Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Joe and I have just returned home from the Hospital. No, we're not sick. We went there to donate blood for Shelley's husband. Unfrotunately, when they tested my blood my hemoglobin levels were too low for me to donate. I was so bummed. They said it could be because I just got off my period(I bleed a lot, especially this last time). I'm a litle concerned though, because when I checked it out on the internet, it seems I am a little anemic. Just yesterday I was telling Joe that I was going to make an appoinment with the doctor to talk about how exhausted I have been feeling lately. I may have found the culprit. Anyway, I couldn't donate any blood, but Joe was able to. I hope that it helps a little bit. Sorry I was MIA yesterday. I met with Joe before his night class, then rushed home to get ready to go to dinner with my infertility group. I must find a different name for them! How about I just call them my friends, since that's what they are now? I can't tell you how much they have helped me in the last year dealing with the grief of infertility. I don't know where I would be without them. And one of them is moving away and I'm so bummed! She promises to come visit often. I hope so! Thanks for all of your kind comments regarding my digiscrapping. I can tell you how I did it, but I have a Macintosh computer and I have no idea if the instructions would be the same on a P.C. or not. The first thing I did was download a free trial of a program called Photoprinto. I think it is a program only for Macs, but I am not sure about that. The second thing I did was go to this site and download some free digital scrapbooking stuff(templates, clip art, backgrounds, etc.). Just type "free digital scrapbooking" into Google and you'll find a ton of web sites to download from. Then I opened the photoprinto program, as well as the free stuff I wanted to use. All you have to do with this program is "drag and drop" the artwork from the folder onto your scrapbook page. Then you resize it and move it around until you like the look of it. You add layers by "moving objects to front or back" every time you add something. To add photos, you just open Iphoto, and drag and drop the pictures onto your page. Resize them and place them where you want them and Ta da! Done! I can't believe how easy it was. I am planning on printing the layouts out eventually, but right now all I have are pictures of our garden since the old computer died and we haven't had the info on it salvaged yet. I may snap som pictures of the doggies tonight so I can play around with them.

6 comments:

Joannah said...

Michelle, do you think that would be a good format for my dossier photo pages? Or should I stick with paper and photographs? I know I need to start that part of the dossier. What do you think?

Tazzy said...

aw, that's sweet that my departure is bumming you out. I am going to miss you - and the other girls - too.

sorry about the anemia. that sucks.

your newest page looks great. you are such a good scrapbooker. whose dog is that? is that yours?

Shelli said...

I am impressed! I have downloaded a few free digital kits. I just am too idiotic to get Photoshop Elements to work for me. I may have to try Photoprinto.

Shelli said...

Oh, before I waste my time downloading - is it user-friendly?

Michelle said...

Joannah-I don't know if it would be a good format for your dossier photos. In never even thoought of that! Hmmm...Maybe I'll ask my social worker what she thinks about it.

Shelli-Yes, it is extemely user friendly and I am currently still only using the demo! I plan on purchasing the program soon. It costs $29.95. i purchased another program from Fry's and was dissaponted in it. I am much happier with photprinto in terms of ease of use.

Shelley said...

It will help tremendously. Thank you Michelle and Joe!

Shell