Travel Games

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Are you planning to travel over the holiday season? This is a time of year for families to gather for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other celebrations. That often means travel time by car, airplane, or even train. I (Katie) know how long these journeys can be when you have children to entertain so I thought it would be fun to share some travel game ideas to help you prepare for your trips. I have found that older children love to look through these ideas and even be the one responsible for putting them together for the family to enjoy.

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This is my go-to site for these types of activities. There is always a TON of ideas at this wonderful website!

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This site is loaded with travel game ideas!

One last game to share – my family loves playing what we call “Five for the Drive”. It’s a game based on music and you can tailor it for anyone’s age and musical taste. You can find all the details on my blog.

Happy Travels!

katie

P.S. Congrats to Carol Z who was the random winner for the Reader Challenge (from the files)! Watch your inbox for your prize Carol. Thanks to everyone who participated – we love seeing all the ways you are inspired by this challenge! You can see all the entries by going to the comment field of the post. 🙂

How I Keep Track of Supplies Used

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One question that I get asked a lot is how I keep track of all of the supplies I use on a layout for crediting when posting in a gallery or here.  For a very long time, I was able to remember what supplies I used on a layout. That was, however, back when I was only using supplies from 3-4 different designers on a regular basis.

Last spring, I had a reader email me and tell me about some scripts she was giving away for free on her site.  I waited a while before downloading and trying them, but once I did, I was kicking myself for not doing it sooner. Christy Vanderwall has several scripts on her site, but the ones I use the most are the “Copy and Close” and the “Supply Tracker”.  You can find the scripts for free on her site, they have been tested in PSE 6 and up and PSCS 2 and up. She has very detailed instructions for installing them as well.

Today, I thought I would show you what you can expect when you run the scripts.

This is how my window looked with all of the papers, elements, and photo that I wanted to use on my layout open:

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I created a new, blank canvas, save it as a psd file, and then ran the “Copy and Close” script (see the tutorial on installing, which also shows how to run the scripts).  Here’s what I ended up with:

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All of the opened files were copied onto my blank canvas, their layer on my canvas was renamed to the file name, and the files were then closed.  Here’s a close up view of the layers pallet with their new product names:

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Now, I go about my usual scrapping.  Moving things around and figuring out what I want things to look like.  If I decide I want to add something new to the canvas that is not currently there, I just open the file and run “Copy and Close” again.  If I want the font names to be part of the supply list, I change the text layer name to the font name, by double clicking on that layer’s name.

When my layout is all finished, I run the “Supply Tracker” script.  This will take all of the layer names and put them on a new text layer as well as adding them to my metadata.  Here’s a look at the text layer:

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You can see the info. added to the metadata by going to file>file info., here’s what mine looked like:

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You can go through and edit out the unimportant layers, but I leave them in there and will edit them after uploading.  Just turn off the text layer by clicking on the eye and then save and save as a new jpeg file to get ready to upload.

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The really great thing about having this information added to the metadata is when you upload to Flickr, that metadata is uploaded with it as part of the description.  You won’t have to copy and paste the supply list at all!!  Just edit out what isn’t necessary and you are good to go!

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Well, there you have it in a nutshell! How I keep track of what I used on a layout.  I love using these scripts and they have made my scrapping life easier! 🙂

A Special Funtastic Friday

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We have a special Funtastic Friday in store today, but I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this weeks episode of the Digi Show.  We had Tiffany Tillman, Anna Aspnes, Katie Nelson, Izzy, and myself on to discuss some of our favorite title techniques!  It was a fun discussion filled with lots of great ideas!  Here are the different ways to listen to “Titles That Follow You Down the Street”…

If you listen in iTunes (and subscribe), it helps us keep track of the size of our audience (and helps us get sponsors).  Izzy has a video on his site explaining how to do that OR you can see our tutorial with screenshots:

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You can join in the discussion about the show after listening if you want.  You can listen below, subscribe in iTunes, or subscribe through our RSS feed.

