A Happy Valentine Funtastic Friday



Digi love is in the air and I can’t wait to treat myself to some new digi goodies! How about you?

And while you’re at it, listen along as Chari from Persnickety Prints and the panel discuss apps and tools for documenting on the go. We also share a little in the mail section about podcasts we are listening to. Go ahead and have a chuckle as Steph’s podcasting pet peeve comes back to haunt her. It’s pretty ironic!

Just the Two of Us and Dunia joined up on this new kit, Scraptherapy.

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There is something indescribably wonderful about little boys, from newborn to teenager. These wonderful little people fill our lives with so much joy! This fresh digital scrapbook collection from Bella Gypsy at Scrap Orchard is perfect for boys of all sizes and ages, bright and colorful and full of fun!

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Tab, You’re It by Erica Zane at SSD is perfect for adding that finishing touch to your pages. Use them to date your page, label your photos, on your Project Life pages, with your digital cutter and so much more!

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Amber Shaw has this sweet collection (kit also available). The ORIGINAL Page Mixers included in the collection make for super quick pages!

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New from Maya de Groot at Oscraps are Miss Niki and Typography Wordart Motivation.

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Celebrate your special valentine with this beautiful new kit from Jennifer Labre!

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Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs & Scrapping with Liz have made some templates that help give you that “punched” or “paper piecing” feel. And they have a sweet deal for you! If you buy all three template packs you’ll save an additional 10% off the Fresh Fruit Price. Make sure you add Fuss Free: A Little Punchy (you’ll get Fuss Free: A Little Punchy 2 free) & Paper Piecing Templates to your cart to get extra savings. Offer expires 2/21/14.

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Erica Zwart Designz opens her CU store at Mscraps with Watery Splashes no.1, 2, 3 and 4 plus an economic bundle with all 4 of them. No credit required!

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Today Tracey Monette of Clever Monkey Graphics opens a store in Gingerscraps. Be sure to visit for her grand opening sale!

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Re Kneipp is having a Student Loan sale. Find details and the link to his store on his Facebook page.

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Limited Edition is new from Kimeric Kreations.

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This week there are two fun releases from Tracy Martin, and she’s giving away a kit—half on Facebook and half in her newsletter!

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Kim Jensen’s Me Right Now is now on sale at The Lilypad! Papers, Alphas, and Elements available separately, or buy the Bundle to save even more!

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Etc by Danyale is now at Oscraps and has re-released her part of the Cowboys Chase the Cowgirls collab. Purchase the kit by Feb. 21st – Get the Fun Alpha Set FREE!

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Studio Flergs is bringing Memory Keeper to her store this week. Save 20% on new release and even more on the whole collection!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s your last chance to grab the Be Mine Collection on sale! Save an extra 10% off the value-bundle OR pocket pack with code: ten4TDDsqs (expires 2.21.14)

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Pink Reptile Designs is bringing home a feature kit. As ALL of her ‘love’ themed kits it’s 30% off through February 16th.

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Danielle Young is offering this mini kit FREE for her Facebook fans!

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New painted packs at Sugary Fancy Store are 25% off during this week!

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Check out this huge, fun-filled collection from Wendy Tunison Designs that’s perfect for all of your scholastic creations! It’s 30% off during it’s introductory week and you’ll find a coupon in her newsletter that will give you an even deeper discount!

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Vicki Robinson Designs is having a quarterly sale at Scrap Art Studio, February 14-18th.

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Meredith Cardall has a completely adorable new kit, Totally Huggable, available at ScrapOrchard. With just the right amount of sparkle and shine, this kit is sure to make your scrapbook pages totally lovable! Grab it for 20% off this week and get the Totally Huggable Gold Paper Pack for FREE (offer valid thru 02/19/2014, 11:59pm eastern).

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Stolen Moments has a fun new release perfect for Valentine’s Day! If you subscribe to her newsletter be sure to check your inbox for a special FWP offer!

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Sausan Designs has a sale and new products for you this week.

