A Trip Through Our Town

As scrapbookers, we take lots of pictures. Lots and lots and lots of pictures. However, it is so easy to miss the every day things and places…the stores where we shop, the sites we see everyday, our favorite little spots hidden away. Because we see these things on a regular basis, we often forget to record them as an important part of our lives. What we need to do is take a trip through town! Then, scrap the photos and forever preserve your every day sights.

Check out a few of the pages by our team!

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Layout by Jacki:A couple of my girlfriends and I have been taking an afternoon a week to shoot photos in and around the island where we live. We have two goals – to learn to take better photos and to create a photo book of where we live. We’re only on our third week and it’s been so much fun!

Supplies: Modern Damask paper by Amy Wolff, Serendipity Alpha by CD Muckosky


Layout by Steph: “I had always had a love affair with Seattle. As a teenager, I dreamed of living there. We were able to work and live in Seattle for two years while Matt went to graduate school (1998-2000). Even after moving 45 minutes away, we loved visiting Seattle to attend museums, events, go to dinner or go shopping. Each time we would round the bend on the freeway and I could see the skyline on the horizon, my heart would beat fast. I love that place!!

This past May, when we knew we would be moving out of state soon, we went to Seattle one last time and visited all of our favorite places and took photos. We walked through Pike’s Market, drove past the Space Needle, watched the ferries from the waterfront, played at Sand Point Park, showed Jacob our apartment, and ate dinner at Anthony’s (fish tacos of course)! Sometimes, my heart aches for this city, we have so many good memories there! For 12 years we lived in or near the “Emerald City”. I am so thankful that we took the time to visit it one last time and take some photos because I don’t want to ever forget how much I loved it there!

SUPPLIES: Papers, label strip, stickers, and Memory wordart from Click by Kelly Mickus, circle stitching by Zoe Pearn, alpha and stitching by TDC (TDF8), template by Yin (TDF8), raindrops by Kelly Mickus, “sunny with chance of rain” wordart by me, labels Weeds and Wildflowers, fonts: traveling typewriter and susies hand.

auburn2009-1Layout by Rachael: Softly Falling by Dani Mogstad from TDF8, Yin Templates

So, what are you waiting for?


Team Play Day


It’s another team play day…yea! For our inspirational Team Play Days, the ladies on THE DAILY DIGI artist team whip up some great layouts by mix and matching items from THE DIGI FILES 6 and/or using other stuff from designers stores. Our sponsoring designers are just so fabulously talented that we can’t help show it all off! I love how all these layouts came together. Be sure to check out the credits to see where to get all the fabulousness!

Layout by Katie — from The Digi Files 6: fade to white alpha by Diane Rigdon, orange, pink, and creme Paper from Summer Sorbet , heart, splotches, and pink flowers from Organic Girl by Kristen Rice; pink splotch from Pretty Little Picnic by SugarPlum Paperie (Nicole Seitler), Template 9 by Kaye Winiecki, font is CK footnote

Layouts by Katie — Janet Phillips templates from The Digi Files 6 , papers by Katie the Scrapbook Lady, Fonts are Calibri and Century Gothic

karen-lisa-b-friend-tdd-team-play-0Layout by Karen — From TDF6: Kristen Rice template; Gina Miller papers, flower, button; Zoe Pearn paper; TaylorMade paper; SBG cloud (recolored); MGL tape; Sugarplum Paperie trim. Also used Katie Pertiet word art and CK Ali’s Writing font.

tdd_ana_ginamillerLayout by Ana — Everything from Young Backyard Bliss, Collab by Gina Miller, Kate Hadfield and Rachel Young ; Except: Messy Staples Rainbow, Kate Hadfield; Block Templates 5, Ana Reis; Datador Carimbos (date stamp), Ana Reis; Font: Rough Typewriter

tdd_ana_playdateLayout by Ana (Scraplift of Tali’s Deep in Thought) — From TDF 6: Background Organic Girl, Kristen Rice; Striped paper and ribbons Summer Sorbet, Zoe Pearn; Hearts and Wordart Pretty Little Picnic, Sugar Plum; Flower and button Rhapsody, Gina Miller. Other: Pippis Dream and Happy Doodles (letters extracted to create title); Messy Staples Rainbow, Kate Hadfield and Stitching, Lisa Whitney; Coloca na fita (date tape), Mic. Font: Traveling Typewriter

lolosfirstlove_taylormade_tddLayout by Aggie — Credits: TaylorMade Designs November Rain Papers, TaylorMade Designs Stitched and Stated Frames, MandaBean And I Quote Grandparents, Anna Aspnes Fotoblendz Clipping Masks No.6. Font: Type-Ra

blue_taylormade_tddLayout by Aggie — Credits: TaylorMade Designs Mere Modesty; TaylorMade Designs Unscripted Not so Great; Anna Aspnes Fotoblendz Clipping Masks No.6.
Font: Myriad Pro

