In The Designer’s Studio with Sir Scrapalot Designs

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I am very excited to have Aaron of Sir Scrapalot Designs with us this month! Aaron is our first GUY contributor to THE DIGI FILES, (there are a few of them out there I hear) which shows just how much digital scrapbooking is growing and catching on! I love Aaron’s unique combinations of patterns, textures, and shapes to create truly unique embellishments!

Here’s a closer look at Sir Scrapalot’s contribution to TDF12:

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You get this kit and SIX other digital scrapbooking collections for only $5!! You can see what has been revealed so far by clicking on our awesome designers page at the top of the site. Here’s what our team created with this fun kit:

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Layout by Steph, additional supplies: Printing Primer font and Elise font (title)
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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Janet Phillips template (modified) Collection 31
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Layout by Katie, additional supplies: template by Kellie Mize, CK journaling font
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Layout by Ana, additional supplies: Template Collection 19, Janet Phillips; Bitty Stitchies, Lauren Reid; Font, Rough Typewriter.

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Card by Leigh, supplies: Font is LD Cute Curls, Cardstock from Papertrey Ink, Ribbon from my stash (probably from Michael’s).

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Hi! I’m Aaron Morris, otherwise known as Sir Scrapalot. I am 31 year old who spends his days teaching middle school math, and his nights in the soft glow of a computer screen. I have been married to my lovely DW for almost 8 years, and we have two DD who are 3 and 5. We live in Massachusetts.

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When I know I won’t have a lot of time to scrap, I use Katie’s Power Scrapping Method…with a little touch of my own. With ACDSee Photo Manager 2009clip_image001[5], I can tag items with multiple tags. So what I could do is create a tag for each layout, and then tag the photos, the template, and the kit that I want to use. When it comes time to work on the layout, I hit the tag in ACDSee and everything would pop back up. This saves me the time of copying the files to another folder, and saves me EHD space as well! When the layout is done, I delete the tag, and all is well again!

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I started paper scrapping in the summer of 2008, in an effort to find a hobby that would keep me occupied and from surfing the internet mindlessly every night. Within a week’s time, I had discovered digi scrapping, and was hooked. I started designing soon after, at the urging of some of my digi friends. I opened up shop in early December of 2008.

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Often, I am inspired by catalogs, print ads, bedding, and home décor. I also like to draw inspiration from wedding Inspiration Boards. When I am in need of some serious inspiration, I often take a trip to Target. I always find inspiration there, in a variety of mediums. I can often be found taking a quick picture with my Blackberry to save at home in my inspiration file.

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I work on a Dell Inspirion 1521 Laptop, running Vista. I have 2GB of RAM, but keep all of my digi stuff on a 500GB EHD. I also do daily backups to Mozy. I use PSCS3, Illustrator, and ACDSee as the main components of my design work. I also use a Wacom Bamboo Tablet. My camera is a Canon Power Shot SX100 IS.

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Sweet Sugar Love:

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Sweater Weather:

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Here are some of my favorite products by Sir Scrapalot Designs:

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Here are some inspiration layouts using Sir Scrapalot products (layouts without credits are linked to originals):

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Layout by Katie, additional supplies: Sweet Sugar Love by Sir Scrapalot; template by Kaye Winiecki template pack 07 (altered), font is journal away by Fontologie

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Layout by Steph, supplies: Boy Oh Boy by Sir Scrapalot Designs

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Thanks, Aaron for being part of THE DIGI FILES this month and sharing your work with us, we appreciate it!!

Go have a look in Sir Scrapalot’s store and come back and tell him what you like, we will randomly select a winner from those comments to win a $10 GC to Sir Scrapalot’s store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST tonight and must include a product name to qualify)!

As a THANK YOU to our readers, Aaron has this coupon for us to do a little shopping too:

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