May Flowers

It’s that time of year…when everyone is DONE with winter and waiting for the beauty of the spring months. Spring came early here in N.C., but we’re only just beginning. This sweet kit, inspired by warm spring days and lawn picnics and looking for bugs, is perfect for all your spring photos!

The striped paper had black stripes that I found to be a little distracting so I used the magic wand to select the aqua color. After I had the marching ants, I pressed command/c and then command/v and moved the little piece over the black stripe. I pressed command/v again and covered the other black stripe.

Layout by Sharon. Supplies:
May Flowers by THE DAILY DIGI. Font: The Sharon

Yellow is one of my favorite colors and I love all the flowery papers in this kit. To give the yellow a little extra “punch,” I placed the black and white polka dot underneath it. Behind the journaling, I used the Dodge tool to lighten the yellow flowers a bit so that it’d be easier to read the text.

Layout by Jacki. Supplies:
May Flowers by THE DAILY DIGI.

Using fun patterned papers (like the polka dot and yellow ones on the page above) are a great way to spruce up a solid paper background without overpowering everything. Your eye can’t help but be drawn to the fun zig zags!

Layout by Bethany. Supplies:
May Flowers by THE DAILY DIGI.

Our kids spend a lot of time outside, playing in the dirt, in the woods, and on hikes as a family. It’s messy, but it’s fun! For this page, I decided that a straight edge paper felt too formal for photos of my children’s’ dirt adventures. Using an imperfect edge allowed the page to stay symmetrical and orderly, but make it not seem so clean or perfect.

Layout by Janet. Supplies:
May Flowers by THE DAILY DIGI.

I had the hardest time with this layout! I had a patterned or darker solid in the background, and it seemed “too much.” I changed it to white, and it “wasn’t enough.” And so, like Goldilocks, I found my “just right”…I added a darker color to just the edge.

Layout by Janet. Supplies:
May Flowers by THE DAILY DIGI.

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WEEKLY SPREAD: Week 10

Oh March…with your sun and flowers and warm days…how I love thee!

This weeks pocket page spread, like all the others, is designed to help you QUICKLY and EASILY record your story. When you are a member of The Daily Digi, you get these spreads every week plus a WHOLE LOT more!

Hello Saturday

So long Friday…hello Saturday! Here are some amazing sales and new products for this week.

Connie Prince’s 50% off Birthday Sale. Sale dates: 3/2/17 – 3/8/17.

Vinnie Pearce is retiring. Come grab a bargain before they’re gone forever. Sale ends on March 31st when her store closes.

New from Blagovesta Gosheva: Thrive – 25% off all weekend long!

These fun colors take me back to my rainbow and unicorn phase in middle school. So fun!

I just love this love collection.

So many of my scrapbooks are filled with “Dawn” pages. This fun extras pack goes with a coordinating template so you can dress it up even more.

I want to fly, don’t you?

Berna released her March Diary Files. These collections are enormous and call out the quirky in all of us.

Storyteller

We all have our stories to tell and we are all on different pages and chapters. But we do have a story worth telling, and that is what our first kit, Storyteller, is all about. A simple color palette lets the story jump off the page. Don’t wait…start telling your story today.

These photos are from my daughter’s SnapChat that my other daughter screen shot. She’s on the other side of the world going to college and I love getting a little peek into her study space and what she considers important. I’m normally not a fan of kits with few colors but this one works nicely because of the busy papers. Keeping it more monochromatic with just a little color keeps it from becoming overwhelmingly busy. The heart is taken from a background paper using the Magic Select tool and then using the Select pull down menu, choose Modify>Expand. I used 10 pixels to grab enough of the surrounding green. What was on paper now is a cute little element.

Layout by Jacki. Supplies:
Storyteller by THE DAILY DIGI.

The red shoes in the background of my focal point picture were very distracting so I got rid of them! Using my clone tool, I held down the option key and clicked nearby in the picture to select some background to overlay over the offending shoes. I’ve found that you have to click several times to keep the brush looking natural. I think this technique works best on backgrounds that are already quite variegated, like the grass in this picture.

Layout by Sharon. Supplies:
Storyteller by THE DAILY DIGI. Font: Smiley Monster.

I loved the monochromatic style of this kit for this heritage photo. It is modern and classic all at the same time!

Layout by Luly. Supplies:
Storyteller by THE DAILY DIGI.

I had fun finding and old picture of me to place alongside a more recent one. Sometimes, when telling our stories, it really helps to pull photos across years or generations. Though most of my pages are still chronological, it’s still fun to scrap outside of those timeframes by combining old and new photos.

Layout by Wendy. Supplies:
Storyteller by THE DAILY DIGI.

It’s easy to think that it is the big moments are the ones that define us. That can certainly be true, but more often than not, our stories are being told during the everyday, seemingly insignificant moments. It has always been my desire to use my camera to capture all the little moments that make life so big.

Layout by Janet. Supplies:
Storyteller by THE DAILY DIGI.

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Welcome to March!

Welcome to a new month and a whole ‘lotta new goodies! We’re excited to bring you five completely new kits as well as tons of other products. A deal like this is too good to pass up. As you’ll see below, we have a variety of great kits, all ready to make your scrapping fast and fun!

Keep coming back each day as we reveal more and more of what’s inside this HUGE Digi Files. Plus, we’ll still be sharing scrapping and photo tutorials, memory keeping inspiration, and plenty of motivation to get your story told!

If you are a member, you can download these kits and everything else today.