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From Feb 13th – 16th, buy Sprinkle with Love Template and get Grunge it Up v5: Overlay for free.

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Weeds & Wildflowers Design has some fun, new Simple Squares & Journal cards in the shoppe (square, 3×4 & 4×6 sizes), perfect for the Life in a Box templates, 365 projects, or any type of layouts! Check back weekly for fun freebies and new releases, and use the exclusive Daily Digi code HAPPYDD14 for an extra 10% off any purchase!

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2 NewReleases in the aA store plus a FREE FotoBlendz Clipping Mask Sample and co-ordinating video tutorial which demonstrates easy blending with clipping masks as well as a BONUS Gradient tool technique for more advanced usage.

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“Sugarbug” by Studio Digilicious is a gorgeous Collection perfect for Valentines Day memories, or cute girly moments!

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Check out my new store at The DigiChick! Everything is on sale for 40% Off through 2/17 including my new collection: Love My Man!

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Studio Wendy has a new Confetti Maker for creating sprinkles of confetti from any papers in your stash. Designer license available.

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Lynne-Marie is on the second challenge of the first round in the LOVE YOURSELF challenge! Don’t miss the weekly freebies, prizes and discussions!

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New from Studio Blagovesta – Something About Love – is on early bird sale this week!

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Full of Love Always

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Welcome to Lina of LDrag Designs! I love Lina’s wide capability of styles that she designs in. She has a flair for sophistication and class as well as whimsical and fun. It was so interesting to hear her explain how the seasons affect the styles of kits she creates during our recording. She also shared a bit about her life in Greece and how she got started in digital scrpabooking in the Daily Digi Digest podcast, you can listen on site below,
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Let’s take a closer look at “Love Always” 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 LDragDesigns’s contribution:

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Love Always by LDragDesigns.

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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Love Always by LDragDesigns; Spacey Mega Templates by Amy Martin; Stitched by Anna by Anna Aspnes.

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Love Always by LDragDesigns.

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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Love Always by LDragDesigns.

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Layout by Anne. Supplies: Love Always by LDragDesigns; Font: DJB Liz.

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

Name

Hello my name is Lina Dragani and I live in Greece! In one of the most beautiful countries in the world! I am married to my high school sweetheart for 12 years and we have 2 beautiful children ,Konstantina who is 8 and John who is 4,5. They can certainly drive me crazy as they are both very active children!

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The photos on the pic are really special as they are from a time when my dd and myself lived away from the other part of our family , my son and hubby due to my work as a teacher! But the feelings from them are also happy as they were taken on my dd’s performance at kindergarten at the end of the year!!!


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started

ok now my personal story about LDrag Designs is that I found out scrapbooking completely by accident as I was looking through the internet to find tools for making my dd’s photo album!!!! In Greece, scrapbooking is something really unknown!!! Most people say “what?” when I tell them what I am making!!!!!

Anyway, I found ScrapMatters in 2008 around March and I entered the first Queen of Scrap contest where I got 2nd place!!!! Then I was offered a place in the creative team. I first became a scraper just before I was turned into a designer. And I just loved playing around with papers it was then that I made my first paper pack to give as a participation prize to a SpeedScrap!!!! Andrea Nye the owner of ScrapMatters saw my pp and saw potential in me so she offered me a position as an apprentice designer to SM!!!!

I had great help from Erica Zane at the time. She was my mentor and a great friend!!!!! And basically the designer I was following around everywhere she went!!!!!
After that due to a very bad pregnancy to my ds I decided to resign December 2008 and I came back to designing when my nightmarish pregnancy ended in May 2009!!!!! So I had to start again from scratch and did my very best to come back to SM!!! SM was my home and all the time I had to stay away until I came back in June 2010 I always had a feeling of loss. Unfortunately ScrapMatters closed its doors this past December and I found a new home at Gotta Pixel!

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Now what inspires me in my designing is colours. Specific photos.

