Gratitude Journal {week 32}

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.


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

The Not So Obvious Stories

Sometimes, we just need to look at our photos in a new way.

This can apply to all our photos, but it is especially true when we have photos from events/activities we do on a regular basis. I know I don’t need to take photos on our next hike…but I always will. I can’t help myself.

So when it comes to telling my family’s stories, I choose to look at these commonplace photos and ask myself if there is another story to tell.

I talked about this in my post, A New Lens.

Sometimes, the most important stories we want to tell aren’t the obvious ones.

We get lost in the who, what and where and we forget about the why. We miss the deeper meaning our photos are telling us.

There are little details in our lives, and in our photos, that are so commonplace that we don’t notice them.

It’s kind of like people who live near a train track have the ability to completely tune the noise out, wheras a guest would be distracted.

So every once in a while, I look through my photos and ask,

“What else are these pictures telling me?”

I want to look beyond the obvious story and instead, look deeper. It’s then that I see my most precious memories come to the surface.

Here are a few examples:

What not-so-obvious stories are your photos telling you?

A Couple Awesome Funtastic Sales

The August set of Salutations is now available from Katie the Scrapbook Lady! These sets include a variety of digital files to use for your creative projects. Perfect for digital and/or hybrid scrapbooks, planners, journals, stationery, note cards, mini albums, and more! The files come in a wide range of sizes including; 3×4, 4×4, 4×6, 5×7, 6×4, 6×8, A4, letter, and 12×12


$2 Sale on all Nifty Pixel Templates!


This weekend, enjoy 40% off my Heather T. shop at PickleBerryPop!


It’s BYOC time at The Lilypad, and Pink Reptile’s collection of products is a true must have! Grab them at 20% off thru Sunday [50% off for newsletter subscribers!]


This week, I shared a review of Fracture prints on glass through my blog. Now, I’ve released a Toolkit to help plan for bleed. Fractures don’t trim a lot off your layotus, but it was enough that I wanted to make adjustments, personally, so a Toolkit was an obvious response!


Check out this adorable clipboards I found in Jady Day’s store. I’m a sucker for gold and pink together.


This TV kit is so much fun. What have you binged lately?


I love sleep and this goodnight kit is loveworthy too!


Project Life lovers will appreciate this super fun journal cards. These just make me happy!




With three girls in my house, we don’t lack for happy colors, lots of paint and markers, and contagious creativity. And that’s where Heather Roselli’s kit, Creativity, comes in. We’re so excited to have Heather with us this month! The colors, the fun patterns, and the inspiring word make me want to bust out the craft supplies and waste the day away, letting my little artists create masterpieces. Heather’s designs are so fun and inspiring. I had such a hard time choosing my favorites. This kit, though, is definitely at the top. Let’s take a 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 Heather Roselli Designs’s contribution:


Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Creativity by Heather Roselli Designs; Template by Jenn Lindsey; Fonts: Century Gothic, The Sharon.


Layout by JillW. Supplies: Creativity by Heather Roselli Designs.


Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Creativity by Heather Roselli Designs; Fonts: Stamp and Always In My Heart.


Layout by LulyG. Supplies: Creativity by Heather Roselli Designs; Becky Higgins Project Life app; Letter Glow.


Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Creativity by Heather Roselli Designs; Season Review (template) by Jimbo Jambo Designs.

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


Seattle, WA
Married for 17 years with 3 boys – 14 years old and identical twins 11 years old



I started scrapbooking in January 2002 after my first child was born so I could share his new life with my Mom and Dad since they lived so far away. I quickly found digital scrapbooking as I was using my computer to resize pics before ordering them from the printer and also for journaling.
In just weeks I began designing my own papers and elements inspired by my children’s clothes, so that my pages matched my photos. At the time I was involved at The DigiChick forums and in the Fall of 2005 I became a designer there. In July of 2007 I moved to my dream gig at Sweet Shoppe Designs and I haven’t even considered budging ever since!
When I’m not designing (is there a time when I’m not??), I spend time with my three sons (14 years old and 11 year-old twins) and husband of over 17 years in Seattle, WA. My oldest is in 9th grade and the twins are in 6th grade. I spend my days while the kids are in school working from home, reading and playing with our dog Flash. When the kids are not in school we attend baseball practices & games, movies, parks, etc.


My kids and their activities and interests, my team’s ideas, forum and customers’ ideas, the seasons, Pinterest…everything!


Computer: I work on a custom built (by my son!) desktop running Windows 8.1 hooked up to an external 21″ Dell monitor. The desktop has 32GB of RAM and handles all my programs so much better than my previous laptop did (8GB).

Program: I design with Adobe Photoshop CC & Illustrator CC via Adobe Cloud. I use several filter/texture plug-ins and all types of wonderful elements, actions, styles, etc from the CU OK designers in the digi-world.

