IN THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH LYNNE-MARIE FAVREAU

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I am really excited to be welcoming back to THE DIGI FILES Lynne-Marie Favreau. I have really enjoyed working with Lynne-Marie over the past year and a half since she first contributed to THE DIGI FILES.  She is a very talented designer and extremely nice.  I love how Lynne-Marie can take different elements and marry them through her designs to make a unique collection.  Here’s a closer look at her contribution this month:

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This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get this month when you purchase THE DIGI FILES in the store or through subscription.  It is a fabulous deal and is only available for a few more days!  Here’s a look at some layouts created with Woodstock:

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Layout by Katie
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Layout by Lauren, additional supplies: font: mtf jotted
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Layout by Jacki, additional supplies: photo overlays by Michelle Coleman, frayed fabric templates by Leora Sanford
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Layout by Heddy, additional supplies: Fonts are CK True Type and CK Ali’s Hand, Shadowing by Kristen Rice.
Hybrid project by Sunghee:
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Layout by Karen

You can see more inspirational layouts using this collection on the Team Inspiration page.

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I’m Lynne-Marie Favreau, mom to 3 charming boys – Caleb (9), Nathaniel (5) and Jude (3). My husband Andre and I met through our music, which is another great passion of mine! I sing and he plays keyboards/guitar. If you’d like to hear some of our music, visit my blog!

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Here’s a design tip that I love to use to soften the edges of an element that is meant to look like paper (especially a fibery paper like kraft paper). First, select the element and then contract the selection by 2 or 3 pixels. Next, invert the selection so that only the outer edges are selected. Now add a very slight Gaussian blur (a radius of about 0,3 pixels). I also use this trick to soften edges of prints on my papers. If used directly on the print before adding a texture, the Gaussian blur may be added to the entire layer without first selecting the edges. Works like a charm!

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I started paper scrapping back in 2006. I tried a bit of everything… clean and simple, freestyle, mixed media… you name it! This exploration naturally drove me to discover digi scrapping! I was studying graphic design when I stumbled upon Catscrap. It was love at first sight! Here were some elements that looked (and were) hand-made! After buying most of the store, I decided to take up designing and start making my own stuff! Little did I know, 3 months later I would be selling my designs through this fabulous shop! I’ve been there for two years now. I don’t scrap as much as I’d like to anymore. I spend so much time on my designs that I’m all worn out by the time the kit is done! However, I’ve resolved to create more kits and thematic quickpage albums based on my own scrapping needs. Perhaps by the time this is published I’ll have a few in my shop!

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I am very inspired by color. I have creative moods too… sometimes I feel grungy and raw, while other times I feel graphic and bold. These moods influence the style of kits I produce. You won’t find that my kits all look the same. I love to experiment, just as I did with my paper scrapping. My latest craze is retro with bold graphics, and funky color palettes!

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I have an iMac (swoon) that my 3 year old son knocked to the ground, so the screen is cracked… (grrr). I’ll soon be switching to a MacBook Pro 2,5 ghz with 4 gigs of ram… In the meantime, I’ve hooked up a cheap screen to my iMac. I use Photoshop CS, soon to switch to CS3, and an Epson Perfection V200 Photo scanner. I have a Nikon D70 and a canon powershot. My next purchase will be an Intuous Tablet. I can’t wait to start doodling on one of those!

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I’m working on some stuff right now that will probably be my next favorite, but here’s a favorite from this summer:

I also really like my Clay smilies… they were so much fun to make!

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My tattered overlays and CU stuff always seem to sell the best. I’ve got some new overlays in the shop that you won’t want to miss!

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Here are some of my favorite products by Lynne-Marie

Sun Bleached by Lynne-Marie

Imagine Full kit by Lynne-Marie

Skatepark full kit by Lynne-Marie

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

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Go have a look in Lynne-Marie’s Store! 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)!

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

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