In The Designer’s Studio with Sweet Shoppe Designs

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I am beyond thrilled to have Sweet Shoppe Designs joining us this month as our store sponsor!! I remember when I heard about Sweet Shoppe before it went live and the idea of the candy theme and thought it was such a fun idea! It has been really fun to watch this shoppe become what it is today with a powerhouse of talent!

Here’s a closer look at the EXCLUSIVE Sweet Shoppe contribution:

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That’s right, this kit was created EXCLUSIVELY for THE DIGI FILES this month, so if you like it, you better grab it before it is gone! But, you will not only get “See Jane Smile”, you will also get everything else you see on the awesome designers page! And it is all only $5…for everything!! Too good to be true? NOT at The Daily Digi!!!

Here’s some inspiration for you from our team:

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Layout by NeeNee (this layout is included in THE DIGI FILES 11 as a layered quick page), all supplies from “See Jane Smile” TDF11

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Layout by Karen (this layout is included in THE DIGI FILES 11 as a layered quick page), all supplies from “See Jane Smile” TDF 11

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Layout by Janet, See Jane Smile by SSD; Messy Machine Stitching by Traci Reed; JellyBean Toes alpha by CD Muckosky

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Layout by Rachael, “See Jane Smile” by Sweet Shoppe Designs (part of TDF 11 at The Daily Digi), Template by Valorie Wibbens

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Layout by Katie, “See Jane Smile” by Sweet Shoppe Designs (part of TDF 11 at The Daily Digi), template by Janet Phillips (flower power).

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Robin Carlton is the owner of Sweet Shoppe Designs and lives in ‘the burbs’ of Phoenix Arizona and is married to Rocky, 3 kids – Katie (9), Emily (6) & Andy (4)

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The designers at Sweet Shoppe:

Christy Lyle, Dani Mogstad, Darcy Baldwin, Eva Kipler, Fee Jardine, Heather Roselli, Janet Phillips, Julie Billingsley, Kristin Cronin-Barrow, Krystal Hartley, Lauren Grier, Lauren Reid, Libby Weifenbach, Lliella Designs, MandaBean, Misty Cato, Melissa Bennett, Penny Springmann, Shawna Clingerman, Susan Bartolini, Traci Reed & Zoe Pearn

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Tip: Working with other designers on collaborative projects can really help your own skills as a designer grow. One of the things we pride ourselves on at SSD is the fact that we push each other to be the best we can be. Part of that comes from sharing our new releases behind the scenes before they hit the shoppe and another part of that is the high volume of team collabs, two scoops and triple dips our designers do each month. When you work with other designers, you’re exposed to different styles and their individual expertise. Each new project brings the opportunity to learn something new from your peers!

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Sweet Shoppe Designs was started in February 2006. Several of our designers originally worked together at The DigiChick, and when it came under new ownership at the end of 2005, we decided we wanted a fresh start where we could pursue our own ideal and grow our friendships, so Sweet Shoppe Designs was born.

When SSD opened its doors in Feb 2006, we had 8 designers. Of the original 8 only 3 remain on the team, Robin, Christy and Manda. Since then we have grown to a team of 22 talented artists who each bring something special to the table.

SSD is an idea that was born out of friendship and commitment to one another’s designs. We believe in a tight knit and supportive environment where each designer and creative team member is truly invested in the success of our brand. Success in our book is having a thriving community that is inspired to record their memories for future generations using the sweetest digital scrapbook supplies on the internet. SSD is all about making your memories sweeter!

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We are super excited to share that our brand new Challenge Portfolio system rolled out on January 1st! Each month, we’re providing our community with a slew of inspiring prompts in both web and downloadable .pdf format. Using the inspiration, each scrapper can determine which prompts they want to complete in order to earn enough points for a discount they can use in the shoppe during Sweet Rewards week! Earn up to 40% for playing along!!

Our blog is also hopping with daily posts that feature scrapper spotlights, hybrid inspiration and sweet treats too!

January 30th we’re also kicking off a month long celebration of our 4th Anniversary! Our team is working tirelessly behind the scenes and we have sooo much in store for you including our famous Click-A-Sig promotion!

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Here are some of my favorite Sweet Shoppe collabs:

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Here’s some great inspiration from the Sweet Shoppe Gallery:

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Finally, you won’t want to miss the upcoming issue of Simply Sweet which will debut in February. If you haven’t seen our past issues, you can pick them up for

35% off with coupon code tdd-simplysweet

Offer valid on a single Simply Sweet order now through February 15th!

P.S. The random winner in the “From the Files” was Sharon S., she won a $10 GC to Sweet Shoppe Designs thanks for scrapping with us Sharon! Sharon also said this: “How perfect are these colors with this picture of my sweetie? I love doing these challenges! I really really appreciate the concise titles of the elements–I’ve spent more time trying to figure out the location of the elements in past challenges than I did making the layouts ;o)”

Lots of our readers agreed with you Sharon, we decided to do this because Sierra suggested it in the comments section last month, THANKS Sierra!!

Come back again next month for another round of FROM THE FILES!

P.S.S. Our GIFTaway winner is GYPSY who was randomly selected from those that posted comments in Katie’s cake post (I’m off to the bakery today 😉 ) Here’s what she said: “YUM! You enablers!!” Gypsy won a $10 GC to Sweet Shoppe Designs as well! 🙂

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