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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:

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Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Orange Sherbet by Busy Bee Designs.

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Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Fonts: Josefin Slab and KG Makes You Stronger.

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Layout by Tara. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; .

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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Stunning Singles (template) by Scrapbook Lady. Font: Myriad Pro.

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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.
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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.

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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 loved that I used a b&w iPhone shot for this page. It’s not all about taking a super-duper “big girl camera” shot. Everyday smartphone captures are just as awesome!
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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.

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Everything! Color, wardrobe, advertisements, a good song, the name of a restaurant, a make-up palette, nature, etc… I am inspired daily.

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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
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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!

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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.

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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.
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Here are some of my favorite products by Gina:
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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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Inspired by Gina Miller Designs

The following layouts were created using “Twilight” by Gina Miller Designs and included in The Digi Files during August, 2013:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Template by Scrapping with Liz, Fonts: CK Beetlemeyer, Cinnamon Cake.

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Layout by KarenS. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs.

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Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Orange Sherbet by Busy Bee Designs.

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Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Fonts: Josefin Slab and KG Makes You Stronger.

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Layout by Tara. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs.

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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Stunning Singles (template) by Scrapbook Lady. Font: Myriad Pro.

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Layout by Anne. Supplies: Twilight by Gina Miller Designs; Fonts: Arial Black.

 

How to make fonts bigger

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Dream Big Designs New Discoveries. Ostrich Sans Font.

 

One of our readers (Stacia) asked a great question the other day that reminded me of a frustration I used to have with picking out fonts to use for scrapbook page titles. Here’s her comment:

I wonder if you have any suggestions for finding fonts that are big enough to use as titles on 12×12 pages? I love so many of these fonts but 72 just isn’t big enough, and that seems to be as big as they go.

Fortunately, this is very easy to fix! She is right that Photoshop programs will only let you automatically change the font size to a maximum of 72 pts. (Tested in PSE 11 and CS6)

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It took me awhile before I realized that you could just type over that 72 number in the text size box and change it to whatever you want. (You can also use this same trick in the leading size box)

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Here’s a layout with a title done in the Ostrich Sans font with size 72 pt. It isn’t quite big enough for my liking.

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Dream Big Designs New Discoveries. Scrapbook Lady Studious template.

 

When  I changed the font pt. size to 100, this is how it changed. Much better for a title!

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There is another way to work around this issue and that is to simply flatten (or simplify) the layer that your text is on and then resize it like you would any other embellishment.

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Just “grab” the font layer and use the corners to stretch it out.

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Generally speaking, enlarging the text using the numbers in the point size box will give you a higher quality result. Simplifying the layer and adjusting the size can help you fine tune the look though. Here are a few great resources to help you play around with this technique:

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Quick Word Art Mat

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Papers from A Bushel and a Peck by Meredith Cardall

I find titles to be the most difficult thing to put on a page. When I can’t just use a piece of word art (my go-to titling tool), I use fonts and papers from the kit I am using for the scrapbook page. Today I’m going to show you a quick trick to create a “word art mat” (like in the title image above) using just Photoshop, a font and some digital paper. When it’s done, the word art mat works as the page title and a place to put journaling.

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1. Create a blank canvas in Photoshop. Draw a rectangle and rasterize the shape layer.

2. Type a word you like in the font of your choice and rasterize it. The best choices are all-caps fonts or fonts where you set the horizontal spacing between letters tightly enough that all that letters touch each other. All letters need to touch either another letter or the rectangle shape above it.

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3. Merge the rectangle shape and the text shape layers together. Clip a paper onto the entire thing and shadow.

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Papers from A Bushel and a Peck by Meredith Cardall

Here’s a page I did using this quick trick:

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Supplies: My New Neighbor by Elisa Hubbard; Grow With Love Kids Edition template by Crystal Livesay

It helps to create a space on which to journal and embellish, as well being a quick and coordinated title for the page. I hope it will help some of you to capture a memory for your scrapbook!

