Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I'm going Digital!


Sorry, I know it's been an entire week since I last posted, but it was a very busy weekend and I started my new classes on Monday!

So, the weekend was great, we went to a little get-together with friends on Friday night (The Grimes, the Ewrins, the Wetherells, the Sotos). Andy turned 28 on Friday, so Corey and Andy came to town - although we were having a party for him on Saturday, we all wanted to get together for burgers and cards on Friday night! It was TONS of fun, as always. Everyone really misses Corey and Andy being close by (they recently moved to Houston/Jasper) so its a treat when we get to spend time with them.

On Saturday, Brant and I got up early, ran some errands, then I took Brant to Jon's house. The two of them were going to the Byron Nelson with Andy, while I went to a wedding shower for a dear friend of mine at the Palomino Restaurant in Downtown Dallas - it was beautiful! After the shower, I ran to Walmart to buy Dax a new bed and he needed some dog food, ran home, unloaded the car, sat down on the couch for 2 seconds and somehow fell asleep, woke up to my phone ringing, realized I was late to pick up Melissa, jumped in the car, sped to DBU, picked up Melissa and off we went to Andy's party...where we were meeting our husbands! It was crazy. The party, though, was tons of fun and I got to see so many friends that I haven't seen in forever (i.e. the Durhmas, Janelle and Ella, Michelle Stanphill, and the list goes on!). After dinner, Brant and I have to leave because we needed to be in Aledo by 7:00. Now, the party was in Irving and for those of you not in Texas, Aledo is over AN HOUR away from back in the car and on the road! Going to Aledo was tons of fun...we went to Pender's house (his real name is Mike and he and Brant work together - they have become very good friends). We got to meet Pender's family, and then we spent an evening of fun and fellowship - women gabbing like always and watching the boys play a tournament of washers! It was great. We finally got home around midnight!

Sunday, we slept in (yes, we were heathens!) then had to run more errands and drove to Plano to have dinner with Brant's sister Kristie. Kristie cooked an amazing meal: Scandinavian pork loin with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and delicious sourdough rolls! At her request, I made peach cobbler for dessert, then crowded around the TV to watch the Stars beat the Sharks! GO STARS!!!!!!!

Now, on to the reason for today's Post Title: I'm going DIGITAL!!!

For many years now, my sister, mom and I have all been into scrapbooking - that is, paper scrapping! Well, my sister (the scrapping adventurer) was introduced into digital scraping not too long ago. Well I just knew that wasn't for me...not because I'm not computer savvy, but because I had spent so much money on paper scrapping that my husband would put a hole in my head if I told him I wasn't going to do it anymore!!!!! Well here we are 2 months later and I am now a digital scrapper! I'm not completely giving up paper scrapping because it is still fun and I do love creating the paper pages, but all the layering and elements made to so easy with digital is just exciting!

I just learned some of the basics last night, so give me a few days and I'll post a few of my first pages!!!


Much Love,


Janelle & Ella said...

It was SO GREAT seeing you on Saturday! I know Ella loved seeing you too!

Can you tell me more about the digital scrapbooking? Do you use a website or do you have software on your computer? Thanks!

TriciaNae said...

Ashley...I had no idea you were even a scrapbooker! I love scrapbooking. I've done a few digital layouts...but I just love the feel of paper..and ink on my hands!!

You will definitely have to share some of your stuff! I will have to share a scrappy-post here soon.

Gayle said...

Oh, I SOOO need to learn how to do this! I have 50 gazillion pictures on my computer, and I have that many paper scrapbook pages in my mind, BUT I swear I would actually do them if I could do it digitally. PLUS, I love the look of it. Yours look awesome!

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