Inspired by WM [Squared]

The following layouts were created using “Hello Friend and/or Wendy Teeny Font” by WM [Squared] and included in The Digi Files during February, 2013:

Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Hello Friend by WM[squared]; Template by Suzy Q Scraps; Font: The Sharon.

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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Hello Friend and Wendy Teeny (font) by WM[squared]; Pearl Accents by Pattie Knox; Picture Perfect 22 by Aprilisa; Brushes Barely There Brushes (template) by Tiffany Tillman.
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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Hello Friend and Wendy Teeny (font) by WM[squared].
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Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Hello Friend and Wendy Teeny (font) by WM[squared].Summer Garden template by Sara Gleason.
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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Hello Friend and Wendy Teeny (font) by WM[squared].Fonts: Traveling Typewriter.
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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Hello Friend and Wendy Teeny (font) by WM[squared].

Meet Lauren M

BIO: I grew up in Utah and attended Brigham Young University where I met my husband in physical science class.  I graduated in Early Childhood Education and enjoyed teaching kindergarten for four years.  Now I stay at home with my daughters, ages five and one, who are most often the subjects in my scrapbook layouts.  My love of photography began in fifth grade when I was given an old camera of my mom’s.  Back then I wanted to take photos of beautiful places more than photos of people.  Now I take my Nikon with me just about everywhere I go and take photos of beautiful places, special people, and ordinary kinds of stuff!  My passion for scrapbooking began in middle school when my best friend and I began collecting fun papers and stickers from our local craft store.  It was thirteen years later when I discovered the digital scrapbooking world and I am so glad I did!  I love that I can make mistakes and undo them, there is no mess, I can use supplies over and over again, and I can have more than one copy of a layout printed!

5 PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:

1. Templates–even though someone else created them I can still make them my own AND it cuts down on time so that I can get more scrapping done!
2. Staples–I use them ALL the time.  Maybe too much…
3.  Stitches–there are lots of great ones out there but my go-to stitches are from Carina Gardner’s Essentials Collection
4.  Scallop Templates–my favorites are by Crystal Wilkerson
5. Handwriting fonts–I especially love the ones at Fonts for Peas

MY STYLE:

The “Less is More” idea describes my style best.  I like to keep my pages simple, often using just one or two photos.  I try to keep them from getting too cluttered with elements.  Journaling has become very important to me and I like to journal on every layout if I can.

MY SCRAPPING IDOL:

The first person to come to mind is a wonderfully talented woman who was on the Jessica Sprague team with me, Miki.  Although I would say our styles are a little different, I love every layout she creates.  Seriously.

WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM:

There is nothing like the support of an online scrapbooking community!  Being part of a team gives me a sense of purpose and a whole lot of motivation.  I am excited to get to know a new group of talented people and to be able to use the wide variety of products The Daily Digi has to offer.  I am looking forward to being inspired and supported and hope to inspire and support others in their memory keeping endeavors!

MY FAVORITE LAYOUT:

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME:
Blog •  Pinterest

Meet Rachael

BIO: Originally from Utah, my husband and I currently live in sunny San Diego. I work full-time and love to create when I find the time. I have a bunch of adorable nieces and nephews who are the reason I started scrapbooking. I also love to read, crochet, go to the beach, and hang out with my husband whenever I get the chance.

5 PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:

Textured solids such as Kraftastic Winter Paper Pack from Gina Cabrera

RadLab for photo editing

Handwriting fonts. Right now my favorite is Corradine Handwriting. I also love Pea Sadie and DJB Angel Baby.

Great kits. I’m a digi supply hoarder! I am inspired by gorgeous supplies , and love having a great stash of items to choose from.

Templates. When I first began scrapbooking, I couldn’t create a layout with using a template. I still love using them and find they are a big timesaver for me. Some of my favorite template designers are Nettio Designs, and One Little Bird.

