Charlize Creations: I Was Intrigued


A big welcome to Charlize Creations who is joining us in The Digi Files for the first time this month! I really love Charlize Creations’ unique doodles she creates herself that are included in her products! I especially have a fondness for the googly eyed birds similar to the ones in her contribution, they make me happy! Let’s take a closer look at “You Are Loved” that is included in The Digi Files this month:


Here are some layouts created using Charlize Creations’ contribution:

Layout by Karen. Supplies: You Are Loved by Charlize Creations; Word art by Ali Edwards.
Layout by Heddy. Supplies: You Are Loved by Charlize Creations.
Layout by Kimberly. Supplies: You Are Loved by Charlize Creations; Press Plate No. 33 (modified) by Paislee Press; FONTS: Courier New, Impact Font.
Layout by Trina. Supplies: You Are Loved by Charlize Creations; Full Bloom Collab (templates) by After 5 Designs; Photos by Doug Falk Photography.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
I am a mother to 2 wonderful kids, Raphael and Bianca, married since 2001. I was born and live in Indonesia – a country with tropical islands and weather. I started digiscrapping end of 2007 and at the end of 2008 I started designing. For me designing was fun because it feels like working and enjoying hobby both in one shot.








I used one of my kits for Easter.



When I was a kid I love to do DIY, I love making dolls from fabrics, crocheting, flowers arranging, making ornaments from papers/else and even playing with clays. But it was not continued because of growing up and loss in time being a teenager, having a real life, first boyfriend, go to college, finding a job, being engaged, getting married, having kids etc etc.

But then I was introduced by one of my digi friend, she’s a digital scrapbook designer now and it was the perfect timing as I just gave birth to my 2nd child and had a lot of time for myself due to the maternity leave.

I think the good start of a designer is becoming a scrapper first, because the knowledge and feeling of what elements are preferable, which kind of paper is good to be used really inspired the way one becoming a designer.

I was intrigued by how a designer could make a great paper textured, I used to zoom in everything until 100% and look into details. Then I tried to design with taking pictures of elements and extracted them. Unfortunately I feel it’s not suitable with me and started to learn how to draw with Photoshop and it’s not only fun but soon realizing that it’s my style.


My kids are my inspiration, how they interact with us, how they play with their friends, how they love to read, how they act … is a very interesting subject. And second of all, LOVE is truly a good inspiration to create. It sparks every little of mojo in me.


Glue gun, all size and patterned of ribbons, lots of papers, gift wrappers … Oh I love collecting gift wrappers!

Computer: I used Acer laptop and built in pc at home both has 4GB RAM. The laptop is for traveling only and when I was in undeniable mojo to create. But usually I love to sit at home with my PC because it’s connected with all my tools: scanner, tablet, printer.

Program: I used Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Camera: I used a very basic one, Lumix, but I dream to have 500D one day, when the time is on my side 🙂

Anything Else: I used Wacom Intuos 4 to draw and my scanner is Canon Canoscan 5600F


For Scrapping: shadowing is important for me, it takes time to learn how to do it properly, once you find your own shadow style, stick too it.

Designing: find your own style and try to create as many unique elements as possible so the customers won’t find them anywhere but your store 🙂


Dream a Little Dream



These Are Special Times: I never thought this collection could be such a big hit.



Here are some of my favorite products by Charlize Creations:







Here are some more inspirational layouts using Charlize Creations’ products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.






Go have a look in Charlize Creations’ 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)!