August 18, 2020 at 2:14 pm #46165
Well, the Day 1 assignment was fun. Mostly because I changed that way I tried to frame my story several times. I also had some trouble with a few Paintshop features that took me some time to figure out. That is what I like about these challenges. It forces me to try out things that I have not done and learn some new stuff along the was.
I am wowed by the interesting stories you all have to tell. Looking forward to more as the week progresses.August 18, 2020 at 3:22 pm #46169redradarParticipant
Thanks to all for the great ideas!August 18, 2020 at 4:37 pm #46173Gerry LandrethParticipant
This story describes a special moment from my first weekend with The Boys. I was apprehensive. Not having children, I was in uncharted waters. How do I entertain two rambunctious boys?
My deep knowledge of SpongeBob helped with the 5-year-old. Cooking breakfast with the 8-year-old was a plus. By the end of the weekend, Uncle Gerry was the “awesomest!”
Watching my mother putting them to bed brought back warm memories of being a sleepy boy who tried to stay awake and then couldn’t wake up. It was a feeling of being safe. A feeling of love.August 18, 2020 at 4:48 pm #46177
I finally managed to put text in a shape, so here it is. Thanks CaroleAugust 18, 2020 at 5:34 pm #46179
This is a story about my brother and I at Christmas. He was killed by drunk driver when he was 18. I write about him often.
Help!? I am having a hard time with putting my font on my image with out it being really blurry to me. I dont seem to be able to fit my whole story on a page either. I am having to chop my little story to bits. When I do finally get it written I copy and paste it from Word in my little selection box. Would it be better to just type it myself right into my selection box? Hope that made sense and thanks.August 18, 2020 at 5:56 pm #46182Corrie KinkelParticipant
Here are my day 1 and 2 together. Yesterday evening it was running so late (time difference) that I had no time to send my day 1 in. Now it is late again but not yet midnight! I love the work of all of you.
The photo in day 1 is of me and my mam in hospital the day after I was born. My dad was a keen photographer, not so usual in those days. I like a layout best with at least 1 photo. After this challenge is over I will probably change my text to Dutch.August 18, 2020 at 7:29 pm #46184
Well, Day 2 was easier. I kept all things simple and concentrated on the story instead. Sometimes it is hard to be brief and keep facts focused. I particularly like the black and white templates as they give a structure idea but leaves the embellishments to us. Thanks, Cassel, or should I say, Carole now that you have shared that fact with us.
Corrie: I really enjoyed your Sinterklaas and Name stories. I can vividly remember Zwarte Piet banging on the door of our living room in Amersfoort. Then trying to decide which one of us would go and see what was left on the other side was a big challenge. Eventually one of us would do it to the delight of the scared others.August 18, 2020 at 7:39 pm #46186ANN ADAMSParticipant
Made it on time I think! Hope you can read it this time.August 18, 2020 at 10:47 pm #46192redradarParticipant
I put a little more energy into working on this project today. However, I was more confused than usual and had to watch Carole’s Day 2 video several times before I could figure out just how to get the result I wanted. This isn’t quite what I had planned originally but it came out OK enough for me to post it.August 19, 2020 at 3:06 am #46193CristinaParticipant
You all are sharing lovely, funny, and touching stories… Wonderful work!August 19, 2020 at 5:45 am #46196EukaParticipant
Changed my stories so many times if I change again the challenge will be over! .. Interesting reading through the posts.August 19, 2020 at 6:58 am #46199ShirleyParticipant
My day 2August 19, 2020 at 8:06 am #46202Ann SeeberParticipant
Starting over with this post.. I accidentally uploaded the huge version of my page and I guess it’s stuck somewhere in the spam filter! 🙂
My page is a memory of my mother and her love of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue .. the first jazz for a full orchestra and a fabulous showcase for a pianist, which she was.
She was also a flapper, bathtub gin and all and she loved gardenias. Here’s my tribute..August 19, 2020 at 9:41 am #46205
This is a beautiful story and an excellent layout.
LyndaAugust 19, 2020 at 12:50 pm #46210
Hello everyone! I have looked at all of your layouts and it looks great. Congratulations to all!
