I am so excited to have Chelle’s Creations in THE DIGI FILES this month! I had been watching her store for several months when she sent in an application. Chelle creates wonderful themed kits that are still versatile enough to have many scrapping uses (as you will see below). I really love the balance she has between doodles/drawn elements AND the real ones. Let’s take a closer look at Bug Catcher:


Many of my team members have commented that the alpha in “Bug Catcher” is now one of their favorites! You can get the alpha and this entire kit as well as 6 other large contributions for only $5 in THE DIGI FILES. Each contribution has a minimum retail value alone of $5 and you get them ALL for that price! Take a look at the fun my team and I had using this kit:

Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Fonts are Fontologie Howie’s Stamps and Printing Primer
Layout by Jenn, additional supplies: Printing Primer Abundant font
Layout by Jenny, additional supplies: Template by Scrapping with Liz, Brush by Designs by Spencer, Drop Shadow Layer Styles by Megan Turnidge and Katie Pertiet. Fonts: CK Jot and LD Cute Curls
Layout by Steph, additional supplies: font, fontologie giggles and traveling typewriter
Layout by iciclelady (a reader), additional supplies: Font is DJB ALL THE COOL CHICKS by Darcy Baldwin (Sweet Shoppe Designs), Inspired by nikkiARNGwife’s Daddy Love page at SSD

You can see even more layouts in our team inspiration section



Hi! I’m Chelle. I live in a small rural community in Northern Utah with my husband and four of our kids still living at home…two are away at college. No pets. Six kids keep me plenty busy. LOL!










I love using journaling elements and making my text look like I wrote right on the lines. In photoshop and photoshop elements you can adjust the spacing between the lines by adjusting the leading. It’s a little like single space or double space in word processing, only much more accurate.

First…I type my journaling in a text box with the same number of lines as my journaling element. Then with all the text highlighted, I experiment with the number in the “adjust the leading” box until the text sits exactly on the lines.

You can find a tutorial with screenshots on this here


I’ve been scrapping forever. In my first scrapbooking class I was taught to mat my photos with construction paper and attach them with rubber cement. LOL! Over the years I’ve filled 45 albums…but most are one copy for the family and one copy for each of my children. Yes, that was very time consuming with paper scrapping. About 7 years ago I became disillusioned with scrapping trends…it seemed to be more about putting a lot of “stuff” on the page than about the photos and the story. I didn’t scrap anything for two years. When I came back to scrapping a few years later, I did printed books with just pictures and story and a few basic papers and elements I’d created myself. Then two years ago I accidentally stumbled on ScrapMatters and found that I could BUY digital scrapbooking supplies. I was in heaven. But I still liked creating some of my own papers and elements. In 2009 I competed in ScrapMatters’ DesignStar competition and was offered a design position there.


My photos are my main source of inspiration…I usually design kits that I need to scrap my own photos. But I see ideas everywhere…”check out the pattern on those shoes…that would make a great paper”. LOL!


I design on a MacBookPro with 4GB Ram. I design primarily with Photoshop CS4. I’m still learning to use my Adobe Illustrator CS4 and my Bamboo Fun Tablet. I use my Cannon CanoScan 880F to scan doodles, things to extract, and pre-digi photos. I’m still learning about using my Nikon D5000 in manual mode. LOL!


I always seem to like my most recent kit, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be “Sunny Side Up”





Here are some of my favorite products by Chelle

Chillin & Grillin

Round the Block


Stars -n- Dots Alpha Collection



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







Go have a look in Chelle’s Store and come back and tell her what you like, we will randomly select a winner from those comments to win $10 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST)!

As a thank you to our readers, Chelle has created this coupon to share with all of us!



Last Call – TDF15 – Don’t Miss It


Today is the last day to get THE DIGI FILES #15 before they are gone from our shelves for good!!  At midnight EST tonight, they will be removed from the store.  SEVEN people that purchased TDF15 will be randomly selected to win $10 in product from TWO different designers each, totaling $20 in product for each person randomly chosen!! THE DIGI FILES are what allow us to be here doing what we do each and everyday!  We really appreciate you showing your support by purchasing them!

