Friday, November 6, 2009

Photo a Day Encouragement

It's the 6th of the month, how are you doing with that picture taking? I hope your doing great! If not I want to tell you a little story.

Yesterday I got up and decided that after adding Webster's Pages Trim to the store that I would add a slide show of my photos for this challenge. I followed all the directions and I tried to add it from the blog and from photobucket but still could not get it to fit in the side bar. I kept getting a slide show that only showed about 1/4" of the photo. I worked on this for 3 hours! I was so frustrated that I was just at a loss for inspiration of any kind.

Finally around 7:30p.m. I tried again to get the slide show working and I did it! So at this point the thought hit me. The Blog would be a perfect picture for my photo a day journal as that is what I did all day so that would be all I could journal about. Well I got the bright idea that I could make the blog a pretty 3 column deal. LOL why I thought that would be easy after I spent 3.5 hours on a slide show I don't know. So again my inspiration was lacking. Right before I went to bed at 11 I realized I had not taken a shot for my photo a day to share with you guys - so I glanced around the living room to see what inspired me. I realized that it was sort of funny all the journaling tag books I'm using for my photo a day journal. I stacked them up and tried. Well I still have to upload them and edit them to see if I can make them pretty but hopefully I'll add them to the slide show soon.

Hope this inspires you to push past those moments when you just aren't inspired. Oh remember it never hurts to take two when you are very inspired!

6 comments:

Kimmy said...

I got mine going. One of mine is a picture of the screen when I was frazzled over that newsletter the other day! HA! And sorry, but 2 will be of Baby Sam. He did 2 "firsts" this week. I've been really bad about not taking pictures of him compared to the millions I have of Dylan. Oops! I'll post it up on my blog in a bit!

Suz said...

I'm amazed you got the slide show on the small column of the blog - I can't tell you how long I was frustrated by that & finally gave up doing a small margin/large column blog instead. Great job with that & the photos.

everythingscrappn.com said...

LOL! Kimmy you have one freebie of babies : )

Stace said...

I've been good at taking pics so far. Let's hope I can keep it going :)

Kristi said...

I'm taking pictures, just having a hard time finding time to load them! On the to-do list for the weekend. :)

Kimmy said...

Okay still taking pics, but have lost my camera cord. Will (have to anyways) find soon!

Scrapbooking Recipes

With the holidays coming so fast we need more hours in our day. One way I've found to help is quick and easy meals. Here is one that I love to use when I have a full day.

Lazy Log Cabin Casserole:

1lb stew meat cubed
1 can of Cream of Celery
1 can of Cram of Mushroom
1 packet of Beef Onion Soup (I don't use this. I just add salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onions but I'm an eye ball cook)
Toss all this in the crock pot together give it a stir put it on low and cook it for 6 - 8 hours. Home cooked meal with just a few moments prep. Put a salad bag with it and your hubby can't be upset that there isn't a home cooked meal on the table.

Do you have a quick recipe? email me hgturner@everythingscrappn.com