Monday, August 6, 2012

Scrapbook Monday- On to Epcot!

Well, hello there! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Our's was quite busy!  A nearby small town had their local festival and DD#1 played in the whiffle ball tourney. They lost, but with a team name like The Bench Warmers, I'm not sure they were planning to be the best team there!  The divisions were 12 and under, 13-18, and adults.  Her team was the youngest group in the division, but other than the first game, they kept the scores very close.  They had  a great time, and DD & two other girls on the team had the pleasure of whacking the ball past one of the boys on the other team who seemed to be of the opinion that girls couldn't play ball.  Made her mother so proud!  We also had DH's 25 year class reunion this weekend.  We had a great time visiting with out of town friends and didn't get home until the wee hours of the morning!

I have a few more MDS scrapbook pages for you today.  These are also from our Florida vacation and feature some of the pictures from Epcot.

I used the picture of Spaceship Earth (the Epcot ball) as my
background for the family pictures we took at the entrance 
of the park.  I think it worked well to get that picture in
the album and made a nice introductory page to this part
of the vacation.

DH and the girls worked together to play different math
themed games to fill a piggy bank.  Youngest DD really
wanted to do this, but I think Oldest ended up enjoying
it every bit as much!

The light bulb in these pictures is actually projected onto the wall 
and then spotlights light up the area below.  Oldest DD saw it and 
ran to the wall.  True to her theatrical nature, she struck a silly 'aha!' pose 
and I managed to be ready with the camera.  DD#2 was not
to be outdone and came up with her own 'thinking' pose.

I have to share this story with people who will truly understand and feel my frustration!  Since Stampin' UP is offering special pricing on digital pages during the month of August, I am determined to finish this album so I can get all of the pages printed and save a little money at the same time.  I had finished placing my pictures in the layouts (no scrapbooking, just picture arrangement) and had moved onto the disc containing the pictures my sister shared with me.  I was almost finished and was working on adding the DSP and embellishments to a page when my computer glitched.  I decided to close out the page and when the box popped up asking if I wanted to save this page, I checked no.  My thinking was that if it was something messed up, I could go back and redo that page from the beginning.  Imagine my reaction when I pulled the album up to show DH how much I had accomplished and all of the pages I had worked on that day were gone...  I actually let a few choice words fly before getting a grip and then just kept repeating "You've got to be kidding me..."  DH didn't quite understand why I was so upset until I told him exactly how many pictures I had arranged that day (there were over 200 on my sister's disk, plus the ones I had just finished from my files).  Then he wanted to know how long it would take to redo it.  Not something I wanted to think about after spending the whole morning working on them!!  So my plan for today is to try this again, only I will be much smarter and back up the pages as I go!!  Wish me luck!

I hope you have a wonderful week and happy crafting!


  1. I am just loving the vacation pictures still! The lightbulb has to be my favorite! Those are priceless and way to go mom, ready on the draw with the camera!
    As for the little "glitch" you had...LOL...that explains the sonic boom I heard!!!
    I'm sending you positive wavelengths that the next attempt will be successful!

  2. I do wish you luck :) And I'm sorry you lost all your hard work, Marg ... computers are our joy but at the same time can be a nemisis! I know your pages will come out beautiful in the end and your family will love looking back on them! Don't you love that pictorial you get to make of yourself in the Epcot ball - ROFL! We were cracking up at the heads transposed to the computer bodies as we ran through our "house on the beach using recycled items" LOL!!!

  3. Great layouts Margaret. Looks like it was a fun vacation. Oh that sucks I know how you feel as I have done the exact same thing before.

  4. Sorry about the computer glitch - so frustrating!

    Love these photos and the introductory page is awesome! Love the light bulb "moment" too! Fun and so many memories.


  5. Ooooooh....I can feel your frustration! Just remember....glitches are NOT for life....haaa! These have to be my favourite pages yet....wonderfully creative layouts!

  6. That's too scary a place for me to go Margaret. I always seem to make the wrong computer decision too. Thank you for your welcome to ABAC team and for dropping by my blog. I am looking forward to stretching myself.Not quite ready for digital scrapping however.

  7. Hi Margaret - Julia from ABAC here to say hello! I don't scrap so hopefully I'm going to learn loads from you! You look as if you had a great time at Epcot. My husband worked in Florida for 6 months a few years back and we did manage to get to Epcot and it really was such good fun.
    See you soon.

  8. Thanks for sharing more terrific pages and photos! So sorry to hear about losing your hard work, though. Are you using the MDS2 trial yet ? I am currently trying to download it at the library, it is taking sooooooooooooooooooo long.


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