MY STYLE:

I appreciate many scrapbooking styles, but find my own style trends toward clean lines. My style has evolved quite a bit as I’ve identified what comes naturally and developed a sort of “mojo” that works best for me.

MY SCRAPPING IDOL(S):

There are so many inspiring scrapbookers; it’s hard to narrow it down! Lately I’ve been inspired by Kaleigh Wiles, Peppermint Granberg, and Maggie Holmes.

WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM:

Are you kidding me? It’s The Daily Digi! I have followed this site from the beginning and have learned SO MUCH from the amazingly relevant blog posts. This site is one of my staples in life, and I idolize this great team.

MY FAVORITE LAYOUT:

Right now, it’s this one. You know the heart and exclamation mark on the photo? It came from a note my husband left me in my shoe. Every time I look at this, my heart melts.

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME:
Blog •  Gallery •  Pinterest •  Flickr •  Twitter •  Facebook

Project Check-In

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Supplies: The Daily Details by The Digi Chick

Raise your hand if you started a new scrapbooking or photography project on January 1st. It’s a popular time of year for people to kick-off Project Life, Project 52, P365, and other on-going scrapbooking projects. I’ve been browsing the galleries and I am so inspired by all the creative spins on these projects!

So today, let’s do a quick “check-in”. How is your project going so far?

I decided to undertake a photography challenge and a scrapbooking project. For photography, I participated in a Photo-A-Day challenge for the month of January, which I highlighted earlier in the month. It was a great project and I’m thrilled with the results.

In scrapbooking, my project is a combination pocket scrapbook album and Project 52. I’m using the pocket-style pages and scrapbooking weekly spreads over the course of the year. And so far, I’m really enjoying the project!

Here are my pages so far:

Week 1:

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Supplies: Pockets No. 6 Stitched by Valorie Wibbens, Layered Up In You December Journals by Lauren Grier, Journalers by Valorie Wibbens, The Everyday by Valorie Wibbens, Not Pictured by Allison Pennington, Force With You It Is Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens and Emily Merritt, Love Me Overlays by Amy Jaz, Open Polaroid by Amy Martin, A New Start by Little Butterfly Wings, Doodlings No. 1 by Emily Merritt

Week 2:

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Supplies: Pockets No. 6 Stitched by Valorie Wibbens, Layered Up In You December Journals by Lauren Grier, Let Your Dreams Fly by Jenn Barrette and Little Butterfly Wings, Love Labels by Wild Blueberry Ink

Week 3:

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Supplies: Project Live Laugh Love by Mommyish and Pink Reptile Designs, Pockets No. 6 Stitched by Valorie Wibbens, Writer’s Block Vo. 2 by Paislee Press, Mega Label Pack by Amy Wolff, 4×6 Photo Collages No. 1 by Designs by Lili, Cliff Notes Warm and Fuzzy by Allison Pennington, For the Love of Journaling The Strips by Allison Pennington, Layered Up In You December Journalers by Lauren Grier, It’s A Date by Shawna Clingerman

Week 4:

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Supplies: Pockets No. 6 Stitched by Valorie Wibbens, Doodled Stamps by Amy Jaz Designs, Journal Cards by Amy Jaz Designs, Musings by Pink Reptile Designs, 4×6 Photo Collages No. 1 by Designs by Lili, 3×4 Photo Collages by Designs by Lili, Memory Keeper by Paislee Press

Week 5:

I completed week 5, but I used some products that haven’t been released yet, so I’ll have to share that one at a later date!

Week 6:

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Supplies: Pockets No. 6 Stitched by Valorie Wibbens, Pagekraft by One Little Bird Designs, Everyday Journal Cards Freebie by Miss Tiina, 4×6 Photo Collage No. 1 by Designs by Lili, 3×4 Photo Collages by Designs by Lili, Raw Color Paper by Micheline Martin, DJB Digi JenLin font by Darcy Baldwin

 

Think It’s Too Late to Start? Think Again!

