Soft and sweet…cozy and comfortable…little babies and chasing butterflies. Those are things I think of when I think of the designs by Nicole Seitler, better known as Sugarplum Paperie. Her papers and elements are just so sweet…I think I could design an entire line of baby announcements using them. I just LOVE all the soft colors and breezy elements…they just make me ready to float away on a cloud somewhere. We are THRILLED to have Nicole with us at THE DAILY DIGI this month. And we are super excited since she just gave birth to a new baby girl…PENELOPE JOY. Perhaps a new little one will inspire even more gorgeous designs. Lucky us 🙂 Just look at the last few days of the pregnancy inspired…
See what I mean? Soft and sweet! You get this this gorgeous kit…plus designs from a bunch of designers, for just $5.00 in THE DIGI FILES 6. Grab it now and then you can make pages like this…
Layout by Dúnia: Everything from: Pretty Little Picnic by Sugarplum Paperie (TDF6), Font: 2Peas Crumbly Gingersnap
Layout by Katie: Pretty Little Picnic by SugarPlum Paperie from The Digi Files 6, tan paper by Taylor Made from The Digi Files 6
Template & Stitching by Crissy Armstrong, CK footnote font
Layout by Ana: Pretty Little Picnic, Sugar Plum (TDF 6) and It’s a date, Chere Kaye. Fonts: Amelie and Kindergarten
Layout by Janet: Pretty Little Picnic by Nicole Seitler for THE DIGI FILES 6, wordart by Taylormade Designs, Stitched border by Zoe Pearn, Fonts are CK Ali’s Hand and Typewriter Scribbled
Name: Nicole Seitler
Hometown: Sarasota, Florida
Family: I’ve been married for seven wonderful years to my hubby, Travis. We have a daughter, Katie, a son, Joshua, and we recently welcomed baby Penelope to our family.
STORE: Sugarplum Paperie
I was browsing the internet late one night in 2006 when I stumbled upon some digital freebies from the Shabby Princess and 2peas. Before then I had never really stopped to think “All those papers I love at my local scrapbook shop… someone made them. They came up with the colors and the flowers and the swirls and they made that paper! Heck, I think I could make that paper. Wow!” And so I was soundly bitten by “the bug” and obsessed with a new desire to figure out all the ins and outs of Photoshop and start designing things myself.
I usually celebrate my designing anniversary on the day I started my blog, which was two years ago now (July 26, 2007 to be exact). I started the blog as a way to keep myself going and stay motivated to learn new things. I would make a little something, playing around in Photoshop, and then give it away on my blog as a freebie for others to enjoy.
Well, I am a paper scrapper, not a digi scrapper. I do love to play with digital goodies, but my heart still belongs to my paper, scissors and glue stick.
Ooo. I don’t know that I should stay how much time I put into things these days. Ha ha! With my new admin duties as owner of the Digichick, it is certainly a full time (and sometimes “around the clock”) job. But thankfully, it’s also a flexible job that allows me to take time off when my family needs a break. I can work in the morning, I can work at night. I like that flexibility.
If I had to make a guess, I’d say that for myself I put in about 2-3 hours a day either designing, blogging, writing a newsletter or posting my latest news around town.
I think it’s my Meadowlark kit. It’s so soft and sweet and I just love the color green (I have a real addiction to using it in every kit). Plus I pushed myself to try some new things with this kit and the little elements (like the birdie, butterfly, pear, flower, grass, etc.) are all my own designs, playing around with vector shapes.
I would have to guess that it’s my 365 Embellishment Pack
1. Good dark chocolate.
2. Having a date night or a getaway with my hubby.
3. Pixar movies.
4. Trader Joe’s grocery stores.
5. Going out to eat (instead of having to cook dinner!).
7. Going to bed on fresh, clean sheets.
8. Relaxing in the pool.
10. The sweet way my babies smell.
1. Totally inconsiderate people (on the road, at the store).
2. Humidity (which is why I no longer live in Florida!).
3. When the kids sing something over and over again.
4. When people aren’t honest with me.
5. That it’s really hard to keep the house clean.
6. Going to Wal-Mart; a necessary evil sometimes.
7. Mediocre fast food that leaves me wondering why I even bothered.
8. Companies that put MSG and other additives in our foods instead of making quality stuff in the first place!
9. Not having enough time to do all the things I want to in a day (redesign a blog or write to a friend or start a new kit).
10. Being too far away from my family.
Now I want to show off some of my favorite products of Nicole’s…
And here are some gorgeous layouts using her products (images are linked for full credits)
Thank you SO MUCH, Nicole, for being with us here at THE DAILY DIGI. I know you are probably just soaking up all that newborn yumminess, but we just wanted to let you know how much we love your designs. Keep ’em coming!
And for THE DAILY DIGI readers, Nicole has a special coupon for you!
P.S. And congrats to NETTIE B for winning the random drawing for the MORE WITH FOUR challenge! Email me using the CONTACT US button on the right side of the page and you can claim your prize…$50 worth of coupons to sponsoring designer store! WOO HOO!
And here is her MORE WITH FOUR challenge page…I love all the bits of paper and fun stitching!
Thanks to everyone who participated! I loved looking at all your layouts and seeing how you met the challenge. Recoloring, resizing, fun titles, and more. Way to stretch your creativity!