It’s an honor to welcome Traci Reed back to The Digi Files! I have always admired Traci for her incredibly hard work and determination. I have watched her build her business over the years and I am in awe of all she has accomplished. Her kit in this month’s Digi Files, Be Kind, is so representative of her unique, colorful, and detailed designs. She makes me want to scrap!
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 Traci Reed’s contribution:
Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Be Kind by Traci Reed.
Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Be Kind by Traci Reed; Font: Typewriter.
Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Be Kind by Traci Reed; Font: Always In My Heart.
Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Be Kind by Traci Reed; Template by Connie Prince; Font: The Sharon.
Layout by Trina. Supplies: Be Kind by Traci Reed; This Journey Called Life 2 (template) by Two Tiny Turtles.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.
My name is Traci Reed and I’ve made it my life’s mission to help inspire as many lovingly-crafted, story-rich scrapbook pages as I can. I want my designs to be the springboard to beautiful scrapbook pages that capture all the emotion, details and love you put into your pages.
A little about me, I’m a wife, mother, maid, chef, chauffeur, entrepreneur and artist. My husband Patrick and I live in sunny Northern California with our three boys Karsten, Josiah and Finn. We have 1 rescued Chiuaua/terrier mix 7 year old dog named Abby, a 1 year old Boxweiler named Reese and a 4 year old rescue cat named Loki and that’s about all I can handle! Between taking the boys to school, soccer, baseball, basketball, cross country, band and all the other extracurriculars, I somehow find time to come up with new digital scrapbooking product each week. In addition to my digital scrapbooking career, I also design product lines for the paper companies: Simple Stories, Gossamer Blue and My Mind’s Eye!
I’ve been really into pocket scrapbooking now for a number of years, though I don’t really like to do the whole weekly approach, but rather themed layouts throughout the year, this is a layout of my workout efforts over the period of a month!
CREDITS: Get It Girl Bundle by Traci Reed.
I started designing way back in 2004 (that’s 11 years ago this December!) when the industry was brand new and I was a struggling 19 year old mother of a newborn son. Up to this point I had been a paper scrapbooker my whole life and now I had this new baby and a REASON to scrapbook but no money to buy supplies. I found the Digital Scrapbooking Magazine (Volume 2) put out that year by a paper scrapbooking magazine and the rest was history.
At the time, there weren’t a lot of options for product AND I was too broke to buy anything so I taught myself how to make product and started selling in late 2004. I landed at Sweet Shoppe Designs in 2007 and never looked back!
My kids, typically. My best kits and the ones I enjoy the most are the ones I can use and directly relate to my own life!
Computer: I have a 27″ iMac and a 15″ Macbook Pro. Both have 4 gigs of ram and though I love my 27″ screen with a passion, my MBP actually runs better because of the Solid State Hard Drive!
Program: I use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC
Camera: I have a Canon 7D and a Samsung Galaxy S5
Anything Else: I have a Wacom tablet and occasionally I design things like fonts and doodles on my iPad!
For really dynamic pocket pages, change your perspective in your photography. Especially if you’re doing pocket scrapping on a weekly basis, everyday life photos can get monotonous if it’s always the same photo at the same angle. My favorite shots are from the floor or when I put the camera on the table.
I have a lot of favorite products, but my most recent favorite is Stay Weird because it celebrates your oddity! I love empowering people through scrapbooking and Stay Weird is such a cool kit with a great color palette!
One of my all time best selling kits is Heroic. Like all little boys, my kids are super in to heroes and comic books, so I made this kit with a fun vintage vibe and it’s totally outsold almost all my other products over time. Everybody loves a good superhero kit!
Here are some of my favorite products by Traci Reed:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Traci Reed’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Use coupon code tddsave30 for 30% off Traci’s store, not valid with other sales, exp. 11/30/15.
Go have a look in Traci Reed’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!
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