Christine Chodil: Mostly Good

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I’m very happy to be welcoming back Christine to The Digi Files again. Christine has a very sleek, modern style with a shabby twist. I love the colors she uses in her designs and the unique elements she creates. Our team loved working with her contribution! Let’s take a closer look at “On This Day” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

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This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks! All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month!

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Here are some layouts created using Christine Chodil’s contribution:

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: On This Day by Christine Chodil; Fonts: Free Spirit by CD Muckosky.
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Layout by Katie. Supplies: On This Day by Christine Chodil; Slip in mat and page protector by Traci Reed; Font: Traveling Typewriter.
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Layout by Anne. Supplies: On This Day by Christine Chodil; Fonts: Palatino and Traveling Typewriter.

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Layout by SharonS, additional supplies: Template: Connie Prince, Fonts: Birth of a Hero, CK Cindy

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Layout by Cynthia

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

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Hi, I’m Christine Chodil. I am a designer, magazine addict, and mother of two young children who like to create zip lines in the family room using furniture, a broom, and a sand pail. Did I mention they are 4 years old and 2 years old? I have a wonderful husband who supports my creative quirks, a house in the suburbs, and a golden retriever. Life is good, and exhausting; but mostly good.

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I found digital scrapbooking almost five years ago, before my daughter was born. I just ate up all the tutorials I could find, because I loved playing around with photos and backgrounds and elements and blending. After a couple of years I decided to dip my toes into designing my own digi products and I instantly fell in love with creating patterns and putting together color palettes.

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Interior design magazines, the wacky things my children do, a funny phrase, a cool color combination… Pretty much anything can give me inspiration for a product, but color absolutely rules my world. I. love. color.

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Computer: I have a 15″ MacBook Pro that runs on Lion, with 4 GB RAM, 500GB hardrive and and two external harddrives- one is a dedicated back up.

Program: I design in PSCS4 and Illustrator.

Camera: Nikon D90 and an iPhone 4

Anything Else: I love my Wacom Intous tablet.

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Here’s a very simple photography tip: regularly step in front of the camera. So often those of us behind the camera don’t like to be the ones having our photos taken, but the more you make a habit of it, the easier it gets. OK, so not every photo you end up in is going to capture you on a good day. However, the odds are that the more photos you take, the better the chances you will like a few of them!

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Reflection Papers. I love the way the colors and patterns turned out in this paper pack. The colors were chosen by the CatScrap team for our Winter Catwalk, and for me they inspired a sense of calm and retrospection. The walls of my home are covered in these colors.

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I think my Simple Dates 365 are my most popular product. I think most scrappers like to fill their stash with a few simple basics, and these don’t expire at the end of the year!
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Here are some of my favorite products by Christine Chodil:

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

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Save 20% off Christine Chodil’s store for the month of April with code cchodil_take20.

Go have a look in Christine Chodil’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)!