In The Designer’s Studio With Joyce Paul Designs

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I am so excited to welcome Joyce to THE DIGI FILES this month! I have been a fan since the minute I discovered several months ago. I find all of her designs very restful and beautiful and am excited to share some of them with you! Here is a closer look at her contribution:

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This is just ONE of the SEVEN collections you get in THE DIGI FILES for only $5!! Can you believe it?? We really appreciate our readers that show their support by purchasing the files!! We love doing what we do here and we wouldn’t be able to do it without your support!

Here are some layouts created with Joyce’s designs:

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Layout by Karen

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Layout by Dunia

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Layout by Katie

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Layout by Karen

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Layout by SharonS (a reader), supplies: Papers and Elements: Just Chill Relax, Joyce Paul, TDD 16, Sketch: Linda Albrecht, Alpha: Ashley Kennedy (All About Me, TDD), Font: American Typewriter

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A hybrid project by Sunghee, Mini album (2.5 x 2.5). Inside pages were created with the frame from the kit.

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I was born and raised in Limburg, The Netherlands. I have been married to my English hubby Nick for almost 6 years now. I work fulltime as an Administrative Assistant, I am a Digital Scrapbooking Store owner (mscraps.com) where I sell my designs as well. I love music and I always sing when I’m in the shower or when I’m driving. When I was younger, my cousins and I “formed” a girlband called: “Jolish” – the first 2 letters of our names. (Joyce – Lindsay – Sharon) LOL! Of course, we didn’t get any further than our garage 😉 (we aways used to sing and dance in their garage).

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Today only, stop by Joyce’s blog to receive this layout for free as a Quickpage!!

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When you are creating a layout in PS and you have lots of layers that need drop shadows, simply add your drop shadow to one elements/layer, copy your shadow – in PS, right click on the fx icon on your layer in the layers palette and choose “copy layer style” – then select all of the layers that you want to copy the drop shadow to – right click – paste layer style.

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I started (digi) scrapping about 3 years ago and got hooked instantly. I loved not having the get my hands dirty and to have glue and glitter all over the place 🙂 Approx. one year after I started scrapping, a digi store held a designer contest, so I decided to participate. Of course I wasn’t very good, so I didn’t even make it through the first round, but I loved designing, so I decided not to give up. 🙂 I started to improve my designs and started giving away my designs as freebies on my blog. Not long after another digi store approached me and asked me if I wanted to come and sell at their store. (the rest is history – LOL)

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It can be anything, really. Items from inside my house, outside, tv programs or the internet. When I have found a colour combo that I really like and feel comfortable working with, I am usually very inspired.

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I have to admit that I haven’t got a clue! I bought my pc (windows) via e-bay last year, because my old one suddenly decided to died 🙂 All I know is that it was really cheap and has 2 GB RAM, but it works and it’s fast enough for me 🙂 We have got a laptop as well, but it’s usually taken by my hubby 😉

I use Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator to draw. I also use Artrage to “paint”.

My hubby bought me a Canon EOS 450D camera for my birthday last year and I love it! Although I might follow a DSLR course soon, because I don’t know half of what I can do with it and my pictures never come out as good as I want them to! lol

I use my little bamboo tablet to draw and I absolutely love how easy it is and how crisp clean my lines are!

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Here are some of my favorite products by Joyce:

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Here’s some layouts using Joyce’s products for inspiration. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits:

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Layout by Katie, supplies: Joyce Paul collab with Polly & Rufus Mumbai Lullaby, word art from Joyce’s Just Chill Relax kit (this month’s digi files) template by Janet Phillips, font is CK Classical

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Go have a look in Joyce’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 and must include a product name to qualify)!

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

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Joyce also wanted to share with you this team call for Mscraps and since Mscraps has been a contributor to THE DIGI FILES in the past, I thought it was a good idea too!

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