Legacy Republic has some great keepsakes to turn your vintage treasures into modern day décor. Check out this cute little cube I designed with photos of my Mom and I through the years, which always makes me smile. It sits on my desk and is a great reminder of the special memories we shared. Consider transforming your special moments into your very own home décor items – reach out to find out how!
Mother’s Day is a hard holiday for me but this year instead of trying to ignore it I decided to do a layout as a tribute to my Mom.
Hope you all enjoy your day!
Last week I had the opportunity to go to the 3D Printing Expo at the Javits Center. I primarily went for my job but found it very interesting overall so I figured I’d post my recap here of what I learned and saw. Mostly on display were all different types of 3D printers that showcased lots of figures, toys and artwork. Having no knowledge about the 3D printing world I just walked around and went to a few lectures. Honestly all the booths/vendors looked the same to me but it was neat to see the different objects you can print from just plastic.
I went to 2 lectures…here’s some tidbits I learned that might be helpful, interesting or fun:
3D Printing with Adobe Photoshop
- 3D printing software is not designed for creatives but for engineers, so Adobe wants to make it accessible for designers to create 3D content within Photoshop
- You don’t need a printer to develop content, there are built-in options to send your designs to third party vendors to have printed (even UPS is getting in on 3D printing)
- Photoshop can give 3D dimension to flat objects in conjunction with other 3D rendering software
Printing your own content:
The Future of 3D Printing
- Possibilities for personalization are endless with all this data out there
- Need to make it easier for consumers to create content via user-friendly software
- Unexplored areas that have huge potential is in building/construction as well as food (who know?!). Example: 3D Pancake Printer
One last cool product I discovered was the 3D Doodler Pen, which may go on my Wishlist. Definitely check it out!
As I mentioned in my last post my mother fought a long brave battle with lung cancer, which is a very special cause for me. November is Lung Cancer Awareness month and I had the opportunity to fund raise for the the Breathe Deep NYC Lungevity walk fundraiser. This was our second year walking with the Ronnie’s Racers team in honor of my Mom to bring awareness to this deadly disease.
Despite the cold, wet and windy day the Ronnie’s Racers team made the most of the walk and raised just over $1,300. Thank you to all of my friends and family for being apart of Ronnie’s Racers! I’m still taking donations until December 1, so please consider making a contribution. Also if you or a loved one is at risk for lung cancer please get screened – early detection can save lives!
I hope you all of you have a great Thanksgiving!
It’s been a very long time since I posted. It’s been a full year since my mother passed away from a long battle with lung cancer. It’s actually been a very long road for me – when she was diagnosed our family (my father, husband and myself) were diagnosed with the dreadful disease as well. I put my life on hold and lived in limbo not knowing what would from happen day to day. Now that it’s a year later I’m slowly trying to pick up the pieces of my new new normal life. That being said I’m hoping to start blogging and scrapbooking again. I’m finally feeling more inspired and want to capture my memories by preserving them. For almost 2 years I hadn’t scrapped a layout because I just didn’t feel motivated or inspired. It was a really a painful time in my life and the joy I previous had from creating wasn’t there anymore. Recently I felt energized and excited to create the layout below, amazingly everything just came together and clicked!
I’m slowing getting back into it but still have some hesitation but I’m trying not to put so much pressure on myself – it’s suppose to be fun after all!
So stay tuned and I’ll be back!
It’s amazing how 7 years can fly by so fast! We’ve been through lots of ups and downs but it’s made us stronger. Here’s to many more years to come with my best friend. We truly are 2 peas in a pod! Happy Anniversary, J!
Over the weekend we were lucky to go to the US Open for the day and saw some pretty good matches. We went last year as well but this time we spent the whole day there instead of a few hours for 1 match. I’m always impressed with the designs and logos they come up with to represent tennis in NYC and this year didn’t disappoint. Great job by artist Michael Crampton, who was tapped to illustrate the poster!
Back in April we were lucky enough to see some scenes from Dr. Who being filmed in NYC. So in honor of the new season of Dr. Who premiering tonight I wanted to showcase my layout from that cool experience. Happy Who Day!
Two posts in one week is crazy but here I am! Michelle Underwood has a new kit out called the Libby Collection which worked perfectly to document my August events. Even though I’ve been creatively challenged lately I’ve still been trying to keep up with Project Life by doing monthly layouts. Well I’ve only done May, June and August but it’s a start! Can’t believe August is almost over – it’s been a fun and busy month but I’m looking forward to September, my favorite month. So goodbye August, hello September!