I Heart Christmas

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WELCOME BACK to Tanya of Crossbone Cuts Designs! I’m so happy to have her joining us. I love Tanya’s designs! Not just the Disney inspired collections, but the super fun themed kits throughout her store! It was a joy to visit with Tanya and learn how she got started in digital scrapbooking and design. We also chatted about where inspiration comes from and a special product she created just for me!

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Let’s take a closer look at “I Heart Christmas” 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 Crossbone Cuts Designs’s contribution:

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: I Heart Christmas by Crossbone Cuts Designs; Fonts: Bariol and Emily’s Candy.

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Layout by Tuesday. Supplies: I Heart Christmas by Crossbone Cuts Designs; Barely Fall Here (template) by Amy Martin; Fonts: The Velvet Vixen by Heather Joyce.

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Layout by Sula. Supplies: I Heart Christmas by Crossbone Cuts Designs; Fonts: 09 KutUps, DJB Fan Girl.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: I Heart Christmas by Crossbone Cuts Designs; Scenic Circles (template) by Scrapbook Lady.

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

Name

My name is Tanya and I am from southern California. When I am not designing I am hanging with my boyfriend of 11 years Chris, my family and my four puppies. I also love going to Disneyland!! It is my home away from home.

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Who wouldn’t be inspired by puppies in costume!? Dressing up my dogs is by far one of my most favorite parts of Halloween =) And of course I try to not to pass up the chance to scrap with my own products!



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started

I had been a paper scrapper/card maker/stamper since I was really young. I wanna say maybe 10 years old? When I got to be a little older I got more into scrapping I would get burned out really fast. Having to drag everything out and put everything away and the mess!! Oh man, the mess. I just couldn’t take it anymore. Then at a ScrapExpo in early 2009 I came across someone teaching digital scrapbooking. When I first saw it I remember thinking how silly it was. There was nothing to touch on the page. No depth. But as we walked around the expo the thought of being able to still scrap but not have the mess kept eating away in the back of my mind. So I went back and bought a book on how to get started in digital scrapbooking. I started that very day and never looked back! Once I got the hang of it I started applying for creative teams. Eventually I found ScrapMatters and got accepted to their Creative Team. In 2011, ScrapMatters had thier Design Star competition and I decided to compete on a whim. I ended up loving it and a couple months later became a designer there! Then when ScrapMatters decided to close it’s doors I was soo lucky to be offered a spot as a Orchard Girl at Scrap Orchard. They have welcomed me with open arms and I couldn’t be happier!

inspired

There are a lot of things that inspire me to create. A photo, a color palette, a specific request, etc. I can find inspiration just about anywhere. I love creating things in photoshop because it amazes me that it can actually be done. Who knew that the awesome things that come in these kits that we love can be created on a computer? It is crazy.

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Computer: I have a 17″ Macbook Pro with a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 processor running OS X 10.9.4

Program: I use Photoshop CS5 for designing. When I scrap I always create my layout in Photoshop Elements 8 first. I love the project bin and have no idea how I could scrap a page without it.

Camera: I use a couple! My Sony NEX-5R, Sony QX-100 and my iPhone5.

Anything Else: I do have a Bamboo Create tablet but I rarely use it. Most people find it funny that I don’t use a mouse either. I do all my scrapping and designing using the trackpad on my laptop.

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Don’t be afraid to ask questions! There is no such thing as a stupid question. I still come across things in the scrap and Photoshop world that I have to ask others about. There is always something new to learn.

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This is my current favorite product. I just LOVE the colors and I love when a kit just comes together so easy. I had so many ideas in my head and I couldn’t get them out fast enough. In the end I love love love the way it turned out! It was inspired by my love of Flo’s Cafe in Carsland at Disney California Adventure!


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This product is a total labor of love. It took a really long time to organize and create, but in the end it turned out perfect. A friend asked me to make a autograph book for her kids to take on their Disney vacation. I am a fan of showing my personality and creativeness when I am in the parks so the generic autograph books they sell in the parks have never appealed to me. I knew when she asked that I needed to create something special. I think I managed to achieve that to the best of my ability. I am so happy that other people have loved it as well!


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Here are some of my favorite products by Crossbone Cuts Designs:


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


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