in the designer’s studio with annaBVdesigns

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I am really excited to welcome Anna to THE DIGI FILES this month!  Anna has a fun and whimsical style that works well for digital scrapbookers that want to create paper looking OR fanatasy style.  I always find something in her kits that brings a smile to my face.  Here is a closer look at her contribution:

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This is just ONE of SEVEN collections that you receive when you purchase THE DIGI FILES!  What a great way to try out new-to-you designers or maybe even a style that you don’t normally buy.  It’s always fun to push our scrapping creativity!  Here are some layouts created with ‘Sunshine After Rain’ (don’t you just love that name?):

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Layout by Melissa L, additional supplies: Font is DJB Gimme Space, Gina Marie Huff alpha

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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Lauren Reid Clearly Trimmed; Font is Take Out the Garbage

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Layout by SharonS (a reader), additional supplies: Template: Janet Phillips, Fonts: Oh Photo Shoot, Pea Jane

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Layout by Steph, fonts: Printing Primer and p22 Cezanne

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I’m 35 years old, staying-at-home mom of two kids (4 and 2), I’m living in Austria right now.

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When I’m finished with a new product or LO, I usually put it aside for a day or at least a few hours. After the “rest period” I look at it with fresh eyes and often make one or two changes which improves the page (or preview if it’s a product) a lot.

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When I was living in the US I started making forum siggies on mommies’ boards, and that’s how I first met digital scrapbooking products. I didn’t use them a lot in my siggies, but most other siggy designers did, and I knew immediately that I wanted to make digiscrap elements myself. Which is exactly what I did, so I was a designer BEFORE I was a proper scrapper.

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For themes, I’m usually inspired by things my kids say, do or have, for colors I often turn to interior design magazines.

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I have a real-life tool box, full of ribbons, and strings, and clips, and beads, and buttons, and an amazing collection of useless and indescribable bits and pieces. And I also have a virtual toolbox on my computer. I have a DELL laptop with Linux installed on it.  My main programs are GIMP and Inkscape, and lately I also use PSE. My camera is a Sony Alpha 200. I have a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet and loving it!

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Here are some of my favorite products by Anna:

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

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Go have a look in Anna’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 Anna has this code for us to use to grab some goodies:

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