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Be sure to check out last weeks Funtastic Friday where there are some coupons that haven’t expired yet.

This week, we want to bring your attention to the designers that contributed to “Story of Everyday Life,” the exclusive collaboration that subscribers receive as a bonus when they subscribe to THE DIGI GAME plan (monthly or annual, annual subscribers also receive one month free).

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To show our THANKS to these designers, we asked them to share with us anything new and exciting they have going on right now.  Let’s take a look…

Leora has an exciting event coming up:
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I bought this kit the minute the preview hit my inbox 🙂
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Get 20% off New Vintage Holiday Quick Cards at Oscraps!  Just drop in your own photo, print, and mail your personalized cards this season!  Plus, an exclusive TDD offer… take an additional 10% off with coupon code: Holiday10
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Yin decided to launch a sale in celebration of this post 🙂
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I was really excited about these babies (yup, bought them too):
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LOVE this (especially the doodles):
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These are super FUN, love them:
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The holiday season just wouldn’t be complete without Something Blue’s magnets, the templates for 2011 are in the shop and ready to go (many different sizes):
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Wimpychompers has these fun new kits:
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Isn’t this new kit from Joyce gorgeous!?:
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I absolutely LOVED the idea and story behind this charity collab.  I talked about a similar project on the Digi Show a few weeks ago, but never thought about doing it all digital…that Maya is BRILLIANT!
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I hope you have a very FUNTASTIC Friday!!

P.S. hsmema was the random winner chosen from Katrina’s Photography post.  She won a pass to  “Capture Your Holidays: Through The Lens” – a 14 day mini class at Get It Scrapped.  Katrina will be in touch soon!

P.S.S. Christine was the random winner chosen from Geek Chic’s post yesterday.  She won $10 in product from the Geek! 🙂

IN THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH GEEK CHIC BY TARA LEWIS

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I remember the first time I saw the name GEEK CHIC along with Tara’s cute logo!  I thought it was a pretty clever brand name for a digital designer and it piqued my interest!  I immediately started watching Tara and her designs and was excited when she agreed to join is in THE DIGI FILES!!  Here’s a closer look at Tara’s contribution to THE DIGI FILES during November and available in the store or through subscription:

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Here are some great layouts created with “Twinkle”:

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Layout created by Heddy, additional supplies: Font is DGB A Bit of Flaire by Darcy Balwin available at Sweet Shoppe Designs
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Layout by Jacki, addtional supplies: Font is Smarty Pants by Darcy Baldwin
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Layout by Rachael, additional supplies: Template by Kaye Winieki
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Layout by Anne, additional supplies: template by Jenny Lindsey
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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Lauren Reid and Darcy Baldwin Gimme Space font
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My name is Tara Lewis. I am Mama to one wee Geeklet, Kat- and wife to a very nerdy husband, Tim. I am a freelance graphic designer and work from home on various projects, as well as digital scrapbook design. Originally from West Virginia, I am a reluctant Michigan transplant- who will obviously do anything for love (or for cute nerd boys) including live in the middle of a state that is frozen solid for more than half the year.

I have been dabbling at scrapbook design since June of 2009, and was dragged kicking and screaming out of the designer closet by my friends in October of 2009, at which point I started doing it seriously. I have been selling in a shoppe since February of this year.

I am definitely a real life Geek- I have a standing date with my Dungeons and Dragons group every other week, and take great pride in being as weird as I can possibly get away with being in Suburban Michigan. (which isn’t as weird as you’d think!)

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One of my favorite Photoshop design tricks, especially when you’re wanting to create a piece that’s either very light, patterned, or a piece that is difficult to recolor:

Turn the item you want to recolor grayscale- then duplicate the layer. This will give you two layers that are exactly the same.

Next, create a new blank layer between the duplicated items- and fill that new blank layer with your color or pattern- then choose ‘Create Clipping Mask’ to clip it to the bottom piece.

