Beary Much

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We all have designer crushes and Erica Zane is at the top of my list. Her fun and modern designs offer tons of options when creating pages and I use her kits over and over again. We are so excited to have her here with us this month at The Daily Digi and we can’t wait to show you her fun and playful kit, Beary Much.



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 Erica Zane’s contribution:

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Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Beary Much by Erica Zane.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Beary Much by Erica Zane; Font: Crayon.

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Layout by Steph. Supplies: Beary Much by Erica Zane.

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Layout by Janet. Supplies: Beary Much by Erica Zane.

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

Name

I’m Erica Zane and I live in Virginia with my fabulous hubby and 4 kids (currently 5, 7, 9 and 13). I spend way too much time sitting at my computer trying to ignore things like laundry & dishes & cleaning…eventually I have to face such things but I’m really good at putting them off! I love the beach & anything green & sushi & yummy food that is bad for me but I seem to want it anyway…like donuts.

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layout

When I made this kit with a little television charm in it, I had a fun idea for a page and this is what I ended up with, it’s one of my favorites…but I think I may have to add another page as all these new shows keep coming out that I get hooked on. 😉

I find it fun to take an element and do the unexpected with it, not everything has to be big to be a focal point.


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started

I have a hard time remembering what happened yesterday, let alone when I started scrapping…but I would say I’ve been scrapping fairly regularly for about 13 years, digitally for about 9. I think I’ve been designing for about 8 years now but have been using Photoshop for my photos for about 20 – yikes, that sounds crazy long.

inspired

I get inspired by anything and everything. Lately, I’ve done quite a few more “real life” kits whereas before I may have normally created happy, pretty kits. I find when I feel down, I have no mojo to create, so sometimes I try to use those feelings in my kits…like my Under the Hood kit, we were having sooooo many problems with our cars & that kit is what came of my frustration. Or some of my “darker” kits like Grieving Hearts & The New Normal & Looking for Answers – they were all made during some hard times. But when I’m in the right frame of mind – I do love bright, happy colors!

tools

Computer: I use a desktop PC with Windows 7 and a super slow and annoying 4GB of RAM…yes, I really need to upgrade – yikes. I have a 21″ monitor & I love it, I don’t know how I used to use my 15″…so much scrolling!

Program: I use Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator CS5

Camera: I have one of the oldest Canon Rebels you can probably find and use my camera phone more and more as it’s way less bulky to tote around!

Anything Else: I have a Bamboo tablet but I don’t use it as much as I thought I would, I just keep going back to my mouse.

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Don’t be afraid to try something new when you’re scrapping. Cruise the galleries, see what catches your eye & give it a try! There are so many fabulous tutorials out there & this community is awesome at giving help, if you cant find what you’re looking for – just ask!

favorite

Picking my favorite kit always depends on my current mood! Right now I’m going to go with One of the Boys. It’s my favorite boy kit I’ve made so far. It always reminds me of a LO I made of a funny email from my dad.


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popular

Underwater Escape is one of my overall best sellers, I’m assuming it’s because it can be used for so many types of pages…Sea World, beach vacations, aquarium visits, scuba diving and much more. I was inspired by a family beach trip complete with a visit to an aquarium, the colors mostly picked themselves!


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Here are some of my favorite products by Erica Zane:


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


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