Gratitude Journal {week 47}

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!

A Fall-Winter Showdown


We will be setting up our Christmas tree tomorrow. It’s hard to believe “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is already upon us! I know it’s a bit early. Most Americans prefer to celebrate Thanksgiving before turning their hearts and traditions toward Christmas. But since we are always away for Thanksgiving, our family gets started early on all the holiday fun. Whether you are in the mood for gratitude or gift-giving, crisp autumn days or blustery winter blankets, our designers have you covered! Take a look at some of these favorites….


Created by Jill

Let the festivities begin! Get all this for just $6 through Monday, November 21st!

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Flergs

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Heather T.

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Katie the Scrapbook Lady

This is the perfect time to get ready for December memories! The Scrapbook Lady Salutations set will give you printable cards for your scrapbooking and some fun stationery options as well!

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Pink Reptile Designs

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Studio Sherwood

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Tangie Baxter

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Vicki Robinson

The Choices Collection, by Vicki Robinson Designs @Scrapbookgraphics, is 50% off for a limited time.

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Studio Wendy

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WM[squared] Designs

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Finally, if you photo overwhelm, check this out… Steph’s free class to conquer overwhelm. You will learn how to automatically organize all of your photos, automatically back them up, and have movies made for you AUTOMATICALLY!

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Lift Ems 3

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Our team here at The Daily Digi is talented and dedicated to helping our designers shine. Each month they scrap tons of layouts just to show you how awesome our designers are. This month we lifted some of our fab team members and turned their designs into templates. We know you’ll have a great time playing with these!



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 Team’s contribution:

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Lift Ems 3 by The Daily Digi Team; Inner Beauty by Amber Shaw; Happy Day (border) by Amber Shaw; Chalk It Up (string) by WimpyChompers.

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Lift Ems 3 by The Daily Digi Team; She by NBK Designs; Fonts: Beautiful Day, Avenir Next.

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Layout by LulyG. Supplies: Lift Ems 3 by The Daily Digi Team; I’m With The Band by Traci Reed.


Layout by Trina. Supplies: Lift Ems 3 by The Daily Digi; Uniquely You and Modern Mama (alpha) by Miss Mint.


Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Lift Ems 3 by The Daily Digi; Birds of a Feather by ForeverJoy 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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Learn a little more about our awesome team members who shared their layouts with us for these templates.

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Heddy

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Vicki

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Trina

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Natascha

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Inspired by Lift Ems 3

The following layouts were created using “Lifts Ems 3” by The Daily Digi Team and included in The Digi Files during November, 2016:

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Lift Ems 3 by The Daily Digi Team; Inner Beauty by Amber Shaw; Happy Day (border) by Amber Shaw; Chalk It Up (string) by WimpyChompers.

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Lift Ems 3 by The Daily Digi Team; She by NBK Designs; Fonts: Beautiful Day, Avenir Next.

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Layout by LulyG. Supplies: Lift Ems 3 by The Daily Digi Team; I’m With The Band by Traci Reed.


Layout by Trina. Supplies: Lift Ems 3 by The Daily Digi; Uniquely You and Modern Mama (alpha) by Miss Mint.


Layout by Trina. Supplies: Lift Ems 3 by The Daily Digi; Birds of a Feather by ForeverJoy Designs; Fonts: Always In My Heart and Stamp.

Always Thankful

It’s almost Thanksgiving…my favorite time of year (at least in North Carolina!) The hot summer has given way to a temperate fall. The orange and yellow colors are everywhere and it is a season that—unlike Christmas—is all about being thankful for what we have, what we have been given, and what we will have.

I always love to have a few reminders around the house, and so I created these for my home. And why not pass them on to you?

There are two versions: a more traditional oranges and greens, as well as a more spunky pink. Plus, there are letter sized prints and 12×12 prints with the quote on top of a white wood background.

Print these and be thankful because,

There is always something to be thankful for

Inspired by Count Your Blessings

The following layouts were created using “Count Your Blessings” by LDragDesigns and included in The Digi Files during November, 2016:

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Count Your Blessings by LDragDesigns.

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Layout by JillW. Supplies: Count Your Blessings by LDragDesigns.