This inspired me to make
Narcisse Des Près:the kit.
Pinterest is a great place to find photos to inspire me and give me ideas of things to make, especially wordart!
I love colors in general! I love lace and flowers and greenery! So I have many of them in my kits. As a scrapper I loved making clusters and these are the things I love as a scraper. These things will just need to be in all my kits as I love romantic things. But when I make themed kits I love epoxy gels and metal. Gels are my personal favourite and I play with them a lot. A very good example is my kit
Spookalicious.


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Computer: I work on Windows 7 environment. I have never used MAC. I have bought this new computer 2 years ago and it is a dual core processor which is a real help for heavy software like photoshop. I basically work on a 21 inches flat square LG monitor which I will not change unless it breaks lol. They don’t make square monitors anymore and I hate the new wide ones. I also have a laptop which is on Windows 7 and has the same processor but I use it only I am on vacation to work or when I have my desktop sent for service. Both my computers have big memories but I prefer to use External Memory Disks to save my work and all my designer supplies and tools for safety! Also this way I don’t overload the main memories and the computer works better and quicker and I don’t lose any info in case of computer crash.


Program: I basically use Photoshop CS5. I also use ArtRage and EyeCandy 7.


Camera: Nikon DSLR D300S


Anything Else: And my most useful tools are my Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet and my Canon Scanner.

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Well I believe that my most favourite tip is to try to improve your techniques and skills any way you can! For example as a scraper I always wanted to be good at clustering so I tried really hard to learn how to do it the correct way. I searched for techniques and studied the pages other scrapers had made to help me improve myself! Now as a designer I always try to learn new things that will help me become better! The same applies to my photography! I see now the things I can make and compare them to what I did a year ago and see an amazing difference! And remember that only perseverance and patience will bring you to the desired result!

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I love all my products cause all of them have been made with love for creating as I can’t make anything without being inspired. But this product is my favourite for two reasons.The first reason is the whole idea about this kit! “Dream Big” which for me it means a lot! It means a lot to be able to dream big in a world which is really difficult and during a time when everyone’s faith and strength is being subjected to many ordeals! And the second reason is the pallete! I just love it! It was chosen from a pic I found on pinterest and I loved it!



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I have a lot of popular products! People love my kits lot! Especially the ones who are about the sea or the tropics! I have a lot of kits like these but I haven’t added them yet in my new store as I didn’t have the time to repackage10 pages of products and also because it is still winter! I will add them around spring time! So I have found that one of my latest kits “A Grateful Heart” had been a real hit! I wanted to create a collection about ThanksGivings! We don’t celebrate Thanksgivings in Greece but I have a personal favourite for this celebration! So I chose some of the most popular of the season colours. I added the brown for some burlap elements and a vivid blue to strike out as all the other colours are most common!



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Here are some of my favorite products by LDragDesigns:


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

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Go have a look in LDragDesigns’s store! We will randomly select TWO winners to win $10 in product! All winners will be selected through the Rafflecopter widget below. There are several ways to enter and you can do ALL of them to gain more entries for yourself!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Inspired by LDrag Designs

The following layouts were created using “Love Always” by LDragDesigns and included in The Digi Files during February, 2014:

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Love Always by LDragDesigns.

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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Love Always by LDragDesigns; Spacey Mega Templates by Amy Martin; Stitched by Anna by Anna Aspnes.

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Layout by Trina. Supplies: Love Always by LDragDesigns.

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Layout by Sula. Supplies: Love Always by LDragDesigns.

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Layout by Anne. Supplies: Love Always by LDragDesigns; Font: DJB Liz.

The 8×8 Pocket Album Format

I am so happy with my pocket album project. Seeing an entire year of my life in this format is heart-warming. It’s a snapshot of our life and its big and little moments, and I deeply enjoy going through the album with my family.

Pocket scrapbooking is wildly popular right now. Most people do their pocket albums in a 12-inch by 12-inch format, whether they do it digitally, hybrid, or purely paper.

