I know it is August, but I am having a hard time admitting that summer is almost over and it’s almost time for apple pie and homework. But Summer’s End, the amazing kit by Studio Alexis Designs, reminds us the end is coming. We might as well embrace it. I love the soft and comfortable colors as well as intricate elements such as the incredible dragon fly. Let’s take a closer look as we deny the end of long and lazy days is near. And wait until you see the graffiti pack…oh my!
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 Alexis Design Studio’s contribution:
Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Summer’s End by Alexis Design Studio; Template by Studio Rosey Posey; Font: KG Say Something; Veteran Typewriter.
Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Summer’s End by Alexis Design Studio; Fonts: Always In My Heart and Stamp.
Layout by Janet. Supplies: Summer’s End by Alexis Design Studio.
Layout by Natascha. Supplies: Summer’s End by Alexis Design Studio; Life is Amazing by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs.
Layout by Wendy. Supplies: Summer’s End by Alexis Design Studio; Fonts: Stampwriter Kit; DJB This Is Me.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.
A little about us – Barbara is married to her husband for 36 years and has 2 daughters, a son and 4 beautiful grandchildren. I am currently engaged to a wonderful man I’ve known for many years and I have a grown son who is also about to become engaged to a stunning young woman.
Barbara and I will both be planning weddings for our children in the very near future, and we’re so very excited!
Alexis lives in the beautiful Catskill mountains in New York, Barbara lives in hot and humid, Houston, Texas. *LOL*
Barbara and I (Alexis – a.k.a. Lexy) are a design team that collaborate on every collection we produce. We do this via long distance on daily basis – we absolutely love working together!
I began designing 7 years ago, and after 6 months of working behind-the-scenes, Barbara joined the studio in January 2015. Both of us started with paper scrapping, but for me, it was short lived. I quickly found digital scrapbooking about 13 years ago, and have been hooked ever since…we were both scrappers prior to designing, and on several Creative Teams.
We are truly inspired by all things that are beautiful. Beginning with color, glass, crystal, flowers and lace and always nature. At times, our own vintage photos will provide insight as to colors and style.
Color is paramount in most everything we do to make a kit come together. Although we do some themed kits, most of our collections are created to be versatile for all occasions. Flowers are always key and we rarely duplicate any element so as to provide our customers with variation within their own designs and projects.
Computer: We both run with with OS X – El Capitan, 8GB of RAM and 1 monitor. That doesn’t include about 3 external hard drives (for each of us) to facilitate large files needed for designing and photos. It is so important to have a backup plan for all your photos and purchases.
Program: Barbara and I both use Photoshop CC 2015, I occasionally use ArtRage.
Camera: I have a Lumix – DMC ZS7, and Barbara uses a Sony Cx 6000.
Anything Else: We both use iPads, but do very little design work on them aside from some doodles or searching for ideas to design new kits.
For both of us, we LOVE using filters both in our layouts and in our design work. You can easily change the entire spectrum of things by using that simple little technique that is found in all programs. Also be sure to play with the opacity and masks on papers! You would be surprised how much fun it can be.
In the Garden: We love the rich colors and textures in this kit… it just screams country summers. This kit is perfect for scrapping layouts for gardening, trips to the farmer’s market, flea markets, picnics, summer country weddings, picnics and parties, and would be great for summer / barbcue recipe cards and layouts.
Spring and all things new inspired this one. After a long winter, we were exited to create something without snowflakes! *laughing* We feel many of our customers shared in our sentiment.
Here are some of my favorite products by Alexis Design Studio:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Alexis Design Studio’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
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