Friday, September 20, 2013

The Weekend Update:Social Media and Scrapbooking

It's Friday, which means the weekend is here! This means family time and creative time for many of us. During the busy week, many of us use social media such as twitter, google plus and instagram to interact with friends and family. Have you ever stopped to document this part of your life right now?

Communication certainly has changed since I was a kid. Who knows what communication will be like a decade from now. It's certainly worth taking pause to tell this everyday story.  I documented my son's use of the telephone, on-line chat boards, and skype earlier this year. Since then, the way he communicates has continued to change. Our telephone barely rings anymore. It has been abandoned for on-line methods of communication.

Multimedia Kid by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper, Ephemera, Badge: Jenni Bowlin; Letters,Stamp: American Crafts; Flowers: Webster’s Pages; Buttons, Stickers: Basic Grey; Jewel: Prima; Punch: Fiskars;  Other: twine, digital stamp

You might recognize this layout. It appeared in a recent article I posted on my website. The article focuses on how I used color to create this layout. What I didn't mention was my use of symbolism. The receipts and vintage telephone represent older forms of communication. I used a playing card and a bingo card to represent my son playing games while chatting with friends. The #12 card depicts his age at the time of this photo. 

Looking for more Scrapbooking Inspiration to document your social media?
Everyday Storytelling with Modern Media at Get It Scrapped
Free download: Social Media Journal Cards from Peppermint Creative

If you create a social media themed page, please share it over at the Get It Scrapped Gallery.

Just In case you missed it:

Two new articles were posted on the My Scrapbook Evolution Website. The Color Palette Process: Neon shares ideas for how to use the latest neon color craze. While I was at it, I shared a review of Hero Arts Neon Ink Daubers.

The latest Scrapbook Coach class is now available. It's on sale until September 23rd.

Now, I am off to create with my September JBS Mercantile kits. I have a lot of ideas but I am not sure if the weekend is long enough to accomplish them all. How about you? What will you be creating this weekend?

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  1. Awesome idea to document, Christy!! Love the great title and all of the JBS goodies!!

  2. So many deeper levels of meaning here. This page will definitely be a great one to look back on even years from now. TFS!