Plus, you get all of this for only $5…no joke!:::









I want to say a special THANK YOU to our contributors!  It has been so fun to have you with us this month!  We couldn’t do what we do without all of you!  THANKS:::

One Little Bird
Heather Roselli
Krystal Hartley
Meredith Fenwick
Danielle Young

In The Designer’s Studio With Gina of Digital Design Essentials

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I am thrilled to be welcoming Gina as a contributor to THE DIGI FILES this month!  Gina has been a “staple” in the digital community since I first started digital scrapbooking and was someone that I have always admired (both her scrapping and designing). Her team was one of my “dream teams” for a long time, until I finally made the call and was able to be on her team for a couple of years! Gina really rocks the boy kits like no one else I know! 🙂

Here’s a closer look at Gina’s contribution to THE DIGI FILES:


Here are some layouts our team created with it:


Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Fonts are Pea Olson and Neato Handprint


Layout by Jacki (and included as a layered template in TDF11), additional supplies:  Gina Cabrera’s Snow Day Kit (TDF11). Font is Calibri and Susie’s Hand.


Layout by Amy W, additional supplies: acrylic alpha by Gina Cabrera DDE April Idea Notebook, fonts-SP Purkalator, SP Wonderful Wendy, Pea Lauren France


Layout by Ana and included as a layered template in TDF11 additional supplies: journal stamp from Something Blue and wordart from Paislee Press Once (both in January TDF11)


Layout by Dunia, additional supplies: Snow Day by Gina Cabrera for TDF-11, Word Art from Cardigan by Paislee Press


Layout by Melissa, additional supplies: Syrin stitching, Kate Hadfield doodled paper alpha, CD Muckosky Teeny Type alpha, fonts are CK_Ali and Amer Type Md BT



Hi, my name is Gina Cabrera, I’m a thirty-something SAHM and live in sunny Phoenix, AZ with my wonderful husband and two boys ages 12 and 16.





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My favorite process for extractions in Photoshop is:

Select>>Color Range



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I stared paper scrapping when my first son was born. In 2002 I got my first digital camera and wanted to create a custom Christmas Photo Card. I immediately fell in love with creating my own designs on the computer and I haven’t looked back. I really wanted to share my designs, so, in early 2004 I launched my site.

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My photos have always inspired me. I love creating papers and elements specifically for my layouts. I then turn all that inspiration into a kit

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I have a PC that my wonderful husband built for his digi obsessed wife. It has 8 gigs of DDR 2 RAM and PSCS2.

My camera is a Nikon D70 with a kit lens, 50mm and 70-300.

I also have a 6 X 11 Wacom Intuos 3.



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Here are some of my favorite Digital Design Essentials products:







Here is some Digital Design Essentials inspiration:


Layout by Katie, supplies: Hello Chickee by DDE, template by Vinnie Pearce (Give me Simple). font is Susie’s hand.


Layout by Melissa, supplies: DDE Neutrality kit, Janet Phillips Template Collection 20, Shabby Princess Clementine alpha, Darcy Baldwin staple, Font is Amer TypeMdBT


Layout by Melissa, supplies: DDE Christmas Joy kit, Ali Edwards Holiday Celebrations word art, Font is AmerType MdBT


Layout by Karen, supplies: DDE Penelope Mega Kit; Fizzy Pop Designs Sidekicks No. 4 template and Funky Wave template; Darcy Baldwin and Lauren Reid Gimme Space font; Darcy Baldwin and Lauren Grier Jacked Up Kina Love font.

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Layout by Steph, supplies: Snapshot of Spring, Digital Design Essentials, font is Traveling Typewriter.


I want to thank Gina for being here at TDD this month and sharing all of her talents with us!  We appreciate it!  Go have a look in Gina’s store at DDE and come back and tell her what you like, tomorrow’s GIFTaway will be randomly selected from those comments that are posted by midnight EST (must include a product name to qualify)! 🙂

To show her appreciation to our readers, Gina has this coupon for all of you:



P.S. Congratulations to Corey M. who is our GIFTaway winner today!  Corey was randomly drawn from all of the registered customers in the store.  She won a $10 GC to Digital Design Essentials!  Check your inbox Corey! 🙂

In The Designer’s Studio With Danielle of Something Blue Studios

Today will mark one of those bigger changes that will be happening this month.

After the results were in from our survey this fall and I saw the things you wanted to know about our contributors, “In the Designer’s Studio” was born.  It reminds me a bit of that show “Inside the Actor’s Studio” where an interviewer asks standard questions to Hollywood stars.  The questions below are the questions you said you wanted asked, along with a few other suggestions you had. 🙂 I hope you enjoy these new designer features! 🙂


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I am so excited to have Danielle of Something Blue here with us this month!  Danielle is one of those designers that I remember from my early days in digital.  She has some great digital products and she is also the home of those very cool magnets you might have seen around!  I love that her designs are always unique and fresh and INSPIRING!

