My First Digital Scrapbook Page!

I’ve long admired Jasia for her wonderful digital scrapbooking pages. She’s so talented–as a writer, family historian, photographer, digital scrapbooker, and carnival host. I’ve enjoyed her Creative Genealogy blog as well as her Creative Gene blog. Today at Creative Genealogy, she mentioned the Christmas Around the World collaborative kit, a digital scrapbooking kit put together by 113 designers, with nearly everything mixing and matching. I have recently purchased an external hard drive at a sweet price, originally with the intent for loading documents and images from Scanfest, thanks to a Black Friday tip that also came from Jasia. Well, I took a look at these delicious-looking kits and had to download a few. I played around and came up with my very first digital scrapbook page, and am so proud of myself! It features my great-great-grandmother, Berber “Barbara” J. (DeJong) Valk, with her grandson, Gerritt John Heidema, Jr., taken most likely during the Winter of 1919 – 1920, at her home at 1315 West Leonard Street in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. That part of Grand Rapids was still fairly rural and had recently been purchased by the city from Wyoming Township, thus the barn in the background:

I’ll admit I’ve got a learning curve ahead of me, but I’m just pleased as punch! The backgrounds and most of the elements come from A-liya’s Dreams, while the green ribbon is courtesy of Nore’s Nice-ities. I’m in awe of these talented designers!