Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Here Again!

Can't believe it...I made it back and a month hasn't gone by. I haven't been all that scrappy this week. Trying to catch up on housework and I started a new on-line class. I have been wanting to learn how to Microsoft Access to help out with the Crop Around the Clock (scrapbooking retreat) database and a few other databases that I would like to have. Anyway, I found a class that is offered on-line at Westmoreland Community College. I am so excited. I have only taken three classes and have already learned so much.

Yesterday, I had lunch and a shopping trip with two of my friends. I met Chris and Debbie awhile back when I started reading blogs. Their blogs were the first two that I read and low and behold they both walked into Art-Tech when I was working. Stayed in touch through facebook and now have become friends : )

I started a layout last week and just finished it (needed to print photos). It was supposed to be for the Too Cute class at Art-Tech, but nobody signed up and so I stopped with just the one layout. It is using the Little Boy Blue line from My Mind's Eye's Quite Contrary. It is really really cute line.

When I got home I let the dog out as usual and noticed a bird sitting on the deck railing. Usually they fly away when I open the door, but this one did not. Grabbed my camera and took a photo. The bird is just a baby and I think it just started to learn to fly. It still had some downy feathers on his/her head. Once I clicked the camera it did try to fly off rather clumsily. Thank goodness the dog was on a leash because the bird didn't make it too far on his first try.

I promised myself that I am going to scrapbook for myself today. I haven't done that in a very long time (I think about five years). It has always been for someone else or I go long periods without scrapbooking as I get burned out from my "mad scrapping" (put together a lot of projects all at once) or life just gets in the way. Enough with excuses. I am sending photos to be printed this morning and them I am going to pick them up on my way back from the grocery store. I will do it. I promise.

Have a bright sun shiny day. It is beautiful here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


OK...I know that I keep trying to blog and it has never really been all that successful. In fact, I keep deleting them and starting over. This is the last time. I promise. I won't delete again. Ha ha, we will see.

Any how this week I have developed a new class...Simply Sophisticated. It is to be taught at Art-Tech Supplies. The class is to take a fairly simple looking layout, but make it work using design principles. Hopefully, the class will go.

This layout uses the newer Anna Griffin's Isabella Collection. Never thought I could use pastel colored papers with my boys, but I think throwing Grandma in their helps.

This layout again uses the Anna Griffin's Isabella Collection. This photo was taken in 1992 at our wedding. That seems like a long time ago, but then it also seems like yesterday. We got married the day after Christmas.

This layout is using Basic Grey's Green at Heart line. The owl was too darn cute. The letters were cut out with my Silhouette. The photos were taken at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh this last fall. Always beautiful there.

If that wasn't enough for a class, I decided to throw in a card using the scraps. That is it for this class. Upcoming next is So Cute using My Mind's Eye's Quite Contrary line.

A couple of weeks ago, my husband ran in the Pittsburgh Marathon (in the pouring rain). He did really well for his first marathon. He came in right in the middle of the pack. I didn't want to take my camera to the race with the rain. So, I got an after the race photo. I had fun using my newest version of Photoshop Elements. It has come a long way since version 5.

Well have a great week everyone. Hopefully, I won't wait another year to post again.

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