IN THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH AMY WOLFF

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We are fortunate to have Amy Wolff as a team member here at The Daily Digi and I am also super excited to welcome her back again to THE DIGI FILES as a contributor!  Amy has, what I like to call, a classy-artsy-shabby style.  Her designs are loved throughout the digital community as much as Amy is!  Here’s a closer look at her contribution to THE DIGI FILES:

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Here are some awesome layouts for inspiration:

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Layout by Melissa L
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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Fonts are Fontologie Textura and Pea Bandit; Amy Martin template.
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Layout by Jenn, additional supplies: Fonts: Dekka Dense JL, Designer Notes
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Layout by Rachael, additional supplies: Template (modified) by Traci Reed
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Layout by SharonS (a reader), additional supplies: Template: Janet Phillips, Fonts: CK Academia, Cooper

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Name: Amy Wolff
City: Sioux Falls, SD
Family: Husband Cameron, daughter Kyra, and two sons Kirby and Kyler

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I’m going to share with you my favorite tip I learned from The Daily Digi and how you can apply it to other things.  Check out this tutorial Fonts Don’t Float.  I’ve been using this same technique to add polka dots or other designs to ribbons!!  Grab a plain colored ribbon, take a round brush and make sure you set the spacing out to the desired length. Make a new layer above the ribbon. Then hold down the shift key while dragging a line of polka dots across the ribbon.  When you have your desired polka dots, use the tutorial to blend the dots so you can see some of the ribbon texture.  Keep playing until you reach a realistic look.  I’ve found this to be so much more effective than playing with the normal blend modes.

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I’ve always played with the computer when I was a traditional scrapbooker.  I guess that means I was always somewhat hybrid.  I printed out titles, journaling, even images I grabbed from the internet to make my son’s alphabet book.  I found true digital scrapbooking in 2005 and never looked back.  It’s a natural progression from scrapping to designing and I’m blessed to have had great mentors along the way.  I’m always learning new things and expanding my horizons to be inspired.

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Lately I’m inspired by home decorating blogs!  There are some great color palettes and textures out there.  I also just latch onto a feeling I want to convey and go from there.  If I’m playing with relaxing colors, I try to pick relaxing shapes and textures.  If I’m in a happy mood, I pick brighter colors, etc

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I’m using a HP quad core processing with 7 GB of ram.  Whenever I buy a computer I try to get the most RAM I can afford.  It makes a huge difference in how fast photoshop runs.

I use PSCS3 but I’m thinking of upgrading to 5

I have a Nikon D40 DSLR and a pocket camera that I love, a canon powershot SX120IS

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modern patio

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calico cottage

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Here are some of my favorite products by Amy

Hannah Banannah Paper Pack

Sugar Plum Alphas

Garden of Whimsy- My Half

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no flowers allowed

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

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Layout by Dunia, supplies: Calico Cottage Kit by Amy Wolf
Be Inspired by Ivana – Layered Template by Dúnia

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Go have a look in Amy’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 to qualify)!