In The Designer’s Studio With Cheeky Monkey

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I am so excited to welcome CheekyMonkey as a contributor to THE DIGI FILES this month! I instantly fell in love her unique style and the quality of her embellishments (some really fun and unique ones I might add). Here is a closer look at her contribution to the files this month:

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Can you believe that you will get this kit by CheekyMonkey PLUS 6 other collections valued at over $5 each for a total of $5…that’s it! What a great way to test drive a new-to-you designers products or challenge yourself with a new style! Also, there will be 7 customers randomly chosen from those that purchase THE DIGI FILES this month that will win TWO $10 gift certificates each to contributor’s stores!! Wow! What a great deal!! You can see everything that has been revealed so far this month on our awesome designers page.

Here are the fun layouts our team created using CheekyMonkey’s contribution:

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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Janet Phillips Collection 35 template (altered) and Round the Corner template; Mushy Imagination alpha brushes

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Layout by Rachael

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Layout by Katie additional supplies: Audrey Neal template Font is CK good day


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Layout by Melissa, additional supplies: DJB Renee Script font, Amy Martin template

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Layout by Katie, additional supplies: template by Sine, journaling font is traveling typewriter

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Hybrid project by Leigh, supplies: Gable Box template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff, A Happy Heart by Cheeky Monkey in TDF12, Distressing Ink by Tim Holtz, brown ribbon from my stash from Michael’s, font is LD Honey Dukes.

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Hi, I’m Christine, but online I usually go by CheekyMonkey. I reside in the suburbs of Chicago, IL with my husband, Mike, two year old daughter, Alex, and a baby boy due at the end of this month. We also have a golden retriever named Merlin, who makes his way into many of the family photos and scrapbook pages.

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Keep a journal or small daily notebook to write down ideas for scrapbook pages, or record that funny thing your toddler/teenager just said to you. Even if you aren’t a big journaling person (and we all know if we are or aren’t “journalers”), it makes going back to create a layout so much easier when you can remember dates and small details you might otherwise have forgotten.

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Even though I’m a pretty creative person, glue and scissors are not my friends, and I am OK with that. I tried out paper scrapbooking a couple of times in high school and beyond, but never really got into it. A few years ago I discovered digi, but it was the amazing communities at a handful of sites that had me instantly hooked. As a new mom, I really enjoyed connecting with other moms in the forums and learning as much as I could through tutorials and posting questions. I began dabbling in design about a year ago, because I was curious what it would be like to make my own papers and elements. Again, I was instantly hooked!

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My daughter, and her adorable and ever-changing wardrobe! Also, I am a magazine and catalog addict, and find much of my inspiration there.

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Computer: iMac w/2GB RAM

What program/s are you using? PSCS4, Shoebox (for organization), Lightroom 2

What kind of camera? Nikon D90 w/50mm 1.4 lens, kit lenses, and a speed-light that was a Christmas gift and I still need to take out of the box.

Anything else: I could not design a single item or page without my Wacom Intous tablet –I don’t even use a mouse to surf the web!

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It’s usually the last thing I’ve created, but lately I find myself using my Lightly Krafted and Lightly Textured Paper Packs over and over again.

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Sweet Baby Boy kit:

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Here are some of my favorite products by CheekyMonkey:

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Here’s some GREAT layouts created using CheekyMonkey products (layouts without credits are linked to originals):

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Layout by Katie, Cheeky Monkey Always: font is Calibri, template by Janet Phillips (modified)

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I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Christine for being with us here at THE DAILY DIGI this month and sharing her talents and designs with us!

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

CheekyMonkey has a GREAT sale going on right now, that you won’t want to miss!!

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