Laugh Often


Talk about a jam packed it! NBK Designs has created an amazing an HUGE collection for The Digi Files this month. Laugh Often is full of textured papers, fun events, TWO alphas, and some gorgeous photo masks. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with this kit! Let’s take a closer look at all the lovely goodies!

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 NBK-Design’s contribution:


Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Laugh Often by NBK-Design; Fonts: Stamp and Underwood Champion.


Layout by Katie. Supplies: Laugh Often by NBK-Design.


Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Laugh Often by NBK-Design; Template by Chelle’s Creations; Font: Seriously.


Layout by Natascha. Supplies: Laugh Often by NBK-Design.


Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Laugh Often by NBK-Design; Template by Shabby Princess.

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


My full Name Nicole Bettina Kaltenecker. The initals of my Name is my Designer Name NBK-Design.
I am from the south of Germany, Since 2006 I am a digital scrapbooking designer. Daytime I work as a Designer at a Advertising Agency since 20 years. I love to travel to Spain, love to cook and try out new recipes. Hanging out with friends is something very important for me. Grew up with 1 sister and 3 foster kids made my childhood very different from many other children. Being the big sister for so many siblings was always difficult and was a big responsibility and guided my wish to have a life without children.
My favorite colors are all hues of pink and turquoise. Also mint and aqua colors are always my favorite ones. It’s hard for me to not add one of them into my products.



This little mini, I have created last year with the first sunburst coming out. I do that each year to celebrate spring. When the first warm day in march or april arrives, I’ll go earlier home from home and pack all my paints, brushes, canvases out on my terrace and start to paint. This is what I did with the favorite product called “One Thing.” I created out of the painting papers and added later some word arts, elements and artsy bits and pieces. This Mini is available for free if you spend more than 3 dollars (
Personal ShopOscraps).



I can remember, I googled and searched some background and stumbled over a freebie site. I was immediately hocked and addicted. After some weeks of discover the world of digital scrapbooking I started my own blog and created from 2006 – 2009 freebies. After this time I wanted to have my own shop, never ordered before that in a shop and started my first shop with not any knowledge 🙂
From 2009 – 2002 I had the shop NBK the Shoppe. Updated with a new system and new look I started ArtisanScrap. Then in 2015 I went back again to my own shop at
Before I discovered scrapbooking I created Wallpapers and bit of t-shirt design for a fan-site. Of course my job gave me all the skills for this hobby and still it does. Even also my job gives me a lot of boundaries, which I do not have with scrapbooking. All my ideas I can live out with designing new collection. I still love to discover the world of scrapbooking and all those techniques.


I think most what me inspires are colors. Often I start something, without a theme. I let me rule from the colors, or a drawing or only the season or holidays. I think its a big mix of here and there. I also not have the same way to start a collection. I start every time with something different. If I have not a good idea, I start with the templates for the weeks or the storybook templates.
For example my Focus Collection for March 2016. I draw some eyes and faces in photoshop, out of those drawings I created the collection and got the name focus.
The inspiration for “Grannys Garden” came when my beloved Granny died in march 2015. When she did wear aqua colors, she looked like a elf. Her white hairs and the colors looked so lovely and of course she loved gardening.
Remarkable, a Collection with deep purple and soft pink colors, was created also because of my Granny. We needed a “thank you” card after the funeral and I painted some flowers and out of that the collection grew into something very beautiful.
You can see there are so many inspiration to create. So many ways to start something. I look forward, what inspiration will come up for me in the future.


Computer: I am a total Mac addict. My first steps on a computer were on a Mac and since there I not very touched any PC Computers… When I hear others saying to a Mac, PC, I need to correct those peoples. 🙂
iMac 27″, 3,2 GHz Intel Core i5, 1tb SSD, 16GB Ram
Macbook Pro, 12″, I5, 16 GB Ram
OSX El Capitain on both of my macs

Program: Adobe CS6, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Bridge, Fireworks,
Deep (a awesome tool from the AppStore. Finds files by their colors, totally recommended –>
Art Rage, Amberlight, Flame Painter, Rebelle, BrushPilot, Screenium, Screenflick, Graphic Inspector, Seamless Studio, Photoshop Elements 12,

Camera: I have a Canon EOS 1000D and often use my iphone 6, i still own a older casio exilim but haven’t it used since a long time.

Anything Else: Scanner: Epson Perfection V370 Photo, Canon Selphy 1200,
ipad mini, iphone6, My Cloud Server Western Digital, Wacom Bamboo Tablett, Apple Trackpad, Bamboo Spark, Silhouette Portrait


I have a little tutorial once made, how you can add a handwritten journal on your pages. You can watch it on my
youtube channel. Its without sound, as I was at this time too shy to talk with my german accent :-)=


This little mini, I have created last year with the first sunburst coming out. I do that each year to celebrate spring. When the first warm day in march or april arrives, I go home earlier from home and pack all my paints, brushes, canvases out on my terrace and start to paint. This is what I did with my favorite product from last year called “One Thing”. I created out of the canvas papers and added later some word arts, elements and artsy bits and pieces…. This Mini is available at my personal shop for free if you spend more than 3 dollars.



This is the most popular product at my Oscrap Shop. Its the Brushtool-Set 7 and you can create own papers, artsy bits or masks with this Tools. In the description you find a video tutorial how to use them and what you can all do with them. All my Brushtool-Sets are available for Personal Use but you can also buy a Commercial License for those Tools.


Here are some of my favorite products by NBK-Design:






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







Check out Nicole’s
Birthday Sale on June 17th – 24th.

Go have a look in NBK-Design’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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