Feeling Merry and Bright

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I’m so happy to be welcoming back Danielle to The Digi Files this month! Danielle has a wide style of designs that she does very well. She seems to have a minimal-shabby style that makes scrapping with her products easy and fun! Our team really enjoyed the non-traditional colors of Danielle’s contribution and used it for more than just Christmas themed layouts. Let’s take a closer look at “Merry & Bright” that is included in
The Digi Files this month:

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 Danielle Young’s contribution:

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Layered Template #49 by Cathy Zielske.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Font: Handwritten Dakota.

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Layout by Monica. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Staple by One Little Bird Designs; Date Stamp by Splendid Fiins; Fonts: CK Ali’s Hand, Tosca Zero, Traveling Typewriter.

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Layout by KimberlyK. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Candid (staple and paint-recolored) by One Little Bird Designs; September Storyteller (tape) by Just Jaimee; Font: Another Typewriter.

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Layout by Anne. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.
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I’m Danielle Young, and I live in Georgia with my husband, infant son and two Labrador Retrievers. I’m a Christian, a full-time graphic designer, an amateur cook, and a youth group leader at church, who loves to spend time with my family!

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After my son was born in January, I was inspired to create a kit and layout all about him. I called the collection Launch Party. I also have a Project Life album that I keep as his baby book with lots of journaling and memory-keeping, so this was simply a creative outlet… a ‘just-for-fun!’

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I was a paper scrapper first – since grade school really – then, in college I got serious about paper scrapbooking while I was getting a degree in Industrial Design. Part of my course work was learning Photoshop and Illustrator. After graduation, I started my career as a graphic designer and merged my two passions. Scrapbooking + my beloved graphics programs!

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Color! I love to find a perfect color palette and just run with it.

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Computer: I use a MacBook Pro 15″ as my main machine. I usually do my designing while relaxing on the sofa!
Program: I use both Illustrator and Photoshop primarily. CS4
Camera: Our family has a Canon EOS 450D, but most of the time you’ll find me snapping on my iphone instead.
Anything Else: I use an iPad 2 for the light surfing… Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
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I do my best to remember and follow this one.

In all creative outlets, let your art (whether that’s a scrapbook layout, a photograph or a page kit) be inspired and pure. Don’t force something that just isn’t working. Take a break, and try again later.

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My Launch Party kit was the first kit I created after my son was born earlier this year. His birth was the beginning of a huge chapter of my life. My husband and I were so ready to “get this party (of parenthood) started!” I wanted to create something boyish, and… ready to launch!

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I hosted a custom kit contest, and Lil Graduate was the result of that contest. Primary colors, and elements for YOUNG graduates. I incorporated these illustrated balloons, owls and other embellishments to keep it really playful

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Here are some of my favorite products by Danielle Young:

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

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Go have a look in Danielle Young’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 Danielle Young

The following layouts were created using “Merry & Bright” by Danielle Young and included in The Digi Files during December, 2013:

Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young.

Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Template by Celeste Smith; Font: Century Gothic.


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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Layered Template #49 by Cathy Zielske.

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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Font: Handwritten Dakota.

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Layout by Monica. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Staple by One Little Bird Designs; Date Stamp by Splendid Fiins; Fonts: CK Ali’s Hand, Tosca Zero, Traveling Typewriter.

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Layout by KimberlyK. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young; Candid (staple and paint-recolored) by One Little Bird Designs; September Storyteller (tape) by Just Jaimee; Font: Another Typewriter.

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Layout by Anne. Supplies: Merry & Bright by Danielle Young.

Feeling the Chill Factor

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I’m so happy to be welcoming Scraps by Missy to The Digi Files this month! I was instantly smitten with Missy’s adorable kits; I love the themed, shabby style of collections. How adorable are the mittens on the clothesline in this month’s contribution?! Let’s take a closer look at “The Chill Factor” that is included in
The Digi Files this month:

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 Scraps by Missy’s contribution:

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Layout by Sula. Supplies: The Chill Factor by Scraps by Missy; Fonts: DJB Lizzy’s Script by Darcy Baldwin.

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Layout by Lauren. Supplies: The Chill Factor by Scraps by Missy; Fonts: CK Ali’s Hand and Typewriter.

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Layout by Anne. Supplies: The Chill Factor by Scraps by Missy; Flight Plan No. 26 (Template) by One Little Bird Designs; Font: Courier New and Soymilk.

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: The Chill Factor by Scraps by Missy; Oct.10.2013 (template) by Sahlin Studios.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.
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Hi! My name is Missy and I’m from a town outside Detroit, Michigan. I have been married for almost 15 years with 3 beautiful children. Justin-14, Cameron-10 and Abigail-9. I’m a stay-at-home mom who has plenty of time to scrapbook and design during the day when the kiddos are at school and I love it! When they come home it’s off to karate, soccer, baseball and softball!

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My children along with my nieces and nephews really inspired me for the kit Personality. They have SO much of it at such a young age. I did this layout of my niece Megan who lives in California and it reminded me of how fun and playful she is. I just love her and miss her everyday!

