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  1. On 1/21/2020 at 5:10 PM, barbaraj said:

    I just finished #1 Leaving Love but no longer need it for my challenge chase. I had fun doing this and hope you will have it more often.

    I always have fun doing this also and I truly enjoy looking through layouts.  And since I so enjoy receiving comments, I try hard to leave them too!
    You’ll most likely see this challenge another month but at any rate, we can still leave comments.  :)
    And, thank you, Barbara (& everyone!) for all the lovely ones you wrote this month.  


  2. 3 hours ago, CRS said:

    Let's see if I got this all so far...I blended two papers from Tami Miller's A Good Day Collection using Syndee Nuckle's SS Paper Grungy Blends. I fixed the horizon line on my photo and cropped it. Then I added a bunch of embellishments from A Good Day Collection. Brooke took this photo while visiting with Marilyn in Indiana in October.

    Fountain.jpg.e7ce4941645d11d511c8862515bf6638.jpg

    Oh, that was SUCH a pretty day and fun time and so good to be together!   Brooke really took some awesome photos, she has a good eye.    I can’t wait to see how this turns out.  :) 


  3. 1 hour ago, lm44west said:

    Hi.  Do we have to have the layout ready the week the challenge is posted, or do we have to the end of the month?

    Hi!  You can do them anytime through the month for challenge chase and we’re always glad to see layouts, no matter what the date!  :) 


  4. 3 hours ago, angleigh said:

    So how is everyone doing?  Anyone already with the thought of "why did I sign up for this"...lol

    Funny you should ask...    I’ve been struggling with my idea.  ! got started ok and created a really nice (I thought!) cover and beginning few pages for my Walking Journal.  But, although I am fine with scrapping the mundane, this just isn’t working for me.  I like the idea, but there really isn’t enough to write or photograph and what ends up is me looking for things so it’s feeling forced.  Plus, the 3 days I’ve finished (including the garbage truck story!) take up two pages and that’s way too much for a journal I can print.  But, mostly it’s feeling like I’m “doing" just to “do" and it’s not meaningful so I think I am going to change my topic, if that’s ok?

    I wanted to make a book of my visits to my sister’s and what we did and already did a page for a challenge.  So, I’m thinking that I’ll change my PL to an “Indiana Book” and this way I’ll get it done.
    I’m also thinking that I’ll keep the Australia Photo book on the back burner and do some of those in between so maybe it won’t be so hard to do.

    These are the walking pages and cover I finished so far, I’m going to file them away for now!  As you can see, I didn’t finish the 3rd page because it wasn’t going anywhere....

    P53 2020 January 1 Title Page - Walking JP72.jpg

    P53 2020 January 2L Walking JP72.jpg

    P53 2020 January 3R Walking JP72.jpg
     


  5. 1 hour ago, Celestine said:

    Angie - just set aside the ProjectLife assignment for a day or two and come back to it. I like to think about layouts sometimes when I am doing no-brain busy work, like on a walk with the dog or in the shower or when I am dusting the house. Inspiration will come to you. As for busy-mom life 🏃‍♀️, cherish these times. They will be over in a blink. Once the boys graduate, you will be surprised at how much you miss a smelly gym, loud kids and the peskiness of other parents who show up for the party but don't help with the work. 🤣 It got so freaking QUIET after my son left for college without a troop of boys pounding through the house.

    Wise words.....   
    And funny enough - I do my best thinking in those times you described too!  I agree it’s normally because I’m doing busy work where I’m NOT thinking so the thoughts just come.   :D 


  6. 25 minutes ago, ladyscrapalot said:

    When I did a quick(ish) google search I learned there was a Windows app to convert but the reviews weren’t promising. I also learned how to change the setting on my iPhone to make (new) photos more compatible. I didn’t read anything about Dropbox so I will certainly check that out. We’ve both learned something from my PL page this week. ☺️

    Yes!  I only had 3 photos I was working with, so it was easy, but it worked!  I downloaded the photos to DropBox, then took them out to file and they were jpegs!  
    It was easy for me, but if all your phone photos are in the new format, it might be a pain having to put them back and forth.  Then again, it will probably only be the ones you need to work with that you’ll need to convert.  


  7. 41 minutes ago, ladyscrapalot said:

    Here's my week 2.

    This week has been a challenge with the camera. We decided to change cell phone companies, (and what a pain in the you know what it has been) and DH and my phone were too old to transfer over so we had to get new phones. So it's been fun trying to learn how to use the dang thing! Live photos vs regular photos, vs videos, plus Apple now uses an new file format (HEIF) which windows doesn't recognize as of yet. I'm just glad I'm starting to figure this out while just taking day to day photos and not on a once in a lifetime vacay or something.

    Kelly, I had a photo sent to me that was in the new HEIF format - me too, said “what the heck?”  when PSE told me it didn’t recognize the format, great! (insert sarcasm.)  Of course, this happened as I was making Christmas ornaments, I’d never even heard of this or that Apple was doing it.  I fast reasearched what to do and found there are some converters out there that will make the pic a jpeg, but the easiest solution I found was to put the photo(s) into DropBox, which will automatically turn it into a jpeg to accept it.  Then, all you have to do is take it out - already converted!

    Have you had any trouble with the new format?   I was amazed when the message came up because although I don’t have an iPhone, I work with all Apple products - laptop, iPad, iPod.  So, my iPad accepted the photo ok even though it didn’t tell me it was a different format.   But, once I tried to use it in PSE, that program knew! 


  8. 10 hours ago, Jane in N.Z said:

    As well as continuing my daily life pages (well monthly really) and not using the prompts I'm also going to do something different as well. I've been looking through the prompts and some good ones there so I thought I'd use one of the prompts and do a full page on that particular theme each month and I usually work in 11x8.5 but will do these in 12x12 probably using the same template :)  

    That's a good idea Jane!   I’m thinking I might incorporate a page that “speaks” to me along with my walking journal! 
    PS I LOVED your Scout page!   That little dog has so much personality and it shone in your page!  :D


  9. 8 hours ago, Vianna said:

    Thank you for the information on ranks, but honestly, I doubt I'll ever reach even 2500 😊 

    Here is a 4x6 I quickly digiscrapped to document this year's 'sloth-on-the shelf' at our house. After printing, I placed on 8x11 cardstock and in th e album, then wrote my journaling and added a few conventional embelishments without making it the page too dimensional. Much of my scrapbooking is of this type. Because it's fast and easy, I can "tell a story" almost every day & stay current with my recordkeeping. But posting in forums/galleries doesnt work for me because I make a lot of my own elements or use stuff from various digital websites and designers so ... there is that! I would like some day to take an advanced class & learn how to create more of my own elements and fine-tune the techniques I now use. 

    16 elf on shelf.jpg

    Your page is wonderful and your sloth-on-a-shelf is adorble, what a great idea!  :)  She is so festive looking and I really like her fancy CHristmas outfit and how you embellished your photo.   Scrapping is what works for you and I really like your ideas.   You can always feel free to post photos here for use to share, we’re glad to see!  Thanks so much for starting my day with a smile.   :) 


  10. 26 minutes ago, April Showers said:

    Here is the post count for each rank.

    After 2500 posts, you get the ability to change your title. I got this list from the back end of the forum. Kind of makes me want to add a few more ranks... ;)  To change your title after 2500 posts, it is the top line when you click on "Edit Profile."

    That's SO cool, thanks!  April for the information!  :) 

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