I have enjoyed crafting my way through the A to Z challenge this year and for my final post, I’m going digital. I’ve created an online zine to showcase all of my home craft projects.
What is a zine?
a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter
When I return from a trip, I spend weeks, even months, crafting my travel album. I journal while away so I have good “notes” and love to find that delicate balance between pictures and text that combine seamlessly to tell the stories of my travels. My trip never feels complete until I’ve transferred my travel memories into a printed keepsake.
Zines are the logical next step for someone with my fascination with composition and layout. Plus, I love how online zines have those fun page turning sound effects.
Click the image below to launch my A to Z digital zine. And, see below for some helpful viewing tips!
I also wanted to highlight some of my fellow bloggers who have supported me during the challenge this year. I’ve called them out in the zine in the featured comment section and have included clickable links to their blogs. Be sure to check out all their fabulous sites. I am sorry if we connected during the challenge and I missed including your site. I would love to have included everyone. I know how much effort this challenge takes and fully appreciate the gift of time my fellow bloggers gave me by visiting my posts, commenting and encouraging me. Next time I’ll have to make a bigger zine.
How did I make my zine?
**full discloser** My daughter graduated from Pratt Institute with a Graphic Design degree last year and she helped jump start this project for me by creating a template design that I could use.
She created the pages in Adobe InDesign and all I had to do was add the images and content. Once done, I saved it as a PDF, added in my hyperlinks and uploaded it to flipsnack which transformed it into a digital zine. Flipsnack offers a free version of their software if anyone wants to give it a try!
I’ve enjoyed participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge again this year. This is my fifth year doing the challenge, and it felt like I was visiting with old friends while also making some new ones. I truly appreciate every one who took time to visit, read, comment, and connect on social media.
Time to start planning again for next year.
Well, maybe I’ll take a week off first although there is that zipper craft I wanted to try…
I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2021. I will be posting new content every day this month except most Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. My theme for the challenge is Craft Projects for my Home. To read more of my A to Z posts from this year, click HERE.
1 “Zine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zine. Accessed 29 Apr. 2021.