For those of you that like designing with My Digital Studio – you need to take a look on page 198-199 in the new catalog at the Collection DVDs.  There are 6 to choose from and they all have a collection of stamp brush sets and designer papers plus designer templates.  I ordered the Storytime Collection DVD and used one of the designer template pages from it to create this page.

I did make changes to it but starting with a template makes things quicker because all the elements, photos and journaling spots are laid out.  I added my photo and then started making changes.  Maybe I should show you the original template so you can see where things changed.

So first I had to remove the little strips on the left since they covered up Warren in the picture.  And then i moved the curly label punch to the other side since I had more space over there to “hang” something.  I decided to replace the papers with some different ones since this wasn’t a school page – but they are still from the Storytime collection of papers.  I changed the title and removed the zero.  I also decided to use embellishments instead of stamps to add a couple of accents since they were colored in – and I love the little owl and the birds that are in the collection so that is what I decided to use.  I think I may go back and add everyone’s name but for now I’ll just keep it the way it is for now.  This picture was from 2 years ago when we took a trip to North Carolina – we went out to the town of Blowing Rock to eat lunch and walk around.

I’m still working on my 55 $55 orders – I’ll be making phone calls and sending some more emails next week.  If you need something please let me know.  Here is the post if you want to see what I’m talking about – and there is a thermometer for completed orders on the side of my blog.  I do have some more that are coming but I have a long way to go still.

Oh I almost forgot – yesterday was Tuesday so Stampin’ Up! released some new digital downloads – I still need to go check them out.

Have a great day!