If you’re interested in starting a project like a pocket scrapbook album, but you think you have to wait until January 1, 2014, think again! Smile I started my album in October. Why? Because the amazing pocket scrapbooking-related products finally wore me down and I could no longer resist them! Now that I’ve been doing it for a while, I am so happy with the project.

Share Your Pages

Leave us a note in the comments with a link to your project pages, or share them on The Daily Digi’s Flickr page. We’d love to check out your work!

Why pay for fonts?

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The Daily Digi My Life in Print bonus collab kit. Rockwell font.

 

With all the free fonts out there, you might wonder why a digital scrapbooker would ever choose to pay for a font? Well, there are plenty of reasons and I knew that Steph would be my best resource to go to for this topic since she is a self-proclaimed “font geek”. I decided to ask her some questions about this topic.

 

Why is it worth paying for some fonts?

The biggest differences between most free fonts and paid fonts is the kerning! The spacing between key letters like AV, Av, F and any vowel, T and any vowel, etc. You can see it explained a little in this post the fontographers that create paid fonts usually spend many, many hours manipulating the space between all letter pairs, not just key ligatures (some free fonts may have key ligatures done).

Another big difference in paid fonts (especially the very expensive ones) are super smooth around the edges (unless it is a grunge style font). Most of the characters have are hand drawn in a vector based program (like Illustrator). The fontographers creating these fonts will spend weeks and months on ONE character. Each glyph really is a unique work of art (this is one of the reasons I love looking at the character maps at My Fonts and studying each glyph and the differences and similarities ***NERD ALERT***)

The last big difference between paid fonts and free fonts is the alternate characters. Sigh! I love them! This is how two people can have the same font, create the same word, and have a completely different look, because of all the additional swashes and swoops included! You do have to have the full version of Photoshop, Illustrator, or another program that can access these characters in order to use them, but they are so FUN!

 

How do you find CU ok fonts?

The first thing to know is there is a difference between commercial use and what digital designers do. Many, many typographers are not okay with their fonts being used in digital scrapbook design. Just because something means CU doesn’t mean that OUR version of CU is covered. Most CU licenses allow for a font to be included in design work for print, or web, or other things the terms of use spells out. Some fonts specifically say they CAN be used for digital scrapbook design; others say specifically that they may not. Sometimes, it is left up to interpretation and in these cases, I usually email to ask if how I will be using it is okay.  I emailed the designer of Samantha because I wanted to use it for a project on The Daily Digi and she let me purchase a commercial license through her that would let me use the font for the purpose I had in mind. The only way to know for sure is to read the terms and if you are still in doubt, email the designer or foundry.

Another  item worth noting is that many commercial licenses come with licenses for multiple computers, but here again, you have to read the terms. Most of the time it is a license for multiple computers within the same business. Other times it might be multiple computers within the same location (so if you have people working for you, but offsite, that wouldn’t fly). I have also seen multiple licenses for designers doing work for the company the font is licensed to.

 

What are some of your favorite paid fonts?

I kind of have an expensive font habit…meaning I like to buy expensive fonts. Here are few of the paid fonts I love:

  • Licious Script: it’s one I used in the Digital Scrapbooking Manual and is similar to one often seen at California Adventure (which I didn’t notice until after I created the manual, but maybe my subconscious was influenced.
  • Samantha Script: is sentimental to me (my daughter’s name) and that’s the reason I bought it, but I love it too.
  • Paradise Script

I tend to find foundries that I love and follow for long periods of time:

  • P22 was a favorite of mine for many years when I first started digital scrapbooking.
  • Typodermic is a popular on among digital designers because he lets designers use his fonts in digital design.
  • If you’ve been in digital scrapbooking for a long time, you might remember Ronna Penner who was a fontographer first, then a digital designer for a while. She was one of my very first digital purchases (if not THE first). One of the very first fonts she made won a lot of awards. It’s been really fun to watch her career.
  • I had been buying up Sudtipos fonts for a while before I realized they were from the same foundry (remember when you could always see this one in The Digi Files graphics?) I seem to like everything they do.
  • Ed’s fonts are the ones I’ve been studying and drooling over for the past several months. One of these days, I will buy some!

