Down This Road Again Designs: Going On My Honeymoon

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I’m excited to be welcoming Down This Road Designs to The Digi Files this month! When I looked through her store for the first time, I was in love with the fabulous theming and bold colors in many of her kits. She can rock the boy kits, but also does some pretty cool things with flowers (this month’s contribute is a prime example). Let’s take a closer look at “Blooming” 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!

clip_image001_thumb312Here are some layouts created using Down This Road Designs’ contribution:

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Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Blooming by Down This Road Designs; Wavy Strips and Paths by Scrapping with Liz.
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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Blooming by Down This Road Designs; Fonts: DJB Miss Jayne Aire by Darcy Baldwin.
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Layout by Kim. Supplies: Blooming by Down This Road Designs; Fonts: P22 Garamouche, CK Peace Out Filled and Pea Times New Camileon.
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Layout by Karen. Supplies: Blooming by Down This Road Designs; Page Rims 3 by Lauren Reid and template by Studio Fizzy Pop.

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Layout by SharonS, additional supplies: Sketch: tracermajig, Mask, Border: Scrapgirls, Font: Rough Typewriter

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

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Hi! I’m Angie of Down This Road Designs. I live in Sandy, Utah with my husband of 17 years and my 2 children. I love being creative with paper, scissors, paint, and anything that has do be done with my hands. I like to read, take photos, and spend time with my family. I love to preserve my families memories too.

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My daughter spent about a month learning about Amelia Earhart for a project at school. During this time I had a request from a creative team member to create a first flight kit for air travel. I was excited to mix in a few elements that would go along with my daughters report. I love this layout because it showcases my daughter and her excitement that she had for learning about this incredible woman! I loved scrapping the photos and the memories that we will enjoy for years to come.

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I started paper scrapping in 1997 after going on my honeymoon to Disney World. I had so many fun memories and photos that I wanted to have them all in one place. I stumbled upon digital scrapping in 2005 while looking for clip art and fonts for my paper scrapping. As I learned more about what digital scrapbooking was….I was very excited about how it all worked and in no time I was hooked.

I started designing after participating in a design contest at ScrapMatters in 2009. I did not pass the first round, but the design bug bit me and I was in love with designing elements and papers.

I have been creating digital kits since then and loving every minute. I decided to join the Design Star contest at ScrapMatters again in 2011 and was chosen to be one of the winners of the contest. I joined the Design Team at ScrapMatters and have been selling my designs there since March of 2011. I also sell my designs at my own website – Downthisroaddesigns.com

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I am inspired by almost everything around me. My kids and the things they do and say inspire me the most. I love to browse through magazines, brochures, coloring books, and pinterest to find color combinations and inspiration.

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Computer: I use a personal computer. HP G60 laptop. It runs with Windows 7.
Program: I design in Photoshop CS4
Camera: I have a Nikon D80
Anything Else: I have a Wacom Bamboo fun tablet that I use for designing and scrapping.

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My favorite scrapping tip is the place feature in Photoshop. By importing your papers and elements with the place feature, you get your items placed in on your layout at just the right size. This is very useful especially if you scrap in a smaller size than 12 x 12.
File>place>browse to your file

I also think that shadows are what make your layouts. I will see a stunning layout and try to pinpoint what it is about that layout that just knocks my socks off. It is almost always the shadows that have been applied.

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I love the yellow, grey, and teal colors in this kit!!! I have never really been a fan of yellow. And after creating this kit, I am loving it!!! The timeless elements are beautiful and elegant. I love using this kit to scrap all of my heritage layouts.

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I love this kit because my kids spend hours in the spring decorating our sidewalk with chalk. The art only lasts for a little while so I was so excited to have a way to preserve them with this fun kit. I love the bright colors and the fun chalk elements.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Down This Road Designs:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Down This Road Designs’ products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Use the coupon code 4DD_DTRD to receive 25% off your purchase at Down This Road Designs’ personal store (expires June 15, 2012).

Go have a look in Down This Road Designs’ 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)!