Joyful Noise

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Heather T is with us at The Daily Digi this month and we are so excited! She has a gorgeous Christmas kit for us, with rich colors, realistic elements, and intricate patterns. Joyful noise will be great for your holiday photos.






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 T.’s contribution:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Joyful Noise by Heather T; Template by Scrapping with Liz; Fonts: Lorelei Print, Pea Ally.

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Joyful Noise by Heather T; Template by Crystal Livesay.

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Joyful Noise by Heather T; Fonts: APD and Nightingale.

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Layout by Judie. Supplies: Joyful Noise by Heather T.

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Layout by Wendy. Supplies: Joyful Noise by Heather T; Fonts: DJB Bailey.

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

Name

I grew up in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and wandered about the Jura and Alps until I decided to go to college in the United States, where my parents were from. After that, things got complicated, but now I live right in the middle of the Oregon Coast in a beautiful little village named Yachats (pronounced “yah-hots”) with my husband, my schooled-at-home son, an elderly cat, and two dogs.

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I had a real problem trying to figure out which part of my artistic life I should focus on, so I put them all together–although I totally left out digiscrapping! *laugh* I draw a lot, mostly in pen and alcohol inks; I write poetry and doodle in my art journal; I make jewelry and also make mini-beaded landscapes; I do a lot of photography; I mess around with fabric painting; and I make fonts (all available for free, to pay back the design community with helping me start out with free tools).



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started

I think I got started about 13 years ago, when I started designing Asian-themed rubber stamps after discovering an online group that was really artistically challenging. I was adjusting to leaving professional life full-time because my son had just been born, and was looking for things to keep my mind busy. Then a friend from that group started showing me these mini-albums she was making with digital images, and I started messing around with “making stuff.” Vinnie Pearce is the one who gave me my first real break into high end digital designing, though! I sold at her Pixel Canvas store, and made some lifelong digifriends through that.

inspired

Anything. Usually patterns or color, but it could be as mundane as a deadline, the season, or just itchy fingers… =) A lot of time I’ll be doodling and all of a sudden get ideas from that, too.

tools

Computer: I have an old (6 years?), hand-assembled computer (the computer store did the assembling, however). I run Windows 10 with 4 Gb of RAM, but I keep nothing except my actual programs on there–everything else, ALL my files, are on my 5 Tb EHD, which I mirror less frequently than I should on another couple of EHDs.

Program: I can’t stand to pay money for something I’m not going to own, so I’m using Adobe Creative Design Suite 5.5 and sticking with it. That includes Photoshop & Illustrator, which are my biggest graphic design tools, and Bridge, which I now use to sort my images. I use Main Type by High-Logic to preview and sort my fonts.

Camera: I have a Rebel T5i, and I just love the kit lens that came with it, the 18-55mm. I also have a 75-300mm, and a simple little fixed 100mm lens. They are all totally dirty with salt and sea air, alas!

Anything Else: I haven’t used a mouse in 13 years, ever since I got my trusty Wacom Intuos 3. It has completely saved my hands and wrists!

tipstricks

Gosh, there’s so much to be said, and it’s so different depending what level of skill you possess. At the base, though, I would say that keeping your files super-organized by designer & by kit is the most important, and tag each element as you get it! It’s a small price to pay for maintaining an ever-growing inventory. =) Artistically, the best tip I have is to play with blending modes such as overlay, color burn, hard light, etc. You can find some amazing effects that will make you want to play!

favorite

Today, this product is tickling my yummy-bone because it’s gray outside and the colors are cheering me up. =) (Tomorrow I’d probably pick a different one!) I love the fun, vibrant, clean feel to the kit. I was playing with the idea of a snapshot–just that tiny, frozen moment in time… a bright spot amongst hazy memories.


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popular

Right now one of my most popular products seems to be the Scribbles from my Lived In series. They’re full of brushy, grungy yumminess, and the contrast with the scribbly clean lines really adds visual interest.


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Here are some of my favorite products by Heather:


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


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Coupon

Make a joyful noise! It’s a blitz sale. 50% off HeatherT (one day only @ Pickleberrypop).

Go have a look in Heather T.’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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