 

How do you organize your fonts?

How do I keep it all straight? I have folders in my font folder where I put verified CU fonts, verified digital design fonts, etc. I would never remember otherwise!

What paid fonts do the Daily Digi team members love?

We’ve shared a lot of great free fonts in previous posts and we love a great font for free just as much as anyone, but we are also willing to pay for beautiful fonts that we know will give our digital creations the perfect touch. There are some great font designers in digiland and plenty of amazing resources for really high quality fonts all over the web. I asked our team to share some of their favorite paid fonts that they love. Here’s our list:

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Many of the fonts that come packaged with word processing programs are also great fonts so don’t forget about those either!

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PS. Congratulations to this week’s reader, Kathy, who has won $10 to Maya de Groot. Thanks for commenting!

Maya De Groot: Josephine and Her Flying Machine

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I’m pleased to welcome Maya De Groot to The Digi Files for the first time!  Maya has a very vintage,weathered style that sometimes includes doodles, great type combinations, and great elements that create cohesive collections. My team found they really enjoyed creating with this kit! Let’s take a closer look at “Brocante” 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 Maya de Groot’s contribution:

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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Brocante by Maya de Groot; Fonts: April Lisa.
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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Brocante by Maya de Groot; Fonts: Penstyle.
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Layout by Kimberly K. Supplies: Brocante by Maya de Groot; Font: Another Typewriter;
Photo by Natalie Atkinson (http://www.natalieatkinson.com/).
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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Brocante by Maya de Groot.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
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Hi, I’m Maya of Maya de Groot Designs. I’m a 20 year old student from Amersfoort, the Netherlands. I study Architecture at the University of Technology in Delft and live with two other architecture students in a student house in Pijnacker. On the weekends, I go home to my parents and 14 year old brother. My studies take up most of my time, but when I do have some free time I love to have fun with friends, be creative, design and scrap.

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I love to doodle and I wanted to make a Steampunk style kit for a long time, so I decided to combine those two. While working on my Zen & the Art of: Steam Machines kit I started playing around with the doodled elements to see if it would work with the theme. I wanted to make it look like it’s a complete background that takes over the frame/picture. I had the elements placed the way I wanted, but I couldn’t think of a title or journaling. So I saved the page and started watching TV. That night the Titanic was on and when Jack started singing “Josephine and her flying machine”, I knew that would be my title. This is one of my favourite art journal pages, since it combines my love for Zentangles, Steampunk and Art Nouveau. A tip on art journaling: I’m really bad at journaling, I just can’t do it. But I love the style of the layouts, so I use lyrics instead. No need to come up with my own words!

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During the summer holidays of 2005 my niece and I got all excited about making our own jewellery. Two years later, when I was on vacation my aunt bought my niece and me some scrapbook letters, so we could make a scrapbook page about the summer. I got all enthusiastic and told my mom about it, but she wasn’t so sure. I just got all these beads and stuff and she thought: ooh it’s just another hobby. But I really wanted to do this, so I convinced my mom how much fun it would be. We bought lots of paper stuff (only made some pages), because when searching online for paper supplies, my mom discovered digital scrapbooking. We tried and both fell in love with it. That was fall 2007. The very first forum we joined was Oscraps.com and it became our home. My mom and I started as a regular members, soon started CT-ing for Oscraps designers and both became a Site CT member at Oscraps. I love scrapping and one day I just thought let’s try designing. That was a couple of years ago. Just making some freebies, but in the summer of 2010 I decided I really wanted to design and since December 16th 2010 I’m part of the Oscraps design team! And now my mom is even CT-ing for me!

