Did you know that Stampin' Up!'s digital paper crafting software, My Digital Studio, has the option to create scrapbook pages using pre-designed templates, photo only templates, and start from scratch? I'm usually into the quick-and-easy mode, so I choose one of the pre-designed layouts. But tonight I decided to participate in a scrapbooking challenge on Sudsol (a Stampin' Up! demonstrator online group), using the challenge sketch. That meant I had to start from scratch and use the "Create Your own" option. It wasn't hard at all, and I love the way this turned out.
The challenge sketch used square photo boxes, but these pictures didn't lend themselves to square cropping, so I kept the rectangular shape. I will go back and add some other embellishments (digital ones, that is) and fix an alignment mistake I see, but all in all, this turned out great, I think, for a very speedy page.
I can also see potential for using MDS (My Digital Studio) as a project planner, then recreate the page with actual paper, photos, card stock, ink, stamps, and embellishments.
By the way, the photos are of my son Michael, daughter-in-law Danielle, and granddaughters Ava and Charlotte. Aren't they an adorable family?