The following layouts were created using “Miles of Smiles” by Heather Roselli and included in The Digi Files during October, 2012:
Layout by SharonS
Layout by Heidi
Layout by Kim Walker
Layout by Kristin Kratzer
Project by Sara Lively
The following layouts were created using “Miles of Smiles” by Heather Roselli and included in The Digi Files during October, 2012:
This quote is a special quote to me. About a year ago, at my uncle’s funeral, one of the speakers said, “You’re not one in a million, you’re one in his heart.” That really resonated with me and I have thought of this quote often over the past year in regards to my kids. I decided I wanted a big canvas with this quote on it placed somewhere they would see it multiple times a day.
You can see from the image above, it’s coming together. I’ll hang some black and white photos of the kids between the canvas and the table. My older two kid (the ones that can read) have each said they really like the quote and even more importantly, they like how it makes them feel.
I posted a tutorial a few weeks ago for transferring printed digital supplies to a canvas. At the time, I shared that I had a big canvas that I was working on. It’s finally hanging on my wall and I’m super excited about it! I’m especially excited about how inexpensive it was.
I created the image in Photoshop at the size I was going to print. I sent it to my local copy center that could do large prints. It’s a 30×40 print and was about $50. I would usually wait for a sale for the canvas, but I needed to get working on it and didn’t have a lot of time. So, I purchased the canvas for around $30. I was super excited to have such a large piece for my wall for well under $100.
I thought it would be fun to share this quote with all of you via a printable. Download the zip that includes one 10×8 jpeg, one 17×11 jpeg, and one 40×30 jpeg here.
Note: the downloads will only be available through Monday, October 15, 2012. After that, they will be in the members download area for the rest of October.
Supplies: Love You More Than Ice Cream by Jenn Barrette
I love paint on scrapbook pages. It’s something I never experimented with when I was a paper scrapbooker, but it really appeals to me as a digital scrapbooker. It adds that perfect realistic, grungy touch to pages that can take them from “okay” to “wow”!
Paint is a really versatile tool, too. Check out these ways to use it:
If you have a large enough paint splat, you can clip a photo to it just as you would any photo mask.
Supplies: Bloom by Pink Reptile Designs and Janyelle Mayara
Re-colouring a paint splat in one colour is as simple as adding a colour-overlay in the layer styles palette. It’s just one more great way to stretch your digital supplies dollar, by using paint from one kit and re-colouring it to work with another kit.
Supplies: Unique by Designs by Anita
You can create your own journaling card to coordinate with any kit. Just make your shape (I did a 3×5 rectangle), clip on some paper and then add some paint. I added a simple title, but you could also add other embellishments or a border.
Supplies: Lazy Days by Heather T.
Take any nice clean label or tag, add in some paint, and you can change its look.
Supplies: Social Butterfly by Jenn Barrette and Allison Pennington
Check out the Fonts Don’t Float article for a great tip on how to blend in your paint with your label or tag.
Try taking several paint splats and combining them into one giant paint splotch.
Supplies: Little Miss Attitude by Queen of Hearts and Micheline Martin
If you choose a wide font, you can let the background show through, like you taped off letters, painted over top, and then peeled the tape away. Or, you can faux-stencil letters over paint.
Supplies: Firefly Nights by Oscraps
A paint splat makes and excellent base for “stuff” – top it with flowers, doodle lines, glitter, stars, or anything else that suits your page design.
Supplies: Amethist Lane by Jen Maddocks
So many ways to play with paint – and we didn’t even make a mess! Just one of the many reasons why I love digital scrapbooking!
Scrapbook your spookilicious Halloween adventures with this delicious collection — perfect for boys & girls! Save 36% when you buy the Spookilicious Bundle before 10/18/12, plus receive the paper stackers & clusters FREE!
T for Me and Pink Reptile Designs joined forces and made this Eco-Friendly kit in an attempt to make people aware of the environment and their surroundings. Get it this weekend at a 20% discount!
Heather T. has a brand new kit out, packed with all kinds of goodies to help you make some fast layouts: A Simple Day!
Dunia has a new kit out:
Jenn Labre is looking to add to her creative team. Check out this fabulous opportunity!
Amy has this coupon for us:
Tracey Monette of Clever Monkey Graphics has you covered for fall harvest festival and pumpkin patch photos in a colorful way . You can check out her new Fall Festival kit this Friday at ScrapMatters!
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Danielle Young has this precious new kit at Oscraps, and it’s 20% off this week!
From Sherwood Studio:
Here is a free fall template that comes in both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 and includes a free paper.
