Fun, Fun, Fun

Melissa Shanhun is talking about Content Aware Fill, which has finally made its way over to Photoshop Elements. This feature helps you clean up or even dramatically recompose your photos. Though it’s more of a photo editing feature, scrappers around the world will cheer as they can finally rid their photos of mess and distractions easily.

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Becky Higgins released the long-awaited
Android version of the Project Life App this week! In celebration, Studio Wendy is having a sale on her Project Life App Toolkit for Photobooks, including the brand new Journal Card Add-On for adding JCs from your computer after the fact.

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Sale on now at Vinnie Pearce Design, use code: DDM35, expires March 7th

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March is here and that means it is time for a NEW BYOC at The Lilypad! When you Buy More – You Save More so be sure to check out the Etc by Danyale “Daily Affirmation” Collection on sale 3/4 – 3/6!

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Liz has 2 new template packs that you can grab at 20% off through Sunday. One will help you get started with your digital scrapbook page and the other one has some fun arrows to get your scrapbook page flowing!

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The easy way to blend photos | Two ways to save in this special ArtsyTransfers promotion – 5 ArtsyTransfer packs for $15 (save 40%) or 10 for $25 (save 50%)

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Meagan’s Creations has a brand new mega collection out this week! My Baby Love is a sweet baby collection with beautiful and soft spring colors for boys and girls! As part of the March Hatchery at The Digichick, you can save 50-60% off these packs and bundles through March 9th!

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Jimbo Jambo Designs has two new templates packs for you. Plus, big news… she will be guesting at The Digital Press this month. Be sure to check the exclusive new templates there.

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Spring Thing

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We are excited to welcome Southern Creek Designs back to The Daily Digi! Spring is in the the air and if you aren’t quite ready for it, you will be after seeing Southern Creek Design’s kit, Spring Thing. Filled with bright and happy colors and spring flowers, I just know you will be excited to break out the camera and start documenting spring.






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 Southern Creek Designs’s contribution:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Spring Thing by Southern Creek Designs; Template by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs; Fonts: Always In My Heart, Cafe Roj.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Spring Thing by Southern Creek Designs.

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Layout by Toria. Supplies: Spring Thing by Southern Creek Designs.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Spring Thing by Southern Creek Designs; Template by Jenn Lindsey; Fonts: Noteworthy.

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Spring Thing by Southern Creek Designs; Generations (leaves) by Kimeric Kreations; Wow. Just Wow. {Dressed Up} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; Font: Salamander Script.

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

Name

My name is Lisa Hanks and I design under the name Southern Creek Designs. I have a big family and love designing as an outlet for my creativity. It also keeps me from micromanaging everyone’s lives.

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I love clean and simple layouts. I try to branch out into blended layouts with a 50-50 chance of it actually working.



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started

I started paper scrapbooking back in 1996. I moved to digi when my littles dumped the scrapbooking glue in my carpet. It was advertised as permanent and it delivered on that promise. I started designing at the encouragement of a friend. She even sent me a Wacom tablet. I told myself I could do it, and have kept learning all along the way. I have been a designer since 2006.

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Everything inspires me. I love looking at magazines, and the way they present things. Movies, advertisements, itunes, it is all there to learn from.

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Computer: I use Windows 10.
3.4 GHz processor
12 GB RAM
64 bit OS
and …..
a 27 inch monitor

Program: Adobe Photoshop CC2015, Adobe Illustrator CC2015, Lightroom CC2015

Camera: Nikon D80

Anything Else: Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet



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For more control over shadows, place shadows on their own layer. Right click in the fx area. Choose Create Layer. The shadow should now be on it’s own layer.

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I love the bright colors. I was inspired by my daughters who were playing with playdough in those colors. All I could think of was… picture this.


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This kit was created as I thought of all the possibilities my oldest daughters have upon graduating from college last year. Blue and gold glitter just seemed to speak to me this time around.


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Here are some of my favorite products by Southern Creek Designs:


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


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Use coupon code: RockIngtheDigi at Southern Creek Designs. Good for 50% off (2 uses per customer)
expires: 12-1-2017.

Go have a look in Southern Creek Designs’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!

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Inspired by Southern Creek Designs

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Spring Thing by Southern Creek Designs; Template by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs; Fonts: Always In My Heart, Cafe Roj.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Spring Thing by Southern Creek Designs.

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Layout by Toria. Supplies: Spring Thing by Southern Creek Designs.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Spring Thing by Southern Creek Designs; Template by Jenn Lindsey; Fonts: Noteworthy.

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Spring Thing by Southern Creek Designs; Generations (leaves) by Kimeric Kreations; Wow. Just Wow. {Dressed Up} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; Font: Salamander Script.

Choose Your Own Background

Choose Your Own Background

The background on a scrapbook is an important design choice. It is the foundation of the page, after all. Just swapping out the background can change the feeling of the entire page. Today I’m sharing one page, but with 11 different background options. The only difference between these pages is the background. Take a look and see which one you would pick and think about why that background is the most appealing design choice for you.

Solids

Solids are my favourite backgrounds because they let the photos and journalling and other design elements stand out.

I like a few of these a lot – like the beige one – but others don’t work for me. Take a look and see what you think:

This blue is pretty, but I don’t think there’s enough similar blue on the page because it looks out of place to me:

Dark brown grounds the page. I like this version – there is good contrast between the background and the newspaper paper strip:

This one is nice – like a slightly stronger choice than the beige, but still neutral overall:

The pale blue is fresh and pretty. I would have to change out the pale blue tag though:

I think the red is a better accent colour on this page than as the main colour:

Similar story for the yellow here:

Textures are fun!

I like the wooden papers included in this kit – especially the darker one. This surprises me because I tend to lean towards brighter pages.

Patterns are a bold choice!

Some people use patterns as backgrounds all the time and know how to make it work. But for me, it is something I find very challenging. This lightly patterned paper works though.

Mixing papers

And for a final option, here’s the page with a few strips of paper layered to make a background.

All versions of this page were made using Life Is an Adventure by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients.

Which background would you pick? Do you have a go-to style for your pages?

Welcome the Designs of TDF#87

In
The Digi Files this month,
we have SEVEN full size products (never released in digiland before)
from fabulous designers for only $7.50 (less when you become an annual
member)! It’s an UNBELIEVEABLE deal and the BEST deal in digital
scrapbooking! Here is a look at the designers for this month:

Southern Creek Designs

Paper Garden Projects

Two Tiny Turtles

Bee Tree Studios

Kimeric Kreations

Tangie Baxter

Janet Phillips

Our members love “Daily Digi Day!” Many of the annual members have
already been downloading for a few hours because they get access when
the calendar changes to a new month. Here’s what our members said in the
comments yesterday:


I loved the “Using the Displacement Map {video tutorial}” post this month! I still haven’t use this technique, but I’m glad I have the info for it when I need it! — Alyna

PS: Congratulations to the FOURTEEN random winners selected from
yesterday’s comments, each person won $10 in product from one of last
month’s designers. Be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget in
yesterday’s post to see if you won! All winners will receive their prize
via the email listed in Rafflecopter within 48 hours.