Well…THE DIGI FILES 3 are live and today you get your first sneak peak! We are so excited to have Susan Bartolini, the “chef” over at Scrapkitchen Designs to be our first spotlighted designer! I love Susan’s gorgeous papers and rich color palettes. I know you will love her too! Let’s have a look at the GORGEOUS kit she created especially for THE DIGI FILES 3!
Isn’t it GORGEOUS??? Seriously, this kit is worth the $5 alone. I love, love, LOVE the colors! You can get it HERE. Here is a page I created with it.
Okay…let’s pay our respects to the Chef!
Name: Susan Bartolini
Hometown: Acton, MA
Family: Hubby – Andrew, Son – Benjamin & Daughter – Madeleine
STORE: Scrapkitchen at Sweet Shoppe Designs
BLOG: Project 365
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Well, I began digital scrapbooking way back in 2004, before there were many designers and shoppes. I always tried to create items that I needed for my layouts but couldn’t find in a store. I finally decided that I could actually sell my designs and earn a little money……the rest is history.
I have been designing since 2005. I stared with my own store, ScrapKitchen and then joined the Sweet Shoppe in 2007. I absolutely ADORE the team at SSD and believe that it was the best decision I ever made when I joined the team.
I am mostly a designer nowadays. It is really difficult to find the time to design, grow my business and be able to scrap. That is why I LOVE buying quickpages and premade albums, cards and calendars. It really helps me to get my photos and memories scrapped in a much shorter amount of time.
Gosh that is a tough question. Being the mom of two under the age of five, I have to find my time in small increments (mostly when they are in school or napping). But, in general, I would say that I spend about 20-25 hours per week on designing and growing my business.
Honestly, I absolutely LOVE the kit I designed for the grab bag here. I just love the colors….so warm. My second choice would be my All About Me kit. I am really into color lately and I think the colors are gorgeous.
Hmmm….actually, I think it is a collab I did with Shabby Miss Jenn. It is called Flower Stand.
1. The smell of my children after a bath.
3. Living in New England…especially in the fall.
4. “Fall Back”
5. Organic food
6. Getting magazines in the mail each month.
7. My hubby’s sense of humor and wit.
8. The coolness of my in-laws
10. Getting the latest and greatest gadget.
1. Being late for anything.
2. My husband’s obsession with the remote control.
3. “Spring Forward”
4. Door to door solicitors
5. Diaper rash
6. “Reality” TV ….. as if any of it is actually real.
7. Fruits and veggies that go bad before I get a chance to eat them.
8. Putting my foot in my mouth.
9. My outdated kitchen.
10. Expired coupons that I meant to use.
Okay…now let’s see a few more of her amazing designs. Her colors are always just SO pretty! (all images are clickable!)
(aren’t those dolls SOOOO cute??)
(can we say YUMMY to those colors?)
(I SERIOUSLY wish my husband had to wear a tie to work just so I could use these papers!)
(I love how easily this kit could work for boys OR girls…so often spring kits are too girly!)
Scrapkitchen Designs also has a whole line of album templates — perfect for when you want to try to make a shaped album!
And here are some GORGEOUS layouts made with her designs!
Thank you, Susan, for sharing your time and talend with THE DAILY DIGI and the scrapping community as a whole. Your work is truly inspiring!
Susan would also like to thank readers of THE DAILY DIGI with two AWESOME things…
First, a coupon
Susan is giving away this 8 page brag book to subscribers to her newsletter list. You can subscribe by clicking here. Sign up by this Friday, March 20th and receive the brag book on Saturday, March 21st for free!
P.S. I aplogize for the late posting this past week…I didn’t realize that I had to manually reset for Daylight Savings Time. I know not everyone follows it (including me) but since everything else for the site runs on Eastern time, I want to keep it consistent. So, from now on, every day will post at 7:00 am EDT.