Karah Fredricks: Nowhere To Scrap


Karah Fredricks is joining us once again in The Digi Files and we are over the moon about it! There are so many of Karah’s products that dot my layouts and memories and I was super happy to get to meet her a few weeks ago in California. I love Karah’s ability to create such fun and whimsical, themed collections!  Our team really rocked this collection with their photos and memories.  Let’s take a closer look at “Someone” that is the perfect collection to be revealed on Valentine’s Day and it’s included in The Digi Files this month:


This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks! All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month!  Here are some layouts created using Karah Fredricks’s contribution:

Layout by Katie. Supplies: Someone by Karah Fredricks; Fonts: Simply Glamorous.
Layout by Anne. Supplies: Someone by Karah Fredricks; Template from Whip It Up Fast Vol. 7 by Amy Martin;
Font: Courier New.
Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Someone by Karah Fredricks; Fonts: Traveling Typewriter and Years Supply of Fairy Cakes.
Layout by Anne. Supplies: Someone by Karah Fredricks; Template by Nettio Designs (highly modified), Font: EMPhotogram.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
Hi! I’m Karah and I’m a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids! I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 14 years and we live in sunny southern California. I have been scrapbooking for 18 years but finally made the switch to digi in April of 2006. I haven’t looked back since! I started designing a few months later and I LOVE what I do!





Awww – my little DD back in 2008!


When I was 14, my mom was an avid scrapbooker and would go on scrapbooking retreats and would have “crop till you drop” parties frequently. One weekend, she hosted one at our house and I was bored and had nothing better to do so I decided to do a layout. And the rest is history! I was hooked. I paper-scrapped for 12 years and SWORE I would never try out that digital scrapbooking thing.

One day, I was thinking about pulling out my scrapbooking supplies when I realized that I had NOWHERE to scrap. My kids were 5, 3, 2, and 1 and there was nowhere in my house where my scrap supplies would be safe from little hands. Yet I was behind over 2 years in my albums. I started to feel very discouraged when I had a little nagging thought that maybe I should just TRY doing a digital layout. Just one to see how I liked it. I was in love.

I had previously started my own photo invitation/announcement business and also had a small photography business on the side so I was pretty well-versed in photoshop so it seemed only natural that I should try to create my own products. I created my first RAK kit one month following my first digital layout and began selling in my first store one month after that. And here I am, 7 years later, still going strong! 🙂

My kids, mostly. I only create products that I know I will scrap with and since most of my pictures are of my kids, I create products with them in mind. I love pulling colors from the clothes they wear or finding inspiration from a particular series of photos that I took of them.


Computer: Well – my husband owns his own computer consulting company so he built me a screaming system several years ago. I couldn’t tell you the first thing about it – other than the fact that it’s AWESOME. LOL. Ok – I just looked it up and it looks like I have 6 gb of ram on this baby. I mainly just use Photoshop CS4 but now and then I will jump into Illustrator as well. I have a Canon 50D. It’s a great camera and I’ve been very happy with it. Although I would love to add a few more lenses to the mix 😉 I also use a Wacom Graphire tablet – it’s the only mouse I use! I can’t stand to hold a mouse now that I’ve been using the tablet pen for 6 years!

People are always asking how to do shadows. My biggest tip is to hold REAL objects up to see how the light hits them. If your light source comes from the left, then all the shadows should point to the right. And there will be a difference in the type of shadows between a photo and a flower.


Here are some of my favorite products by Karah Fredricks:


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



Save 30% off Karah Fredricks’s store with coupon code tdd-karah2013 (expires 02-28-13).

Go have a look in Karah Fredricks’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)!