In The Designer’s Studio With Heather Roselli

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I am so excited to have Heather join us in THE DIGI FILES this month!! The first time I used Heather’s products was on an album I created for my dad for Father’s Day a few years ago. I have since learned that Heather can really rock the boy kits (as well as hybrid projects)!

Here’s a closer look at Heather’s contribution to The Files this month:

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Our team really had fun working with this kit:

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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Fizzy Pop Designs template; Lauren Reid Scritchy Scratches; Natalie Braxton string; Eva Marina alpha

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Layout by Katie, additional supplies: template by Janet Phillips, Fill-a-bet alpha by me, Pea Jiawei font

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Layout by Kellie, additional supplies: Template by ChrissyW; Date Element by Bella Gypsy; Photo Action by My4Hens

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Layout by Jacki

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Layout by NeeNee, additional supplies: Alpha: All In A Day’s Work by Heather Roselli and Libby Wiefenbach and Font: Pea Squeaker

And a hybrid project by Leigh:

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Paint tin from Archivers.

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InTheStudioWith

Heather Roselli

Nashville, TN

Married for 11 years with 3 boys – 8 years old and identical twins 5 years old

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Supplies: Kit – Party On by Heather Roselli
Alpha (6) – Party On: Build a Cupcake by Heather Roselli
Template – Sketchers Set 2 by Julie Billingsley

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Supplies: Kit – Pet Shop: Crazy Cats by Heather Roselli
Template – Scrap with Laura by Darcy Baldwin
Font – DJB Messie Amanda by Darcy Baldwin

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We sometimes try to create for others…and it often times just doesn’t work (in layouts and in kits). I always tell my team to scrap what they want to in the style that they love…because the layouts they love will almost always be their greatest work. I truly believe this. Do what you love, love what you do…and your family will love you and your efforts to preserve your family’s memories.

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I began scrapbooking in January 2002 after my first child was born in order to share his new life with my Mom and Dad since they lived so far away. I soon became frustrated with having pictures the wrong size for what I wanted to do. I started laying out my page spreads on the computer so I could crop the photos the way I wanted to before ordering my digital prints. Somehow while doing that I stumbled across digital scrapbooking and realized that was what I had been doing, except I was then translating my digital layouts to paper ones. I put up all my paper supplies and immediately started creating digital pages!

Within just a few weeks I started designing my own kits based on the colors and patterns in my children’s clothes, not with the intent to sell them, but just to use for myself. Soon I had 10 kits on my hard drive! Turned out that I loved designing! I was incredibly lucky to be involved with The Digi Chick forums at that time and was accepted as a designer there in the Fall of 2005. In July of 2007 I moved to my dream gig at Sweet Shoppe Designs and absolutely love it there! What a wonderful group of designers, staff members and community members we have there!

When I’m not designing (is there a time when I’m not??), I spend time with my three sons (8 years old and 5 year-old twins) and husband of over 11 years in Nashville, TN. My oldest is in 2nd grade and the twins attend preschool two days a week. When not in school we attend Cub Scout meetings, swimming lessons, go to the zoo, play at the park, visit my in-laws just up the street, take geo-caching hikes, etc.

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My kids, their clothing and activities, my team’s ideas, the seasons, different websites…everything! hehe

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I work on a 17” HP Pavilion Entertainment PC laptop running the new Windows 7 that is just 5 or so months old. It has 8GB of RAM and handles all my programs really well. What I hate is the screen…it is the worst I’ve ever had. It is darker/more saturated at the top and gets lighter toward the bottom. I swear I don’t what my colors really look like anymore!!! hehe

I use Adobe Photoshop CS3 (I need to upgrade!) and Adobe Illustrator CS3. I also use several filter/texture plug-ins on occasion.

I have just a Nikon Coolpix S10 point and shoot, but my dh has a professional Cannon 1DS that is on “permanent borrow” from a friend of his that loves photography and buys every new camera that comes out! My husband’s photos are the ones I really love scrapping these days.

I have a wireless Wacom tablet that I don’t use near as much as I should! Turns out I draw better with a trackpad than a pen I guess! hehe

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Hmmm…impossible to answer…each new kit is my new favorite most of the time…right now I’d have to say that my Pet Shop series is my favorite. It has such bright colors and cute graphics…I’ve scrapped several pages with it (which is very unusual for me these days).

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For 2009 by best selling kit was What’s Your Story? with Water Play Days a very close second.

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Here are some of my favorite products from Heather’s shoppe:

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Here’s a little inspiration using Heather’s products:

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Layout by Katie, supplies: Good Night by Heather Roselli
Template by Janet Phillips (modified)
Traveling Typewriter font

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Layout by Kellie, supplies: Whatever Floats Your Boat by Heather, White Almond Alpha by Amy Hutchinson; White Stitching No. 2 by Anna Aspnes

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Go have a look in Heather’s store and come back and tell her what you like, we will randomly select a winner from those comments to win $10 in product from their store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST March 11, 2010 and must include a product name to qualify)!

As a THANK YOU to our readers, Heather has this coupon for us to use in her store:

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I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Heather for joining us this month in THE DIGI FILES and sharing her many talents with us!! 🙂