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My start in designing is really a rather funny one. I began scrapbooking actually on my iPhone around 2011…lol! I purchased an app that allowed me to scrapbook on the go and I was OBSESSED! I did it every extra second I had. I was completely oblivious to the online digital community at that point. I then became involved with the company who made the app. Helping with their blog and answering customer questions (because I was such an expert haha). Through that I became aware of designers who were online. I would look in their stores and wonder “how in the heck do I make layouts on a computer?”. So I purchased a few kits and after some extensive Google searching I was on my way to making layouts. Lucky for me my husband had a copy of Photoshop CS3 he received in his computer science course from school many years ago, so I was able to load it up and use it! Once I figured out how everything worked, which took SEVERAL weeks, I was able to do just about anything. Google and YouTube became my best buds 🙂

After about 6 months of collecting many, many kits, I decided I would try and make my own kit. I did and it looked awful. I still have it today to compare how far I’ve come. I’ve since upgraded all my software and my kits seem to be a hit! I’m loving every minute of my designing and I love expanding my knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator.

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Everything really inspires me to create. My husband, children, family. I look at something I would love to scrapbook with and work from there. If I wouldn’t use it, then I don’t make it.

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Computer: I have a HP Pavillion g7 with 8bg RAM, 64 bit operating system with 1TB Memory using Windows 8
Program: Photoshop CC 64 bit, Illustrator CC bit
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens
Anything Else: I do have a Bamboo tablet I just bought a couple months ago but haven’t had much time to play with it yet, not sure of what the model number is.
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My favorite time-saving Photoshop tip for designers is when creating an element/cluster use the shortcut ctl+alt+shift+e. This will create a layer with all layers merged for you to stroke and check stray pixels and jagged edged. No need to duplicate layers and merge, or save your .png then have to open it. Once you’ve checked that everything looks good, just delete that layer. I use this shortcut ALL the time and I know it will save you lots of time!

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Giggles & Goosebumps was such a fun kit to make! I didn’t want to stop actually. I loved the colors and the theme couldn’t be more fun. I wanted to make the palette suitable for both male and female photos and I believe I accomplished that. Makes me want to do another one similar to it 🙂

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My most popular product is one of my earliest products, Abby. Names after my beautiful daughter Abigail a.k.a. “Abby”. She loves Princesses and the color purple. She was the sole inspiration for this kit and helped me create and pick things out for it. She loves it as much as my customers do!

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Here are some of my favorite products by Scraps by Missy:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Scraps by Missy’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Go have a look in Scraps by Missy’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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Fourteen Will Win in November

I can hardly believe it’s time to wrap up another month!!

What an incredible collection of never-before-released products we’ve got this month! ALL of them can be yours when you
become a member! When you become an annual member you get access to 12 months of products for the price of 11! That’s just barely over $6 a month for products with over $50 of retail value (OR less than $1 per full-sized product)! AMAZING DEAL!! No waiting for payments to process. You can start downloading your goodies as soon as the calendar changes to a new month! You can become a monthly member of The Digi Files for $7.50 a month.

It has been a fabulous month, filled with lots of fun too! Katie and I wrapped it all up in this episode of Daily Digi Digest released through the feeds earlier this week:

This is what our
members said at the end of last month:

I get so excited for the first of the month because I can’t wait to download all my new stuff!!! It’s amazing how much you get for such a low price. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t sign up for it. Thanks for all you do in getting us these great kits and templates!! – Jenn NYC

The Daily Digi – simply the best. I love my subscription – I get releases from my favorite designers and I get to try out some new designers that will soon be my favorites. Training, tips, inspiration – it doesn’t get any better. – Shawna W

…I LOVED everything this month- it just keeps getting better and better. Thank you for providing such great quality kits for such an awesome price! My only regret is not subscribing sooner!… – Jennifer Fredericks

Here’s a closer look at everything included in The Digi Files this month:

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Anna Aspnes

Angelclaud Artroom

Taylormade Designs

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Bella Gypsy

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Did you know that every four months you are subscribed to The Digi Files (annual OR monthly) you get an exclusive collaboration from past contributors? They are AMAZING:

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We will randomly select FOURTEEN people from the comments and the Rafflecopter widget below to win $10 in product from one of this month’s contributors. Winners names will automatically be added to this post within 48 hours of contest end. The contest closes at 11pm ET.


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Smile If You Love Fridays!

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Credits: Misty Cato Sweet Days with You (part of this month's Digi Files collection); Fonts: LD Elementary.

Etc by Danyale Black Friday Weekend 30% Off Sale including New Release “Christmas Memories” with Cyber Monday 1 Day Only (12/1 – 12/2 midnight EST) $1 Chick Blitz and 50% Off Christmas Past Products

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Connie Prince is having a Black Friday / Cyber Monday 50% Off Sale! Sale dates are November 27 – December 3, 2013.

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Check out the sale on Dunia’s newest bundle.

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Get this fanastic new Christmasy font called Dear, St. Nick, plus all of Darcy’s other fonts and products for 40% off this Black Friday weekend.

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Remember When is new from Kimeric Kreations.

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Starting December 1st is Tracy Martin’s Days Of December Freebies! Two freebies each week on Facebook and through her Newsletter.

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Big Bundle-Sale at T for Me Designs! Black Friday through Cyber Monday! 45% OFF on all Bundles!

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Shop & save with SuzyQ Scraps! Up to 50% off storewide, plus YOU choose your bonus discount! See image for coupon codes. Ends 12.2.13.

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Blagovesta Gosheva has a big Black Friday Sale this weekend in her Studio at Scrapbookgraphics.

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Come to see all the news at Sugary Fancy Shop! New products, crazy sales, giveaways and much more! Like our facebook page to keep updated!

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2 new Art Journal Templates by Maya de Groot.

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Studio Wendy has two special offers for Black Friday. All individual Learn It classes are on sale for $3.99 each. And, Spend $30 and save 30% in her Scrapbookgraphics store with coupon code wzbf2013. Both offers are valid through Saturday!

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Big happenings at aA Designs to kick of the Holiday Season! 10 NewART digital products this week individually discounted by 20%, with the AnnaRelease available as a collection. A Black Friday Retirement Sale begins Friday, 29 November EST through Monday, 2 December with 75% discounts on 268 digital products, making room for NewART in 2014. All retiring items are posted to a Black Friday Retirement category in the aA store. 12 Deals of December will take place from 1 – 12 December with one remarkable deal with BIG savings being offered daily.

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Cindy Schneider has an amazing assortment of new products for Black Friday, including Layered Card Templates perfect for project life, a 25 template universal album, and some templates perfect for scrapping lots of photos! All 40% off Friday and Saturday along with the rest of her store!

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It’s time for Black Friday/ Cyber Monday at Studio Sherwood – be sure to check out the brand new dollar doorbuster deals!

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*New* Bargain Hunter Collection from Snips and Snails, and her entire store is 30% Off through 12/2 – 60% Off Retiring Products!

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Everything at Sweet Shoppe is 40% off Friday & Saturday including this brand new masculine kit by Libby Pritchett!

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The Orchard Girls have outdone themselves this year!! Join ScrapOrchard in December and pick up all the pieces to the new Orchard Girl Collection-Winter Woodland. Every day you can download a different set of freebies AND every day two designers will have their store on sale for 50% OFF!!!

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Plus, check out all the fabulous products Farmer’s Market $1 deals this week. The sale ends December 2nd. Don’t miss it!!

Chelle has new stuff for you too!

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Scrapping with Liz has 4 brand new template sets with over 20 other products on sale for $1.00 each!

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Kristin Aagard has over 20 brand new personal use and commercial use digital scrapbooking products (as well as several previously released items) in the Farmer’s Market sale.

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Bella Gypsy has 20 new items as part of Farmer’s Market.

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Crossbone Cuts has a bunch of products in the Farmers Market this weekend!

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Farmer’s Market is open! Amanda has five new items and more for $1 each. Sale ends12/2 and will not work with other discounts or promotions.

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Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs has 4 new template sets available for $1 each during Scrap Orchard’s Farmer’s Market. In addition to these new templates, 16 previously released products are also on sale for $1 each. Sale prices valid Nov 27th – Dec 2nd, 2013.

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Angie of Down This Road Designs is introducing her brand new Gift Wrapped and Bee Happy packs for only $1 each this week during the Farmer’s Market at Scrap Orchard! Visit her shop to see all of her $1 items during the sale, November 27-December 2.

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It’s Farmer’s Market time at Scrap Orchard and here is just some of the pieces she will be offering as NEW RELEASES for just $1 (papers and elements sold separately), there is so much to see and grab while they are a total steal!

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ScrapMatters is closing in just 4 short days, with hundreds of products being retired, so this is your last chance to grab them! ScrapMatters would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to so many digital scrapbookers and memory keepers who have made SM their home and supported them for so many years! Much love and scrappiness to you all, and always remember to SCRAP WHAT MATTERS MOST! xoxo

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This weekend marks the final days for ScrapMatters and they are saying goodbye with a sale. Be sure to check out Jenn Labre’s HUGE product retirement sale – many items at 50% off that won’t be making their move to Mscraps.

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Meagan’s Creations will be at ScrapMatters until December 2nd and then you can find her products at Scrapbookgraphics! Make sure to take advantage of LOTS of clearance sale products on sale for $1 and $2 and won’t be seen again after December 2nd!

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Clever Monkey has announced the Grand Opening of her Oscraps store!

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Stolen Moments has a lot going on this weekend! Over 30 items are being retired with the closing of ScrapMatters, in addition to store-wide savings of up to 45%. Plus, she has two NEW kits available in her guest store, as well as $2 specials and 30% savings all week!

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That’s it for today!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers, listeners, members, and designers! We are so grateful for your support! It is because of YOU that we are able to do what we love to do each day here at The Daily Digi!

This post is a bit late due to some changes on the back end of our new site. So far, everything is going pretty well. I’m so excited with the new features on the back end and how they are making things easier for me. There are quite a few changes for members as well. All members will need to do a one time password reset and then should be good to go from there.

We released a very short new episode of The daily Digi Digest this week to wrap up November, so check it out if you haven’t!