Color My World


It has been a very long time since Lili joined us in The Digi Files and we are happy to have her back.  Lili’s designs are whimsically sophisticated and so wonderful for documenting memories.  Her contribution this month is not only perfect for scrapping with, but Lili gives us a jumpstart on our calendars with an editable 2014 calendar set.  Let’s take a closer look at “You Color My World Cards and Fully Editable 2014 Calendar” 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 Lili Niclass’ contribution:

Layout by Katie. Supplies: You Color My World Cards and Fully Editable 2014 Calendar by Lili Niclass; Sixers (template) by Scrapbook Lady; Fonts: Blackout.


Layout by Tara. Supplies: You Color My World Cards and Fully Editable 2014 Calendar by Lili Niclass; Life Basics (template) by Cathy Zielske; Fonts: Steelfish.


Layout by Monica. Supplies: You Color My World Cards and Fully Editable 2014 Calendar by Lili Niclass; Winter Wonderland Solids, Office Washi, and Evidence Date Stamp by Splendid Fiins; Project Life Template A, and Blank Grid Card by Becky Higgins; Staples by One Little Bird Designs; Fonts: Bebas, Traveling Typewriter, Pea Fruit Salad.


Layout by KimberlyK. Supplies: You Color My World Cards and Fully Editable 2014 Calendar by Lili Niclass; Rockabilly (tape, paint) by Just Jaimee; Staple by One Little Bird Designs; Hero, Pacifico.

My name is Lili Niclass and I currently live in Nagoya, Japan with my husband and our cat, Kiko. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. From knitting to paper crafts, I love everything hand-made. Photography has always been a part of my life and it was my favorite subject in college. I started combining my love for photography, design and technology into digital scrapbook pages in 2006, when I discovered digital scrapbooking. It was love at first sight.

When I’m not working, crafting or doing Project Life, I enjoy watching movies, reading, traveling, studying Japanese, and spending time with my family and friends.




Project Life is the only scrapbooking I’ve been doing lately. I just love how simple and easy it is and I love that it can be whatever I want it to be. My method is a little bit different than what most Project Lifers do. I do it chronologically but not weekly. Sometimes a page will cover 3 days and sometimes it will cover three weeks, it doesn’t really matter to me. All I want is to have the memories in the album, documented. I try to keep it simple using just a Project Life kit, digital templates and digital cards. But I love to embellish it further with digital stamps, wood pieces and washi tapes.

I discovered digital scrapbooking in 2006 when I was looking for innovative ideas to create photo albums. Not long after that I started designing and selling my own digital designs and it’s been a true passion ever since.

In 2009 I designed my first paper collection for Fancy Pants Designs. In 2011 I was lucky enough to be one of the winners of Becky Higgins’s Design Contest. I’ve designed a number of Project Life kits and mini kits since then, the latest being the Teen Themed Cards For Him and For Her.

Recently, I’ve been also working with Freckled Fawn creating washi tapes, wood pieces, stamps and so many other fun embellishments.

Mostly people and places, but I also find that browsing through my photos and actually scrapping them is the best way to find inspiration and to have new ideas.

Computer: 27″ iMac OS X, 8GB RAM.

Program: I mainly use Illustrator and Photoshop through Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Occasionally, I’ll also use InDesign and Lightroom. I edit my photos with the RadLab plugin for Photoshop most of the time.

Camera: iPhone 4S and Nikon D5000, but wishing to upgrade to Nikon D7100.

Anything Else: Wacom Intuos5 touch.

Here is a quick tip for Photoshop beginners. The undo button (Cmd+Z or Ctrl+Z) is probably one of my most used keyboard shortcuts. But in Photoshop, this will let you go only one step backward. If you want to undo multiple times use Cmd+Opt+Z (Ctrl+Alt+Z). To step forward use Cmd+Shift+Z (Ctrl+Shift+Z).

It might just be my Photo Strip Templates. I always have so much fun creating photo strips for my Project Life. I also love sticking them around the house or using them as a bookmark. Sometimes I create some for friends or I punch a hole on top of the strip and use it as a gift tag.
My first pack of Photo Collages seems to be my most popular product. I created those templates for myself when I was just starting Project Life and they were so useful that I decided to put them in the store. I like how versatile they are and I use them all the time.

Here are some of my favorite products by Lili:

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

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