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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Grandfather Granddaughter Moments

I created this layout a couple of days ago for the 3 kits 3 ways challenge at Designer Digitals at I love this photo of Emma and my Dad during our visit to the Keys this past February. It was fun to use the 3 kits (the flowers, the patterned paper, and the "Moment in Time Mask" which the brown patterned paper is clipped to. For all of the products used and designers names go to my gallery at Designer Digitals.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Fitness Journal layout and resolution inspired by @CathyZielske

CZ-healthy-living-may-2010-, originally uploaded by jimbethmag.

You have to start somewhere -- I made this page to document where I am starting on my journey to better health -- moving more and eating less and better.

Monday, May 10, 2010

My layouts included in Ali Edwards' Week in the Life Samples Blog post

Wow, I am SO excited to be included in this post on Ali Edwards' blog  She's a "celebrity" in the scrapbooking world and I love her style and philosophy of memory keeping. Check out all the great samples -- mine is the second Beth towards the bottom.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Decided to just jump in & start somewhere on #weekinthelife

So I decided to just jump on it and get started somewhere on my Week in the Life album.  I bought the digital templates by Ali Edwards available at Designer Digitals and after searching through all the digital paper I already own I decided to use the Bluebells and Daffodils paper back by Jesse Edwards also available from Designer Digitals.  I liked the muted color palette and the spring flower designs which go well with the Spring time frame of this album.  It also has grey in it and that way I can use the grey Ali's tags in the templates without having to buy the full set up tags with the PSD files so I can change the color -- plus I like the grey.  I figure my photos have a lot of color so the paper doesn't need to and won't compete with the photos.  At this point I don't know if I am going to do an all digital album or if I am going to use baseball card protectors so that I can include some actual paper emphemera -- maybe I will do that for some days where I have a lot of stuff and not for other days?  I don't need to decide now.  I will probably also do what Ali describes in her blog post Bringing it all Together - The Words, and do a variety of things with my journaling and include some whole pages of journaling too.

So, I am trying to remember to not make this too complicated and enjoy the process -- plus there's no deadline! I'll be posting my pages on Flickr as I finish them.  Just go to my Flickr photostream -- or check the left of this blog for my Flickr slideshow.