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
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!