Vintage Christmas and Days of December Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 9 of our Days of December Sale here at DesignerDigitals. The sale runs from now through 6am EST on December 25th.

We have 21 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining new items are marked down 20%, all through 6am EST on Wednesday.

We also have a new batch of 400 random items 40% off as well as a new 99c item. Today’s items will be at that price until 6am EST on Sunday, December 11th.

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Color Spots Challenge: Silver Evergreens

I live in a state where we get a lot of snow. However, I am not a fan of the cold. I do love snow at Christmas though. The powdery snow that glistens in the sunlight is a spectacular view. I was inspired by the few snow storms we’ve already received in my area for this months color challenge. Here are a few photos for a starting point of inspiration.

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Brenda (bbe) created a very elegant page with her cat in the spotlight. I adore the chevrons with various papers clipped to them. The sparkling ever green twigs are a wonderful touch to the page. The various green hues are just perfect!color-inspiration-bbeSupplies used: Artsy Long Line Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 01, ARTpack Christmas Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Stitched Chevrons No. 01
Hinge Pack, Happy Christmas Element Pack, Let’s Be Merry Brushes and Stamps, Winter Ice Element Pack, Glad Tidings Element Pack, Classic Glam Elements Silver No. 01, ARTpack Christmas Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Santa Land Paper Pack, Botanique Noel Add-On Paper Pack, Christmas Mix Clusters No. 01, Min Jul Element Pack, Glad Tidings Christmas Scrapbooking Kit, Edge Overlays No. 08, Spill Frame Layers No. 12

Debi (beehinve50) opted to do a non Christmas page with the colors this month. How fun is the big green brush behind the photo? It really draws the eye in. The silver bow and scribbles are the perfect additions for the page and color challenge.color-inspiration-debiSupplies used: Happy Christmas Solids Paper Pack, Big Painted Patterns Brushes and Stamps No. 05, Artsy Long Line Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Scripted Curves Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Glad Tidings Element Pack, Seasons Finest Element Pack, Kitlet Scrapbooking Mini-Kit No. 06, Flair Minis No. 04

I (KimR+) went with a Christmas theme for these colors. I received this cute Silver Santa a few years ago from my Secret Sister. This cute Santa is in my Days of December album and he has been begging me for a page of his own in my personal book. I used a few different Christmas foliage elements to bring in the colors from the challenge, as well as the foliage behind Santa. This Santa sits on the wooden table by my front door, so I found the new white wood paper perfect for the background.color-inspiration-kimSupplies used: Evergreen Woods Paper Pack, Layer Works No. 747, Christmas Wishes Element Pack, Frosted Christmas Element Pack, Happy Christmas Element Pack, Holiday Foliage No. 03, Holiday Postage Strips No. 01, Paint it Silver No. 02, Silver Flairs No. 01, Silver Leaves No. 01, Twisted Dots No. 01, Layer Works No. 741

Rachael (myssp) is guesting with us right now and was able to play along with this months color challenge! How fun are the various brushes and clusters! I adore the snowflake touch over the photo.

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Are your ready for some green, white and silver to fill your screen? I sure hope so! To get you started, Katie has provided us with a freebie. When you complete your page, post them in the Color Challenge Gallery. If your pages qualifies for the rewards program, then don’t forget to link your page in the December Participation thread for credit. Happy Scrapping!

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Template Mash Up: Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter!

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter?! Well, maybe not down here in FL, where we know no seasons.  And maybe not so much for our Aussie friends and others around the world, but for the majority, the Autumn weather is passing and the temps are cooling down. Even some snow on the ground, I hear!

This Template Mash Up Challenge round will feature some of our newer Templates in the store. One with an Autumn Theme and one with a Holiday/Wintery theme. Studio Double D’s Layer Works No. 734 and Layer Works No. 746.

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I chose to really mix things up and create a fall-ish layout with the base of the Wintery template….It just seemed to fit. I had a lot of fun mashing these two and I hope you will too!

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Along with the two templates I used the following supplies: Studio Double D Readymade Layers Fall Borders No.1, Katie’s Frosted Christmas Papers.

I can’t wait to see how everyone uses these templates!! I hope you will play along! Please post your masterpieces to our Template Challenge Gallery. Also remember to join in with our rewards program by keeping track of your challenge pages in the rewards thread. Pages created with 100 % Designer Digitals products are eligible for rewards.

 

Happy Scrapping!!

 

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Saturday Scraplift: Spilling Over with joy

Hiya, and welcome to another Saturday Scraplift challenge. Thanksgiving is over, and it’s December so time to think towards Christmas!

When I looked through the gallery this week I was drawn to the simple gratitude pages by Sylvia (smcloone). I chose this one as I like the spill frame, and warm colours. It’s a nicely balanced page too, with the text at top and bottom.ssl_dec_2016_blog

 

We’ve brought down the Christmas decorations now, ready to decorate the house. Tom immediately built a fort out of the boxes, pulling out ornaments and examining them all. He was particularly taken by this snow globe.
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I used Spill Frame Layers No. 14; Best Part Of Christmas Wordart; Christmas Joy Solids Paper Pack; Min Jul Scrapbooking Kit; Stitched and Lifted Trees No. 01; Be Merry Scrapbook Kit; Winter Park Epoxies; Star Filled Confetti No. 01; Seasons Finest Scrapbooking Kit; Ornamental Scatterings No. 01.

