the Ettes Fab 4th, Fontologie Printing Primer font
If you live in the United States or Canada, you probably have a memory card full of festive photos from recent patriotic celebrations. Canada Day was on July 1st and America’s Independence Day was on July 4th. This is the perfect time to scrap those holiday memories so I (Katie) thought it would be fun to share some layouts and ideas with you. Even if you live in another part of the world, you can use this inspiration to help you document your feelings about your own country.
Patriotic pages don’t have to be centered around specific holidays. Many of us have photos of national monuments, museums, and memorials to scrap.
Layout by Wendyzine. Rosey Posey’s Independence kit.
Use the colors of your flag to adorn your national pride layouts – it’s a great way to emphasize the theme!
Layout by Heddy. OH CANADA kit by Miss Mint (Peppermint Creative). Page template by Ingrid Fasquelle (Peppermint Creative)
Capture the official uniforms, tourist sites, and icons of your country.
Layout by Tara. Template #24 from 25 days of templates – By Tiffany Tillman. Elements (leaves keytag) from KTeague Oh Canada kit at Two Peas. Papers from In good Company collab by paislee press and designs by Lenora (Oscraps)
Be sure to document the way you celebrate the national holidays!
It’s also perfectly OK to use patriotic themed products to scrap any type of page!
Layout by Lauren. Template – transformers 9 by lauren reid, old glory alpha by lauren reid papers, chunky frame, swirls, paint, jewels – blue skies blue by fruitloop sally, star stamps – 4th of july stamps by jenna desai
Here’s a list of inspirational ideas to help you scrap about your country:
What are the most well-known tourist destinations in your country, and why? Have you been to any of them?
What kind of government runs your country? How are they chosen/elected?
What makes your country unique? What’s good/bad about your country?
Tell about the history of your country and what sticks out to you the most when you study about it.
Are there patriotic holidays? Do you observe them? How do you celebrate?
What are the colors of your flag?
How do you feel about your country of origin?
Do you still live in your country of origin? Why or why not?
Do you consider yourself to be patriotic?
If you still want even MORE inspiration, be sure to check out these posts:
I am truly thrilled to welcome Lorelei from Studio Rosey Posey to The Digi Files this month! I have been able to work with Lorelei just a little as she has participated in our “Play It Again”. She is as talented of a designer as she is a scrapper. Her designs span a wide variety of styles filled with gorgeous papers and super fun elements (I especially love her pennants). Let’s take a closer look at “Summer Memories” that is included in The Digi Files this month:
Here are some layouts created using Studio Rosey Posey-Lorilei Murphy’s contribution:
Layout by Lauren. Supplies: “Summer Memories” by Studio Rosey Posey and included in The Digi Files #31; Doodles by Lauren; Fonts: Courier New, Cheapskate Fill.
Layout by Kimberly. Supplies: “Summer Memories” by Studio Rosey Posey and included in The Digi Files #31; I Love Me Some Celeste by Darcy Baldwin (template); Fonts: I Love Me Some Celeste, Hero.
Layout by Heddy. Supplies: “Summer Memories” by Studio Rosey Posey and included in The Digi Files #31; Font: JenLin.
Layout by Amelia. Supplies: “Summer Memories” by Studio Rosey Posey and included in The Digi Files #31; 25 SUM 10-16 by Tiffany Tillman (template); Font: VT Remington.
Layout by Karen. Supplies: “Summer Memories” by Studio Rosey Posey and included in The Digi Files #31; Template by Janet Phillips.
I got started in dig scrapping in 2005. I was hooked the moment I started! I was on a few creative teams and scrapped all the time. I opened my own shop – Rosey Posey Studio in May 2009 and joined ScrabookGraphics as Studio Rosey Posey in Octbober 2009.
I am inspired to create usually by an idea or a theme or a photo or memory. i love flowers and vintage and sometimes that’s all I need!
My toolbox – I love Studio Wendyzine’s actions for designing also Anna Forrest’s Scripts. I love styles and filters too!
I use a MAC tower with 10 GB of Ram.
I use Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5 and Painter 11. I use my Intuos 4 Tablet quite a lot! My camera is a DSLR Nikon D90.
