Last Saturday I went to the farmer's market near here and I wasn't able to get anything because I wouldn't be home for about 8 hours. The first thing I saw were these mushrooms. The lady was amused that I was taking photos of common mushrooms, so she held up this for me to take a picture! :o)
I took this to show what wheat looks like to my kids. I should have bought some, but didn't think until afterwards. They seem me grind the wheat berries into flour but I don't think they totally get that it is a plant first.
Even onions can be beautiful in the right setting with morning light! But the biggest surprise of the day was finding a vendor who sold Quark which is a bit like cream cheese, but generally softer and a little milder. It is fantastic when used for cheesecake and my German friends make bread rolls and pizza dough with it. I really like it but this is the first time I have seen it in California. I used to get it from a farm down the road from my folks. It is very healthy with probiotics like yogurt and I am excited to try it in baking or on our bagels. I won't be able to go back this weekend, but will try next.
So, Saturday was National Scrapbooking Day and I was invited by Dana, a friend at church to come to a Creative Memories crop with her. It has been FOREVER since I have scrapbooked! Dana and I know each other in passing as she is also a homeschool Mom and my D is friends with her kids. But, we hadn't gotten a chance to really talk and get to know each other. So we did nothing but talk all day on Saturday! :o) We don't have too many pages to show for it but we did enjoy some time out to relax. Michelle was the consultant. If you finished a page, you put this in front of you and periodically they had a give away. If you had it in front of you when that happened, you got to pick a prize. I didn't win anything but had a lot of fun anyway.
There were tables with ideas and products and all these great pages hung on a line across the room. We also had opportunity to sit in on some demonstrations. A yummy lunch was provided too and since my consultant Sonia "retired", I was glad to get back and connected with scrappers. I have scrapbooked with Sonia since moving here 9 years ago, so I felt like I was "cheating" on her by scrapping with other people! LOL
This year I am learning to scrapbook digitally. I need to do some posts about that in the future. After reviewing several options, I decided to stick with using Photoshop Elements 6, which I already had for my photography. It's easy to use and I have had a lot of fun. The next step is that I will get a 12x12 print done at Costco to see what they actually look like off screen before progressing too far ahead.
Do any of you scrapbook either traditionally or digitally?