It’s Totally Time for Tinsel


Welcome back to The Digi Files Lynne-Marie! I’ve always enjoyed working with Lynne-Marie and was so excited when she contacted me and said she was coming back to designing and was ready to contribute to The Digi Files again! I love how Lynne-Marie designs products from her own scrapping needs and desires.  I love the retro feel of Lynne-Marie’s designs from colors to the artwork included. So much great stuff in her store!  Let’s take a closer look at “Tinsel” 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 Lynne-Marie’s contribution:


Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Tinsel by Lynne-Marie; Soiree (template) by Scrapbook Lady;Click (twine) by One Little Bird.


Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Tinsel by Lynne-Marie; .


Layout by Rachael. Supplies: Tinsel by Lynne-Marie; CS5 RadLab Plugin; Fonts: GF Halda, Pea Gemini Jen, Cursif.


Layout by Katie. Supplies: Tinsel by Lynne-Marie; Fonts: Garamond.


Layout by Anne. Supplies: Tinsel by Lynne-Marie; Fonts: DJB Lena and Courier New.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
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Lynne-Marie is from Quebec, Canada, where she lives with her musician-husband and 3 growing boys ages 6, 8 and 12. She teaches English part-time at her sons’ school and also enjoys singing with her husband on various recording projects. She enjoys cycling and long walks in the woods.




I am very inspired by the clean, graphic look of magazine articles, though you will find lots of artsy-type layouts in my gallery as well! I created a set of magazine layout templates and this page was created using one of them. I love that the focus is more on the journaling and photo than the papers and elements used. The large orange circle emphasizes the sunset in the photo. This style of scrapping uses a lot of blending modes and the opacity bar to create overlapping shapes and colors. Great photo editing beforehand goes a long way too! 😉


I started passionately paper scrapping back in 2005. I was on creative teams, I taught classes, and I even sold some stuff for a stamping company. Then I started dabbling with Photoshop… and I was hooked! My scraproom collected dust as I courted my new love. I soon figured that I could create my own designs and decided to open my own shop with a friend of mine. We opened Zig Zag Scrap in 2007, and then I was accepted as a designer at CatScrap. I struggled through those years to create, manage a shop and be present for my family. It was a learning experience. I eventually left Zig Zag Scrap to another owner to focus only on designing, but sadly, in 2012, both Zig Zag Scrap and CatScrap closed. I retired, thinking my design career was over, but in January 2013 I was invited to guest at The Lilypad, which I am now proud to call my digi-home!

I am inspired by color palettes, Pinterest, fashion, magazines, art, photography… anything! I have too many ideas buzzing in my head and not enough time to get them onto the screen!

Computer: My computer is getting old… I’ll be in the market for a new one soon! Currently I am working with a 17″ MacBook Pro (2008) with 6 GB of RAM, and three 500GB EHDs for storage (SeaGate). I store everything on one EHD and backup to the other two (two complete backups). One backup is automatic and the other is manual. I only keep a copy of what I am currently working on in my computer.
Program: As for software, I use CS5.
Camera: Nikon D70… but I use my hubby’s iphone most of the time.
Anything Else: none
Go for a walk. I usually go for a long walk before I start on any project, be it scrapping or designing. I take the time before I start to mentally go over my theme and the focus of my kit or layout. When I get back I am refreshed and ready to get started!

I got this idea to create a workable template that offered many different options. I created sets of blocks that could be combined by turning layers on and off, resulting in a ton of different options for one single template! These are fabulous for creating photo albums or for a different take on pocket scrapping. This particular set is also a great option for calendar tops!

I think anytime a designer offers a product that can be used over and over again as a tool it’s a sure best-seller. That’s what happened with the misty brushes. I love them!


Here are some of my favorite products by Lynne-Marie:


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



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