It Happens


If you know me at all, you will know I am a tad obsessed with hiking with my family. I love to be outside and I love to be with my family, and what better way to merge the two? And with all of those hikes in the woods, I can never have too many beautiful outdoorsy kits. And Sunrise StudiosIt Happens kit is going into my folder of kits to scrap with when we go on yet another walk in the woods. I love the blues, greens, and oranges paired with the woodgrain paper. And her word art just makes me giggle So beautiful! We’re so glad to show you all of her amazing designs!

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 Sunrise Studio’s contribution:


Layout by JillW. Supplies: It Happens by Sunrise Studio.


Layout by SharonS. Supplies: It Happens by Sunrise Studio; Template by Scraping with Liz; Font: Oh_Hello_Dya.


Layout by Luly. Supplies: It Happens by Sunrise Studio.


Layout by Trina. Supplies: It Happens by Sunrise Studio; Effervescent (template, retired) by Little Green Frog Designs.


Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: It Happens by Sunrise Studio; Font: Stamp and Always In My Heart.

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


Hey everyone! I’m Emily, and I’ve been hopelessly, shamelessly addicted to digital scrapbooking since the summer of 2012. I live in a little town in rural northwestern Connecticut with my family and our four fur babies – Arwen(my camera-shy pooch), Scrumper Fish(my insane kitty), and the horses, Domino & Dakota! I’m an office assistant at our family owned small business by day, digital designer by night(and early morning and weekend). Besides digiscrapping, I love to read, love putting my headphones on and escaping in some good music, and when the weather is nice, I like to get out there and work! My guiltiest of guilty pleasures is playing Bejeweled and Peggle – it’s kind of embarrassing how much time I can kill playing those games on my iPad!



I made this LO using Journey and a fabulous template from Cindy Schneider – the journalling was something I had written down in my notebook on my 24th birthday, and a lot of the feelings from that day went into the making of the kit.



I dabbled in designing not long after I started digiscrapping in 2012, and over the next couple of years, I participated in various contests and events around digi-land. It was towards the middle of 2014 when I finally got a chance to get serious about designing! In addition to being on The Digichick Creative Team, I was also a CT member for Charla of Charm Box Studios, and one day she asked me to do a collab with her! We were inspired by her youngest daughter, Rebekah – Charla made the Photoshop actions, I made the kit, and pretty soon “Bekah Boo” was born! We released “A Different Tune,” inspired by her daughter Jasmine, later that year. Charla is an amazing photographer, so when she got the opportunity to pursue her dream of doing dance photography, she took it! She decided to hang up her digiscrap designing hat early in 2015, and so I went on a bit of a hiatus from designing after that.

Later on in the year, I participated in a designing contest and actually WON a round, haha! With that came the offer to be a Guest Designer! Woohoo! Well, it turns out that the timing was terrible – there were several technical difficulties with the shop and forums, and it felt like the universe was conspiring against me, LOL! I ended up breaking down and asking Kim, the designer behind Kimeric Kreations and owner of The Digichick, for some advice. After more time had passed and I still wasn’t set up, she asked if I was up to being a designer at TDC! I remember telling her something along the lines of, “Right now, I never want to design again in the history of ever… but give me a week and I’ll be fine,” LOL! She had me set up and ready to go in record time – I swear, that lady is Superwoman! After a few days of frantic preparations, my store opened up, and ever since then I’ve been living my dream of being a designer!


All of my templates are created directly from my own LO’s – I’m a scrapper at heart, so that influences all of my design work.

When it comes to kits, it’s a combination of feelings and colors – they have to team up together and smack me upside the head. Then a deadline has to kick me in the pants. 😉


Computer: 27″ iMac, 3.4 GHz i7 processor, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB Fusion Drive

Program: Adobe Creative Cloud – mostly Photoshop, though I do use Illustrator for making patterns… and kinda hate it.

Camera: iPhone 6s – I got my mom a Canon Rebel t5 for her birthday, so I’m monitoring her progress closely. As soon as she can turn it on and take a picture in less than 10 minutes, I’m putting her to work, haha!

Anything Else: Wacom Intuos Pro Medium, Epson printer/scanner/cat bed, and a Silhouette Cameo that I’ve had for several months and used once.


I know it’s been said before, but learn your program! Fiddle around with buttons, poke around in the settings(somewhat cautiously, please), and keep learning!

When it comes to drop shadows, don’t be afraid to mix blending modes and change the color of the shadow itself – I can’t tell you what will work every time, but if you mess around with your shadows enough, you’ll learn what works and what doesn’t!


It’s definitely tough to choose a favorite, but I’m gonna go with Compassion! It came together so well, and I love every page made with it!



That’s a tie between my Drop Shadows Styles and Quaint! It can be hard to tell why some things are more popular than others, but I think Quaint fills a need for a country/small town kit that’s not borderline hillbilly, LOL! No need to go hog wild adding farm animals and scarecrows. I think the drop shadow styles are pretty self explanatory – shadowing can be a pain, haha.


Here are some of my favorite products by Sunrise Studio:






Here are some more inspirational layouts using Sunrise Studio’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.







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