Feeling the Chill Factor


I’m so happy to be welcoming Scraps by Missy to The Digi Files this month! I was instantly smitten with Missy’s adorable kits; I love the themed, shabby style of collections. How adorable are the mittens on the clothesline in this month’s contribution?! Let’s take a closer look at “The Chill Factor” 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 Scraps by Missy’s contribution:


Layout by Sula. Supplies: The Chill Factor by Scraps by Missy; Fonts: DJB Lizzy’s Script by Darcy Baldwin.


Layout by Lauren. Supplies: The Chill Factor by Scraps by Missy; Fonts: CK Ali’s Hand and Typewriter.


Layout by Anne. Supplies: The Chill Factor by Scraps by Missy; Flight Plan No. 26 (Template) by One Little Bird Designs; Font: Courier New and Soymilk.


Layout by Vicki. Supplies: The Chill Factor by Scraps by Missy; Oct.10.2013 (template) by Sahlin Studios.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.

Hi! My name is Missy and I’m from a town outside Detroit, Michigan. I have been married for almost 15 years with 3 beautiful children. Justin-14, Cameron-10 and Abigail-9. I’m a stay-at-home mom who has plenty of time to scrapbook and design during the day when the kiddos are at school and I love it! When they come home it’s off to karate, soccer, baseball and softball!






My children along with my nieces and nephews really inspired me for the kit Personality. They have SO much of it at such a young age. I did this layout of my niece Megan who lives in California and it reminded me of how fun and playful she is. I just love her and miss her everyday!



My start in designing is really a rather funny one. I began scrapbooking actually on my iPhone around 2011…lol! I purchased an app that allowed me to scrapbook on the go and I was OBSESSED! I did it every extra second I had. I was completely oblivious to the online digital community at that point. I then became involved with the company who made the app. Helping with their blog and answering customer questions (because I was such an expert haha). Through that I became aware of designers who were online. I would look in their stores and wonder “how in the heck do I make layouts on a computer?”. So I purchased a few kits and after some extensive Google searching I was on my way to making layouts. Lucky for me my husband had a copy of Photoshop CS3 he received in his computer science course from school many years ago, so I was able to load it up and use it! Once I figured out how everything worked, which took SEVERAL weeks, I was able to do just about anything. Google and YouTube became my best buds 🙂

After about 6 months of collecting many, many kits, I decided I would try and make my own kit. I did and it looked awful. I still have it today to compare how far I’ve come. I’ve since upgraded all my software and my kits seem to be a hit! I’m loving every minute of my designing and I love expanding my knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator.


Everything really inspires me to create. My husband, children, family. I look at something I would love to scrapbook with and work from there. If I wouldn’t use it, then I don’t make it.


Computer: I have a HP Pavillion g7 with 8bg RAM, 64 bit operating system with 1TB Memory using Windows 8
Program: Photoshop CC 64 bit, Illustrator CC bit
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens
Anything Else: I do have a Bamboo tablet I just bought a couple months ago but haven’t had much time to play with it yet, not sure of what the model number is.

My favorite time-saving Photoshop tip for designers is when creating an element/cluster use the shortcut ctl+alt+shift+e. This will create a layer with all layers merged for you to stroke and check stray pixels and jagged edged. No need to duplicate layers and merge, or save your .png then have to open it. Once you’ve checked that everything looks good, just delete that layer. I use this shortcut ALL the time and I know it will save you lots of time!


Giggles & Goosebumps was such a fun kit to make! I didn’t want to stop actually. I loved the colors and the theme couldn’t be more fun. I wanted to make the palette suitable for both male and female photos and I believe I accomplished that. Makes me want to do another one similar to it 🙂



My most popular product is one of my earliest products, Abby. Names after my beautiful daughter Abigail a.k.a. “Abby”. She loves Princesses and the color purple. She was the sole inspiration for this kit and helped me create and pick things out for it. She loves it as much as my customers do!


Here are some of my favorite products by Scraps by Missy:





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







Save 40% off any purchase at
Scraps by Missy’s store with coupon code sbm_dailydigi_save40% (exp 4/30/14).

Go have a look in Scraps by Missy’s store! 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!

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Welcome the Designers of TDF60 December 2013

A BIG WELCOME to the designers of The Digi Files 60! I’m so excited for you to see everything in store this month! There really is something for everyone!

Katie and I recorded a quick little Daily Digi Digest sharing some of the news for December plus a look at The Digi Files (download this and all past shows here. Subscribe in iTunes here.

Our members love “Daily Digi Day”! Many of the annual members have already been downloading for a few hours because they get access when the calendar changes to a new month.

Here is a look at the designers for this month:

Scraps by Missy

Danielle Young

Cindy Schneider

Southern Creek Designs

Erica Zwart

Studio Basic

Pixelily Designs

In The Digi Files this month, we have SEVEN full size products (never released in digiland before) from fabulous designers for only $7.50 (less when you become an annual member)! It’s an UNBELIEVEABLE deal and the BEST deal in digital scrapbooking!

Here’s what our members said in the comments yesterday:

I am about to start on my forth year here at the TDD. I love it so much and have lots of digi supplies to play with. I love having so many choices when it comes time to make my pages. I have learned so much and appreciate all you guys do.

Thank you so much,
Connie B 🙂

November was a great digi-file month with two of my favorites — Anna Aspnes & Taylormade. But I truly love every month and getting to know new designers and try their products. A subscription to the Daily Digi is a terrific buy with “Christmas” every month on the 1st when new products are available. -flowersgal

I can always count on The Digi Files for a month’s worth of fun, quality kits and goodies to work with! Never disappointed by the mix of talented designers and their contributions each month! -Jean

PS: Congratulations to the FOURTEEN random winners selected from yesterday’s comments, each person won $10 in product from one of last month’s designers. Be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget in yesterday’s post to see if you won! All winners will receive their prize via the email listed in Rafflecopter within 48 hours.