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Introducing Michelle Stelling of

By Elizabeth  ·  February 8th, 2013


All of us here at Photoshop Elements Techniques are pleased to welcome Michelle Stelling of the National Association of Digital Scrapbookers ( to our team of video authors and contributing writers. Her first video, an Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking, is live on our Video Tutorial page and will be the first of many on the subject!

Michelle, a wife and mother living in Colorado, took a few moments to answer some of my questions about how she got involved with photography and the digital scrapbooking world:


Liz: How did you get involved with photography and digital scrapbooking?

Michelle: I have always loved taking photos since high school, but my love for digital scrapbooking came 9 years ago when I had my son. I love capturing various states in his life and since he’s involved with a lot of sports, it’s fun to capture those moments.

Liz: How did that lead to you starting NAODS?

Michelle: I taught Photoshop, Illustrator and Graphic Design for several colleges in the Denver area for over 15 years and suddenly it dawned on me that I should start my own business teaching nothing by Photoshop Elements. I also had a love for scrapbooking, so I just meshed them together to create the National Association of Digital Scrapbookers. I officially launched NAODS in 2008 and no longer teach through colleges.

Liz: What’s the most exciting part of your impending work with P.E.T.?

Michelle: The most exciting part is when my students send me samples of their work! I also love it when I hear my students say that they have tried learning Photoshop Elements in the past and they didn’t ‘get it’ until they found my site. I’ve taught over 5,000 students worldwide; digital scrapbookers, amateur photographers and designers alike.

Liz: Tell us just a little more about yourself!

Michelle: I’m married with a 9 year old son, I have been living in Colorado for the past 20 years and I’m originally a Hoosier from Indiana. I love following ‘the Photoshop Guys,’ going to Photoshop World, taking pictures of course, going to see the Rockies baseball games and, when I get the chance, going on vacations to somewhere warm!


To take a look at Michelle’s website, wander over to¬†NAODS online. She also hosts fantastic FREE webinars all about digital scrapbooking on a weekly basis, which you can sign up for here.

Lastly, don’t forget to watch her first (and definitely not her last) video, An Introduction To Digital Scrapbooking!

33 Replies to Introducing Michelle Stelling of

  1. Phyllis

    February 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I love that Michelle is now a part of your team of video authors and contributing writers. She will be a great asset to the team and I look forward to her wonderful contributions. :) :) :) :)

    • Michelle

      February 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks Phyllis, I am looking forward to bringing Photoshop Elements User some great digi-scrap videos in the future!

  2. Lee

    February 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    As a member, I can tell you that NAODS is a great source of information and instruction. Michelle is a great asset to Photoshop Elements.

    • Michelle

      February 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks Lee!

  3. Jeannine

    February 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    As a NAODS member, I want everyone to know that Michelle is very passionate about PSE! She explains things in such a way that even novice users can understand! When she teaches a lesson, I feel as though I’m listening to my “best friend” on the phone! Photoshop Elements Techniques – you are very lucky to have her!

    • Michelle

      February 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks Jeannine! What an awesome compliment. Lucky to have you as a member!

  4. LeAllyson

    February 9, 2013 at 7:20 am

    I am thrilled that Michelle is here. I am interested in digital scrapbooking and the techniques used for that to help me with my website as well. Thank you so much for including her here.

    • Michelle

      February 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      LeAllyson, I am looking forward to being a part of PSE User and can’t wait to show you all the fun things you can do with digital scrapbooking!

  5. JoAnna

    February 9, 2013 at 9:35 am

    As a digital scrapbook enthusiast, I am always excited to find a new source of inspiration. After seeing this first video, I traveled to the NAODS website and signed up for my first webinar. Thanks PET for introducing Michelle.

    • Michelle

      February 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      Hi JoAnna, I am so glad you checked out our webinar. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with!

  6. Anita

    February 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Michelle is a great instructor and a wondeful addition PSETechniques. I learn something new at every webiinar and class she offers. Can’t wait for more in the future.