Now use your duplicated top piece as a texture by changing the filter options and toggling the fills. You can play with your settings until it’s taken on enough of the depth of the piece to look realistic, but not so much that you’ve greyed out the color or pattern- occasionally duplicating that top layer with different fills (ie one on Multiply, one on Soft Light) can also give you the look you want!

Keep in mind if you are working with a pattern, you may need to warp it in places to give it the appearance of actually being part of the item.

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I first started digiscrapping right after my daughter was born in November of 2008- I needed somewhere to put the 15 kajillion (it’s a word, I swear!) pictures I was taking of her! I think I maybe tried one paper layout before I found digi- and it just wasn’t my bag- I’m not organized enough to keep everything together! Soon after I started digiscrapping I got lucky enough to join Amy Sumrall’s creative team- and we were a pretty tight knit group. It was there I met Laura Banasiak as well as half my current CT leads. I mentioned one night chatting with Amy and Laura that I had dabbled in doodling a little bit, at which point they started teasing me, and asking me to show them my work. Now believe it or not, I’m pretty shy (why are you laughing?)- I held off for quite awhile- finally one night chatting with them again Laura mentioned she was thinking of asking Nicole at The Digichick to see if she could get a guest spot there, but she was feeling a bit scared. So I told her that if she e-mailed Nicole and asked, that I would scan in some of my work to show her and Amy. So she did- and I had to deliver on my end of this dare- and it wasn’t as scary as I thought! After getting over that hump I started pursuing design seriously- and here I am. All because of a dare.

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Color is my biggie- funky color combinations can have me whipping my sketchbook out of my purse in a jiffy and drawing out a new kit and making notes. Also music is a big inspiration for me- it always seems to hit when I’m doing something mundane like washing dishes and listening to the radio- which is why we keep a whiteboard on the fridge in our kitchen, it’s usually got sketches and crazy notes all over it from me in one of my little creative fits!

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My computer is a 2008 HP Pavilion a6614f with 4gb of RAM.

I use Photoshop CS3, and am working on getting my hot little hands on a copy of Illustrator, doodling in Photoshop is looong and time consuming!

I have a plain old point and shoot Olympus FE-370- someday I dream of a big girl camera though!

I also use a Canon 8800F scanner as well as a Wacom Bamboo Craft tablet.

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Falling for You is my current favorite kit, it was sitting in my sketchbook waiting to be made a kit since early August, so I’m glad to have finally gotten it out of my system!

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Here are some of my favorite products by Tara

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

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Go have a look in Tara’s Store! We will randomly select a winner from today’s comments to win $10 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!

Tara’s store is on sale the whole month of November for 30% off!!  AND As a thank you to our readers, Tara has created this coupon to share with all of us!

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Inspired by Twinkle

The following layouts were created using TWINKLE by Geek Chic and found in THE DIGI FILES during November in the store or subscription.

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Layout created by Heddy, additional supplies: Font is DGB A Bit of Flaire by Darcy Balwin available at Sweet Shoppe Designs
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Layout by Jacki, addtional supplies: Font is Smarty Pants by Darcy Baldwin
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Layout by Rachael, additional supplies: Template by Kaye Winieki
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Layout by Anne, additional supplies: template by Jenny Lindsey
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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Lauren Reid and Darcy Baldwin Gimme Space font
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Photographing Your Thanksgiving Feast

I’m excited to have another AWESOME post from Katrina Kennedy, be sure to read all the way for an extra treat! 😉 Here’s a little about Katrina:

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image “I eat, breathe, write and teach Photography! My camera is my most often worn accessory. I am a mom with a camera who feels compelled to capture my son’s life. I was frustrated by my search to learn how to use my camera and knew I had to pass on the knowledge I gathered to help other moms capture their favorite subjects. I started out with a film SLR years ago,on auto. Moved to a dSLR in 2002 on auto and in 2005 finally decided I needed to know what TV actually stood for!”

Katrina teaches photography classes at Get It Scrapped. Writes photography tutorials for DesignerDigitals and blogs about her life through the lens at About A Boy.

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I love food photography.

