End of June 2015

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I really enjoyed seeing some of my favorite designers in The Files this month, as well as meeting some new-to-me designers as well! Thanks for another amazing month! —Alyna

Each new month is an adventure and each one seems to be better than the last. Thanks to all of the talented designers that contributed this month. Can’t wait for tomorrow!! — Jules!

Here’s a closer look at everything that is included this month:

Amber Shaw

Pink Reptile Designs


Amber LaBau

MEG Designs

Dream Big Designs

Sweet Shoppe Designs

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Thank You to Our June Designers!

Can you believe that half of 2015 is already over? I certainly cannot. It has flown by so fast and begging summer to s l o w d o w n already so I can enjoy the warmth and sunshine.

The end of June brings us the opportunity to say THANK YOU to our fabulous June designers. Each month amazes me: over and over again our talented designers bring out the most awesome products. I love saving my family’s memories with such beautiful things! I try to scrap with each and every one of our monthly products. Even when a kit isn’t necessarily my style, I love to stretch myself, and often I find out I LOVE the result. Thank you, designers, for being with us here at The Daily Digi. We’re honored to have you with us and we thank you for your time, talent, and dedication.

AMBER LABAU

AMBER SHAW

CINDY SCHNEIDER (template) & SWEET SHOPPE DESIGNS (kit)

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DREAM BIG DESIGNS

PINK REPTILE DESIGNS

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Inspiring Words June 28 {free printable}

When we see the plethora of needs in our communities and in our world, it can seem pretty overwhelming. But we should let the great need keep us from doing our part. Mother Theresa said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”

We’re back with another FREE printable card to send to someone in your life that needs to hear that what they have is enough,

Click HERE to download the card. Once you are in Dropbox, right click and choose download. Resize if necessary, print, write, and send! It only takes a few minutes to brighten someone’s day or to give yourself the reminder you need.


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Ribbon Tucking Technique (PSE 11)

In my original layout, all of the ribbon is tucked under the pictures and papers. While this looks ok, I wanted the ribbon to be a bit more prominent on the page.

However, putting it on top of all the photos and papers meant blocking some of the pictures, which I don’t want.

So, I used a tucking technique which I learned while participating in a challenge at one of the popular digiscrapping stores. This technique enables me to give my page a little more “jazz” and make it look a little more like real life by tucking the ribbon in and out of the pictures and papers.

1. The very first step that I take is to duplicate my original layers of ribbon. This way, they will remain on the page just as they were… just in case I make a mistake and need to start over.

Once I’ve copied (duplicated) them, I hide the original layers by clicking on the little eye next to the layer in the layer panel.

2. After copying the original ribbons, I clear the layer style I had assigned to them.


(side note: I love using pre-loaded drop shadows on my layouts. They save so much time and effort when creating. There are a few designers out there who sell their own shadow styles, so I would suggest browsing the stores and finding ones that fit your scrapping style best.
) If I were leaving the ribbons as is, I would use the assigned drop shadow for ribbons,however, with this technique, each ribbon is going to have its own shadow layer so that the shadows can be “manipulated” to make the tucking effect a bit more realistic.

3. Once the shadows have been cleared, I make one more copy of the ribbons, and move this third copy to the top of my layer panel… right underneath the title.

Now I have two copies of the ribbons – one on the bottom, where it was in the original layout and one on the top. From here on out, I will leave the bottom copy alone and work only with the ribbons on top.

**And this is where the “fun” begins… 😀

4. At the top of your layers panel, there is a button you can click to “Create a new layer”. With your bottom ribbon selected, create a new layer that will go in between your two ribbons.

5. With the new layer selected, hold down the ctrl key and click on the ribbon layer above. This will select (by putting those fun marching ants around it) the ribbon only.

6. While the layer is still selected, go to your paint bucket tool, and with the shadow color preselected (I do 1f1303), fill that new layer.