Debbie Hodge: A Little Half and Half

DesignerLogoIn my mind, Debbie Hodge is the master of teaching layout design. She really understands design principles and has a great way of teaching them as they apply to scrapbooking!  Her class that is included in The Digi Files this month is a really great way to learn about layout design. You can watch Debbie go through her process of designing a scrapbook layout from beginning to end, and she explains why she is doing what she is doing along the way.  In this class, all of the lessons are about dividing a page in half to get great looking results. If you have wanted to learn more about layout design and how to create great looking pages, be sure to grab this month’s Digi Files!  Let’s take a closer look at “Scrapbook Coach “Half and Half”” 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 Debbie Hodge’s contribution: LO1

Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Scrapbook Coach “Half and Half” by Debbie Hodge; Open Wide by Megans Creations; Fall in Love by Bella Gypsy; Caffeine by Robyn Meierotto; Family Tree by Chelle’s Creations; Feb 2012 Freebie, Yes You Can by Captivated Vision; Oldschool by Mye De Leon; Stay Tuned by One Little Bird; Skinny Stitches by Shannon McNab; Novel by OScraps Collab.

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Layout by Monica. Supplies: Scrapbook Coach “Half and Half” by Debbie Hodge; I Am who I Am by Allison Pennington; Date stamp by Splendid Fiins; Doodle Arrow by LivE Designs, Grunge Brushes by Digital Revolutions; Fonts: Traveling Typewriter, Pea Johanna Script.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page. Name I live in seacoast New Hampshire – in a college town – with my econ-professor husband and two teenaged sons. I grew up on a farm in upstate New York and my childhood home there is my favorite place to visit and scrapbook. In my 20s I worked in business and got an MBA. In my 30s I studied writing and wrote a lot of short stories and even the draft of a novel that’s in a box in my basement. And then, pretty close to 40, I had children and discovered scrapbooking. Scrapbooking appeals to my desire to document and organize as well as my love of telling stories and creating with image and color and pattern. I love working on the free and paid materials at Get It Scrapped and Masterful Scrapbook Design. I love the actual work and the satisfaction of sharing ideas with others who want to record their stories with photos and words. My work is (pretty much) my hobby.

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layout I made “Rock this Town” on iNSD while hanging out in an online meeting room with Celeste Smith and Doris Sander and many of the women who were in one of their critique workshops this past year. I’d taken the photos that day, from my son’s concert at a “Quackfest,” and I’d purchased most of the supplies during the iNSD sales. It was really fun sharing the process and getting advice as I made it. It ended up working for an article at Get It Scrapped on using flair, and Doris was also making a page for that article at the same time. So I love this page for the memory it captures of the concert but also for the memory I have of its creation.

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started At the time I discovered scrapbooking and scrapbooking magazines I was writing and submitting short fiction. Submitting the scrapbook pages I was making to magazines seemed a natural step. When I was asked to join the first (and unfortunately only) creative team for Scrapbook Answers magazine I also had the opportunity to pitch and write articles. Over the years, I wrote for Memory Makers magazine, and I authored the book Get It Scrapped for F + W Publications. I wanted to write longer articles than the magazines wanted to publish, and so I started online teaching at Get It Scrapped as a way to “self-publish.” I got interested in digital scrapbooking because my only digi friend at the time, Paula Gilarde, was hanging out at Designer Digitals and I followed her over. I loved the community. I loved being able to get product immediately. And I began to love the precision and ease that digital scrapbooking had over paper. When I was asked to join the Designer Digitals Creative Team, I rapidly left paper behind. I loved my time creating there.

inspired Experimenting with composition inspires me. Masterful Scrapbook Design is built around exploring the work of experienced designers, and I love that, every month, I get to talk to them about how they’re scrapbooking right now. And along the way I see paper techniques I want to replicate in digi – or I see digi techniques I want to learn. One other thing that inspires me (a lot) is product. LOVE new product releases at my favorite digi stores on Fridays.

tools Computer: I have a Dell desktop with a big old monitor but . . . more and more I work on my laptop — which is a 17 incher. It’s a Dell XPS with in Intel core i7 processor and 8 gb of ram. I run Windows 7 on it. Program: I do my work in Photoshop CS3. I actually own Photoshop CS6 because I needed InDesign CS6, but I haven’t made the switch. I know, really dumb. I’m going to figure it out this summer! Really! Camera: I have a Canon Rebel t4i. My husband just got it for my birthday. My previous camera was an older Canon Rebel. I was amazed at the difference a few years makes. This one is so much better in low light. My lens is a Canon EF-S 18-200 with image stabilization. Just a few months ago, I’d started using my iphone 5 to take a lot of photos — but since I got the new camera, I’m happily lugging it around. Anything Else: ipad 2 tipstricks My best tip/trick for making scrapbook pages is working and reworking simple page foundations over and over in different ways — just as I do in the class I’m sharing in this month’s Digi Files. I love starting with a basic composition, like a horizontal band or a shelf or a blocked design, and seeing how I can use it to fit my photos and journaling and title and patterned papers onto it in ways that I like the look of.

