Patience: Waiting for the Android Project Life Release

Posted by Carol Anne on February 29, 2016 in Scrapbooking, Technology with Comments closed |

It’s been 18 months, but sometime today, the Project Life app will go live for Android.  I thought it might be available by 5 pm Central time.  That’s come and gone.  At least I guessed the release date correctly, because Becky Higgins says it’s coming today.

I think I will be viewing training videos to keep myself occupied.  The fact that I’m on Day 3 of the flu isn’t helping.

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Gratitude Journal – Week 1

Posted by Carol Anne on January 9, 2016 in Scrapbooking with Comments closed |

My One Little Word this year is “create”. I am looking for more opportunities to create, especially creating scrapbook pages.

The Daily Digi is offering free weekly templates to create a gratitude journal. I thought, “why not?” Here’s my first spread of what I hope will be a weekly project for 2016.
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Posted by Carol Anne on September 9, 2015 in Scrapbooking, Uncategorized |

It’s been a bit, but I am back to scrapping, both digitally and paper scrapping. I made three paper pages over the weekend and 4 digital. I have three more paper pages in progress, and that’s what’s on my Workdesk this Wednesday.

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I am back to working on the scrapbook from our trip to China in 2012. I finished Volume 1 over the weekend (that’s where those first three pages went), and I am now working on Volume 2. These pages in progress document our visit to the Xi’an Folk Art Museum.

The latest item on my digital workdesk is a page I created for Ali Edward’s “Week in the Life”, which it appears I did not save before closing. Hmmm. Maybe it’s in my temporary files someplace. I guess that’s my next task!

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Too Much of Anything…

Posted by Carol Anne on July 5, 2015 in Miscellaneous with Comments closed |

I made a realization this weekend — I have a lot of crafting stuff. I could make handmade presents for at least three years, including Christmases, before I would run out of something.

I have the following hobbies covered in spades:

  • Jewelry-making: many strands of imperfect pearls from China, wire, tools, findings, beads galore.
  • Card-marking: color-sorted (!) stacks of paper chunks, mounted and unmounted stamps, tons of inks, papers, paints, color pencils
  • Digital Scrapbooking: 100 digital kits
  • Paper Scrapbooking: 50 LARGE paper kits, plus tons of embellishments, stickers, brads, and stuff.
  • Sewing: Two sewing machines, serger, embroidery attachment, a bunch of fabric, and notions.
  • General craft supplies too numerous to mention including pens, pens, and more pens.

And it is all crammed into an 8 x 10 foot space that also holds my computer equipment, printer, scanner, a cutting table, and a coffee maker.

I don’t need to buy anything more. I just need to use it and make the time to use it. But first I have to clean up everything I just pulled out and sorted.

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Maintenance

Posted by Carol Anne on May 22, 2015 in Photography, Scrapbooking, Technology with Comments closed |

I’ve spent the most part of this lovely warm spring evening on my deck, finally unzipping all the digital kits I’ve purchased/subscribed to in the last three seven months. It’s been fun to rediscover everything I bought. Tomorrow I do my keyword indexing on the kit preview images and download the kits from this month’s digi files. I’ve also been spending time getting my photographs and videos organized, weeding out duplicates. It’s funny how much peace of mind it gives me to know my photos and videos are backed up three different ways. This weekend, especially Sunday, promises to be rainy, so I hope to get the last of my maintenance completed. My garden will have to wait until next week. If you’re not familiar with the practice of three different back-ups, this article (http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheComputerBackupRuleOfThree.aspx) will help. For those of you in the U.S., enjoy the holiday weekend. For everyone else, have a great Saturday!

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