Thursday, June 21, 2012

Updating

Inspired by Shimelle's latest Starting Point, I pulled together this background.
Shimelle actually used two portrait prints on the long strip on the left of the layout, however I chose to use the red block for my photo.
Journaling reads: For the first couple of years after Mama & Daddy moved, they always brought their laptops with them when they came to visit. They had a very slow dial-up connection at home, so they would boot up their computers and log onto our DSL to let their software programs update while we visited. They finally got high speed Internet a year or so ago, and we haven't seen their laptops since then!

I really like how the starting point provides such a great start to a layout. Have you tried one lately?

14 comments:

Ginger said...

That is such a cute story Melissa :) My parents got a tower built near their town just a year or so ago, they had to wait for high speed internet until then! They are both on their computers quite a bit, I think it's great to see how the internet stretches its interest across all ages :)

Amy said...

Ooh, I like what you have done Melissa! This starting point has been a popular one for a few of my blogging friends I have noticed.

Beverly said...

I love your take from the starting point and such a cute story!

ClaireTet said...

What a great story to record! Love the colours you chose on this layout. I enjoyed this starting point too.

Jane said...

love how you used the starting point and the story, it's so important to record these things.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I do like the starting point series, and I love the layout. What a cool think to scrap! And how modern your parents are.
Rinda

helena said...

lovely story to capture and great LO - I'm inspired to go and try some starting point LOs

scrappyjacky said...

Love how you've used the starting point,Melissa....and a great story.

Tammy said...

I love that photo! I talked my Mom into getting a laptop when her desktop crashed and I could tell she wasn't thrilled with the idea. But now she takes it into the living room and out on the porch. She should know by now that I'm always right about these things.... LOL. I love Shimelle's starting points and your layout turned out great. Love the layering behind the photo and the borders. :)

Sian said...

This one really did tempt me - I think it's a fantatsic design and I love how you have used it with that red block to draw the eye to the photo. Lovely little story too!

MonicaB said...

I like the story! Great job with the starting point. I really should give that a try when I cannot get moving on a page.

Karen said...

I haven't kept up with Shimelle's blog recently, but I've seen this starting point used on several layouts recently. I really like your interpretation of it.

Alison said...

Love what you've done with the SP Melissa...I have my photo ready for this one...I just have to get around to doing it!
Alison xx

Debbie P said...

Lovely job on the starting point. I love your lovely product choices!