I’m always thrilled to have one of the Sweet Shoppe gals with us at The Daily Digi and Libby Pritchett is no exception. She’s an awesome designer with a shop FILLED with awesome color, fun designs, and a touch of whimsy. Her kit in The Digi Files, Be Cozy, makes me want to do exactly that. I feel like I should be cuddled up on the couch with a hot drink, watching the snow fall. I love the edgy textures and the muted colors. Let’s look!
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 Libby Pritchett’s contribution:
Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Be Cozy by Libby Pritchett; Template by Jenn Lindsey; Ribbon by Scrapgirls; Fabric Style by Mommyish; Font: The Sharo.
Layout by Lulyg. Supplies: Be Cozy by Libby Pritchett; Template by Miss Mel.
Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Be Cozy by Libby Pritchett; Push Pins by Michelle Coleman; Fonts: Typewriter.
Layout by JillW. Supplies: Be Cozy by Libby Pritchett.
Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Be Cozy by Libby Pritchett; The Journey Called Life 2 by Two Tiny Turtles.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.
My name is Libby Pritchett, and I live in Wichita, KS with my husband Jeff. We have 2 teenagers (Rhys & Kendra) as well as a very busy 3 year old named Chloe.
Scrapbooking is my passion and has been for over 16 years now. Sometimes I still pinch myself that I get to make a living doing something I love while also being home to care for my family. I truly have the greatest job ever!
When I’m not designing, I love to get lost in a good book, try new recipes, or binge-watch a fun series on Netflix.
I love sports! I love watching them, scrapping about them, designing kits for them… I can’t get enough! This year I had the amazing opportunity to go out of state to watch my step-son play baseball in college. I hadn’t been able to watch him play since Little League. So, in preparation for the big day, I had to dig out some of his old pictures and scrap my excitement. I created a kit, All About That Base, with this very layout in mind!
You could say that I’ve been interested in “scrapbooking” since I was a kid. In junior high, I joined the yearbook staff, and by high school, I was on the editorial board. I had always been a creative person, but being able to work on the school yearbook just took it to a whole new level for me.
After my daughter was born in 1998, I wanted to find the best way to organize all my photos and memories. Remembering my yearbook days, I started seeking out information on this “scrapbooking” hobby I was hearing about. I jumped in with both feet and became a Creative Memories Consultant almost immediately. It didn’t take me long to realize that I needed to spread my wings a bit, so I left CM and went on to have a successful paper scrapping “career” creating layouts for manufacturers and magazines.
I turned to digi in 2006 because I’d recently gone back to work full-time. As much as I loved scrapping, I just didn’t have the time anymore. I needed something a little more streamlined. I remember downloading a free kit and looking up tutorials for each and every little thing I wanted to do. It was worth the time though because I was hooked from my very first layout.
By 2008, I knew I wanted to try my hand at designing because my job in the orthodontic office did not allow me a lot of time with my family. I was working 12 hr days sometimes, and I knew I didn’t want to keep going at that pace. So, I asked a friend who had recently started designing for some pointers, and she was able to guide me through learning to design. I contacted Robin at Sweet Shoppe in May of that same year, and my store at SSD opened July 5, 2008! It still seems crazy to me that I would quit my job to try designing, but I’m SO glad I did! It was hands-down the best decision I’ve ever made. I love designing, and I’m so very proud that SSD has been my home all these years.
For me, a good kit name totally sets the tone for a kit. If I can come up with a name I love, designing the kit is SO much easier. I love to look at song lyrics, movie quotes, or pop culture references for ideas for that jumping-off point. Some of my favorites are Gunpowder & Glitz and All About That Base.
Computer: I adore my laptop. She’s a year old now, and we’re still the best of friends. I call her Fiona. She is an Asus ROG G750-JZ and she runs Windows 8, has 24 GB RAM, a 17″ screen, and a 1 TB hard drive & 256GB SSD.
Program: I use Adobe Photoshop CS6 as well as Illustrator CS6
Camera: I use my camera on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5) pretty much exclusively. I keep thinking we should look at having a “real” camera again, but I love the ease of being able to just grab my phone for a quick shot. I know I could get better quality photos with a nicer camera, but for now, this works for us.
Anything Else: I use an old Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet that I’ve had for 7 years.
One of my favorite things about Photoshop is that you can create shortcuts for functions you use regularly! My poor husband learned this recently when he was working on a project late into the night when I was already in bed. The next day he told me how he spent hours doing this one particular thing over and over, and I said, “Why didn’t you just create a shortcut?” Poor guy! He had no idea! To create a shortcut in Photoshop CS6, go to EDIT > KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS (alt + shift + ctrl + k), and choose the function that you’d like to create a shortcut for. Once you’ve found the function, just press the key you’d like to have associated with it. If that key is already assigned to another function, you’ll be given the option to override it or choose another key. This is something that I use just about every time I’m in Photoshop!
The inspiration for this one came to me during a Miranda Lambert concert, believe it or not! While at the concert, I noticed so many young girls running around with denim, camo, and lots of bling. I leaned over to my husband during the show and said, “Remind me I want to do a kit called Gunpowder & Glitz!”
The inspiration for this kit came from a contest I held over iNSD back in May. I asked people to submit their kit ideas and inspiration photos, and this was one of the winners. Once again, the kit name set the tone for me. I love the song Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, and this line just seemed perfect for the mood I was going for with this kit.
Here are some of my favorite products by Libby Pritchett:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Libby Pritchett’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
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