favorite My favorite product is almost always the most recent issue of Masterful Scrapbook Design. I feel like, with every issue, our team (Tami Taylor, Amy Kingsford, and I) get better and better at making assignments and asking questions that allow our guest teachers to give us top-notch work that’s a great fit for the issue. And we keep improving our delivery to make use of latest technologies. The latest issue is “Make It Mean” and I’m in awe of the ideas our teachers shared for evoking the 5 senses on a scrapbook page, for recording a subject’s attitude through voice, for making meaningful titlework and journaling, and so much more.

DesFav popular My most popular product continues to be “Building Pages,” a class that explores 12 scrapbook page foundations. It was inspired by my own approach to making pages when I wanted to stop using sketches but wasn’t sure how to move forward. Past students are telling me that the “Scrapbook Coach” classes remind them of it – and yet they think the two complement each other. I worry that “Building Pages” is getting a bit long in the tooth, and I may retire it at the end of this year—especially as I add modules to the Scrapbook Coach series. Pop Here are some of my favorite classes by Debbie: Fav1 Fav2 Fav3 Fav4 Fav5 Here are some more inspirational layouts using Debbie’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits. CT1 CT2 CT3 CT4 CT5 Coupon Take $10 off MSD 2013 membership with code ddreader at Masterful Scrapbook Design. Go have a look in Debbie’s Classroom! We will randomly select TWO winners to win $10 in product! All winners will be selected through the Rafflecopter widget below. There are several ways to enter and you can do ALL of them to gain more entries for yourself! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Inspired by Debbie Hodge

The following layouts were created using “Scrapbook Coach “Half and Half”” by Debbie Hodge and included in The Digi Files during August, 2013:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Scrapbook Coach “Half and Half” by Debbie Hodge; Alpha by Sara Gleason; Everyday Life and Good Life by TDD, Fonts: CK Scratchy Box, DJB SharonS.

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Layout by KarenS. Supplies: Scrapbook Coach “Half and Half” by Debbie Hodge; Hoppy Birthday collab by The-Lilypad; and Ultimate Vacation (journaling cards) by Splendid Fiins.

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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Scrapbook Coach “Half and Half” by Debbie Hodge; Open Wide by Megans Creations; Fall in Love by Bella Gypsy; Caffeine by Robyn Meierotto; Family Tree by Chelle’s Creations; Feb 2012 Freebie, Yes You Can by Captivated Vision; Oldschool by Mye De Leon; Stay Tuned by One Little Bird; Skinny Stitches by Shannon McNab; Novel by OScraps Collab.

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Layout by Monica. Supplies: Scrapbook Coach “Half and Half” by Debbie Hodge; I Am who I Am by Allison Pennington; Date stamp by Splendid Fiins; Doodle Arrow by LivE Designs, Grunge Brushes by Digital Revolutions; Fonts: Traveling Typewriter, Pea Johanna Script.

Using Pinterest to track digital scrapbooking inspiration

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We all know how much fun Pinterest can be for finding and keeping track of inspirational projects, but have you thought about using it to organize digital scrapbooking tutorials? It’s a great place to bookmark all of those great tutorials you want to try! I’ll use the Daily Digi’s Pinterest account to illustrate what I mean. We have several boards set up to help us keep up with all the great things we find out in digiland and we have some special places to file tutorials.

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The easiest way to keep track of tutorials is to simply create a board for them. It’s so much nicer to use Pinterest for this instead of just a bookmarks folder because you can see an image that goes with the tutorial. I don’t know about you, but I’m much more likely to actually try something when I can see a picture!

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When you find a tutorial you want to try, pin it to a board just for tutorials. Be sure to install the pin button in your browser to make it even easier.  So simple!

 

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Scrapping Two Pages at a Time: Two Page Layouts

It’s not a big secret that I LOVE two page layouts. My love for them started when I began printing my photo books at AdormaPix. The two page layouts look absolutely beautiful with the lay-flat binding and I can upload them just as they are, I don’t have to cut them apart. (Note: if you haven’t printed a book with AdoramaPix yet, be sure to use the exclusive coupon they gave our readers, it’s an amazing deal!)

