I instantly fell in love with Elisa’s clean, retro, minimal design style. I found it refreshing! I am excited to share her work in The Digi Files this month! Let’s take a closer look at her contribution:
Our team really rocked this kit, let’s take a look at some inspiration using “My New Neighbor”:
Layout by Karen
Layout by Jenn, additional supplies: Pea Sandra Dee and Chocolate Box fonts
Layout by Anne, additional supplies: template by designs by Cindy Schneider
Layout by Katie, additional supplies: Template by Darcy Baldwin. Font is DJB TracyScript
Layout by Heddy, additional supplies: Grow With Love Kids Edition template by Crystal Livesay available at OScraps
You can see more inspirational layouts using this collection on the Team Inspiration page.
I’m Elisa Hubbard, or Lisa around here & with my family. I live in a tiny town in Indiana that my family has lived in forever.
I’m 24 and am a self-employed photographer. My studio opened in Feb of 2009 & I’m loving it!
I’m not married yet, nor do I have kids, but I have an older brother and a younger sister and lots & lots of cousins & aunts & uncles.
This may seem like a strange tip, but it is something I use whenever I’m making a layout or creating previews for products.
In PS there is a little window for “navigation” & it shows a thumbnail of what you are working on. I tend to use this as
a guide for the placement of things. Normally I’ll scrap a page, then select all the layers and move them around. It’s this
little thumbnail image that I’ll watch as I move things around. My reasoning is if I like how it looks in a thumbnail I’m
more likely to like it when it’s full size. Believe me, it helps and even a small adjustment makes a difference. Weird huh?
Well I started with paper scrapping when I was in 8th grade when my twin cousins were born, so I was 13. I scrapped all
the time until I went to college & didn’t have the time. Last May, 2009, on iNSD I happened on a digital scrapbooking
site and knew that was the thing for me. I didn’t get crazy addicted until last October after finding a place that fit
my style & personality more as a scrapper & got more inspired. I knew when I started scrapping though that designing
might be a good fit, so last November, after Thanksgiving, I gave it a go and set up my own store in December. (So this
happens to be my digi-anniversary for designing!) In January I got invited to my first store, ScrapInsider, & then in
April I applied to Mscraps & got accepted just in time to open for my birthday & my official digi-anniversary. I guess
the rest is history. I’m still an addict. Love designing. Love scrapping.
I know this sounds generic.. but everything. My twin cousins are probably my biggest inspiration in anything that I do.
But Songs, lyrics, the way the light hits something, a phrase in a book. Really anything inspires me. I follow a ton of
blogs too for all kinds of inspiration for photography & design.
Looking it up….I use a Windows HP Pavilion dv9700 Laptop that I got in 2008. Intel Core 2 Duo 2ghz processor. 4 GB Ram. And not enough hard drive space!
I started designing & doing layouts in Photoshop CS3, but this year I’m using CS5. Also do some of my designing in Illustrator CS5.
I use both the Canon 20D & Canon40D, & recently got a point&shoot as well, Canon G11. My favorite lens is my 60mm Macro.
I do have a tablet.. Wacom Intuos 3 Graphics Tablet. I’ve had it for probably 5 years. When I first got it I hardly used it, but
now I use it for little doodles & handwritten wordart. Still getting the hang of all it can do. I still scrap with a mouse though. 🙂
My favorite would have to be my Remember Being Small collection. It was just where an idea & inspiration & everything came together exactly how I imagined it in my head. Plus it’s about an idea that always has the power to grab me. I guess I like to follow the kid inside me sometimes & dream imaginary worlds.
Here are some of my favorite products by Elisa
Here’s some inspirational layouts using Elisa’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Go have a look in Elisa’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, Elisa has created this coupon to share with all of us!