Tuesday, October 25, 2011

~Quality Down Time~

Over the weekend, I had to spend most of my time lying horizontal.  Long story short, I think I developed a minor spinal fluid leak as a result of a nasty fall on my tailbone a couple of weeks ago and had to lay low in hopes of it healing.  It worked by the way.
I wanted to do some digital scrapbooking and all I needed was my computer.  No need to get up and down to get forgotten supplies or pictures.  Before starting though, I decided to do a little cleaning and organizing of the photos that I have on my computer.  I take lots of pictures and it really needs alot of organizing.  I am the world's worst at keeping things organized and I don't mean just my photos!! Always have been and probably always will.

Even though scrapbooking is my most favorite hobby, I have really gotten behind.  You can read about that post here.  I decided to start with 2009 for the digital scrapbooking only because that was the year my youngest grandchild was born.  I've already got my traditional scrapbooking going for 2003 (about two thirds done) but it's upstairs in my sewing/craft room.  There's no rhyme or reason as to why I do something.  That's probably why I'm unorganized.  Ahem...anyway.

 As a side note, I keep my photos and digital scrapbooking supplies in an external hard drive.  One:  because they take up alot of memory on your computer.  Two:  In case my computer crashes, I don't lose my photos.
Once I did a little of that, I was ready and opened the My Memories Suite program, bought several on-sale kits from a few of my favorite digital scrapbooking sites...KB and Friends; and Just So Scrappy Too (they don't know me from Adam or Eve for that matter) and even some FREE ones.  I love the type of graphics they offer and they are so inexpensive.  Well worth the investment.
It took me a bit to get my mojo going, but once I got started it was so easy.  Now only about 96,472 more photos to go...more or less.  I lost count.  No, I didn't really count but it might as well be that many.  So I tackle it a few pages at a time and hope I get them done before the Lord calls me home!

Have a beautiful Autumn day today ~

6 comments:

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better! I admire those who scrapbook. I am not by nature a picture taker and forget my camera a lot, lol. Glad my daughters are both shutterbugs :)

Blessings!
Gail

Country Dreaming said...

Great scrapbook pages! Love the pics.

Hope you feel better.

melinda

Hope said...

Velma, I sure hope you are doing better. I can't believe you were scrapbooking while you recoop but good for you! I so need to organize my pics...I also have many! I did back them up on an external doohickey just today! How do you like that word? Shows how computer savvy I am! LOL

Take care of you!
Hugs,
Hope

Kerin said...

Good to know that you are feeling better. Love those scrapbook pages. I've not gotten up to speed with the digital stuff yet.. but it looks like fun!
Hope you have a great day. And, keep taking care of you.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Ooo Velma...I'm so glad you are ok and the rest has helped. I cringe at the thought of you hurting your back in a fall...my husband (before we were married) fell when on a ladder years ago and had to have surgery. Ten years later they did more surgery to remove a small chip that had cut into his spinal cord. It took them MONTHS to find it and he was in severe pain and couldn't work. One very smart doctor Xray'd it from an angle and there it was. They said he would never walk again...well typically he proved them wrong and he is just fine. He's never without pain but he has learned to live with it and it hasn't slowed him down much. I'm so glad you're ok or at least on the mend. Thanks for posting about digital scrapbooking...I've never tried it but after seeing your beautiful photo's I'm going to give it a whirl. Beautiful job by the way! Hope your day is a good one.
Maura :)

TinaTx said...

I hope you are feeling better!

Love the pics! It was 'suggested' that I not take up scrapbooking, considering how much 'inventory' I have for my other hobbies. If I did digital scrapbooking I would never get off the computer!

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