Sunday, October 26, 2008

Stories In Hand

OK, I am committed to Jessica Sprague's new class Stories In Hand, sounds like it will be a alot of fun and a chance to develop the stories of our lives that need to be told.

Jessica had a shopping list of a few items that we will need, a naked 6 x 6 binder and some 65lb card stock (white/cream/grey). I didn't really think it would be a big deal to find the binder so I headed over to my local scrapbooking store, just my luck they didn't have any but they could order one, I decided to wait. I hadn't been in the store in about a year since I have been digitally scrapbooking. Do I miss it, sure and boy was it tempting to just pick-up a few goodies, but I restrained myself and headed for the door. I was able to go online to and order the binder and page protectors that I would need.
I am really looking forward to telling my stories, leaving a little piece of me for my daughter. Funny thing is that I have been diligently working on my family tree for quite sometime now. My tree has grown in directions that I never fathomed it would, it has become a very addicting project. Not only am I learning names, dates and places of my ancestry but I want to know the stories of their lives, who were they, why did the immigrate, the questions are endless. I have been fortunate to find some documentation and information on my ancestors but I really believe that we need to tell our stories. Imagine the thrill of future generations who stumble across our stories . . . my ancestors will know who I am, why I do the things I do and why I wanted to leave them this gift.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Shoot . . .

Well, I didn't make it into the Design Your Life class. I went to register a day too late. Things got crazy at my house and in my life and by the time I realized I still needed to register it was too late. I just hope that Cathy Zielske has another class in the future.

I do have some good news, I finally took the leap and bought myself the Canon Xsi DSLR camera and the zoom (75-300) lens. It has been fun taking it to my daughter's soccer games and practice just to start getting the hang of how it works, of course I dig the Automatic mode but I need to vow to learn how to use it manually. I took the "team" photo, kind of impromptu and it came out pretty good. What I did was print a 8 x 10 for the coach and 5 x 7's for all the girls, which we will be giving them this evening, at least I think that is the plan. The action photos have turned out pretty good, how cool to see the ball in motion, I know I wouldn't get with my Sony Cybershot.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Design Your Life

Ohhhh, those girls over at Jessica Sprague's message boards are getting me into trouble. They began chatting about a course being offered over at, called Design Your Life with Cathy Zielske. Although this course is traditional scrapbooking it sure would give me a reason to use a portion of my "collection" of scrapbooking supplies (that is what I tell my husband all these supplies are) . I have even be contemplating doing all the lessons digitally. The class is scheduled to begin today, looks like a terrific opportunity to learn some new tricks from Cathy Zielske.