In The Designer’s Studio With Cindy Schneider


I am really excited to have Cindy here with us this month in THE DIGI FILES! I LOVE Cindy’s templates! I can’t scrap in the collage, cluster style to save my life! But, when I use one of Cindy’s templates a whole new scrapping world opens up to me! Here is a closer look at Cindy’s contribution to THE DIGI FILES this month:



It is almost shocking that you get all of these templates PLUS 6 huge digital scrapbooking kits for only $5 in THE DIGI FILES, but you do!! The sales from THE DIGI FILES are what keep us going here and pay THE DAILY DIGI bills, so we appreciate you showing your support by grabbing them!!

Here’s what our awesome team created using these fun templates:


Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Julie Billingsley Spin Your Wheels kit and Lights, Camera, Action papers; Fonts are Fontologie Printing Primer and Howie’s Stamps


Layout by Melissa, additional supplies: Lauren Grier You Make Me Intensely Happy, Font is DJB Lisa’s Print


Layout by SharonS (a reader)


Layout by Steph, additional supplies: Bumble Blooms by Julie Billingsley also included in TDF16


My name is Cindy Schneider and I live in Ontario, Canada, approximately an hour away from Toronto. I am a SAHM with my two children, Ashley (7) and Curtis (4), and have been married to my husband Brad for almost 10 years.





If you are a template user, don’t be afraid to change them up a little to suit your needs. Modify them, and make them your own! Shift layers around, rotate or flip the template, add extra embellishments, simplify it by removing layers, add extra mats….there are so many possibilities with them. You will be surprised at how many different looking layouts you can get using one template! Also, if you are trying to find other ways to save time scrapping, definitely put the time into into learning some of the shortcut keys for Adobe programs….it is totally worth it! This website, which was passed along to me a while back, is a great resource for shortcuts, and it even includes printable PDFs.



I have been digi-scrapping for about 4 years, shortly after the birth of my 2nd child. I was originally a paper scrapper, but it was too time consuming and messy with kids around, and glue became my worst enemy. I came across digi-scrapping online one day and have never turned back. I started out slowly and finally worked up the nerve to start a gallery and apply for some creative teams, and was lucky enough to get a spot on the Creative Team at the Sweet Shoppe in August 2007. At the same time I started doing quick pages and albums for various designers, which led into designing and selling templates At the end of March 2010 I moved my store to the fabulous Sweet Shoppe which I have loved for so many years. The community, designers, creative team, and owner Robin Carlton are all amazing


My photos are always my first and foremost source of inspiration for all of my creations. I absolutely love doing multi-photo layouts and they are actually a lot easier for me to do than single photo ones. When creating templates and/or layouts, I always start figuring out where I want my photos positioned, then play around with different shapes and numbers layers and papers, until I obtain a basic design I am happy with. Sometimes I am inspired by an ad layout, and sometimes a design will pop into my head and I will sketch it out, but generally I just come up with ideas for new templates by playing around in Photoshop


My computer is a AMD Athlon 4200+ Dualcore with 3GB of RAM. I use Adobe Photoshop CS2. I have a Canon Rebel XTi, Canon EF-S 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 IS Lens, Speedlite 430EXII


I love doing multi-photo templates, so I would have to pick one of those….I think this one is on of my recent favorites:





Here are some of my favorite products by Cindy:







Here’s some inspirational layouts using Cindy’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.


Layout by Melissa, additional supplies: Breathe in the Rain by Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman
Cindy Schneider template set 34, Wire Alpha from Walk Along Side Me by Lauren Grier
Font is DJB Sous Chef





Go have a look in Cindy’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 her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST and must include a product name to qualify)!

I want to say THANKS to Cindy for being here with us this month! We have enjoyed having her!

As a thank you to our readers, Cindy has created this coupon to share with all of us!