Life as a creator comes with its own set of challenges. Today I am chatting with my friend, Adele Toomey about all things scrapbooking and life as a YouTuber. We dive into how she got hooked on all things creative and how she manages her day to day as a wife, mom, creative and YouTuber (did I mention she runs not one, not two, but three different YouTube channels?). We chat about why she decided to create three different channels for her subscribers and how to figure out what content your viewers like best as a creator. She discusses what challenges she faces as a YouTuber including what she does when she hits a creative rut and how she overcomes mom guilt.
What’s in this episode:
What Adele did before she discovered scrapbooking How Amy and Adele met How she got hooked on all things creativity Keeping up with scrapbooking and bulking her work A typical day in Adele’s life as a creator, YouTuber and mom Why Adele has three separate YouTube channels and how to figure out what your viewers like the best How Adele stays inspired when she hits a creative block by looking at her supplies in a new way The rollercoaster of feeling like you have too many ideas with not enough time vs. not enough ideas and hitting a creative rut How her background as a teacher has helped her with her work Dealing with mom guilt and how this affects your creative work Adjustments that Adele will make to make her creative process flow easier How to handle negative feedback on YouTube Why Adele recommends having free content to go along with your paid content
My name is Adele and I am a paper-holic.
Yes, it may have taken years for me to admit it…but alas it is true. I am a primary school teacher by day (fourth year on Kindergarten this year) and often use the excuse “Oh, but I need it for work!” to justify my paper purchases. My husband has learned to “smile and nod” at my excitement over paper quality and adhesive possibilities…
I have been recording memories using art journals for many years but have embraced Project Life style scrapbooking for the last 2 years. I scrap weekly and use multiple inserts for each week due to the large amount of photos I take. I am almost finished my fourth PL volume for 2014 alone…eeek!
I love recording the simple moments in life, as well as the fun social times. As PL is my only means of photo-keeping, I tend to include as many important moments as possible through photos to remember life in years to come. I am an embellishing queen and cannot deem a layout complete without an embellishment cluster…or two…or three! I am also hoping to create an epic pocketed scrapbook style wedding album in the next few months.
Connect with Adele:
Website | Inkie Quill YouTube | Let’s Get Inkie YouTube | Mr. & Mrs. Rad YouTube | Patreon | Instagram | Facebook | Scrapaholics Anonymous FB Community
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