November 9, 2009


I've been quite distracted lately. Why? Well, I have been learning more about Photoshop Elements and I just dove right in, leaving all my other obligations behind. You should see my kitchen! I was introduced to Jessica Sprague's amazing website and I was instantly addicted after taking her Photo Editing: Good to Great class. So I took it one step further and enrolled myself in her Up and Running with Photoshop digital scrapbooking class.

This first page is what I made during lesson 1. Very basic as you can see, but OH so fun! The template was already made, so I just needed to add my photo and then I learned out to clip out the star from another image and place it on my page. I'll learn how to make things look more 3-D in a later class.

This next page is my homework assignment {I've never had such fun homework before, LOL!}. I had to convert the photo to B&W and then add the text box. Again, the template was provided. Baby steps, right?

I'm am NOT a journal-er, so please don't laugh at what I say in my journaling boxes, haha!! There you have it - I'm jumping into the digital world since I can't seem to ever find time to make pages with real paper anymore.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think :)


  1. WOW!!!! You are indeed one CLEVER cookie. Im so getting PS Elements... I think I need to learn how to do all this fun stuff. Oooh I know you could be my teacher... you have to set FUN homework though or I just wont turn up to class!!! hahaha.

    These pages are just beautiful.

    xx SJ

  2. Isn't Jessica great at teaching PS? I did all her digi classes last year.
    I had so much fun and learned a lot.
    Have fun!

    Greetings from Germany,

  3. Ahhh...great LO. I was lucky enough to meet and attend some of Jessica's classes this summer...she is just so generous and a wealth of knowledge! I have a couple of online classes to start up as well...glad to know you like them!

  4. Well, I think you're a natural digital scrapper Karen! These might seem basic to you, but to me they are amazing! I'm hopeless at PSE, or one of the other editing programs. I gave up! Well done you!
    Viv x

  5. Karen,
    These layouts are stunning. Just beautiful. I have PS Elements and use it for only minor editing. Thanks for the inspiration and the link to the other blog to learn more!


  6. These are amazing Karen!!! I just started digi scrapping with Photoshop Elements too and there's such a big learning curve...I've completed two layouts too! I'm off to check out Jessica's website!

  7. Gorgeous! Love the layouts and your journaling is adorable.

  8. Your pages are beautiful!! :) I discovered digi almost two years ago and am now totally addicted ;)

  9. These are great. And just remember there's no wrong way to journal, especially when it's for your kids. The best way to leave your mark is by making it from the heart and sounding like yourself.

  10. EEEKK!!! I FINALLY have internet and log on to see THIS!?!? Sooooo excited!! I'll have you fully over into "the dark side" soon!! Just wait! :-) These are fantastic!! Isn't it fun!?!?

  11. Oh WOWWWW! These are seriously AWESOME!