(In the following screen shots, I have hidden the top ribbon so that it is easier to see the shadow manipulations. This is only for this tutorial, I normally do not hide the layer of which I am creating a shadow for.)

7. With the “shadow” layer selected, go to your Filter panel, find the Blur option, and click on Gaussian Blur. This will make the shadow less crisp and more, well, shadow-y 🙂

I think the default pixelation that is offered is 10.0. Unless you have a personal preference, I normally just go with the default.

I also set the opacity of the shadow layer to 80% – again, this number is totally based on your personal preference.

8. Now, to make the shadow match the other shadows in terms of where the light is hitting the page, you can move it around to where you want it. I usually just nudge it a few keystrokes away from the element… the further away the shadow is, the further away from the page your element (in this case, the ribbon) seems to be.

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9. Now that both the ribbon and shadow are their own separate layers, you can begin “tucking”, or erasing the parts that you don’t want on top of the pictures or flowers. Remember – there’s a ribbon still underneath, so that there can be a seemingly smooth transition. I decided that I wanted the flower on top of the ribbon, so I just manually moved that in the layers panel – less erasing for me 🙂 If the pictures or papers are straight, I use my rectangular marquee tool to select the part that I want to erase so that I don’t have to zoom in so much to get the fine, minute details.

Once the ribbon is erased, but with the “marching ants” still around your photo, go ahead and erase the shadow as well.

Continue erasing both the ribbon and its shadow from the elements that you want on top.

10. Repeat these steps for the lower ribbon, and you’re done with your tucking technique!

It’s a subtle, but I feel, more realistic, change to the original with the ribbon underneath all of the photos and papers.

Digi Is Heating Up!

EZ Albums v.11 by Erica Zane at Sweet Shoppe Designs will make your scrapping quick and EZ! This set has plenty of options to fill your album with variety while keeping a consistent look. There is a coordinating stitch set available separately and also a rounded corner version.

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Jenn Labre has this super fun kit for the month of June!

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Wendy’s new generic Photobook actions are perfect for any printer’s square book. They use the standard amount of bleed and perfect when you want to add some bleed, but may not have all the exact specifications. Plus, this weekend only, get VIDEO: Scrapping For Photobooks free with any Studio Wendy purchase.

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Amber & Flergs have a beautiful Disney after dark collection as part of their #believeinmagic series. Perfect also for your 4th fireworks & New Year layouts too! Sundown Spectacular is 44% off through Saturday for the whole collection!

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Fun and funky patriotic kit to celebrate this 4th of July. Perfect for Fireworks, Parades, or Picnics.

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We all have happy, sad, and angry moments…and all of those other nuanced in-betweens as well…when you go to scrap your emotionally charged pages, reach for a digital scrapbook kit like Hooked On A Feeling. On sale for 20% off and comes with free journal cards!

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Need templates based on the number of your photos? Party of 5 and Party of 6 Templates are great for that! Awesome layering and clustering with lots of photos to help you quickly scrap your memories! Save 30% off each pack or 40% when you purchase them together!

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This week Digilicious Design brings you a fun Kit perfect for backyard celebrations and 4th July!

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2 New summer-themed ValuePacks join a growing number of discounted collections in the aA store. Save up to 75%.

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Ready for sun, sea, beach and June? Maya de Groot has the perfect collection to scrap your pictures.

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Here is Girl Friday pack – 4 new funky templates that will make your pages pop out of the gallery.

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That’s it for today!

Don’t Rain On My Parade

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Sweet Shoppe Designs, my dig home for five years, has blown me away AGAIN with their amazing creativity and talent. Every. Single. Kit. they make is filled with such amazing beauty. I shouldn’t be surprised because the ladies themselves are filled with amazing beauty. Their kit for The Digi Files, Don’t Rain on My Parade, is drop dead gorgeous! When these designers team up to create something, it’s always magic! I know you will love it as much as I do!

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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 Sweet Shoppe Designs’ contribution:

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs; Template by Traci Reed; Font: Veteran Typewriter.