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Inspiration, for me, is everywhere. Magazines, TV-commercials, Ads, Movies, Songs, Architecture, Colour palettes, everything. I just love to get creative with paper and paint or photoshop and combine those in scrapbooking.

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Computer: I have a HP Elitebook 8540W ( 15,6 inch, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, IntelCore i7, NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M graphics 1 GB video memory, 4GB RAM, Weight: 6lbs 7.2oz), but I mostly use it for my architecture study (needs to run heavy programs). For designing I often use my parents Acer Aspire 7750 Laptop. (17,3 inch, Windows 7, IntelCore i5, 6GB DDR3 Memory, 500 GB HDD).
Program: I use Photoshop Elements 5.0 to design. I do have PSE9 PSE10, PhotoshopCS5 and IllustratorCS5, but I don’t used these to design much, mostly because I don’t know exactly where everything is/how everything works in these programs. And pencils, fine liners, markers and paint for handmade elements.
Camera: I have a Canon Powershot SX 10IS
Anything Else: LaCie Starck 1,5 TB EHD, Canon CanoScan 4400F, Wacom Bamboo Fun M Tablet.
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A tip: don’t be afraid to try something new! There are so any styles and ways to make a page, there’s no right or wrong way. And with digital scrapbooking you can just start over if you don’t like it or use the Ctrl-Z option. Don’t know where to start with a new style, try scraplifting a layout or join a specific style challenge.

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Zen & the Art of: Steam Machines is my favourite product. I loved the style, which I discovered while watching Castle (Season 3, Episode 4). Since the day I decided I wanted to design, I’ve wanted to make a steampunk style kit. The dark colours, Victorian/vintage style and gears. I started on it two years ago and made some parts every once in a while. Last summer I decided I needed to finish it, I did just before my 20th Birthday. So it was a sort of birthday present to myself, to finally have finished this kit. I love that it can be used for all sorts of layouts, Art Journaling, Heritage, Clean, Clustered, Collage. I can’t wait to make a part two (but I guess that will take some time before it’s ready).

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Travelers Treasure Box is my most popular product, probably because it has been featured on several sites. And I think because it’s a travel kit and people like to scrap their vacation pictures. (at least that are the type of pictures I like to scrap most). I wanted to create a travel kit, with colours and elements that could be used for any type of vacation I had been to. I started looking at pictures from Rome, France, the UK and Los Angeles and decided on colours that would work for pictures of all of these vacations.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Maya de Groot:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Maya de Groot’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Discount Coupon for 30% off any order in Maya de Groot’s store (expires 15 march 2013; use couponcode at checkout: MdG_30offTDF).

Go have a look in Maya de Groot’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 Maya De Groot

The following layouts were created using “Brocante” by Maya de Groot and included in The Digi Files during February, 2013:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Brocante by Maya de Groot. Template: April Lisa, Fonts: How Cute, The Sharon.
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Layout by Kimberly K. Supplies: Brocante by Maya de Groot; Font: Another Typewriter;
Photo by Natalie Atkinson.
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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Brocante by Maya de Groot; Fonts: April Lisa.
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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Brocante by Maya de Groot; Fonts: Penstyle.
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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Brocante by Maya de Groot.

Virtual Vacation

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Credits: Stamped Alpha and Travelers Treasure Box by Maya De Groot

When I listened to Steph, Katie and Peppermint talking about dream vacations on Episode 50 of the DigiShow, I thought it would be fun to ask The Daily Digi team what their dream vacations would be.

Cross-Country Trip

Wendy mentioned that going across the country in an RV would be perfect for her. I know that a lot of people have that dream – to see the country from the comfort of an RV, taking the scenic route and experiencing new places. Low-key and totally perfect for a family or retirees!

Katie also mentioned that she wants to travel across the country, but her preferred mode of transportation would be via train because it’s a fun way to see the scenery.

