Friday, 31 August 2012

Cover to Cover Day 2

Well… not really “day 2” but prompt 2 anyway. Print Photos – I did print 200 prints worth due to special discount at Bonusprint. And I didn’t even print off all photos from August 2012, not to mention all photos since beginning of this year.

I learned today:

a) I’ve got too many photos – haven’t even weeded out the bad shots (blurry etc).
b) I probably got at least 2 back ups of photos on my EHD – of the same photos. Really have to sort that out!!

Now waiting for the photos to arrive – should give me some material for scrapping at least, specially as our September Crop is going to be a 10 hour long one (doubt I’ll stay the full 10 hours though).

Oh – and tomorrow it’s the start of LSNED – not sure how that’s going to work, last year we got an e-mail from Shimelle how to prep your album etc, but this time nothing. I’m NOT prepared, not sure I’ll be able to do anything scrapping wise but  hope to be able to do some blogging about it at least (actually, I will try to blog about it every day!).

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Cover to Cover Day 1

 

Doing some stupid thing maybe, given that Learn Something New Every Day (from hereon in LSNED) starts on September 1st, but I thought I get a bit inroads on the Cover to Cover class from Shimelle I signed up for, printed out but didn’t get further than reading prompt 4. The usual at the moment really. But this time it’s more about organising my scrapbooks than a layout class, and as usual Shimelle’s classes are not strictly time-restricted, I like doing them self-paced.

So … what do we have? Shimelle asked how our albums/layouts are sorted at the moment. Well… they are as follows:

1 Album 12x12 with the odd layout – non-chronological
1 Album 12x12 EDINBURGH WOLVES – layouts chronologically 2002 – 2004 (I think, will have to double check)
1 Album 12x12 EDINBURGH WOLVES – planned for 2004 – 2006 or so, the odd layout done
1 Album 8x8 about our IVF – not chronological yet (not many LOs)
1 Album 8x8 about me – not chronological at all (very few LOs)

The odd layouts in odd layout pockets from Cropper Hopper.

And then about 3-4 empty 12x12 albums plus smaller size ones, empty.

All my albums are currently post bound but fancy getting my hands on the D-Ring 12x12’s for the chronological albums (and the Edinburgh Wolves ones to be honest).

Right, that’s it for today. :)

Friday, 24 August 2012

Scavenger Hunt Update #2

What do we have now? I got a couple of shots that are “just in case” (i.e. I might replace them at some point with better shots, but not right now).
So here it goes …
A HORSE
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(I suspect I won’t get a photo of a real horse unless we get to Almond Valley Farm – not sure if that’s going to happen the next couple of weeks)
A CHURCH/MOSQUE/
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OUTDOOR STAIRWAY
 
(saw them when I took a wrong turn at Newhaven Harbour!)

A LIBRARY
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(pictures of the new library hub – I love it, the downstairs is all kids and games etc, upstairs is adults section with cooking books, thrillers etc)
What’s missing then???
A TRAIN
A BORDER
A PERSON DRESSED AS AN ANGEL / AN ANGEL STATUE
A FOUNTAIN
A MAZE / LABYRINTH / TRAIL
SOMEONE DANCING
A BRIDE
A SWING HANGING FROM A TREE (OR HAMMOCK)
A PICTURE OF YOU STANDING WITH SOMETHING SYMBOLIZING YOUR NATION
I  have the funny feeling I may  need to do the substitute thing, most likely for the Bride … the swing I probably can tweak myself somehow …
9 more photos to take and got still 19 days to do it. :)

Friday, 17 August 2012

Photo Scavenger Hunt update


Ok… I don’t think I’ve been too good with taking photos for the scavenger hunt, but still have time until the 12th September, so hope to get some more crossed off the list! ;)
1. A pier
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2. A clothesline
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3. A border
4. A roadside stand selling something
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(at the “World Market” on Castle Street)
5. A train
6. A historical landmark
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7. A person playing a musical instrument
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(a little interesting photo there, it’s someone at the fringe playing on a saw blade!!)

8. A person dressed as an angel or a statue of an angel
9. A fountain
10. A horse
11. A shadow
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girls’ first time on the sandy part of Portobello Beach – beforehand we were just on the promenade. And a nice photo of Miss Martian and me walking – she loved the beach/waves, Supergirl hated them (hope this will change)

12. A maze, labyrinth, or trail.
13. A library
14. A person playing with a ball



15. Someone dancing.
16. A bride.
17. A church, chapel, cathedral, mosque or temple.

I had a photo of that somewhere, must be on the other pc…

18. A movie poster
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19. An outdoor stairway
20. A swing hanging from a tree (or a hammock)
21. A picture of you standing with something that symbolizes your nation.