Jennifer Labre: Such A Fashionista

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I’m happy to welcome back Jennifer Labre to The Digi Files this month! Jennifer has a great sense of color and designs with a wide array from deep rich tones, bold and bright, to sweet pastels. The pastels used in her contribution this month is a fun twist on a Project 365 type kit. I love the pastels mixed with the kraft paper. Let’s take a closer look at “Everyday Memories” 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 Jennifer Labre Designs’s contribution:

LO1Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Everyday Memories by Jennifer Labre Designs.
LO2Layout by Trina. Supplies: Everyday Memories by Jennifer Labre Designs; I Love to Craft (template) by Busy Bee Designs.
LO3Layout by Sula. Supplies: Everyday Memories by Jennifer Labre Designs; Ink Pot by CD Muckosky; Fonts: DJB Baby Bump.
LO4Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Everyday Memories by Jennifer Labre Designs.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
Name
Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer Labre, known online as jenn7. I live in Wisconsin (brrr…) with my husband Jeff and two daughters Jordan (11) and Jenna (3). I’m currently a SAHM where I love spending time with my family, reading, watching reality TV, and of course, scrapping and designing!

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My daughter is such a fashionista! And she is so full of life – so this was the perfect kit to use with this funky photo. The original photo didn’t match the kit at all (she was wearing a hot pink tank top) so I used one of my handy Photoshop actions to change the photo to match better. This is one of my favorite kits and favorite layouts!

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started
I started paper scrapping back in 2001 when I was pregnant with my daughter Jordan. In 2005, I discovered digital scrapping and haven’t looked back! (Although I will admit, I still have all of my paper supplies!) For most of my professional career, I worked in marketing and graphic design. A few years ago I got interested in learning to create my own digital scrapbooking products. After a lot of practice and some encouragement from others, I began selling my designs in April 2010.

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Everything!! My girls (what they are into, shows they watch, clothes they wear, things they say, etc.), nature (colors & textures), my own photos and scrapbooking needs, flipping through magazines, random thoughts on an everday basis. LOL

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Computer: In September 2012, my laptop died. I lost a lot of files and it was not a great time in my life. 😉 But I made the decision to switch to a MAC and have not looked back. I went all out and got 16 GB RAM, 2.6 GHz processor, I run OS X version 10.8.2 and have a fabulous 15 inch retina display. It’s amazing and it better last for years!
Program: I use Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Illustrator CS6 mainly.
Camera: I’ve had the same camera for years. A Canon Digital Rebel Xti. I do have a few different lenses though, including a macro which I’m still learning to use.
Anything Else: I own a Bamboo tablet, but each time a try and use it I just get frustrated. I’m sure it would make drawing easier if I could get the hang of it!
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I start designing a new project by pulling together a color palette first. I have a little digital palette that I put colors on while I do this. It was only recently though that I figured out how to create and save the swatches directly in Photoshop so that it’s much easier to use, rather than me using my Color Picker on my digital palette. To do this in Photoshop, start with an empty swatch panel. (Go to Preset Manager, Swatches and delete all the swatches.) Next, select your first color with your color picker, then hit Add to Swatches. Continue adding all the colors for your project. Once you have all the colors in the swatch panel, click on the little drop-down arrow on the side and select Save Swatches For Exchange. Save your swatches within your project folder so you can find it anytime. Now, you can load these swatches anytime you are working on your project and because you saved them for Exchange, you can load them in Illustrator and other programs as well! (I hope this makes sense, it has made things much easier for me!)

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I love the colors of Fall. They are my absolute favorite. I also love all the textures you find in nature. October Road was a combination of these two loves, combining all the beautiful autumn colors and textures in a really versatile kit.

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This is one of my most popular products. Again, I love the textures found in nature and really tried to replicate those here. I don’t remember what inspired the colors, but I think they are a bit different and I really like how everything came together.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Jennifer Labre Designs:

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

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Save 30% off Jennifer’s Scrapmatters Store with code TDD-JLD-30off. One use per person. Expires: 2/15/13

Go have a look in Jennifer Labre 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)!