Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Time to Update

Well, another couple of weeks has disappeared so I thought I should get on and update the world as to my goings on! Well, first and foremost I finally have my new printer!! I went with the Canon Pixma Pro9500 and is now referred to as my other baby! (The first baby being the 30D camera, of course!!)

I found this image on the net to show you what it looks like.....

Now just imagine the real life size! Approximately 28" across and perhaps 14" deep, and that doesn't count when the trays are out for printing! So she is a beauty all right! As you can probably guess this is a wide format printer and does up to A3 prints! (Yay me!) As yet I have only printed a couple of small bits and pieces, but what it has printed has been great. With 10 different coloured inks I would have hoped so!!

So, that is one part of the past few weeks. We are still on school holidays, but they are drawing to a close and we start to get ourselves organised for a new school year. Luckily for me the girls are greatly looking forward to being back at school (I wonder if they know how much I am too!). There are still books to cover and the like, but the motivation factor at the moment is pretty low.

Things have been pretty busy with Scrapbook City. I have been updating the blog regularly to keep interesting bits and pieces on there, even did a step-by-step on using the stamp press. Great tool that one, go and check it out if you haven't already.

I just sent some layouts to some pub calls last week and got the nice little surprise of an acceptance from SM on Monday. Funnily enough it was for one that was rejected by For Keeps in the awards for excellence! It is still here on the blog somewhere, it is called "Star in the Making" and is for the upcoming Sports gallery (of course so long as they are happy with it in the flesh...).

I completed the Layout of the Week for Scrapbook City this week. A new section we have where we provide a materials list and instruction for a layout project each week. Since I used some valentine papers I thought it only fitting to scrap a photo of Andrew and my wedding day, and as per usual Andrew cringed looking at another photo of himself! I haven't informed him it is on the net for everyone to see! Can you believe we celebrate 13 years married in early Feb! Time flies......

I was playing around with some digi scrapping the other day. If only I had more time to play...I really enjoyed what I could do and I am learning so much more about Photoshop along the way.
Here is the layout I created, not too bad even if I do say so myself!

Keep a look out in the soon to be released For Keeps (well I think it is this issue!). In the Back to School gallery I should have a page with Erin and her first day of school. Also waiting for my first publications to happen in SM soon too. One for Easter I think, so I guess a month or two there.

Well, thats all from me for now. I will try and update a bit more frequently than I have been doing. But with all the time I spend on here for SBC I kind of loose enthusiasm for my own ventures! Thanks for stopping by!


Michelle Lindenmayer said...

Katie - love that digi LO - really cool!

I have to get myself photoshop - my next big purchase I think - oh and Design Studio and another cricut cartridge!!!

Jen said...

hey chickadee
just playing catchup on the blogs and I must say the printer sure is a beauty. Congrats on the publication I still can't get accepted and it is becoming so frustrating. great layouts have a great year