Friday, September 12, 2008

what a day already!

today is the 12th of the month. 12-of-12. i could fill my page with pictures of temper tantrums and time-outs. maybe even if today were 30-of-30, lol. but i'm determined to keep my patience and my good humor. i have taken just one photo of one time-out.

yesterday i finished my pre-work layout for cathy zielske's "design your life" class at big picture scrapbooking. it was torture, i'll be honest. even though we were given exact measurements, colors and basic layout (nine squares).

my scanner isn't twelve inches wide, so i scanned from one edge, then from the other and combined them in photoshop elements. i wonder how other people do that . . .

i'm still worried i will not be successful in this class. i have an abstract picture in my mind of exactly how i want my pages to look and what i want them to "do," but rarely can i translate that idea into reality. (much like how i cannot translate the precise mathematical calculations i make on the golf course into a long straight drive.)

by the end of this class, i expect to know a lot about design. i also expect to have a much higher level of scrapbooking comfort. i want to be able to put a photo and story down on paper in a pleasing manner and in a reasonable time frame and with a minimum amount of emotional discomfort. that's it! so, cz, don't fail me!


Awake said...

well I don't know a thing about digital scrapping - but that page is awesome! good job!

moon said...

you will be great.
you will succeed.
besides, i'll be there with you every step of the way.
(whether you like it or not)

merideth said...

awake, thank you! the papers are from a digital kit by paislee press called {fall}ing for retro from my friend moon found it for me, and i love it. i printed each paper square out and then attached all the pictures and other things. so, it's not a digital layout, but i guess it's a hybrid.

anymommy said...

It's gorgeous. And the important thing is that you are doing it. That's more than I'm accomplishing!