Gratitude Journal {week 46}

On Sundays this year at The Daily Digi, we are going to be sharing a FREE weekly gratitude journal spread.

These pages are a place for you to record little memories you don’t want to forget, little reasons to be grateful. Each week their will be a gratefulness quote as well as a few photo spots.

You can use these FREE pages in a number of ways:

1) As digital scrapbooking templates. The download will always include .psd files for both 2-page 12×12 spreads as well as 2-page 8.5×11 spreads. You can add your own papers and elements and scrap ’till your heart’s content! (This is also a good option for those of you who get twitchy because I started the week with Friday. Since January 1 is a Friday, I like to start each week that way, but you may not! Feel free to adjust as needed!

2) As a digital journal. Keep the colors and text just as they are. Simply flatten the layers and add your notes of gratitude. Easy peasy!

3) As printed pages. Print out and write on them the good old-fashioned way. There is a .pdf file included for printing two letter-sized pages. Print your photos and attach!

If you have missed previous weeks, grab them HERE.

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If you have used the templates or print-outs, we’d LOVE to see them! Share a link in the comments or EMAIL ME . We just might feature your page!

Be sure to be back next week for your next FREE journal template!

Inspirational Lead

Our family is getting ready to take a trip to Florida and I CANNOT wait. We went last December (the unseasonably warm weather along the East Coast was such a blessing!) It was one of the best trips we have taken as a family.

We’re going to be heading back to the same beach, same campground, and same site. I’m counting down the days!

With a few minutes on my hands, I decided to whip up a quick “here we come” layout (it’s a great excuse to pull out my pictures from last year!) I didn’t have a template in mind, but then I remembered this post, where I shared inspiration from graphic design. I have always loved this poster, so I thought this was the perfect time to use it.

I placed the image on my page, just so I could see it as I put my layout together. In the end, my page didn’t look much like the poster, but that wasn’t really the point. The point was to be inspired…and I was!

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Scrapping with Liz has this new set of templates that will help you Document Your December! Get them at 30% off during the DYD sale at TLP!

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Two new template packs from Meagan’s Creations on sale for 30-40% off! “Clustered Memories” are templates full of lots of photo spaces for your year-in-review layouts, summary pages and title pages! Save 30% off through Monday, November 14th, and save 40% off when you purchase the templates together! No coupon needed!

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Blagovesta Gosheva has a new collection in her store. “When I Was a Kid!” is a fun, playful collection full of unique elements and papers. If you want to scrap the silly old pictures from your childhood that your mom keeps in a box at her home, this kit is right for you! 🙂

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Merry + Bright: 25 Days Bundle is part of the 2016 Document Your December Collection from The Lilypad Designers. These products have been bundled together to give you the most savings!

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That’s it for today!

Foxy Fall

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Talk about cute! Jen Yurko is with us this month and her kit, Foxy Fall, is beyond adorable! I love the hand drawn elements and the papers are so rich in texture and deep colors. The arty papers are gorgeous and the templates make the scrapping quick and easy. I love it! All your fall photos will be a perfect fit with this kit. Let’s look 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 Jen Yurko’s contribution:

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Layout by JillW. Supplies: Foxy Fall by Jen Yurko.

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Foxy Fall by Jen Yurko; Template by: Mommyish.

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Foxy Fall by Jen Yurko; Fonts: KG Beneath Your Beautiful.

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Foxy Fall by Jen Yurko; Grateful Collab by The Lilypad; Font: Traveling Typewriter.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Foxy Fall by Jen Yurko; Sweater Weather by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Fall in Love by Michelle Coleman.

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

Name

Name: Jen Yurko
Hometown: Mobile, AL
Not really but that’s where we lived when my Dad retired from the Navy, and my parents still live there, so I call it my hometown. I’m currently living outside of Hunstville, AL in Madison. We just moved here this past July and, hopefully, we are here for quite some time! The husband and I have 7 kids between us – 4 mine, 2 his, and 1 ours… ages 13-25yrs… and a daughter-in-law to boot (gosh I’m old…). We also have a dog and a cat ♥ I love my Netflix & HBO Now apps as well as the CW, AMC and BBC channels on TV. I watch a LOT of shows, hehehe!

