Erica Zane: A Fan Of…

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I love Erica Zane’s Designs! I loe her vintage/retro feel of her kits, her happy themes, and her great sense of color (also happy)! After reading her interview, I’m sure you will agree with me that her positive attitude is pretty contagious! I am thrilled to have Erica joining us this month in The Dig Files!!  Let’s take a closer look at “Never Forget” and “Dated With Love” that are 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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Layout by Jen. Supplies: Never Forget {kit} and Dated With Love {date stamps} by Erica Zane; Template (modified) freebie by Kay Miller, DJB JenLin font.
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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Never Forget {kit} and Dated With Love {date stamps} by Erica Zane; Kitty Designs template (altered).; Font: ostrich sans rounded.
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Layout by Aaron. Supplies: Never Forget {kit} and Dated With Love {date stamps} by Erica Zane; Template by Lauren Reid, A Happy Little Font by Darcy Baldwin and Jenn Barrette.
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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Never Forget {kit} and Dated With Love {date stamps} by Erica Zane.
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Layout by Kimberly M. Supplies: Never Forget {kit} and Dated With Love {date stamps} by Erica Zane.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
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My name is Erica Zane and I live in Northern Virginia (just a bit outside Washington DC) with my wonderful hubby and our 4 crazy cute kids. We have 2 boys and 2 girls ranging from 2-10 years old. We also have a lizard and some fish. 😉

I am of course addicted to designing & digital scrapbooking…I also love taking photos of my kids (when I remember to step away from my computer!), exploring nature trails with my family, reading (again, when I remember to step away from my computer). My favorite place to be is the beach and my favorite people to hang out with are my family. I’m pretty hermit-ish and enjoy being at home, I don’t mind the occasional trip to Target though!

You might also notice I am a fan of run-on sentences, the exclamation point, smilies, LOLs, and these 3 dots… 🙂

 

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First of all, I love this photo of my daughter…it takes a lot to get a normal smile from her when the camera is out! When I saw the kit I immediately knew it was just what I needed, the colors are so her! The pieced together, random mix of goodies is also so her which is why this is one of my favorite LOs at the moment.

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I have been paper scrapping on and off since high school. I’ve always loved taking photos and creating. One day I was looking online for scrapbooking supplies and saw a digital tab. I was intrigued..and honestly, I think it was pretty much love at first sight, and I’ve been hooked ever since. {I think it was 2006.} I started designing less than a year after that and the love affair continues.

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Colors! I do not look at anything the same since I started designing! I can see the random-est thing & be like oh, that would be an awesome kit! Luckily my hubby is used to such things by now and only laughs occasionally. 😉

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Computer: I use a desktop PC with Windows 7, 4GIG RAM and a 21″ monitor.
Program: Photoshop & Illustrator CS5
Camera: Canon Rebel XT
Anything Else: Every now and then I use a Staples brand tablet someone gave to me like 10 years ago, lol! I usually just use my mouse! 🙂

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I know some people are intimidated by extractions, but it doesn’t have to be hard and it can make for a fun LO! Everyone has their own way of extracting…I like to use the lasso tool. The best way to do it is to zoom in & work in small chunks. If you try to extract the whole photo at once it gets too intense, especially if one of your kids comes along & bumps your arm when you were almost done and you lose it all…just sayin’. 😉

I use the regular lasso tool and hold the alt button as I go…that way I can go freehand if I hold down the mouse button or I can click from point to point for bigger areas. After I extract my subject I ctrl-click the layer to select my extraction then I inverse it and go to select-modify-smooth and type in 10-20 pixels (depending on the size of my image) click ok then hit the delete key. This cleans up some of the jagged points you might have created while extracting.

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With You was inspired by an afternoon blowing bubbles with my girls. Later that day (during naptime!) when I was on my computer I was thinking of the fun we’d had and came across a swatch I’d saved a few days earlier and it all just clicked! I think it’s my favorite because it’s got those memories associated with it plus the added bonus that I just LOVE the colors (especially the GREEN)!

