you know, you hear horror stories about external hard-drives failing and stuff blowing up...but you never think it can happen to you. until it happens to you.
somehow, someway, my photoshop elements 6 was corrupted and my ehd failed today.
luckily my photos are backed up on cd...but most of digital stash is GONE.
so what can you do?
i was tempted to throw the computer out the window and cry in my corner...but then i thought....hey! a brand new start:)
so i salvaged what i could...the daily digi files, stuff from designhousedigital and designerdigitals and i started to make a page. now i am working with pse8, no actions or anything...until i get put them back in.
all my pages from the next few days will be raw and minimal.
to use some AWESOME quickpages:)
this weekend was jessica sprague's third anniversary and to celebrate she organized a massive blog hop. quick pages GALORE!
i snagged them all and am planning to use them for my catch up pages.
more coming soon!
i have had album/craft storage on my mind for the last few weeks.
just a quick runthrough so it can become more solid in my brain:)
i have a backlog of printed pictures. those are all in photoboxes waiting for me to scrap them with paper. the paper pages i complete will go into four 8.5x11 hiller three ring binders that are organized with stacy julians LOM system. eventually i will branch out into 8.5x11 digital pages...but not for now:) i REALLY want to use up at least 50% of my paper stash this year.
because i am LOVING digital right now, most of my recent pages are going into 8x8 shutterfly books. i am making a series of our 2010 year in the life with all the things we do, chronological of course. that just makes me HAPPY:) so many pages and memories into such little space. awesome.
the overflow of pictures that do not make it into my shutterfly books go into another LOM set, this time american crafts 8x8 cloth binders. i have them organized into a very specific plan and i am LOVING them. costco prints are the way to go with these and they are not in any chronological order. i LOVE it.
all of this stuff is contained into one cabinet. space is very important right now and we are having to constantly declutter to stay sane. my paper supplies are also organized in plastic shoeboxes in one side of our cabinets and hidden from view. it is crazy to think that i went from one complete room dedicated to my supplies to one corner in my living room.
right now i am running the gamut from digital pages to paper pages and back. it RULES!
you can use the template as the base your digital layout or take the idea and use it as a sketch for your paper page. maybe you would like to try hybrid? you can do that TOO! cathy Z posted a great tutorial
i dig scrapping. it's just the endless figuring out where to put what that kills me.
digital scrapbooking to the rescue!
these days the most a 2 page spread takes me is about an hour. forget about taking stuff out and getting prepared for paper scrapping. it is all contained on my ehd:) seriously it makes me REALLY happy
2 page template by mandagirl and modified.
all elements from this week's freebie @ kscraps (karen funk) LOVE her freebies:)
Easing myself back into scrapping. the next couple of weeks will be killer here as we wrap up the last 2 weeks of school.
everyone will be at new places and i am going to try and take advantage of this last summer without someone in HIGH SCHOOL:) yikes!
SURPRISE! no templates on this one:) and a 2 pager even:)
i love the papers that anna aspnes created for the challenge forum at designer digitals.
can you believe they are free? neither can i:)
i also discovered a WONDERFUL new (to me) designer @ suddenly artistic. she make the most BEAUTIFUL word art and posts it for FREE? could you believe? it is mindboggling how much neat stuff is out the on the net for free and i am so grateful for it.
Every month the owners of the yahoo group scrapfriendly send the member an envie for us to use.
this is what i came up with.
all i added was the ribbons, photo corners and tab.
i ADORE challenges. they are the best to get you out of the box.
thinking of doing some paper scrapping when i finishing recuperating from this week:)