Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How it all started.....

My husband got me a 3 TB external Harddrive for an early Christmas present this year. So I have been attempting to organize and dejunk my digital files. While cleaning things our I came across the very first digital layout that I ever made.....(I had attempted to make a photo collage in Photoshop before but nothing with actual elements etc) I thought it would be fun to share it here and tell you the story of how my digital obsession began! 
I was on vacation at my in-laws on the east coast in the summer of 2009 and we decided to go to the beach to celebrate my sister-in-laws birthday and so my daughter could go to the beach for the first time. It was a wonderful day. It was also the first day that I got to play with the 'new' camera that my husband got for his birthday from his Aunt. A Canon Rebel!! This day was destined to start my digital scrapbooking life! LOL! 
After the beach on the drive home we passed a discount store and all decided to stop and check it out. Well, in the back I found a book about digital scrapbooking. It included a disk or elements and papers anda  full color instruction book with how to make scrapbook pages in Photoshop. I already had photoshop on my computer so I though, hey maybe I should give this a try. The book was also only 4 bucks so I figured I did not have anything to lose! 
So that afternoon I opened the book and put the CD in my computer and started going. 
Here is the layout I created. Keep in mind this was step by step instructions on exactly where to place everything! I did change the colors after I was done since the kit was boy colors and made a few other minor changes. 


  1. That's pretty good for a first page... Mine was a hot mess!! lol

  2. I'm impressed. It's so fun to see improvement over the years. I think that's ultimately why we write in journals-to see how we've grown & hopefully become better [Christians].