Scrapbook Soup

In Scrapbook Soup (formerly Scrapbook Memories), host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer offers inspiring scrapbooking and paper crafting projects for beginner and seasoned scrapbookers alike. Each episode features an exciting mix of ideas, supplies and designs — from mixed media to mini-books to three-dimensional projects. A team of scrapbook experts, including designers, authors and bloggers, share the latest tools and techniques with viewers.

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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Scrapbook Soup host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is a self-taught mixed-media artist and avid scrapbooker. She has appeared on the public television series Quilting Arts and Scrapbook Memories.

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Cards for Everyday Occasions

Episode #302H · Every occasion no matter how big or small deserves a card - and today we've got designs for everyday occasions. Today's soup includes lacy pop up cards with a graphic design, some tasty treat cards featuring a lemonade stand with Sara Naumann, and translating a layout into a card with Nancy Nally. Lots of cards and ingredients in one Scrapbook Soup.

Point of View

Episode #303H · Scrapbooking for your life means capturing events and moments that are all about you. It's creating projects with a very personal point of view. Our show includes: "Who I am becoming", a personal page reflecting today, a vintage collage layout using paints to add ephemera with Paula Nelson-Hart, and a tribute to "who you are" with Kim Hupke; projects about us all on today's Scrapbook Soup.

3d Projects

Episode #304H · Today's menu features useful 3D scrapbook projects. We make pencils with an artful touch, a scrapbook grid layout to celebrate daily life with Ali Edwards, and a scrapbook inspired tote using kaleidoscopes with Joe Rotella. Stir them all together for one fabulous Scrapbook Soup.

Add-Ons

Episode #305H · Soup would be pretty boring if it was just broth. Scrapbook pages might also suffer the same fate without some interesting add-ons to rev them up. Explore beyond the norm with media mixage with Stacey Caron, add bezels, ribbon and buttons to create texture and dimension. Make a die cut frame with Jenny Barnett Rohrs and use up scraps of patterned paper in a grid design with Ronda Palazzari. Today's Scrapbook Soup is stocked with new ingredients.

Meeting of Art and Craft

Episode #306H · Join us as we mix art, craft and scrapbook for a delicious result. Scrapbook meets art and craft as we write on gesso, learn a technique for making decorative tissue tape with Sara Naumann, and embellish our way to a great frame using a hoop with Vicki O'Dell.

It's All in the Details

Episode #307H · It's the little things that count - from the tiniest embellishment to the handwritten letter - it's all in the details today on Scrapbook Soup. Create simple cut out graphic cards, learn about packing tape photo transfer with Sara Naumann, and backgrounds almost as pretty as the picture in a prom layout with Stacey Caron- today on Scrapbook Soup.

Different Materials

Episode #308H · New materials are the spice to your scrapbook soup. Every dish needs a little dash of pepper to add some flavor. It's the same with scrapbooking - bland is not very interesting. Fill in the spaces of your letters with paper on the "attitudes in generosity" page, build on a core to add dimension with Stacey Caron for a cherished layout, and projects featuring paper, acetate and glass from Sara Naumann; a spicy mix today on Scrapbook Soup.

Keeping Up

Episode #309H · Make technology your friend. It's hard to keep up with each and every new trend but you can find your favorites and use them to your advantage. We begin with an awesome page, then it's a project life page with Nancy Nally using instagram photos, and finally a family heirloom with modern techniques but historic info from Paula Nelson-Hart. Great for young family members to get to know their heritage and for older family members to remember and reflect.

Paint Your Way

Episode #310H · Raid your art box for paint and gesso as we paint our way to fantastic layouts. Create Stencils with Jenny Barnett Rohrs, a layout from Ronda Palazzari with a technique for changing patterned paper into unique embellishments with gesso, and watercolors, and the fourth level (that's more than the third!) of dimension from Kim Hupke on a page entitled "my girl".

Casual

Episode #311H · Scrapbooking can get very regimented - with the right way to use a product or the correct way to lay out a page. Today we're encouraging a more casual approach - one that fits your life style and design aesthetics. Take a casual approach to your scrapbooking with two "hello" themed pages, scrapbook sketches from Kelly Purkey, and five ways to use lattice designs from Sara Naumann.

Mini Books

Episode #312H · Good things come in small packages. Create a mini book from a 3D kaleidoscope with Joe Rotella, a mini journal with Jenny Barnett Rohrs, and 3D sculptured surface for your journal with Kim Hupke. All today on Scrapbook Soup.

Alphabet Soup

Episode #313H · It's always fun to test out new techniques possibly using some of your favorite supplies in a new way. Today's menu features alphabet soup. Make a best friend's page featuring watercolors. Use glue as paint to create a unique resist and stencil and an organizer from Vicki O'Dell that reflects your scrapbook style.

Cards

Episode #401H · Make your own special occasion with a unique card. First, Jenn Mason creates a photo card. Next, May Flaum uses a stamped image for her card design. Host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer interviews Kazan Clark. Then, Julie shows how to create a card background using photo corners. Last, Julie creates a card with a house shaped cut out.

Off The Page

Episode #402H · Our designers are not content to stay on the page. First, Kazan Clark embellishes mason jars with die cut flowers. Jenn Mason talks with Julie about her creative process in a short interview. Next, Kathy Cano-Murillo shares her technique for creating a colorful sugar skull to embellish an album or journal. Julie shares a last technique using sugar skulls and flowers to embellish Halloween themed mason jars.

