It’s Not Just Black & White

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Oh my! Pink Reptile Designs, arguably creator of the CUTEST designs, has done it again! I just LOVE her kit for the Digi Files this month: It’s Not Just Black and White. That zebra? Oh my! When I first saw the kit my mind started spinning just thinking of all the pages I wanted to create! Let’s take a closer 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 Pink Reptile Designs’s contribution:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: It’s Not Just Black & White by Pink Reptile Designs; Template by Our Misadventures; Font: Century.

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: It’s Not Just Black & White by Pink Reptile Designs; Template by Sara Gleason.

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Layout by JillW. Supplies: It’s Not Just Black & White by Pink Reptile Designs.

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Layout by Janet. Supplies: It’s Not Just Black & White by Pink Reptile Designs.

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Layout by Judie. Supplies: It’s Not Just Black & White by Pink Reptile Designs.

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

Name

I am Mirjam, designer behind Pink Reptile Designs. I have a fondness for bright, fun colors, white canvasses, glass jars, storage boxes, and anything crafty. I am an optimist an avid tea drinker and e-book reader.

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This layout really represents me where I am right now in all aspects of my life. In my personal life we are in the middle of a huge renovation [as you can see in my page there’s lots and lots of painting going on as part of the reno and we have one room almost finished…LOL]. Scrapwise I turned from 12×12 pages to A4 for the simple reason that I can print A4 pages at home [I am trying to simplify]. And I always love to challenge myself and learn new things. The photo treatment is the result of me dabbling with filters and blend modes in Photoshop.



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started

I have always been very creative. Even as a child I would make crochet cups and saucers for my dolls (something my grandmother taught me), I drew and I painted, knitted, etcetera.
I started paper scrapping in 2004 whilst trying to come to terms with the death of our first dog Kenzo, and I fell head over heels in love with this hobby because it gave me the opportunity to put all my creative quirks into it. I’ve put handmade knitted and crocheted items on layouts. I’ve machine stitched, hand stitched and painted on layouts. You name it and I probably did it.
In March 2009 I officially turned digital and although I still have an urge to feel paper or fabric from time to time I have to say I very much enjoy this clutter free variation of scrapping. It brought me a whole new field of techniques to discover and I have learned so much since!
In October 2009 the team from Zig Zag Scrap gave me the opportunity to even further broaden my creative horizon, this time as a designer and I discovered that I love to create kits! Then sadly Zig Zag Scrap closed in October 2012. I learned however that when some doors close new ones open. Another dream came true when I found myself a new home at the Lilypad and I find myself working side by side with designers that I have admired since my early digiscrapping days in 2009.

inspired

I find my inspiration in the world around me. Anything I come in contact with can trigger something in my mind that end up in a kit: from a blog or a website, Pinterest most definitely, places I visit, an advertisement in the mail, the wrapping of a candy bar, a conversation I pick up while waiting in line at the grocery store, a layout I spot in the galleries, at Scrap Stacks or a song on the radio.

tools

Computer: An i5 2500k processor 8GB ram with 4 terabytes of storage space. I have a 24 inch DELL monitor.

Program: My OS is running on a 128 GB SSD windows 7/64-bit and for making pages and designing I use: Photoshop and Illustrator CS 5 and
Artrage Studio Pro.


Camera: Our camera is a Nikon D80 and of course I am using my iPhone a lot!

Anything Else: A Wacom Cintiq 13HD LCD tablet that I love in spades and then some!

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I have said this before but I will keep on saying it: challenge yourself and keep on learning!
Scrapbooking on paper, digi or both has SO many possibilities! Why stick to what you already know? There’s so much more to discover. I still try to add new things, styles and techniques to my designs and pages. Creativity has no boundaries so why limit yourself? Don’t be afraid. Take flight!

favorite

I don’t really have a favorite but I am really excited about the Planner Collection that I am making on a monthly basis together with my Lilypad colleagues [and friends] Allison Pennington, Amy Wolf, Just Jaimee and Little Butterfly Wings that I am part of. It’s so much fun to make and play with.
It’s designed for embellishing planner pages . No worries if you are not into hybrid though because you can easily use these products in other hybrid projects and even on digital projects and pages!
Here’s an add-on that I made to go with the Planner Collection that we made for February:


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One of my most popular products are these cute copper charms. They are so timeless and versatile that you could use them on any style page regardless it’s theme or topic.


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Here are some of my favorite products by Pink Reptile Designs:


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


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