Gina Miller is very well known for her bold and bright style, which I love! I am drawn to Gina’s big, bold patterns as much as her bright colors! Gina has been designing as long as I can remember and we are happy to have her joining us again! Her contribution reminds me of a summer night and is so perfect for this time of year! Let’s take a closer look at “Twilight” 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 Gina Miller Designs’ contribution:
Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Orange Sherbet by Busy Bee Designs.
Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Fonts: Josefin Slab and KG Makes You Stronger.
Layout by Tara. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; .
Layout by Katie. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Stunning Singles (template) by Scrapbook Lady. Font: Myriad Pro.
Layout by Anne. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Fonts: Arial Black.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
Hi! My name is Gina. I am an early-thirty-something Mom to three (two beautiful daughters + one charming son) and wife to an FDNY firefighter! We live in New York and share our home with a very furry Puggle.
I created this layout because it had been a while since I worked on an AAM (All About Me) page. While scrapping myself isn’t my favorite, I do think personal pages like this are important for our kids, grandkids, etc to have.
I was a paper scrapper since childhood. In late 2004 when my son was a few months old, I stumbled upon digital. At first, I was completely turned off. But something made me download a sample version of Photoshop and just play around. I was instantly hooked!
I started designing almost immediately. (Granted, the stuff was awful but still, I was creating it!) I loved that I could create papers to match any of my photos. About 6 months after I first opened Photoshop, I started selling my designs at The Digi Chick.
Everything! Color, wardrobe, advertisements, a good song, the name of a restaurant, a make-up palette, nature, etc… I am inspired daily.
Computer: I work on my fully-loaded iMac! 27″ flat screen, 32 gigs of RAM, 3TB hard drive, upgraded graphics card… the works. I also use small Seagate portable drives to back-up all of my designs and client work (I had an EHD crash recently and will never use one again).
Program: Photoshop CS6
Camera: Canon 5d Mark III
Anything Else: n/a
Since I’m also a full-time photographer, I’ll share a tip that I love. Choose another angle! I rarely stand at full height when photographing my kids. I usually bend my knees so my camera is the same height as their eyes. I love straight-on photos.
Another angle to try: get low. Lay on the ground and see what stuff looks like from that angle. I photographed my son from below with his arms crossed in front of him and he looked so mature. I love this angle for boys especially. (Note: Shooting from below is NOT flattering to most adults). 😛
One last angle tip: Shoot from above! I love standing on a chair well above my kids’ heads. Have them look right at the camera. I love to photograph that connection between my lens and their crystal clear eyes. I always stand when photographing a cake smash and get a few shots of the child who is now a few feet below me. I like to vary it up. And bonus, this angle is flattering on everyone!
My favorite product changes frequently! I really love creating my Project Life cards though. This pack is a particular fave because of the colors and general happy theme.
What can I say? People love to get organized! I loved, loved, loved creating my binder pack (there are 3 in my shop). I am a big organizer and list maker so I just thought about what would be useful to me when creating these sets. They were originally created at the start of the 2012 new year. I was inspired by the fresh start! The color palette was a no brainer. I love to use lots of color and I went with a slightly muted rainbow so it would work with everything.
Here are some of my favorite products by Gina:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Gina’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
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