Monday, September 3, 2012

Dabbling in digital - Reason to Smile Layout

Hi Everyone

Hope everyone has been enjoying this holiday weekend.  Today I decided to play around with Photoshop, which I haven't done in ages.  I did some online lessons with Jessica Sprague, the basic class is excellent for complete newbies like me - but I soon realized that I had forgotten a lot!  No problem as the online lessons are always available to you once you purchase them.

I have collected quite a few paper packs, kits and templates since starting digital scrap booking, so thought that it was about time I pulled them out and played with them.  Here is my layout.

These photos were taken on a recent road trip we took over the summer to New Mexico.  My oldest daughter, Lauren was home for a few weeks from university, she is up in Tacoma, WA.  It was a hot sunny day, we were waiting in a shady spot for everyone to decide what we were going to do next - the perfect opportunity to have a silly 5 minutes.  My other daughter Phoebe, with camera in hand, managed to capture the moment.

For this layout I used a template called Half Pack 43 by Cindy Schneider available here from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  The paper I used is from a kit called Remember to Smile by Kristin Cronin-Barrow, also from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

I'm quite pleased with the way this page turned out - I may tweak it a little and play around with some of the other digital elements in the kit, I will be sure to post the 'final' page before I print it out.



  1. I truly like this layout. I especially like the way you journaled around the picture as well as the obvious ones. It tells a great story of time spent together!

  2. Oh my Gosh I LOVE this Michelle! You are really working the digital. The paper is gorgeous and I love all the embellishments and journaling. Fantastic Job!


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