I guess I forgot to post the sketch I made for ASB this week, huh?! Link to ASB is on the right. There you will find the .psd template for the digi scrapbookers out there. Here's the sketch: And here's my layout: Fun, huh?! LOL
I'm back at it! I signed up for another digital scrapbooking class. I have taken the class at BPS, by Renee Pearson, as any loyal reader will know, and I learned a lot. Jessica has a totally different style, so I knew I'd learn different things from her. So class started this week at her website: Jessica Sprague Here are the two layouts I did between last night and this morning. They are both Quick Pages, which means that Jessica designed them, and I just had to add photos and journalling. THat is so cool, except I feel like I can only use the page once. So when I get more time to fight with the laptop (yep, still doing that) I'll make some pages with the elements that she gave us.
Anyway, the photos are on the PC so I have to publish this then go back on that laptop and add photos- and links I just noticed. Why can't we put links on Blogspot from a MAC???? I don't have a way to change font styles, bold, sizes, etc, on here. I don't get it. Who talked me into buying a Mac, anyway???????? This is all Jessica Sprague- her papers, her everything. ;)
Let's just say I'm getting there. I found on their website tutorials for "switchers" (that's me! Switchers are people who are switching from PC to Mac), which seems to be helping a lot. I sure was missing that right mouse button! So that's good news. I still need to buy PSE 4.0 for Mac, which is what made me buy another laptop anyway- becuase my other one was SO SLOW. So now I have 2 laptops open on my dining room table. The one I'm using now (the Mac) and the other one that has all my stuff and my links on it! Haven't figured all that out yet. lol
I have, though, uploaded pictures from my camera onto the Mac, which was SO EASY (except without PSE I can't save them smaller to email them yet. lol)
Anyway, we're coming along...... me and my new Mac.
As any of my longtime readers (HA!! Like there are any of those! lol) know, I was in serious need of a new laptop. SERIOUS!! I finally have one! I bought a MacBook Pro!! It's horrendously expensive, and I'm not too sure about it yet. I was all set to get Bootcamp, but Windows on it, and my much-needed PSE 5.0. BUT we downloaded Bootcamp just to find out you need one specific version of Windows XP. And, of course, it's not the one version we own. So there goes that idea. Then I figured we'd wait until the new OS comes out, which I wanted to wait for, but decided I couldn't wait. Then I'll put Windows on it. Maybe. Here's my dilema there. I would have to partition my hard drive to put PC stuff on. So where do my photos go? On the side that Mac can see- so I can use iPhoto? Or on the side that PC can see- so I can used the afforementioned PSE? So I asked around, and now I think I'll downgrade to PSE 4.0 for Mac, just to avoid that problem. Long story short, I can't make my digi pages yet.
Here's another problem. I hooked up my EHD, found my photo file for 2007, and dragged (drug?) it to the desktop. It started to copy. Then a few seconds into it (12 pictures into March, to be exact) it stopped. It tried to copy further, but the little wheelie thing that indicates we're waiting for something came on, and never went off. I walked away and came back. Nope. Not going to happen. So I unplugged my EHD (which I found out a Mac doesn't like. Apparently you have to do something weird and "eject" it first. I knew that was an iTunes thing on my PC, but I can't find and/or remember to do it for EVERYTHING. Especially when the little rainbow wheelie thing won't let me click on anything.) So then after the Mac yelled at me for not ejecting the EHD, the wheelie thing stopped, and it stopped trying to copy. THis whole thing happened 3 times! (Including getting yelled at for not remembering to eject the EHD!)
Anyway, I have 2 1/2 months worth of pictures in iPhoto right now.
I was also misled into thinking that, having a laptop, I could carry it into any situation where there's free internet flying around the airwaves, open up the laptop, and BAM have my precious internet. Ummm. No. It took half an hour and a password to get internet AT HOME!! And now, everytime I have to open and/or restart my computer, I have to go through getting connected to the internet. WAY more work than I expected. Where are all the Mac lovers now?? How do you explain making me believe something that isn't true?
Speaking of misinformed- I can't print either. I have a wireless network with dh's computer and I have to figure out how to add a printer to this thing. I thought Macs were supposed to be easy??? Hmmmm???!!
So, Mac people, how do you make the left arrow/End button go to the end of the line? Do you have to hit the cute little apple button along with it? And why is there a "Num Lock" key when there's not a 10 key number pad? The numbers should be locked anyway, right? I'm sure I'll have more basic Mac questions at another time. This is getting long and I still want to add my first Mac Photo to this post. Ready to be scared??? Okay....
So I have iChat (I think. Do you have to subscribe to iWeb or whatever it is to use iChat????), but no one to chat with. I'm the only person I know who has a Mac, or any type of web cam that I know of. I know, poor me!! lol Anyone want to iChat with me????
Okay, I"m ready to finish this up. I hope this is the only Mac-phobe post I have. I hope to have it all together (emotionally speaking) by the next post. I'll let you know!!!
Guess what I started?!! Yep, I love Christmas! And I really want to learn stained glass, so this is the first step! Front: So I bought glass by Ranger at the stamp store and used copper tape (which I ordered from TAC, of course, even though I don't know the manufacturer). I sandwiched the photos and paper (basic grey, I think????) and copper taped it last weekend, but I was afraid to try the soldering part. Today I was home with my sick ds, so while he was napping I pulled it out and made these! I can totally tell which one I did first (BAD), and which I did second (not as bad). I love it! Back:
My name is Nicky Hurt. I am: a wife, mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, aunt, sister-in-law, digi scrapbooker, scrapbooking class collector, scrapbooking supply collector, roadside photographer, Air Force wife, hiker, camper, outdoorsman (when it's warm!), Alaskan, creator, TV watcher, crocheter, PEO Sister, design team member, and reader. I find that I'm getting more and more neurotic, and slightly more sarcastic every year.
" ...but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less." -Anna Quindlen