Food photographers spend hours arranging the perfect light, angle, and composition for a single dish. A stylist preps the food, sprays it with all sorts of inedible substances, and creates a beautiful setting.

Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t provide most of us the luxury of a stylist or time to capture the perfect photo. Balancing dinner preparation, entertaining family, and photographing Thanksgiving dinner is definitely tricky.

There is something about cooking all day and eating your creations in fifteen minutes or less that requires photos to be taken.

I started to stage the perfect dinner table for photos, but then decided that wasn’t realistic. Instead I’ve collected a few pointers for getting better food photos on the big day or any day for that matter. And my photos? They are the real deal. No staging or stylist or fancy lighting. Just me, my family, and a 50mm lens! I’ve included some secrets from my studio for you as well.

5 Steps for Capturing Your Thanksgiving Dinner:

1. Find the light.

2. Shoot at eye level or just above.

3. Give your photos context.

4. Adjust your white balance.

5. Focus on the front of the plate or one third in.

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Find Or Create Good Light

Light comes into our camera to create a photo in a few ways:

§ External sources – window, overhead, flash

§ Aperture – the hole in the lens, the larger the hole the more light in

§ Shutter speed – the longer the curtain is open, the more light you get

§ ISO – sensitivity to light, the higher the number, the more light is collected

Look for the light when photographing Thanksgiving. Open your blinds and let the light poor in. If it is a dark overcast day or just dark by the time dinner is on the table, get the light through your camera settings.

Bump your ISO up. Yes, you’ve probably heard that the higher you go the grainer or more pixilated your image is. Sometimes I will take the tradeoff to capture the moment. Shoot with a wide aperture to get the most light in your camera, knowing you can back up from your subject if you want to get a bit more in focus. You can find more about aperture and focal distance in July’s Photography class.

If your food isn’t moving and your family can put it up with it, you can grab your tripod and use a long shutter speed to gather light for your table photos. My Thanksgiving is always a little too hectic for this approach!

Are you wondering why I’ve not mentioned using your flash here? You can. Definitely. I tend to avoid the flash at family events if possible. I have a few photo resistant family members and flashing bright lights near them intensify their resistance. I use a policy of fewer flashes to sneak opportunities to photograph them.

If I do use my flash, I bounce it off of the ceiling or the wall behind me, adjusting the flash compensation until I get light that I like. If you only have an onboard flash, adjust your flash compensation to the negative side to reduce its intensity.

Shoot At Eye Level Or Just Above

The angle we shoot from changes our food. When you adjust your viewpoint lower than where we would see food when seated, it looks a bit larger, taking on a bit more personality. Think about shooting it from a child’s level. Your family may look at you funny at first, but they’ll get used it!

If time and space allow, I like to shoot straight down on food. Cropping a portion of the plate out, giving it a bit of space.

Give Your Food Context

Food photographers sometimes isolate a single item on a plate or dish for great impact, but they also find props to compliment their subjects. Consider placing your plate in front of a centerpiece, glasses or including your place setting in the shot. I wish I had photographs of my childhood dinner plate with the nametags as context. The food is important, but it is the occasion I’m hoping to remember.

Adjust Your White Balance

Indoor fluorescent lighting can give your photos a yellow cast. Switch your white balance to fluorescent and consider shooting in RAW to get the best color tones. You can find more about white balance in August’s Photograph Class.

Focus on the Front or One Third In

If you are shooting with a wide aperture to get the most light on your subject, you are also going to get a shallow depth of field – that blurred background look. Focus on the front of your food so that more is in focus. If you are focusing on your dinner table, focus about a third into the frame to blur a bit of the foreground and background. Pick something visually strong on the table to focus on to get the most impact in your composition.

Ready for my super secret studio shots?

Many of you know I use my laundry room for many of my food shots. It has a great north-facing window with lots of natural light. To photograph my favorite dishes I place a white sheet of paper, dishtowels or a tablecloth over the washer and shoot away. Dish towels can add nice texture and white tablecloths can be propped up on the left hand side of the frame to act as a reflector, opening up any shadows on the right of my food.