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Goodness, it’s been so long – I don’t remember why I chose those particular colors – but my daughter has quite a few outfits in those colors so I was probably influenced by them! I just love how pretty and full of flowers and birds this one is. It reminds me of spring and summer and beautiful days in nature (without the scorching summer sun or spring downpours or allergies or nasty bugs – just the fun, pretty parts of those seasons!).

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Here are some of my favorite products by Erica Zane:

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

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Save 30% off Erica Zane’s store with code EZane@TDD-30, good through June 30, 2012.

Go have a look in Erica Zane’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)!

Inspired by Erica Zane

The following layouts were created using “Never Forget” by Erica Zane and included in The Digi Files during June, 2012:

Layout by Heddy, additional supplies: Pockets No. 3 templates and slip-ins by Valorie Wibbens; Layered Up In You Journal Cards by Lauren Grier; Everyday Storytelling Journal Templates by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Layout by Kim Lund, additional supplies: Template by Studio Fizzy Pop. Fonts are Pea Times New Camileon and News Gothic.
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Layout by SharonS, additional supplies: Template: Scrapping with Liz, Font: DJB Pippy

 

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Layout by Rikki, additional supplies: Gina Cabrera, Fonts: Jellyka Delicious Cake, Typenoksidi

 

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Layout by Jen. Supplies: Never Forget {kit} and Dated With Love {date stamps} by Erica Zane; Template (modified) freebie by Kay Miller, DJB JenLin font.

 

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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Never Forget {kit} and Dated With Love {date stamps} by Erica Zane; Kitty Designs template (altered).; Font: ostrich sans rounded.

 

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Layout by Aaron. Supplies: Never Forget {kit} and Dated With Love {date stamps} by Erica Zane; Template by Lauren Reid, A Happy Little Font by Darcy Baldwin and Jenn Barrette.

 

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Never Forget {kit} and Dated With Love {date stamps} by Erica Zane.

 

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Layout by Kimberly M. Supplies: Never Forget {kit} and Dated With Love {date stamps} by Erica Zane.

Fifteen Favorite Free Fonts for Scrapbook Page Titles

My favorite title trick is to use a fabulous font that finishes off the page with a flair. When I look for fonts to use for title work, I prefer bolder fonts with a little visual weight to them. It’s also important that they go with the general feeling of the page and work well with my journaling fonts. I’ve shared some of our favorite title fonts in a previous post, but I’ve found some new ones in the last few years that have made regular appearances on my layouts. Not only are all of the following fonts great for titles, they are also all FREE! I’m sure you’ll find at least a few that will become part of your title making toolbox!

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Here are the links to each font:

  1. Fenwick Outline
  2. Sketch Block
  3. Elise
  4. Café Rojo
  5. Seaside Resort
  6. Traveling Typewriter
  7. Pacifico
  8. Howser
  9. Too Much Paper
  10. Milk & Cereal
  11. MTF Base Outline
  12. Lauren Script
  13. Airplane
  14. Harlow Solid Italic
  15. Ostrich Sans Rounded

Check out some of our other font posts that will give you great ideas for titles:

What are YOUR favorite title fonts? We’d love to know! It doesn’t matter if they are free or paid fonts, just leave us the font name (and link if possible) in the comments. Fonts are SO much fun!

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River Rose: An Important Message

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I think one of my favorite things about River Rose Designs is her great sense of color! From bold and bright, to more subdued colors, she can design with them all! I also love how full her kits are with her adorable doodles and fun word art! I know many of you are shouting for joy to have one more great boy kit to add to your collection this month!! Let’s take a closer look at “Boy Stories” 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 River~Rose Designs’s contribution:

LO1Layout by Kimberly M. Supplies: Boy Stories by River~Rose Designs; Gonna Share my Story by Darcy Baldwin.
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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Boy Stories by River~Rose Designs; Template by Jenn Lindsey (altered) Font: Traveling Typewriter; Pioneer Woman Seventies photo action.
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Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Boy Stories by River~Rose Designs; Font: The Other Twin font by Heather Hess.
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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Boy Stories by River~Rose Designs; Boy Stories by River Rose Designs; Template from Memorabilia by Studio Jen Designs; Font: DJB Color Me Chic by Darcy Baldwin.
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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Boy Stories by River~Rose Designs.