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Layout by Melanie H. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

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Layout by Natascha. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

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Layout by Toria. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

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

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Sweet Shoppe Designs burst onto the digital scrapbook scene in February of 2006 when several of the founding designers were on the verge of losing their original design home. Putting their heads together to come up with a quick solution to where to offer their designs while remaining together as friends, Sweet Shoppe Designs was born and has been thriving and setting trends since. When the doors opened there were just 8 designers, and now, nearly 10 years later they have two dozen exclusive designers who proudly call the site home.


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The market is incredibly saturated with talent and moves at a ridiculously fast pace. If you’re looking to break into the business as a digital designer you need to make sure you stand out from the crowd and have something special and distinct to offer. Starting as a scrapper to learn the industry and the ins and outs of what you love buying helps too as insight into what customers want is always an asset. The most important thing that you need is to be driven and a hard worker because it’s very easy to feel like you’re drowning in the sea of product options available. You have to stick with it and stay consistent to really make your mark in the long run. There are very few overnight success stories in the business these days, it takes a lot of heart to make it work!



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Inspired by Sweet Shoppe Designs

The following layouts were created using “Don’t Rain On My Parade” by Sweet Shoppe Designs and included in
The Digi Files during June, 2015:


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Layout by Simone. Supplies: Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs; Helper Grids by Amy Martin.

Layout by JillW. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Layout by melrio. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Layout by JackieC. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Layout by Sula. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs; Template by Simply Tiffany Studios; Font: DJB Tell Your Story.


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Layout by Judie. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs; Template by Traci Reed; Font: Veteran Typewriter.

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Layout by Melanie H. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

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Layout by Natascha. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

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Layout by Toria. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Quickly Shadow a Template

Quickly Shadow a Template

I love templates with lots of paper layers, but I don’t like adjusting the shadows on each and every layer individually to make them consistent with my style. Luckily, there’s an easy way to adjust all layer shadows at the same time!

Let’s start with a page I made recently that features a lot of paper:

Supplies: Brook’s Templates – Singleton 19 – Miss Junie by Brook Magee, Lead Not Follow by Jenn Barrette

1 – Open Template and select all layers.

To start the page, I used this template:

Optional: If you don’t use a preset Layer Style, then first shadow one paper and then select Layer>Layer Style>Copy Layer Style. Then go on with the rest of these (really easy) steps.

In the layers palette, select the top layer and then, while holding down SHIFT, select the bottom layer. This will select all of the layers.

I like to select all of the layers because I am going to delete the elements guides anyway, so it doesn’t matter how they’re shadowed. If you’d like, you can select only the paper layers – but this will take a bit more time and you have to be careful not to miss any paper layers.

2 – Apply layer style

I use a commercially purchased drop shadow, so I just select the paper layer style I like to use from my layer style palette.

If you copied your layer style in the first step, then just select Layer>Layer Style>Paste Layer Style to apply it.

And that’s it! Now all of the paper layers are pre-shadowed with my favourite paper shadows and the template is ready to be used.

How to make a Baby Scrapbook Album

Many people come to scrapbooking because of a baby. The first year of your child’s or grandchild’s life is filled with possibility, beauty and hope. Babyhood is one on the special times in life that people are drawn to document.

Part of the draw to document baby’s first year is that there’s just so many cute photo opportunities. We know that babies grow so quickly. We know the baby won’t remember their own first year. Documenting fulfils the nesting instincts of parents and grandparents. Of course, there’s all the cute products there are to use! And little smidgen is the pride we feel when we show off the finished book to family and friends.

So a baby scrapbook sounds great!

We have all the best intentions, then reality hits:

  • sleepless nights
  • confusion of what we want to do
  • guilt if we ‘miss’ a first
  • blurry photos
  • the paralysis of choice
  • losing momentum on the project
  • changing plans

There is hope

There’s the old story about how the first baby has a finished album with all the trimmings, and the third is lucky to have a small stack of photos.

