Stuck?!Sketches???, why YES!

It’s Mother’s Day and I’m feeling the love of being a mom to one very special young man.  My son, John, is a sophomore baseball athlete at Clarke University in Iowa.  It’s also his BIRTHDAY today, so I’m feeling a double whammy of missing him!  Today he and his team traveled to Hutchinson, Kansas for the NAIA National Championship.  We will drive up tomorrow for the first game.  But today, I wanted to make a scrapbook page about the sweetheart I’m missing and knew exactly what I wanted to do!

I’ve been seeing something on Instagram called the “Stuck?!Sketches Challenge” where a black & white designed sketch is posted early in the month.  As the month has gone on I keep seeing different scrapbook pages being posted on Instagram using this designed sketch.  They are wonderful.  They are fun!  They are different, but have the same laid out design of the sketch.  I wanted to give it a try!  Here’s the May sketch.StuckSketches_05May012017_due0425-500x500 (1)

I had the perfect photo of my son I wanted to scrapbook.  Last week he played in the Heart of America Conference Finals.  He’s a 3rd baseman and is smooth as they come.  I got this great shot with my Nikon© D90 camera of him stopping the ball and firing it to 1st base.  The photo shows how comfortable he is at his position.  A big wad of bubble gum and a big bubble hangs out of his mouth as he makes the play.  Wow!  His coaches noticed, too.  It was a fun game and ended in a W.

So, here’s my take on the May sketch above.

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I hope you will look at Stuck?!Sketches if you scrapbook and feeling stuck or just looking for some inspiration.  Here’s the link where you can find them.  http://stucksketches.blogspot.com/

And here, too~ https://theconstantscrapper.com/

Happy Mother’s Day to all the memory-keeping moms out there!

Jeanette

Stuck?!Sketches???, why YES!

It’s Mother’s Day and I’m feeling the love of being a mom to one very special young man.  My son, John, is a sophomore baseball athlete at Clarke University in Iowa.  It’s also his BIRTHDAY today, so I’m feeling a double whammy of missing him!  Today he and his team traveled to Hutchinson, Kansas for the NAIA National Championship.  We will drive up tomorrow for the first game.  But today, I wanted to make a scrapbook page about the sweetheart I’m missing and knew exactly what I wanted to do!

I’ve been seeing something on Instagram called the “Stuck?!Sketches Challenge” where a black & white designed sketch is posted early in the month.  As the month has gone on I keep seeing different scrapbook pages being posted on Instagram using this designed sketch.  They are wonderful.  They are fun!  They are different, but have the same laid out design of the sketch.  I wanted to give it a try!  Here’s the May sketch.StuckSketches_05May012017_due0425-500x500 (1)

I had the perfect photo of my son I wanted to scrapbook.  Last week he played in the Heart of America Conference Finals.  He’s a 3rd baseman and is smooth as they come.  I got this great shot with my Nikon© D90 camera of him stopping the ball and firing it to 1st base.  The photo shows how comfortable he is at his position.  A big wad of bubble gum and a big bubble hangs out of his mouth as he makes the play.  Wow!  His coaches noticed, too.  It was a fun game and ended in a W.

So, here’s my take on the May sketch above.

File May 14, 7 12 09 PM

I hope you will look at Stuck?!Sketches if you scrapbook and feeling stuck or just looking for some inspiration.  Here’s the link where you can find them.  http://stucksketches.blogspot.com/

And here, too~ https://theconstantscrapper.com/

Happy Mother’s Day to all the memory-keeping moms out there!

Jeanette

Safe and Sound

Today I spent a good part of the day scanning in photos that were in photo frames.  My husband and I moved to Oklahoma a couple months ago so there are still many items to deal with like old photos.  Some of these photos are very old, like this one of my dad.web

It was in a huge 14 x 18 frame.  The photo itself was HUGE too, because it was one that hung in his office.  My dad has long passed away and I inherited this photo, frame and all.

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I cut the photo down using my Fiskars© trimmer and then plopped it onto my printer/scanner.  I’m thrilled to have this photo in digital form now and saved into my Forever account.

As matter of fact, as soon as I finished with all the photos I had removed from the frames and scanned, I moved them directly into my Forever account so that my family and friends could access them. frames-web

This is a screenshot of my Forever Account.  I have thousands of photos saved in full-resolution and organized into albums.File-May-13,-7-28-15-PMweb

It makes me feel so good that these photos are preserved for my son and future grandchildren.  As a matter of fact, my account is not going to end after I’m gone.  It is guaranteed to live on for 100+ years.  No other cloud service can say that because they do not have an endowment type fund to support it.  I’m so happy I found Forever.  Please look at the Forever site http://www.forever.com/ambassador/jeanettecollins and join me in keeping your precious photos and other media safe for generations.  You can set up an account for FREE!

Best to you!

Jeanette