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

Spot Lit Wall

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!



question6-copy 10 things-Collaboration with Traci Reed



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)

dividergraphic15 ALittleAboutSyrin

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.


question6-copyI think it would have to be my first pack of stitches.



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