Bora Bora

Jenn’s dream vacation is to go to Bora Bora or Moorea in the French Polynesian Islands, and stay for at least a week in one of those bungalows that are right over the lagoon. There are dolphins swimming around right underneath the bungalows. She said that if she was ever are lucky enough to get to go there, she’d want to try everything the resort had to offer – helicopter rides around the islands, scuba diving, swimming the the dolphins and sting rays, etc. I have to say, that sounds pretty great!

Disney

Tara and Melissa both dream of taking their children to Disney while it’s still magical to them. Steph said that she has a good friend that is a huge Disney fan and has never been and Steph would LOVE to take her! Actually, Steph wishes she could take anyone that hasn’t been! And since I asked about a “dream vacation” I like her big dreaming here! Smile

European Vacation

The European vacation was a popular choice! Trina would go overseas and see the England, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Jacki would love to see Paris. Amelia even wants to bike across Europe! Tara’s second dream vacation is to travel to Northern Ireland to see where her Dad’s family is from and to tour all the places she has photos of him in, to see the streets he played in, visit the pubs and bars he played in with his band.

Cottage on the Lake

Katie dreams of renting a house by a lake for an entire summer to lounge about reading books and hang out with her husband and kids. She imagines a setting like from the old movie “On Golden Pond”. This is definitely my style of vacation!

Beach Vacation

Melissa also dreams of a beach vacation – and any beach will do!

Australia and New Zealand

Steph dreams of going to visit Australia and New Zealand…a month on each would be great! Jacki wants to take an RV trip along the coast of New Zealand. That sounds amazing!

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Steph also mentioned that she would also really love to visit Prince Edward Island with her sisters and mom.

 

I think I got some great ideas to add to my dream vacation list! What is YOUR dream vacation?

Wondering what to scrap?

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When you stop to think about it, you will probably realize that there are plenty of topics and events out there to scrap about. Life seems to go in cycles that include events and holidays and those become a natural focus for our memory keeping. However, there are also plenty of everyday life type of moments that make for great scrapbook pages or even full albums. We are always looking for fun topics for scrapping here at The Daily Digi and we even have an entire category of our blog dedicated to scrapworthy ideas.

If you are looking for some inspiration on what to scrap, here’s a great resource list to get you going. I’m even planning to bookmark & pin this post to come back to any time I need a little creative jumpstart!

HOLIDAYS & SEASONS

EVENTS

TRAVELS

EVERYDAY MOMENTS

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

COLLECTIONS OF MEMORIES

Wow! There’s so much inspiration here! What would you like to see us add to this list of resources? What are your favorite things to scrap about? We’d love to hear from you in the comments so feel free to share your ideas.

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a to-do list for Friday

Daily Digi Friday list

Sherwood Studio Life Story Chalk it Up. Fonts are Howie’s stamps lowfat and Boopie.

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It’s that time of the week again – time to shop, listen, and play! Get your weekend started off right with an inspirational episode of The Digi Show where we were joined by Daily Digi team member Heddy and Sweet Shoppe designer Traci Reed.

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Lets see what’s new in digiland!

Your Life Captured Through The Lens – This is Katrina’s MOST popular class. You will move off auto and take creative control of your camera!

6 week online class begins March 5th. Class includes:

  • 6 weeks of lessons and support
  • Downloadable pdf lessons, exercises & assignments
  • Techniques, techniques, techniques
  • 2 LIVE webinars
  • 6 instructional videos
  • Interactive forum for sharing ideas, questions,and resources
  • Class gallery for posting photos and receiving photo evaluation
  • Real Interaction With Your Instructor – I’m there with you from beginning to end of class for questions and help.

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Special $64 discount for DailyDigi readers at this link through February 28th!

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Danielle Young has this fun, new paper pack and festive alpha set for your Valentine’s memories! They’re on sale for just $1 each!

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Sugary Fancy has two New Packs from The Everyday Basics Collection at Store this week! Journal Cards & Stickers! Also LIKE our Facebook Page to enjoy an exclusive discount for fans!