Layout by Dunia — From Taylor Made: Revive Kit, Fading Emotions Vol.3,Fading Emotions Vol.4, From Paislee Press:Press Plate N.5

awolff_teamplay_450Layout by Amy — TDF6 Taylor Made papers, TDF6 Dianne Rigdon’s alpha, Kristen Rice “It’s So Me” ribbon flowers and epoxy tree, Stamp the Date, font-pea jennifer

celebratingyou_web450Layout by Janet — TDF6: Paper and frame by Zoe Pearn, glitter spray by Kristin Rice, buttons by Gina Miller, acrylic bracket by MGL scraps. Word Art by TaylorMade Designs (Unscprited 1).


We’d love to see how you all have played with this months THE DIGI FILES and/or sponsoring designer products. Link us up here!


Team Play Day


It is hard to believe that the month of June is already coming to a close. The days and weeks just seem to fly by…I am already scared to look at the calendar and know that August will be here before I know it and that means the end of summer and everything wonderful about it (except the weather…living in the tropics does have its advantages 🙂 ) With only a week left to pick up THE DIGI FILES 5 and only one more week to soak in all the yumminess of our current spotlighted designers, we decided to have a team play day! The team did some mix and matching with stuff from THE DIGI FILES and some dug into the designers stores and played with some of their other products. Enjoy the eye candy…and hang on, ‘cuz summer is flying!

sam-cute-face-0409This super fun and colorful layout is by Karen, using stuff from Amy Hutchinson’s store. She used Truly Modly Deeply kit; Cocktail Recipe 2 template; Bottoms Up Boy kit; Spiced Rum alpha; Live & Learn papers; Mini Label alpha; Heaven Sent scallop; Bombay Flower button and brads; Font is Typewriter


This awesome two page layout is by Ana and features products by Leora Sanford at Little Dreamer Designs. She used Hoopla (kit), Doodley Doo (alpha), It’s a date 2, Smudgetastic Doodles, Now you see me (fasteners). Other: Quick Collage 111 Scrapbooks Etc. Font: Rough Typewriter.

Here are the pages individually




Here is a layout from me using a bunch of stuff from THE DIGI FILES 5. I used papers and buttons from Amber’s RUSH kit, Word Art by Steph2, string by Amy Hutchinson’s SPIKED CHAI LATTE, as well as some stitching by Syrin.

karen-042609Here is a another great layout by Karen using stuff from THE DIGI FILES 5 and some other goodies: Leora Sanford Beachy Keen kit; Amy Hutchinson Spiced Chai Latte elements; Stephanie2 Pippi’s Dream Doodles; Something Blue Studios Worn Photo Overlay; Two Sisters Artist’s Canvas acrylic paint; Font is CK BrandyB; Photo actions are Pioneer Woman Fresh and Colorful, Sunshine and Quick Edge Burn

tdf5-duniaThis gorgeous layout by Dunia, also using lots of stuff from THE DIGI FILES 5, features Pippi’s Dream Doodles by Stephanie 2, Spiked Chai Latte by Amy Hutchinson, Rush by Amber Clegg, Beachy Keen by Leora Sanford, and Brush Strokes Photo Masks by Loreta Labarca

teamplayday_katieThis oh-so-sweet layout is by Katie and uses paper and green strong from Leora’s Beachy Keen kit, flower and yellow paper from Rachel’s Glee kit, green paper from Ellie’s Strawberry Hill, and word art by Stephanie2.


And finally, another beautiful layout by Ana using Papers Strawberry Hill, Ellie Lash; Rush, Amber Clegg; Beachy Keen, Leora Sanford; Glitter Rush, Amber Clegg; Heart Glee, Rachel Young; Pippis Happy Doodles, Stephanie 2; Flower Sweet Florals, Amanda Rockwell; Stitching Spiked Chai Latte, Amy Hutchinson; Tag and wordart Beachy Keen, Leora Sanford. Fonts: Rough Typewriter and DJB Sweet Robin, Darcy Baldwin.