Here’s a closer look at Danielle’s contribution to THE DIGI FILES this month:



Here is what our team created with this very versatile kit (you will see my layouts using this kit on Friday):


Layout by Karen


Layout by Jacki, additional supplies: Font is SmartyPants by Darcy Baldwin.


Layout by Katie, additional supplies: font CK Rugged.


Layout by Melissa (included as a layered quick page in TDF11, minus the fonts), additional supplies: Fonts are CK Becky and Century Gothic.


Layout by Rachael



I am Danielle Catalano-Titus, a New Yorker living in Boston.  I have a wee boy, a sweet girl, a cat, and a husband.  I work full-time as a high school art teacher.






Here is layout by Danielle:



There are a couple of tips on my blog, and here is  a Photoshop tip from my newsletter:

I learned this tip at Photoshop World and wanted to immediately kick myself for not knowing it sooner. So, you know how when you’re trying to use the Elliptical Marquee tool (or the rectangular one – but that’s easier) to select something, and it never ends up where you need it to be? So what do you do? If you’re like me, you start over, or you keep the selection and then use “transform selection” to tweak it. No more! Try this: While you’re dragging that marquee tool, hold down the space bar. Now you can move the selection AS YOU’RE SELECTING IT! Wahoo! Add the shift key to the mix and you’ve got perfect circles, wherever you want them. Hooray!

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Mine is a long convoluted story, but basically I was a Photoshop lover who enjoyed making stuff to “decorate” my photos with before I printed them. I had never heard of digital scrapbooking. One day in summer 2004, a Google search led me to a post about a contest for a Memory Makers Digital Scrapbooking book, and the rules were that everything had to be computer generated. I said “I can do that!”, and so I made some papers and doodads and created a page to submit. It was accepted for the book, and I was hooked. Unfortunately I was only hooked on the contest/publication aspect of it all, and so all of my early pages are not really dear memories but just pages thrown together based on what I thought that particular contest or magazine was looking for. Doing all that led me to some great opportunities, but I don’t submit stuff anymore. I just design because I love it, and scrap if I feel like I have something real to say. And if there’s time. 🙂

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Everything I see. And magazines. I’m a magazine junkie. It’s a sickness.

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I have a Dell PC, and I’m running whatever came before Vista. I have no idea how much ram, but I know it’s not nearly enough and we’re looking into another computer as I type. I’m lucky I even know what ram means. Ask me anything about Photoshop, but don’t ask me about a computer’s innards. No clue whatsoever.

I use Photoshop and Illustrator. Both CS3 right now. I don’t feel the need to upgrade to 4. I think I’ll wait for the next round.

I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT, and that’s good enough for me as I have no idea what I am doing and just shoot on automatic most of the time.

I could not, no way, no how, design without my Wacom Intuos tablet. How did I ever live without this thing?? And I so love my scanner – the CanoScan8800F.


I would have to say my Love Story kit. My most recent thing is almost always my favorite.


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Any of the worn overlays. By a mile.



Here are some of my favorite Something Blue Studios’ products:




Some physical products that you can have made with your digital creations:




Here’s a bit of inspiration using Something Blue products (images without credits are linked to originals):


Layout by Karen, supplies: Something Blue Studios Love Story kit, Paint, and Sentence Strip Wrappers; Font is Darcy Baldwin Angel Baby


Layout by Katie, supplies: Project 365 Quick.ish page by Something Blue Studios (TDF11). Fonts are Fontologie Textura Traced and calibri




I want to say THANK YOU to Danielle for being with us at TDD this month!!  Please go check out her store then come back and leave a comment telling us your favorite SBS products.  Tomorrow’s GIFTaway will be chosen from those comments.

As a THANKS to our readers Danielle is offering 20% off all digital downloads, now until January 31, 2010: TDD20

You can even use the code during her 30% TDD feature sale for an even bigger discount!  All digital downloads are on sale for 30% from now until January 7!

WOW!!  What a deal!!  Thanks, Danielle!


P.S. Congratulations to Kate who is the winner of today’s GIFTaway!  She was randomly drawn from the customers that have purchased THE DIGI FILES to this point so far.  She won a $10 GC to Something Blue Studios!



