February 18, 2010

Skype? And new Projects..................

I have had a lovely day today, I met up with a very dear friend of mine that moved away last summer. We speak on the phone a lot and text each other even more but today is the second time I have seen her since she moved away due to the distance! In October we travelled up to see them and stayed for a weekend and this time my DF is staying down here for a few days with her in-laws.

We met up and it was like we had never been apart and we talked for hours! DF mentioned skype, which I had heard of, but had no idea what it was! (which I can't believe!) If, like me, you were blissfully unaware then it is a free download to enable you to talk to people via a web cam.

I don't own a web cam, so I immediately went and bought one! I have set it up, but I think there is something wrong with the microphone - so I am going to play with that later! I am quite excited though that we can just hop on the computer and chat like we are in the same room, we decided to make coffees first and then take them to our computers so it is just like when we meet up!



Now I did speak about a new project didn't I? I am actually a couple of weeks late in posting it as I had to wait for page protectors and photos etc. But next months should be fairly on time, I hope!

I already take a picture-a-day for my project 365 and I wanted to do something with those piccys so this project works perfectly. It is about documenting your month using piccys and anything really that you have saved up through that month. It is one of the great Shimelle's projects and more information can be found here. As soon as I read this I wanted to participate:


Throughout the month, you save up pictures and things like cinema tickets etc and keep them in your envelope which you then use on your layout. Shimelle also had a great idea of keeping photos in a 12x12 page protector which is divided into sections that hold 6x4 photos.
The flower has a fastener behind it to allow you to open the envelope and look inside........
I am quite pleased with how it turned out and I am quite excited to get February's made! I hope that's not wishing my life away!

6 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

It's a great layout...and a wonderful way to remember the month.

sharyncarlson said...

Wow, I love your 2010 album idea! Can't wait to see how it develops :)

Amy said...

I love to use those divided page protectors too! Looking forward to seeing this one develop throughout the year Rachel.

Sian said...

Thank you for making skype sound achievable! My brother lives in the US and he's always telling me I should get this so we can talk!

humel said...

Oh, wow! That looks amazing :-) Like a collection of mini layouts - love it! x

The Scrappy Tree said...

Great project!