It took me a long time to get this layout finished, because I get interrupted by LIFE. My boys are dying to go swimming now that we have the pool open. The water is freezing, but they don't care. Since they can't swim by themselves, I have to be in the back yard. That means weeding, which I hate. I tried to take my laptop out there today, but I can't see well due to the sun. Love the sun, but not on my laptop screen. My DH and I need to get our awning up, so I can scrap while they swim. Priorities!
I started with one of the designer templates and changed it to go with my theme and pictures. I didn't keep track of the time, so I can't tell ya how long it took me to finish Tate's layout. I love to see all my paper options, embellishments ,etc. so it takes me a while. I have an idea and don't like it, so I have to delete that and start something else. Just like when I traditional scrap. One of my favorite aspects of digital scrapping is the time it takes to duplicate a layout. There are so many occasions when I have to do a layout for both Tate and Tanner. Tanner's layout took less than 10 minutes. I just had to change the color, journaling and pictures. Love it!
I was a little apprehensive about putting skulls on the boys' layouts, since they are so young and I don't like them to wear skulls on their attire. I tried so many different combinations and the skulls seemed to fit. Of course, Tate said it looked the best and that skateboarding has skulls. His new skateboard has a bird skull on the bottom. Thanks Tony Hawk!
Tate's two-page layout
Tanner's two-page layout
I didn't even use any of my new downloads that I purchased last night. I can't wait to play with My Digital Studio again. I downloaded a graffiti font from Dafont.com for the title. You can use any font you have downloaded on your computer. Awesome!
I used the Cast-a-spell DSP digital download. This paper pack (traditional) is on the retired list, so if you want it...get it soon. I hear the retired items are going fast.