Monthly Archives: May 2011

‎”We’re fools whether we dance or not.

‎”We’re fools whether we dance or not. So we might as well dance.”
~ Cleary Edward Breunig

Tiny hot cocoa packs that are “Oh so sweet!”

Tiny hot cocoa packs that are “Oh so sweet”…

Make an Envelope Book

Envelope Book

10 Ways to Keep your Digital Photos Organized

10 Ways to Keep your Digital Photos Organized – Techlicious

Check out these tips – they make a lot of sense and I wish I could say I process my photos in exactly this way – every time I import, but I don’t. Like life – I’m going to take what I can use and put the rest on the shelf – maybe someday I’ll need it.

Setting the correct date/time on the camera is a total pet peeve of mine, if you don’t know how to do it – read the directions, follow the steps and if you still don’t get it – ask for help. Because we use our photos for the Send again cards by JillCards, LLC we don’t like to put the date on the photos, but it’s stored in the camera’s memory so that when you import the photos, depending upon your photo processing software – it will at a minimum organize the photos by the date(s) taken.

Delete the photos that literally aren’t worth the space they occupy – do it right away. Upon close inspection after the photos are imported, if it doesn’t work for what you need – delete the photos; face it, not every photo you take is going to turn out – that’s the magic of digital photography – we can delete it now instead of shake our head when the prints were developed (come on those of you 35+ years old remember that feeling of disappointment!).

Facial tags – People tags, call it what you want but I think they basically do the same thing, organize your photos by subject (just like the title says). This is a feature I’ve just started using but already see the benefits. It may take a few moments to put the labels in place but it’ll be worth it when you go looking through your endless digital thumbnails. You’ll thank yourself when you can quickly see an automated file of who you’ve taken pictures of and just how to find them.

For the rest of the tips – check out the full article, link below – want to see some of my favorites check them out here!

Pressing Flowers and Leaves

Pressing Flowers and Leaves
Ever wonder how those “crafty” people get flowers dried and use them to decorate? I can’t honestly say I was craving the answer to that question but Jill was so I thought I’d go out and research it. I found a good site with some fairly simple directions – but better yet and even easier to understand video. I must say I got a lot more out of the video. So I get excited and want to try to see if I can do it. Great time of the year, at least in WI – there’s not a lot of flowers to pick from (this morning temperature was 22 degrees F). Good news folks – I have a flowering tree – don’t ask me the name of it (my Mom knows so I suppose I could call and ask her), anyway so I pulled one of the flowers off of it and proceeded to separate the large petals from the stem. I now have them resting under those God foresaken phonebooks that we still get (yeah, why exactly do they still print those doorstops?) Anyway – I’m trying it per the instructions in the video – stay tuned to see if it works for me but in the meantime – feel free to try it yourself. Good Luck (and if you are as crafty as I am – you’re going to need it! )
Read the step by step instructions and watch the video right here:

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