Always Full of Inspiration

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I have many layouts that I’ve created over the years that have Lauren’s products on them. Her products cnotinue to be some of my favorites. I love her whimisical and edgy style; her great color combinations; and her custom doodles that she creates herself. I am beyond excited to have La back with us in The Digi Files this month! Let’s take a closer look at “Always” 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 Lauren Grier’s contribution:

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Always by Lauren Grier; Fonts: CK Becky & Bad King.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Always by Lauren Grier; Fonts: Typewriter.

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Layout by Kimberly K. Supplies: Always by Lauren Grier; Fonts: Museo.

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Always by Lauren Grier; Foxy Boxy by Connie Prince.

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Layout by Monica. Supplies: Always by Lauren Grier; Staple by One Little Bird Designs; Date Stamp by Splendid Fiins; Font: Pea Johanna Script.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
Name
Hi! My name is Lauren Grier. I’ve been designing digital scrapbooking products since 2005. You can find my work at my solo shop Scrapfastic Designs and at Sweet Shoppe Designs. Designing has been a great outlet for me over the past few years. Sometimes, I just draw something silly for my kiddo.. but other times- everything just pours out of you when you create. It’s a wonderful feeling.. a weight lifting off of you as you scribble out little bits and bobs. Designing is my job.. but it’s also my own little version of self therapy. It’s an amazing avenue of self expression, and one I’m very lucky to have.

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I’ve had this weird obsession with doodling wings lately, so it started there and grew. I knew I wanted a wing doodle element & that just lead to a sweet cutsie love themed kit. Light and fluffy and full of pink.

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I started designing in 2005, just wanted to poke around and see what this digital scrapbooking thing was all about. Put together a couple of kits and poof.. Here I am today. Ok, there was a bit more than a poof, but that’s the jist of it. I’ve never paper scrapped, and hadn’t even digi scrapped yet when I designed my first kit. I was just looking for something new and fun!

inspired
Everything. That’s the easy answer right? My moods greatly dictate what and how I’m going to design. Music. Life. My kid. Everything.

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Computer: I am using Windows 7 with 8gb of ram
Program: I use Photoshop & Illustrator CS6
Camera: A very sad old Canon Powershoot.. but it’s amazing really for what it is.
Anything Else: I doodle with pen and paper, and scan with my handy dandy epson scanner. I also use a Wacom Tablet that is currently missing. Hah.
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Tell your story. That is ALL that is important. Don’t worry about impressing anyone, or getting onto creative teams. Scrap for yourself and to document your memories. In 20 years when your grandkids are looking at your scrapbooks they’re not going to care who’s creative team you got on, or which calls you received the dreaded rejection email from. Not one bit. So scrap away. Love what you do and it will shine right through your pages.

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My favourite kit changes constantly.. but right now, it’s this one. One in seven billion! I sat down one day and just started doodling a full page doodle spread. I knew right away what I wanted to do.. Primarily grey & white with accent colours. Adding teal was easy.. I put it in 85% of my kits, then all I needed was a bit of navy and yellow and I was absolutely in love! I always adore the kits that I’ve doodled every single paper out for. They just feel extra special to me!

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My Layered up in You series has been a fan favourite for years now. These are my babies and I am so happy everyone loves them!
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Here are some of my favorite products by Lauren Grier:
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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Lauren Grier’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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