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Friday, 09 March 2012


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Sounds like a pretty genius idea even for someone like me who doesn't even use actions!! I love the story and your page!!


oh...I so love this story. Your Grandson will love that you have captured this memory xx


I could nearly cry and I am no relation and thousands of miles away! What a clever young man you have as your Grandson - this is beautiful!

Jen Hart

Some days are just awesome.

My 11 year old would struggle with such brevity. xx


Lovely - often its the small things that lift the spirit.

Jacky S

I'm pretty amazed myself....what a wonderful email to receive....and love the way you've 'immortalised' it.


Love your use of the ps actions to create a beautiful, soft photo with accompanying patterned paper. Though i'm guessing you're able to create your own actions when you find yourself with more time :). You certainly have the digital skills and designers' eye for it. Pxx


What a lovely story to scrap - beautifully done, as always x


Ah well done to your gorgeous grandson! Davey still has a note that James wrote to him, when he was about the same age. The spelling is similarly wonky (who cared, at 3 1/2 we were just thrilled that he was writing at all!), but it was written from the heart, just like your little e-mail there!
Wonderful and definitely something to scrap and keep for ever! I bet you printed the "real e-mail" too?
I like the train photo and how you have added the striped trim on the edges. Very nice page, Alexa!


beautiful! there's nothing like children to bring a ray of magic in to one's day!

Karen Walker

How very cool!!! I've always loved "invented spelling" as it used to be called and have saved several examples from my children's work. Brilliant idea to run an action on a digital paper; thanks for the tip.


Oh how lovely Alexa - some instant magic in an e-mail. Great page too - perfect colours.


First, this is a great layout and one that you & family will treasure...Second, I haven't a clue about 'actions' in PS, but whatever you did, it totally works!



What a lovely memory to have captured..great LO!
Alison xx


That is a great page and what a lovely memory to capture. Fab photo too :0)


How lovely! and what a lucky little boy to have a Grandma to record this momentous event for him

Missus Wookie

Oh I love precious first spelling and writing, so glad you've saved it! Clever little boy :)


A lovely thoughtful page that one day your grandson will cherish x


Simply beautiful and it brought a lump to my throat. x


What a wonderful email and I love the way you have scrapped it too :)


So cute! This boy will go far! Love that you have managed to preserve the memory in such a lovely layout.


WOW...how beautiful to receive an email from your 3-year old grandson. You're right - it just doesn't get any better than this..


Oh what a wonderful email to receive Alexa. How clever of him at such a tender age. Clever you with the photo shop action too!


What a spot of ingenuity; to use your actions on paper!! Duly impressed!! I too got my first e-mail from a loved one today! My son (9yrs old) sent me some love. What talent from a 3.5 yr old!


Too cute, what an adorable boy & layout!


What a precious keepsake this is, and how amazing that such a young child could do that in not one, but two languages!


Beautiful story Alexa and the perfect photo :)


Oh what a precious moment to have captured - in these modern times. Great layout.


Brilliant! What a lovely message to receive (and record).

Recognise the train: my little ones love playing on it too :D

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