Wednesday, November 26, 2008

LOTS & LOTS of Photo's

Faith in my Darling Husband has been restored!! He's fixed it!!!

As you can see, I can now upload as many photo's as I want.
This is DGD #1 in her Hallowe'en costume - the perfect pictures for my Pumpkin Patch layout - isn't she adorable (brag brag haha)

And the little shoes were so cute.

Off we go 'Trick or Treating' - pointing out Granny's car on the way!

This is a photo from back in Scotland, very blustery. It actually wasn't raining at this point - very strange - but it was about to!!!
That's my home town in the background.

These next photo's are of the Carnegie Hero Fund Book. A very important mission for me while I was back home.
My Great Grandfather drowned back in 1916, attempting to save a man's life and lost his own. The other man survived.

Great Grandfather was honoured as a hero by the Carnegie Hero Fund, and his widow and four children received money from the fund until the youngest was 16.

In the first photo that's a bust of Andrew Carnegie behind me. He was at the time of the setting up of the fund, in 1908, the richest man in the world. He was born in Dunfermline Scotland and his family emigrated to America when he was young where he made his fortune in the American Steel Industry.
The Book is kept at his birthplace in the cottage where he was born in Dunfermline. There are 11 such Books of Hero's, throughout the world, in his name - what a legacy.

I was amazed at how elaborate The Book was - it's real gold and amethysts on the cover and all the calligraphy inside is hand painted.
Great Grandfather is in the first Book, there are now four volumes, however, they are not so elaborate now (sign of the times?) and the Fund is still going strong.
It was fascinating listening to the curator of the Museum telling me the story of the Fund and the Books and I felt honoured to be a part of it - my family will always be grateful for the help the Fund gave to my Great Grandmother and her children, my Grandfather was eight at the time when his father drowned - a proud and humbling moment for me.
Love the white gloves too - made it feel really important, as indeed it is.
Thanks for listening - back to normal next post.
Love Jane xx

Monday, November 24, 2008

One More Photo

Here are the two cards I made using the left over paper from the Genuine article layout last posted.
They whipped together in a few minutes, using some more Cricut cuts of course.
I've even used the oft thought 'enemy' of the scrapbooking cardmaker - the PEEL OFF!!!
I think they are a great standby, and when coloured to match your card with permanent markers, who would guess? Well, most of us actually, but I thought they finished off the cards OK. They have their place I suppose.
As you've probably worked out, DH was unable to solve my uploading problem. I'm going to have to pay someone to remove whatever it is that is interfering with my uploading from 'My Pictures' to my Blog.
I reckon it won't come under warranty because I put it in, whatever it is!!
I have lots of Christmas stuff to show you, but need to do more than one photo at a time. There is a computer chappie at the store where I bought my laptop, so I'll have to pay (!!!!!) him a visit in the next few days and get this sorted out before it drives me mad!!
Thanks for dropping by
Jane xx

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just One Photo

Same problem, can only upload one photo at a time, what a pain in the butt!!

This is a Cricut Club layout using Basic Grey papers and cuts from the Graphically Speaking cartridge - photo to be added later.

I also made two cards from the scraps of this layout, including using the positive word 'authentic' on one of them (waste not, want not), that's the negative on the layout.

However, beacuse this stupid thing won't let me upload more than one photo at a time, I will have to add them to my blog later, how irritating!*?**!#

DH is at the golf just now, but as soon as he gets home, he will fix it - I have absolute faith, I do, I do, I think, I hope. Watch this space........

Love Jane

Friday, November 21, 2008

Photo Problems

Have managed to upload one photo, DS, DDIL and DGD #2. Beautiful little family!!!
My problems seem to be arising when I try to upload a second photo.
It would appear to have something to do with the dial up connection I had when I was in Scotland - can't seem to get rid of it off of my laptop.
Will keep trying. Have loads of projects to show you all.
Love Jane xx

Friday, November 7, 2008

Still Here

Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of posts over the last month.

We made it back from Scotland safely, and day to day life has taken over again.

I'm having trouble uploading photo's at the moment, so can't post any projects at this time. Will have to look into it when I get time. So, all I can do is apologise, and hopefully get it sorted soon.

Thanks for all your lovely comments, especially about my lovely wee family.

By the way, did I mention that Grandbaby number three is on the way!!!!

Yep, DD is expecting her second baby in May next year - it's all go. Love it.

Thanks for dropping by.

Love Jane