Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Wednesday ramblings

Yesterday I went round to Mum & Dad's to help Mum with some stuff on Elements. Mum's reason for not scrapbooking is that she doesn't have photos. Yesterday, I downloaded over 5000 photos from her folders into Photoshop Elements and showed her how to tag them ;o). No more excuses!! This photo was one that we saw when we were scrolling through and it's a rare one where I don't mind me in it. I don't know about the rest of you but I hate photos of myself. I have a few issues - I don't like being overweight and don't like the way I look so I don't want to be in photos. I know as a scrapbooker how important it is to have photos with me in them - and I'm working on it (slowly)! Some people are naturally photogenic (my Mum being one of them) but unfortunately, that's not something I inherited from her! You can guarantee if someone takes a photo of me my face has a weird expression or it just looks forced. Not a pretty sight! I repeat -I'll work on it, but it's not something that comes naturally to me. Anyway, when I saw this photo I knew straight away the type of layout I wanted to do with it. I looked through the notes from Cathy's Design Your Life class and this sketch worked -Week 11 Sketch 2 for those of you who have done the class. I'm pleased with the way it turned out and told Mum I would post it when I finished. Now Mum, I want to see what you do with yours ;o) This morning has been fairly productive. I've done two loads of laundry and got my ironing up to date. Always a good thing! Jon and I went to The Broadway for lunch today and Claire came down to join us in her lunch break. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos! I'll have to use the one above as my photo for today. A couple of weeks ago we started making up a menu for the week on a Sunday evening. We did it for a while last year and then for some reason, we stopped. I went back to having to think what to have for dinner each day and it was a pain. I'm loving having the menu back in place. I know what I need to buy when I go shopping and each morning I just look to see what we're having and pull what I need from the freezer. This is something I have to try and continue with through 2009. Emily has just got home from school so time to end off. Have a good evening. xx