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A digital scrapbooking element set by Erica Zane at SSD, Placemats v.1 are a super fun way to accent your pages. These embellished mats are perfect for layering, journaling, framing and more!

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Scrapping with Liz has these new fun templates that will make a BIG statement with the big photo spots. There are also some fun faded masks on these templates. These are sure to be a lot of fun.

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NEW from Captivated Visions – I Became Somebody Else Collection
Often the way we deal with huge change, a life changing event or battle with something is to become somebody else, intentionally or unintentionally. Life goes on and it’s not always easy, our friends and family might not understand the new us, or even realise that we’ve changed so deeply within. I became somebody else was created for a friend who is struggling with the frustration that she is still seen by others as the person that she once was, she has changed deeply within, and she longs to be accepted and understood for who is she today.

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Tracey Monette of Clever Monkey Graphics is having a CT call. Check it out!

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Talk about inspired by the great outdoors, Misty Cato and Juliana Kneipp’s Enjoy the Journey fills the page with rustic colors and vivid wildflower blooms!

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Yin has this new set of double page templates in her store, also check out the themed template on her blog!

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Jenn Labre has a super cute music kit out this week!

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New In store: All DirectionS l by ValC designs
Special deal running until Sunday night 20% AND a set of 12 Journaling Cards FREE with the purchase of the bundle
Isn’t it sweeeetttt ?

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Fun new collaboration from Stolen Moments & Erica Zane!

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Adorable new collab from K Studio & SuzyQ Scraps, perfect for scrapbooking everyday moments of love. Save 20%, plus receive the journal cards FREE thru 2.20.13.

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Yummy new candy crush from Studio Flergs!

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3 new products by Sabrina’s Creations at Oscraps. Save 20% off until Feb. 18th.

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Britt-ish Designs has teamed up, once again, with Sahlin Studio to create the definitive magical vacation memory keeping system! Recording your treasured family vacations is often a daunting task, but with Project Mouse its not only easy and quick, you’ll be able to record the small details, the big moments, and everything in between! Not to mention it’s SO CUTE!

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The FREE zine “Explorations in Art Journaling No. 2” is now available from Studio Tangie. Learn the basics of art journaling and unlock hidden content on the new Art Journal Caravan website. You can download the zine at http://artjournalcaravan.com/

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ViVa Artistry brings you some of the fun, excitement and mystery of the Carnevale di Venezia through Mascherari, the Mask Maker. Filled with gorgeous masks and rich elements, Mascherari will bring some magic and beauty to your layouts, collages and art journaling pages.

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Coloring, singing, reading, and learning with friends. Chelle’s new collection, Street Smarts, by Chelle’s Creations is perfect for snacktime, cookies & milk, art, sunny days…whatever your early learning memories. Buy the Bundle, get the Quickies FREE through 2.21.13.

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Episodes 6 and 7 of Learn IT TV have been released. Join Studio Wendy as she demonstrates the layers panel options and how to install presets in Photoshop CS and Elements.

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a new free-with-purchase gift at Scrap Matters

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The perfect everyday kit for everyday moments! Now on sale at the Digichick from Kimeric Kreations!

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Katie the Scrapbook Lady has a brand new set of layered templates to help you scrap all the sweeties in your life! Head on over to her Scrap Shop to get them while they are on sale!

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Pocket page scrapbooking is all the rage right now, and for good reason: it is one of the easiest ways to quickly & beautifully create a cohesive project with no fuss! So what happens when you cross the ease of Project Life with a passion for “The Happiest Place on Earth”? You get Project Mouse – a collab between Sahlin Studio & Brittish Designs!

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Scrap Orchard has rolled out a new gallery format – a ScrapPin pin board format. How fun!

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So glad it’s Friday, now I’m off to work on that list! Smile

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PS. Congratulations to this week’s reader, grannymike, who has won $10 to Karah Fredricks’ store. Thanks for commenting!