Monday, November 20, 2006

This Week's Themes: Saving Time and Keeping Time!!!!

Hi all! This week I wanted to spotlight keyboard shortcuts but I didn't want to lose you all out of boredom so I decided to pair these shortcuts up with calendar ideas and fortunately for me I tied them in with the theme of time.

As I was preparing today's post, this song was running through my mind - a song by Hootie and the Blowfish:

Can you teach me about tommorrow
And all the pain and sorrow
Running free?
Cause tomorrow's just another day
And I don't believe in time

Even though the song is catchy, it's really a sad song when you look at the lyrics. I feel fortunate as a scrapbooker to capture moments of time, to make friends with time.

This week's blog posts will focus on TIME! Not only do we want to help you save time, but we want to give you creative ways to keep track of time. Each day this week we will show you keyboard shortcuts to make your digital scrapbooking go even faster, plus show you the best ideas in keeping time with calendars! Please note that the ideas for calendars this week will come from all types of scrappers - not just digital scrappers! I know some of you will be inspired to make fantastic hybrid projects.

Trivia Time: Did you know that "
The ancient Egyptians were the first to establish a good length for the year, possibly because the Nile floods around the same time each year." Source:

Shortcut of the Day: Fill Tool
(Photoshop and Photoshop Elements)
To fill a layer you can go to Edit --> Fill Layer--> Use: Foreground Color *or* use the shortcut alt+backspace (windows)
option+delete (mac)
More Fill Tool Shortcuts

Featured Reader: Shirley Standifird
Advent Calendar: Cookie Sheet
Posted with designer's permission.

Shirley created this to teach at her LSS. She credits MamaCentral for the inspiration. The cute embellishments are from KI Memories.

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Keywords: Adobe, Photoshop, CS2, Featured Reader, Photoshop Elements PSE, PS7, Calendar Ideas, Shortcuts


Jenn said...

This is really great!! I've been a scrapbooker for years but am WAY behind and looking to really catch up and stay current.

Great info on Photoshop! I just got a new copy of Photoshop from my dad. (7.0) and not sure all the details about it yet. TFS!!

wendy said...

love the count down to christmas...thanks for the photoshop tips...did not know that one.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the to digital scrapbooking and am at the stage where every layout takes sooo long.

love the advent cookie sheet!


khuddle said...

This is really cool! I love the advent cookie sheet! Go Shirly!