Every other Friday I review a book or blog related to scrapbooking.
I signed up for a Paperclipping.com Membership in May. I don’t think I watched a single video until August. And then I only watched one or two videos.
My problem is that I think I need to watch every episode in order to get my money’s worth.
I decided to set-up iTunes so that only the last ten unwatched episodes will sync to my iPad. Now it is not so intimidating to start watching.
I decided to write a Books & Blogs review based on four episodes. I watched episodes dated October 27 and 14, 2011 and August 22 and 31, 2011. These episodes were selected because they were recent and I hadn’t watched them yet.
In episode 180, Noell showed viewers how to use Tim Holtz products. I don’t have many Tim Holtz products and am not a Tim Holtz fan-girl, but I finally understand the appeal of his distress inks. I own one distress ink, but rarely use it. Evidently it would be even more useful if I had a blending tool. I will go add that to my Christmas list. I will say this, at first I was not happy to be paying for what first appears to be just a commercial for Tim Holtz products, but the thing is, that some of the ideas could be used with other products.
In episode 179, Noell showed viewers how to balance journaling on a page. She provides several different tips. I think that is what is great about these videos. Noelle shows several tips or ideas about the given topic.
The episodes from August 22 and 31 went together. They were about transforming your albums into unified stories in your albums. Here, viewers learned what to do with odd-shaped layouts and see-through layouts. I don’t often use these types of layouts but am glad to have some new ideas to work with.
Overall, I am happy with my Paperclipping.com membership. I may never get all the videos watched, but that’s ok. I will most likely renew my membership even if I don’t ever watch another video because I love the Roundtable podcast and want to continue supporting the free podcast.
Overall, a Paperclipping.com membership is money well spent. The quality is fantastic. The videos are mostly 8-12 minutes long (perfect time when waiting somewhere with time to fill). Noell is flawless as well. There are no ums or likes or long awkward pauses (all of which would be present in a video tutorial by me). Oh, and I’m pretty sure I’ll eventually watch the rest of the episodes.