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  • Birthday 11/22/1971

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    aspiring photographer and family historian

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  1. Reminiscing

    searching for old layouts

    Guess what! I decided to search my files again after looking in my gallery here and seeing a few more layouts I didn't remember. I started to wonder if I somehow lost all my 2010 layouts. But I found them! Silly me! Many years ago, I dumped all my layouts up through 2012 into a folder I titled "2012 Scrapbook Pages," a folder I didn't bother to look in earlier today, assuming it was only 2012 pages. 🙄 This was a reasonable assumption, because every year since then, I have created a new folder for each year's layouts. Yay for being organized. Hopefully better someday! 😊
  2. Reminiscing

    searching for old layouts

    That must be it Carla! The photos are the right ones and it matches the speed scrap directions. Thank you so very much! I don't remember making it and I did not find it in all my file searching on my computer or at my Smugmug site where I back up all my images. I wonder what happened to it. Well, at least I can download the web size version. Thanks for the directions to look at all my layouts too. That link is kind of hidden, though easy enough once you know where it is.
  3. Reminiscing

    searching for old layouts

    By the way, I do have all the original photos from my son's birthday, more than what would have been on the scrapbook page. Here are a few, in case you know somewhere to look for scrapbook pages and want to check to see if you found the one I'm looking for.
  4. I'm searching for an old scrapbook layout I made October 21, 2010, for a speed scrap here. I found my text notes about it, including all the steps for the speed scrap, the designer credits, and my journaling. But I've searched my files and I can't find the actual layout! Such a mystery! So I decided to come search my old gallery here. But I can only find my albums, none of which contain this layout. I remember we could have layouts that weren't filed into albums. How do I find those? I know I uploaded more layouts in the few years I was active here (2007 - 2010) than appear in the albums I find in my profile now. Did some layouts get lost when the forum was redesigned? Thanks for any clues. No worries -- I don't expect the gallery to be a storage place -- but I'm very curious about this layout! If you're curious about the details I mentioned, here they are: Task 1: Birthdays are about how the birthday girl wants it! You are to choose a sketch or scraplift another layout and alter it some way or use it in a different way than normal. AMC_SS_DLT_Pic-a-Plenty1_12x12_PSD I stretched and smooshed the photos and rotated them so they go diagonally across the center of the page. Task 2: We love to celebrate, so choose a photo or two of a celebration..no matter how big or how little the celebration. These are the 6 best photos from our little family celebration of my son's 3rd birthday last November. Task 3: Parties are full of energy & fun so choose 2 papers that are complementary colors (opposites on the color wheel); be sure to use at least 1 patterned paper. AMC_ParkPlay_Paper_Green-Circles ABR_Commotion_12x12_Solid_Red Task 4: The birthday cake is round topped with 6 wonderful candles. Use at least 3 Round embellishments from these: 1 ribbon/lace, 7 others. Try and cluster most of your elements together. ABR_Commotion_Stripe_Circle ABR_Commotion_Button_Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow TKA_SS_Emb_WrnkldSticks_Circle ABR_GypsyBoots_stitching_zigzag 3 from Chelle's Creations red ribbon from somewhere I don't remember Task 5: No party is complete without decorations! Use tape, tacks or brads to "attach" your photos and embellishments to your layout. ABR_Commotion_Tape (4 different pieces) ABR_GypsyBoots_staple1 Task 6: All the best parties are talked about for weeks after the fun is over. Journal about your celebration, emphasizing 6 key words. (i.e. using a different color or font, word art, highlighter etc). The girls wanted to get Ian presents on his birthday, Caroline wants tap shoes so she can switch to the ballet/tap class at M&S Studios, where her friend is enrolled, and I thought I'd get some powdered sugar and cocoa powder to make Ian's cupcakes. I was going to make soccer ball cupcakes. But by the time we'd gone through the errands, including mailing a bill and a spontaneous visit to the Blockbuster Video that's going out of business, it felt too late to be making a cake, so I decided to buy one. When we got home the girls eagerly rushed to decorate the cake and (Caroline) brownies and I wrapped up the presents. One present remained unwrapped because I wasn't done when Ian came into the dining room and found me! Some of these photos were taken by Rhiannon. We found the wrapping paper at Target this afternoon. I used every bit of it to wrap his presents. Everyone was very excited. Ian picked out the cars that go in this truck at Target today; Rhiannon picked out the truck. Caroline picked out a dance mat, but I didn't get a chance to bring it in from the van before the birthday celebrating started. Ian was far more interested in his new toys than in cake, to his sisters' disappointment. Caroline decorated her safe brownies we buy at Ukrop's. What a wonderful big sister Ian has! Rhiannon not only decorated his birthday cake, but she also tasted it to make sure it was good. I added the yellow design. The yellow blob is my attempt at a heart, at Rhiannon's request. She says she would have written more, like Ian's name, but she ran out of room. I added his name. Gotta have a name on a birthday cake! Caroline says her brownies were delicious. Ian preferred them too. I asked Ian how old he is. One? I asked, holding up one finger. He said, Okay! and held up his own finger. No, I said, Two? holding up two fingers. Okay! he said. LOL No, you're THREE! we said.
  5. Reminiscing

