As we moved into planning for 2014 we thought a lot about why it is that we scrapbook. As mentioned before, in 2014 Two Peas celebrates its 15th birthday! With that milestone the thoughts about why we started this business surfaced, and the passion that we feel for this craft, for the art of telling our story. We started in 1999 with love in our hearts for scrapbooking, wanting to provide a place for people like ourselves to talk about scrapbooking. To share our stories, to share our successes and ideas.
The question asking Why? came up again and again as we planned for the new year. The 2013 videos were awesome. We loved doing them and providing all of that content in that new format. For this new year though, we want to make sure to connect the dots with the content that we create. Create connection back to the story, the passion, the reason that we are all doing this in the first place. Why are we scrapbooking? Why do you scrapbook?
We came up with 4 new video series ideas for this new year. Each of them is an answer to why we scrapbook, or a way in which we scrapbook. We wanted to explore each area in depth, and we will spend more time looking at each of these for a whole week in each month.
Each month we will have a theme. Each theme is a subject that we felt is most often chosen for scrapbooking. And then for each week, we will look at the theme through a different lens:
The first week of the month we will explore the theme via an Inspired theme. This is the week that we will show you layouts and projects that are more art inspired, painting, moodboards, new techniques and unique ideas. This is for those who love to tell their stories with art and design, for those who told us that they love to scrapbook because they just love to create.
The second week of the month, we will look at our theme through tools. Sometimes this will be layouts and projects where we focus on the voice or method that we use to tell the story. Sometimes this could be how we use Instagram or new technologies to tell our story. This is for those of you who love to explore new ways to tell your stories, who like to look at telling your story through a new perspective or voice.
During the third week of the month we will just scrapbook. This is the most traditional scrapbooking inspiration for you. Just scrapbooking in its purest form. We all tell pieces of stories with Moments. This is the first day of school, a special date, milestones and other big moments.
During the final week of the month, we will touch on our theme through Everyday scrapbooking. The daily stories. This is project life, and other methods that we use to tell our Daily and Everyday Stories. This isn't Moment scrapbooking, this is the chronological scrapbooking that we do.
Glitter Girl will continue her amazing Scrapbooking adventures in 2014, and will continue to be featured on Wednesday.
We've added a new weekly video series by Jennifer Gallacher. Make it Meaningful is a series that will be featured every Friday.
In some of the months we will have non-full weeks or extra days. In those weeks and days, we will be doing a little bit more. We are going to call this Fill in the Gap. This is where you will find the fun extras that we can bring you.
The schedule looks a little confusing at first. This is an entirely different way to look at things as we have done in the past year. You will always know when to expect videos, as they will always be on the same days of the week no matter what week we are in. Some quick sketched out schedules:
The most important thing though, is that we are going to include all of this content right here, on our blog. We think it is really important to provide a really easy place for you to find it everyday, where we can also make sure that we are conveying our stories to you.