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I love the way the photo treatment turned out and wanted to scrap just my cat’s eyes. I thought it would be cool. I am in love with the way that particular kit turned out and scrapped several pages with it, but this one is my favorite out of them all.



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started

I started paper scrapping when I had my first kid 25 years ago. I let it all go after the second one was born and the first one was using all my supplies to cut his own hair, glue things to the fridge, color on the walls, etc. In 2003, I picked it back up again to document our lives while my husband was deployed overseas, but after child #3 cut her own hair with child #4’s help, I put it all away again. Somewhere around 2008 (maybe even earlier?), I discovered PSP and started making animated signature tags for people to use on forums & I stumbled across digiscrapping along the way. I fell in love immediately and started scrapping our photos again. I started with free kits and found that a lot of them didn’t have what I wanted or needed to finish my pages, so I began making my own elements & papers. In March of 2009, I was hired as a designer at Inspiration Lane and have been designing and scrapping ever since!

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My photos, friends’ photos, requests, color palettes, you name it!

tools

Computer: I have a Lenovo desktop computer running Windows 10 64 bit, with 6GB RAM and 1TB storage. I only have one monitor connected, but would like to get at least 1 more hooked up – something for further down the road!
I also have a Lenovo laptop, also running on Windows 10 64 bit, with 4GB RAM and 1TB storage.


Program: I mostly use Photoshop CC, Illustrator CS4, and Lightroom, but I also have Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, Photoshop Elements 13, and Artisan 4 at my disposal as well. It just depends on which computer I’m using. For online backup, I use (and highly recommend!) Backblaze.

Camera: I just use the camera on my Samsung Galaxy. I have a Nikon Coolpix camera, but it intimidates me (I know, it’s sad) and my Galaxy is always handy.

Anything Else: For drawing, I use a Wacom Bamboo tablet. It’s one of the cheaper, piddly models that is probably way out of date by now, LOL, but it serves its purpose. One day down the road, I hope to get an Intuos.

tipstricks

I don’t think I have a favorite tip or trick, lol. However, I will say that I have several tutorials on my blog and am adding to that category every month – feel free to check it out any time 🙂

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I also take tutorial requests, so if there’s something anyone is just dying to know, my email is open

favorite

I have several favorites in my store right now but this one stands out the most for me. It was a lot of fun to doodle for it and even more fun creating the collection – and it’s huge! I have a lot of photos of my kids at the aquarium, at the beach, at the water park, in the pool… no matter what state we found ourselves in, every summer we hit up the local attractions. I wanted a collection that fairly versatile for our summer happenings and could use over and over again.


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My most popular product has been Jitterbug, which was a Pickle Barrel project this year. The colors are fun and they made me think of the 50s, and then the song “Jitterbug” by WHAM! which led to the buggy theme. Yes, I know, that’s, like, 3 shades of sideways, but hey, I can’t help it LOL



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Here are some of my favorite products by Jen Yurko:


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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Jen Yurko’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.


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Save an extra 30% off
your order from my store now through Nov 30!
Use coupon code: JY-30off-TDD only at pickleberrypop.com
expires November 30, 2016 @ 11:59pm EST.

Go have a look in Jen Yurko’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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Inspired by Foxy Fall

The following layouts were created using “Foxy Fall” by Jen Yurko and included in The Digi Files during November, 2016:

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Layout by JillW. Supplies: Foxy Fall by Jen Yurko.

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Foxy Fall by Jen Yurko; Template by: Mommyish.

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Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Foxy Fall by Jen Yurko; Fonts: KG Beneath Your Beautiful.