I’m part of a growing minority that is doing the project in an alternate size. My bookshelves are not deep enough to hold 12×12 albums, so it was an easy decision to use 8×8 instead.

I like the 8×8 pocket album because it fits easily alongside my “regular” albums, which are also in 8×8 format. The size is easy for my kids to handle, which is important to me.

In terms of design, I design in 12×12 and then print in 8×8. That means that I need to keep in mind things like font size and element size. My favourite tip is to zoom the 12×12-inch canvas on the screen until it is the desired print size. For me, with my current monitor and resolution, this is about 21%. When I design zoomed in to this level, I get a reasonable idea of what my page is going to look like when it is printed.

A 4×6 pocket becomes 2.5×3.75 and a 4×3 pocket becomes 2.75×1.75 when a 12×12 page is reduced to 8×8 print size. (However, the sizes really depend on which template you’re using. Pocket album spots aren’t really 4×6, for example, because then there would be no room for the pocket or spaces between photos and the edge of the page.)

Using a smaller format doesn’t often impact my product choices. The vast majority of pocket cards size-down very well to the 8×8 size. I am cautious about cards with journalling lines because the lines are often too closely spaced to be readable in a smaller size. On a related note, I also always type in font size 14+ to make sure the text is readable when sized-down.

I don’t fill the 4×3 spots (centre row in my album pages) as much as a 12×12 pocket scrapbooker would due to the smaller size. Generally I’ll choose either journalling or a photo, but not both.

So, that’s my 8×8 pocket album. I know that some of you had questions about how it printed out and compared to a 12×12 pocket album. Hopefully seeing some pages will help you to visualize how it works in the smaller format.

Happy scrapbooking! Thank you for reading!

When Do You Change Your Metering Mode?

Your camera uses reflected light to create a photographic image. The whiter areas in your frame reflect more light than dark areas. Your camera relies more on the whiter areas to determine your exposure. Each metering mode will give you a slightly different creative look based on the light it reads.

Camera makers use different names for their metering methods. Essentially, they fall into three categories of evaluative, center weighted, and spot metering.

Evaluative/Matrix Metering

Evaluative metering uses the light from the entire frame to determine the correct exposure for a photo. Given a high contrast subject in your frame your camera is going to balance all the light to create an exposure.

Evaluative metering may also be called multi-segment, pattern, zone or overall metering.

When To Use Evaluative?
  • When the light is even, without a lot of contrast in your frame.
  • It’s often recommended that beginning photographers start here.

Notice how bright the image. You can see details throughout the frame. Whites are very bright. Notice that the shutter speed is a slow 1/100th of a second.

Center Weighted Metering

Center weighted metering works similarly to spot metering but evaluates the light from a larger area in around the center of your focal point.

When To Use Center Weighted?
  • When you want your main subject exposed correctly and don’t care about the background exposure.
  • When you want more accuracy than evaluative metering provides.

Notice how the background is darker in the image. Compare it to the previous. You can see fewer details in the frame now as many are lost in the shadows. Notice that the shutter speed has increased to 1/200th of a second, letting less light in.

Spot Metering

Spot Metering determines the exposure based upon the light at your focal point. If your subject is dark against a blue sky, you will likely expose your subject correctly but “blow out” the sky making it white. Spot metering works well in high contrast situations. The key is looking at your subject and determining the spot you will meter.

Spot metering may also be called partial metering.

When To Use Spot Metering?
  • In back lit situations, when you want the subject exposed correctly.
  • When your subject is either much darker or much lighter than your background.
  • In low light situations.

Notice how spot metering limits the light to the main subject. Very few of the details remain in the darker portions of the frame. The shutter speed has increased to 1/400th of a second, letting in even less light from throughout the frame.

In Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual modes you can choose your metering mode. For the location of your specific buttons for changing your metering mode check in your manual under “metering” or “exposure.”

So which of the three metering modes is correct? While each one has situations that it works best in, ultimately the best mode is about the creative effect you are looking for.

