Valorie Wibbens: Loving It

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Valorie Wibbens’ style can best be described as eclectic, vintage, and sometimes retro. I love her designs and how incredibly unique they are! She definitely has her own signature look that I can now spot without seeing her name. I am thrilled to welcome her back to The Digi Files again! Let’s take a closer look at “Lost and Found” 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!

Here are some layouts created using Valorie Wibbens Designs’s contribution:

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Layout by Tara. Supplies: Lost and Found by Valorie Wibbens Designs.
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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Lost and Found by Valorie Wibbens Designs.
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Layout by Kimberly K. Supplies: Lost and Found by Valorie Wibbens Designs; Tape by Rhonna Farrer; Font: Another Typewriter.
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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Lost and Found by Valorie Wibbens Designs.
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Layout by Aaron. Supplies: Lost and Found by Valorie Wibbens Designs; Template by The Doodle Queen.

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

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Hi! I’m Valorie and I live in beautiful and sunny Colorado! I’m a work at home mom to 3 kiddos and wife of, eeeek, 17 years! I love all things artsy, crafty, digi, and handmade. I love the ocean, the snow, knitting and crocheting, traveling and photography!

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This is my first year of doing Project Life and am LOVING it! Here are a few pages from my book. I LOVE photography and using large story-telling photo’s in my pages…. They just make my heart sing….

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I think I’ve always loved scrapbooking. I loved saving memories and the pictures that went with them! I even remember scrapping, horribly I might add, in high school! After having kids I scrapped more and more with paper products and stickers (haha). For Christmas in 2007, after getting a brand new MAC and Photoshop, I dived into learning to digiscrap! I had seen a digital scrapbooking magazine and was in complete awe with it. I HAD to LEARN how to do that! I took my first lesson, fell completely in love, and never looked back!

A few months later, I was crazy lucky to start CT-ing for a few fabulous designers and my favorite store at the time… I just couldn’t get enough of digital scrapbooking and started making my own papers and elements for fun. In 2009 i opened my first shop!

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A bit of everything! Color, a song, a saying, my kids, the time of day…hahaha

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Computer: I have an iMAC with 8GB of RAM and 2TB HD, which I positively ADORE!
Program: I use CS5, mostly using Photoshop and Illustrator.
Camera: Nikon 7000
Anything Else: Bamboo Tablet

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I notice when scrapping, I use COMMAND+J (Control+J of a PC) a lot! I use it for cutting out pieces of paper or bits from elements without disturbing the actual paper or elements. For instance, if I want to add a little snip for paper under my photo, I’ll drag the paper under my photo and then with whatever cutting tool i want, usually the marquee tool, I drag my shape over the area I’m trying to copy and press COMMAND+J. This will copy the shaped area I had highlighted in a layer above. I then turn off the original paper layer underneath.

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I love the mix of paper-ly bits with fabric and cardboard and doodles. I love the colors especially and little colorful calico-like papers and the WHALE. I grew up in Hawaii and have a strong love of Humpback whales.

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I think everyone, including myself, just loves page protectors! I know I can’t get enough of them! To have them digitally just brings the physical feel of scrapbooking even more to our digital pages!

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Here are some of my favorite products by Valorie Wibbens Designs:

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

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Use the coupon code VW_FunFunFun to Save 30% off Valorie Wibbens Designs’s store (Exp 10-1-2012).

Go have a look in Valorie Wibbens 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)!