Sunday, November 29, 2009

Personas for Firefox | Christmas dream

Personas for Firefox | Christmas dream

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This link was shared on Facebook - The Big Sleep. (If you want to go read it, the link will open to a new window/tab). Four years ago this weekend we lost our daughter and granddaughter in a car accident. Even after four years, there is pain and difficult feelings. Especially the feeling that everyone else has forgotten them and "moved on." I am a Christian (as was she) and know that yes, "they are in a better place.' I also know that I will never "get over" losing them. Going back to work one week after losing them was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. This scrapbook page was one of the first digital scrapbook pages I ever made. Someday I will redo it.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Brown - 11/17/09

Brown - this the color of just about everything right now. This is some tall grass along the walking path around the outdoor classroom.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


My friend Marcia and I went on a little photo shoot this weekend. We were looking for barns and old houses. We found a few and had fun imagining what they might have looked like in better days.  I used a worn overlay from Lynn Grieveson (Designer Digitals) on the photo.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Scrapping, Blogging and Photographing the Ordinary

I started a "Project365" this year. Notice I said "started." I have struggled with it the past couple of months. Why? Because my life has been ordinary (i.e. boring) for the last couple of months. I stopped taking photos. I stopped blogging. I stopped scrapping. And then I see this class being offered by Simmelle called "Blogging for Scrapbookers." Just what I needed to get me going again! I've prettied up my blog, I finished a scrapbook page and I've even taken a couple of photos. And I've spent some time looking back at my "ordinary" photos. If I hadn't been trying to take at least one photo a day for my Project365 I might have missed this shot: 006edit and this one: 015edit and definitely this one:


I think I might be getting back on track! (These and many more of my Project365 photos can be found at my flickr site.)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

recent flickr faves

One of my favorite places on the internet is flickr. I can waste spend a lot of time there. This mosaic represents my most recent 25 images that I have marked as favorites. You can find a lot of inspiration of flickr - I highly recommend checking it out! (note: if you click on the image, it will take you to my flickr photostream where you can see it larger and see the credits).

Finished Layout

After posting this layout in the previous post, I decided to finish it. Credits: Template from Irene O'Neil. Background papers and frame from Lynn Grieveson's Summer Splash kit. Word art from Sue Cummings' 52 Inspirations Week 7 kit.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blogger Template

Just messing around a bit with my background and header. I plan to do more but for now this will do. I would like to set up a 3 column layout (using this tutorial) and make my posting space wider. I am amazed at all the beautiful blogs I have been seeing on the blog list for Shimelle’s class. My biggest frustration today was trying to get my background image to appear the correct size. I wanted to use my images from Picassa but they just wouldn’t size properly. I had to resort to using Photobucket. Can anyone tell me how to  get my images the correct size using Picassa?

Anyway…no photo for today. It was very cold and windy by the time I got up and about today. We did plant tulip, crocus and daffodil bulbs. I love these springtime flowers!

Here is a layout that I have in progress:


I still need to to the title and journaling.

Today’s prompt was “Public vs Private”. I’m somewhere in the middle ground on this. I don’t publish too much personal information but don’t feel like I have to hide either. If I had journaling that I felt was too personal, I would probably just blur it with PhotoShop.

Off to view some of the blogs of other class participants!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Almost Leafless - 110209

These are my "driveway" trees that I photograph to show the passing of the seasons. All of our rainy weather in October made the leaves fall. There was very little color in the leaves this year. This is the 2nd sunny day in a row - yay!

Also today is the first day of Shimelle's "Blogging for Scrapbookers" class. My goal is to be inspired to post photos and scrapbook layouts on a more regular basis. I am a digital scrapbooker so I will be posting digital pages.