    • Michelle

      February 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Anita, we have big plans for both memberships so stay tuned : )

  7. Martha

    February 9, 2013 at 10:34 am

    NAODS has been a regular part of my life for over 4 years. Michelle is a wonderful instructor that teaches in a way that a beginner or a more seasoned student can always learn some thing new.
    Glad to see you here at PET Michelle.

  8. Karen

    February 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I am so glad to see Michelle here at PET. Her scrapbook videos will be a great addition to the site! I totally agree with Martha’s comment… that both the beginner and the seasoned student can learn from her. Love her teaching style too! She’s so easy to listen to! :)

  9. Dawn

    February 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I am so glad to see Michelle here congrats

  10. Patricia

    February 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    So glad to see this new addition to the PET contributing editors. I enjoyed the tutorial and have since “discovered’ the NAODS website. What a gold mine! Thank you.

    • Michelle

      February 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

      Thanks for your kind comments, Patricia!

  11. Cathy

    February 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I am so excited to see Michelle here! I’d be a total digital scrapbooker failure if it weren’t for Michelle and NAODS! Finding this good news has made my day!

  12. Judy

    February 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I look forward to expanding my knowledge. Welcome Michelle.

    • Michelle

      February 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Thank Judy! I look forward to being a regular at PET!

  13. Priscilla

    February 10, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Oh Michelle, I am so excited to see you at PET. Congratulations on your association with them–it’s wonderful! Looking forward to your contributions. (AND seeing you at PSW Las Vegas in Sept, I hope).

    • Michelle

      February 11, 2013 at 7:21 am

      Yes Priscilla, I would love to meet up with you at PSE in Vegas, oh what fun that is!

  14. Carol A.

    February 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I am so happy to see Michelle is a contributor to PET. Joining her website ( has taught me so much. Her instruction is easy-to-follow pleasantly presented. I have learned tips/tricks since joining and can’t wait to learn more about digital scrapbooking. I have listened/watched to other videos, but she presents it in a way that is easy. If you have a question, you can email her, and she responds quickly. So PET definitely has another winner!!!

    • Michelle

      February 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Your comments “Made me Smile” and you know how much I love to smile : ) Thanks and I will see you in our next members only class!

  15. Jody

    February 11, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Wow this should be really interesting! I have scrapbooked digitally for almost 4 years now and there is always something new to learn… And lots of great digital scrap stores out there too!

  16. Michelle

    February 12, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I am excited to be a part of PET and have to many great videos to share with the members! I also have lots of free webinars, in fact, I have one running over the next 4 days, so be sure to check it out at

  17. Jerry

    February 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Been part of Hummies World since 2009 and have watched Linda Satgast because of her videos for years so I am anxious to listen to your techniques. Loved all the PET videos and been a member for years here as well. Being one of the few men it is easy to spot my work. Being retired my wife and family receive my efforts and might wish I had gone back to fishing. Looking forward to learning new things.

  18. Kay

    March 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I use my Gran’s computer each Sunday and she put me onto this site. Gran uses her computer for photos but thinks I’d enjoy the Scrapbooking hobby. Because this is only a version 8, can I still learn from the tutorials that are for later editions? I don’t think Gran can afford a later or newer programme.

    • Michelle

      March 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Photoshop Elements User has many older tutorials inside their membership area that use version 8. NAODS also has version 8 videos inside their membership towards the very bottom of the membership page. Let me know if you have any questions –

  19. Jana

    March 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Michelle I’m so glad you reminded us of the special in your last webinar. I had wanted to join up but had somehow forgotten. I’m here now and I love it. I’m looking forward to your next video as well as the next webinar from NAODS.

    • Michelle

      March 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      Fantastic! Photoshop Elements User has always been one of my “must have” memberships. The bonuses are also great as well! Can’t wait to see you in our next webinar on April 8th and if you can’t make it, you can always view it inside the NAODS membership area : ) Take Care!

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