Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy 2010

One of my New Year's resolutions is to get (and stay) caught up with my scrapbooking. Part of that is going to be using DIGITAL scrapbooking. I think I am going to do all my little "special" albums and gift albums (etc.) digitally. Then I can just print the pages on nice paper and use my handy dandy BindItAll to make them books. It will be quicker (and likely cheaper) than trying to do 3 or 4 different albums of the same event/pictures. (Also, I should really include the fact that it means more time on my new laptop.)

In that vein - here is the first page I created digitally. This was made using the free digi-scrap program called Scrapbook Flair. You can get it HERE. It is pretty easy to use, there are a few things I would change about it - like it won't let you spin/flip embellishments, etc. But, since I don't have photoshop or any other fancy type photo editing program - it works pretty well. The kit I used for this page is from SHABBY PRINCESS. There are tons of gorgeous freebies there for you to download!

This is the front page of the album. My kids and I went to Florida with my folks. We spent some time with my sister who lives down there. We got to stay in the house my parents bought to retire to ... my sister and her family are going to live there for a while, but we got the run of the place before they moved in. This trip actually happened in APRIL 2009!! I'm glad I've decided to go digital, this way I can print a copy for me, one for Angie (my sis) and one for my mom easily - without having to do 3 entire scrapbooks!
Another of my resolutions is to be better about blogging. I'd gotten in a bad way for a while where I was barely posting once a week and that is just not good enough! I figure that between digital scrapbooking, catching up my 'paper' scrapbooking, and still keeping an eye on cards and challenges, I should be able to come up with something to post nearly every day.
I'm also setting a goal of working out 3 or 4 times a week. I've passed 30 now and I need to be more careful with my body. I like working out, it is just a bit of a hassle to get to it. So, I'm going to make an effort to get my house on a good evening schedule that has a specific work out time!
I think that's about it for me... Enjoy your weekend!!


Cindy Haffner said...

Your Album is GORGEOUS. What great memories!! Hugs Cindy

Danni said...

Gorgeous page!!

Crafting Joanne said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Gorgeous album page.


Joanne xx

Risa said...

Hello Diana and Happy New Year wishes to you and your family!
Your album page is gorgeous and thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa T said...

What a cute photo of Cam & Chloe. :) Digital sounds like a good way to go since you can print off multiple copies for everyone. I'm getting back into the exercise routine, so I know what you mean about finding (really making) time to work out.

Micki said...

I love your album.... I really need to get 'with' it too....maybe 2010 will be the year! Great album :-)