Aja Abney: There’s No Pressure


Every once in a while, there is a designer that I realize has not contributed to The Digi Files before (I didn’t do designer scheduling the first seven months the site was around) and I am embarrassed that we have not had them. Aja Abney is one of those designers!! She is so talented and her eclectic, whimsical, with-a-touch-of-shabbiness style is super fun to create with! I am thrilled and honored to have Aja Abney joining us in The Digi Files (finally) during November! Let’s take a closer look at “365” that is included in The Digi Files this month:


Here are some layouts created using Aja Abney Designs’ contribution:

Layout by Kim. Supplies: 365and Template by Aja Abney Designs; Fonts: Bebas, CK Classica.
Layout by Karen. Supplies: 365 by Aja Abney Designs.
Layout by Heddy. Supplies: 365 by Aja Abney Designs.
Layout by Jen. Supplies: 365 by Aja Abney Designs; My Happy Place (alpha) by Captivated Visions; Font: Small Typewriting.
Layout by Lauren. Supplies: 365 by Aja Abney Designs; Doodles by Lauren Reid; Fonts: Cheapskate Fill, Courier New.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
My name is Aja Abney and I’m married to my high school sweetheart. We have 3 energetic children, ages 9, 7 and 6. I’m a photographer, graphic designer and homeschool mom. I like to craft and read Brit. Lit. in my free time.




LOMMCredits: 365 by Aja Abney, Template by The Tattered Pear, Sunshine in My Soul font by Kimberly Geswein.

I was a graphic designer for several years when I stumbled onto what was then called “computer scrapbooking.” Pretty soon I was hooked! In 2007, I started playing around with making my own products while I was a CT member at Scrapartist. I began selling there in January 2008.

Life. I really love experimenting with color and mood, but I also want to create products that make scrapping easy for busy moms like me.

Computer: Yikes! Are you sure you want to know? I have a dinosaur of a Dell that I’ve been using since before I started designing.

Program: Photoshop CS3

Camera: Canon 7D

Anything else: I have a tablet, but it rarely sees the light of day.

Only scrap when you really feel like it. Remember that this is really all about capturing moments and moods. It’s for yourself first, and then maybe you share with others, maybe not. There’s no pressure.

My favorite product (besides the one I created for this month’s DigiFiles) is Our House. I just love the colors and I think it’s got a lot of fun goodies in it.


My best sellers are my templates. I’ve bundled a bunch of them here, but I’ve also got some sold in smaller sets.



Here are some of my favorite products by Aja Abney:

Cozy by Aja Abney

Summer Beauty by Aja Abney

Lovely Love by Aja Abney

Thankful by Aja Abney

Ordinary Day by Aja Abney

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

Go have a look in Aja Abney’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)!

Save 20% on your next purchase at Aja Abney Designs with coupon code iheartu_20 now through December 31, 2011. And, check out Aja’s workshop for busy scrappers. Registration begins November 15th! Cost: $30.