I am really excited to have Nancie, founder of ScrapArtist, here with us this month!  I’m not sure I will ever forget the day I was cruising through the freebie gallery at ScrapbookBytes and saw her work for the first time!  I loved it!  She was a new digital designer (for scrapbooking anyway), but I wanted MORE! Not long after that, I saw call for a new site that hadn’t even launched yet, ScrapArtist and realized the owner was also the owner of those freebies I loved.  I immediately sent in my application and was thrilled when I was chosen for the ScrapArtist team (she was the only designer there at the time).  Here is Nancie’s contributions to this month’s THE DIGI FILES:



This is the LAST contribution to be revealed from THE DIGI FILES 10 this month.  You can now see EVERYTHING that is included in December’s issue of THE DIGI FILES here.  Then, if you haven’t already purchased TDF10, hurry into the store and grab them, because after December 31st, they will go into the contributor’s store for full retail value!

Our team created some amazing layouts using Nancie’s products:


Layout by Ana, Supplies: Citrus Tea, Nancie Rowe Janitz (TDF10); Also in TDF 10: Stitch Lilli, Syrin; ribbon Snow Day, Tracey Howard Other: Alpha Coloured In, Kaye Winiecki; bracket die-cut from Pencil Lines #157 template; Font: Rough Typewriter


Layout by Rachael, Citrus Tea Paper Set by Nancie Rowe Janitz (TDF 10), Template by VB Designs


Layout by Katie, Citrus Tea by Nancie Rowe Janitz from The Digi Files 10; Template by Ali Edwards; font is CK classical; Me with my younger brother. I was 12 when he was born.


Layout by Amy Wolff; fonts-pea anna banana, pea lauren france; buttons-Amy Wolff


Layout by Karen: Nancie Row Janitz Citrus Tea from TDF10; Danielle Engebretson string frame from TDF10; Pencil Lines template; Jesse Edwards Wildflower alpha; Fonts are Fontelroy Brown and Traveling Typewriter



Nancie Rowe Janitz lives in Plymouth Michigan but we can find her here:



When I first started scrapbooking, I joined an Art Inspiration challenge at Two Peas in a Bucket. We used beautiful pieces of artwork from as our inspiration. After running back and forth to the scrapbook store to find supplies to do the challenges, I realized I could more quickly create my own “backgrounds” using Photoshop. I loved working with brushes and different colors and textures. From there, it was a natural progression to creating digital papers and elements.


I started designing in 2004


Mostly a designer – not much time to scrap lately!


More than I want to think about! LOL! With running SA that is most of my time now unfortunately, so I don’t have much time to design for myself anymore or to scrap. I miss it!


I think it is my Digital Distressing Kit. The reason is because scrappers can use it over and over, plus it includes a tutorial which I really enjoyed creating and hope to do more tutorials.



Digital Distressing Kit (see above).


Thunderstorms, Coffee, My family, Walking in the Rain, The Mountains, The Ocean, the feeling after a great workout, a fire in the fireplace, good friends, great food (not in any order).


Hatred, Violence, Ignorance, People that honk at you in traffic, People that ride your tail in traffic (we have alot of both in MIchigan! LOL!) , the feeling in your stomach when you are running late, stress, watching the news lately, laundry, flying.


Here are some of my favorite products by Nancie:






And now for some fabulous inspiration (layouts without credits are linked to originals):



Layout by Amy, supplies: Holiday Magic Overlays;  Altered Art Background; Mixed Media 1; Schmootzy alpha 4; Stamped Snow; font-MTF Frozen Solid


Layout by Karen, supplies: Nancie Rowe Janitz Sassafrass Tea, Cardamom Tea button, In Bloom elements; Ali Edwards word art; Amy Wolff Altered Art trim


Layout by Katie, supplies: Happyness by Nancie, fonts are Fontologie weathered in-between and CK constitution. Template is unknown (NSD freebie)


Layout by Amy, supplies: Schmootzy alpha 4, ‘Tis the Season Holiday Stamps, Holiday Magic Overlays, Altered Art Background Mixed Media 1; font-Pea Lis


I would like to say a huge THANKS to Nancie for being here at TDD this month and sharing your beautiful artwork with us!! 🙂


Sponsor Spotlight – Wild Dandelions

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I first discovered Wild Dandelions (a.k.a. Meghan Mullens) when Digi Scrap Addicts was running their “So You Think You Can Design” contest.  There were a few designers from that contest that I wasn’t familiar with at the time, and I followed them through the contest (and downloaded).  I was so excited when I saw WILD DANDELIONS debut at Scrap Orchard!  Here’s a look at what Meghan contributed to THE DIGI FILES 10:


Can you believe you get all of this AND goodies from 8 other designers/store for only $5!?  I can’t!  It’s a very inexpensive way to try some new designers out as well as show your support for THE DAILY DIGI and what we love to do!

