Having Readers Like You…Awesome! (and a gift)


I’ve been wanting to create an AWESOME album based on the blog 1000 Awesome Things and “The Book of Awesome” all by Neil Pasricha, for a long time. When Katie mentioned the book as her pick of the week on the Digi Show, I knew I HAD to do it! I decided if I created a deadline for myself and gave the album to our readers on Digital Scrapbook Day, it would actually happen…and it has!

Once I started brainstorming the AWESOME little things in my life that I wanted to document, it was really easy. I actually had to decide to stop creating pages. It came together very quickly and I am happy with the results (my family really enjoyed it too and the kids can’t wait for me to make them one of their own).

I used the Basic Grey Luggage Tag chipboard album to adhere my 4×6 prints to. The chipboard was “undressed” (as Basic Grey calls it), so I painted the edges black with acrylic paint. I just printed my layouts, rounded the corners, and glued them on the tags after the paint had dried. I used a cute ribbon to hold it together (the album did come with a ring, but I like the ribbon. You could also tie ribbons on the ring for a fun look). All digital supplies (except the “My Album of Awesome” gift from us) are listed below each page they appear on.

Here’s a look at my whole album and then a free gift for our AWESOME readers!!



additional supplies: hearts are from Everyday Life, free to Digi Game subscribers.
additional supplies: Danielle Engebretson
additional supplies by Kate Hadfield and Jacque Larsen
additional supplies by Kate Hadfield
additional supplies, music notes by Dani Mogstad, movie doodles by Kate Hadfield
additional supplies by Kate Hadfield
additional supplies, by CD Muckosky


***downloads no longer available, but stay tuned for more information soon on how you can get them***

As our gift to you, I’ve created a little collection of the foundational digital goodies I used in my Album of Awesome. It includes:

2) Layered 4×6 PSD pages with the kraft paper and awesome border on them
2) “awesome” borders in png (left and right)
1) “My Album of Awesome” title word art
1) doodled border without words
1) 4×6 kraft paper
1) “awesome” word art alone
1) staple

This album was uploaded for subscribers of The Digi Files and the Digi Game last night and will stay in your new “Bonus Gifts” downloads for the month of November. Watch for other things to be added through the month. Happy Digital Scrapbook Day from us!

After discussing this album with my family, we will often ask each other, “What was AWESOME in your day today?” My kids now tell me things they want me to include in their AWESOME albums. It’s been AWESOME!!