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To say that we are excited to spotlight Jen Wilson would be an understatement!  I still remember the first time I saw her designs. It was back in 2005 and I read somewhere that she was having a 50% of sale.  At that time, I had only purchased a few digi products (I was still living off of Shabby Princess freebies). I spent HOURS in her store just drooling over the gorgeous designs.  To this day I have not beat my total for that day — over $50 in one stop!  It was totally worth it though!  Jen’s designs have always been known for her luscious papers, gorgeous colors, and fresh designs.  I can’t wait to show you some of her store!  But first let’s see what she contributed to THE DIGI FILES 3.




Isn’t it all so gorgeous?  Jen’s specialty has always been paper with its yummy texture and amazing color.  I love that she included some quick pages and printables too!  I have been eyeing a bunch of the hybrid projects in her shop and it was so fun to get to try one.


Make sure you pick up your copy of THE DIGI FILES 3 for these amazing products and SO MUCH MORE!



STORE: Jen Wilson Designs

TEAM BLOG: The Creative Life


I’ve always had my hand in some sort of creative project and when I learned about Digital Scrapbooking, I fell in love!!  I found a great community and loved seeing everyone’s pages. The ideas were sparked and as they say… the rest is history!!!


Officially online since 2002 but had been creating designs with Photoshop before I knew Digital Scrapbooking even existed. I’ve been at 3 sites but now currently have all my digital designs at JWD.  I’ve had the pleasure to have my designs cross over to traditional paper lines with My Mind’s Eye.  In the future,  I’m excited that my designs are on their way to cross into even more areas!!!


I would like to say I’m both but I design much more than I actually scrap!  Designing is a passion and often when I start to scrap I’ll create something new on the fly which tends to inspire another paper pack or element pack… I’m working on this one and hope to get more albums done this year!!


It’s my full time “job” so I spend a good portion of every day creating the next product or attending to all the other things to keep the site going!  I have most of the day to work when the kids are at school and then once they are in bed  I’ll work — sometimes into the wee hours of the morning! I find my best creative time is at night!!


Ohhh that’s a tough one.. but I would have to say….La Paperie Number One in terms of papers and in terms of elements and accessories… I would have to say…..this  24/7 Card set !!




Laundry Line – Full Load Papers


This HUGE set is 40% off right now!  Here are a few of the paper packs up close:




1.  My son’s giggle
2.  My daughter’s hugs
3.  A good book!
4. Warm sunlight filtering through windows
5.  Surprise deliveries
6.  Campfires at night!
7. The smell of wet grass
8. My very loud happy purring cat
9. Cranking Up the Music and dancing like a goof with my kids!
10. Flavoured Lipgloss and Black Mascara


1. Traffic Jams
2. People that way too loud on their cell phones!
3. Stepping on Lego ( It hurts!!)
4. “Photoshop quit unexpectedly”
5. Having a recording tell me 73 times my call is important!
6.  “Floaties” in water at restaurants.
7.  Laundry that never seems to end.
8.  Being late!
9.  Clutter and things not put away!
10. Spammers and Junk mail!!


Now that we have gotten to know Jen a bit better…let’s take a look in her store.  I had the HARDEST time narrowing down what I was going to show you.  There are just so many truly amazing products!  But I did my best to keep it manageable!

First are some of her GORGEOUS paper packs — which are what she is best known for





She also has some amazing elements sets (some that coordinate with paper packs and some that are stand-alone)






There is also a selection of templates (mostly for her PROJECT 52 Collection) and some more amazing printable hybrid projects



And here are some of the amazing layouts/projects I found in her gallery


Thank you, Jen, for taking the time to be with us here at THE DAILY DIGI this month.  Your work is truly inspiring!


All Things New and Fresh


It’s March 20 and for many people, this is a day they have been dreaming of.  The first day of spring.  The promise of warmer weather, flowering trees, and the chance to start fresh.  I may not get to experiences “spring” where I live, but I still love the idea of all things new and fresh.  Spring has a way of coming in and bringing with it a wave of fresh air and fresh ideas.  I just love it!

