Saturday, January 30, 2010

WiFi @ the scrapbook store

I've planned my professions for the year, but you're going to have to wait to see my list. Okay, I'm not keeping it from you, I just have to find the list and stop playing Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook long enough to type it in (They say that they have 'improved' Bejeweled Blitz, but it's not true).

January is my professional scrapbooking month (historian, whatever). I usually do decluttering (home organizer) for January, but was in a bit of a funk in the beginning of the year, so I opted for a funner choice (I know 'funner' is not a word - it's just my way of letting my sister know that I'm thinking of her). So did a 2-page spread of Christmas. . .

and started some pages about the childrens' grandparents. I love digital because I'm going to
use one layout design for many spreads (one for each grand parent or great-grandparent couple), then unify the spreads with matching papers. To personalize the pages for each of my children, I'll put pictures of that child with that grandparent.

My lovely neighbour and friend organized a scrapbooking night at a local scrapbooking store. The crop nights are on Fridays from 6 to midnight and the socializing is so fun and sometimes the food is great butt I've been bummed (ha ha - butt and bummed in the same sentence) as I've been finishing up with old printed photos because I really love digital scrapbooking. My background is graphic design and I love that you can do multiple copies and I've never been much of an embellisher (Ali Edwards is one of my favorite scrapbooking super heroes). So, I thought I was going to be trapped in my basement doing my pages, butt then my hubby bought an Apple laptop for work. . . and then he put PSE on it. . . and then he got a portable hard drive. . . and then I got assertive and phoned the scrapbooking store to ask if they minded if I worked on a laptop (well, I wouldn't be buying any of their supplies now, would I?) and THEN I asked if, perchance, they had WiFi. . . they do (rather anticlimactic what with the title of this entry, but exciting, nonetheless). So I had a LOVELY evening just being happy that I can continue to socialize and scrapbook (and Google answers for all of the questions that came up in our discussions). And I did have fun doing a page about myself.

All of my digi supplies were FREE. Credits: 'Christmas' template 167 from simply yin, and then paislee press No.15 template for 'me'. The papers for both are from 3 paper peonies.

1 comment:

Ali said...

I love how you focus on a specific idea each month - cool idea.