pixels2Pages Digital Scrapbooking Blog "Learn Something New Every Day" by Penny PetersonFor most of my life, the month of September has meant Back to School. I have always loved the beginning of the school year – new subjects, new teachers, new books, new friends, new school supplies (oops, already blogged about my love of office products). Elementary school, middle school, high school, college, on-the-job classes, professional certifications, more college … you name it, I loved it. And as a mom, I can hardly wait to hear about my kids’ new classes each fall. What amazing new options they have! I’m green with envy.

It was during my “more college” phase that I took part in the Gallup organization’s StrengthsQuest, which revealed that my top five “talent themes” are Input, Learner, Intellection, Context, and Communication. (I’ve listed 34 of the most common talent themes on the scrapbook page below; you can learn more in the book “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath or at www.strengthsquest.com.)

This was an “Aha!” moment for me. It put so much into perspective and gave me a better sense of how I am “wired”. No wonder I have always loved Back to School season! So the bottom line is that I love to gather information, learn new things, think about how it all works, put it into context, and then share it with others!

Being a pixels2Pages team member is a perfect fit for me. I love learning new and better ways to create my photo projects. I love putting my life, my family, and my history into context through my scrapbook pages. I love communicating with dear ones present and future in a concrete, lasting way. And I love sharing the joy of it with you all!

Here at pixels2Pages.net, it’s Back to School every month. Whether you are a digital kindergartner or a Ph.Digital, you’ll find new ways to do things, new ideas for projects, new supplies, and new friends. So welcome! Glad you’re here. You can leave the apple on my desk.

– Penny

P.S. Your homework for today – do any pixels2Pages Challenge, and then post your results on our Facebook page. Extra credit for doing more than one! (Homework Helper info is at the bottom of this post.)

pixels2Pages Digital Scrapbooking Blog "Learn Something New Every Day"


  • pixels2Pages: Challenge 10 “Rubber Stamping Your Photos”, Tip: “Opacity”
  • Little Feet Digital Designs by Janet Carr: Academic Kit
  • Creative Memories: Colorful Symphony
  • Fonts: Ackbar, Algerian, Always in My Heart, Best Day Ever, Clicker Script, Ernesto, Janda Polka Dot Party
  • “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath


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2 Responses to Blog: Learn Something New Every Day

  1. Jan says:

    I love that tool, too! My top five are:
    I won’t tell my bottom five, but it’s no surprise that consistency and discipline are at the bottom of the list!

  2. Carolyn says:

    This is a great tool. I took this when the first book came out “First, Break All the Rules” (it’s a title for Jan). My five are Strategic, Relator, Achiever, Positivity, and Input. One of the things I love about this particular model is the premise that anyone can succeed anywhere as long as you recognize your strengths and maximize the team activities that take advantage of the strengths of the group. I’m guessing that many scrapbookers, especially here at pixels2Pages, would have Input in their lists as that is the one that identifies people’s tendency for collections and to be curious about new things. Scrapbookers = collectors, right? 🙂 Love your pages. I never made one with my information so I just may do that! Thanks for the great idea!

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