But, thanks to digital scrapbooking, I’m here to tell you that baby number three in this house has the most up to date album yet!

Since I’ve just printed the first 10 months of my third baby’s scrapbook (and Lucy’s one in June) and I have two completed albums on the shelf, I thought I’d share my best babybook tips with you.

Try an App

If you have an iPhone, the Project Life app may be the easiest way to get your baby’s photos into a baby book. They have baby specific kits in the Project Life app. That way you don’t need to learn any fancy software and you can order prints right from the app.

I have used both Obaby and the Project Life app to make scrapbooking about my little ones easy. For Lucy’s baby album, I’ve mixed digital Project Life pages made in Photoshop Elements with ones straight from the App. (Yes, this is true!)

Decide on your dates

I’ve done monthly pages for all three of my baby books with an extra couple of pages to cover their birth and the first birthday party. Would you believe that a lot of the time I spent on my first two baby books was trying to remember what dates I was using for each month?

Perhaps I’m easily confused, but it may help if you decide up front – is month 1 is newborn-1 month or starts at their 1st month ‘birthday’?

This is especially important if you get a month or two behind. I ended up labelling my layouts with the date range just to help my own confusion.

For my books I chose to do monthly format with month up to the day their month anniversary. So when Lucy turns one year old on the 18th of June, the photos on her 12 month layout are from the 19th of May to the 18th of June.

If you use Photoshop Elements Organizer you could create saved searches for each month (learn more here). You can use Smart Collections in Lightroom for a similar result..

Star your photos as you shoot

When you take a photo on your phone that you love add a star (or heart for iPhone) to make sure you remember to use them!

Choose a Kit

For all three baby books I’ve chosen to use one kit throughout the book. Digital kits have a dozen or so background papers so that was enough variety for me to stay interest, but I dramatically cut down on the time it takes to create the pages.

Choose a Design

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For Emily’s album I didn’t have a set design as much as a few guidelines. I wanted just photos of her alone and plenty of journalling.

When Emily (now 6) was born I had been a digital scrapbooker for about 18 months. I enjoyed it and knew I wanted to create digital scrapbook pages for her baby album. I took a simple approach, working with premade quick pages for the first few months. Then I continued the album creating my own pages based on the pre-clustered frames (similar to these). Adding a paragraph of journalling, a title and background paper meant it was all done!

You can see a video walkthrough of Emily’s printed book here.

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With Edward’s album, I wanted more photos, so I chose to use Biograffiti’s 12×12 baby book (no longer available). This was a double page layout each month and included 20+ photos. You can see Edward’s finished book here.

For Lucy’s album, I cut back a little on the photos and continued to keep up the monthly journalling and have space for about 10 photos on double page.

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I use that the Project Life Baby for Her kit and just drag them onto a 12×12 canvas and clip my photos to the card rather than using a template. You can see how I do that in video here.

Choose a Font

As you can tell, I’m all about making things easy on myself. For me, selecting one font (my own handwriting font) served me well for all three baby books. There’s no decision making needed. I just use Melissa’s hand 14pt on every layout.

Reuse Titles

If you are going a more traditional digital scrapbook style album you can save time by reusing your titles. Once you have a title design you like you can copy and paste those layers into your next months. In Emily’s book I alternated two alphas throughout the album. For Edward’s book, I just changed up the embellishment cluster and alpha colour for the month numerals. I really liked saving the time on fiddling with the alphas!

Use Journaling Prompts

Sometimes it’s hard to remember or think of things to write, so if you looking for prompts to remember to record your baby’s details here’s a few ideas:

  • Weight
  • Length
  • Clothes size
  • Number of teeth
  • Naps and sleep routine
  • How baby gets around
  • Thinks baby likes (favorite toy/activity)
  • What baby eats
  • Sounds baby makes

The Baby Edition of Digital Project life, they include lots of prompts to help fill in the back-story of your baby with current events, about mom and dad, planning, pregnancy, birth and other prompt cards.

