The Rise


It has been such a long time since we have had the beautiful and talented Vinnie Pierce with us in The Digi Files! I’m thrilled to welcome her back! Vinnie’s collections are an artsy mesh of styles, pulled together by color and theme. It’s always so fun to see what unique things she comes up with! I love all of the mixed media and fun effects waiting to be created with her designs. Her kits are versatile enough for any kind of scrapper to use in their documenting. Let’s take a closer look at “The Rise – Collection” 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 Vinnie Pearce Design’s contribution:


Layout by SuzyQ. Supplies: The Rise – Collection by Vinnie Pearce Design; Fonts: Pea Cammi-pea.


Layout by Vicki. Supplies: The Rise – Collection by Vinnie Pearce Design.


Layout by Anne. Supplies: The Rise – Collection by Vinnie Pearce Design; Fonts: Courier.

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


I’m a Homemaker/Designer/Author/Artist/Wife & Mother of two. I was born in Fiji, but have lived in New Zealand from the age of three.



This is part of a two page spread(, using my Journalink – Simplified Spreads Pack. I wanted to created two page templates with a mixed media, almost magazine feel.



I was introduced to my first pixel around the age 10, when my father opened up an old school paint program on his computer, I was instantly intrigued by the tiny little pixels making up the images. An eye was the first image I created with pixels. I had no idea I would end up working with them as a designer, its a dream come true.
I started paper scrapbooking 8 years ago. I didn’t have much time (or money) for it, even though I loved the idea. When I started digi scrapbooking I was instantly in love! Finally I could use all my photoshop knowledge as a graphic designer for more personal projects. The transition from scrapbooker to designer came after the release of my first book on Digital Scrapbooking in 2009. Designing scrapbook products just seemed like the most obvious and natural step to take.


Everything around me that is a result of creative thinking.


Computer: I use Windows XP and 3.50 GB of RAM

Program: Photoshop CS3 Extended and Illustrator CS3

Camera: Canon Rebel

Anything Else: no


I have a few design tips. This one is a classic, if you’re spending too much time on a page, walk away from your computer for a break and view your work with fresh eyes. Almost all the time you’ll see what needs tweaking or removing when you view your page after your eyes have had a break.
We often struggle on a page design for a couple of reasons. we could be working with too many elements and we need to adopt the “less is more” rule, by removing embellishments or limiting/muting colour schemes. Another reason we struggle could be from a lack of design knowledge. I think what keeps a good page from becoming a great standout page is when people don’t apply the design principle of dominance. This can be applied on one or two of your elements (text, photo, flower, etc) to give your page emphasis and avoid confusion. Like a well decorated room in any interior magazine, every page needs a focal point, something that your eye goes to instantly. All the other elements are in the background complementing the message or feeling your focal point is trying to get across.Here’s
a great site on other design principles that may help you in your scrapbooking.


The Makery Collection and The Makery Simplified Spread are one of my favorite products. The colours are inspired by a pinterest post. This year I’ve challenged myself into fusing my mixed media roots in with my digital collections and I’m loving it! I’ve never been more satisfied with my design work than I am right now.



I think what makes the ‘Make It Meaningful – Collection’ so special is the soft muted colour scheme. I really cant remember where the colour inspiration came from, but I know the water colored lemons I did came from a photo I took of an old plate at a batch in Raglan, NZ. I’m guessing thats what I took the cue from. I remember coming home from that holiday and cherishing the memories and being so happy over the photos captured.


Here are some of my favorite products by Vinnie Pearce Design:






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







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