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Monday, July 22, 2013


Time to share some more artwork from my extravaganza class at Close to My Heart’s national convention. I received the ProPlayer paper pack, which has a bold, dark color scheme of red, blue and grey and features plenty of hi-tech images for gamers and computer references. I don’t always stick with the established color scheme in a paper pack, so I substituted Lagoon cardstock for the deep blue hues of Pacifica and Outdoor denim in this paper pack.

Sometimes I can be inspired by the theme of a paper pack as much as the color. The grey B&T patterned paper in this kit is loaded with computer code text, and it made me think of all the ways that computers have become such a huge part of our lives.

I am constantly amazed at the technology at our fingertips, and you may have read my post about my infatuation with google street view maps. Why not share my love of armchair traveling with the world, by creating a scrapbook page about it?

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My journaling:
”I am not a world traveler, but I have been all over the world. Thanks to technology, I can drive the city streets of Paris, take a hike around Stonehenge, or stroll a beach in Hawaii. Google maps with street view is one of my favorite discoveries on the internet. Sometimes I use street view for mundane reasons. When I need to drive to a new destination in town, I use it to familiarize myself with the area so I don’t make a wrong turn. But when I’m feeling adventurous, I can take a trip across the country or even around the world.

There’s something about being immersed into the place you’re viewing, driving down backstreets and tunnels, or even following footpaths, with a 360 degree view of everything around you. Feels just like you’re there. For someone who is a definite homebody, google street view is my window to the world.”

Naples, Italy

One of my favorite discoveries on a “trip” around Naples, Italy (above), this bit of graffiti. Could it be any more perfect?

How wonderful life is, now you’re in the world. I like to think they left that message just for me.

Now you tell me… what technology item is your favorite? Something you can’t live without, or just something you love to to use? Leave me a comment and let me know, then consider making a scrapbook page about it!


Okispice said...

Love it! Truly. And to answer your question, FB has to be my favorite. I live 1/2 a world away from my family and before FB, I felt so isolated during important events such as births or even birthdays. Now I get the news as it's happening. I just may have to make a page based on your wonderful layout. Thanks for sharing.

Gretel Among said...

My smartphone is an immense help. Being a late bloomer, I just got my first one last year...how did I live without it? Thanks for your inspiration, I may very well scrapbook it.

Casandra Bennett said...

I love having a computer to stay in touch with family and friends, but also to make new friendships and meet new people. I love what you did with your layout. :)

Di Crawford said...

Skype. When it first arrived, I felt like I was in a Star Trek episode. Now it's such a part of our life that I tutor my little niece in reading every day and she lives three time zones away. It's the next best thing to being there.

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