My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

My Scrapbooking History

I went on a cruise over Christmas holidays and planned on scrapbooking my pictures from the trip. I have never done any kind of scrapbooking before, paper or digital. When I got home, I printed my pictures, papers, and stencils. I started cutting and got so disgusted, within 2 days, I threw it all in the trash. Then I got online and started researching scrapbooking because I knew I was doing something wrong and ended up hitting a gold mine. I started reading about digital scrapbooking and was very interested. I lurked around a couple of sites and really liked DSP. I used the tutorial and did a layout page on PSP8 which was on my computer already. I kept having problems with it freezing up my computer but then I started reading the forums and heard a lot about PSE. So, I downloaded the trial version of PSE4 and loved it! I believe my first layout was posted on DSP at the end of January. Hubby got a little nervous and asked me to wait a month before I spent any money on my new hobby in case I got bored with it. I was hooked though and used PSE4 every day until two weeks later, I messed with the clock on my computer (I downloaded atomic clock because my clock kept losing time). All of a sudden, PSE4 wouldn't work and said my month trial expired (after only 2 weeks). I went into immediate withdrawal and I think I drove hubby crazy so he rushed me out to Sams where I bought PSE4 on sale for $74. I am totally addicted to DSP and read the forums every day. Somehow I read about NKOTB and joined the new group which was the best experience I had ever had in learning a new hobby. I love doing the challenges too which has really helped in teaching me so much. Today, my hubby just bought me a new 320 gig external hard drive for all my scrapbooking needs. I'm having so much fun!

8 comments:

Judyy said...

So you're one who didn't get too far into paper scrapping before finding a better way--good for you. Aren't we all lucky to have found DSP?

heather said...

Congrats on the new gigabytes! You have learnt really fast, your pages look like you've been doing it for years! - are you going to try the next NKOTB? Faerywings mentioned in her post that she would, I might try again too. Not sure when it is though...

glynis said...

Well, we're glad you did find this gold mine!! Great post!

Laura Lou said...

How smart that you didn't spend all those big bucks on paper. How I wish I had discovered digital scrapping first.

Bonnie said...

cool about the GB! Enjoy! It's like a bug that bites us hey? Once you have digi-fever, it ain't gonna go away. I think it is funny- I found digi scrapping first and yet switched to paper and now do both!

Jane said...

What a great hubby you have - rather like mine :o) I'll mention an external hard drive to him later.... :o)

faery-wings said...

what a great hubby! Awesome gift (ext. HD)

Karen said...

So you cut to the chase and got straight into digital. I guess that means you don't have the space gobbling issues that those of us with a paper inheritance deal with.