Stencils

Episode #403H · This show offers lots of new tips and techniques using stencils. Create your own stencil and learn about masking with Jenny Barnett Rohrs. A short interview features Stacy Julian as she shares her system of "get it done fast". Then, Julie demonstrates a layering technique using new stencil designs. Last, Julie shares more stenciling tips using stamping, painting, doodling and more.

Technology

Episode #404H · See how new machines are making their mark on your scrapbook page. Kazan Clark creates a stencil with a die cut machine and then shows how to etch on glass. Julie interviews Jenny Barnett Rohrs about how social media inspires crafting. Then, Joe Rotella uses computer software to create a snowflake Christmas ornament. Julie wraps things up with a lesson on design featuring a scrapbook page picturing family members.

Books

Episode #405H · If one page is good, a whole bunch is better. This show focuses on books. First, host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer uses colorful paint pens to create an art journal page of doodled leaves. Next, Joe Rotella shares secrets of book binding demonstrating a piano hinge style binding. Then, Stacy Julian makes a treasures theme album with gold glittery elements. Last, Julie uses an electronic cutter to make numerous triangle shapes to embellish a cover for an album.

Your Personal Touch

Episode #406H · Add a personal touch to your scrapbooking to make it uniquely your own. First, Julie shows how to use your handwriting to add a personal touch. Next, Stacy Julian makes a pocket scrapbook with a flower theme. In an interview segment, Kathy Cano-Murillo shares her creative process. Then, Julie uses colorful fluorescent pens to embellish a page with journaling and doodling. Last, Julie shows how to use watercolors to create a card for a pocket scrapbook page.

Mixed Media Techniques

Episode #407H · Don't be afraid to get a little bit messy. This show is all about mixing it up with mixed media. Kathy Cano-Murillo creates a color page with acrylic paint and water. Next, Julie demonstrates mono printing. Then Dina Wakley uses filmstrips, dyed cheesecloth and spray ink to create a page layout. Last, Julie uses office supplies and household items to create texture on her scrapbook pages.

Words and Lettering

Episode #408H · Words and lettering can add an interesting element to your scrapbooking. First, May Flaum creates a canvas with a stamped bird and word cut outs. Next, Julie has some tips for hand lettering. Then, Dina Wakley demonstrates paint and ink techniques using a stencil with gesso and pattern resist. Julie has a last tip for embellishing and using letter stickers.

All in the Family

Episode #409H · Guests on this show share ways to celebrate friends and family. First, Kazan Clark creates a magnet board with bottle caps. Next, Julie interviews Dina Wakley. Then, Stacy Julian shows how to make a family tree album. Last, Julie makes pop up place cards.

Make Your Own Embellishments

Episode #410H · Use cutting tools, stamps, pens and markers to make customized embellishments. Julie shows how to embellish paper flowers with watercolor markers for her page layout. Next, Jenn Mason demonstrates how to make fabric tape. Then, Joe Rotella uses paper collage with scraps to cover a wooden tea box. Last, Julie uses several techniques to embellish a paper tag.

Die Cutting

Episode #411H · Cutting has gotten very sophisticated - the newest tools allow us to do things we never thought possible. First, Jenny Barnett Rohrs demonstrates an inlaid die cutting technique to create card designs. Kazan Clark uses die cutting plus embossing to create straw toppers and more. Julie shares a last tip for transforming die cuts with a variety of techniques and tools, from doodles and stamps to markers and pens.

Paint and Ink

Episode #412H · This episode features paint and ink techniques. First, Dina Wakley uses paint and ink to create a vibrant watercolor background for her page layout. Julie interviews Joe Rotella about his glass etching project. Then, Kathy Cano-Murillo tie dyes fabric to use as a background for her page layout. Last, Julie creates a tie dye look with a watercolor technique.

Flowers

Episode #413H · Flowers fill this episode. First Julie embellishes tags with a floral watercolor design to use on a page layout. Then Julie interviews May Flaum. Next, Kathy Cano-Murillo uses more flowers with her signature glitter style to add to her scrapbook page. Last, Julie cuts and pieces flower designs to use as card embellishments.

Shine It Up

Episode #501H · Polish it and make it shine. Amy Tan makes pages gleam with foil and shares her favorite tape storage tip. Christine Drumheller adds bling and banners to her memory pages. Joe Rotella creates a shimmering lantern that lights up the nighttime.

Pocket Scrapbooking

Episode #502H · Save special treasures in pockets. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer brushes up page pockets with patterns. May Flaum mixes pockets into traditional pages. Joe Rotella has a stamping tip and Christine Drumheller goes way outside the pockets with embellishments.

Titles

Episode #503H · Titles start the story. Calligrapher Joanne Fink creates luscious lettering and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shares her favorite title ideas. Christine Drumheller has a tip for making mini-albums and Ashley Horton lets loose with foils and colors to create attention- grabbing titles.

Family

Episode #504H · Sweeten favorite family photos. Cheryl Boglioli goes beyond the frame by adding tags to framed photos and then shares a special tip. Ashley Horton creates a fun page for her sister. Amy Tan preserves special family memories with artistic techniques the whole family can enjoy together.

Time

Episode #505H · Let's liven things up! Joe Rotella makes a delightful owl clock. Cheryl Boglioli saves time as she creates colorful backgrounds for journals and scrapbooks. May Flaum has a great tip for adding interest to her pages. Christine Drumheller stays on schedule with a daily planner personalized with stickers and laminated pages.

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