Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In my Element


Things are a bit droopy as I play catch up.  The rain is making the peonies sag so I'll need to go rescue some more.

Before she left my DD reminded me that I had said we could even just sit around and do some crafting! Not.


Only the grand and messy kiddies got a chance to do that.


There were a few curves in the week's plans

DD got a cold from her Dad and shared it with her bunk mates who passed it on to their mother!



It was a good thing we got our trip to the city in.  Except for springing for snack, I left no cash behind at Chapter's although DD has told me all about Kobo.  yes!!!  Likey!
I did take advantage of DD and we scooped double coupons at Michael's.  I had to scoop quickly as the grand kiddies parents were arriving for the rest of the festivities.  I think we all had a good time.

But the rain is settling the dust after everyone left and I'm back to work.



The Altered Book is coming along as I posted previously.


I used some of my new supplies and this week's visit spread is coming along not too badly.

My techy DD commented on my old mouse for the 'puter.  She prophesied that I should get a centre wheel.  She is a true prophet as I picked one up on a run to babysit the recuperating grand kiddies while mum got assessed.  She is looking good and has about 4 weeks to get ready to receive Jolena.

Now part of the journey to finding how I wanted to do a daily journal led me to  Jessica Sprague.  I joined her site and perused a couple of beginner classes.  My timing was excellent as a few days later she announced her gift for her fifth birthday.  She is offering, FREE, 5 days of tutorials on Photo shop and Photo shop Elements.  I had bought Elements but I've been rather intimidated by all of it.  In fact I had to (BLUSH) do a search to find where the program was on my computer as the desktop shortcut had been wiped out in one of those "would you like to..." that the computer uses to clean up obsolete stuff. ={  I have now completed the updates on it and Acrobat Reader.  I got the mouse Jessica said would make 'zooming' easier and I will hopefully be caught up by tomorrow morning's class.  This is gonna be SO great.  She is wonderful.

So that is what is happening this week.  Jenn comes tomorrow and we'll be doing her magazine journal cover now that I've located a jazzy duct tape for her class.  It was the main reason for the Michael's stop and I forgot it. grrrr  But I got my mouse in Steinbach's Staples and the duct tape at the Canadian Tire.  Pheww!  I couldn't face Michael's again!  lol  I'll also be in class myself for the rest of the week  as I learn all about Photo shop Elements.

I'm posting early to The Needle and Thread Network so I can get the word out to more about this wonderful opportunity.

And I hope everyone is in their Element!

14 comments:

sandee said...

wow, you have a lot going on, moss won't grow on you! Have fun with all the family and new goodies and classes, and journaling...whew...I'm exhausted just reading your post! HA! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Createology said...

I don't think you have slept in weeks with all you are busy doing. Company is great to have for a few days. You altered book is looking great. Classes for Photoshop is wonderful. I do not know anything at all about Photoshop and I feel I should keep it that way with how busy I am. Blissful days to you dear...

Leanne said...

I love the peonies. It sounds like you have had a lovely time with your family and now will be learning new things too.

Patti Shanks said...

So much fun on your post as always! My peonies aren't even blooming yet! Hopefully within the week! Thanks for the tip on the free Photoshop course. I'm definitely going to check it out even though I don't have it yet!!

pegsplace said...

Your altered book is coming along! I am drawn to this type of crafting but TIME ;)...and I can see that you are having a busy time! Lots of fun times too! Enjoy your Photoshop course. I am going to check it out too.

Mary Ann said...

As usual you are busy enjoying life. Your peonies are beautiful and your grand kiddies so sweet. Thanks for the tip on the Photoshop course. I must check it out.

p.s. I finally got my post done..:)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

a busy week for you Elle

Susan Being Snippy said...

Oh! My! so busy! made me tired reading it, I think I need a nap now... hahahaha

Susan Being Snippy said...

oh and I don't think my peony will bloom at all this year, it is so gloomy and rainy here, it is not even showing buds!

Linda said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! Love your peonies.

M-R said...

Wow, you are busy! Good for you for taking the Photoshop Elements course. They are so helpful! Have fun, Ellen!

Jeanette said...

Loving that altered notebook, I love paper crafts too!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your AB pages are looking good. I love the peonies, too. Mine bloomed in late April. That's the kind of year it's been.

Your "curves" really made me smile. Don't know who cut the grass, but it's awesome.

Good luck with your Elements class. I'm off to read more about it in the next post.

Regina said...

Lovely pics of your grand kids - and loved the curves in the grass, much better than ordinary mowing.