Many moons ago, long before digital scrapbooking was even a twinkle in my eye, I spent many a day looking through the inspiration over at Two Peas. It was 2002 and people were coming up with the coolest ideas for making layouts.
One of my favorites? The then ubiquitous "100 Things That I Love" concept. You took a sheet of cardstock, grabbed a pen, and had at it. Even a die-hard computer journaler like myself felt the fun and freedom of tackling this themed page.
Fast forward to today and I knew I was coming up on designing my 100th template for my collection over at Designer Digitals. What better way to celebrate than to re-create the "100 Things" concept in a layered digital template?
I didn't look at my original page prior to designing and creating my 2012 version. I wanted to see how much has changed, and how much has stayed the same. Here's the latest and greatest version:
The things that have changed? My children have gotten older. When I looked at my 2002 page and read "The way Cole says Aidan's name—Aine" it made me swallow just a little bit harder than normal. The last time I did this page, my children were little. They're not so little anymore.
The things that have stayed the same? My love for what I do, and for puffy clouds, and for lip balm and for clean sheets, just to name a few.
I adore this concept—whether handwritten on a piece of cardstock (which I actually really love), or journaled out in true digital style—this is a page that lets you simply riff on what you love. Of course, I had to create my 100th template in 8.5 x 11 because that is my tried and true go-to size. This 100th template is all about celebrating what I love to create and the way I go about doing it.
And to further celebrate today, I've got a pretty sweet giveaway for you.
I've got one copy of Photoshop CS5, the full version of Photoshop, that could have your name on it. This program retails for $699. Yep. It surely does. One of my best friends works at Adobe and is hooking one of my blog readers up with a fresh, clean and fully-legal copy of this amazing software.
And that's a pretty sweet piece of software, let me tell you.
UPDATE: My friend John at Adobe, has been reading your comments and is throwing in a second copy of Photoshop CS5. So make that TWO copies of Photoshop that I'm giving away.
TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY: Leave me a comment today and tell me one thing that you love. That's all I'm curious about. Simple enough, right?
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you not only for supporting my product line at Designer Digitals, but for continuing to come and read my blog, share your thoughts and opinions and generally for giving a damn about what I have to say. It means the world to me.
Thank you so very much.
(And thanks to my life long friend, John, at Adobe. xo.)
This contest will close on Thursday at 9 p.m. and I will choose two random winners. I'll post them on Friday. Good luck.
THIS POST IS NOW CLOSED. Check back tomorrow to see who won, and also there will be another giveaway in the morning.