"I always had a huge dislike for Scrapbooking. I didn't want anything to do with it. That was until my first baby came along. It's that little person that suddenly makes you want to start documenting your stories, taking pictures, and record every minute of every day.... she led me to start creating a scrapbook. I did paper scrapbooking for about a year and a half until I had my second child and broke my arm 4 weeks after she was born. I was suddenly unable to cut paper, glue, and create the layouts with paper. I could use a mouse on the computer, and started finding out about digital scrapbooking, and have never looked back since. It was the perfect fit for me and my perfectionism when it comes to anything artistic and visual. I could hit the undo button, I could delete or copy. I wasn't wasting supplies. It was heaven. When I started I had no software, and ended up using my dad's Microsoft Digital Image Pro software, and started designing with it for ScrapGirls.com. After a few months, I was told I really needed to learn Photoshop Elements. So I went out and found the cheapest version of Elements I could find which was 2.0. I didn't have a clue how to use it and began to teach myself all I could about it. Years later, I have taught myself Photoshop, and Illustrator. I am amazed at how far I have come from simply teaching myself, looking up tutorials or things I wanted to learn, and the amazing abilities I have now for creating digital scrapbooking supplies."