Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rubics Cube

Remember them? Those challenging squares.  Well there was nothing challenging about filling in this blueprint designed by the pixies over at pixels2pages.

Can I really say enough about how much fun I am having with my pixels2pages subscription?  The amazing blueprints they put up are so fun.  When I digi scrap I typically like to get as many photos as I can on an 8.5 by 11 page, without compromising the story of course. This rubics cube blue print was just so fun to fill and mom’s summer visit in 2010 was the perfect set of pics for this. 
hmmm, I don’t know how to center this on the page, oh well, maybe it will center when it posts.  if it doesn’t, now you know why. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Scrapbooking with cyber friends
It was a fun day yesterday.  Creative Memories held their annual Croptoberfest.  It was a first for me.  They post challenges on their main office facebook page and then people from all over the world interpret the challenges into a page either with traditional scrapbooking or digital pages.  I chose digital.  I saw on Thursday that they were going to do this but Gilbert and I had some plans for Friday evening.  I had it in my mind I would play along with them on Saturday and get some serious pages done.  One nice thing about digi scrapping is you don’t have to wait for pics to be printed and you don’t have to cut them or mat them, that’s all part of the CM program.  So it goes more quickly.
Errrk! Wrench in the gears.  I figured I better “earn” my scrapping time since I had been fishing a lot this week and I wanted to get my fall clothes into the closet and get rid of the bins sitting waiting for summer clothes.  Then we decided to run up to Wausau and do some shopping.  Hmmm….maybe I won’t scrap at all.  We got home about 5:30 so I jumped on line and started choosing the challenges and I was excited to complete six full pages.  Here they are.  What fun and I used a lot of the things I learned from Pixels2Pages.  Grouping embellys, layering text boxes, changing the colors of papers, easy insert of mats, cutting words apart.  I’m learning a lot from that subscription.  Looking forward to more.  Storybook Creator 4 is such an amazing tool and software and I’d like to learn to use the more advanced techniques to really let it be the work horse it was intended for. And here’s the pages.  I did a bit of refining on them but mostly got them done and posted (for chance to win prizes) by 9:30.
new bed
summer favesleons
big fish

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Glorious Autumn

It’s been a long time since a post found it’s way here.  What a busy and fulfilling summer.  Lots of fishing, lots of nature, lots of running.  Time to slow down the pace and what better way than to enjoy the peace and beauty of Autumn in Wisconsin.

Here are the words in a readable format.  I saved this in "good" quality.  The real page for my digi scrapbook is crystal clear. Just wanted to share some of the glorious beauty of Wisconsin Autumn.

Loving the autumn and beautiful day. The deck is swept of all the leaves most plants are sitting in their new home at the edge of the woods, out of their pots, they are fresh watered,. I am too funny, I cannot just pitch them while there is still life in them. I apologetically placed them ever so gently in their palliative care environment. The planters are now washed with a mild bleach solution.The last morning glory lifts her face to the sun as if to say I'm not finished yet.  Miss garden fairy and Mr. frog are waiting to be taken to the basement for their long winters nap. I have my iPad out here listening to soft classical music while I lay all my summer friends to rest.