The original Cluster It Action from Studio Wendy has been revised and is ready to create custom clusters from any kit!
Check out the exclusive free kit available to all of Down This Road Designs newsletter subscribers!!! Subscribe today to get your hands on this goodie!!!
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
Whether you’re a Project Life PRO or are just starting out, you’re going to love this collection from Peppermint Creative. Don’t miss the journal card templates which can be customized, recolored and embellished to coordinate with any page. Excellent for your regular digiscrap layouts too! All items are available individually, but you can have the entire STARTER PACK (reg. $45.75) for just $29.95 by entering coupon code DDLIP at checkout. Exclusive offer for The Daily Digi readers. Expires Tuesday Oct 16th 2012 midnight EST
INCLUDES: 104 Papers, 69 Card Templates, 9 Page Templates, 10 4×6″ Templates & 2 Sets of Date Stamps.
Michelle Batton released several new items in her store at The Digichick including this cute kit called Dr. Munsterstein’s Laboratory that’s 30% off through Sunday.
Chelle has a HUGE Halloween bundle this week–perfect for all of your festivities — especially CARVING!
Piccolina another freebie from Design Quest on my blog.
Tracie Stroud and mle Scraps by the Brush have another beautiful collab this week! Autumn Splendor is packed full of soft, warm, autumny goodness. The Autumn Splendor Ombre Papers are FREE with the purchase of Autumn Splendor kit through Thursday, October 18!
“Frank” is a cute kit that is great for any occasion with a few “halloween-themed” items thrown in too. Get the grunge clusters and alphas FREE when you purchase the kit, through Friday, October 12th only. No need to use a code or add the free items to your shopping cart, they will automatically show up in your downloads when you purchase the kit.
Traci Reed is looking for an administrative assistant:
Have you browsed the galleries, Facebook groups and Pinterest and wished you could create super cute party favours, cards and gift boxes just like those? If you really want to stop looking and start doing you are in the right place.
Katie has a new set of 4 templates in her shop that will help you scrap all sorts of photos! Each layout has room for up to 11 photos. Flip or rotate the templates for even more possibilities!
Have you ever wondered how we do all that we do? Come listen to Episode 58 of The Digi Show…you might be surprised to hear where we feel like we are failing.
We recorded a new Digi Show this week with Lauren Reid as our guest to discuss seasonal scrapping: what we love about it, what inspires us, how we keep up during the busy times, and more!
We’ve received several videos so far from readers and would LOVE more! There are only a few more days, so don’t put it off any longer, get it in before the end of the weekend! Read more in the original post.
The header image for this post was created using Tracie Stroud and mleCard’s new “Fall Splendor”
I’m so happy to be welcoming back Danielle this month! Danielle loves retro in every part of her life (decor, fashion, etc.) and that passion really shines in her digital designs. I love the bright colors that she leans toward in designing! Danielle’s items are truly unique and one-of-a-kind, but so FUN to scrap with! Let’s take a closer look at “Dutch Love” 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!Here are some layouts created using Danielle Thompson’s contribution:
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
My name is Danielle Thompson and I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my two sons, Cooper and Campbell, husband Ethan, and our pet rat, Ramona.
I love this spread for many reasons. It features everything that I love aesthetically like sherbet colors, my vintage collections and the decor in my home. I also love it because I created it with a product that I collaborated on with Liz Tamanaha from paislee press. It was my first (and to this date only) collaboration, and I just adore Liz. It was such an inspiring experience designing this with her. I never realized collaborating could fuel me like it did. I hope to contribute to more collaborations in the future.
I first started scrapbooking in 2003 when my first son was born. I was a paper scrapper and I totally fell in love with it. I picked up a scrapbooking magazine, and then I was truly hooked. I got bit by the publishing bug and my scrapbooking took a more serious and professional turn when I started creating artwork for various publications and books. By the time I became pregnant with my second son in 2006, I was unfortunately really burned out and wasn’t enjoying it so much anymore. I wasn’t really documenting my family’s life, and even the “creating” part wasn’t fun anymore because I was having to force it for assignments. And I knew I couldn’t keep up that schedule anymore with a baby on the way (um, it used to take me like 5 hours on average to complete one layout! Just not practical!) I would also say that the clutter, expense and waste of paper scrapping really turned me off after a while and I just totally and completely stopped doing it, and haven’t created a paper scrapbook page since.