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

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My real name Bobbie Smith although some mistake it for being Rose given my design name. I am 36, married to my long time best friend and have 4 children. My oldest and only daughter is 19, I have 3 sons ages 17, 14 and 12. They keep me busy the same as a toddler would just with different activities! I live in my original home state of Missouri but I did spend quite a few years in Kansas. I am happy to be back “home” again.

Other than my digital obsessions, I love gardening and many other crafts from paper crafts to sewing.

I can’t forget my fur babies either. We have 2 cats and 1 dog who are very much a part of our family.

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To start with, I used to find it very difficult to create with my own designs. I’m not sure why that is other than the fact that we are our own worst critics. However, after a while of getting creative and being more and more confident with my layout projects I found it easier to create with kits made by myself. So, when I created this kit my very first thought was that I wanted to tell the story of how my youngest son came to be. I had a blast creating it with all the paper clipped shapes and the journaling. I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out and the thought of my son looking back one day and reading it makes me smile.

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I’m this story repeats itself with many designers. I was a paper scrapper first. I was just starting out with paper when I found I needed some inspiration. I began looking online for some ideas and came across a website that offered a free scrapbook program and open gallery for all members. As I became more creative and learned more about digi-scrap I felt I needed more! I moved on to using photoshop and the more I learned the program the more I began to think about designing. It was so fun to learn and I created a lot just for the enjoyment of it. By April of 2008 I started selling designs at my very first store. I am now four years in, a lot more knowledgeable, still learning and couldn’t be more happy and more obsessed too! I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

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There are so many things to get inspiration from! I can be inspired by something my children say, for example, this is how I came up with my ‘You’re So Ninja’ kit! There are also events in my life that have inspired a kit like when my daughter graduated and left home it prompted the creation of ‘Letting Go’ Then there is my number one way of getting inspiration…colors! I have recently become a color fanatic! I do a lot of browsing on sites such as Pinterest, lots of crafting blogs and love Designs Seeds. I can use colors from photo’s I have as well. It’s great because I can always change the colors, add or subtract colors from the pallet to fit my needs. The possibilities are endless!

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Computer: The hardware details of my computer are left to my husband to decide since we buld {or He} builds our own computers rather than buying proprietary. This way we can switch out hardware and add what we want without being tied to one companies parts. However, this are the things I do know; I am running Windows 7 with 4 gb of RAM. I have 2, 1 T hard drives. One of these are for backup only. Also, my monitor is about 20′ wide {I love it!} and I have a Wacom Bamboo tablet.

Program: I design and scrap using Photoshop CS5 and doodle using Illustrator CS5. I also have Lightroom to edit my photo’s before scrapping with them.
I also use Alien Skins Eye Candy plugins and Filter Forge while designing. These are all considered my “staples” for designing and scrapping.

Camera: I use a Canon Powershot SX20 IS
I admit, I haven’t taken near enough time to learn more about my camera. So, for now, I just learn as I use it but this is on my list of things I need to keep learning about.

Anything Else: As I mentioned before, I do use a small sized Wacom Bamboo tablet for doodling in Illustrator. I love it and even my husband will sit and “play” sometimes. It is on my want list, though, to upgrade to a bigger and a little better tablet in the future.

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I really tried hard to think of something unique to share with with TDD readers but fell a lot of things have already been best said by so many talented designers in the digital community. However, I will say this; Never stop learning! Get yourself connected with sites that offer great tips, tutorials, videos and more. Ask questions, sign up in forums, subscribe to helpful newsletters, read, read and then read some more. This is how I am self taught along with simply sitting down and experimenting. While I know there is so much more out there for me to learn, I also know that this is how I have come as far as I have.

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Believe in Yourself is my absolute favorite kit created. The bright colors were chosen and manipulated from a swatch I found on the Design Seeds website. It is a very cheery colored kit with an important message. I think we all need to take the time to switch our thinking around a bit at times and that is what inspired the theme. This is a great sit down and journal kit even for myself and even if there are no photo’s to go along with it. Even more, it is not limited to the theme of the word art so it can be used so many times for an almost endless amount of projects.

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This has to be one of my most popular kits to date. Inspired by the love of family and most of all our children, my very own husband helped me create it. It’s no surprise that we chose ‘Joys of our Life’ for the kit name and theme given this is what our lives revolve around, our children. I was so overjoyed when he agreed to do this project with me! He sat and doodled in Illustrator and can also be credited for the bicycle element which is one of my favorite elements included in this kit.

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Here are some of my favorite products by River~Rose Designs:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using River~Rose Designs’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Save 30% off River~Rose Designs’s store with coupon code Rr_tDd-reader30 (exp 07/01/2012).

Go have a look in River~Rose Designs’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)!

Inspired by River Rose

The following layouts were created using River~Rose Designs’s contribution to The Digi Files during June, 2012:

Layout by Tara, additional supplies: Layered Look template #12 from Tiffany Tillman

 

Layout by Anne, additional supplies: Traveling Typewriter font

 

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Layout by Sharon S, additional supplies: Template: Connie Prince, Font: DJB I Love Me Some Aly

 

LO1Layout by Kimberly M. Supplies: Boy Stories by River~Rose Designs; Gonna Share my Story by Darcy Baldwin.

 

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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Boy Stories by River~Rose Designs; Template by Jenn Lindsey (altered) Font: Traveling Typewriter; Pioneer Woman Seventies photo action.

 

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Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Boy Stories by River~Rose Designs; Font: The Other Twin font by Heather Hess.

 

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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Boy Stories by River~Rose Designs; Boy Stories by River Rose Designs; Template from Memorabilia by Studio Jen Designs; Font: DJB Color Me Chic by Darcy Baldwin.

 

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Boy Stories by River~Rose Designs.

 

Meet Wendy

BIO: A graphic designer by trade, I attempted computer scrapbooking as early as the late 90s. However, my “simple” and “clipart-style” pages didn’t satisfy me. I tried paper-scrapbooking and it was clear I had very little paper talent and a dislike for glue. I always called myself a designer and not an artist because I have very little drawing, painting or crafting ability. Finally in 2006, I stumbled across a free kit by The Shabby Princess and I was stunned by what I saw. For the first time in my life, I felt like I could really express myself artistically despite my limitations! In 2007, I began selling templates and kits, but soon found out that I loved to create actions and other tools to help digi scrappers make the most of their time. I currently sell my products and assist with customer service at Scrapbookgraphics.

5 PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:

  1. Lightroom templates (the only way I can scrap these days)
  2. Shadow Styles: I use my shadow styles on every page I do. I could spend more time on them to make the more realistic, but since time is always a challenge, styles are the easy way.
  3. New Kits. I am a collector and hoarder of digital kits. I know I am spoiled to have access to all the goodies at Scrapbookgraphics and of course, the Digi Files. I’m addicted the newest, latest thing to scrap with.
  4. Photobook Actions. I have all my layouts printed into bound albums. I make good use of all my photobook overlays, templates and actions to prepare my books for printing.
  5. Alpha Titles made with Anna Forrest’s Title Builder: I love using a coordinating alpha on most pages. If a kit doesn’t come with one, more often than not, I’ll find a neutral-colored one from another kit. Or, even find one I love and recolor it. And, the title builder is so easy to use. Just type in your phrase, choose one or more alphas and let it build the word for you.