So…it’s summertime…so why don’t YOU have a play day?

P.S. The winner of the Stephanie2 custom doodle is chigirl. CONGRATS!


We are so excited to welcome some new members to our team here at The
Daily Digi. These ladies are all amazing scrappers and have already been
hard at work behind the scenes creating layouts and preparing tips and
tricks for the Playbook. We look forward to sharing their inspiration
with you in the
coming weeks. We hope you enjoy getting to know a little more about each
team member, new and old, through their bios, linked below. Welcome to
the team ladies!





















Meet Steph

stephBIO: I started scrapbooking on my computer in 2003, but didn’t discover digital scrapbooking communities and all they have to offer until 2004, after reading a special issue of Memory Makers Magazine. I truly love this hobby and have found so much joy in preserving my family’s memories digitally. I have been honored to serve on creative teams for Michelle Coleman, Nancie Rowe Janitz, ScrapArtist, Hollie McCaig, Gina Cabrera of Digital Design Essentials, Dani Mogstad, Janet Phillips, and Shabby Princess. I have also had layouts and hybrid projects published by Simple Scrapbooks and Digital Scrapbooking Magazines. In 2007, I started my own font business called Fontologie.


  1. Stitching (I put some on almost every layout)
  2. Plaid paper
  3. Stamped looking fonts
  4. Totally Rad Actions (for photo editing)
  5. Templates

MY STYLE: Simple with a paper look

MY SCRAPPING IDOL(S): Would definitely be Janet Phillips (for real) and I find Stephanie’s projects completely inspiring

WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM: I am passionate about digital scrapbooking and I love sharing what I know (especially with people that love it like I do)! I am equally passionate about helping scrappers spend less time on the computer and more time MAKING memories with the people they LOVE!



Meet Rachael G.

rachaelBIO: My name is Rachael Giallongo! I have been married to Scott since Leap Year Day 1996! Between us, we have 5 children- Nicole is 19, Victoria is 16, Megan is 14, Dane is 11 and Dylan is 10. My family is definitely my #1 source of scrapping inspiration. I like to joke that I am able to use any supplies on the market thanks to having such a large family and celebrating all major holidays! My husband is a chef and I am thrilled to announce that I just graduated Summa Cum Laude with my degree in Graphic Design.

I started paper scrapping in 1998. I have had the honor of having my work appear in: Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, Scrapbook Trends, Simple Scrapbooks, Scrap & Stamp Arts and several other publications. I have also authored several articles and co-wrote “The Office Book “ with Melissa Reynolds published by Pine Cone Press for their Not Your Ordinary Book Club. I created my first digital scrapbook page in July 2005 and haven’t looked back since!


1. Kate Hadfield’s Doodles
2. Items used to attach things (Stitching, Staples, Buttons, Brads)
3. Flowers
4. Alphabets by Jacque Larsen & Kate Hadfield
5. Kim Giarusso’s Beaded Letter Alpha

MY STYLE: I would call my style “classic”. I like clean lines and like to keep the focus on the photos.

MY SCRAPPING IDOL(S): Jacque Larsen. I have been stalking Jacque since 2005! She is an amazing photographer (with beautiful children) and has a great eye for design! I am truly captivated by her work!

WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM:I am excited to be on the team because I admire the vision of The Daily Digi! I am excited to be able to not only share and (hopefully) inspire but also learn from the other amazing team members and those that visit and contribute to The Daily Digi!



Meet Katie

katieBIO: Katie Nelson aka “Katie the Scrapbook Lady”

I became a scrapbooker when I was only 14 years old and got my hands on a jar of rubber cement and a large construction paper scrapbook album. Later on I began using archival supplies and I was a die-hard paper scrapper for more than 20 years. I created thousands of scrapbook pages for my friends and family to enjoy. In 2005, my Mom showed me an issue of a Simple Scrapbooks special digital scrapbooking issue and knew I had found my “true love.” I haven’t created a paper layout since!

My passions include; digital scrapbooking, photography, writing, reading, organizing, and Legos. I’ve been a team member and a contributing writer here at The Daily Digi since 2009. I’m Steph’s co-hostess on The Digi Show podcast. I’ve been blogging at scrapbookladypages.com since 2005. I pretty much eat, sleep, and breathe scrapbooking!


