Dianne Rigdon: A Kit Is Born


Dianne Rigdon is one of those designers that will always have a special place in my heart. She was one of the first designers and digi scrappers that I got to know in digiland in 2004. I remember admiring her designs and her layouts as a brand new digital scrapbooker. She once made some super fun, shabby, paisley brushes that I had requested in a forum and I was over the moon with excitement! Over the years, I have been able to work with Dianne at various sites and projects and appreciate her as person as much as I do a designer. I have always loved Dianne’s shabby, weathered style and it is a thrill for me to welcome her  back to The Digi Files again. Let’s take a closer look at “Be Merry” that is included in The Digi Files this month:


Here are some layouts created using Dianne Rigdon Design’ contribution:

LO1Layout by Kim. Supplies: Be Merry by Dianne Rigdon Design; Template by Cindy Schneider.
LO2Layout by Karen. Supplies: Be Merry by Dianne Rigdon Design; Word art by Ali Edwards.
LO3Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Be Merry by Dianne Rigdon Design; Suzy Q by CD Muckosky (alpha); doodles by Lauren Reid.
LO4Layout by Katie. Supplies: Be Merry by Dianne Rigdon Design.
LO5Layout by Anne. Supplies: Be Merry by Dianne Rigdon Design; Ttemplate by Yin.

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

Dianne Rigdon is a wife of 20 years and mom of three kids and two dogs.





This one is SORTA hybrid…..I painted Ian’s room then scrapped it. lol

LOMMHappy Day kit.

I was doing some web design. I was looking for resources (pre-google lol) and I stumbled upon digital scrapbooking sites. One was Scrapbook Bytes. I joined up, signed on, plugged in, and the rest is history. 😉 That was 2004 I believe.

Well I love the process so I can keep coming back to it. What gets me started is just some crazy idea will come into my head – either a style I want to emulate or a theme from a magazine or something in real life. I just sort of get a flash and have to quick write it down and pretty soon, if I have the time, a kit is born. 😉

Computer: I’m a PC. 😉 I have a nice big view sonic monitor and a screamin fast gateway fx.

Program: Still using PSCS3.

Camera: Canon. I hardly take pictures anymore. Why is that? I need to get back to it.

OhLife.com is a great way to keep track of life’s daily stories. I haven’t started using it but I love the concept. You get a daily email and you can quickly journal the highlights of your day. This would make it easier to do a day in the life or a photo a day or whatever projects you want to get involved with. All the extra stuff is stripped away – it’s just about the stories. You could use it as a final product or use it for scrap inspiration.

Ok I’ll pick Summer Livin because I adore this wallpaper I made with it – it’s still on my screen.
People are still buying kits from last year – it just trickles in here and there and I don’t analyze my kit sales because I am too busy to bother and I am afraid it will spoil my fun. 😉

Here are some of my favorite products by Dianne Rigdon:

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






Go have a look in Dianne Rigdon’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!