MY STYLE: Cluttered. My pages are like my life. Packed full! I love to include as many beautiful creations on a page as I can. I’m not a great clusterer, so maybe messy is a better description. I also do some simpler pages, usually when I’m scrapping with templates or doing themed albums. However, I just cannot resist those beautifully-crafted elements designers create, and so I end up piling on as many as I can, hopefully in support of the overall page and not to it’s demise!

MY SCRAPPING IDOL(S): Lynn Zant, MissBehaving, Karen Maggie, Nevermore

WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM: The Daily Digi is a special and unique place…from the education and inspiration, to cutting edge technology and passion for excellence, to the amazing opportunity to sample so many wonderful designers. I’m honored to serve behind the scenes to help provide such awesomeness.

MY FAVORITE LAYOUT:
I love this page mainly because of the gorgeous paper by Diane Rigdon. It was so perfect for this special colorized photograph of my late grandmother. It’s simpler than most pages I do, but to me it is a special work of art.

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Jessica Sprague: Brains and Beauty, Baby!

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I’ve been a digital scrapbooker for a long time and I still remember the year that Jessica Sprague took digital scrapbooking by storm and won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame and the Memory Makers Magazine Masters contests in the same year! It was impressive indeed! I also remember stalking her new website for new Photoshop Friday lessons and the launch of her classes. Jessica knows her stuff and her programs inside out. But I also respect her business smarts, ethics, and sense of humor. It is a thrill for us to be welcoming Jessica as the first contributor of a CLASS to The Digi Files!  Let’s take a closer look at “Photoshop Friday” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

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This Photoshop Friday includes everything, including supplies, steps, and instructions to create the layout pictured.

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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My name is Jessica Sprague. I own the digital and hybrid scrapbooking education site JessicaSprague.com. I’m a wife, mama, and computer geek, along with any number of other things (janitor, laundress, chauffer, photographer, dishwasher) on any other day.

I live in the suburbs. I love Super Target. I love scrapbook supplies in both digital and touchable varieties. I make tutorials. I teach live classes around the country, and I have an extremely soothing voice (so they tell me).

It is my professional mission to help people learn to use their computers to help them preserve their memories and tell the stories of their lives. If you have some memories, and some stories, and a copy of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, perhaps you’d like to join me?

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I love creating subway art! I was sitting down on Mother’s Day and decided I wanted to create a companion piece to the one already in my front entryway. This was the result, using only one font and a set of brushes.

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I started scrapbooking paper/hybrid in 2004. I switched to digital in the end of 2005 as I entered the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame and the Memory Makers Masters contests, and I wanted to showcase both digital and paper layouts. I ended up winning both contests for 2006, and was asked to become a contributing editor to Creating Keepsakes magazine in the summer of 2006. I was a part of the CK team, writing a monthly column until 2009.

During that time, June of 2007, I also began teaching online classes at JessicaSprague.com. This summer represents our 5th year of teaching classes, and I’m so excited to party for our birthday celebration! Reaching 5 is huge!

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I’m a born creator – before I was a scrapbooker I stamped and made cards (and hoarded patterned paper and cardstock), and am a web designer by trade. I’m a very visual person, so I get inspiration from lots of places – magazines, nature, Pinterest, books, my kids, junk mail.

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Computer: I use a windows computer running Windows 7, 8 GB RAM and two 22″ monitors, which I try to remember to keep calibrated.

Program: In my own scrapbook work I use Font Explorer, ACDSee Photo Manager (for digi supplies), Adobe Bridge (for photographs), and Photoshop CS5. I also use Photoshop Elements for instruction, as well as Camtasia for recording all my super-soothing videos. 🙂

Camera: Nikon D300s and my iPhone/Instagram

Anything Else: Brains and beauty, baby!

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Learn the rules of design and then don’t be afraid to break them!

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My latest favorite project is a self-paced design class called the Art of Poster Design. We create twelve different posters using a variety of materials, including scrapbook supplies. In the class we talk about all the main principles of design – the why’s as well as the how’s – and our posters turn out gorgeous!