Getting into digital designing was really a fluke for me. A person in the scrapbooking industry that I had worked with previously approached me to design digital scrapbooking supplies for a new store that she was going to be a part of. It never really occurred to be that this is something I would want to do, but I was like “why not!”, so I did. We soon realized that my style wasn’t really a good fit for their brand, so I went out on my own. I started selling my first kits on my blog in 2008 and within a month Two Peas in a Bucket asked me to design for their store. It was a great way to get my feet wet and get more exposure. After a good while designing there, I decided that I wanted to go out on my own (again) and was selling from my blog again. Then after a good while doing that, I was asked by Jessica Sprague to design for her store! Jessica and her team were an absolute delight to work with. So I guess I owe the person that put the thought into my head about designing, a huge debt of gratitude. It’s been a natural extension of my Graphic Design background.
As far as scrapbooking goes, it was only natural that I started doing some digital scrapbooking. I don’t do it regularly just because I don’t have a lot of free time, but I’m a huge advocate of it and wish I could do more. I LOVE that is faster, less costly, reusable, less wasteful than paper scrapbooking. I could probably come up with even more reasons why it’s a better alternative for ME at least. I still love paper arts, don’t get me wrong. I love tangible crafting. But as far as scrapbooking goes, I’m a total digital convert. It just fits my busy lifestyle better.
So many things inspire me to create. I’m into so many different crafts and ways that I apply my creativity, whether it be crochet, decorating my home, designing, photography, etc. I’m into so many different things. I think any creative person can identify with that. I think a lot of us have more hobbies than we have time for! But that’s okay, because being creative is such an integral part of my life. I’m mostly inspired by the past – specifically the 50s, 60s and 70s. My home is filled with mostly vintage items so I’m surrounded by it every day. I’m inspired by anything that’s makes me feel nostalgic, even if it’s from a decade when I didn’t even exist. (said by a child of the 80’s!)
Computer: I have a Dell desktop computer, running Windows Vista with 4 gig ram. I mostly use my Acer laptop that also runs on Windows Vista with 4 gig ram.
Program: I use Photoshop and Illustrator.
Camera: My camera is a Canon 30d and I primarily use my 50mm 1.4 lens.
Anything Else: I also use a Wacom Bamboo tablet of which I use almost exclusively as my “mouse”. Sometimes I draw with it. ; )
The kit that I created for you guys is my new favorite! It was inspired by our recent trip to the Netherlands. We love to travel and I can home with all kinds of inspiration from that trip, and this kit is the result of that. Although the Netherlands isn’t technically part of Scandinavia, much of the design coming from there is very reminiscent of Scandinavian design – of which I’m a big fan. I love the bright saturated color and bold graphic shapes.
I should probably know what my best-selling product is, shouldn’t I? The one I’ve had the most requests for in the past is probably my Washi Tape frames. Everyone loves Washi Tape!
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Danielle Thompson’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Use the coupon code DailyDigiReaders20 to get 20% off Danielle Thompson’s store through the month of October.
Go have a look in Danielle Thompson’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)!
The following layouts were created using Dutch Love by Danielle Thompson and included in The Digi Files during October, 2012:
I just love layouts that illustrate a long passage of time or a timeline. Something like your child at many different ages, or a long process like building a house from beginning to end. It’s amazing to take a long journey through time in the space of one page! Here are some favorite timeline layouts to inspire you: (all are linked for credits)
A tree is a beautiful way to illustrate the branches of time!
Even comparing a few years of time in one place can help you see the changes that have occurred.
One of my very favorite scrapbooking themes is the “then and now” comparison!
It’s especially meaningful to make a “then and now” comparison with a child because they change and grow so quickly.
It feels like the grow right before your eyes, and including a yearly photo on a layout is a fantastic way to illustrate the passage of time.
This approach can also give you a great excuse to scrap some favorite photos from earlier years!
Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to scrapping about children when focusing on the passage of time. I love this layout of a couple from different times in their life together!
Everybody changes over time and it’s important to document that as part of your story.
Time is passing up by each and every day. Don’t forget to scrap it!
P.S. Helen was the winner of $10 to Bella Gypsy’s store
For the first time ever, The Daily Digi will be down for about 12-14 hours today (starting mid-morning). I’m really sorry! Our host is conducting maintenance to make sure we stay up and things run smooth if they have an emergency at the data center.
While we’re away, check out a few things we have going on other places:
Graphic created from element included in Kristin Cronin-Barrow’s TGIF (modified: For Maintenance was added by me).
