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We are so excited to have Leora Sanford of Little Dreamer Designs with us here at THE DAILY DIGI this month!  I first got to know Leora’s work when I was a part of the Dream Team over at LDD and I have loved it ever since. Leora’s designs are fun, fresh, and full of awesome colors.  I love that Leora is willing to step out, try something new, and be true to who she is.  Before we get to know her a bit better and see some of her work, let’s look at what she created for THE DIGI FILES 5.


You can get this great kit as well as a TON more all in THE DIGI FILES 5 — available for just ONE MORE WEEK!

It’s so fun!  I love the worn and comfortable colors.  Here are some of the fabulous layouts by our team that were create using this kit.


A two page layout by Jacki…here are the individual pages


pg2Credits: Beachy Keen from TDF5 by Leora Sanford, Sandpatch from Spring Break 08 by Leora Sanford, Template by Janet Phillips, Stories 3-2, Messy Date Stamp by Michelle Coleman, Font is Merry by Darcy Baldwin

aggieaviso_tdf5_leorasanfordLayout by Aggie.  Credits: The Digi Files 5 Leora Sanford Beachy Keen Kit; Heide Larsen Hollow Block Alphabet; Michelle Coleman Brushed Edges 2; CD Muckosky Wax Wherls; Janet Phillips template; Font: SS Mono

leora_katieLayout by Katie.  Credits: Kaye Winiecki Template pack 7 from The Lily Pad, Leora Sanford Beachy Keen kit from The Digi Files 5 at The Daily Digi, Fonts are Impact and Calibri

ana_tdf5_leorasanfordLayout by Ana. Credits: All from Beachy Keen (in TDF5), Leora Sanford. Except for: 210 Quick Collage Template @ Scrapbooks Etc website; It’s a date, Chere Kaye; A little Bird Told Me (orange alpha), Designs by Lili; Good Day Sunshine (question mark), Jacque Larsen; Messy Machine Stitches Straight, Emily Merritt. Fonts: VT Portable Remington (journaling) and Sue Ellen Francisco (title)

flip-flops_for-webLayout by Janet. Credits: Beachy Keen by Leora Sanford for TDF5; stitching by Syrin, Alpha stamps by Nancie Rowe Janitz, font is Typewriter Scribbled


I’m Leora Sanford from Pocatello, Idaho. I have 3 girls, a husband of 15 years and a cutie-patootie Boxer. I’m a school teacher by day, designer by night and an aspiring photographer.

STORE: Leora Sanford at Little Dreamer Designs

BLOG: My Many Layers


When get an inkling to try something, I act on it! I looked at all of beautiful things being designed and thought, “I wonder if I can do that…” I just started playing around and loved it. Luckily I was given the chance to sell at Designer Digitals. I moved to Little Dreamer Designs 2 years ago and have been happy to call it “home” ever since.


A little over 3 years ago (wow…time flies!!)


BOTH. I can’t imagine doing  one and not the other. Since I started out as a scrapper, it made sense to make the transition to a designer. Plus it helps to be able to play around with things before I put them out there for others to use. If I can’t make a product work on a layout, it’s back to the drawing board.


The fantastic thing about being a designer (at least at Little Dreamers) is that my schedule is as flexible as I want or need it to be. Because I’m a school teacher, my “free” time fluctuates, so I make it work when it fits in. I would say I spend anywhere between 3 and 15 hours a week being a designer.


That would most likely be my kit,  “A Lovely Afternoon”




My Frayed Fabric Templates



1. My family
2. Being a twin
3. Teaching
4. Designing
5. Taking pictures
6. Karaoke
7. Hanging out with friends
8. The start of each season
The smell of a new car
10. Jewelry


1. Greedy people
2. Cabinets or cupboards that have been left open
3. Aggressive drivers
4. Mean people
5. My messy car or house
6. Slooooow internet connection
7. Renting (someday we’ll have our own place!! LOL!)
8. Paying $10 to watch a movie
9. Road construction
10. Procrastination (which I totally have a problem with)


Now let’s look at some of Leora’s other fabulous work! (all images are linked)









And now for some inspiration with some great layouts created with Leora’s designs (all images are linked for full credits)








Thanks so much, Leora, for being with us here this month!  Your designs are truly inspiring!