Part of the rules were that you had to call up Above Rubies and speak with Miss Nancy personally. She wasn't there the first time I called, but returned the call soon after. For those of you unfamiliar with the organization or Nancy Campbell, you're missing out. It is an amazing ministry designed to encourage and support woman as wives, mothers, and homemakers. Think about how you would feel if the latest TV or movie start called your home. Well, that's how I felt hearing Miss Nancy ask for me when she called.
The specifics of the contest in my hand, I downloaded a free trial version of Photoshop Elements and set to work. It was amazing. I loved the technical design aspect. The precision. I finished my design and sent it in.
I was blessed that I didn't have to wait long. Miss Nancy wrote me back and informed me that I WON!!!!!! The next couple of weeks were a bit hextic. Many emails and changes to the layout (file size, bleed, changes in text, etc) and it was finally done.
|100 Days of Blessing by Nancy Campbell-Cover Design by Kelly Barnes|
But I wasn't. That $100 went right back into designing. I was able to purchase a Wacom Bamboo pen tablet. The additional blessing for me was that it came with a full version of Photoshop Elements 7. This is now the program I use to design all my scrapbook pages.
Once the software was installed, I attempted my first scrapbook page.
|Step Into the Magic layout design by KB Custom Creations|
I'm learning as I go. It's an incredible creative journey. Hope you'll come along for the ride.