I was really excited to find Melanie and her lovely templates! Melanie has a little bit of every style in her store and can design them well. From big photos, to smaller photos; simple and linear, to collaged templates, she really can do it all! Melanie included a little something for everyone in her contribution to The Digi Files this month. It really shows off the wide variety of templates you can also find in her store! Let’s take a closer look at “The Daily Digi Bundle” 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! Here are some layouts created using Scrappy Creations by Melanie’s contribution:
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
My name is Melanie and I’m known around digi-land as scrappymelly. I currently live in Arizona, but I will always be a Southern girl at heart – born and raised in Georgia. I’m married to one awesome hubby and have three fabulous kiddos – ages 10, 3 and 1 1/2.
I’ve been designing templates ever since I started digi-scrapping way back in 2007, but have only technically been a designer since this April when I got up the courage to apply to my first store. I got accepted and the rest is history. When I joined the family at Brownie Scraps in July, I knew I had found my design home and love that group of girls.
When I’m not designing, I’m hanging out with the family doing whatever strikes our fancy at the time. And if I’m not doing that, I’m at my day job – being a infant room “momma” to some pretty awesome babes at a daycare here in my small town. Life is good and abundantly blessed.
I think every time I create a layout or project it’s my new “favorite.” It’s hard for me to stick to one favorite for very long. But looking through my gallery and trying to pick, I came across this one and it stuck out for a few reasons. First off, it was a layout I made to impress the fabulous Reneemarie of ForeverJoy Designs. I wanted so badly to be on her CT and using her collab with Stolen Moments was the challenge. I loved the grown up graduation feel of this kit, but had nothing graduation to scrap. So I went with a quote from Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go” to scrap about the 13 years (yikes!) since I graduated. I went with one of my favorite templates from Little Green Frog Designs and the rest is, as they say, history. I love, love this layout and I know I’ll love looking back on it in another 13 years to reflect on my thoughts and feelings at this point in my life.
I first discovered scrapbooking at a Creative Memories party right after I graduated high school. My first layout was pictures from my graduation night. After that I created a huge 30-something page baby book for my oldest. After a divorce, I started going through stuff and found her old book – it was falling apart and smelled of the cigarettes my now ex used to smoke. I tossed it and promised I would make a new one. About a year later my new love’s sister introduced me to digi and I never looked back. The best part? I hated templates at first! Seriously. I thought there were so hard to work with. But then I started to work with them more and more and now it’s hard for me to scrap without one! Taking the leap to start designing and selling templates was so exciting for me – now I can share my love with everyone!
Lately it has been seeing how templates are helping me teach my oldest how to scrap. She loves doing it and will spend 15 minutes going through my (massive) collection of templates to find the one she likes best. And from there it’s so much easier for her to create a layout. I think templates can really help anyone get started scrapping their memories – even when they aren’t sure what their layout should look like!
Computer: I’m using the HP Pavilion dv7 laptop. It’s got an Intel Core i7 with 8 GB of ram. I like it pretty well – minus the Beats Audio. That drives me bonkers!
Program: I use Photoshop CS5 – extended
Camera: Some not so great point & shoot – looking to upgrade to a Canon Power Shot though soon 🙂
Anything Else: I have a Bamboo, but haven’t dug it out in ages!
You don’t have to be a photographer with an expensive camera to have great photos and even better memories. I’m a P&S gal and while I do want a bit nicer camera than what I have, I have no desire to spend the money on, or learn, a DSLR. And there are so many simple things in Photoshop that can make any photo look great. One thing I do to every single photo I scrap is run an unsharp mask over my photo. It’s super easy and makes the photo a little more crisp. Just go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask. I generally keep the amount at 20% and play with the radius to get the look I want. Then you click okay and you’re done! See? Easy peasy.
I’m going to have to go with A Magic Number. It all started with wanting to do some templates with three photos on each and was originally going to be called The Third Wheel. Then one day I got to thinking about School House Rock – love me some School House Rock – and the song “Three is a Magic Number.” I ran to my laptop and changed all the file names and repackaged the whole thing right then and there – because three IS a magic number! Then I chose the color palette I did because it felt a little retro, kind of like School House Rock.
I knew I wanted to make Socially Acceptable for a few weeks before I finally got to it. I don’t have a fancy phone that does apps like Instagram, but I know it’s super popular – at least my FB seems to blow up with pictures from it all the time! So I asked around to my CT Gals and found out the average size of the photos coming off and started there. Then I made a palette based off the app and got a resounding “do photo strips!!!” from the CT and that’s how the whole thing came together. It’s always been popular and probably up there with one of my favorites.
Here are some of my favorite products by Scrappy Creations by Melanie:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Scrappy Creations by Melanie’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Go have a look in Scrappy Creations by Melanie’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)!
The following layouts were created using templates created by Scrappy Creations by Melanie and included in The Digi Files during October, 2012: