of people. 🙁

      1. #3.1.1

        I know this is probably true. But I’d totally be in that handful. Especially for an album project, like December Daily or Scrapbook Your Year. Even a video walkthrough of a few pages would be really cool. I often struggle with wrapping my head around where to start on an album project and a YouTube video (or series–a girl can dream, right?) would be awesome.

      2. #3.1.2

        I also would love just the simple basics of InDesign. Even in a weekly tutorial? I would be willing to pay for that! I really want to use InDesign, but I need some good basic tutorials, based on memory keeping. Not on making a flyer, like the most seem to be.

  1. #5

    Beautiful layout and journaling! And I so appreciate the Wee heading; you should claim it was intentional and take credit for the great belly laugh it gave me and my daughter when I shared it w/her! 🙂

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