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Hello! I am Diana, wife to Ted. We are the parents to one miraculous 6-year-old little princess. Aside from my daughter my earthly passions include home-cooking at an intermediate level, Music, knitting, photography, learning Adobe Photoshop, digital scrapbooking, and online social networking.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My (not so) Secret Shame

Ok, the time has come for me to let you all know why I REALLY have been slacking in my blog posting. I have an addiction problem. Well, if you can be addicted to pixels that is. Yes, I have a pixel addiction. It has even been taking over my will to...cook. I am so ashamed (not really).

More specifically I am addicted to pixels in the form of BEAUTIFUL digital scrapbooking kits, and even more specifically the kind they sell over at Sweet Shoppe Designs. I have been intrigued by the concept of Digi for some time, since meeting Lauren from Lauren Grier Designs. I've always looked at her beautiful digital scrapbook pages in awe, and even tried to do it some back in 2006, but gave up. Then I got one of Lauren's kits in a little giveaway she did on a forum we are both on. They say the first one is not addictive...LIARS!

My love for photography and Photoshop lend itself to digital scrapbooking, so it was a natural for me. I am not saying I am any good at it, but the Sweet Shoppe kits definitely let me produce pages that I am proud of., and have given me a medium to work with in continuing to learn about Photoshop. I get 8x8 inch prints made up at a photo lab and put them into an 8x8 album. It is so much fun and I love having an album of lovely decorated pages. The other great thing about digital scrapbooking is being able to share them online with friends and family. The fun, inspirational challenges over at the Sweet Shoppe are just a bonus!

Anyway...so that has been the hobby I have been kind of throwing myself into learning these past few weeks, and I just wanted to let everyone know that I am in NO WAY abandoning my blog, in fact I have a good entry in the works about Cincinatti Chili (ever heard of such a thing?), so I hope to have that up soon!

-Diana, The Ivy Kitchen