What do six-packs, leggings, dragons, adventures, clouds and pickles have in common?

What do six-packs, leggings, dragons, adventures, clouds and pickles have in common? They are all related to digi products on sale this week! Check out these specials!

This collection is some kind of wonderful! Get 6 full size, brand new products for just $6 and receive the coordinating Mini Bits Kit FREE through July 25th! (Save 30% OFF coordinating Add On Packs too!)

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Leggings Are Pants by Erica Zane, Becca Bonneville and Libby Pritchett is a nod to our love of leggings and all things stylish and comfortable. Filled with beautiful colors and fun pieces, this kit is perfect to scrap your love of the latest legging shopping trend and still versatile enough to scrap your everyday.

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Flergs & Ru have the next installment of their Destinations series. Vol 6 is all about staying home for a staycation! On sale till Sunday.

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Yin has this free double page sample template on her store page here

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Save a bunch on this huge collection on Pickle Barrel Sale. Collect all 13 packs or get your faves.

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New this week from Digilicious Design is the first in a Dress-Ups Series – Knights & Dragons!

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It’s Pickle Barrel time at PBP and Jenn Labre has a gorgeous new collection – get 6 packs for just $6!

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Blagovesta Gosheva has a new collection, perfect for your outdoor adventures! Save when you buy the bundle!

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That’s it for today!

TDF91 Recipe Book

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We’e so excited to bring you this recipe book template set! With the plethora of amazing recipes online, I am obsessed with finding new and amazing recipes to try. When we find new family favorites, I like to print them out and include photos. I also love to create my own recipes and I need a way to store them. My hope is to one day pass these recipe books and give them to my children.

This template set includes both the regular template version as well as a “half done” set (with colors/papers already chosen but in a layered format to tween to your liking.) There are also recipe recipe tabs to print and attach. And as a special gift, I have included my wildly popular Mini Snickers Cheesecake recipe page…YUM!






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 The Daily Digi’s contribution:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Recipe Book by The Daily Digi; My Well Planned Life (papers) by The Daily Digi; Font: School Book New.

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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Recipe Book by The Daily Digi; Beyond Measure by Digital Design Essentials; Fonts: Intro Rust and Intro Head.

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Recipe Book by The Daily Digi; Cinco de Mayo by Shabby Miss Jenn.

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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Recipe Book by The Daily Digi; Eat Dessert First by Heather Roselli & Meghan Mullens.

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

Inspired by Recipe Book

The following layouts were created using “Recipe Book” by The Daily Digi and included in The Digi Files during July, 2016:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Recipe Book by The Daily Digi; My Well Planned Life (papers) by The Daily Digi; Font: School Book New.

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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Recipe Book by The Daily Digi; Beyond Measure by Digital Design Essentials; Fonts: Intro Rust and Intro Head.

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Recipe Book by The Daily Digi; Cinco de Mayo by Shabby Miss Jenn.

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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Recipe Book by The Daily Digi; Eat Dessert First by Heather Roselli & Meghan Mullens.

Dealing With Dappled Light

As I have grown in my photography journey, I have found myself being more and more picky about locations, ideal conditions, and getting the “perfect” shot. I am far from a flawless photographer (even looking at photos from a year ago make me frustrated due to all the mistakes I made.) However, as photography has become more near and dear to my heart, I have become more intentional in my efforts to create great images.

But that mentality can hold me back from actually being a part of my memories. I am a storyteller photographer, and like all stories, conditions and situations are not always perfect. Imagine: a story whose basic plot line is

“She was happy, healthy, wealthy and wise, and everything went her way. The end.”

No one is going to be hitting refresh to be the first to purchase that book!

A few weeks ago, my family and I took advantage of a rare North Carolina summer day when the temperatures were only expected to reach 80°. We drove to Hanging Rock State Park, looking forward to a beautiful hike somewhere we hadn’t been.

Admittedly, I usually plan our hiking trips for either early in the morning or late in the day. I could claim sunburn and heat as my reason, which wouldn’t be entirely untrue, but more than that—I am sad to say—is because I don’t want to deal with the bright sun and its results in my photos: dappled light.

So what is dappled light?

Dappled light is the light coming through trees or other objects that leaves a crazy maze of light and shadows on your subject(s). Sometimes it can be beautiful, especially when it helps create beautiful bokeh (the pretty little circles of light), but most of the time it is just frustrating.

With light coming through the trees, especially close to midday when the sun is overhead, you end up with all sorts of patches of light and shadows. When both of those things end up on your subject, it is impossible to expose properly and you end up with a speckled person. See the bright spots on my daughter’s forehead, my son’s elbow, the rocks, and my daughter’s clothes?

So yes, it bothers me. And yes, I try to avoid it by taking pictures later in the day (or on a cloudy day) when it won’t be as much of an issue. But you know what? Creating and preserving memories is much more important than having perfect photos. Hiking is something our family does a lot of and I want to have photos chronicling our many adventures of the years—perfect or not.

