Hello out there. I have been perusing the site for the past few weeks and really love the quality and variety of designs! I'll upload my aka page shortly.
My objective is to complete a memory book for my daughter by the time she graduates from high school. I decided to go with "thematic" layouts (vs. chronological) for a host of reasons. My husband is retiring from 23 years in the Army next year and there's that project too!
My biggest challenge is that I'm working in a 8.5x11 portrait format and templates for this are few and far between. I suppose at some point I'll have to join the rest of the square world... it's just that I have already bought the albums, page inserts, etc. I'm getting pretty good at adjusting templates, and PSE 8.0 "recompose" tool is coming in rather handy but it still takes extra time.
Oh and like so many, I've got a mix of print and digital photos to deal with and have been pretty happy with the photo filters that help deal with scanning issues.
So - see you round the neighborhood! Meredith