Thursday, December 12, 2013

postheadericon Falling behind

This is the 12th day of December and I only have 6 pages done.  I have been so busy DOING I haven't had chance to scrap.  I did finish this one yesterday.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Not only did I take a break from blogging over the last few months, I did very little scrapping altogether.  The girls are growing up and I don't see as much of my granddaughters as I used to.  They are so very busy with figure skating, school, and home and Lakehouse living.  I still try to take photos of every event so the photos are there, just not as many to scrap as before.

In looking about the online scrapbooking community, I saw a class at Simple Scrapper with daily prompts to create some kind of record of this Holiday season.  The daily prompts and camaraderie in the Facebook group created for this activity are keeping me going and here are the first results.

Now if I can just remember to take photos as we decorate around the house.
Monday, December 2, 2013

postheadericon Long Vacation.

It hasn't QUITE been a year since my last blog entry but it has been busy.  So busy, in fact, that scrapbooking has taken a back seat...way back. 

My Book of Me is ALMOST finished.  I was stuck on a page and never moved on.  In the near future I may post the rest of the pages.  I may just skip the page that is bothering me and finish the book and have it printed.  My apologies, Linda Sattgast.

My scrapbooking "Home", The Digital Scrapbook Place, underwent a change of ownership, causing turmoil among the regulars, especially the Granny forum, which has flourished for many years and several meet-ups.  We formed a Facebook group so we never loose track of each other.  Another change and DSP is now affiliated with MyMemories.  It is all confusing and, like a few others, I have sort of dropped out to let things settle and see where I want to be. 

My other favorite store, Digital Scrapbooking Artisan Guild, went .out of business, too, and the designers merged with Pickleberry Pop.  There I can still find the gorgeous kits I used to get in the DSAG monthly club.

Meanwhile, I set about sorting my 2 terabytes of digital scrapbooking elements gathered for over 15 years.  The first ones came from an FTP site.  That was before any of the digital stores were created.  It has been a difficult time with sorting taking hours each day and I am not half finished, I fear.  I returned to an original method of sorting according to month and theme.  This was how I organized my classroom materials when I was teaching and it works for me.

By theme:
JANUARY-winter, snow, new year, travel (we travel to Florida every Jan-May)
FEBRUARY-Valentines, love, red, pink
MARCH-St Patrick's, green
APRIL-spring, Easter
MAY-garden, flowers, Mother
JUNE-Dad, graduation, wedding
JULY-Fourth, patriotic
AUGUST-pool, summer
OCTOBER-fall, Halloween
NOVEMBER-hunting, Thanksgiving

Then I added these categories that didn't fit months:
Especially designed for me or by me

Many kits and elements didn't fit into these categories so I am putting those in categories by their purpose:
Background papers
Clip art
Digital Stamps
Edges and boarders
Groupies and Frames
Instant Albums
Journaling Blocks
Kits (these are arranged by designer)
Ploppers and Instant pages
Quick Pages
Word Art

Eventually my "By Company" file will be empty but I have a long way to go.  One great advantage is that I will have a lot more space on that hard drive because of all the duplicates I am finding.  Since I rename everything to "designer_type of item_name of item"  Duplicates are obvious.

About Me

Forty Years of Scrapping

Long before it was popular, I was trying to decorate arrangements of photos and sentimental items. Here I want to share some of my personal history and more important, some ideas I have gleaned from more than 40 years of scrapping.


A granny with a camera and a computer

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