April Showers

Jumpstart January 2013

559 posts in this topic

January 11 Speedbump - DONE!!

 

I use Time Machine on my Mac computer. I also have an external hard drive I put everything on and then I also burn CDs/DVD's so I have a hard copy of my favorite things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

January 12 - TASK 9

 

Choose a tutorial from the Scrap Girls Blog, Newsletter or University with new technique you would like to try.

Requirement is included in Task 10!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't tried Scrapgirl University before but it is awesome!!! I am going to figure out how to use the paper templates I just got.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

January 12 - TASK 9

 

Choose a tutorial from the Scrap Girls Blog, Newsletter or University with new technique you would like to try.

Requirement is included in Task 10!

 

can it be a technique that you're brushing up on (haven't used it in a year and can't remember how so need to relearn) or do you want it brand spanking new?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Completed Task 5 - Got links of layouts I commented on and saved as Favorites

Completed Task 6 - Chose layout to scraplift and photos to use

Completed Task 7 - Have meaningful journaling to use

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

January 12 - TASK 9

 

Choose a tutorial from the Scrap Girls Blog, Newsletter or University with new technique you would like to try.

Requirement is included in Task 10!

 

If I want to try one of the hybrid crafts I haven't done before is that considered a new technique? Or, should it just be an actual techinique?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

January 12 - TASK 9

 

Choose a tutorial from the Scrap Girls Blog, Newsletter or University with new technique you would like to try.

Requirement is included in Task 10!

 

can it be a technique that you're brushing up on (haven't used it in a year and can't remember how so need to relearn) or do you want it brand spanking new?

 

I was just reading your post about using the burn tool and read the tutorials Teresa recommended. Posted on there that I can't wait to use the technique in the SG University tutorial she found. Now I really have an excuse to use it!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Task #8. I backup my supplies and photos once a month onto an ehd. I usually do this after I've unpacked my latest Club delivery. I use the backup function in PSE for my photos and LOs. For scrapbooking supplies I use the normal copy/paste.

 

I find PSE very frustrating, espeically now I have so many photos etc. The backup takes forever and there are no reassuring messages saying that things are happening. At a number of stages in the process the computer just sits and blinks at me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Task #9 - like MariJ I too would like to try a hybrid craft. Keeping my fingers crossed that we're allowed to!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Task 8 complete. 9 Out of 10 is the layout I did. I scraplifted Jody's Ring of Kerry. I loved the greens in this and the beautiful rainbow. I added a gradient rainbow to my background.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SpeedBump: All my scrapping stuff is saved on to an external hard drive that automatically copies to a larger external drive weekly. Its a bit touchy and sometimes if power fluctuates the process is interrupted. I do need to double check it now and again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speedbump: a well needed reminder, thank you! I use a EHD for back up, I have to start it manually. I'm thinking of some cloud-based back up but haven't decided yet.

Now all my photos and all my SG stuff is backed up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a little behind with my tasks, so quick update to keep me on track - I'm a good way through task 8, I need to include some embellishments but struggling deciding where I want my title. Speed bump #2 is something on my task list anyway (I aim to check it is all working every 3 months). Task 9 I've bookmarked a few pages from the university to decide on.

 

When I write it out like that, it looks better than I thought :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

January 11 speed bump:

I use Carbonite as an ongoing backup, and I know it's working because I've checked it from another computer and was able to download files.

I had it turned off while we were on vacation, but it worked diligently all night and I am all backed up now.

I also do periodic (theoretically weekly but not always good about connecting) backups to an EHD using Windows backup. I have also restored from there, so, again, it's been checked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

January 14 - TASK 10

Go through the tutorial you chose and spend some time experimenting with and applying the things you learned.

 

Requirement: Post a link to the tutorial you chose and give a brief description of the technique you tried.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Task #10

Here is my link to a tutorial in SG University "Chalking Around PNG Brush Files Or Clip Art Using the Burn Tool"

This tut teaches you how to achieve a chalked effect on your layout by using the burn tool. I played around with it last week after reading about it in another forum on a question posted by Sanot. Teresa answered the question and posted this link. I decided then I was going to use it soon on a layout and then came to this forum and saw Task #9! It is really a neat effect that I have never used before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

January 14 - TASK 10

Go through the tutorial you chose and spend some time experimenting with and applying the things you learned.

 

Requirement: Post a link to the tutorial you chose and give a brief description of the technique you tried.

 

Valerie - are we OK to try a hybrid craft tutorial?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

January 14 - TASK 10

Go through the tutorial you chose and spend some time experimenting with and applying the things you learned.

 

Requirement: Post a link to the tutorial you chose and give a brief description of the technique you tried.

 

Valerie - are we OK to try a hybrid craft tutorial?

 

A hybrid craft tutorial will work. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am joining late and I have lots to do to get all caugt up I just finished task #1

I had so much in my zip files it took me an hour!!

I do the method that was taught by Ro way back when. I still do it taht way. I like it. I just need to unzip my files when I get them. LOL

 

Off to do more today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Task 9 and 10

 

as I was looking for the next task, I saw ScrapGram's answer to Task 10. Since i hadn't picked a tuturial yet, that one caught my eye. What a great find. I could not find it in the SG unversity just looking, so I followed the link. Love it!

 

Here is the link again. Chalking Around PNG Brush Files Using The Burn Tool

 

I so cannot wait to use it on a page. I tried using a brush on a layer and then selecting that and burning around it like in the tutorial. That works just as well as a PNG file and then I didn't have to try and dig up a PNG file. I already had the brush in my PSE7.0 I am so seeing this becoming a big part of my scrapping now.

 

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

task #2

I like the butterfly dream notebook for journalling notebook

I also like the wordart rough and tumble and freindship and more from BrayEvie

And Brandy Murry's alpha stingalpha string

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now