IN THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH LIBBY PRITCHETT

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I remember the first kit by Libby that I bought, it was “Maui Little Christmas” and I have loved her designs since.  Libby’s theming, colors, super fun patterns and elements make my heart melt each time!  I often find myself giggling or singing when I see the names of her kits, super fun!  Let’s take a closer look at “Here Comes The Sun” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

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Here are some layouts created using Libby’s contributions:

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Layout by Tara, Additional Supplies: Font-Gimmie Space by Lauren Reid Designs.

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Layout by Karen, Additional Supplies: Gina Miller template; Font is Lauren Reid Gimme Space

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Layout by Anne (Scrapping our National Day (Norway) with non-traditional colors).

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Layout by Jen, Additional Supplies: Messy Masks Vol. 5 by Jenn Lindsey, Font: Designer Notes.

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Layout by Heddy, Additional Supplies: Snowflake Clusters Freebie by Busy Bee Designs.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.

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My name is Libby Pritchett (formerly Weifenbach), and I live in Wichita, KS with my sweet husband Jeff.

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Unfortunately, I just don’t scrap as much as I used to. When I do scrap, I love to use templates. My digi scrapping style is much like my paper style:  clean and simple.

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I started paper scrapbooking in 1998 after my daughter was born. I was hooked instantly and ended up working with several paper scrapping companies and magazines before deciding that I wanted to attempt digital scrapping in 2006. I had recently gone back to work full-time as a dental assistant, and I needed something a little more streamlined for my limited scrapping time. I honestly didn’t think it would replace paper scrapping for me, but boy was I wrong!

After digi scrapping for 2 years, I decided to try my hand at designing because the hours of my full-time job didn’t allow me a lot of time with my family. I was fortunate enough to have a designer friend who held my hand through the entire process.  She answered all my questions and helped me learn to design. I went out on a limb and left my full-time job to focus on designing. I was thrilled to open my very first store at Sweet Shoppe Designs just 2 months after starting my first kit. I’ve been at Sweet Shoppe almost 3 years now, and I truly can’t imagine going anywhere else.  The girls there are like family to me, and I am so blessed to call it my digi home.

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I’m inspired by song titles, movie quotes, or funny expressions. When I start a kit, more often than not I have a kit name in mind, and that’s what gets the creative juices flowing.

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I have a Dell Laptop with 4GB RAM, but I’m hoping to upgrade later this year. For designing, I mostly use Photoshop CS4, but I also have Illustrator CS4 and Art Rage. These days, the camera I use most often is a Nikon Coolpix L22, but I do have an old DSLR that I drag out from time to time.  It’s a Canon 10D. I use a Bamboo Fun tablet. I also back up my files online with Backblaze.

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When I’m looking for new creative team members, I like to browse through my designer gallery at Sweet Shoppe to see which customers have been using my products in a really creative way. I prefer to send personal invites as opposed to having a call. So, I would encourage everyone to post layouts to their favorite designers’ galleries. You never know when the designer will be looking to add to his or her CT or spotlight a customer in some way!

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My favorite product changes regularly, but right now I’m loving Olive Juice.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Libby:

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

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Go have a look in Libby’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, Libby has created this generous coupon to share with all of us!LibbyCoupon