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Photo Editing: Good-to-Great is my beginner level photo editing class. I LOVE this class, because it shows not only how to edit photos in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements using the palettes and features there, but also dives in to editing JPG photos in Adobe Camera Raw.

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Check out this brand new FREE class starting today at Jessica Sprague:

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A simple way to say “I love you”

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I’ve never liked no-bake cookies, even as a kid. In my adult years, I have developed an allergy to oats (they really hurt my tummy) so I have no interest in these cookies at all. My husband loves oats and these chocolate oat no-bake cookies are his very favorite. Because I can’t eat them, I never make them – hey, if I’m going to cook, I should at least get to eat the results, right? I decided that whipping up a batch of these treats for my hubby would be the perfect Father’s Day gift so he has a big plate of them to enjoy today.

I could have bought him a gadget, or tried to pick out a tie for him. Events like Father’s Day aren’t budget-breakers for us now that we are in the “middle ages” of our lives. There were days when all we could afford to give each other would have been a plate of cookies. The nice thing about a gift like this price doesn’t matter. Whatever your budget is, when you choose to give someone a little gift of service (cookies, a favorite meal, a backrub, doing their chores for a week, etc.) you show them that you are willing to give of yourself to show love for them. I think those are the very best kind of gifts to give and to receive.

So if you want to make someone’s day special, try whipping up a treat that’s just for them. Or maybe you can watch their favorite movie with them, or help them do something off of their bucket list. Everyone really appreciates knowing that they are important and loved. Sometimes all it takes to show them how much you care is a simple plate of cookies!

If you are looking for some other gift giving ideas, check out these previous posts:

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Accenting Journaling

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I think there is journaling on 99% of the pages I make. It’s no surprise then that I’m always on the lookout for fun ways to accent the words on my page.

So how can we make journaling a design element and a cohesive part of the page?

Without a doubt, my favourite way to accent journaling is with editorial pen strokes and circles added to typed journaling:

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Supplies: Life Is An Adventure by Jenn Barrette; Journal Bling Jenn Barrette; 3rd Annual NSD Grab Bag by Zinnias and Swallowtails

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Supplies: You Give Me Butterflies by Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman; Journal Bling by Jenn Barrette; Simply Stamped Alpha by Zoe Pearn; Hodigity Podgity Mega Bundle by Amy Martin

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Supplies: Review Your Notes by 2 a.m. Designs, Sol Papers by Studio 68, Sol Tidbits by Studio 68, Tape It! by Pink Reptile Designs, Border No Boundaries by Pink Reptile Designs, Ray of Sunshine by Pink Reptile Designs, Striped Alpha {yellow} by Pink Reptile Designs

Another great way to accent journaling is to replace key words with word snips or word labels:

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Layout by wolfie. Supplies: Hope by the LilyPad Designers

You can also use lines to make the journaling visually stronger:

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Layout by amandaresende. Supplies: Pumpernickel by Valorie Wibbens; Noteables by Valorie Wibbens; From the Trash by Valorie Wibbens; Photo Kisses No. 5 by The Tattered Pear; Mish Masher No. 1 by The Tattered Pear; A Summer Day by Designs by Lili; You are my Sunshine Elements by Emily Merritt; Summer Posies by Jenna Desai; prong from Audaciously Awesome by Kate Hadfield and Kim Jensen; Gimme Space font by Lauren Reid; Very Small Alpha and For the Love of Journaling: The Brushes 9get in line) by Allison Pennington

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Layout by sahlink. Supplies: A Wonderful Day {Mixed Media} by Sahlin Studio; A Wonderful Day {Papers} by Sahlin Studio; Jacquard Ribbon Trims by Sahlin Studio; Typeset Alphas No. 1 by Sahlin Studio ; layerable ephemera paper stacks by Sahlin Studio

I also love the idea of adding doodle frames to paragraphs to make them stand out:

