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journaling

Have you taken any pictures?

Pamibe mentions in the comments that she didn’t take any pictures Christmas day.   That doesn’t mean she has nothing to scrap.  If she has pictures before Christmas or after of the tree or other things around the house, you can use those pictures.  Then for the actually day, just write about what happened.  No … Continue reading »

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Another one bites the dust

Finally the boys get a full week of school.  Phew.  In the meantime, here is another one of my spring break pages… another one bites the dust, another one gone, another one gone… Yep.  Page by page I am getting through this.  What do you think?  Like the colors?  What about the elements on the … Continue reading »

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Happy Anniversary Pan

“To the best husband a woman could ever ask for. Your the best thing that has happened to me and I am glad to call it out to the world.” Okay, so now you know how I feel about the man in my life that has been my anchor for the last 24 years. TIP: … Continue reading »

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To justify or not

For those who love the look of justified text and are disappointed that it is not included in Paintshop Pro, there is a work around, albeit, a somewhat lengthy one but with a great advantage (spell check). So here is a step by step on how I justify my text in PSP. 1. The first … Continue reading »

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Grand Hotel, Point Clear

Mired ©Created by Jill; template by fiddle-dee-dee designs; Grand Hotel photographers    As a wedding present Pan’s sister and brother-in-law gave us a three day stay at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. Elegant and decadent doesn’t even begin to describe what a wonderful place it is. Something straight of the movies. And with … Continue reading »

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Talking to myself

Although I have mentioned it before, I’m going to say it again. Don’t forget to scrap about yourself. And when it comes to journaling there are so many avenues you can take. And what to all of us do from time to time? Talk to ourselves. Yeah, you know you do it too. So that … Continue reading »

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The Five W’s

You remember from them from school, don’t you? The Who, What, When, Where & Why. As you are journaling it is important to try and include each in the text. Of course, you are going to include the who and the what, but sometimes we forget about the when, where and why. Using the page … Continue reading »

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Don’t make my mistake

When you are including information that you have gotten off the web or from a book, make sure you include the information on your page, in the info box of your graphics program or in the caption. You never know when you, your child or your grandchild may need that info for further research and … Continue reading »

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What the Flick

Is a challenge at Gotta Pixel. You are given a movie poster and challenged to make a layout using it as your inspiration. A recent poster gave me the idea to do a page explaining the Japanese 7-5-3 Festival celebrated for children in Japan. This was important to me as one of my granddaughters is … Continue reading »

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Historically correct?

One of the things we need to be including in our scrapbooking is information about our ancestors. For years I thought our great grandmother immigrated from Sweden. Now it appears it was her father that immigrated and she was born in Mississippi. But that may be incorrect as well. So far no documentation has arisen … Continue reading »

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