Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Next I'll show a page I started a couple weeks ago, and had to put aside for awhile. Usually those get lost in the shuffle and by the time I find them again I'm not interested, but I'm proud to say I got this one done.I'll show more pages over the next few days. I'm not just thilled and super excited about any of the pages I did this weekend, but I am excited about the fact that I scrapped some older photos that I've wanted to get to for a long time. It was a bit of a walk down memory lane to J's early years. That was fun. And, for the first time ever, I did some Christmas pages. I'm not usually very good at event pages, so it was good to get something accomplished from that perspective. This week I'm hoping to do some much needed organizing at home (filing to get ready for end of the year stuff, and hopefully moving our sleeping quarters to the nice warm basement). Then, if there is time left I'll be crafting. Need to get a few (like 120) Christmas cards made, but I've got my idea, and can do those with the family in the evenings. Have a handy little box of stuff that can easily be cleaned up each evening. My goal is to finish them by the end of the first week in November. Since I did a couple of Christmas pages at the retreat my mind is turned towards preparing for that holiday. I'm determined to get a quilt made for J - I started it three years ago. I'm also determined to be thrifty with our gift selection, so there will be a lot of hand made stuff. It's not like I don't have a craft room full of materials for unimplemented ideas. I'm excited to be motivate for this. We'll see how long the motivation lasts! Off for a day of errands, parent teach conferences and photo shopping photos from a shoot. Should be a good day! Hope you all have a great day too!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
But, I'm not sure I'm terribly happy with the editing. Certainly doesn't look as professional as I would like.
I'm a hack at this. I need lessons. Does anyone know of an on-line Photoshop Elements class? I've got a book that gives lots of information, but I learn better with assignments and feed back than just by reading the book.
I've been playing with frames a little too:
But I'm pretty unsure of what I'm doing.
Ah learning. Isn't it beautiful!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
It is amazing the beauty that we are surrounded with here!
So, yesterday was productive. Time for a repeat.
My scrapbooking room is almost all cleaned - need to vacuum and find a place for a few things. Then, I'm hoping to tackle J's toy room and weed out the old, broken, outgrown toys while he is at school and can't argue about every little tiny piece of garbage.
I'm also hoping to finish some little details on kitting for my classes this weekend and to get some photo editing done.
I'm off for another productive and busy day. Hope all of you are enjoying your day!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Off to face this week with a smile. There is lots to do. I've got a scrapbooking retreat Friday afternoon through Sunday, and that is very exciting. But between now and then I need to be busy taking care of the office, home, and making preparations. I'll be teaching two classes, and the kitting for both of them is almost done. That is progress! But there is oh so much more to do. If today can be productive, that will really help get me towards where I want to be.
Happy Monday everyone! Time to hit the ground running!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Suddenly my boy says that Latin is his favorite subject in school. I can go with that. He's confident in it. I'm please with the fact that he's learning to use the proper endings to words, matching verb and adjective to the noun tense and gender. He doesn't realize that is what he's doing, but he does it all the same. He even commented yesterday that sometimes he even thinks in Latin. (Since they know very few words, most of which are geography oriented, I'm sure those are some very limited thoughts, but it is still very exciting for him.)
Yesterday was productive - I made three loaves of pumpkin bread, two loaves of table bread, a batch of apple sauce, and a huge pot of butternut squash soup. And I still had the kitchen clean before I went to bed. I also completed and folded and put away three loads of laundry. It felt good to get all that accomplished. But I forgot to pick up ibuprofen at the store. So, that goes pretty high priority on today's list.
Today I'm also hoping to begin kitting for a class I'll teach in ten days or so. There is also some prep work I'd like to do on a gift project for Christmas. But first, before either of those things, I need to clean the house. If I turn my attention to it, shouldn't take but half the morning or so. It's the turning my attention part that is so hard.
I'll leave you with one more photo from the editing I was doing yesterday while the breads were baking. This little girl is just so sweet!