Jump Start Designs is back with us at The Daily Digi this month and we are honored to show off her beautiful kits. Soul Journey, her contribution to this month’s Digi Files, is a beautiful kit that just begs you to pour our your heart onto a scrapbook page. With beautiful purples and bold designs, it is sure to get your creative juices flowing. Let’s peek inside.
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 Jumpstart Designs’ contribution:
Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Soul Journey by Jumpstart Designs.
Layout by Janet. Supplies: Soul Journey by Jumpstart Designs.
Layout by Natascha. Supplies: Soul Journey by Jumpstart Designs; Snow In Love (template) by Southern Serenity.
Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Soul Journey by Jumpstart Designs; Template by Jenn CK; Font: DJB SharonS.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.
I am a 53 year-old (yes, I admit it) mom. I have three grown children, two awesome son-in-laws, and three of the most adorable grandson’s ever! And yes, I’m a little biased about that, but I am very proud of them!
I retired from a professional career about five years ago and after retirement, I started dabbling in digi. I avoided it for several years because I knew if I got started, all of my paper scrapping supplies would end up gathering dust (and they are). Once I got started, I was hooked, and soon found myself invited to several creative teams. About a year later, I was asked by the owner of Pickleberrypop if I’d be interested in designing. Me? Seriously? I knew nothing about Photoshop (other than the drop-shadow styles) but dove quickly in to a learning curve. I was fortunate to have a few mentors and now two years later, find myself knee-deep in a fun and fulfilling career of designing.
I am inspired by colors and feel that my style changes a bit from one color palette to the next. One time I’ll be in a doodling mood and the next time I may be in a grungy, realistic, or colorful papery mood. However, the one thing that never changes is the fact that you will always find tons of flowers and leaves in my kits. I guess that’s because I love clustering with them myself so I tend to create plenty of them for my products. I also try to create each kit so that it includes plenty of versatile papers and elements for every scrapping, in addition to the themed elements. You’ll also find most of my kits to be pretty colorful. No matter how hard I try, pastel colors always end up a little more colorful than intended. I just can’t leave well enough alone! haha
I also enjoy creating products that have an emotional attachment, either for me or for my customers. I’ve had several requests for specific themes and am thrilled when they want it “Sheri style”. I recently did a collection in honor of breast cancer awareness and you’ll soon be seeing a new collection honoring the uniqueness of children with Autism and Asperger’s (another customer request).
The best thing about this business is that I’ve made so many new friends within my customer base and I truly enjoy taking good care of them.
Computer: I am on a regular PC with Windows 7. I tried 8 and hated it, so went back. Call me old, but I just don’t enjoy having to adapt to the constant technology changes like I used to. lol
Program: I use Photoshop and Illustrator the most.
Camera: A Nikon CoolPix L830. I just got it this last Christmas from my DH who finally decided to replace the brand new one I already had, that he dropped in a river up in Canada on a fishing trip! LOL
Anything Else: I use a Wacom Cintiq DTZ 1200W tablet. I like the ability to see what I’m drawing as I’m drawing it, and not through the monitor. Again, the old age conveniences. I’ve also spoiled myself with four monitors (yes, four.) I have a new 32″ and three 27″ monitors, which come in handy when designing and trying to keep up with admin duties, etc.
When working on layouts (or previews in my case), I feel like it helps to play around a bit with different background papers and enhancement elements like background splatters. A layout can be as simple and clean as you like, or as full and clustery (is that a word?? lol) as you prefer, but sometimes, the smallest change can make all the difference in the world. Adding colors that make your photos pop, or adding an inside shadow to your papers, sometimes adds just the right touch.
I also admire those scrappers who really know how to make their photos stand out. Duplicating your photo, desaturating that layer, and changing the overlay mode to soft light, can really help your photos. You can play with the opacity, add extra overlays, and really bring your photos to life. After all, they are they reason we scrap those beautiful layouts, so make the most of them by helping your photos be the best they can be!
The kit title is “Blum”
“called what?” you ask? Let me explain …
When my oldest daughter was almost seven years old, she wrote this cute little poem called BLUM:
Dog means dog
and cat means cat
and there are a lot of
words like that.
But there is a word
you’ve never heard…
the word is blum.
You can laugh, dance,
shout, or sing,
but it still doesn’t mean
a single thing.
Quite clever for a seven year-old, don’t ya think? I even looked up “blum” in the dictionary and guess what? It STILL doesn’t mean a single thing!
So in honor of my daughter, Lindsie … and in honor of the talk, talent, and artwork of children everywhere, this is a collection designed to help you show it off!
This has been a customer favorite since I released it. The fun denim look, as well as the colors that are used, make it a very versatile kit to use for boys, girls, and almost any theme!
Here are some of my favorite products by Jumpstart Designs:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Jumpstart Designs’ products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Check out Jumpstart Designs’ Soul Journey Add-on Bundle, available in her
Add-On Bundle • Wordart • Add-On • Blended Papers • Background Accents
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