Here are few of my full two-page layouts:

Template Janet Phillips, Libby Pritchett, Shawna Clingerman, fonts by Fontologie
Supplies: Template is Yin Designs; I don’t have the other supplies documented, if you know, let me know. Font is P22 Cezanne and Typewriter Scribbled

Supplies: Dani Mogstad template by Little Green Frog

I love how many photos I can get on a two page spread. I like being able to have a mix of really big photos and smaller photos. I also like that I can put some fun embellishments on the pages and everything doesn’t feel too crowded.

Recently, on The Digi Show, I was asked about my process for scrapping two-page layouts, if I scrap one side and then the other, or one layout that is 24″x12″ all at the same time. I am the queen of being lazy (or maybe it’s just making the best use of my scrapping time), so, even though I CAN use two 12×12 templates to create a two-page layout, it takes a lot more time. I LOVE designers that create 24×12 templates for me and that is usually what I use. I have a tag in Lightroom just for two page templates:

Then, I also tag them by how many photos they will hold. This makes it easier for me when creating layouts. I know that I can also put paper in a photo spot or two if there are more spots on the template than I have photos for.

When I’m ready to scrap, I work one of two ways:

1) If I’m just creating one layout, I bring the two page template into Photoshop and start scrapping, creating as if the two pages were one.

2) If I’m working on a whole album, I use Anna Forrest’s Album builder script. You can see a video of the script in action and my process of using it here.

The other question someone had for me on the show was what designers create two page templates? I’ve found that searching in a store on 24×12 will often pull up lots of results. Be sure to read the descriptions to make sure the template comes in one big 24×12 canvas.

We sent out a request and gathered up some great two page templates for you:

Yin Designs probably creates more two-page templates than she does single pages. Here are couple of her newest ones.

Traci Reed has this set that includes both 24×12 and 12×12:

Scrapping With Liz also has a lot of two page templates:

Maya DeGroot has some 24×12 templates as well:

Studio Rosey Posey has this template:

Katie has a 24×12 double page section of her store. Here are some of her most popular 24×12 spreads:

Janet Phillips has a lot of two page templates in her store:

Penny Springmann puts out a new two page template at least once a month:

Cindy has these two HUGE collections that contain 10 layouts in 24×12 files:

Misty Cato has a few larger templates as well:

Little Green Frog has a lot of 24×12 templates:

Studio Wendy has a few 24×12 templates:

Now, I’m going shopping! How about you?

What’s in your shopping bag?

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Meredith Cardall A Bushel and a Peck (part of this month’s Digi Files collection). The Heather font by Heather Hess.

 

We love Fridays around here because we go shopping around digiland! It’s time to get out those virtual shopping bags again because there’s a lot of goodies that have hit the digi shelves this week.

 

Check out the latest kit from Jenn Labre. Follow Your Bliss is on sale for 20% off through Sunday!

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This week brings another budget friendly bundle for Changes! Full of paint, torn bits, papery bits and mixed media arty bits. For a limited time get the bundle, and you get the hand cut, painted alpha FREE.

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Celebrate Today by Erica Zane at SSD is all about celebrating those little moments in life…you know those awesome ones that make you feel good!  For added versatility there’s also some fun birthday elements.

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Scrapbook school memories for kids or teenagers with the Halls of Learning Collection from SuzyQ Scraps — save almost 50% when you buy before8.19.13, and get a set of chalk alphas FREE.

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6 New digital products, to include 3 sets of ArtsyKardz and introducing discounted bundle pricing as well as a few other FotoInspired and school-themed products. A brand new chance/serendipity-themed AnnaRelease also arrives in the aA store store today.  Discounts are only available for a limited time.

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Are you hungry?  Chelle has the perfect collection for your savory memories.  Buy the bundle, get the wordarts FREE thru 8.22

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This super-versatile kit by Heather T. will be 20% off through Sunday!

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Have you ever wanted to try a different style of digital scrapbooking?  Studio Rosey Posey has put together a collection of 4 of her favorite styles of scrapbooking!

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Who anchors you?  Your spouse, your best friend, a church leader, or a relative are someone you can lean on in happy and tough moments.  Scrap those memories with this new release… My Anchor… by Amber Shaw exclusively at Scrap Orchard.

