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What a treat it is to have Kami Leonard with us, aka Ziggle Designs. Her scrapbooking products are so fun of gorgeous artwork, handmade elements, and stunning colors. I love the mix of fresh and calm you will find in all of her stuff and her contribution to this month’s Digi Files is no exception. Playful Pixie is a fun kit with beautiful colors and exquisite handmade details. I know you’ll love scrapping with this beauty.



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 Ziggle Designs’s contribution:

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Playful Pixie by Ziggle Designs; Gimme Layers 50 (template) by Cluster Queen Creations; Snap Happier (alpha) by Bella Gypsy.

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Layout by Janet. Supplies: Playful Pixie by Ziggle Designs.

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Layout by Anne. Supplies: Playful Pixie by Ziggle Designs.Template and word-art by Amy Martin and Sahlin Studio; Font: Hello by Amy Tan.

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

Name

Hello Everyone! My name is Kami and I design under the name Ziggle Designs. I live in Corona, California with my beautiful little family. I have been a digital scrapbook designer for a little over 7 years and have been running Scrap Orchard with my sister for a little under 7 years!
I love reading, painting, drawing, and crocheting (and pretty much anything crafty)!

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I’ve recently fallen head-over-heels in love with mixed media art. This is one of my favorite pieces. I created this using digital collage sheets and I posted a video tutorial of the process on my blog!


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started

I started scrapbooking in 2001. I went with a friend to a scrapbooking party and I was immediately hooked. A year or so later, the same friend took me to a stamping party and my obsession grew. I love making pretty things!!!
Once I had my daughter in 2004, I found I didn’t have as much time to scrap and when I did find a little bit of time, I spent almost the entire time getting my supplies out and putting them away. I realized that if I could create my scrapbook pages on my computer that it would be so much easier and there would be a lot less “mess”. I found digital scrapbooking. I can’t even describe how I felt when I made my first layout, but I still remember it to this day. It was like “where have you been all my life”? That was pretty much all she wrote.
A few years ago, I started dabbling in mixed media as a non-scrapbooking creative outlet and I am finding myself drawn to that more and more and I’m starting to incorporate my mixed media art into my digital designs. I want to connect my two passions!

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Right now, other artists inspire me. I am addicted to YouTube videos. I upgraded my phone to a 6+ just so that I would have more screen space to watch videos. I love watching other people create and I find myself itching to jump in and try a new technique or project when I watch them.

tools

Computer: I have a custom built computer. It is an Intel Core i5-3570K CPU with 16 GB of RAM running Windows 7 64-bit.

For storage I have three internal drives and one external drive. I have a 170 GB SSD for booting up, a 250 GB SSD set as my scratch disc and a 3 TB SATA drive I use for storing my personal files. I use my 2 TB WD external drive to store all my work files.

I have two 23″ monitors connected to an AMD FirePro V4900 video card and this year Santa brought me a monitor mount for my desk. I love having the monitors off my desk!!


Program: I use Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC

Camera: These days, I mostly use my phone camera. But my DSLR camera is a Nikon 7000.

Anything Else: I have a Surface Pro 2 that I love! I can scrap and design on it. I also use a Wacom Intuos tablet with my PC when I am designing and an Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner.

I also have a LaserJet Pro 200 color printer that prints beautifully!


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Often times dimensional elements have a highlight and a shadow that helps give them depth. Whenever possible- particularly on flair, buttons, flowers, etc- I always turn or rotate my elements so the shadow side aligns with my drop shadow directions to help them appear more cohesive with the layout. I used 90 degrees when I design and scrap, so I always put the dark (shadowed) side down and the light (highlight) side up. If you are using 120 or -45, you can just rotate your element until the darker side is pointing in the same direction as your drop shadows!

favorite

Girlfriends Volume 1 Digital Stamps is my favorite product right now. I just love these girls. Most of them were drawn while I was sitting at my daughter’s piano lessons listening to her play. It’s a time of the week when I don’t have any distractions. I can’t work. I don’t check in on my phone. I just sit with myself and doodle. So these girls hold a special place in my heart.


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My Let It Grow Bundle is one of my most popular products. This product was inspired by the movie The Lorax. I was watching it with my daughter one day and I started doodling some flowers in my sketchbook. I turned the flowers into the focal point of the kit, added some more doodled elements and ended up with Let It Grow.


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Here are some of my favorite products by Ziggle Designs:


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


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