1. Layered templates – I didn’t even start using layered templates until 2008, but now I can’t scrap without them. They save so much time! Nowadays, I design templates and sell them in my blog shop.
2. I really love solid papers and I wish designers would always include them in their kits. I also love softly blended papers that are almost solid in color.
3. Subtle patterned papers are also important for me. It’s fun to have bold prints with lots of color, but they can be very overpowering. I prefer prints that don’t compete for attention.
4. Flowers are probably my favorite embellishment. I think they look good on almost every layout.
5. Fonts – I love them! I really like fonts that look like handwriting or big and bold fonts that are great for title work.

MY STYLE: This is always a hard question for me to answer because I am comfortable using many different styles. One of the things I love most about digital scrapbooking is that it is so easy to try new techniques. A computer is a powerful tool and I love that I can blend, shadow, and layer to my heart’s content, or simply place a photo on a canvas and add some journaling. Either way, I end up with a wonderful finished product that I can share with my family. I guess my style leans more toward clean and classic, but I’m not afraid to try new things.

MY SCRAPPING IDOL(S): While there are so many talented scrapbookers out there, I would have to name Ali Edwards as my ultimate scrapping idol. She seems to find new ways to keep her layouts fresh and innovative, while keeping the focus on the photos and the stories behind them. Ali is someone who is always growing and evolving in her scrapping and that is important to me. I feel a bit of a connection with her as well since she has a son with autism. My own son was diagnosed when he was 3 years old (1996) and I really appreciate Ali’s willingness to share part of the journey that her family has gone through.

WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM: Ever since Daily Digi began, I felt like I wanted to be a part of it. I believe so much in the vision behind the site and the mission of making digital scrapbooking accessible and do-able for anyone. I love the positive nature of the posts and the fun sharing of ideas and resources. Even though I consider myself a seasoned digital scrapbooker, I have learned many new things from visiting the Daily Digi. I’m excited to be able to contribute and share my love of scrapbooking and creativity with others. I can tell already that this will be an amazing experience!



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Meet Karen

karenBIO: Above all else, I’m mother to Sam (7 years old) and Max (3 years old) and wife of 13 years to my high school sweetheart, Rob. I’m passionate about preserving memories for my children. I have never paper scrapped, but have always enjoyed writing and photography. My sister-in-law introduced me to digiscrapping in 2006, and I quickly discovered a creative outlet that helps me to capture my children’s stories. Both of my boys joined our family through the miracle of adoption, and I feel strongly about providing them with as many memories of their childhood years as I can.

5 PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Stitches, Shape templates, Fonts, Alphas, Buttons

MY STYLE: I suppose I would describe my style as a bit eclectic, mainly because I feel like I am always learning and like to try new techniques or styles that catch my eye in the galleries. Other than that, I think I tend to lean toward a simple style that emulates paper scrapping.

MY SCRAPPING IDOL(S): I have admired Melissa Lewis’ work since the day I began to scrap. I’m fortunate to know her, and she helped to encourage me as I was learning digiscrapping. I love her fresh, clean, playful style and the fact that she does such an amazing job of capturing the everyday moments of her family’s life.

WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM: I’m excited to be a part of The Daily Digi creative team for many reasons, but the biggest is to be part of a group that wants to help people tell their stories. Whether you’re just learning to scrap, or if you’ve been doing it for a long time, The Daily Digi has quickly found a way to provide regular inspiration to the digiscrapping community. I’m thrilled to be able to play some small role in that going forward.


Meet Janet

janet1BIO: I’m a 30-something mama to four kids who loves to scrap and take photos. After pretending to be a paper scrapper for quite a few years I found digital and haven’t looked back. I’ve created probably over 800 pages in four years. You can read more about me HERE.

5 PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Stitching (currently on a Syrin stitching kick), Good solid papers, Shabby Princess’s staples, Paint Strokes by Michelle Coleman, and templates (usually my own).

MY STYLE: Perfectly Imperfect. I like clean lines, minimal elements, lots of journaling…all with a bit of “wear and tear.”

MY SCRAPPING IDOL(S): Oh I have many! Although I could never scrap like her, my biggest idol is CD Muckosky. Her pages just suck me in. I also LOVE all of Lynette’s pages.

WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM: I’m just excited to not be the ONLY one on the team anymore…LOL! These fabulous ladies are all so talented and I am so excited to see what they come up with!

MY FAVORITE LAYOUT: Usually my latest LO’s are my favorite, but this one has stood the test of time. I created it over two years ago!