I’m taking a little time off from designing while my kids are on winter break to create some digital scrapbooking pages for my family. I was close to getting caught up when I went on a retreat this fall but I don’t think I’ve scrapped too much since then! I am excited because I figured out how to unfreeze my good Nikon camera, which I have been unable to use for a couple months. First I lost the receipt to register the warranty. Then I found it. (it started acting up just a few months after I got it) Next, I got registered at Nikon but the system kept kicking me out when I login (still does.) I couldn’t find any contact info on the site. Finally found it, tried calling a couple times but was on hold so long I had to abandon the call while something went down at home. (kids!!) Then on Christmas, my AWESOME hubby got me this really cool set of computer speakers (complete with a rocking sub woofer). He said he really wanted to get me a new digital camera but didn’t know exactly what I wanted. So I started looking for after Christmas deals on Amazon – there were quite a few but I wanted to take one last try at getting my beloved Nikon fixed. It has a huge zoom, starts up fast, has very little lag time between shots and takes great pictures. But it was totally frozen – would only turn on and in order to turn it off, I would have to remove and reinsert the battery. I got curious to see if others had this problem and knew how to get it in for warranty service. So I started reading the user reviews on Amazon. Sure enough, quite a few people had this problem and had to send it back to Nikon for service. It seemed like people were without them for about a month to get the service done. I was feeling kind of nosey to see how many people had the same problem as me so I kept reading – all the way to page 13 where I saw a FIX – someone said if the camera was frozen and you gave the zoom a slight twist after turning it on, it would start working again. I tried it and was AMAZED – it worked!! So it was like getting a new camera that I loved for Christmas. So now I’ve taken a bunch more pictures of our winter break activities such as roller skating so I’m even farther away from getting caught up. I probably should just set aside the whole idea of “caught up” and enjoy making pages more often! So anyway, here’s what I’ve made lately:
I LOVE the lighting on this one – we went to this beach a jillion times last summer but after dinner delivered the best photo opportunities. Sorry, I lost the credits listing on this page.
This is a two-pager for dd#5’s 7th birthday. She wanted a party at home with a water balloon fight, which was easy since her birthday is in the summer. Credits - Party Like It's Your Birthday by Lindsay Riches, Splashes from Elemental Scraps Summer collab
The kids always find these baby toads in our window wells in the summer. Isn’t it cute? Feeling Froggy – Creations by Rachael, Princess Pea Alphas by 3 Lil Monsters
I love love love this picture of our youngest daughter peeking out the hole in a climbing tube at the park. With my good camera, there are enough megapixels to fill the width of a 12x12 page and I carried the color of the playground tube down to the bottom with some gradient work, a little blending and a little erasing. Border is from my Halloween Fun digital scrapbooking kit. I found the quote online.
Our youngest again, who is still at the age where dressing up and wearing wings is a lot of fun. Made with my Flower Patch quickpage.
Thanks for reading and don’t forget to check out the SPECIALS page in my store – there are a few new discounts added for a sort of impromptu after Christmas sale.