I am Jnet from Quebec. I don’t speak English, please be indulgent. Mr. Google works for me. This is my day 1.August 19, 2020 at 1:02 pm #46211
I forgot the credits for my layout
Jilbert flower and brush template
TBC Beach foliage
Cassel script loop
Paper and personal photoAugust 19, 2020 at 3:17 pm #46213
My story about me and my cousin getting into my dad’s homemade wine. I wish I would have learnt how to make home made wines by building my own still before he passed on. I would not have drank any of the wine or moonshine from it but I would have learned what is fast becoming a lost art.
I used a kit called “Shabby Chic” by JSS and I used Cassel’s butterfly script.
I am starting to get comfortable with the journaling and today was quite a bit easier than the previous two days. I also figured out if I typed in my story first I didn’t get the blurred results and that my story fit much better than my previous attempts.August 19, 2020 at 3:19 pm #46215MinkaParticipant
Everyone’s stories are awesome. Mine seems pretty boring comparatively. I had a pretty small time, small town childhood. By the time we moved to Maine, both of my Grandmothers had passed, so it was pretty much all the Aunts and Uncles that ruled around here. I had 40 of them … and pretty much all local. No wonder there were so many cousins around!August 19, 2020 at 3:34 pm #46217Ann SeeberParticipant
This story happened in 1977-43 years ago.. seems a Long Long Time Ago… 😉
I did make the alphas for my headlines.. It wasn’t easy..I went back to the video and keep stopping and starting it and flipping over to my PSP in between! lol
BTW, we were not kids.. Frank and I were in our 30s at the time..August 19, 2020 at 6:51 pm #46221
Story Time Challenge 2020 – Day 3 Üp to no good”
After flying for TWA, Continental Airlines, Pan American and a few others, my Dad came home and announced we would be moving to Japan. He procured a position with Japan Air Lines (JAL). He would be flying and training other pilots. We were pretty excited to go on this new adventure. The house was put into the good hands of my Grandparents, the brand new Ford Falcon was given to my Uncle Jack and we were on our way.
Japan was a whole new world. We lived in a small town by the name of Kugayama, a suburb of Tokyo. It was a small town with open air shopping, narrow streets and hand drawn carts selling bean curd ice cream….I didn’t like it. We would walk everwhere and would sometimes hear kids yell from their homes “Yankee go home” We didn’t know why but with age you understand. We also had a number of Japanese friends that wanted to get to know us. We went to school on an American base by the name of Green Park. We could also see movies there and go to the officers club to dine.
The Japanese didn’t seem to be very fond of dogs..maybe because they looked at them as dinner, not pets. I had a German Shepard by the name of Fay. We got her from another American family that was going home and they didn’t want to take the dog. Fay was a good old girl. I never had her on a leash. We would go for walks and she would go ahead, turn a corner and sit until we caught up. I didn’t realize it at the time but I guess there were those that objected.
One day my sisters and I went walking with Fay and we followed the train tracks to the next town, Kichijoji. It was pretty far and we were pretty tired so we decided to take a taxi home. Needless to say, Fay was a detriment when it came to hailing a taxi. We didn’t know what to do..cell phones weren’t invented yet. We came up with a devious plan. I would hide with Fay and my sisters would get a cab. When they were safely in the car, I would come out of hiding and usher the dog into the car. I can only imagine what the taxi driver was saying but we knew he was not happy. We played dumb and just kept saying we didn’t understand. He finally gave up and took us home, dog and all. My Mom did give him a pretty big tip so maybe it wasn’t so bad for him after all.August 19, 2020 at 7:58 pm #46224
Day 3 is done, and like Sandra, I am finding the journaling easier if I just write my story first and then take a screenshot to add it to the page. I am impressed how everyone seems to find appropriate embellishments to accent their stories. Well done all. It takes a while to read everyone’s stories but it is worth it. Fun to read snippets of your lives. Thanks for sharing.August 19, 2020 at 9:19 pm #46226Gerry LandrethParticipant
Like Ann, I was back and forth between the video and the layout. Once it was all in place, it made perfect sense.
Modifying the selection to accommodate elements has made me appreciate the “word wrap” function in desktop publishing or word processing programs.
It’s fun reading the stories. An added treat is the geographical diversity of the group.August 19, 2020 at 11:58 pm #46227CasselKeymaster
Bonnie, if the shapes you are using are supposed to be “stamped”, you can use the technique illustrated in the blog to write/stamp on different surfaces! I had never heard of the name Brimm. I guess there are lots of names I have never heard of, since I was raised in a French area!
