I am so happy to have Kristin joining us again in THE DIGI FILES!! Kristin was a contributor in one of the very first issues of the files and it’s super fun to have some of these fabulous designers back! I love Kristin’s designs, especially her colors but also her fun elements and gorgeous papers (I am dying over the red patterned papers in this kit). Let’s take a closer look
at “I Love Cocoa”:
Here are some inspirational layouts created by our team using “I Love Cocoa”:
Layout by Trina, additional supplies: In the News Alpha – Tracie Stroud; Tag You’re Stitched Alpha – Amber Clegg; Cindy’s Layered Templates Set No. 71 by Cindy Schneider; Font – Nyala
Layout by Tara, additional supplies: Template 05 from Jessica Sprague
Layout by Jacki
Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Allison Pennington Keen alpha
Layout by Lauren, additional supplies: djb gimme space font
Hybrid card by Sunghee
You can see many more inspirational layouts using this collection on the Team Inspiration page.
My name is Kristin and I live in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. I live in a really small mountain town and just love it here. We have been here about 5 years and plan to stay here for as long as we can! I have two kids. A daughter who is seven and a son who is 2. When I am not designing or attempting to scrapbook I enjoy going for day trips with my family.
I almost ALWAYS scrap with templates – I am not ashamed!
Here is a great tip – great for designing or scrapping if you use photoshop you can select layers easily if you have your tool on the move tool and then right click on a layer element. You will see a list brought up that displays the top layer and all the layers underneath. This is a very quick way to go through your layers instead of relying on the layer palette or using auto select which sometimes will select a layer that you don’t want.
I started scrapbooking in may of 2003. Scrapbook-Bytes had opened a few months prior and I found it through a mommy board. I was wanting to start scrapbooking as my daughter was 3 months old but wasn’t sure I wanted to spend the money on paper supplies. Once I found out about digital scrapbooking I was hooked! Of course I did have to purchase a new computer fairly quickly as the one I had at the time only had 42mb of ram!
Colors and themes mostly. I love to create theme kits as I find my ideas come out more, I have more fun with the elements and don’t get stuck in a rut as much.
I use an imac. I have had it 3.5 years now and couldn’t be happier. I have 4gb of ram. I am still running OS tiger – haven’t upgraded to leopard yet!
I mainly use adobe photoshop but I do use illustrator from time to time. I really want to get better at drawing this next year! I went to college and I do have a certificate in visual art but drawing has never been my forte.
I use a Nikon D80.
I have a Wacom Bamboo Fun.
Here are some of my favorite products by Kristin
Here’s some inspirational layouts using Kristin’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Go have a look in Kristin’s Store! We will randomly select a winner from the 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, Kristin has created this coupon to share with all of us: