IN THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITh[KSHARONKDESIGNS]

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Sharon is one of the designers that I have known for a long time (we’ve been on creative teams together in the past and started out in digiland at the same site) and I’m so happy to have her in THE DIGI FILES this month.  Sharon is one of our “down-under designers” and if you haven’t discovered her yet, let me introduce you!  Let’s start by taking a closer look at her contribution to THE DIGI FILES this month:

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I love the soft patterns and textures in her papers. There are also TWO QUICKPAGES included!!  This collection is one of SEVEN you get for only $5 when you purchase THE DIGI FILES!!  It’s a great way to try out some new-to-you designers AND such an AMAZING deal since just ONE of these collections would cost more than the $5 you would spend!  Here are some layouts created using butterfly breeze:

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Layout by Carol (Sharon’s CT)
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Layout by Jodie (Sharon’s CT)
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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Creashens Torn Bits; Anne DeJong scribbles; Cathy Zielske word art
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Layout by Jenn, additional supplies: Additional Credits: Botanical Garden Vol. 11 by Redju, You Define Me wordart by Chelle’s Creations, Pea Christen Font
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Layout by Kristi B (a reader)

You can see even more inspirational layouts by readers and Sharon’s team members on our Team Inspiration Page!  We love seeing our readers layouts!

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My name in the scrapping world is ksharonk, but you can call me Sharon. 😉 I live just north of Sydney, in Australia.

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Credits: Butterfly Breeze minikit, by [ksharonkdesigns] at twolittlepixels. Fond: DJB AmandaG.

Credits: Butterfly Breeze minikit, by [ksharonkdesigns] at twolittlepixels. Fond: DJB AmandaG

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Share what you have done … It is such a shame to spend so much time creating art, and then not sharing what we do with those around us. We save our work on our computers and safely back it up, and often don’t share it with our families and friends.

Each year, I have all the layouts I have created during that year made into a coffee table book/photo book. This means I have a permanent record of my creativity for that year, and my family enjoys seeing themselves in print, and seeing what I have done.

Of course, I also create photo books for special occasions, for gifts and birthdays etc., as well. I have used www.photoblurb.com for many years and have always been more than satisfied with how easy the process is, the service I get and the value for money.

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I started paper scrapping over ten years ago, when I was invited to join a group of girls from work who met each week to scrap … and I was instantly in love with the whole idea. I was surfing one day in October 2003, and came across Scrapbook-Bytes, and realized that this way of scrapping was very appealing to me. I packed all my paper products up, installed Photoshop on my computer, and I was off and running. I still scrapped with my girlfriends, but I took my laptop instead of paper products. Now almost all the paper scrapping girls have ‘turned’ digi!

In June of 2006, I thought I would like to start designing, so I began to work through all the tutorials I could find in the digi-world, and offered little freebies on my blog, which proved to be quite popular. Then pickleberrypop offered me a position as a designer, and I began my ‘career’ as a digital designer at the end of 2006.

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Everything around me … I love ads, and magazines, digital/paper online galleries, blogs … everything in the design world and around me I find helps me in my creative.

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I’ve been a PC girl since the beginning, but at this year I treated myself to a 27’ screen MAC and 8 GIG of RAM, and wow! I’m a MAC girl now!

I use PS CS4, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.

I have a Canon 450D, and adore it.

I have a Wacom tablet, but I’m not very good at using it.

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I love creating papers, and this is such a pretty pack … I often use it.

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My Simple Sets are my best sellers, and this one would probably top the list …

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Here are some of my favorite products by Sharon

Alina QuickAlbum

paper pack [maree]

paper pack [crackleberry]

Simple Sets #67

Simple Sets - PAD Week 5-8

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

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Go have a look in Sharon’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 tonight to qualify)!