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Layout by megscraps. Supplies: Lovely Lockets and Free Spirit Alpha by CD Muckosky; Spring Has Sprung Kraft Papers by Cori Gammon; Flowers & Button Mix and Swirls Twirls by Jenna Desai; INSD Freebie by Jacque Larsen; Chinese Zodiac, Tropi-Blooms, and Scruffy and Stripey by Kate Hadfield; Painted Words,Random Words, Random Words 2, an NSD Freebie by Designs by Lili; Cutting Liners 1 by Lauren Reid; Vintage Vogue by Sahlin Studio; Beautiful Freebie, Masking Tape Alpha, Stitched Borders, and Stitched Frames by Valorie Wibbens; A Perfect Day Alpha by Kaye Winiecki

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I did a little shopping and found these pretty journal accents:

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I hope you found a few ways to add some fun accents to your journaling!

The Best Deal in Digi Is Now Better

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The best deal in digi just got better!! Our annual members now get access to 13 months of The Digi Game for the price of 11 (including the sign up month)!! That means annual members are paying less than $6.35 per month for over $50 in digital scrapbooking supplies!

When you are an annual member of The Digi Game, you get:

  • access to The Digi Files automatically when the calendar changes. No waiting for PayPal to process your payment!
  • access to the Playbook, an interactive PDF/iBooks book with tips, tricks, tutorials, and layout ideas.
  • access to exclusive collaborations by Digi Files designers every four months you are an active member!
  • access to additional bonus gifts each month

Now is the time to become an annual member!!

 

There are a few things that keep the daily in our digi around here: our members (thanks so much), the designers that contribute to The Digi Files, and the designers that contribute to the members only exclusive collaborations (these go out to Digi Game level members every four months they are subscribed). This week, we to say a BIG THANKS to the designers that contributed to My Life at Home, the exclusive collab that goes out to members when they have been subscribed for 20 months. THANKS so much to the designers and members that “get” what we are trying to do and support us in so many ways!!!

Let’s take a look at what’s going on around digiland this weekend:

Perfect for all your summer memories! Lemonade Stands, family bike rides, and more! Get it on sale and a free with purchase until Wednesday the 20th.

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A new collection from Sabrina’s Creations, a “Digital” Project Life Collection. Her store is 40% OFF through June 18th. Collections are 50% OFF except ‘Project Life | Collection’.

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This is a super fun new collection from Viva Artistry:

The Deep

 

New from Val C.:

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Quirky Twerp has this super fun and happy collection:

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Fiddle-Dee-Dee has some new templates out AND a BYGO!!

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Check out Lauren’s new collab that coordinates with all the Block Party goodies at One Story Down:

Tres Jolie Collab

 

This super fun kit from Baers Garten will be snatched up by Katie, I’m sure:

Born to Build Elements and Alpha

 

You can bet I will be adding this one from Jennifer Labre to my collection:

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New Art Splattered Templates by Tracey Monette of Clever Monkey Graphics release today over at ScrapMatters. They’ll make it easy to try to achieve the messy doodled, paint-splattered, ink-blotted style we often see done in amazing paper scrapbooker’s pages.

 

Amanda Heimann has a new summer kit out in her store and there will be a freebie on her blog. Find links to both her store and blog here.

Little Blossom

 

Love these summer goodies by Amy Wolff:

Sugar Rush Elements

 

Check out this new beach kit from Heather T:

Skip & Splash

New from EH Studios:

Spring Sweet.

 

From Elise’s Pieces:

 

From Kaye:

summer mix

 

From Kristin CB:

A Little Bit Country by Kristin Cronin-Barrow

 

From Rosey Posey:

Apple Blossoms

 

From Meredith:

Lazy Summer Days

 

From Sarah J:

 

From Wendyzine:

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PS rhadonda is the random winner chosen from the comments on Sherwood Studios feature yesterday, she won $10 in product from Sherwood Studios.

PSS Bonnie was the random winner selected from the comments on Meta’s feature from Monday, she won $10 in product from Meta!