It’s Your Day

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Every month I get so excited when I see what our designers have created. This month is no exception. I might have squealed a little bit when I saw Smile, It’s Your Day but Chunlin Designs. It is just STUNNING! I love the high contrast colors and the soft feminine feel paired with the deep reds makes this kit one you will want to stare at all day. 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 Chunlin Designs’ contribution:

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Smile, It’s Your Day by Chunlin Designs.

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Smile, It’s Your Day by Chunlin Designs; Template by Cindy Schneider; Fonts: MTF Whimsy, Another Typewriter.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Smile, It’s Your Day by Chunlin Designs.

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Layout by Anne. Supplies: Smile, It’s Your Day by Chunlin Designs.

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Layout by Anne. Supplies: Smile, It’s Your Day by Chunlin Designs; Font: American Typewriter.

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

Name

My real name is Chantal… Chantal Scalais, with a French accent 🙂 I live in Belgium with my husband Marc, our 2 wonderful girls: Anouk Qiao (16) and Lian Chunlin (14) and our family dog named Fu (good-fortune in Chinese). We speak Dutch at home and I speak French at work. We have a fulfilling live with school, work and lots of other activities like gymnastics, judo, guitar, piano for Marc and the kids … and of course designing for me 🙂

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layout

One day I will make an album about the wonderful trip we took last Summer to Cuba. With this layout I made a compilation of my most beautiful pictures from that trip. It doesn’t look like it but I have 14 pics on that page.
I also wanted to mention some key words but didn’t want them to be too eye catchy so I blended them into the background.
This layout is the resumé of our 2015 vacation. I love it! By keeping the pics small, it isn’t too crowded.



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started

I discovered digital scrapbooking back in 2007 when searching a way to make my girls life books. It quickly became a real addiction and I have been scrapping ever since.
I made my first baby steps as a designer in June 2008 when I released my first freebie, a little compilation of word art I made for a challenge. I needed a background for my preview and created my very first paper… I totally loved the new world opening to me… I was hocked!
I choose my little girl’s Chinese name as my designer name. Chunlin means “the beginning of something new”. It’s pronounced tcheun lin. It also means “born in the spring” and “a wish for something nice” so for me… it was just perfect.

inspired

The change of seasons, the holidays, my kids and family, everyday life, the trips we take or a simple thing as a colour or a fabric, sometimes the smallest little thing can trigger my mojo to design.

tools

Computer: I have an iMac 27-inch and here are the details (I don’t really understand them but I think I have quite a nice computer graphic wise 🙂 ): Processor 3,4 GHz Intel Core i7 – Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 – Software OS X 10.8.5 (12F2560) – Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB

Program: I started way back with PSE5, then got the chance to work with PS CS3. Nowadays, I’m using PS CS5extended and love it.

Camera: my baby is a 5 year old Nikon D60 – I’m in love with my 55-300mm lens!! I got it as a birthday present from hubby last Summer.

Anything Else: I couldn’t do without my tablet: a WACOM INTUOS pen & touch small tablet. It’s the smallest of the Intuos but it’s doing a great job!

tipstricks

Let’s face it, I’m not a photographer, my pics don’t always look clear and sharp and the composition isn’t always what it should be. So I crop and play with my photoshop adjustments settings. It’s amazing what these can do to your photo and to your layout. I mostly use

favorite

“Happiness is… a cup of coffee and a good book” is my all time favorite kit. I was inspired first by a good friend who gave me the theme idea and then by my little family who just loves to read. There are always books lying around all over the house. The coffee part is mine, LOL I’m so addicted to the stuff. The color palette was chosen quite randomly but I just love it! Pinterest is a great place to look for color palettes 🙂 I also loooove the pages I made with this kit. I used every single paper and element from the kit in these 4 layouts. Quite a challenge but I loved it!


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popular

My most popular kit was last year’s Chinese New Year kit ” Little Yang goat”. I create a CNY kit each year inspired by the Chinese animal zodiac. I think last year’s goat had quite some fans 🙂 The colors were a match to my horse kit from the year before. Red, black and gold … very traditional Chinese colors but with a modern touch. Most of the elements in this kit were handmade. I’m not sure that’s what made this kit special but I like to think so. This year’s CNY kit is named “Little Hou Monkey”.


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Here are some of my favorite products by Chunlin designs:


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


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