In The Designer’s Studio with Liz of Paislee Press

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I am thrilled to have Liz of Paislee Press here with us this month! I had seen Liz’s work and fallen in love with it, but was having a difficult time finding her email address to invite her to contribute to THE DIGI FILES until she emailed me 🙂 I have really enjoyed getting to know Liz over the past few months and she is just as sweet as she is talented!

Here’s a closer look at Liz’s contribution to TDF11:

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You get this BEAUTIFUL kit and collections from six other fabulous designers all for ONLY $5!! PLUS, this month you have a chance to win several awesome prizes just for purchasing The Files! You can see everything that has been revealed so far in The Digi Files this month by clicking on our Amazing Sponsors at the top of this page.

Now, for a look at what our team created with this kit:

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Layout by Katie, this is a layered quick page that is included in THE DIGI FILES 11.

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Layout by Karen, this is a layered quick page that is included in The Digi Files 11

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Layout by Melissa, this is a layered quick page included in The Digi Files 11

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Layout by Amy Wolff

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Layout by Katie

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InTheStudioWithLIZ copy I currently reside in Los Angeles with my husband Eric and daughters, Audrey and Madeline. When I’m not designing, I usually like to keep busy by daydreaming about our next vacation to Hawaii, listening to Jack Johnson songs, drinking coffee and browsing Anthropologie catalogs.

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1FromTheDesignersCanvas Here’s a layouts by Liz:

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Scrapbooking…

Start with a photo and a white background and build your layout from there. Treat your text/journaling as a design element. Have fun with your type but try not to go overboard with too many different fonts (keep it to no more than 3 different fonts). When you’re in a rut, toss all of your design rules out the window, deconstruct, play and have fun!

Photoshop…

When I’m dragging an element or paper onto my layout, I always hold own the shift button because it automatically “centers” it to the layout.

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I am most definitely a scrapbooker first. I made my first scrapbook album in high school using one of those non-archival magnetic photo albums. I didn’t pick up scrapbooking again until 2004. At the time I wanted to put together an album of a recent hawaii trip so I bought a 12×12 post bound album, stumbled upon an online scrapbooking community while I was browsing for inspiration, and from the moment I posted my first layout online, this hobby immediately took on a life of its own. I’ve always loved crafty things. But it was the social aspect of scrapbooking – being able to connect with others that shared my passion for creating, being able to instantly share a project and get feedback on it – that motivated me to create on a daily basis. I wouldn’t be where I am now without the support and encouragement I’ve gotten over the years from my online crafting buddies, many of whom I’ve grown very close to and are now a very integral part of my life.

I started digital scrapbooking in 2006. I was traveling a lot that year and scrapbooking digitally allowed me to make layouts while I was on the go and didn’t have access to my paper supplies. I never thought that I would end up going 100% digital, but here I am now!

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Virtually everything around me. My daughters, the color of a new cardigan, the texture of the wood fencing in our backyard, a funny conversation, a poignant moment, even the smell of coffee.

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A macbook pro 15″, 2.93 GHz, 4 GB; photoshop CS3 + illustrator CS3 + lightroom 2; Nikon D300; wacom tablet.

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This is a tough one! One of my faves is still the defined album

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viewfinder frames no. 2 + presslines No. 7 (laughter)

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Here are some of my favorite products from Paislee Press:

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And some beautiful layouts created with Paislee Press products:

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Layout by NeeNee, additional supplies: Once (TDF 11), Adorned, Press Plate No 27 and Presslines No 14: Daily Sentiments all by Paislee Press. Alpha: Autumn Spice by Penny Springmann.

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Layout by Rachael, supplies: Press Plate #3 and Photogenic Kit by Paislee Press

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Layout by Karen, supplies: Photogenic and FizzyPop template (Catscrap)

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Layout by Dunia, supplies: Press Plate No. 12, Date Me No. 3, Press Lines No. 7 by Paislee Press

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Layout by Melissa: Paislee Press/Amy Martin Midwinter’s Flight collab kit and template

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Liz, THANKS so much for being with us this month at The Daily Digi! We appreciate you and your many, many talents, thanks for sharing! 🙂

Go have a look in Liz’s Store, Paislee Press, at Oscraps and come back and tell her what you like, tomorrow’s GIFTaway will be randomly selected from those comments that are posted by midnight EST (must include a product name to qualify)! :)

As a THANK YOU to our readers Liz has this coupon:

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Be sure to check out the FREE goodies in her store too! 😉

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P.S. Congratulations to Diane who is our random winner in our daily GIFTaways. She was randomly chosen from those that have purchased THE DIGI FILES so far this month! Thanks to Diane and all of those who support THE DAILY DIGI by purchasing the files, we appreciate it!!