Yesterday I finally got set up to start scanning in all my old paper scrapbooks. I've been wanting to do this for a long time, but the immensity of the project has kept me from getting started. But I guess the air was extra special yesterday because I've made a start. And it's become clear that I will probably be scanning in pages for the next twenty years.
It's amazing to think that most of the photos in these books were taken with a film camera, and that these scrapped copies are the only copies of the photos I have. It's also a bit shocking how much my own scrapping style has changed. Going digital really allowed me to step things up several notches.
I'm sure I'll have more updates and thoughts as my scanning progress continues. But I just wanted to give myself a pat on the back for getting started. If you've made the switch from paper to digital, what has that meant for your paper scrapbooks?
Next week is the last week before we get into lots of Christmas excitement. Here's a little sneak peek of what's coming.
After a long stretch of rain and clouds, yesterday the sky cleared up, the sun came out and the temperature dropped considerably. Woke up this morning to a very cold house, but the sun is still out so I guess that's a consolation.
We're in the midst of a big push, trying to get various things finished before out-of-town family starts arriving on Saturday for Thanksgiving festivities. Yesterday I made a practice round of mashed potatoes for a party. I feel pretty confident about mashed potatoes now. It's nice to feel like something from the Thanksgiving menu isn't a mystery.
The cookie jar is empty, and the house is cold, so that's a perfect combination for a little afternoon baking!
As promised in the title of this post, it is Throwback Thursday, and it's fun to remember that just a year ago I was enjoying the sunny desert in Egypt! Speaking of traveling, have you seen the new map feature on Pinterest? I'm sure I'll be making my own map soon. It seems like a cool, new way to look at pins, and I'm starting to think of new pin boards to take advantage. What do you imagine using it for?
What a busy time of year it is! I'm starting to feel a bit nervous about everything I want to get done. And honestly, what I'm mostly doing is watching Doctor Who, so I'm not sure that bodes well for getting anything else done before Christmas. We'll be traveling in December to Mexico, so there's a lot to do to get ready for that trip, and we've got family coming in for Thanksgiving next week. Busy, busy!
Things are so busy that I double booked bundles this week, one for Thanksgiving and one for Hanukkah. Enjoy!
I joined with various people on the internet on Wednesday to capture the daily routine of a typical day. It was fun to bring special meaning to a regular day, as well as to see the lives of strangers pass by in my Instagram feed. I'm counting this as a warm up exercise. I managed to capture some moments, but a lot slipped by. Looking forward to giving it another try.
Next week I have not one, but two bundles! The holidays are upon us!
Running a site like this means that I should be up on social media. I think I manage to do an okay job running the Pixel Scrapper Facebook page, and when it comes to Twitter...well...I do my best. But my favorite place on the internet, current site excluded, is Pinterest. I just love the constant stream of ideas and jokes and delicious food. My life has certainly become much richer since I joined. These days the thing to do seems to be to bemoan the amount of time spent pinning instead of actually doing stuff, but I find that for myself the time I spend pinning is time well spent. I am always finding ideas to use in designing, or cooking, or just for regular living. I am also always on the lookout for things to help me manage my pinning, it is part of my job after all ;).
Tracking and knowing what's going on with your pins is still a kind of watery area, but a few sites are emerging to help you better manage your pin time. One site that I've been trying out lately is Viraltag.com. This site actually lets me schedule a bunch of pins at once, so that I don't have to bombard you all at once with the wonderful things I find. Currently I use it mostly to pin things from Pixel Scrapper, but who knows where it will take me in the future.
Do you use Pinterest? Do you find it's a time sucker or an idea giver?