Traci Reed: A Heap of Exhausted


I am uber excited to welcome back Traci Reed to The Digi Files this month! I have been a long time fan of Traci’s and find myself using and reusing her designs in my layouts all the time! I love Traci’s color schemes, her beautiful patterned papers, and her versatile theming. Let’s take a closer look at “Hello Goodbye” that is included in The Digi Files this month:


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!dotsHere are some layouts created using Traci Reed’s contribution:

Layout by Kimberly M. Supplies: Hello Goodbye by Traci Reed.
LO2Layout by Aaron. Supplies: Hello Goodbye by Traci Reed; Template by Sara Gleason and A Happy Little Font by Darcy Baldwin and Jenn Barrette.
Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Hello Goodbye by Traci Reed.
Layout by Kim. Supplies: Hello Goodbye by Traci Reed; Template by Studio Fizzy Pop. Font is 2Peas Sunshine. Stitching by Gina Miller.
Layout by Heather. Supplies: Hello Goodbye by Traci Reed; June Foundation Template by Crystal Livesay. The Liana by Heather Hess. Shadowing Styles by Sahlin Studio.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
My name is Traci Reed and I’ve made it my life’s mission to help inspire as many lovingly-crafted, story-rich scrapbook pages as I can. I want my designs to be the springboard to beautiful scrapbook pages that capture all the emotion, details and love you put into your pages.

A little about me, I’m a wife, mother, maid, chef, chauffeur, entrepreneur and artist. My husband Patrick and I live in sunny Northern California with our three boys Karsten, Josiah and Finn. We have 1 rescued mini pincher/terrier mix puppy named Abby and that’s about all I can handle! Between taking the boys to school, karate and all the other extracurriculars, I somehow find time to come up with new digital scrapbooking product each week. When I’m not working, I love to craft, read, cook, knit or crochet, or just pass out in a heap of exhausted mommy on the couch!





I created this baby book of my son’s first year purely using one template over and over again! I loved the uniform, yet varied look of rotating and changing the template each month with his monthly birthday photos and I think it came together in a really lovely way!


I’ve been scrapbooking since I was a little girl, first with some stamp company named “Dotz” or something like that, and then my sister sold Creative Memories for a while. I went digital in 2004 when I happened to find the digital scrapbooking issue from Simple Scrapper and I never looked back! I started designing at the end of 2004 when I decided I needed more than just freebies but was too broke to buy what I wanted!

Mostly color and everyday life. I love to make products that can be used for many purposes and that express emotion through color!

Computer: I have an iMac that’s running Snow Leopard. I have 4 gigs of ram, and a terabyte hard drive. The Screen is a backlit LCD (like an iPad) and I couldn’t be happier. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my iMac.
Program: I use Adobe CS4, Photoshop and Illustrator mostly.
Camera: Canon 7D, she’s my precious.
Anything Else: nope

Did you know that Photoshop has spell check built right in? I’m always shocked at how many people don’t realize it! It’s right there under Edit>Check Spelling!

My favorite product right now has to be my trio of kits that I called the Resolve To Grow collection. I set out to do a set of kits that encompassed resolutions that had a deeper meaning. Three kits about Faith, Family and Creativity are what came out of that idea. I love their colors and shabby chic-ness and they mean a lot to me because they signify a point in my career where I really embraced change and my own creativity.


I love My Home Is Where You Are because I think it’s the most universal, all encompassing kit I’ve ever made. I wanted to make a kit that EVERYONE could use and we all have family or a spouse or our kids that we feel this way about. I chose very neutral colors and went with elegant, simple elements and it just came out exactly how I envisioned.


Here are some of my favorite products by Traci Reed:






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

Save 30% off Traci Reed’s store with coupon code TDD_Coupon30 (expires July 1).

Go have a look in Traci Reed’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)!