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We all have this little voice in ourselves… the good one, the “bad” one… and maybe more??? This kit by ValC Designs is all about these inner voices, the hidden “us” which sometimes would like to speak out loud….

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Dawn by Design has a great tutorial on her blog on how to make a quick nature brush in Photoshop.

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T for Me Designs – Birthday Sale – 25% Off through August 24 and Scrap Challenge where every participants get a coupon to my store! Come and celebrate my birthday with me at Scrap Art Studio!

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Life’s Journey, new from Kimeric Kreations

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You can practically smell the freshly sharpened pencils and you can hear the lockers shutting and the school bells ringing–it’s back to school time! School Files is a digital scrapbook collection by Bella Gypsy Designs that transcends one subject, however–it’s perfect for scrapping non-academic things as well!

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Sign up for the official Scotty Girl Design newsletter to get news about upcoming sales and new product releases as well as specials ONLY available through the newsletter.

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Studio Sherwood is celebrating A Decade of Digi at Scrapbookgraphics!  Join in the fun, everything is 40% off through August 19.

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Be sure to sign up for the Scrapbook Lady newsletter to keep up with Katie’s newest template releases and news!

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Wishing Well Creations has fun new products this week at both The Digichick and at her guest shop at ScrapMatters.

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Here are some other great finds that caught my eye this week: (all are linked)

 

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A Bushel and A Peck of Fun

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When Meredith Cardall appeared in The Digi Files for the very first time, we had met once in real life. Since then, we have met several times in different cities and she is just such a sweet person!!  I still love Meredith’s designs as much as I love her! It’s not a secret that I love bright colors and Meredith puts them to great use in many of her kits. Here theming is exceptional and super fun to boot (an apple banner? So adorable!)  Let’s take a closer look at “A Bushel and a Peck” 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 Meredith Cardall’s contribution:

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Layout by Jenn. Supplies: A Bushel and a Peck by Meredith Cardall; Spaces (template) by Scrapbooklady Pages; Font: KG Makes You Stronger.

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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: A Bushel and a Peck by Meredith Cardall.

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Layout by Amelia. Supplies: A Bushel and a Peck by Meredith Cardall; 52-2 (template) by Tiffany Tillman; Font: Harting.

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Layout by Van. Supplies: A Bushel and a Peck by Meredith Cardall.

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: A Bushel and a Peck by Meredith Cardall.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
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My name is Meredith Cardall, and I live in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake. My husband and I have been married for almost twelve years and we have two daughters.

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I love scrapbooking the everyday experiences in life. This was just an ordinary walk to the bus stop on a Tuesday. Because I take so many photos, I use QuickPages to scrapbook a lot of my pages and then customize them just a bit.

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I started paper scrapbooking in high school around 1995, with just patterned scissors and some markers. When my younger daughter was 7 months old, in March 2005, she was crawling on the floor of our apartment and choked on a blue adhesive tab. After I calmed down, I sat down at my computer and searched for “computer scrapbooking” on the internet. I was hooked! In 2008, I began creating QuickPages for other designers and eventually began creating my own kits to sell.

inspired
Everything inspires me to create! I take inspiration from nature, my children’s activities and clothing, shoes, words and even music.

tools
Computer: I have a custom built machine and I LOVE it! I have a AMD FX-8150 8-Core Black Edition Processor, 16 GB GSkill Ares RAM, 120GB San Disk Solid State Drive, 2 TB Seagate Barracuda hard drive, 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint. I use Windows 7. I have two 17″ monitors, one for Photoshop and one for internet/admin stuff.
Program: Photoshop Creative Suite 4 and Backblaze for my online backup.
Camera: Nikon D60
Anything Else: I have a Genius tablet, but I don’t use it often.
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My favorite piece of advice to give people about scrapbooking is simply to do it. Not every page needs to be a masterpiece or take hours to complete. Templates and quickpages are great places to jumpstart your scrapbook pages. Pocket scrapbooking is also a great way to keep your memories! Just do it!

favorite
I LOVE Like a Snowflake. It was inspired by the very cold and snowy winter we had last year. I chose the colors because they reminded me of a cold, snowy winter. We decided that we were going to try to make last winter fun for our kids. We went sledding quite a bit and I wanted a kit to be able to scrap those photos.
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Hello Autumn is a really fun kit. The bright colors and fun elements make the kit appealing and easy to scrap with!
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Here are some of my favorite products by Meredith Cardall:
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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Meredith Cardall’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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