This was my first layout. It took me forever to do. I used PE4 and some online freebie kits and elements. I did not know at the time to keep track of the files I used. Sorry!
I had fun removing most of the color from the images, and in the end I liked how it came together with a monochromatic feel.
Not a great page but not too bad for my first attempt either. It was enough to get me hooked.