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We have another AMAZING designer to spotlight today!  Janelle of Cafe J at After 5 Designs is with us this month at THE DAILY DIGI and we couldn't be more thrilled!  Her designs are super fun, totally unique, and completely inspiring.  Just look at what she created for THE DIGI FILES 9! Can you believe this huge kit is just part of what comes in THE DIGI FILES?  I just love this kit...both the design AND the theme!



And here are a few team layouts

tdf9-jg-duniaLayout by Dúnia: Free 2B by Cafe J for THE DIGI FILES 9

1028-sapato450pxLayout by Ana: Free 2B by Cafe J for THE DIGI FILES 9, Handcrafted Alpha (Anne Made) - in TDF9, Stitches, Lisa Whitney. Font: Gentium

katie2005Layout by Katie: Free 2B by Cafe J for THE DIGI FILES 9, Template by Kaye Winiecki (pack 12)

failure_450Layout by Amy: Free 2B by Cafe J for THE DIGI FILES 9, Amy Martin template Polly Love #4, font MTF cutie patootie

happy-me_webLayout by Janet: Free 2B by Cafe J for THE DIGI FILES 9, stitching by Syrin, alphas are typewriter scribbled and CK Ali's Writing


My name is Janelle Gustafson and I was born and raised in western South Dakota on a beautiful ranch/farm. I have many wonderful childhood memories of growing up there. I moved to Minnesota to attend Northwestern Bible College and eventually met my best friend and dear husband to be......we will be celebrating our 18th anniversary at the end of November!

We have 2 daughters, ages 8 and 11, who are so sweet, funny, wonderful, and crazy all rolled up into one.....I have been so fortunate to have been a stay at home mom to them for all 11 years of my 'mothering career', including one fabulous year of homeschooling! Our life is far from perfect, but we love the way God brought us together and we are so thankful to have so many blessings from Him!

STORE: Cafe J at After 5 Designs

BLOG: Cafe J

My journey into designing began a little over a year ago when I posted a page where I had made a 'digital tag book' within the full scrapbook page. I received quite a few requests for information about my technique so I made a template for anyone who was interested. Shortly after that, the wonderful people at Digital Artist Magazine asked me if I would be interested in designing digital tag books for each month's issue. I said yes and as I started writing down every idea I had for tag books, I realized I was hooked not just on designing tag books, but papers & elements as well! I was already on the site creative team at Amy’s brand new venture, After Five Designs & she kindly allowed me to open my “Cafe J” there. I have loved calling After Five home & just love Amy and all of my wonderful designer and scrapper friends there!

I just celebrated my 1 year “Designaversary” at the end of October.

I am definitely both scrapper and designer. The creative aspects of each really feed my soul!

My design time is while my girls are at school during the day. Some days it could be all of those hours and some days none of them....I tend to go in streaks as I’m inspired or have time.

MI really love “Sunshine Street” because it was inspired by the fun times my family had while visiting my mom & dad on the farm this summer.



family & friends music on my ipod everything about fall date night w/hubby snuggles & hugs chocolate cake movies in the theater sleep in days jeans & flip flops staying up late

McDonalds’ Monopoly Game anything that requires batteries Photoshop shutting down forgetting my shopping list at home forgetting my coupons at home whining/pouting dirty dishes long lines sad movies getting up early


Now let's look at some of the great stuff that fills Janelle's  shop









And how about some inspiration pieces featuring Cafe J designs?






sam-mommy-we-are-blessedLayout by Karen: Cafe J There Goes the Neighborhood Showpieces, Art Gallery Collection Grungy papers, Free 2b elements from The Digi Files 9


Thank you so much Janelle for being a part of THE DAILY DIGI this month!

And as a THANK YOU to our readers, Janelle has TWO great surprises for us!

First up is a FREE add-on for her Free 2B kit.  Click to download.


And next is a coupon for some great shopping deals!



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