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Count Your Blessings by LDragDesigns; Template by Scrapping with Liz; Font: Malina.

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Count Your Blessings by LDragDesigns; Scrap This Set 1 by Janet Phillips; Modern Mama (alpha) by Miss Mint.

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Count Your Blessings by LDragDesigns.

Count Your Blessings

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It’s that time of year…time to count your blessings. We’re excited to have LDrag Designs with us this month. I love the colors in this kit, Count Your Blessings. The pinks and blues are so unexpected for this time of year and yet, so beautiful and able to carry your scrapping through the fall and winter. I love the patterns and textures of the papers and I can’t wait to get scrapping!






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 LDragDesigns’s contribution:

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Count Your Blessings by LDragDesigns.

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Layout by JillW. Supplies: Count Your Blessings by LDragDesigns.

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Count Your Blessings by LDragDesigns; Template by Scrapping with Liz; Font: Malina.

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Count Your Blessings by LDragDesigns; Scrap This Set 1 by Janet Phillips; Modern Mama (alpha) by Miss Mint.

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Count Your Blessings by LDragDesigns.

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

Name

Hello my name is Lina Dragani and I live in Greece! In one of the most beautiful countries in the world! I am married to my high school sweetheart for 18 years and we have 2 beautiful children ,Konstantina who is 10 and John who is 7. They can certainly drive me crazy as they are both very active children!

ok now my personal story about LDrag Designs is that I found out scrapbooking completely by accident as I was looking through the internet to find tools for making my dd’s photo album!!!! In Greece scrapbooking is something really unknown!!! Most people say “what?” when I tell them what I am making!!!!!

Anyway my journey in this industry has been long and after a few places I can finally be found at The Digichick! I am really happy here and my boss Kim is the best!!!! We all love her and she makes this place feel like home to all of us!!!

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That day was really special! It was in Thessaloniki the after my little brother’s wedding! It was a great day for the whole family to gather together, have fun and visit the White Tower which is Thessaloniki’s landmark for the first time with my kids!!!! The fall colours were totally amazing as you see in the pictures!



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I started paper scrapbooking in 2008. Here in Greece scrapbooking is a real unknown craft! So basically I was playing with scissors and punches. So in my effort to look for special instruments for scrapbooking which I didn’t know then that it was called this way I found digital scrapbooking! I started at first being a scrapooker, then a ct member at a site that no longer exists Scrapmatters and then I decided that I wanted to try making my own designs! So since May 2008 I becase a designer at ScrapMatters! I can’t believe that it’s been 8 years that I am doing this work! But of course you can see it in how my designs have matured and now they look much more the way I imagined them to be!

inspired

I have said this again but what really inspires me are colours! Greece is really full of them and that is why I love my kits to strike out and choose vibrant colours! Pinterest is a great place for inspiration!!!!

tools

Computer: I use windows environment with a Pentium Dual Core CPU at 3.00GHz,
4 GB RAM and 64-bit operating system


Program: I use Photoshop 5, Panstoria and Artrage!

Camera: I have various cameras but my best is a Nikon D300s

Anything Else: I also have a wacom pen and touch table which I use when I want to work on detailed elements!

tipstricks

I love scraping my own photos and that is why many times I try to make kits that I need for them! So one tip I have for my layouts is that I love for the photos to strike out on the page and that is why we should never put too many ellies on the page! This way the photo will be able to strike out and the ellies need to be in moderation! This is a principle I follow in everything I do including my clustering! In order for the elements to be able to shine you need to rememeber this!

favorite

This was a Frozen inspired kit! I really love these colours and I wanted to create something really frosty and icy and merry!


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Sparkling gold and pal blue and pink colours in a totally merry kit that has been a total hit!


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Here are some of my favorite products by LDragDesigns:


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


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Go have a look in LDragDesigns’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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Rugged

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We are so thrilled to have Bella Gypsy with us again this month. This dynamic designer duo always creates amazing products, perfect for all your scrapping. Their kit, Rugged, is perfect for scrapping all your summer and fall adventures. I love the bold patterns and papers that will work for scrapping many different occasions. 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 Bella Gypsy’s contribution:

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Rugged by Bella Gypsy.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Rugged by Bella Gypsy; Fonts: Rub This!