I have a personal favorite image from the three. Any guesses which it might be? Which is your favorite?

I Love Strawberry Crush

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I’m very excited to be welcoming Studio Digilicious to The Digi Files for the very first time! I think the thing I love the most about Christine’s designs are her cute little puffy animals, people, bugs, etc. They bring a smile to my face every single time I see them! Of course, her bright colors make me happy as do her adorable themes! We all had fun scrapping with her contribution, and I know you will too! Let’s take a closer look at “Strawberry Crush” 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 Studio Digilicious’s contribution:

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Layout
by Ronnie. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; New Start
New Year by Jen C Designs; Template (March 13) by Simple Scrapper
Premium Membership.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; Tuesday 51 Template by Megan Turnidge.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; August Freebie template by Seatrout Scraps.

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Layout by Rachael. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; Fonts: Pea Gemini Jen, GF Halda, and Aya Script.

Layout by Steph. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; fonts Myriad Pro and Lobster

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

Name

My name is Christine and I live in Brisbane (Australia) with my hubby, 2 young boys, Max the Boxer dog, Rocky the cat & Cookie the fish. I have been scrapbooking the traditional way (paper) since about 2002, although I’ve probably been doing it in one form or another all my life. I have been using Photoshop for years and made the leap into digital scrapbooking in 2006. I still enjoy both forms of scrapbooking, card-making and experiment with the hybrid style occasionally.

I am unashamedly and hopelessly addicted to scrapbooking, and particularly digital scrapbooking. Although it’s a bit of a juggle sometimes making time to scrap and design, I’m hoping 2014 will be my chance to dedicate myself to it as both kids will be at school! Yippee!

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These were some snaps I took of the boys in our back yard. They were being very cheeky and having stacks of fun posing for the camera. ‘Grunt, Roar & Snort’ is one of my all time favourite kits, so I’ve done a few layouts with it, but I have a soft spot for this one. I love making the animals peek out from behind things, and I enjoy putting lots of detail in my layouts.


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I’ve always been very arty & crafty, and even as a kid I kept a scrapbook/art journal of sorts. Around 2002, a friend who did Creative Memories introduced me to scrapbooking, and from the very first time I saw it, I was hooked! I used Photoshop at work to create newsletters etc, and eventually stumbled upon digital scrapbooking in about 2006. After a few months of enjoying being on other designers creative teams, I began to design the odd element/paper to match projects I was doing. And the rest is history!!

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Life! Sometimes it’s a billboard, a song on the radio, a TV ad, something the kids have said, or just some light bulb moment in the middle of the night (yes, I have to get up and go scribble it down in my journal lol). I love planning out my projects, the creative process, and especially love it when the end result is exactly what I envisioned! I’m very colour-driven, (mum says I’m bordering OCD – when I hang a blue shirt on the line, it has to have a blue peg – eeek!), so most of my collections are evolved using a great colour-swatch as a starting point.

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Computer: I have a custom built PC, designed by my local computer geek! I have a 128GB solid state hard drive to run photoshop & other software, 2 x 2TB hard drives (one for storage, one for back-up), 2 x 1TB EHD for Back-up, 16GB RAM, Intel Core i7 and I run Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a 24″ screen and use an Intuos 4 graphics pen/tablet full time (instead of a mouse). It’s a beast of a computer and I LOVE it, but I have my eye on the new ASUS 27″ All-In-One with touch screen! This one’s only 12 months old though, so I think my hubby would kill me if I went out and bought a new one now!!

Program: I subscribe to the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products, but I mostly just use Photoshop CS 6 – and I’m slowly working my way through some tutorials on Illustrator. I also use Art Rage and Filter Forge occasionally, and I use Lightroom to edit my photos.

Camera: I have a Canon EOS 7D – my baby 😉 I also have a great little Canon PowerShot SX210 and an iPhone to take happy snaps on.

