Saturday, April 16, 2011


I like to chronicle our family life through scrapbooking. I have seen other's with their paper scrapbooks and I can't go into Hobby Lobby or Michael's without stopping by the scrapbooking isles and marveling over the assortment of items. I even buy them from time to time. If I have a wedding shower or baby shower, I often buy scrapbook page frames and create a one-of-a-kind gift for the person using commercial scrapbooking products.

I was talking to my sister one day (my hero) about all her gadgets, papers, and embellishments. They had kind of taken over her house. I said, "I hate paper." I wondered if we could do some of our scrapbooks digitally. That was it. She shared her favorite digital store with me and I began my life as a digital scrapbooker. Here is a link to my first digital scrapbook: My sister, Lisa, is amazing. She designed this webpage. (I'm kind of behind in posting my pages) You can also look at her books by going to the home page.

I have hundreds of digital photos. I take my very favorites and use them in these pages. I have a wonderful digital camera my husband, Tony, bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago that I use. I also use my camera phone as I have it with me everywhere. There is not an event I go to that I am not taking at least a picture or two. I even took pictures with waterproof cameras at Schiltterbahn. I ask for the pictures on a cd so that I can use them digitally. I also have a scanner that I scan old photos with so that I can use them too. The My Pictures folder in my computer is now the biggest folder in My Documents. It contains sub folders like you wouldn't believe. I try and categorize my digitals by date so that I can find things when I want them. Photoshop Elements even organizes your photos for you.

Getting Started...

This is my first post for beginning digital scrapbookers. Our computers have become so much more than work tools for us. To be sure we use them for work, homework, bills, etc. but more and more we are using them to fill our leisure time. Many of you blog, use Facebook and other social media. We have phones that take these things on the go too.

I want to introduce you to the world of capturing memories using digital photos and putting them together in ways to make priceless keepsakes. You may be saying, "I prefer real photographs." That's okay too because you will be able to upload your pages to a digital photo service, have them printed and sent to you. In our time together I can share with you products and services I use or have used to make sure you are happy with your work and how you want to store it.

Soooooo, if you're interested in being my Photoshop Buddy, follow my blog. You can go as fast or as slow as you want to and remember, questions are welcome. No question is to small or dumb. Ask me!

Photoshop Buddies

Want to create digital scrapbook pages but aren't sure where to start? Are you not sure you have the technical know-how? Well I'm here to share my love of scrapbooking and family photos. All you need to get started is some photos and Photoshop Elements. I will get you started with some free papers and elements. I will have tutorials posted here and will also be able to answer any direct and specific questions you may have.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shabby Frames

Here are 8 Shabby Frames for many uses. Included in this set are 4 plain frames and 4 with stitching. Colors are Flax, Brick, Eggplant, and Slate. Each was created at 300 dpi for print quality. Drop shadows are used on previews only except where used on inner elements for realism. All items are in individual PNG files.

4 plain frames
4 frames with stitching

Saturday, April 9, 2011

LaurenMarcelle is now on Etsy!

I am so excited to have opened a store on Etsy. Now my products are available to purchase through this terrific crafty website. Take a few minutes to explore. I have just a few of my products there right now, but more will be coming soon.

My Etsy Store