Extra Credit


So GREAT to have Karah Fredricks joining us again in The Digi Files! Karah is such a talented designer with an eclectic style that includes a some doodling, some mixed media, great word art, modern patterns, and more. Our team members and I had such a great time creating with her contribution this month and I know you will too! Let’s take a closer look at “Extra Credit” 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 Karah Fredricks’s contribution:


Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Extra Credit by Karah Fredricks; Fonts: Epic Awesomeness, DBJ Tell Your Story.


Layout by Trina. Supplies: Extra Credit by Karah Fredricks; That’s Life (template) by Sara Gleason; Fonts: The Brainchild, The Chubby Marker.


Layout by Suzy. Supplies: Extra Credit by Karah Fredricks; Fonts: The Dry Ribbon by Heather Joyce.


Layout by Steph. Supplies: Extra Credit by Karah Fredricks.

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


Karah Fredricks, southern California, married for 16 years with four kids. What other types of info do people normally share?



I took this picture for a scrapbooking challenge in 2008, and to this day it is still one of my favorites. I always joke that my nieces and nephews don’t recognize me without the camera in front of my face, so this layout definitely represents ME!



I started scrapbooking when I was about 14 when my mom hosted a “crop til you drop” at our house. I was instantly hooked and became an avid paper scrapper. I was adament that I could never go digital, but after having four kids (and no space to scrap without them getting into everything!), I decided to give the whole digital thing a try. And I haven’t looked back! Within a few months of joining the digital side, I tried my hand at designing. In June of 2014 I celebrated my 8th anniversary as a digital scrapbook designer! I have been with several stores, but I have made The Lily Pad my home since 2009 and couldn’t be happier!


Nothing inspires me more than my kids! I scrapbook for them, so it only makes sense that the kits I make are with them in mind. Another one of my biggest inspirations is my dear friend and “boss”, at The Lily Pad, Laura. She is an endless wealth of ideas and suggestions and I don’t know what I would do without her!


Computer: I use Windows 7 and have 6 gb of RAM. I have a Dell LCD monitor.

Program: I primarily use PhotoShop CS4 and Illustrator CS4.

Camera: I have a Canon 50D.

Anything Else: I use a Wacom Graphire pad (I haven’t had a mouse for YEARS!).


Can I think about this one and send something in later?


Choosing between favorite products is kind of like choosing between your kids! I chose this one because it has a little bit of everything that I love. I love the felties, I love the splatters, I love the papers, I love the string. I was inspired for this kit by all of the vacation photos my friends were posting on Instagram and Facebook. Since my family wasn’t going on vacation, I decided to live vicariously through them with this kit! I love that there are so many versatile bits and pieces in this kit that it can be used for so many other things BESIDES travel!



My Splatterific packs have always been popular, but this one it particular is my all-time best seller. I created this one using that month’s BYOC colors (Build Your Own Collab, our monthly team collaboration over at The Lily Pad). I’m not sure what has made this one so special – could be the bright colors, could be the fun shapes. In any case, people definitely seem to like it!


Here are some of my favorite products by Karah Fredricks:






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







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