Sunday, October 12, 2008

A whole bunch all rolled into one

Has it really been so long? My life has become one big long day of diapers, preschool (different child of course!), classes, housework and keeping up with the hubs and his new out of town schedule. I am not complaining though. It's great to be back in the city! Had a FAB time yesterday at my son's 4th birthday bash. We had quality...not quantity. Due to the Thanksgiving weekend, there were only 10 kids there and 4 of them are under 6 months! So it was only the best buds who all played SO well together! Or should I say got into loud, rowdy trouble together?!? A couple of the party goers were Leica Forrest's boys. So it was wonderful for me to have Leica there because not only is she great at jumping in and lending a hand (I had her helping with lunch before she put her bag down - THANKS LEICA!) but we hadn't seen each other in a long while with the transfer and move and both of our babies being born so I got to meet her little Miss. PLUS she has an amazing camera that she gave me a quick tutorial on and now I WANT ONE. You have no idea how much excellent photography would amp up your scrapbooking until you compare the photos camera to camera. There really is no comparison. So I am figuring out how I can weasel a digital SLR out of the hubs when he says I need to learn how to operate our point and shoot first. I KNOW how to operate the point and shoot:
1) Turn camera on
2) Point at the subject
3) Press button
4) Nothing happens
5) Swear under breath and fiddle with the flash setting
6) Point at subject again, completely missing the original picture but still wanting to at least get something for your efforts
7) Press button
8) Series of flashes and whirring followed by the photo blinking onto the screen
9) Notice the red eye reduction wasn't on because of aforementioned flash-fiddling
10) Start again with #5

But I digress...

I also started up my free classes for kids again this week!!! This is super exciting for me because I have hooked up with the Boys and Girls Club. So I will be there every Wednesday night with all my amazing donations from YOU to teach them how to cut, paste and sew their way towards a personal scrapbook (and blissful happiness, right?). On the very first day one of the guys showed up with a whole stack of photos! They are eager to learn and I am eager to teach. More on that in the upcoming weeks!

My blog hopping travels this weekend also led me to
this through Leica's blog. And now all my dreams are coming true. I usually lurk around Scrap in Style...which I love but I always had one complaint. Not enough Canadian Content. And really, why would they? They are they cater to the American scrappers. So when I popped into Leica's blog and saw the Just Cre8 stuff I was thrilled! I'm hoping my week allows for some scrap time so I can enter their new challenge. I'll leave you with a fairly new layout...I finally dusted off the sewing machine. I think it was beginning to wonder where I had gone.


Julie Cortens said...

Go for the DSLR Kate - after all Christmas is just around the corner.
Happy to see you blogging - love the tropical page - makes me want to book a week (or two) in Mexico!

Pam said...

what a beautiful page!!
hope your boys are doing great!!