Here is what I team did with this great kit:


(layout by Rachael, additional supplies: Template by Get It Scrapped (modified))

(layout by Karen, additional supplies: Template by Melissa Lewis)


(layout by Katie, additional supplies: font is LD Elementary template unknown)


(layout by NeeNee, additional supplies: Font is Fontologie P.S. I Love You)


(layout by Steph, additional supplies: Font is Printing Primer by Fontologie)



Meghan Mullens–Thirty-something, SAHM to a handful of beautiful kids. I live near Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and kids. Before children I had a career in Finance and do not miss it at all J I love creating memory keepsakes for my family and just cherish this creative outlet I stumbled upon almost 3 years ago.




Designing just seemed like a natural progression for me as a scrapper. I had ideas and teamed up with my friend Kristin and created a collab with her quite a few months before I ventured into taking designing seriously. When I became serious about designing I paired up my dear friend Tracey Howard under the name Wild Dandelions. We were taken on at Scrap Orchard in June of 09 and both continue to sell there under our individual names.


Dabbling since mid 08 and seriously since early 09.


Definitely both! I think I’m a scrapper first and foremost.


Well I’m on the computer way more than I should be but I’m easily distracted 😉 I’d say about 20-25 hours on a busy week!


Well, I love collabing on kits…just the whole process is fun to me. I love seeing other ideas based around the same theme and working with people I consider friends. I can’t choose a favorite product though..I have a few! Apple Blossom with Kristin Cronin-Barrow, 10 Things with Traci Reed, Wonky with Kami Leonard and Tracey Howard. I love them all!



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1) My Family

2) My Church

3) My Friends

4) Preserving Memories

5) Being Creative

6) Candy (Sugar Addict!)

7) Fresh Bathed Babies

8) Coffee with Peppermint Mocha Creamer

9) A Good Book

10) Buying Gifts for others


1) Gum Smackers

2) Bills

3) Poor spelling

4) Disorder

5) Allergies

6) Atlanta Traffic

7) Irritating Noises

8) When my kids disobey

9) Telemarketers

10) Laundry


Here are some of my favorite Wild Dandelions:





Some GREAT inspiration from some talented scrappers (images are linked to credits):

(layout by Karen)




(layout by NeeNee additional supplies: Template is Cindy Schneider’s Scrap in A Snap Template Set 33.  Font is Pea JamieB.)


Thanks so much to Meghan for joining us this month in THE DIGI FILES!! Meghan has a coupon for all of readers to do some shopping with:

30% off



Sponsor Spotlight – Syrin


I was introduced to Syrin via Janet’s stitches on her layouts a while back! I kept admiring them and decided I needed some!  Not only do I love Syrin’s stitches, I love all of her designs, and she is a pretty funny lady too! 🙂 We are happy to have her with us this month!  Let’s take a look at what she contributed to THE DIGI FILES this month:

syrin_myfriendL_preview You get this AND contributions from 8 other designers/store all for ONLY $5!!  What a great way to try out some of these designers or grab some products by a few of your favorites!!

Here are some layouts by our team using Syrin’s products:

Karen-Max-Gleeful-Boy-111409(layout by Karen, additional credits: Sahlin Studio Tuck and Wave template)

Rachael-notquitevintage (layout by Rachael additional supplies: Template by Get It Scrapped)

Janet-ThatAge_600(layout by Janet, additional supplies: Fonts are Typewriter Scribbled and Pea Dana Anne)

Katie-web79 (layout by Katie additional supplies: Template by Ali Edwards, font is CK footnote)

tdd-syrin-dunia (layout by Dunia, additional supplies: Presslines N. 17 by Paislee Press)

NeeNee-lyssa_syrin_lilli_web(layout by NeeNee additional supplies: Font:  Pea MissStaker)

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Syrin made me laugh right out loud when I read her bio because she told me to fix her “’Norwenglish’ (as we often call it over at CatScrap), 😉 Just don’t change the number of kids and things like that” 😀

Name:     Syrin in digiland, but Kjersti when I’m offline

Hometown: Close to Bergen, westcoast of Norway, Scandinavia

Family:   Husband and two children; a girl who is 6 and a boy who is 4

Syrin’s Store


In 2005 Catrine at CatScrap challenged me to make a paper. Neither of us were designers back then; we were just new scrappers, eager to learn. I remember searching for tutorials to figure out how to make papers, and found it very hard in the beginning! That was the start of it all. I just loved the creative process, and the kick you get when you see scrappers use your stuff. I still get that feeling.

question23 years. I had a break this spring, and that was good. I knew it was just a temporary break.

question3I am both. I spend most of my time designing, but take breaks after each product has been released, and then I scrap.

question4 I would say 1-2 hours a day, after kids are in bed. I work full time as an archaeologist, so I can’t design during daytime.


