Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A plethora of things.

Just a quick side note, I love the word plethora. I learned it in AP English my senior year and have diligently tried to use it in casual conversation since. It rolls quite nicely off the tongue.

Anyways, lots to ramble on about today so you might want to go grab yourself a snack.

OK, you back? Good. About a week ago I finally got my vacation album from Shutterfly. I was really excited about it. All in all it turned out pretty good. Here are a couple of spreads from it:

(Sorry about the cruddy pictures. I took them at night under incandescent lights.) I only have two complaints about my book. First is that, even though I followed their measurements for the cover window, my page still ended up off centered. See:

It's a little bit sad that the cover is the first thing you see and it's wrong. Secondly, they were a little sloppy in aligning the back pages. All of them have some amount of white showing at their top eadges like so:

I've debated on whether or not to complain and get another one, but then I ask myself, in all honesty, who is ever going to look at this book besides me and my family? No one. So I really don't think it's worth the trouble. I just wish it had been as perfect as everone else raves about theirs. But I think I'll get another chance since rumor has it one of my CT's will be giving me a coupon code for a free 8X8. That'll be fun.

In addition to my book from Shutterfly I also had a bunch of free 4x6 prints to use, so use them I did. I printed out a bunch of B&W photos to finally complete this project in Ella's room:

Glad that one is finally done. It's been sitting around in various pieces for 2 years. I have one more project to finish and I'll consider her room as decorated as it's going to get until I buy her real furniture.

We went to see Rattatoille last night (pretty sure I spelled that wrong, but too lazy to look it up.) It was pretty good. We made the mistake of going to a 6:50 showing which means the movie ran into kids bedtimes. Oops. The movie was cute but I don't think it's one I'll ever buy on DVD. One of those "You've seen it once..." types.

Anton flew puke free today. That is good and bad. Good because hey, who likes to puke? Bad because it just prolongs the inevitable spin chair. We'd really like for him to get to it and get it over with. We know the meds they have him on are only a temporary solution and he really needs to just do the chair and see if it works or not so we can get on with our lives. Sigh. You would think I'd have learned patience by now with all the waiting the military puts of through. But alas, no such luck.

I finished reading Harry Potter #7 tonight. It ended well. I won't spoil it for anyone. There are a whole slew of books I'd like to read and my library has none of them. Grrr. Small town libraries are not my friends.

I've done a couple of LO's the past few days. The first has two renditions. It was for challenge #2 of the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race. I didn't like the version that completed the race challenge, so after posting the first version I redid it to one I liked. Once we are good and past the first wee of the race I'll replace the one in my gallery with the better one. But here they are:

Credits for #1 here. I'm not sure on some of the stuff from #2 since I haven't posted it anywhere yet.

Today I did this fun one of Alex's vanity:

Credits here.

Alex knows he is a cutie and stikes that adorable pose everytime we tell him so. Sigh. What a sweet baby!

But I think I have gone on long enough. My next post will probably be all scrapping related, since I have some "business" I need to do for my CT's. But don't let that scare you off, one is a contest with a camera for a prize, so be sure to check back!! Have a great day!


michelle waite said...

I have always like the word Plethora too. Your book looks great. I will have to look those.

Garynka said...

Your photo books look amazing! We did it for our family too and everyone just loved it!
The layouts are gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by on my blog!
Have a nice day!

miraDesigns said...

Those LOs look so awesome printed! And this is the first time I've seen any of my stuff printed on a book so it was really exciting to see the page with my paper on it! :) I hope it looks as good in real life as it looks in the picture! And I can't believe Alex is doing that pose thing! :) It's so adorable! :)

Heather said...

Hey Amanda... that same thing happened with my cover on that album...slightly shifted even though I followed the directions. But I made one of the 8x8 scrapbook ones and you design the entire cover and I liked it much better.