First, I haven't read any threads here all day. Sorry about that. Will read them once I work through the madness I'm about to share ...
So I've been working for the last 90 minutes on a layout using Elements. Elements has crashed on me THREE TIMES. I keep saving my work, and so I haven't lost much more than my time. But I can't do it any longer. I need to go to my crop corner in the basement and do the layout with Picture It (it's on my laptop down there, which I can't move since the battery is dead, so all of my digi scrapping must be done in the same corner as my paper scrapping ).
I had even done my own torn edges on one of the papers. I'm sad that I can't finish the layout. Maybe when I'm ready to start Elements again, I'll save what I've done so far as a jpg just so I can show off my edges. But Picture It lets me do more, at least, I know how to do more with it (if that makes sense).
I am not reading any threads here until I get this layout done. I've lost too much time. But my goal is to complete the layout AND post here in the next 75 minutes. I do have performance issues on the laptop as it's about a million years old, so it will take me a little longer. But I already know what I'm doing since I started it on this computer. It's a shame I can't open my PSD file and pick up where I left off. Picture It doesn't open the layers of a PSD file. Ugh.
Anyhow, just needed to vent. I was so optimistic with Elements. It's not just the software, it's this computer too. I need more power!
Last edited by coolmama72; 05-27-2009 at 07:58 PM.
Okay, layout done. But I'm not sure which version I like best - I really like them both. Need to sleep on it.
With frame on bottom center picture
No frame but blue outline instead
Jack is such a funny baby! He refuses to sit up during his bath - he has to lie down for the duration of the tubby. When I attempt to sit him up to wash his hair, he tries to slam his back down into the water. So for now, I bathe him lying down. May 2009
The failed attempt in Elements, but I like the edges I did on the blue paper (just started figuring out how to do different edges in Elements, used the erasor tool to change the edge)
i love the title! that is so funny he has to be lying down. i also like the 2nd one!
I love the 2nd one. i think the frame takes too much away from the overall LO and the pictures in the 1st one.
That is definitely too funny about Jack. The things babies/kids do to make us laugh. That's great that you scrapbooked it. Were any of your other children the same way?
Looks great. I actually like the first one but think you should outline all of the 3 pictures. When I have my pages printed, the one thing I often notice is how much nicer it looks when all the pictures are outlined.
Sorry about all the computer crashing. You know i prefer Microsoft anyway though
Oh that's frustrating! I like the first LO better. (the last version, I love the edges!)
Cute story about Jack!
I think I like the second one better, but I agree that I'd love to see all 3 outlined to see what it looks like.
And that's weird about Elements - and soooooo frustrating! Hope you can get it working again soon -your torn edges look great!
That page is too cute and would be fun to try and duplicate in paper, because I like your design. I can't believe Jack likes his head in the water like that. Sooo cute!
Sorry about the PC troubles. Me and computers are not on speaking-terms of late too.
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