Camera: My husband does most of the photography these days with a professional Sony Alpha a7r II. His photos are way better than anything I’ve ever taken with a point and shoot! The details the camera can capture when blown up is amazing.

Anything Else: I use a Wacom Intuos 5 Touch tablet with pen exclusively now. I can barely use a mouse or track pad anymore!


If you don’t know how to use Adjustment Layers in Photoshop (if that is what you use to create pages) you should learn! They are so versatile and can help you manipulate colors, lighting, etc.


Courage is my favorite kit lately. I just love how the colors came together and the lion – he is so cute!!



I think Imagination is a good seller because the colors and theme are gender neutral and bright. It is a happy kit that is very versatile.


Here are some of my favorite products by Heather Roselli Designs:






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







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Go have a look in Heather Roselli 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 Creativity

The following layouts were created using “Creativity” by Heather Roselli Designs and included in The Digi Files during August, 2016:


Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Creativity by Heather Roselli Designs; Template by Jenn Lindsey; Fonts: Century Gothic, The Sharon.


Layout by JillW. Supplies: Creativity by Heather Roselli Designs.


Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Creativity by Heather Roselli Designs; Fonts: Stamp and Always In My Heart.


Layout by LulyG. Supplies: Creativity by Heather Roselli Designs; Becky Higgins Project Life app; Letter Glow.


Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Creativity by Heather Roselli Designs; Season Review (template) by Jimbo Jambo Designs.

Back to School Inspiration

As I shared yesterday, this time of year brings out all things crafty and creative in me. I get so excited to see the school and office supplies lining the aisles of stores and I love to cruise the web for fun ideas. While I always have more ideas than time, I do have my eyes on a few specific things for this year.

I love, love, LOVE this burlap pencil banner from Glued To My Crafts. I think it would be so cute in our school room!

I love this idea from Polka Dot Chair of having a homework station. My kids are always asking me where they can find a pencil, tape, scissors, etc. Now if only I could get them to keep all this stuff right where it is…

Having a checklist similar to this one from 36th Avenue would make evenings easier. This one is printed and then put in a frame so you can use a dry erase marker each day.

These projects from Brunch at Saks, H20 Bungalow, and I Heart Organizing all fall into the pile of totally not necessary, but they also fall into the pile of so-cute-I-HAVE-to-make-them!

I think a school lunch sign like from While He Was Napping would be perfect for the kitchen. The kids could follow the plan and pack their own lunches. I think it would also help mom remember what to buy at the grocery store!

And finally, I am loving these homemade bookmarks from Everything Etsy. I think this will be a fun project for my kids and I to do together!

So how about you? What crafty & scrappy back to school projects do you have planned?

It’s Time To Get Back To School

It’s hard to believe that time of the year is on the horizon. I know there is a wide variety of start dates depending on where you live. Some schools start back the third week of July (ack!) and others don’t start back until Labor Day (I’m looking at you, Michigan!)

For our family, our older two kids start back at their homeschool co-op next week while the other kids don’t start back until the end of August. All I know is that they have been asking to go back since the middle of June! They are EXCITED! Not so much for the math and reading, I’m afraid, but for their friends and fun co-op.

I may not be excited for the crazy busy of the school year, but I am excited to get my craft on!

This time of year, with all the back to school products and organization that has to happen, brings out all the crafty in me. I can’t help it. If they have to have a notebook, it might as well be cute! I have been using my stash for school stuff since my kids started!

Over the years, I have made a variety of back to school stuff with my digi stash.

These are binder covers I made a few years ago

These are the binder covers I made last year

I’ve made passports for the kids to travel the world through geography

I’ve made checklists for little girls who would rather play with her baby dolls than do their school…

And I have made lots and lots of preschool pages (I often laminate them so they can be used over and over)

So, now that day one is approaching, I’ve got lots of crafty ideas stirring around my head that I can’t wait to get started on! Having my huge stash of digi supplies makes it so fun and so easy!

Come back tomorrow when I will show you some of the ideas I have found online. I love being inspired!

Welcome Designers of TDF#92

The Digi Files this month,
we have SEVEN full size products (never released in digiland before)
from fabulous designers for only $7.50 (less when you become an annual
member)! It’s an UNBELIEVEABLE deal and the BEST deal in digital
scrapbooking! Here is a look at the designers for this month:

Heather Roselli

Little Lamm & Co

Lift Ems 2

Studio New Life Dreams

Vicki Stegall

Studio Alexis Designs

Connie Prince

Our members love “Daily Digi Day!” Many of the annual members have
already been downloading for a few hours because they get access when
the calendar changes to a new month. Here’s what our members said in the
comments yesterday:

This was my first month as a member
and I couldn’t be happier. The quality of the kits is exceptional and
there is enough in this month’s offerings alone to keep me busy for a
long while! – jcadiram

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