Ok, so I have this adorable and wonderful little printer from HP. It is the 475 and quite a little work hog! When I had company last week we printed until the battery ran down (and that was a lot of printing) and then plugged it into the socket and kept on going. We printed 4 x 6's right from our CF cards and the prints were great.
Then yesterday, Diva Craft Lounge on World Talk Radio announced a contest where you can win one for your very own! Now since I already have one, I didn't enter the contest, but I really think you should!! You will be thrilled if you win!!
My friend at Bluegrass Publishing sent me the final copy of my forthcoming book last night! It is always so exciting to see how it is going to look in print. I haven't seen the cover yet, it is still being designed but I have complete confidence and trust in them.
The book will be my sixth and I am so grateful to Linda at Bluegrass for giving me this opportunity to share my little verses with the world! It is a dream come true for me.
Linda is the author of such books as "The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word" and "The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Card. You can find all of our books at www.theultimateword.com .
I will give you a sneak peek at the cover as soon as I can. The title is "C is for Christmas".
My friend, Sharon Hammond, and other designers will be completing some downloads for the digital scrapper. There are some free downloads on the site and there will be more to come.
Misti, who wrote the world's neatest book on color has some downloads on the site that you should check out.
I have such reflections of the past As I picture my Mother's face And the most tender loving feelings Felt in her warm embrace... Reflections in the mirror? Yes, I see her there In the lines upon my forehead And the graying in my hair. I see her in the hand Outstretched in front of me Is that my hand I look at now Or my mother's hand I see? I hear my voice echo Words I heard her say And her phases become more prominent As I seem to use them every day. I don't really mind it That I look a bit like she did For she was my hero From the time I was a kid. And I heard her once in passing A similar story share That when she looked into her mirror.... She saw HER mother there....
ZOOMMMMM! That was the sound of June and the previous 5 months going past at a rapid pace!I have been doing belated spring cleaning (like from 2003…belated) and enjoying family from Washington state and San Francisco.
One of the wonderful things about scrapbooks created on the computer is that they can grow and develop as you do. I began an album for my brother in 1997 or so when my computing skill was in its infancy. As my abilities (and software) progressed I realized that I could do so much better. As a result, I kept postponing the presentation of the portfolio of photos until soon I was too embarrassed to do it.
Finally, the night before my brother and his family arrived; I took the album down, dusted it off, and gave it to his family. It didn’t matter to them that the old family photos had been printed out on cardstock after being scanned on a lower resolution scanner and printed on an older, less efficient printer. We looked at the album together laughing over funny memories and getting misty eyed over the pages of family members long gone from this earth but not forgotten. We giggled over some of my computer mistakes, tries and retries, and ohhhed and ahhed over special pictures of us dressed in what we considered our finery. It was such a delightful experience and what fun to have hubby, brother, sister in law, nephew, his wife, great niece and nephew all crowded around the sofa, peering over shoulders and snuggled up close in order to look at the album together. And only now do I think…that is a photo that I would have loved to have! But I have the memory of that day engraved forever in my heart and mind.
That is what scrapbooking is all about. It isn’t about perfection. It isn’t about the lastest and greatest in techniques and tools. It’s about family, friends, feelings and sharing our love. That’s why I love it!
Years ago I had this desire to write ads. I would watch something on tv that just didn't hit me right - so I would rewrite it in my mind. Who else, admit it now, did pretend tv commercials with their friends? (And when I was young our tv was barely invented...:-))
Huggy (Hubby) and I will be driving down the street and I will see something that would be a lovely idea for an ad for Bluegrass Publishing or one of my books in particular. They have actually used a couple of my ideas...made me so proud...hehe but some have not been publish worthly altho I think they are fun.
I thought it might be fun to share some of them with you. I keep forgetting that this is my own space and I can do whatever I want to...keep waiting for someone to tell me that I can't post anything about products for sale, etc. So, indulge me if I do a bit of tooting my own horn. It's all in fun.