In the Designer’s Studio with Traci Reed

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I am so excited to have Traci here with us this month! Traci is another designer that has been around for as long as I can remember AND also got her start at ScrapbookBytes. Traci has a great style and I LOVE how well she does bright and bold colors!

Here’s a closer look at Traci’s contribution to THE DIGI FILES:

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You get this awesome kit PLUS 6 other kits for ONLY $5!! Amazing! It’s a great way to try some new-to-you designers (not to mention pick some kits from those designers you love at an incredible price)! You can see everything that has been revealed so far on our awesome designers page.

Here’s what our team created with this kit:

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Layout by NeeNee (this layout is included in TDF11 as a layered template), supplies: Traci Reed – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong (TDF #11); Font – DJB_Leoni by Darcy Baldwin (TDF#11)

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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Darcy Baldwin and Lauren Grier Jacked Up Kinda Love font

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Layout by Jacki, additional supplies: Font is xoxo Peas by Karen.

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Layout by Katie, additional supplies: template by Sine at Scrap Orchard. Font is Heather E. by Darcy Baldwin.

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Layout by Ana, additional supplies: Font: Segoe Script

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Hi! I’m Traci Reed, I’m a 25 year old designing mama from Northern California! My husband is Patrick and my two sons are Karsten (5) and Josiah (4). I’ve been designing for 5 full years now and I’m also ‘this close’ to done with my degree in Graphic Illustration. When I’m not working, going to school, or carting the kids all over town, I love to knit, clean (loll!) and cook!

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Credits: Kit is 1Up by Traci Reed, Miss Betty Alpha by Fee Jardine, Modified Template by Shrri at SSD

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When designing, I find it easiest to always start with your striped paper first. This way you can see how all the colors work together and you can modify and tweak them before you get too far in.

When scrapping with “acrylic” elements, set your shadow to “color burn” in photoshop so you can still shadow the acrylic but you don’t get that yucky dark shadow mucking up the element.

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I first started scrapping when I was 9 (yes really!) and I still have those scrapbooks too! I scrapbooked all the way through school and highvSschool and those are some of my most treasured books! After I had my first son I saw a digital scrapping magazine and was instantly a digital-only scrapbooker. I used photoshop for years before then and it was a natural fit. In November of 2004, I made a kit for a challenge I was helping to host at Scrapbook Bytes and went designer shortly thereafter.

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Color, color, color and more color! I just LOVE color. I scrap with a ton of color, wear a ton of color and surround myself with pretty and colorful things. Lately I’m loving vintage and unique looking stuff and I just stare for hours.

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Computer – MAC baby! I went Mac in October and I’ll never ever go back. I’m in love!!

Programs – I use the CS4 suite to design and ACDSee to organize.

Camera – Canon Rebel, but I hope to upgrade soon. I’m also thinking about a Nikon Touchscreen Coolpix for a purse camera.

I also have a tablet but I have a hard time with it. It’s not my preferred method of illustrating.

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Hmmm, I love them all…like little babies! I LOVE the kit I did for the Digi Files, Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong but after that it would have to be A Lot Like Love which I did for my Hubby and I’s 5 year anniversary.

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My Bad Sewing Machine line of products is my best selling line, specifically Don’t Be A Square 2. My best selling kit is Kissable.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Traci:

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Here’s some inspiration with Traci’s goodies:

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Layout by Jacki, supplies: This one uses Stealing Prince Charming and bubbles are from kit Fish Story. Cookie template from SSD.

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Layout by Melissa, supplies: Alot Like Love, Cindy Schneider template, Gina Miller Sweater Weather ric rac.

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Layout by Ana, supplies: Scrumptious and Bad Sewing Machine 17

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Layout by NeeNee, supplies: Font is Angel Baby by Darcy Baldwin.

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Layout by Katie, supplies: Traci’s East Meets West kit.

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Thanks so much Traci for being with us this month and sharing your talents!! 🙂

To show our readers her appreciation, Traci has this coupon for all of us 🙂 THANKS Traci!:

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Go have a look in Traci’s Store at 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)! :)

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P.S. Today’s GIFTaway winner is Michelle D who was chosen from those that have purchased THE DIGI FILES so far this month. She won a $10 GC to Traci Reed’s store! 🙂 THANKS to Michelle and all of those reader’s who support The Daily Digi by purchasing the files! 🙂