If you are able to, practice shooting in the light and location where you’ll be having Thanksgiving. It will help get you ready for the big event. Pies and dishes prepared before Thanksgiving Day are great items to practice with.

What’s the most important part of capturing your Thanksgiving feast? Enjoy the day and don’t let the photos cause any added stress. If you need to shoot on P or use your point and shoot, the memories are still captured.

Oh, and by the way, if you are shooting with a point and shoot, check to see if you have a food setting! Seriously. It can help!

I almost forgot. Make sure you capture the aftermath of your Thanksgiving feast. It’s completely understandable if it’s a little out of focus!

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P.S.I am happy to be able to offer a pass to  “Capture Your Holidays: Through The Lens” – a 14 day mini class at Get It Scrapped.  Please leave a comment in this post prior to Thursday 11pm ET for your chance to win!

Reader Challenge From the Files November 2010

The Daily Digi team not only wants you to enjoy The Digi Files each month, we want you to get the most out of the great kits you find inside. To help you do that, we host a challenge so you can find new and fun ways to create a great page out of just a few items. If you’d like to play along, just create a layout of your own using only the items you see below (one item from each of the November Digi Files contributions.) Feel free to recolor or otherwise alter the items, but your page should only include these files. You can also add any fonts you need and small fasteners like staples.

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Paper 10 by Kat
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any layered template from Jenn Lindsey’s template blends set

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Here are a few pages from our team:

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Layout by Jenn.L. Additional Credits: CK Constitution and Cool Dots fonts

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Layout by Karen.

I recolored the papers and sequins a few times for variety and deleted just a few layers from the template. I also used a font (Myriad Pro) to make a title by adding a stroke to the type after rasterizing the layer.

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Layout by Anne.

I layered the brown paper on top of the dotted one to make it a little bit darker in color, using the DIFFERENCE mode and lowering the opacity to 63. I also cut out a circle in the paper using one of the circles in the template. I chose the circle layer, used the magic wand to select it, chose the below paper and hit delete to make the cut, then I deleted the circle tag.

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We’d love to see what you can do with this challenge! Be sure to leave a link to your layout or project in the comments section of THIS post to be eligible for the gift card drawing. Don’t forget that you can also link to our flickr group if you want to upload your page there. Deadline for entries is 10 P.M. EST on Saturday November 20, 2010. Winners will be announced on Sunday morning.

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P.S. Sarah was the radom winner from the comments yesterday on the Jenn Ck Designs feature. She won $10 in product from Jenn! Congratulations!!

IN THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH JENN CK designs

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I am very excited to be welcoming Jenn Ck to THE DIGI FILES this month!  One of the things that I really like about Jenn’s designs is that she creates templates that go with each collection and she has the collections in mind as she creates them.  I asked her to do that with this collection as well, which she did.  She also included a super cute clustered frame.  Here’s a closer look at her contributions:

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Here are some layouts created with “AEther”:

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Layout by Jenn Lindsey, additional supplies: font – DJB April Print
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Layout by Jacki, additional supplies: template by Jenn Lindsey (included in TDF23)
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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Darcy Baldwin Angel Baby font
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Hello! I’m Jenn of Jenn Ck Designs. I’m 37 and currently live in Dearborn, MI with my boyfriend, Wes, and our kitty. I’m originally from Upstate NY, but have lived and traveled all over the States.

I’m extremely organized (those who know me know that’s a serious understatement lol), passionate about traveling and experiencing new things, and I love animals. We have a feral shelter in our backyard where we feed and care for strays left behind. I also love to cook and try new recipes from different countries.

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The tip I give most is “don’t fear the patterned papers.” As much as I love a good solid paper, scrapping with bold backgrounds is my favorite. This is something I did very often as a paper scrapper, too. Maybe that’s where it comes from. Maybe I’m just nuts. lol The trick for me is making my photos black and white unless they blend well with the colors of the pattern. Most pictures look less “busy” on a pattern and more put together when they’re black and white.

