We’re thrilled to welcome Sherrie Piegdon back to the Digi Files! Sherrie’s soft and colorful kits make me excited to get scrapping. I love the detail she puts into her elements design and variety — it makes scrapping so much easier! When I first saw Sherrie’s kit for The Digi Files, I was ready to break open Photoshop and get started. Let’s take a closer look at “Life Unfiltered.”
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 Sherrie Piegdon’s contribution:
Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Life Unscripted by Sherrie Piegdon; Fonts: Mom’s Typewriter.
Layout by Suzy. Supplies: Life Unscripted by Sherrie Piegdon.
Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Life Unscripted by Sherrie Piegdon; Up Close and Personal (template) By Scrapping with Liz; Fonts: Cafe & Brewer, The Pam.
Layout by Anne. Supplies: Life Unscripted by Sherrie Piegdon; Sides (template) by Katie the Scrapbook Lady; Font: Didot Regular.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.
Hi! My name is Sherrie. I’ve been married to my wonderfully supportive husband, Scott, for 13 years and together we have 2 amazing children ages 13 & 14 and I’m fortunate to be step-mom to Scott’s handsome 19-year-old son, as well. We have no shortage of furry faces in our house, as we all play human servants to our dog Ajax and our 4 cats, Jasmine, Stash, Leanan and Isis.
I originally scrapped this layout to include as an example layout on a product page and it quickly became one of my favorite layouts. I took the photo years ago when we were on vacation, and I was lagging behind messing with something in my bag. I looked up and saw these three engaged in conversation and the moment just struck me as beautiful. I love that I was able to grab my camera and snap this shot without them noticing. The “fly on the wall” photos are always my favorites. So, when I scrapped this, it brought that feeling right back again. I think that’s one of the most gratifying parts of being a scrapper.
I started paper scrapping back in early 2000. It took me a few years, but I moved to digital in 2005 when I had two toddlers who loved to get into everything and no dedicated scrap space. By late 2005, I was experimenting with creating my own digital supplies and I was selling in my first shop by early 2006. When I realize that I’ve been designing for over 8 years, it kind of blows my mind. It certainly doesn’t seem like it’s been that long!
So many things inspire me, but nothing really gets my creativity going like a beautiful combination of colors or the essence of a theme.
Computer: I use Windows 7 desktop (I’m anxiously awaiting Windows 10) with a 1 TB hard drive, 16 GB of RAM and dual monitors.
Program: Photoshop CC 2014 and Illustrator CC 2014
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel Model XSi & Nokia 928
Anything Else: Wacom Cintiq
Becoming comfortable with my own scrap style has been a very powerful thing for me. We all seem to develop a type or style and I encourage everyone to embrace that and become comfortable in their own “scrap skin.” Trying out new styles and techniques are great ways to grow creativity and skills, but it should never lead to comparing layouts or style to other scrappers in a way that is negative. Spread your wings because learning or trying something new makes you happy, not because you think you need to scrap a certain way. The fingerprint of your own unique style is part of what makes your layouts so special.
I really love the warm, homey feel of this kit…and I’m a sucker for anything that has anything to do with autumn. I’d had the color palette in my idea file for a long time, and really enjoyed creating with it.
.I have all those Disney lovers out there to thank for making this product so popular. Several scrapping friends who are regular Disneyworld and Disneyland vacationers inspired it, and the colors were chosen because they felt so “classically Disney.” I think everyone loves a good Disney kit.
Here are some of my favorite products by Sherrie Piegdon:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Sherrie Piegdon’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Go have a look in Sherrie Piegdon’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!