Micheline Martin: Fresh Eyes

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Micheline Martin was in one of the very first issues of The Digi Files over two and a half years ago and I’m so excited to welcome her back!  My team LOVED Micheline’s contribution this month and had so much fun creating with it! Micheline’s fun, shabby, modern style is so fun to work with and the theming in “Geek Chic” resonated with each of us! Let’s take a closer look at “Geek Chic” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

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Here are some layouts created using Micheline Martin’s contribution:

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Layout by Kim. Supplies: “Geek Chic” by Micheline Martin and included in The Digi Files #33.
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Layout by Heddy. Supplies: “Geek Chic” by Micheline Martin and included in The Digi Files #33; Patti Knox’s Digital Art Journaling class.
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Layout by Karen. Supplies: “Geek Chic” by Micheline Martin and included in The Digi Files #33; Template by Lynn-Marie Favreau.
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Layout by Melissa. Supplies: “Geek Chic” by Micheline Martin and included in The Digi Files #33; Summer Swim template by Emily Merritt; Font: The Girl From Alaska by Heather Hess.
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Layout by Tara. Supplies: “Geek Chic” by Micheline Martin and included in The Digi Files #33; Font: PT Sans.

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

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My Name is Micheline Martin. I was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario, Canada where I  am still living and raising my children alongside my amazing husband of 8 years, Mystaya who is 8 and Logan who is 6. I currently run a in-home daycare and have been for 6 years now. I also design in my free time. I am honored to have been asked to participate in the digi files.

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It all started for me 6 weeks after my son was born, I was in a “mommy forum” online and we would make sig tags with pictures of our children in them. I found myself wanting to know how to make the items that were used in the tags and really haven’t looked back since 🙂 Actually what suprises most people is that I do not scrap, I haven’t scrapped in gosh I don’t even know how long, I’ve only made a total of like 10 layouts. I always found scrapping so much harder then designing.

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Everything around me inspires me, magazines, my children’s clothes/books/toys, tv, pretty much anything and everything.

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Computer: I use a dell inspiron 1545 and have 4GB of RAM.
Software: My Must have is PSP9 (I am self tought and have never upgraded lol) and PSE 8.
Camera: My iphone4 🙁 my camera is broken and I am saving up for a Canon.
Anything Else: I use a Wacom Tablet, but rarely ever use it.

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Try not to design in the wee hours in the morning always use “fresh” eyes. When staying up until the wee hours in the morning to finish that kit, make sure to ALWAYS double check your work after a good nights sleep, I don’t know how many times I have been half asleep and accidentally saved a png as a jpg or forgot to save the paper that took me hours to do.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Micheline Martin:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Micheline Martin’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
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Go have a look in Micheline Martin’s store! We will randomly select a winner from the comments to win $10.00 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!