One thing I have done in the last year for scrapbooking is when I am taking photos i now take vertical and horizontal shots. I have found it has made a huge difference in my layouts having the two options of shots for most pictures to choose from!
Here are some of my favorite products by Studio Rosey Posey:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Studio Rosey Posey’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Go have a look in Studio Rosey Posey’s store! We will randomly select a winner from the comments to win $10.00 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!
Flag by Holly Designs. Font is Howie Stamps by Fontologie
We are celebrating the 4th of July with our families today and wanted to wish all of our readers a happy day, no matter what part of the world you live in. Be safe and have fun! We’ll be back tomorrow with more digi inspiration and ideas!
This short and sweet little video from Google Chrome will make you look at memory keeping in a new light. The web is what you make it, and as digital memory archivists, we can use the power of online tools to create something incredible.
Try sending an email, a picture, or a video clip to someone you love. It’s a great way to document something special!
You might be surprised to find out that many digital scrapbookers have found a secret weapon to help them create stunning and meaningful layouts. I (Katie) am going to share 10 layouts here and ask you to think about what they have in common. All images are linked for credits, but I suggest that you don’t peek at the credits until after you’ve had a chance to do this little exercise.
Have you had a chance to look at all 10 layouts with an objective point of view? Each layout tells a story, illustrates a memory, and represents something important to it’s creator. Any idea about what “secret weapon” was used? The answer is stock photography. Are you surprised? Stock photos can be a great tool in the digital scrapbooker’s bag of tricks. While most of the time you will want to be scrapping your own photos, there are times when a stock photo can really help you complete the memory you are documenting.
Why use stock photos? Sometimes you don’t have the photograph you need. I could have tried to photograph my own scale, tape measure, and exercise equipment for my layout about weight gain, but I didn’t want to have to spend the time and energy to create the scene I wanted to depict. On my Mykonos layout, I couldn’t very well travel all the way back to Greece to take the picture I forgot to capture when I was there more than 20 years ago. In examining all the other layouts, I would say the creator had the same reasons for turning to stock photos. It was the easiest way to add the scenes that would tell the story they wanted to share. In some cases, stock photos were used in combination with personal pictures. Other times, the stock photo is the only photograph used on the layout. Either approach is great way to add just the right image to your digi pages!
Need some more inspiration? Here are some fabulous resources:
P.S. We did it! The NEW Digi Show is up AND also in iTunes (bottom of show list). We’d love to hear your comments so be sure to visit the show notes at the new website.
The first of day of every month at The Daily Digi is always reserved for kicking off a new issue of The Digi Files and announcing the contributing designers. Today is no different and we are super excited to welcome this super bunch! Our team has had so much fun over the past few weeks creating with their products they contributed to The Digi Files. Let’s WELCOME:
Many of our members logged on even before this went live and started downloading all of the goodies these designers contributed. They didn’t have to do anything! Here’s what some of our members said yesterday in the comments:
“This was my first month as a TDD subscriber and I am absolutely amazed at the number of great kits and supplies and the great quality as well. What a deal this is! Looking forward to more good stuff next month!” –Andrea
“This month was my first Digi Files. It is GREAT! I loved all the ‘stuff’ I got. It has really gotten me fired up to scrap more.
“It’s always fun to get a surprise bonus gift in the middle of the month…everyone always says that The Digi Files are like Christmas every month (and I agree) but those bonus gifts are like getting flowers from your husband for no reason :-)” –ScrappyStfne
“I finally bit the bullet and decided to purchase a full year subscription to the digi files. I was SO not disappointed and it was only my first month. I felt like what I got in this one month was almost equal to the full year price. Thank you!! 🙂 Looking forward to next month and meeting new designers.” –Carolyn
The Digi Files are a great way to try new-to-you designers and styles from around the community! We’ve already done the quality control on the products and designers, created sample layouts in the Playbook, and brought it all together in once place. All you have to do is download and scrap! It’s amazing just how affordable our membership is!
Thanks to everyone for the anniversary wishes and for the kind comments in yesterday’s post! Katie and I love reading the comments and I am often blown away with how thoughtful they are! The Daily Digi readers are AWESOME! Here are the winners chosen randomly from yesterday’s post:
Your coupon codes have been sent! THANKS to everyone that played along!