IN THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH SHAWNA CLINGERMAN

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I am super thrilled to be welcoming Shawna Clingerman to The Digi Files this month!! I have been a long time fan!  I love her use of colors, patterns, and themes…they just make me happy!  Let’s take a look at her contribution to The Digi Files during February:

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This collection is available in the store and through subscriptions during Febuary.  It’s one of SEVEN collections and you get them ALL for only $7.50 with the Playbook or $5.00 without.  Such a GREAT deal!!!  Here are some layouts created with “Chipper”:

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image Layout by Jenn, additional supplies: Nee Sissy Lynn font
image Layout by Tara, additional supplies: fonts CK Ali’s Writing and Comic Sans
image Layout by Lauren, additional supplies: topography set no.10 by valorie wibbens, djb gimme space font by lauren reid & darcy baldwin
image Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Meredith Fenwick template; font is Pea Devon Caps

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

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Name: Shawna Clingerman

Hometown: Vancouver, Washington

Family: Married to my super awesome computer geek hubby, George; and mommy to my 4 little knights in shining armor, Gareth (10), Owen (7), Reece (6) and Tennyson (3).

Love to spend my “free time” going out with my girlfriends, rockin’ out to Shiny Toy Guns, reading a good book, and maybe even crafting if I can find an excuse to. In reality I end up spending my waking hours running at the gym, cooking dinners that my boys may or may not actually eat, trying to avoid getting buried alive by piles of laundry, snuggling the little guy, chillin’ with the big guys, and of course, designing! My life is filled to the brim and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Two words for you “Dani Mogstad” seriously this girl is THE reason I started scrapbooking at all, and she’s held my hand every step of the way from starting to scrapbook to learning digi scrapping, to encouraging me to be try my little tablet as a designer. I’ve loved “crafting” my whole life, but I was a bit overwhelmed at the idea of stepping into the scrap world. Dani and I met through our hubbies who have been working together for the last 5 or so years… and the rest is history!

I was a digi scrapper for a year or so when I started doodling with a sharpie and scanning it in to make little freebies for my little blog – one day the hubby surprised me and came home with a shiny new tablet! From there my doodles got less and less choppy and eventually Theresa over at NDISB convinced me to start actually putting my doodles up for sale. I’ve been at SweetShoppe since the beginning where I was lucky enough to be one of the original Sugar Babes, so when there was a spot open for a new designer I was able to wrangle my way in! For me, it has always been the encouragement of some really incredible old souls in the designer world that got me to where I am today!

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My primary inspiration from the get-go has always been my boys, there is often an adorable photo that gets me thinking about what the perfect kit would be to scrap it! Nothing is more fun for me than scrapping with a kit I made especially for my pic. I also find myself really inspired by adorable little what-nots that I see when I’m out and about, a really awesome ad, a cute hoodie, or a piece of artwork I run into. All those things can really get my mojo churning.

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I use a Dell laptop to design. Although Dells aren’t necessarily the most hardy supercomputer out there, they are the most affordable and getting a refurbished Dell allows me to upgrade every few years… For me nothing beats a shiny new laptop and the one I’m using now is a mega 17 incher, so I’ve got loads of room to spread out my files. I have 6.0 GB of Ram, and Windows 7 is my new BFF. I loooove Windows 7 so much that I’m pretty sure I could have my own “I’m a PC and Windows 7 was my idea” commercial.

I am still back in the Dark Ages with CS2, but I was so proud when I saved my designing pennies up to go buy it that I’m a little attached. I go back and forth between Illustrator to draw and Photoshop to design.

I have a second hand Rebel XT that I got a few years back. It’s still going strong so I’m perfectly content with it. I own only one extra lens, my simple Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, that I pretty much use exclusively.

My Bamboo Fun Wacom tablet has been my steady companion for quite some time now, at Christmas I moved up to a Bamboo Touch and I’m super thrilled with it!

favoriteproduct3 I am still in love with “Colorfall”  it’s very me bright colors, rich textures, and lots of fun:

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“Beautimous Spring” has been one of my top sellers:

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Here are some of my favorite products by Shawna

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

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