Use Social Media

Even if you’ve not been making notes throughout the month, if you regularly post on social media you are in luck! Use social media like Facebook or Instagram to help you remember when little events occured. New teeth, new words and more. Just scroll through your timelime and see what prompts your memory.

I also liked using Words I Say to record my little boy’s words.

Get Printing Help

When it’s all done, it’s time to print! I love using Wendyzine’s tips and her excellent photobook actions to turn my layouts in to photobooks. Make it easy on yourself and just select the right toolkit for the printing service you are using. Wendy has actions for all the popular sites.

Go and Create

Now it’s time to pick up your camera and play with your supplies – there’s nothing wrong with taking a few shortcuts on the way to a meaningful, beautiful album. With these tools in your kit, you can complete the iconic scrapbook – your baby’s first year!

Dream Big Designs Circus Show

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We have a real treat for you this month with Dream Big Designs. Fun colors and elements are a hallmark to her designs. This month’s kit in The Digi Files, Circus Show, is so fun! When I saw it I knew right away what pictures I wanted to use it with. I can’t wait to show you this kit!



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 Dream Big Designs’ contribution:

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

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Hi! I was born in Minnesota, but grew up in Oregon.
I love the outdoors! Hikes, running, walking, water skiing, horseback riding, biking, pretty much anything that gets me out and in nature. I also love to create. My mother is a water color artist, and she raised me looking at the beauty of shapes and colors in everything. So when I went to college I wanted to study art.
I became a Culinary Artist and have been a professional cake decorator for about 11 years now. During that time I also got married to my college sweetheart and had 4 amazing babes.
After I started Digital Scrapbook Designing in 2008, I started to step away from cake decorating. I still do it, but my focus and love has become Digital Scrapbooking.

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I got to take my only daughter to Disneyland in 2012. It was the BEST trip and of course I wanted to see the Princesses. (Yes, I am a girly girl at heart.)
Ariel is one of my favorites and we got to see her right as she came out, so we didn’t have to stand in line! I got some shots of her talking and hugging my daughter.
This layout is made with one of my favorite Princess inspired collections. It is called Majestic Mermaid and it was perfect for these character photos. I am not an amazing scrapper, and I have fallen in love with the simplistic beauty of Pocket Scrapping. (Also known as Project Life.) I kept the photos large so they were the focus, and used just a small cluster to bring your eye to the middle of the layout. I love how it turned out.



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I have always been drawn to art and creating. So when I got into Digital Scrapbooking in 2007, it wasn’t long after that I started to learn how to create my own papers and elements. I learned from watching online tutorials, and lots of trial and error.
I had my second child and wanted a way to capture our memories without making a mess. I never was into paper scrapping, but fell in love with digital from the start.

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My family is my inspiration while designing. I see the joy and life in what we do and how we live and I try and use that in my creations. Colors, feelings, and natural beauty are also a huge inspiration. When I am stuck, or don’t feel inspired, I go and do something outside and I am instantly inspired to create.

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Computer: I have a Dell XPS 8300. With 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. OS is Microsoft Windows 7. I have a 24 inch monitor.

Program: I have CS5 and Adobe Illustrator.

Camera: Canon t2i.

Anything Else: Wacom 12 inch touch tablet. LOVE IT!

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A little burn or soft light overlay can add a bit of “edge” to an element or paper. If your element or layout seems too flat, try adding a burn style to the edges to bring out that realistic look.

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This kit reminds me of being back in the forests of Oregon. The sweet earthy smells, pine and dirt. I also love Snow White and this kit was inspired by her.


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I have a lot of requests for my “boyish” kits. This one is fun because of the fossils and bright earthy colors. I love the


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Here are some of my favorite products by Dream Big Designs:


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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Dream Big Designs’ products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.


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Go have a look in Dream Big Designs’ 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!

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