Our life is filled with times that are “new and fresh.”  Spring.  A new baby.  A new home.  A change in jobs.  A start of a healthier lifestyle. A fresh coat of paint.  Things that are new always mark the change  in our path of life.  Whether these changes are big and beautiful or hard and filled with trouble, they are part of our story.  And they need to be shared.

For today’s, “THE WRITE WAY” I encourage you to create a layout about something new and fresh in your life.  Maybe you have snapped a photo of the first flowers popping their head up.  Maybe you are welcoming a new child into your family.  Maybe your oldest is getting ready to graduate and move away from home.  Whatever it is, stop and share the story.

Here is a page I did talking about the newness of my oldest not being the only girl in the family anymore.  I wanted to remember the transition she made from being our only baby girl to being “the big sister” to two brothers AND a new sister.  It was a change in our life and I wanted to record it.


(credits: Vintage Linens by Shabby Miss Jenn, staples by Shabby Princess, Alpha from “Art Class’ by Shabby Miss Jenn, fonts are Porcelain, Century Gothic, and Mom’s Typewriter)

And here is a template to get you started on your page. You can download it HERE.


If you scrap a page this weekend documenting something “new and fresh,” leave a comment here.  I have some coupons from our participating designers to give away!


Elements Go Chameleon

One of the biggest benefits to digital scrapbooking and one of the reasons I went digital in the first place, is the ability to change colors on elements and papers. As a paper scrapper, I hated not being able to get the exact embellishment I wanted in the exact color (it is still a frustration when working on hybrid projects).

On this layout below, I changed the colors of the flowers to match my kids shirts (the flowers were originally blue and red). I also changed one of the hearts on the paper to make my visual triangle with the green complete.


(supplies from The Digi Files 1)

There are a many different ways to change colors. Here are a few:

  1. Simply adjust the hue and saturation to change the colors on an entire paper or object (be careful not to adjust the item so much that you lose texture and detail).
  2. Adjust the hue/saturation of a selection. On the green heart in the paper above, I used the magic wand set to a tolerance of 40 and then adjusted the hue and saturation.
  3. Some programs have a color replacement tool or brush that you can use to easily paint over an object while still keeping the texture and shadowing.
  4. Paint on a new layer and then adjust the blend modes and opacity.

Even though the following tutorials might not be for your exact program, I encourage you to read through them. I have learned a lot of tips over the years by reading tutorials that were not written for the program I am using.


Photography Resources


When people say that they are “self taught” in photography, it usually means that they have never taken a class or earned a degree in the field of photography. However, what they DON’T mean is that they just fiddled with their camera a lot and “POOF!” out came gorgeous photos. If you want to “teach yourself” to take better photos, you have to learn somewhere. Libraries, book stores, and the internet are all filled with many, many resources. So where do you begin?

In order to help you start (or continue on) your journey to better photos, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite photography resources. Most of them I have used/read. A few of them just come with amazing recommendations. For all of them, you are sure to be inspired and to learn a lot along the way.

BOOKS: One place you can try to learn about photography is books. Books are great for people who want to have something there in print, right in front of them, and be able to easily go back to parts for reference. Here are some great books to add to your reading list:

1. Your camera manual — This may seem odd, but really, it is the most important book you can read. With hundreds of different cameras on the market, all with different settings and quirks, it is important to know how YOUR camera works. If another book or website says, “Change your ISO to 1600” you need to know how to do that!

2. Undestanding Exposure — This book is the first one recommended for many people. Bryan Patterson works hard to explain how shutterspeed, aperture, and ISO all work together and how to get a creatively correct exposure. I may be in the minority, but I don’t think that this books is fantastic for beginners. I read it a few years ago and it made no sense to me whatsoever. He kept talking about “meter for this” and “meter for that.” At that point, I didn’t even know where my meter was and how to use it. I think this is an excellent book, but it really is a better resource once you have a basic understanding of manual controls and exposures.

