IN THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH MISS MINT

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Miss Mint for a long time was quite the mystery around digiland! For a very long time, no one knew her first name or what she looked like.  All of the photos we saw of her were strategic in covering up her face.  She’s so cute though, don’t you think?  I just love the colors Miss Mint uses and her flair for combining doodled and extracted elements into one kit!  She does all of the above in “iRock” which is the last collection to be revealed from The Digi Files this month.  Let’s take a closer look:

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This is just ONE of the SEVEN collections included in The Digi Files and when you become a member, you get a whole bunch of extra exclusive goodies and surprises!  These will only be available at this super, bargain price for a few more days, at the end of April, they are gone!  Here are some layouts created using Miss Mint’s contribution:

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Layout by Jacki; Additional Supplies: Font: Rub This!.

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Layout by Karen.

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Layout by Jen, Additional Supplies: Splatter Brushes by QBrushes; Glitter Style by Flergs; Font: DJB Karen.

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Layout by Heddy, Additional Supplies: Cindy’s Layered Templates Set 72 by Cindy Schneider.

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Layout by Sarah, additional supplies: Font is Smashtastic from Fonts for Peas

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

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Name: Pamela Fogul (aka Miss Mint)

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Free Time: Free time? What’s that?

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I don’t scrap often to be honest. I get my fix arranging the product previews but this is definitely my favorite page I’ve ever scrapped.

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SUPPLIES: Sk8erBoy Papers & Elements, PMP Challenge Template #1.

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To be perfectly honest I was never a scrapbooker. I attempted (and failed) to make a paper scrapbook ONCE 5+ years ago. Halfway through I thought there had to be a better way and I discovered digital scrapbooking. This was back in the day when digital scrapbooking had just begun to take off so there wasn’t nearly as much out there in terms of information and more importantly, tutorials as there is now. I was immediately excited about the idea of designing, not scrapping. I had been working as a graphic designer and had what I needed to get started so I just jumped right in and started building a store while figuring out how to design products at the same time. In April 2006, Peppermint Creative was launched. I was really just looking for a creative outlet and thought this would be a fun little hobby to occupy my time and hoped that it would at least make enough to cover my hosting costs! I never dreamed that five years later it would have become my passion and my full-time job! What’s not to love about a job that justifies jammies at work?

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Good question. I’m not sure, it just kind of comes and goes. Sometimes I feel super inspired and other times not so much. Most kits start with a color scheme that I’ve either seen or thought up and the rest just sort of happens from there. The kits really do design themselves…I just watch it all unfold and see what happens.

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I’ve always worked on a PC and just recently (cough, this summer) got a Mac. I’m still working on ‘the big move’. I’m having anxiety. I really don’t like change but the PC has just got to go. It’s near death. I can feel it.

My PC is an Intel Pentium 4 with 3 GB of RAM. I’ve always run a dual monitor set up (it’s non-negotiable) so with both the PC and the Mac on my desk I’ve got 4 screens going so it does look like I’m some kind of serious computer hacker. I’ll be glad to get some desk space back eventually. The new computer is a Mac Pro Quad-Core.

When it comes to software and accessories, I use Photoshop CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3, my Wacom Tablet, HP 4850 scanner, Canon ip4300 printer and Silhouette SD.

My Canon Rebel XT is still kicking. I use it quite a bit with the following lenses: 50mm f/1.8, 17-85mm f/1.4-5.6, 75-300mm f/1.4-5.6 and the 430EX Speedlite external flash. I hope to upgrade to the 7d soon! I recently got the Olympus Pen E-PL1 which is one of the new DSLR/point and shoot hybrids. It’s pretty cool!

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One of my favorite Photoshop tips is that you can create custom workspace presets. Once you’ve arranged all your palettes how you like them on your screen (or removed the ones you don’t use), select WINDOW>WORKSPACE>Save Workspace. Give your workspace a name and then you can easily access it at any time in the same menu. It saves the exact location, placement and spacing for how you arrange your palettes. This is particularly helpful if you use Photoshop for more than one function. For example I have a workplace preset for designing and a different set up for photography.

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Every time I make something new, more often than not it becomes my new favorite product. Honest to goodness I REALLY love the iRock Kit that I did for The Digi Files. Aside from that I am loving the COLOR CODE Collection (it’s HUGE!) because it’s so completely versatile. You can mix it and match it to create endless color combinations for pretty much any occasion or theme.

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My best selling kit is still Rainbow Joy. Everybody LOVES this one 😉

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Here are some of my favorite products by Miss Mint:

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Here are some of Miss Mint’s all-time favorite layouts made with her stuff. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Go have a look in Miss Mint’s store! We will randomly select a winner from the comments to win $15 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!