Joie De Vivre


Let’s take a closer look at Joie De Vivre.

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 Kristin Cronin-Barrow’s contribution:


Layout by Sula. Supplies: Joie De Vivre by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Oodles of Strings by Sweetshoppe Designs; Flair Builder Template #1 by Mommyish.


Layout by JillW. Supplies: Joie De Vivre by Kristin Cronin-Barrow.


Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Joie De Vivre by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Template by Tinci; Font: CK Beauty.


Layout by Judie. Supplies: Joie De Vivre by Kristin Cronin-Barrow.


Layout by Natascha. Supplies: Joie De Vivre by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Trifecta22: Bubble Tea (template) by Brook Magee.

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


I am a Canadian designer living in a small mountain town in British Columbia, Canada. I live here with my husband and our two kids, Lily and Lucas. We love the quiet small town life. Sometimes it gets hard and a little lonely when you are as isolated as we are but we have a great sense of community in this little town.

I first started with graphic design in 1998 when I was attending college for Visual Arts. I instantly fell in love with Adobe Photoshop. I worked for a few years after college in a small printing company and then eventually was lucky enough to begin working full time at home designing my own scrapbooking supplies. I discovered digital scrapbooking in 2003 when my daughter was born. At the time digital scrapbooking was still so new and there weren’t stores like there are now. I started designing products in 2004 and I sold at a few stores until I found my forever home with sweet shoppe designs in 2007. It is such a wonderful job that has led to so many amazing opportunities. Sometimes I really do have to pinch myself with what I get to do for a career. Art and being creative has always been such a huge part of my life that it is just amazing I get to play all day and call it work!



This is a layout I did that focuses on one of my favourite places I’ve ever been in Canada. Moraine Lake is gorgeous and it is near Banff, Alberta. I enjoyed using this fun template from Brook Magee designs.



I started scrapbooking digitally in April 2003 when my daughter was 3 months old and haven’t looked back! I started designing in 2004.


Anything and everything! Colors, patterns, quotes, Pinterest.. the possibilities for inspiration are endless.


Computer: I have a mac and i’m running (shhh) os 10.8.2 I am really bad with updating my software! I have 2 monitors. I admit that I often use one to binge watch a show on netflix while I work.

Program: Photoshop CC and Illustrator mostly.

Camera: Nikon D80 and Canon G12.. I am in the process of trying to upgrade because my D80 is pretty much out of use but I’m not sure what I want to update to.

Anything Else: Wacom Bamboo


Scrapbook for FUN. Remember at the end of the day you started scrapbooking for the memories not to get on a certain creative team, win a contest or get a layout featured somewhere. Remember that these layouts are going to be with you forever and they are what you will cherish in years to come.


This basically encompasses the whole reason why I scrapbook and design. I loved the way this one came together because I didn’t over think things which is what I almost always do. I created the floral paper first and everything just seemed to flow very easy from there.



I actually don’t like to check my sales so I am unsure what my most popular is but I do think my Christmas collections tend to be pretty popular. This is the one I made this past Christmas.


Here are some of my favorite products by Kristin Cronin-Barrow:






Here are some more inspirational layouts using Kristin Cronin-Barrow’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.







Go have a look in Kristin Cronin-Barrow’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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