A quick side note:

If we were talking about professional portrait photography, then dappled light, especially on a subject’s face, would be completely inappropriate. But imperfect photos of a perfect day of hiking? Completely acceptable (especially when I am probably the only person in my family that will notice or care!)

But just because I can learn to be okay with imperfect, it doesn’t mean there aren’t a few options for dealing with dappled light. It can’t be avoided, but it can be dealt with.

Here are three strategies for dealing with dappled light:

1. JUST BE OKAY WITH IT

I can get annoyed, not take the photo, or delete it when I do. Or, I can just be okay with working with what I have because…how cute are they? My sweet girls snuggled on a rock without me asking. My cutie-patootie son holding up his “power stick.” These are precious moments I don’t want to miss.

2. LOOK FOR BETTER (even if not perfect) OPPORTUNITIES

I definitely choose the special moments over perfection. However, as we were hiking, I was also looking for moments when the sun wouldn’t cause dappled light. I was aware of times when we hit pockets of shadow or when I could have my kids turn or me move to another angle when the sun wouldn’t hit their face(s).



3. USE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS

I have explained some of the reasons I choose to use black and white photos. Dappled light is a situation that falls under the “poor photo quality reason.” Although far from perfect, the intentional use of black and white can go a long way it taking away the distraction of poor lighting. This is the same photo, but the black and white helps take away the distraction of blight spots and instead helps draw the focus back to the subjects.


Special memories always trump perfect photos, but it doesn’t mean I can’t look for strategies to work with what I have!

——> How about you? Do you have certain photo situations that cause you trouble or frustration?

Digi Store Roundup

SUPPLIES: Sheriff vs. Outlaws by Heather Roselli.

Today I thought I’d do a little digi store round up and share some of the stores and designers who have supported The Daily Digi over the years. This doesn’t include designers who have their own personal shops or Etsy stores. Maybe I’ll do a round up on those stores soon! I encourage you to go shopping, if you can, and support these amazing and talented designers who create from their hearts so that you can create from yours.

Did I miss your favorite store? If so, leave a comment and we’ll check it out!

Summer Sorbets

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Joyful Heart Designs is with us this month and we couldn’t be happier. Her paper packs are always absolutely incredible. She finds such an awesome mix of gorgeous colors and worn textures. Her Summer Sorbet paper packs are the perfect backdrop for your pages. Her signature style just pops! 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 Joyful Heart Designs’s contribution:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Summer Sorbets by Joyful Heart Designs; Template by Our Misadventures; Baby Mine (elements) by Hat of Bunny; Font: Cinnamon Cake.

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Summer Sorbets by Joyful Heart Designs; Currently (alpha) by Pink Reptile Designs; Elements by Jumpstart Designs & B2N2 Scraps; template by Nettio Designs.

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Layout by Luly. Supplies: Summer Sorbets by Joyful Heart Designs.

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Layout by Wendy. Supplies: Summer Sorbets by Joyful Heart Designs; Jaunt by Sahin Design (envelope; tag); acrylic style (flair) by Cinnamon Designs; Fonts: Honey Cream, The Typewriter Medium, stock photo by freeimages.

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Summer Sorbets by Joyful Heart Designs; Time Capsule by Tickled Pink Studio; All The Pretty Papers {Dressed Up} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; Fonts: Always In My Heart and Stamp.

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

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Hiya! I am Jenn 🙂 I have been designing digital scrapbooking products since 2004 – papers are my most favorite thing to create 😉

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I had been designing linkware sets (web design) for a few years when a friend of mine got into digital scrapbooking, and then introduced me to it. I fell in love with making papers, dumped web design, and have been enjoying the creative outlet 🙂

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Color is what inspires me the most…if I see a really awesome color combo, I have to do something with it! Music is also helpful in the creative process…I am really into Aurora lately…her voice is mesmerizing <3


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Computer: I have a Hewlett Packard computer and a large Dell flat screen monitor 🙂

Program: Adobe Photoshop CS4, PhotoImpact, ACDSee

Camera: I use my cell phone, mostly – but my hubby owns a really nice Canon – I am not into photography like he is 😉

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One of my favorite things to do with PhotoShop brushes is to use them as erasers – you can achieve some really neat effects 🙂

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I really love layering a ton of grungy and shabby overlays, and colors, and these colors were so much fun to work with 🙂


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I think the whimsical feel of this one is what has made it one of my more popular products 🙂


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Here are some of my favorite products by Joyful Heart Designs:


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


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Save $1.00 off your purchase at
Joyful Heart Designs’s store with coupon code: jhd4ddigi-1off (expires August 31, 2016).

Go have a look in Joyful Heart 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 Joyful Heart Designs

The following layouts were created using “Summer Sorbets” by Joyful Heart Designs and included in
The Digi Files during July, 2016:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Summer Sorbets by Joyful Heart Designs; Template by Our Misadventures; Baby Mine (elements) by Hat of Bunny; Font: Cinnamon Cake.

