Feeling Merry and Bright


I’m so happy to be welcoming back Danielle to The Digi Files this month! Danielle has a wide style of designs that she does very well. She seems to have a minimal-shabby style that makes scrapping with her products easy and fun! Our team really enjoyed the non-traditional colors of Danielle’s contribution and used it for more than just Christmas themed layouts. Let’s take a closer look at “Merry & Bright” that is 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 Danielle Young’s contribution:


Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Layered Template #49 by Cathy Zielske.


Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Font: Handwritten Dakota.


Layout by Monica. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Staple by One Little Bird Designs; Date Stamp by Splendid Fiins; Fonts: CK Ali’s Hand, Tosca Zero, Traveling Typewriter.


Layout by KimberlyK. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Candid (staple and paint-recolored) by One Little Bird Designs; September Storyteller (tape) by Just Jaimee; Font: Another Typewriter.


Layout by Anne. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.
I’m Danielle Young, and I live in Georgia with my husband, infant son and two Labrador Retrievers. I’m a Christian, a full-time graphic designer, an amateur cook, and a youth group leader at church, who loves to spend time with my family!




After my son was born in January, I was inspired to create a kit and layout all about him. I called the collection Launch Party. I also have a Project Life album that I keep as his baby book with lots of journaling and memory-keeping, so this was simply a creative outlet… a ‘just-for-fun!’


I was a paper scrapper first – since grade school really – then, in college I got serious about paper scrapbooking while I was getting a degree in Industrial Design. Part of my course work was learning Photoshop and Illustrator. After graduation, I started my career as a graphic designer and merged my two passions. Scrapbooking + my beloved graphics programs!

Color! I love to find a perfect color palette and just run with it.

Computer: I use a MacBook Pro 15″ as my main machine. I usually do my designing while relaxing on the sofa!
Program: I use both Illustrator and Photoshop primarily. CS4
Camera: Our family has a Canon EOS 450D, but most of the time you’ll find me snapping on my iphone instead.
Anything Else: I use an iPad 2 for the light surfing… Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
I do my best to remember and follow this one.

In all creative outlets, let your art (whether that’s a scrapbook layout, a photograph or a page kit) be inspired and pure. Don’t force something that just isn’t working. Take a break, and try again later.

My Launch Party kit was the first kit I created after my son was born earlier this year. His birth was the beginning of a huge chapter of my life. My husband and I were so ready to “get this party (of parenthood) started!” I wanted to create something boyish, and… ready to launch!

I hosted a custom kit contest, and Lil Graduate was the result of that contest. Primary colors, and elements for YOUNG graduates. I incorporated these illustrated balloons, owls and other embellishments to keep it really playful


Here are some of my favorite products by Danielle Young:


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


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