Monday, July 30, 2007

Memories, memories, memories


Looking at pictures from my past really digs up memories. It's like a thread that I follow that goes from topic to topic. After working on the picture of my very first roommate it makes me remember the very next one which was a nightmare. She came apart at the seams when it didn't take a detailed message like I was her secretary or something, she screamed when I went to a movie with her younger brother. I was 7 months older and it "just wasn't right". Egads, you'd think I was going to seduce him or something. We were just friends. We both liked movies. He took me to see Star Wars. He started my addiction.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Yes, I did the requisite thing...


I played in a band. It was hard work. the hardest was set up and sound checks for our shows. We went to Houston and recorded a demo. Pretty boring. I wasn't set up for the musician lifestyle. The pictures aren't great but they did make me remember. Maybe someday I'll dig up the posters I have for a couple of our shows.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

My small space


When I left Japan I really thought I'd never look back. However, there are some things I miss. It was fabulously easy to clean, 2 hours max. I couldn't accumulate too much because there wasn't any room. I really appreciate that now. I also lost a lot of weight because I had to ride my bike or walk nearly everywhere in town. I didn't spend a lot of time at home. I made a lot of money and didn't have many bills. sigh. It was a good time. Why did I want to get married???

Here are some other features of my apartment. In order to make the kitchen photo I had to join three photos together. It didn't work really well but it gives an idea.

Two page spread

I didn't like the background on the bottom page so I used the same color but a different paper that I then colorized to match.

It was a small, crowded but really fun birthday!

Friday, July 20, 2007

What would life be without high school graduation pictures?

this one was interesting, the template inspired the pictures to be used, the notebook paper and staples suggested school and the only school photo I had were of me leaving school.

Also, I was working on this one when I had the little beer incident, all is well though! Whew!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A little trek through my past. Read the captions....


Learned new things here. Any one heard of Pass Through? I challenge you!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Not Scrap Girls but Little Dreamer


I was wrong I thought I got it from Scrapgirls but I got it from Little Dreamers
http://www.littledreamerdesigns.com/

Problem solved and Illustrated.



Kris said I should and so I did!

Monday, July 16, 2007

It's been awhile...


So I had to get back to work, even though I should be doing housework or bills or something mundane but I just can't get motivated. These are pictures I scanned with Ritha's wonderful scanner (Canon 9950). It is an old style disk film which has 15 pictures around a center wheel. I scan the negative at 1200 dpi, select and copy the entire photo area I want to use, immediately create a new document which just happens to be the size of the photo area I just copied. Of course it include ugly edges and things and it is crooked, and every which way since the photos are around the wheel. However, Photoshop has that lovely and easy to use straighten tool. Once the picture is straight I can crop it easily. Since I scanned them at 1200 dpi I can blow them up quite a bit. I was actually looking to pay a company to do that for me. I'm so glad I tried it on my own first. I just saved hundreds of dollars. Of course the pictures aren't great but it's fun to look at them.

Friday, July 6, 2007


I finally finished the scanning. I found these photos which I thought I'd lost. This was a really fun trip. Really fun to scrap too.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

My mother's shower which she couldn't attend


I loved this story when my Mom told me. The smile on my Grandmother's face is wonderful - I think she's really having a good time. I'll check and see how closely you're looking - I did something cool to 3 of the 4 photos.