Sunday, May 16, 2010

Putting Myself out There...

A month or so ago, Jeni Boisvert asked me to try out some Shimmerz products and make a little video. Trying out the products went quickly and easily, but making a video took me a while. Ask my BFF Jessy and she will tell you truthfully that what held me back was my hair. What can I say, we all have our own ridiculous hang-ups and I just haven't had the time for a haircut recently and it bothers me...

Thankfully, Jeni sent me a reminder email which meant I gave myself a deadline. A deadline is a very good thing for a results-driven person like me. So I did it, I am now a YouTube star, ugly hair and all. This is the final project I showed in my video, made with Mosh Posh's April kit.

Here are some close-ups with the spritzed background. I really love making my own background PP like this. I should do a Color Room layout like this soon...

I did this video in one take and I am pleased that I did not say "uh" or "mmm..." too many times... I also noticed that I roll my eyes entirely too often. And lastly, good gracious, talk about speaking whatever is on my mind! So here I go, don't laugh, particularly not at my hair please!

42 comments:

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh My!!! You are absolutely adorable! I've done a couple of videos too and think I look like a complete dork. People seem to like them though.. hehe..
LOVE this technique. Going to give it a try with paint I think... I see some future, unique journaling spots coming my way.

Lori Gentile said...

You are a ROCK STAR! First, I love your hair! Second, you did an awesome job on the video. And, that's a WOW technique. Excellent for frugal scrapbooking!

Amy Heller said...

Oh my goodness! Jing-Jing you are TOOO ADORABLE!!!! I love this technique especially the $#@& on the carpet to get the stickiness of the stickers!! LOL! Love that! Thanks for sharing!

Fryne said...

you are so creative!!! wonderful LO

Kathy Martin said...

Great video! Love hearing your voice and seeing you....instead of our little avatars! You are soooooo creative! LOVE your use of the sticker negative! And your page is DARLING! :) Oh, I'm awaiting your membership into the Digital Doodles Club Missy! ;)

deana said...

1. Your hair looks great & so do you!
2. I am seriously NOT going to be motivated to vacuum after trying this out.
3. Thank you for a tutorial on something other than rosettes. ;-)
4. This page ROCKS SO MUCH... and I'm loving the colorful spray of buttons along the side.
5. I guess this means you bought a video recorder?


YAY! Loved this! Made my day! Will be trying it out. Just what I need... more stash to hoard. Now I'm going to be hoarding the trash too! :-)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow, this looks like so much fun and sooooo summmery... I LOVE IT! stop by and enter this and maybe you could win a cart at http://shesasassylady.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-love-love-love-summer-challenge-enter.html

Jocelyn said...

Oh sweet friend...I adore your hair and you are sooooooo cute!!! You did a fabulous job on the video...and now I am off to find my stickers and do double duty....clean the carpet and make ART!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this with us!!!

lisaplus5 said...

love this!!! nothing to laugh at here~ just beautiful work and a great video!!! thank you jing-jing for sharing!!!

Pearl said...

fun fun tips ! & that's mighty cute of you to try this vide in ONE take ! wow !!! so does that mean you've got the gig , grrl ?! ;)

teacher jessy said...

Oh wow!! Your video is !! You look awesome. TFS the carpet tips. !! Can't wait for the next video :)

Mandie said...

awe. JJ, you are sSOOOOOOO darn CU-UTE! love your video! love it! and love that layout! what a clever way to use that sticker packaging.

Virginia L. said...

I'm SOOOOLD for the amazing spritz, the awesome technique, the GORGEOUS LO and yes, the BEAU-ti-ful hair! Where can I get a style like that!!? Seriously, your video rocks! I love the fact that I can see you in action!! Keep the camera rolling :) now you are a rock star scrapbooker!

Nathalie said...

Jing-Jing, you are ADORABLE!!!!!! I loved seeing and hearing you IRL (well not exactly IRL but close enough! :) Your technique is so so clever too!!! Bravo!

Nathalie said...

I am coming back to answer your question on my blog: the paper line is actually the Dude collection from The Paper Loft ;) A bientot!

Sue said...

Jing-Jing, I love your layout and your video. It was so great to hear you. :) I liked the bit about rubbing your stickers on your carpet. Great tip!

LoganO_Kellam1 said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!!

Tracy said...

Loved your video.
I edit my video's heavily, well since I finally know how to LOL.
Good idea on how to make your background paper.

Alice Wertz said...

really fun technique! love that you used the leftover sticker sheet as the mask. really cool result! very cute video, too! love it!! you should have Faye's music as the background music!! =)

Larajc said...

you look so sweet! And your hair looks fine!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your personality! What a great informative and cool video!! Thank You Jing Jing!! Biensur ta page ets également superbe! ;-0

LollyChops said...

If I were to put that sticker thing on my carpet I would actually pull up an entire dog. Which might not be a bad thing. I do love dogs. hahaha

I think your hair is cute and I LOVED seeing you in action! Finally I get to put a real voice to the voice I had for you in my head!

HUGS JJ and thanks for the awesome idea! I'll never throw away one of those sticker things again!

sarah said...

jj, you are too cute! I LOVE THIS VIDEO! i think you should do more videos with your inspiring techniques!

i LOVE the buttons on the side of this one! :)

oh, and your hair looked great. you should see my hair! bwech! haha

hugs,
sarah.

Barb P said...

That's a GREAT video, Jing-Jing! and what a cool technique. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

OMG you are too hard on yourself. I enjoyed the video and if I can find some stickers in my old stash I will give this technique a try! Love the buttons running down the side.

em said...

You are too cute!!!! :)

liana suwandi said...

You're so natural girl! Thanks for the video, LOVE LOVE LOVE it so much! Keep in coming

Wendy Kwok said...

this LO is really cute!

piradee talvanna said...

i just love the video, you're just too tooo funny and yes a ROCK STAR!!! and i think your hair is perfect, not sure why you were to so worried :)

thanks for sharing the tips, I was wondering where you got the template, now going to dig mine out from the trash. :)

Christie Bryant said...

Holy cow! You are so adorable!

I loved your video!

xoxo

helen miles said...

you are so totally natural at doing the vids girly! it's great to 'see' you at last, fabulous technique aswell, awesomeness! xx

vtpuggirl said...

Really love how you misted that, so cool!

Julie said...

girlfriend you are the cutest thing evah!!! love the vid!!!

i so wanna do you background too! great technique!

NinaB said...

You are hilarious and really can't wait to meet you in Chicago. I love your video! And your projects are beautiful.

Tanya Tahir said...

Jing-Jing you are so cute! You seriously have nothing to worry about. The video was fabulous, I really enjoyed it :)

carole~ish said...

oh my GAWD, are you ever cute!!
and this page is delightful. love, love, love the shimmerspritziness of course, but that long right-hand edge filled with pretty, pretty buttons?? oh, my. brilliant!! delicious!!

eMeLiNe Seet said...

this is SO COol !! Who dare laugh at your hair ; it looks fine ! This is so fun to watch :)

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kathie said...

I finally got to watch your video the other day (when I first saw your post I was at work and thought it advisable to not watch it in an open space OHS office!). You are so darn cute. Loved it! And it reminds me that I should do something similar - then you can hear my Aussie accent, hey!

Jennifer Y said...

You are sooo cute Jing Jing! I love your video and that is such an awesome design!

taniawillis said...

jing-jing....you ROCK. this idea is FABULOUS! and so is your video. :)

Stac said...

You + Shimmerz = Amazing creativity. So glad you have joined the Shimmerz family!!!