Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Digital Scrapbooking Can Start Again

I’m quite excited right now! I’ve just re-installed my favorite photo-editing software onto our desktop at home and am delighted to see that this new version works far better than the old version we had.  Back in May I had to restore the desktop back to factory settings and just hadn’t gotten around to getting my software back. I use Serif’s Photoplus SE (no affliation, just a happy user).  I’ve been using it for almost 7 years now and it works very similar to Adobe Photoshop.  Here’s to a night of digiscrapping!  I’ve started with this picture of my grandmother, Cora Mae Lawhorn Koonce (1932-2006).

The design is not mine; it’s a QuickPage by Lukasmummy from a blog train (several designers working collaboratively). It uses the Retail Therapy kit.

Major Milestone Reached & DigiScrapping To Share

Over the past week I’ve been quite relaxed.  At the end of May I reached a milestone in my degree program when I finished the curriculum portion.  Now, I need to focus heavily on research, but I am no longer in class 3 hours every day and also have to balance homework, work, family and squeeze in some time for hobbies.  Also, I’m quite excited about the research project I’ll be undertaking, and this month I’ll be writing up the research protocol and preparing for the next 10 months of work.

In other news, I was able to finally finish my scrapbook for my mother of Kaleya’s second year of life.  She has not seen it yet – I need to mail it to her this week, but I’m very delighted with the results.  Here is a slideshow of the pages:

This weekend I’m still doing some catch up at home and w/ some projects, and am beginning scrapbook #3 for my mom – this next one will cover the calendar year of 2007.

Slow Posts

my poor little blog :-) Facebook is all the rage for me now – it’s easier to connect w/ my friends and family that way.

The advantage of having this blog though is that it is a wonderful archive of what has gone on in our family, so I come back here to help me remember things. Like, the time Kalonji and I disagreed on whether or not he had been with me to Rainforest Cafe and so I proved it by coming back to a blog post I did four years ago. It’s great :-)

But, for now, blogging on here will be sporadic. Until next time, enjoy this digital scrapbook page I did of Kaleya and her friend with pictures from a recent trip to the zoo.

Kaleya & Friend

Look! A DigiScrap page! I haven’t done a scrapbook page in quite a while now. I had a separate blog for it, but decided to let that one go as I don’t do this often enough to justify a separate blog. I have plenty other blogs to keep me busy :-) This is Kaleya over Memorial Day Weekend with her BFF.

I was inspired to do a page after one of the genealogy blogs I read posted about scrapbooking + genealogy. The guest poster listed a website that I was not familiar with and I just spent about two hours downloading freebies. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

Pictures from Florida Trip

I’d hope to add even more pictures from our Florida vacation to my Picasa site by now, but I have some pictures that I’m not able to get off the camera yet, so they’ll have to wait. The picture below was taken by my brother and I absolutely love it! I was picking Kaleya up to jump waves and I just kept picking her up higher and higher.

The rest of the pictures are here.

Over the past few days, I’ve been spending some time on my digital scrapbooking and have made several page layouts for the second year book I’m working on for Kaleya.