K Studio: I Regret

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I’m happy to welcome back K Studio to The Digi Files! Kristen is not only an awesome designer with gorgeous and inspirational designs, but she is a big Daily Digi fan and supporter! I love so many things about K Studio designs; her cute doodles, great eye for colors, and unique embellishments. she includes so many fun things in her collections that are sure to inspire great layouts (many members on our team shared ways her designs inspired their layouts).  Let’s take a closer look at “Reflect” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

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Here are some layouts created using K Studio’s contribution:

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Layout by Karen. Supplies: Reflect by K Studio(paper recolored).
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Layout by Kim. Supplies: Reflect by K Studio; Template by Kaye Wieniecki; Fonts: Clementine Sketch and Avenir.
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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Reflect by K Studio.
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Layout by Melissa. Supplies: Reflect by K Studio.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.

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Hi! My name is Kristen Rice, otherwise known as K Studio. I live in a suburb outside of Columbus, Ohio with my 3 kids, my husband of 10 years, and our dog. We love to spend time together, and with our family and friends. My favorite things to do (outside of digital scrapbooking) are going to church, taking long walks, photography, and relaxing with a cup of warm coffee.

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We do a joint birthday party for all 3 of our kids in the summer to celebrate their birthdays with our families. This layout was created to capture the happy moment of blowing out the candles on their birthday cake! 🙂

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I really did not ever get into paper scrapbooking…I dabbled in it for a small period before searching and discovering digital scrapbooking, which was a much better fit for me since I was already a web and graphic designer! I digital scrapbooked for a year before I started designing, and when I started designing, I started out with templates and then went to designing alphas, and then kits and other products.

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My kids! My family is my biggest inspiration…and my faith. Sometimes a color scheme will call out to me and I’ll design a kit based around it, but most times I’ll have a theme in mind, and then find a color scheme to compliment it.

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Computer: I run Windows 7 on my Dell laptop. I use my laptop most because it is easy to quickly check my emails and attend to things, since I am also a full-time stay at home mom. (However, the model of Dell laptop that I have has had a lot of problems since I purchased it, so when it comes time to upgrade, I’ll likely experiment with a different brand, such as HP.)

Program: For my digital scrapbooking needs, I primarily use (and love) Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom. I also use Adobe Dreamweaver for my web designing, Mozilla Firefox for browsing the web, and 7-Zip for compressing and extracting folders/files. For keeping my computer running up to speed, I like to use CCleaner and Defraggler. To manage and organize my hundreds of fonts, I use Suitcase Fusion. I think that’s the majority of them, LOL! 🙂

Camera: I use a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi, and I love it! 🙂

Anything Else: I use my awesome Canon scanner for my extracted ribbons, frames, and such. 🙂

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My biggest tip that I can give to digital scrapbookers is to quality check the products you have purchased (or downloaded for free). I regret all the time that I spent on layouts with flawed products when I was first scrapbooking. I didn’t know how to quality check anything and once I learned how, I realized that most of my stash was made up of designs that I couldn’t even use because the quality was so poor. It’s hard to tell because previews can be so deceiving, but viewing things at 100% (to check for clarity) and applying a red stroke to designs can really make a big difference!

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I really like this product because each of the overlays/borders can be used for so many different types of products and not just restricted to digital scrapbooking pages. Plus, it is versatile for both boys and girls (since many different kits were used in making the borders) and is super simple and easy, because essentially all you have to do is drop a border in your layout, add some photos/wordart, and you’re done!

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One of my oldest, yet still most popular product is my Comic Hero kit. I had a lot of fun creating this one and was never sure how well it would do, but right from when it was released, it’s always been a big seller for me!

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Here are some of my favorite products by K Studio:

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

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Take Note! Kstudio is having a 35% off Birthday Sale. And, The Daily Digi readers get an EXTRA 10% off with coupon code kS_tDd_eXtrA10. Offer valid January 3th-7th, 2012.

Go have a look in K Studio’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)!