SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT — Heather Ann Designs

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THE DAILY DIGI is excited have Heather Ann Melzer with us this month.  Heather has been in the digi community from the early days and has been involved actively ever since.  Her clean style and soft color pallettes are so pretty.  In addition to creating beautiful products and wonderful pages, Heather runs her own Etsy Shop and has worked as a contributing editor for Scrapbooks, Etc. Magazine.  In fact, my first “we want to publish your layout” email came to me from Heather herself (I doubt she had any idea who I was at the time!)  I’ve had the chance to meet Heather a few times since then (at CHA in Chicago as well as a random siting outside a hotel in Vegas ) and I can say that she has great smile, fun personality, and a contagious laughter.  Before we get to know Heather a bit better, let’s see what she created especially for THE DIGI FILES.

had_preview_desktopimagesThis is a great set of coordinating Desktop images for your computer.  I love that you can just plop a few pictures behind them and put them on your desktop.  There is a ton of room for icons and all the papers and elements are gorgeous to look at.  And because all of the designs are the same, you don’t have to move all your desktop icons around each month!  You can grab this set and everything else in the THE DIGI FILES HERE.

And remember…today is the 13th which means you have just two more days to get all of THIS for just $5!


Okay, and now on to the star of the show…


Hi!  My name is Heather Melzer (aka Heather Ann) and I’ve lived in and around Chicago, IL my whole life – a true midwestern gal.  I’ve been married to my husband, Tom, for 10 years and we have 3 children – Mackenzie (6), Katie (4), and Jack(1).  I’ve been scrapbooking for the last 7 years and have had crafty hobbies for as long as I can remember.

STORE:  www.heatheranndesigns.com

BLOG: www.heatherannmelzer.typepad.com

ETSY STORE:  www.heatheranndesigns.etsy.com


I started designing shortly after I started digi scrapping.  Once I became comfortable with my graphics program, I wanted to do more.  I had so many ideas that I had to give it a try.


I’ve been designing since October 2004


Both! 🙂


Managing my site takes an extraordinay amount of time (several hours/day), and I always try to spend at least one full day/week working on new product.  When I release new product, I’ll work for 3-4 days straight (morning, noon, and night)!


That’s a tough one because my most recent product is always my favorite.  Right now it’s my Lovebirds Kit and coordinating Treat Set.  My favorite product of all time is probably my Monthly Memories Kit.





Probably my Quick Fill Sets – they’re a great jumping off point for layouts. (These quick fill pages come in BUNDLES as well as SINGLES)


1. That my husband and I are truly a team
2. Kenzie’s creativity
3. Katie’s eagerness to help
4. Jack’s sweet nature
5. That my family lives so close by
6. Owning my own business
7. Vanilla Capuccinos
8. Crocs
9. Short hair
10. Etsy


1. Pessimism
2. Chicago winters
3. Mean people
4. The country’s current economic situation
5. Disorganization
6. Not having enough hours in the day
7. That Reese’s peanut butter eggs are only around at Easter time
8. Always forgetting one thing on my grocery list
9. That chocolate makes you gain weight
10. Having more ideas than I do time to see them through

Now let’s see some of Heather’s other gorgeous stuff…


With Valentine’s Day almost done is is time to start thinking spring, bunnies, and EASTER.  This is a cool 2-mini kit set!

recipe_album450I LOVE this recipe album — perfect for saving those great family favorites in a beautiful and easy format!

sketchy_alpha450Isn’t this alpha so fun!  I love alphas that can be used on any pages!


I also love this font! I especially love the look of the uppercase letters!

And here are a few of Heathers GORGEOUS Etsy pieces!



And here are some great layouts, all made with HEATHER ANN DESIGNS


Thanks, Heather, for being a part of THE DAILY DIGI this month.  We look forward to seeing what else you create in your digital designs as well as your Etsy shop!  As a THANK YOU to YOU as readers, Heather has this to say:

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