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Summer Sorbets by Joyful Heart Designs; Currently (alpha) by Pink Reptile Designs; Elements by Jumpstart Designs & B2N2 Scraps; template by Nettio Designs.

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Layout by Luly. Supplies: Summer Sorbets by Joyful Heart Designs.

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Layout by Wendy. Supplies: Summer Sorbets by Joyful Heart Designs; Jaunt by Sahin Design (envelope; tag); acrylic style (flair) by Cinnamon Designs; Fonts: Honey Cream, The Typewriter Medium, stock photo by freeimages.

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Summer Sorbets by Joyful Heart Designs; Time Capsule by Tickled Pink Studio; All The Pretty Papers {Dressed Up} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; Fonts: Always In My Heart and Stamp.

Gratitude Journal {week 29}

On Sundays this year at The Daily Digi, we are going to be sharing a FREE weekly gratitude journal spread.

These pages are a place for you to record little memories you don’t want to forget, little reasons to be grateful. Each week their will be a gratefulness quote as well as a few photo spots.

You can use these FREE pages in a number of ways:

1) As digital scrapbooking templates. The download will always include .psd files for both 2-page 12×12 spreads as well as 2-page 8.5×11 spreads. You can add your own papers and elements and scrap ’till your heart’s content! (This is also a good option for those of you who get twitchy because I started the week with Friday. Since January 1 is a Friday, I like to start each week that way, but you may not! Feel free to adjust as needed!

2) As a digital journal. Keep the colors and text just as they are. Simply flatten the layers and add your notes of gratitude. Easy peasy!

3) As printed pages. Print out and write on them the good old-fashioned way. There is a .pdf file included for printing two letter-sized pages. Print your photos and attach!

If you have missed previous weeks, grab them HERE.

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If you have used the templates or print-outs, we’d LOVE to see them! Share a link in the comments or EMAIL ME . We just might feature your page!

Be sure to be back next week for your next FREE journal template

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**As a reminder, today is the LAST DAY to save $15 when you sign up for our Lightroom Workshop. We’re going to demystify this awesome photo editing tool and equip you to tackle your photos, taking them from good to GREAT. You can see our intro video here…and then get yourself registered!


As I mentioned in our first post in this series, here at The Daily Digi we’ve talked a lot about “All About Me” pages. We’ve talked about our fears, we’ve talked about telling our stories, and we have even shared some simple ways to do it.

But the truth is, I STILL struggle with this. It isn’t that I am really afraid (though I might not be excited to share some of the information with those outside my family), and it’s not that I don’t really know what to say (I rarely run out of words!) For me, the reality is I just don’t think about it and therefore I don’t take the time to do it!

And so, in my question of, “If not you then who?,” I realize once again I am my own memory keeper and I am the only one who can truly tell my story. If I want my children and grandchildren to know who I was, what I thought about, and what beliefs ran deep, I must be intentional in writing those things down.


Every week or two, I’ll share a new template with a new question. I hope that these will enable me to tell more of my story and for you to tell more of yours! And I would LOVE to see what you create!

This third question in our series involves looking at our motivations. What gets us going each day? What inspires us? When everything feels too hard, what pushes us to keep going? It may be our children, our own dreams, or sense of duty, wanting to please others, or even coffee 😉 There is no right or wrong answer! Knowing what motivates us is an important consideration in the commitments we make, the dreams we pursue, and the stress we feel. Maybe our motivations are good ones. Maybe they need to change. Either way, we can’t move forward if we don’t know where to begin.

Neverending Fun

Once a month, we bring you a special editor’s pick of some of our past featured designers. Check out these awesome papers, bundles, sales and more…

This grungy painted graph papers by Bella Gypsy make adding texture to a page so easy!

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Blagovesta Gosheva almost always designs a set of journal cards to match her collections. This summer one is hot, hot, hot!

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It’s a Christmas in July Bundle Sale at Created by Jill…get 50% OFF already reduced Bundles!

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Heather T. has these awesome paisley patterns. Scrappers and designers are bound to love playing with these!

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I’m enchanted by Joyful Heart Designs painted wooden backgrounds. They speak to my shabby side!

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If you use PNG templates, Jumpstart Designs has a huge bundle for you.

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Kimeric Kreations always has such wonderful color palettes in her kits. This one is no exception. They just make me happy!

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Aren’t these summer stickers by Laura Banasiak splash-a-riffic? Those sea creatures are too cute.

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Sherry Ferguson’s Berry Bliss paper pack has me itching to go on a picnic!

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Tangie Baxter has so many great resources, and this class on making a golden book journal looks like so much fun!

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I have some more pattern paper templates for scrappers and designers alike. Just double-click a smart object and paste in your element, save and close. Your patterned paper is automatically updated. For PSCS/CC only.

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