I’ve been a fan of Digital Essentials since I found the site in 2004! For a long time, being on Gina’s teams was a dream of mine. I was thrilled when I was accepted to be a part of her CT in 2007 and stayed with her until shortly after the launch of The Daily Digi (I cannot believe her oldest is graduating from high school…I still remember his middle school graduation!). Gina is definitely a seasoned veteran in the digital design industry. She has always had a clean, simple, shabby style that I have find so inspiring and easy to scrap with. I find myself thinking, “Wow! What a great idea for an element!” when I look at her previews. Gina is just as sweet as she is talented and I am thrilled to be welcoming her back Let’s take a closer look at “Restoration” that is included in The Digi Files this month:
Restoration is included in The Digi Files and Digi Game during January 2012. You can get a copy by becoming a member.
Here are some layouts created using Gina Cabrera’s contribution:
Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Restoration by Gina Cabrera; Hope Collab (template).
Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Restoration by Gina Cabrera; Fonts: Traveling Typewriter.
Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Restoration by Gina Cabrera; Freehand doodles by Lauren.
Layout by Aaron. Supplies: Restoration by Gina Cabrera; Fresh Cut (template) by Sara Gleason.
Layout by Kim. Supplies: Restoration by Gina Cabrera; Template by Cindy Schneider; Font: Beanpole by DJB Fontography.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
My name is Gina Cabrera. I am a wife and mom to two wonderful boys. My oldest son (18) is leaving for Air Force basic training in less than one month. I am so going to miss him
I live in sunny Phoenix, Arizona and love to go fishing and camping with my family.
I decided to go back through some older photos and found these of my oldest son’s first dance. They weren’t the best quality so I decided to tightly crop them and use elements that reflected his personality.
Supplies: All by DDE.
I started paper scrapping when my first son was born in 1993. In 2002, I purchased my first digital camera and decided to create my own Christmas photo card. I immediately fell in love with creating my own designs and enjoyed the challenge of making my digital layouts look like paper. Wanting to share my designs with others, I launched my site Digital Design Essentials in 2004.
I am really inspired by magazine ads and junk mail.
Computer: Windows XP 64bit, AMD Athlon Dual Core, 3.21 GHz, 7.50 GB of RAM
Program: Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS2
Camera: Nikon D70 with a kit lens, 50mm and 70-300.
Anything Else: 6X11 Wacom Intuos 3
In Photoshop, I use clipping masks for almost everything. Creating paper piecings, recoloring elements, creating patterns and so much more. Can’t live without ctr+alt+g.
A favorite kit of mine is Photographic Memory. I love the playfulness and the quirky nature of it. The colors were inspired by a retro ad. I love retro colors.
I went out of my comfort zone while creating this kit and am so glad I did. I learned quite a bit and have grown in my designing since then. The colors were inspired by primary school colors.
Here are some of my favorite products by Gina Cabrera:
Go have a look in Gina Cabrera’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)!