Anything Else: Tablet – Wacom Intuos 4
Scanner – Epsom Perfection V600
A3 Scanner – Brother
Silhouette Portrait for hybrid projects


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In relation to designing, I think the planning process is the key to a great collection and maximising your time management. Whilst relaxing at night in front of the TV, I sit with my journal and iPad and thoroughly plan out my collection. I include the colour inspiration, theme, quotes and title ideas, sketches of elements/papers, research into resources required, and a list of inclusions for the kit. This means, when I get some precious time to sit and design, I can just get straight to it instead of wasting time procrastinating!

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This Collection was inspired by a recent trip to beautiful Fiji with my family. I chose typical vibrant aquatic and tropical colours, making sure they were bright & bold. Every time I look at this kit it reminds me of the amazing time we had – I still have hundreds of photos to scrap with it!!


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When I finished designing this collection, I remember letting out a sigh of relief! It was epic, but I was so happy with the finished product! It still continues to be popular – I guess it can be used for so many different themes. My kids helped me think of a cool name for it, and suggested the animals to include. My hubby even had a say in what should be included, so it was a real family effort!


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Here are some of my favorite products by Studio Digilicious:


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

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Go have a look in Studio Digilicious’s store! We will randomly select TWO winners to win $10 in product! All winners will be selected through the Rafflecopter widget below. There are several ways to enter and you can do ALL of them to gain more entries for yourself!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Inspired by Digilicious Designs

The following layouts were created using “Strawberry Crush” by Studio Digilicious and included in
The Digi Files during February, 2014:

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by SharonS. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; Template by Pixelily; Fonts: The Faulty Marker, Throw my Hands in the Air.

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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; New Start New Year by Jen C Designs; Template (March 13) by Simple Scrapper Premium Membership.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; Tuesday 51 Template by Megan Turnidge.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; August Freebie template by Seatrout Scraps.

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Layout by Rachael. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; Fonts: Pea Gemini Jen, GF Halda, and Aya Script.

Layout by Steph. Supplies: Strawberry Crush by Studio Digilicious; fonts Myriad Pro and Lobster

Just Because You Can; Doesn’t Mean You Should – Printable

Several months ago, I was at lunch with some friends, and as I explained some of the projects I was working on, one of my “more seasoned” and much wiser friends said, “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” Her words pierced me to the core, but not in a bad way. I knew they were true and I knew I needed to pay attention.

Since that day, those words often ring in my ears, as I try to prioritize work, (and ALL of the things that little word encompasses), my family, church, volunteering at school, friends, extended family, and so much more. I always have more ideas than I have time to implement them. It is always a juggling act of shifting priorities, and learning to say no is a big part of that.

I was emailing with a friend, and sharing these thoughts and constant challenges with her, and told her how these words, “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” were often ringing in my ears and heart as I made decisions. It was very ironic to me, when she emailed me back and shared that this exact quote had helped her and her family through some difficult times. She said it was okay for me to share here, that she and her husband were in a lot of debt and put this exact quote up in their house as they worked to get out of doubt. They lived by these words and were able to be successful in their goal of getting out of debt.

I knew that I wanted to hang this up in my own home too, as a reminder, and I asked Val of Little Butterfly Wings to make some word art that I could share with you. She did a fabulous job and created 8×10, 5×7, 4×6, and 3×4 printables that you can print and frame, use in your digital scrapbooking, pocket scrapbooking, and paper scrapbooking projects. I’m thrilled to share these with you!!

Saving Parts of a Template

It’s no secret that I love templates. I love how much time they save me, how easy they make my scrapping, and how versatile they can be. I’ve already written a number of posts on templates that you can check out (and you can search in the sidebar to the right for even more)

Top Ten Reasons to Love Templates, Part One, Part Two, and Part 3

Changing Photo Spots on a Template

Making Templates Work for You

Two Page Layouts Using Templates

One Template, One Scrapper, Five Layouts

In this quick five minute video I will show you yet another cool thing that you can do with templates: save part of them to use again. If you are reading this in a blog reader and don’t see the video, be sure to click on over to the site.