3. The Digital Photography Book — Scott Kelby does an amazing job of making really complex stuff simple. He doesn’t try to explain the whys of photography, but rather, the hows. The book is in short and concise chapters and gives easy “this is how you do it” tips. Here is his explanation, “If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, ‘Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, but I want the background out of focus?’ I wouldn’t stand there and give you a lecture about aperture, exposure, and depth of field. In real life, I’d just say, ‘Get out your telephoto lens, set your f/stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.’ You d say, ‘OK,’ and you’d get the shot. That’s what this book is all about. A book of you and I shooting, and I answer the questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I’ve learned just like I would with a friend, without all the technical explanations and without all the techno-photo-speak.” There is also a volume 2.

WEBSITES: Most of my learning about photography has come through reading on the internet. I love that so much information is available to me at any time of the day…and it’s free. It was HARD to narrow down, but here are some of my favorite photography sites:

I Love Photography: This site, by far, has taught me the most about photography. It is a message board geared towards professional children’s photographers and those who want to become that. I can’t tell you the wealth of information I have gleaned (and even more that I have bookmarked for “when I get to that point.”) In reading for almost a year now, I have learned so much about what makes a photo good technically and creatively. I have learned about editing, composition, and nailing exposure. It is a true feast of information. A word of caution though: this is a site for professionals and those who want to become professional. They aren’t into making people “feel good” or approving of people charging money for substandard photography. They are honest and careful in their critiques, but it isn’t for the faint hearted. They aren’t mean, they are just honest. They want to help those who want to be professionals to produce work like professionals.

ClickinMoms: Another great resource for learning more about photography in a little more gentle of a community. If you read our MWAC to Pro post, you will remember that Kellie Penn said this site has been most influential for her in her journey.

Digital Photography for Moms: This site is a new one in my regular reading, but already I have learned a lot. I like the blog set up of it and the information coming into my blog reader. They have great information, tutorials, and even some free actions. Add it to your reader!

Pioneer Woman: Pioneer Woman has a TON of information on her site — everything from cooking and living on a ranch to homeschooling and home & garden. She also has a great photography section with easy-to-understand information, great visual learning tools, and free actions.

Photojojo: A great source of eclectic photography information and products

Photographer Blogs: This is a very general thing…but I have learned so much by reading blogs of great photographers. This isn’t so much for the information, but more for the experience of looking a great photography. The more you look at GOOD photos — and by good I mean technically and creativily — the better you will be able to judge your own work. If you feast on excellent photography you will see where yours falls short and it will inspire you to learn more and try new things. Some of my favorite feasting places are: Tara Whitney, Jessica Claire, Becky Earl (oh make me drool…), Andrea Joki, and The Image is Found.

ONLINE CLASSES: There are a number of places that you can take online photography classes. This is something I haven’t done yet but really, really want to do. There are many different kinds of classes with all different price tags. Here are some I have contemplated:

OH SHOOT! with Candice Stringham at JessicaSprague: ($98 — specific class dates) Here is part of the description: “Oh Shoot, is a beginning 6-week instructor-led photography online course just for beginning SLR users. In this course Candice Stringham will guide you to a greater knowledge of your camera and how it works. In just 42 days you will be well on your way to better understanding of your camera and it’s features. This class is PACKED with information, inspiration, and the benefit of a personal tutor as you begin your photography journey.”

PHOTO EDITING — Good to Great Workflow at JessicaSprague (regular price: $49, on sale through March 23 for $45 — start anytime). This is a class for beginners and intermediates and focuses on global editing (things you can do to an entire photo). Includes video lessons, assignments, and access to a message board.

BETTERPHOTO has a ton of classes that you can take — everything from how to use your camera to taking great pictures of people. The classes are pricey ($200- $300) but they are supposed to be fantastic.

MLK Studios offers an eight week online course that I have heard many raving reviews of. For $250 it may just be the best bang for your buck. He covers tons topics including exposure, flash control, RAW processing, and printing/publishing.


Whether you have aspirations of going professional one day or if you just want to better capture the everyday moments in your life, there are many resources to help you in your journey. Whatever you do, don’t stop learning. Enjoy and learn from the experience and expertise of others. Strive to grow in the process and be proud of the photos you take.


P.S. Scrap ‘N Fonts is having a HUGE sale on all their CK fonts (which will no longer be sold there). Fonts are just $1 and bundles are SUPER CHEAP. I am not a font junkie, but I did find a few I love!

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT — Scrapkitchen Designs

Spot Lit Wall

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.
2.  Paris
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
9.  Politics
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


and then…


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.


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We’re running a few days behind around here, due to the wonderful unknowns of life, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to spotlight someone near and dear to me — THE DAILY DIGI’s own Steph.  She is the master behind FONTOLOGIE fonts and she is a huge help to me in running this site.  I have been privileged to know her for the last three years and I wanted to make sure you got to know her a bit too!   Before we get into it, though, a few “housekeeping” items!

  • First of all, let me say that I am so glad to be back with you!  Thank you so much for all of your support over the last few days.  Our sweet little girl is still running a fever but her spirits seems to be up so we are hoping for the best!  I would love to be able to put that thermometer away for a while…it sure has gotten a workout!
  • Second, I want to apologize for the delay of THE DIGI FILES 3.  Between a designer having computer issues and my unplanned absence, things were running behind.  But we are getting set and they will go live today! I am really excited to share with you all the amazing stuff our designers came up with!

Okay…on to the good stuff!

Here is the really cool font that Steph created for THE DIGI FILES 2 (please note that this link will take you to TDF3 once they are loaded).


Isn’t it fun?  I adore stamped fonts…they just add something so cool to a page!  I have been working on adding some of my favorite inspiration quotes to have near my desk and here is one I made using this font (and that cool paper is from THE DIGI FILES 3 😉


I just love all the little imperfections in it…I think that is totally my scrapping style…perfectly imperfect 🙂


NAME: Steph…otherwise known around the digi world as “islandmom”.  This is what Steph has top say about it, “I  live on an island, but not a warm and tropical one, unfortunately, and that’s how I came up with islandmom.”


BLOG: Islandmom


It was something that really intrigued me, so I decided to try it and became addicted rather quickly.


I made my very first font in February 2007 and started Fontologie in April (on my sons birthday).  This winter I added a line of alphas called ‘Alphologie’.


I am both but, definitely a scrapper at heart and try to remember that and make time for it!


More than I want to admit…haha!  People often ask me how long it takes me to do a font, I am slower than a lot of fontolgists I think, it can take me hundreds of hours to design a font from start to finish.


Hmmmmm…..I probably have 3 top faves. Giggles, Doodle Dance (because I drew it all myself in Illustrator), and Taylor MacKenzie (that is free at fontologie.com).





I was actually surprised when I looked up this information that my most popular products are Journal Away



1. When I tell my kids I love them and they say, “I know!”
2. When my daughter tells me she is lucky to have me for a mom (aren’t *I* lucky?)
3. Doing things to help other people
4. When my kids are happy
5. Going out to dinner with my husband
6. Spending time with good friends and my extended family (love that)
7. Going to a movie (in the theater)
8. Getting a new gadget (electronic or camera)
9. Scrapping
10. Creating something new (font, alpha, anything)


1. When I’m feeling grumpy
2. when I over commit myself
3. the foghorns that wake me up when it’s foggy outside
4. when I go to the grocery store but forget to buy the thing I went there for in the first place
5. when my computer is running slow (which it seems to do a lot these days)
6. when I have to restart my computer (see above)
7. when I decide to make something for dinner but am missing ONE ingredient for it
8. there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything I want
9. when I can’t sleep at night because I can’t stop thinking about all the things I need to do
10. when the grocery store is out of something on my list


It should come as no surprise that I LOVE Steph’s Fonts.  Her font GIGGLES was the reason we ended up working together on this site.  I was writing her for permission to use it in the logo and things just snowballed from there.  I love that her fonts are all so unique…and SO FUN!  I also love how most of them come in different versions (like all of the ones below).  And just so you know — most of these fonts come in a PERSONAL and a COMMERCIAL version! So let’s peak at a few more of my favorites!





Thanks so much, Steph, for all you do here at THE DAILY DIGI and for being a part of this months sponsors!

Here is a coupon for our readers!

tdd-couponThis coupon is good for PERSONAL use products only!  Thanks!



Hi everyone!  It’s Steph here, first off, I want to say that I do not have any news on Janet’s daughter yet.  I do know though, that they will appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers, so keep them coming!

I have learned a lot from Janet over the years I have known her and one of those things I have learned is that you have to go with what is in your heart.  So, today’s un-digi comes from MY heart!

BALANCE.  It is something I have had on my mind a lot lately.  Sometimes, it can seem impossible to find balance in all of the roles I play in my life.  At times, I can feel like I am barely keeping my head above water as I take care of all of the people and things in my life that need doing and taking care of.  This weekend, I was so blessed to be able to hear some motivational speakers give speeches that were geared just to women.  One of them said something that resonated with me.  She said, “Sometimes, we have the misperception that balance is doing everything perfectly and we need to just let that perception go, because it won’t happen.”  I realized right then, that I have been working so hard to obtain what I THOUGHT was balance…I wanted to do it ALL perfectly!  She was right, I cannot do everything perfectly (unfortunately…haha 😉 ).  So, today, I am making a list of the things I want to do really well.  Then, I am going look at how I am spending my time and see how it matches up with this list and make some changes where it’s necessary.  I want to make sure that I am spending time on the most important things and doing them well!  The things I am spending time on that aren’t quite as important, will need to go (this does not mean that I will stop eating ice cream while watching American Idol each time it’s on, but I might need to multi-task in some other way…like preserving my family’s memories while watching AI…haha…because being a good memory keeper is very important to me).

I would like to invite you to join me in this challenge to find some BALANCE in your life, not perfection, but BALANCE!  I think we all might find that with just a little adjusting, we are doing a much better job than we thought!


P.S. The Digi Files 3 will not being going up for sale today, so if you haven’t grabbed TDF2 yet, you have one last chance! 🙂

P.P.S.  Janet here — just walked in the door — 4:30 pm Sunday my time, 5:30 am Sunday EDT.  A quick update — we are home from the hospital (where we had no internet service).  The doctors have ruled out dengue fever and thyphoid, for which we are very thankful.  However, she still has a high fever (staying between 102 and 104) and no explanation for it and no other symptoms (other than headaches).  We didn’t feel that the hospital was doing very much for her and so once we knew for sure that it wasn’t dengue fever (a fairly common and  occurrence where we live) we decided to bring her home.  We are hoping that in a few days it will just run its course.  It the meantime, we will just do what we can to keep her rested and hope that the fever stays down.  I really don’t like that 104 range!

Thank you to everyone for your notes, thoughts, and prayers.  It means a lot to us!


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Today is a super fun day…it is the day we get to spotlight the OH SO TALENTED and OH SO CUTE designers over at THE LILYPAD.  Their entire store is filled with fun, fresh, and totally unique products!  And their CT — affectionately known as the POLLYWOGS are some of the best scrappers in the digi community.  Get ready to be wowed.

Before we get to know them a little better, let’s peak at what they have created for THE DIGI FILES 2.  They created this great kit and quick page set called HOP SKIP JUMP.  I just love it all!




Isn’t all of this so FUN?? You only have a few more days to grab these and a ton more for just $5.00.  Get it now!  Here is a LO I did with one of the quick pages…I don’t usually use quick pages but I have absolutely no time to scrap right now and I really wanted to record some of these things about my just-turned-one year old daughter before I forget.  Can’t beat a 10 minute layout!



Okay….DRUMROLL PLEASE…..let’s welcome the ladies of THE LILYPAD!  They have lots of fun information and products for us to see!

  • The Lilypad was created two years ago by established scrapbookers Amy Martin, Natalie Braxton and Amy Wolff who were committed to bringing realistic elements and papers to their customers. Over time we have added several amazing designers to our store who also have the background of being talented layout artists! Our current designers are Amy Martin, Natalie Braxton, Amy Wolff, Kate Hadfield, Jenna Desai, Jacque Larsen, Kaye Winiecki, and Anne deJong.


  • We are amazingly proud of Amy Martin for winning Creating Keepsakes 2008 Hall of Fame contest as well as becoming a 2009 Memory Makers Master.
  • We release new products on Fridays (20% off new releases for the weekend) and on Tuesdays, where new releases are $1 each. Every month we pride ourselves in our BYOC (short for Build Your Own Collab). We choose a color scheme and invite a guest designer to join us in designing coordinating paper and element packs. We always joke that the current month is our favorite and it’s true that the designers out do themselves every time!


Some BYOC layouts from the Lilypad creative team – the amazing Pad Pollywogs:





In addition to the BYOC, each designer has their own specialty that we look forward to seeing each month.


Amy Martin’s templates

nataliebraxtonNatalie Braxton’s realistic elements

amywolffAmy Wolff’s Papers

katehadfieldKate Hadfield’s whimsical doodles

jennadesaiJenna Desai’s doodled swirls

jacquelarsenJacque Larsen’s painted paper pieces

kayewinieckiKaye Winiecki’s felt pieces

annedejongAnne deJong’s dimensional paper pieces

Lilypad Fun Facts:

  • The name for the store was inspired by Amy M’s nickname for her son: Frogger! (The lilypad theme continues with our Newt News newsletters, and the Froggy Friday and Tadpole Tuesday new release days!)
  • We give everyone funny nicknames in the CT forums, especially unsuspecting pollywogs
  • The pollywogs’ and designers’ nickname for Amy Martin is “The Whip”
  • Kaye loves chocolate. And so does Kate. A lot.
  • Natalie hates themed kits, we tease her that we’ll make the next BYOC a themed one.
  • We joke that we all share a brain. Whether that means we each only have the equivalent of one eighth of a brain, or that we all think the same way we’ll leave for you to decide!


THANK YOU SO MUCH Lilypad Ladies for joining us here at THE DAILY DIGI!  Your talent and creativity are truly amazing.  We look forward to many more months of seeing your awesome designs!

As a THANK YOU to THE DAILY DIGI readers, The Lilypad has a generous gift!



P.S.  One of our designers for THE DIGI FILES 3 is having some computer issues and so to help her get a little more time, we are pushing back the release of the new DIGI FILES until Monday, March 16th.  That means you have an extra day to grab THE DIGI FILES 2!

P.P.S.  Our newsletter subscribers already know, but in case you haven’t signed up yet, look at the AMAZING list of people we have lined up for MONTH 3!

Scrapkitchen, Jen Wilson, Ziska, Micheline Martin, Kitty Chen, Jacque Larsen, Lynne Marie, Kasia Designs

So Green and So Lucky


St Patrick’s Day is just five days away…a day of lots of green and lots of “luck.” We’ve searched the web for some fun St. Patty’s Day crafts and activities that you can do to celebrate this fun little holiday. But before we do, we have want to remind you that you only have a few more days to get THIS:


After the 15th THE DIGI FILES 2 will come out of the store and the designers will be putting their items in their own stores for their regular market value. I can’t even begin to guess how much all of this is worth! If you haven’t grabbed your copy, be sure to do it today! We will be highlighting FONTOLOGIE and THE LILYPAD in the next two days but you can peek above to see the great stuff they made!


Okay…on to the crafts! My kids just LOVE any excuse to get the craft stuff out and get messy. Here are some of the projects we are looking into for this weekend.


I love this MAKE YOUR OWN POT OF GOLD from Make And Takes


This little leprechaun handprint page is super cute. You can find it at Ramblings of a Crazy Woman


This cute shamrock garland is super cute and looks super easy. What a fun way to decorate! You can find it at No Time for Flashcards


You can find some cute printable coloring pages HERE.


You can watch a really neat video tutorial from FAMILY FUN to make this adorable little fella’


Over at LITTLE BIRDIE SECRETS you can learn how to sneak a little leprechaun into your house! He even turns your milk green!


If rainbows are more your thing, check out this great Pasta Rainbow over at 5 Orange Potatoes

color wheel work

Or you can look around your house for trash and things to get rid of and made this SUPER cool Recycled Color Wheel, found at Preschool Daze


And if you want to scrap some of your St Patty’s Day activities and crafts, be sure to check out Kate Hadfield’s HAPPY GO LUCKY doodle set!

THE CRAFTY COW also has a lot more crafts listed. Check it out!