Wednesday, September 26, 2007

September is here and it is soccer season...

My kids have outgrown soccer but here is a little soccer ball I extracted from one of the photos I had. Click on the picture to download the png file.

Must have utility...

In addition to your graphic or scrapping program, what is your must have utility. Mine would be Unziplify.

From their site: "Unziplify provides an easy one-click method of extracting an entire folder full of ZIP, RAR, and ACE files. Simply right-click on a folder or drive in Windows Explorer and select 'unziplify'. Every archive found in that folder will be extracted at once. It's the most painless way to extract archives yet!"

I have to say that they are right. I use unziplify everyday. I put all my downloads in one folder. Then I right click on the folder and chose "Unziplify" and voilĂ  everything is unzipped. Unziplify has options so you can set the default configuration to your liking. I have each zip file unzip to its own file. This does cause a file within a file situation sometimes but I just manually fix those. You can also chose to unzip to a single subfolder or to the archive folder if you want.

The BEST part of waking up is Folger's in your cup! carried away there...The BEST part of Unziplify is that it is free! Yep, you read that right. I have been using this little program for a few years and have had no problems with the download or the program. So if you are finding that unzipping your downloads is a pain, I definitely recommend Unziplify!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Reality #27

Between summer and family events I have gotten behind in the Reality challenge over at ScrapBook Graphics. It is my intention to catch up on the ones I am missing so they will probably be appearing on my blog in random order.

Jenn's challenge for #27 was:
So my challenge to you this week is to document a layout with some type of "stream of consciousness" included. It could be a series of pictures or some journaling....nothing too earth-shattering, just something that you are going through (or in my case, something my son is going through). It could even be a series of elements or papers....

Credits can be found here.

The nature of the layout came because I've been trying to put together a memory board for my dad's memorial service. I am so bummed that I don't even have a picture of our last Christmas together. This led to a stream of negative thoughts about why it is other peoples fault that I often don't have pictures. Doing the layout was therapeutic for my bad attitude!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

In Loving Memory...

Word art by Tina Chambers at DSP
Background and mat from Remember When Kit by Jean from the CSE Yahoo group
Tag with hinge is from J. Baechtold's Remembering Father kit from Scrappers Guide

This is a poem I wrote when I was in High School...

A Special Someone

You are always there,
When I need a helping hand.
It's nice to know you care
and that you understand.

You never say a lot,
But what you say is true,
There is a special spot
In my heart for you.

I couldn't have got along,
Without the help from you,
You've taught me right from wrong,
and what is best to do.

At times I've made you mad,
But I've learnt from my mistakes,
I am proud to call you dad,
Because you've got what it takes