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THE DAILY DIGI is just THRILLED to have Michelle Filo with us this month. Michelle is an amazing hybrid scrapper as well as template designer. She had made her home at Little Dreamer Designs and I can’t wait to show you all of the amazing products she had in her shop. She works hard to create scrapping products that make hybrid scrapping easy for other people. As a template designer myself, it is fun to see someone else have heart to help other people scrap. Before we get to know her better, let’s see her HUGE contribution to this months THE DIGI FILES.





Isn’t it all just incredible? She jam-packed her contribution and I love it all! You get three 12×12 templates, one set of star templates, one alpha template and one accordion album template set! PLUS, THE DIGI FILES 2 includes contributions from Kate Hadfield, Misty Cato, Doris Castle, Fontologie, Amanada Heimann, TDD, Janet Phillips, and The LIlypad…all for just $5.00 and just for 12 days more. Grab it now.

Here is a layout I did using one of Michelle’s templates (click for other credits)


And here is one that Steph did (using Amanda Heimnann’s TRULY YOURS kit that is also in THE DIGI FILES 2)



My name is Michelle, but some call me mushy (which is short for mashed potatoes, but lets not go there). I am originally from Brazil but have been lucky to call Australia home since 2000 when hubby Alex got a job here and we decided to make the big move. Since then, I had my two stunningly beautiful boys who are my inspiration for scrapbooking. Funny enough though, I don’t scrap for them, I scrap for myself. I need to be creative and unwind after a hard day’s work at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. I work in Publishing there, but there is nothing creative about the tech stuff I do, so scrapbooking is the perfect escape for me (I also am loving photography and have been enjoying learning to use my DSLR). I started paper scrapping in 2005 but stopped after a while for lack of time and money. I found digital scrapping in 2007 when I needed to create keepsakes of my newborn son to send to my family, after all, I made all these cute keepsakes for his brother Mateus, so it was only fair I created some for Lucas too. Digital scrapping gave me a lot of inspiration and it slowly took me back to paper scrapping. That is why I love hybrid so much, it is the best of both worlds 🙂 I do a good amount of paper scrapping nowadays, I am on the Fancy Pants designs team, as well as two challenge blogs (Pencil Lines and Mix it Up). I am also a contributor to the Digital Artist Magazine and have been published on a couple of paper mags too, such a Digital Scrapbooking Magazine, For Keeps and Scrapbooking Memories (Australian mag). I love sharing my scrapbooking projects on my blog and have been spending a lot of time updating it lately 🙂

STORE: Michelle Filo at Little Dreamer Designs

BLOG: With Love By Mushy


I started designing because I thought it would be easier to share templates than to try and explain how my pages were layered out. It came from a desire to share my passion and the little I know with the people around me.


Since February ’08. I made some freebies before then but February was the first time I had something for sale.


I am a scrapper. I design solely to share my templates with other people and also it is a great excuse to spend more time doing what I love 🙂 Designing is my way of justifying how long I spend in front of the computer 🙂


It varies tremendously. There are weeks that I will not touch anything to do with designing, but there are some weeks I will work 3-5 hours a day designing/ scrapping/answering e-mails/ writing tutorials, amounting to over 30 hours in a week.. So, it is hard to tell. I have been spending a lot of time blogging and creating things for my blog now, which I guess it is a big part of sharing my designs.


Oh, I think I have two, basically because I really love the projects I created with them:



I can see why Michelle loves these so much! Look at this album she created with her castle template set!



My specialty is hybrid scrapbooking templates, but in a digital community, what people can’t pass on are digital templates, so it seems everyone’s favorite is
Playing with paper – Set 07



1. my little family
2. being creative (have you heard of scrapbooking?)
3. friends (including my online friends, they mean the world to me)
4. photography
5. food (it is a love hate thing)
6. gaming (specially addicted to World of Warcraft)
7. internet/ being online
8. baby smell (love it!)
9. afternoon naps on a rainy day (who has time for that though?)
10. hot shower


1. housework
2. traffic
3. capsicum
4. being sick
5. putting on weight 🙁
6. moving houses (yet I keep doing it)
7. grocery shopping
8. violence and natural disasters (bad stuff that can happen and you have no control over it)
9. negativity, envy, gossip
10. making decisions (I don’t like having too many choices)


Okay, now on to some more of Michelle super fun template sets!







If you have been wanting to give templates a try…Michelle store is a GREAT place to start! Look at some of the amazing pages people have created with her stuff!



Michelle is also offering a wonderful freebie for THE DAILY DIGI readers…a cool freestyle album!


And look at her example album! How fun!


Get it HERE

And be sure to check back tomorrow when Michelle shares with a step-by-step tutorial for making the accordion album she included in her THE DIGI FILES 2 contribution!