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Rugged by Bella Gypsy; Template by Katie Scrapbook Lady; Font: Ariel: Embellishment Action: Studio Wendy.

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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Rugged by Bella Gypsy.

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Rugged by Bella Gypsy; Perseverance – Dressed Down (template) by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs; Bitty Stickerbets – Hello Love (alpha) by Miss Mint.

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

Name

Bella Gypsy Designs is Lena Gardner and Tabatha Reed. They are sisters and best friends, but for the last 11 years they’ve been business partners as well. Lena lives in Lexington, KY, and Tabatha lives in a small town 90 minutes away. Lena is married and has 3 kids, aged 16, 10, and 8. Tabatha is engaged and has 6 kids, aged 13, 12, 8, 5, 3, and 2. Aside from family cookouts and holiday engagements, they have 9 birthday parties to throw every year, so even without much effort, they get to see each other often!

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I just loved this chapter in our design story. Tabatha and I were playing more with muted pastels and it was trendy without being too much, you know? I never want what we create to look dated. I created this layout in a matter of 20 minutes, and when the layouts create themselves, it’s a win.



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SUPPLIES: Hello Sunshine by Bella Gypsy



started

Tabatha started designing before Lena did, but just barely–she had been scrapping for a few months and began tinkering and designing about 2 months before Bella Gypsy was born. She was still a brand new designer when Lena got interested as well and they worked together to create a brand for the both of them to love and create with. Lena learned to design by watching Tabatha, and it was actually a few months before she ever created her first layout.

inspired

Is it hokey to say Instagram? It’s my favorite social media platform, and it’s filled with beautiful things. When I open the app and see gorgeous landscapes, cute kids, and other photos, it makes me want to make kits to go with them!

tools

Computer: Tab is working on a custom built desktop with a solid state HD plus a 2TB HD, 16 gigs of ram. Lena’s working on an HP desktop with a 1TBHD and 8 gigs of RAM.


Program: They both use Adobe Creative Cloud and design in Photoshop and Illustrator.


Camera: They have the same type of camera and primary lens–Canon Rebel T2 with 50 mm 1.4 lens, but Tabatha also uses a 35mm lens sometimes so she can catch her larger group of kids in the shot! Honestly though….iPhone most of the time for both of them.


Anything Else: Lena uses a Wacom Intuos tablet.

tipstricks

If you’re in a scrapping rut, pick up a glossy magazine! On anything. I get a ton of magazine subscriptions and when I’m feeling uninspired I flip through them. A graphic headline, gorgeous colors in a decorating spread, you name it. Something about the tactility meets creativity just does it for me.

favorite

I went on a bit of a food bender this year. For a bit I just did kits about food. Fries Before Guys, Sous Chef, and Ice Cream Dream. I was on a roll, and don’t even ask about the upcoming food kits I have planned.

Fries Before Guys is just so *us*. It’s a bit irreverent, a bit silly, and fun. And yes, oddly specific. But let’s face it–most of us have Happy Meal pics somewhere. I had a blast creating it. And the ketchup & mustard alphas took me forever so it was a labor of love.


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This was one of our most popular bundles this year and you already know why. It’s silly, and funny, and relatable. Imperfect people unite! I remember seeing a pop of black in a painting while walking down the hall at the hospital of all places. I knew I had to create something like it soon. And then the meh-ness of the funk I had been in collided with the palette inspiration and the final product made me happy.


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Here are some of my favorite products by Bella Gypsy:


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


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Coupon

30% off coupon code: leapinggypsies

Go have a look in Bella Gypsy’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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Inspired by Rugged

The following layouts were created using “Rugged” by Bella Gypsy and included in The Digi Files during November, 2016:

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Rugged by Bella Gypsy.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Rugged by Bella Gypsy; Fonts: Rub This!

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Rugged by Bella Gypsy; Template by Katie Scrapbook Lady; Font: Ariel: Embellishment Action: Studio Wendy.

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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Rugged by Bella Gypsy.

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Rugged by Bella Gypsy; Perseverance – Dressed Down (template) by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs; Bitty Stickerbets – Hello Love (alpha) by Miss Mint.