Scrapbook highlights for Aaron

For unknown reasons, I got it into my head that instead of wedding pictures, I should learn digital scrapbooking and do a page for each of the 10 kids. What the heck, why not. Good reason to learn how to dig scrapbook and also how to learn photoshop. My paintshop version doesn’t support png’s with alpha channel so I was forced to install my dh’s photoshop (which he has been bugging me to learn. He is really disdainful of paintshop.) I must say, I do now understand what all the fuss is about with photoshop :). I found all my supplies and instructions in the freebies at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Without further ado, Aaron.



Welcome to Lake Crossing Chronicles, Founding Part 1

I began my Lake Crossing neighborhood in August 2006 as a clean neighborhood, restarting my game afresh without the bloat of 5-6 gigs of custom content. I intended to use it as a base to build maxis-only houses for sharing. I also really wanted to try the 10 baby challenge, after playing only Legacy style almost since Sim 2 was released. I had a failed try at a Prosperity Challenge and I was really itching to change the way I played my game.

So LC’s history begins with Amanda and Todd Swanson. To get a little variety into the genetics, I gave them black and brown hair (both equal dominance) and dark blue and brown eyes (again, equal sim’s genetic dominance). I always meant to do another 10 baby challenge in the same neighborhood with red/blond hair and light blue/green eyes. Hmmm.


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