    Not a newbie

    Thank you!
  6. Reminiscing

    Not a newbie

    Guess what! I was able to log in with Reminiscing. When I tried this afternoon, I used "mom2rci" which was my original username here, before I asked to change it to Reminiscing. At the time of that change I was told that Reminiscing would show up as my name, but that I'd still log in with "mom2rci." I guess with the forum remodel, my username got fully changed to Reminiscing. So no need to do anything. I can access my original account now. Edited to add: Wait, there is something that needs to change. My original account, Reminiscing, still has my old Verizon email address attached to it, but I no longer have access to that email. I used my current address to make the michelepixels account. I'll write to Angie about this. Thanks for all the welcomes! I remember all of you.
  7. Reminiscing

    Not a newbie

    Scrapgirls was my original digiscrap stomping ground since I became a member in 2007. My username was Reminiscing. I see some familiar names. But this new forum won't let me log in with my Reminiscing username. I also tried clicking on the Contact and Email links on a couple of the pages and nothing happened. (Maybe it doesn't work in the Safari browser I use.) I came by because I wanted to look in my old gallery, containing the scrapbook pages I made while I was a Scrapgirls devotee from 2007 to 2010 or 2011. I tried to do a search in the gallery for my username (before I created this new username) but it didn't bring up my pages. Was my gallery and entire account deleted? I know it's my own fault since I don't hang out here anymore, but being a sentimental sort (after all, I AM a scrapbooker) I feel a little sad. I haven't lost any pages. I just thought coming back here would be any easy way to look at my oldest pages, which I was inspired to do this afternoon. How is everyone here, and how's it going? I will always be grateful to Scrapgirls for giving me a good start in digiscrapping, with the challenges, games, classes, and friendly people in an active forum. Michele Kendzie in Fredericksburg, Virginia, originally known as Reminiscing, but later I used michelepixels everywhere else I've been in the digiscrap world p.s. Edited to add . . . Oh my gosh! This place isn't purple anymore!
  8. Reminiscing

    Old Old Member Dropping in to Say Hello

    Hi! I remember all of you!!!
  9. Hi! I looked for a general chatting forum, but this looks like the most appropriate for a simple hello. I was active at ScrapGirls from 2007 to around 2010. After that I explored the possibilities of scrapping for hire and starting a photography business. My kids are now 15, nearly 13, and nearly 10, still homeschooling, and wonderful people! We still live in Fredericksburg, Virginia. During the last several years I've nearly completely dropped scrapbooking and then got back into it again. I'm attached to a different digiscrap place now, but I will always have a fondness in my heart for Scrapgirls, which I consider to be where I got my start. I learned all the basics here. It's like my digiscrap family of origin. I scanned a few threads and remember a lot of names. It's good to see you again! And I'm glad ScrapGirls is still going after all these years (I know so many sites have closed!). Last year I got back into digital scrapbooking and this year I'd say I've definitely re-established the habit. I put my scrapbook pages in galleries on my own website now, so you can take a look if you like. If you look in my gallery here at Scrapgirls you'll see my kids when they were little and my current galleries will show you how big they've gotten. I hope the people I remember from way back when see this and know I'm grateful to you for your part in helping me get started in this awesome hobby. If you recognize my username at all, then I mean you too! Thank you! p.s. Editing to add that my avatar is a current-ish photo (2014) and still the one I use for everywhere from FB to other forums, but my signature is older! I have been using PS+LR CC for a year and a half now. Still rocking the old Rebel T1i though!