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: Foxy Fall by Jen Yurko; Grateful Collab by The Lilypad; Font: Traveling Typewriter.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Foxy Fall by Jen Yurko; Sweater Weather by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Fall in Love by Michelle Coleman.

Give Thanks Printables

It’s the season of thankfulness here in the US. We thought it would be fun to include a set of printables in this month’s Digi Files for you to use in your Thanksgiving celebrations. Here’s a quick peek at what we have for you.

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This set of printables contains napkin rings, place cards and Thanksgiving cards.

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Ready to scrap your page? We have a template, quick page and layered quick page so you capture the memories of your special celebration.

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Last, but not least, we haven’t forgotten the planning! We have everything you need to plan your Thanksgiving meal.

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We hope you have a blessed celebration with family and friends. Thank you for letting us be a part of it!

I Am Blessed

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I am Blessed is next up in our Digi Files reveal and I can’t help but thing we are blessed. We are so excited to have Little Butterfly Wings with us this month and her kit is drop-dead gorgeous! The fun colors, the hand drawn goodies, and the gorgeous artsy feel for the kit are incredible. I know you will love them too!






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 Little Butterfly Wings’s contribution:

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Layout by JillW. Supplies: I Am Blessed by Little Butterfly Wings; Fonts: .

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: I Am Blessed by Little Butterfly Wings; Fonts: .

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Layout by Sharon. Supplies: I Am Blessed by Little Butterfly Wings; Template by Connie Prince; Font: KG Faith Hope and Love.

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Layout by Judie. Supplies: I Am Blessed by Little Butterfly Wings.

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: I Am Blessed by Little Butterfly Wings; Fonts: Always In My Heart.

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

Name

Hi everyone! I’m Val, a 39 years girl who lives with her husband, two sons and two doggies in a small town in the countryside of São Paulo State, Brazil. I recently got back to College after 20 years of graduating from Advertising. It is never too late to study again, right? My Major this time around is Portuguese and English. In my free time I love reading, going to the movies, hanging out with my boys and drawing.

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I love going to the movies, specially when I am with the most handsome boys in the world, my sons! That day we went to see Star Wars episode 7 in 3D. Do I have to tell you we simply loved it!! When I got home I thought it would be cool to scrap about that great day we had together watching our favourite movie!



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started

I started as a digital scrapper in 2009 when I was trying to find something to decorate my son´s first birthday album. I got addicted right away. Of course my layouts were terrible at the beginning but I didn’t give up. I kept trying and trying until I found my style. After that I started posting my pages to the galleries and also sending applications to some of my favorite designers’s teams. I scrapped for about 2 years before I started designing. At that time I thought to myself, why not try designing my own kits? I know how to play with Photoshop and Illustrator because in fact these are the tools I work with everyday (at that time I worked as an Art Director and graphic designer at my husband’s agency). I feel so glad that I wasn’t afraid of trying because now I really enjoy what I do for living. Designing is one of my passions in life. Specially when I am working with fonts and word arts.

inspired

Pretty much everything! From the songs I listen to everyday on my Spotify playlists to the gorgeous colors sunsets get over here. One of these days I’ll take a picture to show you. It is the most beautiful things you will put your eyes on!

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Computer: Computer: 21,5″ iMac – OS X 10.9.1, 4GB RAM and 500GB HD plus an EHD of 2TB.


Program: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 and Illustrator CC 2015.3

Camera: Unfortunately I don’t own a proper camera so I use the one from my iPhone 6

Anything Else: I also use a Wacom Bamboo Pen tablet.

tipstricks

Here’s a great tip for those of you who use Photoshop. Shortcuts!
Mastering these shortcuts will help you work smarter and a lot of time!

Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E will merge a copy of all Layers
F Cycle through workspace backgrounds
X Change your foreground and background colours
D Reset foreground and background colours to black and white
] and [ Change your brush tip size
Cmd/Ctrl+J Duplicate a layer or selection
Space Bar Hold Space and drag to navigate around the image
TAB Hides or shows all panels and tools
Cmd/Ctrl+T Transform a layer
Cmd/Ctrl+E Merge selected layer down, or merges several highlighted layers
Cmd/Ctrl/Ctrl+Shift+Opt+S Save for web & devices
Cmd/Ctrl+L Bring up levels box
Cmd/Ctrl+T Open Free Transform tool
Cmd/Ctrl+M Open Curves
Cmd/Ctrl+B Edit Colour Balance
Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+Opt+C Scale your image to your preferred state
Cmd/Ctrl+Opt+G Create clipping mask
Cmd/Ctrl+0 Fit on screen
Cmd/Ctrl+] Bring layers forward
Cmd/Ctrl+[ Send layer back
Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+[ Send layer to bottom of stack
Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+] Bring layer to bottom of stack

favorite

I don’t really have a favourite right now but if I had to pick just one I would say, A Little Peculiar – kit. I was inspired by the book Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children to create this kit. It gave me lots of inspiration, specially to design the elements and pick up the colors.


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I guess this product is very popular for its versatility. You can use it with pretty much every layout you scrap. From white spaces pages to mixed media ones it gives you the perfect touch to embellish your creations.


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Here are some of my favorite products by Little Butterfly Wings:


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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Little Butterfly Wings’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.


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Coupon


Save 30% off Little Butterfly Wings
with coupon code 30OFFlbwDIGI (must be logged in, may be disabled during sales or special events, does not apply to collabs).

Go have a look in Little Butterfly Wings’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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Inspired by I Am Blessed

The following layouts were created using “I am Blessed” by Little Butterfly Wings and included in The Digi Files during November, 2016:

Layout by Trina. Supplies: I Am Blessedby Little Butterfly Wings.

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Layout by Sharon. Supplies: I Am Blessed by Little Butterfly Wings; Template by Connie Prince; Font: KG Faith Hope and Love.

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Layout by JillW. Supplies: I Am Blessed by Little Butterfly Wings; Fonts: .

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Layout by Judie. Supplies: I Am Blessed by Little Butterfly Wings.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: I Am Blessed by Little Butterfly Wings; Fonts: .

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Layout by Cheryl. Supplies: I Am Blessed by Little Butterfly Wings; Fonts: Always In My Heart.

Gratitude Journal {week 45}

On Sundays this year at The Daily Digi, we are going to be sharing a FREE weekly gratitude journal spread.

These pages are a place for you to record little memories you don’t want to forget, little reasons to be grateful. Each week their will be a gratefulness quote as well as a few photo spots.

You can use these FREE pages in a number of ways:

1) As digital scrapbooking templates. The download will always include .psd files for both 2-page 12×12 spreads as well as 2-page 8.5×11 spreads. You can add your own papers and elements and scrap ’till your heart’s content! (This is also a good option for those of you who get twitchy because I started the week with Friday. Since January 1 is a Friday, I like to start each week that way, but you may not! Feel free to adjust as needed!

2) As a digital journal. Keep the colors and text just as they are. Simply flatten the layers and add your notes of gratitude. Easy peasy!

3) As printed pages. Print out and write on them the good old-fashioned way. There is a .pdf file included for printing two letter-sized pages. Print your photos and attach!

If you have missed previous weeks, grab them HERE.

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If you have used the templates or print-outs, we’d LOVE to see them! Share a link in the comments or EMAIL ME . We just might feature your page!

Be sure to be back next week for your next FREE journal template!

7 JOURNALS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST

Most people have goals for memory keeping in the new year. I am definitely thinking about mine! I am such a person of habit that I have decided I want to get some kind of journaling book—something I can keep on my nightstand and do for a few minutes before bed. I already have a nighttime routine, so it wouldn’t be hard to add in one more thing.

I looked around Amazon and here are a few I found. I haven’t looked at any of them in person, but they all sound interesting! I can’t wait to start journaling more.

Do you journal? In a blank book or in a journal like the ones below?