Cindy, one thing we can say is that you persevere!!! Working that many hours and you didn’t give up. Great job!
Shirley, you should definitely continue to document and share your stories. Whether you turn them into scrapbook pages or just notebook pages, your story deserves to be told!
Gerry, so the pronunciation of your name is like “Gary”? If so, I apologize for misnaming you if you ever joined our live classes! That story about getting the kids up while they were still sleeping reminds me of what I used to do when my kids had their “night” in our waterbed and were definitely too big to pick up. We would walk them from our bed to theirs in the same way!
Ann S., so the B. was not REALLY for Bartley? That is definitely an interesting fact! I smiled at your Star War story, and even more when you mentioned smoking pot!!!
Minka, the letters for your FAMILY title are fun. Did you create them yourself? I would suggest that the layer arrangement be tweaked a bit: I think the curly ribbon would look more realistic if it were on top of those letter tiles instead of under. I would also move the text from below the images a little bit so as to not overlap the edge of those images. But that is mostly my preference for “realism”. For your story, I hope you will add all that text onto another scrapbook page! Did you make those clusters in your “Maine” layout?
Art, I guess I didn’t realize that you were Canadian! I have only been in Windsor once; when I was going through to Detroit for a workshop, in the 90’s. But I was born and raised in Montreal! What area of Montreal are you familiar with? You were a clever kid to avoid church that long!! Are you also multilingual like your dad?
Rae, that is so strange to have to choose another name to avoid confusion! Is that plastic reindeer the one you used on your page?
Lynda, glad to see you succeeded in wrapping the text into that shape. Doesn’t that add a lot of options now for longer text? I was SOOO happy when that feature was added to PSP! Fun story with Fay and the poor taxi driver. Yes, I can just imagine his face when you appeared!
Ann A., I can just imagine how “interesting” it could be for a Texan to ski when you have almost never done that. I’ll have to admit though, that I have NEVER skied, EVER, so I would probably do even worse!
Sandra, when you added the text, I am wondering if it is being added as editable text or as an image from where you copied it. If it is an image, it would explain the blurriness. Looking at the reflection on the refrigerator: that is one of those tricks the parents learn to use for many years before the kids figure it out!
Corrie, does it mean that you celebrate Christmas on December 5th or is it a separate celebration from the 25th?
Euka, I guess Goldilock was more pleasing than Ginger, although I would have associated Goldilock mostly with blond hair. Your story reminds me of my cousin who had natural blond heir and when she would go to the hair dresser, she often heard other customers asking the hairdresser what color bottle was used for her own hair. She is in her 50’s now and still has that blond hair!
Jnet, that is a nice picture to have and show!!August 20, 2020 at 1:18 am #46232
This has been fun: I realize, though, that my first pages are illegible in the reduced size format, so I’m removing them.August 20, 2020 at 1:22 am #46238
Day 2: removed, will redo so they can be read in this format.August 20, 2020 at 1:22 am #46241
Day 3 The silouette is a picture of me at about two or three–I extracted it with great difficulty–the selection tools are not my friends!August 20, 2020 at 1:41 am #46247ShirleyParticipant
My Storytime day 3August 20, 2020 at 1:45 am #46248
Again, I removed something–is there anyway to delete posts?August 20, 2020 at 10:40 am #46253
I was such a tom boy growing up. I played all the sports with the boys like baseball, basketball and football but was never interested in the girl sports like gymnastics, cheer leading etc. Not quite sure why that is.
I used a kit called “Let’s Play Ball” by Pretty Ju Scraps
Here is my story.August 20, 2020 at 11:11 am #46255
Congratulations on the new pages that have been added since my visit yesterday! So beautiful!
We were ten children, we had beautiful holidays. Christmas was special.
I remember a Christmas with my maternal grandparents where there were in the living room when we arrived a ton of gifts for my children’s eyes. Among them was an unpacked bassinet.
When I was six and a half I said to myself: it’s for me and I couldn’t wait! What was my disappointment when I saw that it was for one of my cousins of the same age.
Despite my disappointment I was happy with what I was offered. I will learn much later that it is mom who dressed this bassinet with her fairy fingers for her sister’s goddaughter.
Credits: Template Cassel
Scrap Ton Noel by Ashes
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