That one is hard; I have many favorite elements and papers, but they are in different kits. If I have to choose one product, it has to be Alpha without borders. I’m really pleased with with how they look, and they also have all the characters you need to type in most languages, even Icelandic! Any profit is donated to Doctors Without Borders.


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1) Obviously my family, being with them, laughing with them and just relaxing.

2) Cooking and making dinner for a group of friends with their families. The whole process makes me happy.

3) Early mornings, working from home in my kitchen, kids away, husband at work, caffe latte in my cup.

4) Fire in the fireplace (I need one)(and I will get one)

5) Autumn

6) Having time to be alone now and then

7) Questions with no answer

8) Watching stars and seeing the milky way (we need more places with no street lights!)

9) Learning new things, especially about biology, nature and history

10) Watching movies with my husband


1) Bare feet (I just can’t stand them)

2) People on the bus who talk LOUD and clear about anything, either in the phone, or to the friend next to them. I’ve learned to listen to books to prevent audio invasions like that.

3) When people think that reality is black or white

4) Spiders. It is so silly, but I can’t help it

5) When people don’t have a passion or strong interest. I don’t care what the passion or interest is

6) Gymnastics, or any sport, if I have to do it myself. I will happily watch others and cheer for my team!

7) Parties I have to go to. I really, really just find it boring

8) When the towel keeps falling down from the hook

9) Mass media that spread fear rather then enlighten people

10) Those who just want bread and circuses


Here are a few of my favorite products by Syrin:




Lingonberry Preserve



A huge THANKS to Syrin for being here this month!!  We appreciate you sharing your talents and humor with us!  As a THANKS to our readers, Syrin has a discount coupon for all of us to do a little shopping:

30% off

code: thxtoTDD

expires: dec.31st 2009


Sponsor Spotlight – Danielle Engebretson


Danielle was a new-to-me designer when she sent in her application awhile back, but as we have emailed over the past few months, I have enjoyed getting to know her.  I find her designs to consistently jump out at me. I really love the patterns and colors of Danielle’s contribution to The Digi Files #10.   Here is Danielle’s addition to The Digi Files for this month:

dje_sharethemoments_preview Our team really enjoyed working with this versatile kit:

Katie_webswinglayout by Katie other supplies: Template by Ali Edwards, font is CK footnote

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Karen_Max-Bitty-Happiness-Is layout by Karen

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layout by Steph



I am a 36 year old SAHM and I live in Minnesota. I am married to my wonderful husband Dean, and we share two children together, Dawson (9) and Ava (6).

Danielle’s Store

Danielle’s Blog

question1 It is really quite simple. I am a traditional scrapper gone digital scrapper, who determined I could teach myself to design digital products.

question2 I have been designing for 2 ½ years, (wow did that go by fast).


I am both a scrapper and designer. However, I find it difficult to balance scrapping with designing. Designing keeps me really busy and that I consider a huge blessing. I find now I have to schedule time to scrap. I grab the moments when I can.


Ok this was a reality check! I am still trying to approximate this but I would guess somewhere between 20-24 hours. Give or take and some weeks it is more depending on what is going on for that month.


Oh dear, that is a really hard question. Hmmm…I would probably have to say… Kaleidoscope Collection. I think it is because I am a color lover!

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1. Jesus

2. my husband

3. my kids and family

4. chocolate

5. drawing and doodling

6. soaking in the tub with a good book

7. singing worship

8. my coffee

9. golfing

10. prime rib

10thingsbug 1. my allergies

2. being cold (and yes I live in MN) why I ask?

3. cat hair

4. when someone touches my nose

5. slow drivers

6. stupid humor

7. rosemary

8. crabby people

9. open mouth chewing and smacking on food

10. being late

dividergraphic15 Here are some of my favorite products by Danielle:

TimeOfWonder CashmerePink




And some wonderful inspiration using Danielle’s products (images are linked to originals with credits):





Thanks, Danielle for spending the month with us!!  As a thank you to our readers, Danielle has this GREAT coupon for all of our readers to go shopping with: