WOO HOO! I am so excited to have the sponsor spotlights back! After an almost three week hiatus, I am just itching to introduce you to another fabulous designer. And today you will NOT be disssapointed! THE DAILY DIGI is thrilled to spotlight the designer CREASHENS! Her work is just incredible…as I have been putting this post together I have just been in awe of everything I have seen. Beautiful colors, flowing designs, and a rockin’ creative team. Yup…this is going to be a good one. But before we get to all that, let’s see what she created just for this months THE DIGI FILES.
Isn’t this absolutely, drop-dead, jaw-on-the-floor gorgeous? I LOVE it. It was one of those kits that I loved right away when I saw it but when I opened it, I just couldn’t believe it. She has PACKED this thing full. And what I really love about it is that it is one of those kits where everything is there — she has so much variety of color and element choices that I didn’t have to spend a lot of time looking for stuff to go with it. She also has a number of pre-layered elements for the time-challenged like me! I was able to put this page together in about 10 minutes! And you know what…I adore it and am going to print it on a canvas and give it to my mom for Mother’s Day!
You can get this kit, and a bunch of other amazing designs, right HERE for just $5.00
If you want to see 25 of ABSOLUTELY STUNNING LAYOUTS using this kit, just check out what her creative team did HERE. This is, hands-down, one of the most amazing CT’s I have ever seen!
Name: Shen Guthrie (my design name is CREASHENS)
About: My name is Shen Guthrie. I grew up in the small town of Alhambra in Los Angeles county. Since graduating college 12 years ago, I’ve been working as a full-time corporate graphic designer. I now currently reside in Orange County, California with my husband of almost six years and our 2 1/2 year old daughter who is the subject of most all my layouts.
I started designing because it just felt natural. When I was just a scrapper, I would try to be creative with the products I would buy… Cutting things apart, mixing different things, blending different papers… Creating new things to use. Born into a family of various mixed media artists, and after becoming a graphic designer, I just knew I was meant to be an artist of some sort, even though I always thought and wanted to be a teacher.
‘ve been designing digital scrapbook products since May of 2008, but as a graphic designer for over 15 years now.
Definitely both! I have to be and have both! I can’t imagine doing one without the other now. Although since becoming a designer, I’ve had less time to scrap. Scrapping is still my ultimate therapy pill. If I’m in a designing funk, I scrap. I can scrap my heart out and never be sick of it. I can’t say the same about designing, because at times, I can get burnt out.
(You can see all of her 2009 layouts right HERE)
Considering I get about 6 hours of sleep on the weekdays (with a full-time job) and maybe 7 on the weekends, I’d say 25 -30 hours.
I would have to say Sprung, the kit being featured here this month.
1. my family
2. rainy days
3. foreign flicks
4. Audrey Hepburn
7. flip flops
8. jeans (especially fresh out of the dryer)
9. Charlie & Lola cartoons
1. people who toss ashes and cigs out their car window
2. loud chewing
4. corporate bureaucracy
5. my nearsighted vision
5. birds crapping on my car
6. reptiles and worms
8. when Photoshop crashes
Now let’s take a peek into her store…there is so much yummy goodness in there! All images are clickable.
Isn’t it all just incredible??
And now…because the readers of THE DAILY DIGI asked for it, here are a bunch of layouts created with her CREASHENS! The layouts use a variety of her gorgeous designs. To see even more, check out the MOSTLY CREASHENS gallery over at Catscrap!
Thank you, Shen, SO MUCH for being with us this month! Your art is truly inspirational!
As a THANK YOU to our readers, Shen has this great quick page for us!