Tuesday, 16 April 2013

And I call myself a Scrapbooker?!?!

Mmmh… Interesting statement, that. I *thought* I’m a scrapbooker, but while reading Prompt 3 of Shimelle’s “Cover to Cover” (identifying gaps), I realise I’m not. Maybe a trainee scrapper, but not a scrapbooker.
I’m good at taking PHOTOS for scrapbooking – yet fail to print them regularly to actually SCRAP events
I WAS good at “journalling” when I was a kid (had TONS of diaries – still have them up in the loft), WAS good at blogging up to a point, WAS good at updating Facebook with info that could be used as journalling, or at least as starting points/pointers.
I AM going to crops, just to end up making 1-2 layouts if at all, or a card … all that in about 4-5 hours… Surprised smile
I HAD sooooo many plans for scrapbooking, paper and digital:

  1. Scrap the individual years of the Wolves from 2002 – 2010 (and I managed 2002/2003 fully, but with missing journalling).
  2. Scrap the photos I took of the Stirling Clansmen in a photo yearbook so the students/alumni could purchase their own copy.
  3. Same plan as above for the Edinburgh Wolves seasons 2004 – 2010.
  4. Scrap about my experiences at BritBowl and the friends I/we made there
  5. And that’s just the football related stuff!!
  6. Add to that the usual: Wedding album, Honeymoon, Cruise, regular Holiday (vacation) albums, UK Album for trips away (if needed), My girls’ First year and our “Road to the Twins” struggle of 6 years, Day to day layouts, …
  7. Prior to 2011 I blamed football – my involvement didn’t give me much time to do anything else there.
  8. From 2011 onwards I “could” blame the Twins, but I know it’s not them … it’s actually stupid Facebook games which always draw me in.

Given the time I spend on the games (partly due to Shockwave issues, game issues etc), I think IF I’d organise myself to create page kits etc, I could actually scrap in the evenings while watching TV. Or get more than 1-2 layouts done at crops.

I won’t go cold turkey on the game – I’ve already stopped other games, now I just play ChefVille – but definitely won’t spend as much time anymore. Just to help friends out with their requests …even if it’s very tempting to get that German Restaurant section, the Shanty etc. Winking smile

Soooo … that’s the big blurb over now … Now I really need help … how do I do it? Where to start? How to do digital albums?

Any suggestions out there?

Oh … and anyone of my scrapping buddies know of a UK place who sells 12 x 12  3 D Ring albums fairly cheaply?

As for the Prompt 3 bit about gaps: Journalling, pages, photos … all/mostly missing (I ONLY scrapped Wolves layouts in the beginning, plus the odd non-Wolves related layout at Cyber Crops for challenges/classes…

Thanks for listening…

Monday, 15 April 2013

ARrrgh!!! Blimming Shockwave!!!

There we are … Hobbitses are both (!!!) asleep at the same (!!!) time, I’ve got some time to watch Shimelle’s videos on Youtube and play some ChefVille, and what happens? Shockwave happens – or not it seems!!

First I thought it’s all due to Chrome, so I switched back to Firefox, but it seems it’s just crashing anywhere!!! I’ve been putting up with that for the last couple of months, have been disabling/enabling/updating Shockwave etc, but it really royally pi$$e$ me off right now!!
Suggestions/help anyone??

Hoping to get at least some stuff working while the Hobbitses are still asleep, but with my luck they will wake up and demand attention the minute I get things working!!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Sharing with the girls…

Well… more the girls sharing with me … their viral infections that is. I’m really feeling ill, have a racking barking cough, stuffed nose and a headache to boot. Of course can only take the usual for it, and I hate it that I always seem to get the colds worse than the Hobbits! Surprised smile WHY?!?!

They have been “carted off” by their daddy to the grandparents this morning, and I mostly sat on the couch, catching up with my TV shows etc, putting files in the printing basket for Lidl photos (and deleting the basket again, as I want to sort through the photos first).

So, that’s so far it, just a quick update, although I am going to do some back dated blogging for the last 2 weeks I think. Just to keep the blog alive… Winking smile

Decided to stay away from the crop tomorrow, too, as I probably wouldn’t get much done with the cough, and I don’t want to pass on whatever I have to others (some of which are like me very susceptible  to picking up colds etc).

Let’s hope having a couple of days without the girls (Doug hopes to go to the zoo with the girls tomorrow to see the Penguins) will get me back onto the feet – until the next cold is coming around… Surprised smile