Amy Wolff: Get Creative

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I am so happy to welcome back Amy Wolff to The Digi Files (see her previous features here and here)!  Amy Wolff has been a member of the team here at The Daily Digi since the beginning. She is responsible for selecting the fabulous layouts in the designers’ features. Amy is a super talented designer with a unique look that is easy to fall in love with. Her patterned papers are amazing, her color selections are gorgeous and there are always creative elements included! We are grateful to have her on our team and we are honored to have her be a contributor again! Let’s take a closer look at “Botanical” 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 Amy Wolff Designs’s contribution:

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Layout by Karen. Supplies: Botanical by Amy Wolff Designs.
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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Botanical by Amy Wolff Designs; Font: Traveling Typewriter.
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Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Botanical by Amy Wolff Designs.
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Layout by Kimberly M. Supplies: Botanical by Amy Wolff Designs; Ten Thousand Reasons by Kimberly Gershwin.

Layout by Anne, additional supplies: template by Janet Phillips; Font: gimme space and courier

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

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Amy Wolff

Sioux Falls, SD

Husband-Cameron

Children- Kyra going to college this fall, Kirby grade 9, and Kyler grade 7

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Since my back injury I really haven’t scrapped much at all. I am thrilled of the system I set up back in 2008. I took Stacy Julian’s Library of Memories class at Big Picture Classes and knew it was the right system for me. I never feel behind on my scrapping EVER, even after a super long hiatus. Having all my pages sorted by each child, people we love, things we do, places we go, etc. makes it so nice to grab an album and find what I’m looking for. There are no hard and fast rules, no chronology, and I get to scrap what’s important for our family. If you see Stacy advertise the class I highly recommend jumping in and seeing if it will work for you!

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I started paper scrapping after my second child was born, right when stickers, shaped scissors, and post bound albums were hitting the stores. I went to all the crops, bought all the magazines, and tried to buy every new supply that came out. After a while it got to be so much stuff! I had dabbled in computer scrapping early on, printing out my journaling and clipart to add to my pages. When I stumbled onto digital scapping (back when you had to buy a CD) I was hooked. I digitally scrapped for many years before jumping into designing. I just happened to start chatting with Natalie Braxton about designing the same time she and Amy Martin started talking about opening a store. We decided the three of us should open the Lilypad and it’s all history from there!

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Shopping! Internet stores like Joss and Main, and The Foundary have collections of home decor that come to my inbox on a regular basis. The colors, the textures, the themes are just sitting there inspiring me to design (or buy stuff for the house!)

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Computer: Ha…this is funny because I haven’t shopped for anything new in at least 4 years. It’s all ancient but works (knock on wood). I’m not even sure what RAM I have. I do know I have a HP with Windows Vista and a very very large monitor. And a 500GB external drive that I haven’t outgrown in 3 years (there’s that not scrapping thing again). I really need to back it up! Not much help am I?

Program: Photoshop CS3 but I’m really dying to upgrade to CS6

Camera: I’ve been relying on my iphone camera a lot lately. When I do pull out my DSLR it’s a Nikon D40.

Anything Else: I need to replace my tablet. It bit the dust last year. I miss it! It makes drawing in illustrator much easier!

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Don’t take your papers and elements at full face value. Feel free to cut them up, mix them together and get creative. Layer up several of your pattern papers and play with the blend modes. Cut up pieces of ribbon, layer them together haphazardly and place stitching or a line of staples on top. Next thing you know you are designing your own creations that don’t look like anyone elses!

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I had seen an image on Pinterest that someone had put together of all things winter, snowflakes, flannel blankets, pinecones, berries, and lots of texture. It felt so warm and lovely I knew I wanted to make a kit that felt like that. Finding the warmth in winter. It’s the kind of kit I would have had to buy if I had seen it in a store. I love texture and neutrals!

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I was a little surprised at the popularity of this product to tell you the truth. I knew that project life was super popular this year and that January would be a good time to release a basics pack. But when I designed it I wasn’t that excited about it. A lot of repetitive designing! However labels are so universal when scrapping I can see why it sold well.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Amy Wolff Designs:

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

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Save 30% at Amy Wolff Designs with coupon code TDD_30_awolff (expires Sept. 31, 2012).

Go have a look in Amy Wolff 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)!