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I’ve been a paper crafter almost my entire life and discovered digital almost 2 years ago. I bring a lot of my paper scrapping loves to digital and combine them with all the great qualities digital brings to our craft. I started designing mostly out of peer pressure (lol), but I thank those little voices all the time for believing in me and pushing me to create more and more.

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I get most of my inspiration from color. I’m always making palettes from photos and love to experiment. I love deep, rich colors, but I try to dabble outside of my comfort zone, too. My designing style is paper/traditional, but I love to try new things as I learn new techniques. I also love to mix and match styles in both designing and scrapping.

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I do most of my designing on my desktop. I run Windows Vista 64 bit Ultimate with 3.4GHz and 4GB RAM.

I use Paint Shop Pro x2 for designing and scrapping. I occasionally use PSE 8.0. I also use InkScape and ArtRage.

I’m a regular old Point and Shoot gal: Sony CyberShot

I use a Wacom Bamboo Tablet.

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My favorite product and best selling product are actually one and the same. I love when that happens!

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Here are some of my favorite products by Jenn

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

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Go have a look in Jenn’s Store and come tell us 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)!

As a thankyou to our readers, Jenn has given us this coupon code to share with all of you. It is good for 30% off any purchase (excludes some bundles and designer services). Expires December 31, 2010.

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The following layouts were created using AEther by Jenn Ck Designs which is included in THE DIGI FILES during November.  You can grab yours in the store or via subscription.

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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Darcy Baldwin Angel Baby font
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Magazines we Love

I (Katie) think it’s safe to say that the team here and our readers at The Daily Digi are pretty big fans of technology! We love our computers (desktops & laptops), external hard drives, smart phones, and even ipads.  But we also appreciate the things that don’t come with plugs like books and magazines. When I asked our team about their favorite magazines, the overwhelming response was that they still prefer print magazines. I feel the same way. There is something fun about getting a new magazine to flip through. I especially enjoy subscribing to a few of them because it’s like getting little gifts in my mailbox throughout the year.

Here are some of our favorite magazines. These are not affiliate links, but each image will take you to the official website for each publication in case you want to find out more about that particular magazine.

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Real Simple Magazine. Jenn says “The only magazine I subscribe to is Real Simple. I adore this magazine! It has such useful tips and tricks for just about everything from organizing and decorating to cooking and shopping. Plus it’s just just pretty to look at, too:)”

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Taste of Home Magazine. Heddy says “This is a recipe magazine. The best part about it, for me, is that the magazine recipes are reader submitted. It gives it a personal touch that I really enjoy. I also like that almost every recipe has a beautiful photo with it. Some really inspire me to cook!”

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Mac Life Magazine. Rachael says “ The only non-scrapping magazines I subscribe to would still be considered digi, I suppose- Mac Life and MacWorld. My husband and I love to read about the new things Apple has coming and find new accessories. I do prefer to read magazines in print.”

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Macworld Magazine.For all things Mac related.

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Newsweek Magazine is one of Karen’s favorites.

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Today’s Parent is a Canadian magazine that is a favorite for both Heddy and Tara.

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Parenting magazine is one of Karen’s favorites.

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Martha Stewart Living Magazine is one that I love to read. I always find something inspiring!

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Whole Living Magazine (published by Martha Stewart’s company) is a favorite of Lauren’s.

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Creating Keepsakes magazine is loved by Melissa S. and Heddy.

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Scrapbooks Etc. is a frequent read for Heddy.

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Better Homes and Gardens Magazine is one that I subscribe to. I like the mixture of articles, recipes, and home decorating ideas.

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Scrapbooking Memories Magazine is an Australian publication that Melissa S. loves to read.

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National Geographic Magazine. Heddy says “My daughter really likes going through the photos with me and we talk about the different animals and places in the world that we see in the magazine.”

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Now I’m in the mood to sit in a big comfy chair with a pile of magazines. Sounds so relaxing!

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