Monday, March 19, 2012

March Madness - My Digital Studio Style

Even though we're still having crazy weather, (70 on Thursday, snow on the ground this morning) I love March because it's full of my other passion: BASKETBALL!  I'm embarrassed to admit just how bad my NCAA tournament brackets are.  Let's just say I had my old hometown favorites, the St. Mary Gaels, going all the way and leave it at that.  But one of the things I love about March Madness is that any team can win on any given day - regardless of ranking.  I love an underdog and I love an upset.

Basketball is the perfect sport for it's combination of teamwork, skill, athleticism and mental acuity.  I love watching five guys on a court come together as one to get that orange ball through that hoop. My all time favorite NBA team is the Utah Jazz and they celebrate the spirit of the game I love in this commercial:

(This might be a good time to mention that my guys beat their arch-nemesis, the LA Lakers, in LA last night.  Loved watching Kobe & Co get beat by a bunch of young guys playing their guts out.) 

My boys like a lot of different sports, but it's probably no surprise to anyone who knows me that the one I encourage them to play the most is basketball.  For the last two years, they've played Jr. Jazz.  And I love watching my own budding point guard and power forward:

Created with My Digital Studio.  Colors: Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Basic Gray.  Digital Stamps: Athletic Department and Vintage Overlays.
 Must be time for me to sing the praises of My Digital Studio again.  It's been a few weeks.  These were really easy pages to put together.  The only "technique" I used was changing the opacity of the digital stamps to give it more of a tone on tone look.  Don't forget that you can get a free 30-day trial of My Digital Studio Express and try it out for yourself.  Just visit my online store at and let me know if you have any questions.


Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great pages! Love the photos!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, these pages are precious! Beautiful layouts, and adorable subject matter!!!

Yapha said...

Such great pages!! Love the subtle basketball elements.

Pammybaby said...

These are awesome pages Paula!

Mickey Roberts said...

Wonderful pages, Paula! Your little fellas certainly look like they're having a bunch of fun!

Shelley Z said...

Great pages! Your boys are too cute! I usually like basketball too but we sat through so many games, it's not much fun any more! Glad you still have your passion for it!