PL photo idea for Jan 24, 2013

I am going to catch up on my missed posts with photo ideas. Sorry for the delay. I set up my new computer and it took a bit longer than expected, but now everything is perfect.

The idea for January 24 is to think about what your weather is today and then take a picture that represents the temperature.

On January 24, it was VERY cold in Montreal.


PL photo idea for Jan 23, 2013

Take a picture of someone taking a picture.

People taking pictures are usually smiling naturally because the picture they are taking is fun, or they are very serious because they are trying to get a good shot.

PL photo idea for Jan 22, 2013

Take a picture of unusual décor.

They used washtubs as hanging lights in this restaurant, among other unusual ideas for décor, such as a room divider made from tire rims. We went to this sports bar before a Rush hockey game in Rapid City. It was a fun night, especially because Rush WON!!

PL photo idea for Jan 21, 2013

Take a picture of something that will be a major project for you in 2013.

The pictures below are from what we call our “locker room”. When you live in an apartment, you usually have a locker room somewhere in which you can store all the stuff you never use, but want to keep or in which you store seasonal stuff like bicycles, tires, etc. Before we moved into our house in 1999, we had always lived in apartments so we called this storage area in our basement our locker room.

It didn’t take very long before we started just putting stuff in here without being organized about it … at all 😦

Now the room is a disaster and you can barely walk through to where the tires are kept at the end, under the stairs.

My major organization project this year will be to finally get this area organized.

This is the first area I have to clear out because we want to build shelves here so that we can store seasonal stuff in bins. I will use plastic bins labeled Christmas, camping, painting, etc. There will be more, but I will have to get started to decide on the rest of the bins.

To get this done, I will have to move all this stuff into the family room, which is where I now have a crop room set up. There won’t be any cropping when I get started on this. That will be my incentive to GET IT DONE!

I plan to make this area a work bench with a peg board for tools for my husband.

We must have about 20 paint cans under this bench. When we first moved in, we painted the entire house (6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, two floors plus a finished basement). We have since repainted the main floor and two rooms in the basement). This part is easy because we just need to pull them out and set them out on the street once I determine when hazardous waste pickup is planned for the spring. I don’t know why we kept them this long.

I will take pictures and videos of my progress (further incentive to GET IT DONE). I say this because we have been talking about it for a couple of years already, but now I have finally started getting rid of stuff from this area.

Once this is done, it will be possible to declutter and organize other areas of the house because we will have specific places for our stuff. I can’t wait to get it done.

PL photo idea for Jan 20, 2013

Find a cool pattern somewhere in your home, take a picture of it and then use it as a filler card in your PL album.

My pattern is from the upholstery on our kitchen chairs.

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You can then embellish the filler card or just leave it as is.

PL photo idea for Jan 18, 2013

When I went to Europe with my husband, sister, brother and sister-in-law in 2009 to celebrate my aunt’s 80th birthday, we saw some of the most magnificent architecture in the world. Luckily for us, my SIL is a bit of an expert in art history — she is a PhD candidate and is currently writing her thesis. We went into what seemed like every church between Munich, Salzburg and Bad Hofgastein (Austria).

It turns out that my sister and I had both taken lots of pictures of doorways. They were just so incredible!!

These are some of the pictures I took. I used Picasa to create a collage of eight pictures.

My idea for today is to take pictures of doorways. You might think that you won’t find any this incredible, but doorways are always interesting. When you start looking for them, you will be surprised at what you find.

PL photo idea for Jan 17, 2013

A few days ago, I suggested you take a picture of your favourite toy. Now, take a picture of someone else’s favourite toy.

I never would have thought that this would become Percy’s favourite toy, but it did. It’s just a grocery store squeaky toy, but he loves it. First thing in the morning, he runs to get this toy and then thinks about going outside. When we get back in, he runs to get the toy from where he left it and then thinks about food. Things have changed!

Valentine’s card swap

I am hosting a Valentine’s Card swap on Swap Bot at

The password for the swap is scrappydiva

You will need to create a profile on Swap Bot, but you will only need to do this once. For future swaps (and I plan to have many), you will already be set up.

This is a one-to-one swap, but you will not be swapping cards directly with your swap partner. Person A will send to B and B will send to C, NOT A to B and B to A.

Since each person will be making ONE card, you can put all your attention on that card rather than on making multiples of the same card.

Signup and mailing details are available on the Swap Bot site.

HAVE FUN everybody!!!

PL photo idea for Jan 16, 2013

Take a picture of a whole bunch of stuff all jumbled together. This can be anything as long as it takes up the entire screen of your camera and as long as it’s a bunch of stuff, in no order.

My picture shows a jumble of stuff from a kitchen drawer.