Now it’s your turn to show us a page based on Sylvia’s page. Post your creations in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery. Also remember to join in with our rewards scheme by keeping track of your challenge pages in the rewards thread. Pages created with 100 % Designer Digitals products are eligible for the scheme.

Now if you excuse me I’m off to Christmas-ify the house. Enjoy scrapping!

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New Releases and Days of December Sale at DesignerDigitals

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Today is day 2 of our Days of December Sale here at DesignerDigitals. The sale runs from now through 6am EST on December 25th.

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We have 20 new items this week as well. Those items are marked down 20%, all through 6am EST on Wednesday.

We have a new batch of 400 random items 40% off as well as a new 99c item. Today’s items will be at that price until 6am EST on Sunday, December 4th.

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Instant Glitz in Photoshop and PSE [Video]

This week’s Adobe Photoshop or Elements tip of the week is now available on video. This weeks tip is on Instant Glitz in Photoshop and PSE.

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Days of December Sale Now at DesignerDigitals

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Today starts our annual Days of December Sale here at DesignerDigitals. Every day throughout December we will have 400 random items marked down 40% and a new 99c item! Today’s items will be at that price until 6am EST on Saturday, December 3rd. The sale runs from now through 6am EST on December 25th.

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Saturday Scraplift Challenge: Blocked!

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Saturday Scraplift Challenge. If you’re like me, after a week of heading to the office, getting the kiddos off to school, running errands and a whole host of other things that make up your week, you reach the weekend and are ready for some time to yourself, you’ve come to the right place! Before I continue with this week’s challenge, I hope those of you who have been celebrating Thanksgiving this week have enjoyed the festivities – I’m so looking forward to seeing the gallery fill with your amazing Thanksgiving stories!

I love it when a challenge leads to another challenge. Sharon (shannamay) created this masterpiece entitled Blessings for the recent Wayback Wednesday challenge and since I spotted it in the gallery, I’ve been wanting to lift it! I simply love the design of this, the repetition of the postage frame blocks and the slide frame that focuses the eye on the sweet photo. A few carefully selected elements to add interest and depth to the page, a little journaling and perfect title work make for a stunning page!

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Esther (esther_a) was inspired by Sharon’s page to document her husband’s (and her old) volleyball team’s grand final win! The clean stitched blocks and primary colours that Esther has used on her page make for a clean and classic look and allow the energy of the page to come to the fore.  The cleverly placed arrows do a terrific job of drawing attention to the emotion in the photo’s – a fabulous page to document a special!

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Esther used the following products: Bump Set Spike Brushes and StampsFlair Mini Sports, Happy Christmas Solids Paper Pack, Happy Christmas Paper Pack, Happy Christmas Element PackKitlet Scrapbooking Mini-Kit No. 04Pocket Pages No. 02 Stitched Grids ONLYSpring Walk Element Pack, iTunesOCT16-1 freebie – Katie Pertiet

Debi (beehive50) found Sharon’s page a great starting block for her lift and chose to use these cool free hand squares as her base to document a special photo that her daughter, Shannon, sent her of the first negatives from her black and white photography class. Debi has extracted a couple of the solid blocks from the stamp set which balances the design and made one of the frames into a sticker. The monotone look fits perfectly with the story here, so neatly journaled, and the page is finished off with Debi’s signature touch, a delightful mini flair. Wonderful!

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Here is a list of Debi’s supplies: Happy Christmas Solids Paper PackCooked Digital StampsMasking Words No. 01Flair Minis No. 04 – Katie Pertiet

My aim for my lift was to keep it as light and clean and simple as possible… but the more I worked on the page, the more I was inspired by the opportunity to add pretty little details. I also added a little more journaling to tell my story – the one about the girl I will be hugging tightly in just under two weeks time when we visit her and the family for Christmas!

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My supply list: Fresh Vintage: Asha Solids Paper PackFresh Vintage: Asha Element PackFresh Vintage: Asha Washi ClustersFine Line Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 01Quinn Blendable LayersStar Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01Seize the Moment Brushes and StampsArrowed Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 01Cardstock Tabs No. 02Slide Frames No. 04Watery Wings and Branches Sentiment Pack No. 01Candid Element PackDeer Lodge Scrapbooking Mini KitKitlet Scrapbooking Mini-Kit No. 07 – Katie Pertiet; Solna Kit – Maplebrook Studios

I do hope you’ll be inspired to take a little ‘you’ time some time soon and lift Sharon’s gorgeous page. Don’t forget to post it in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and if you use all DD supplies, remember to post your page in the November Challenge Participation Thread, you still have a few days to build up your coupon code!

Be careful out there and happy scrapping! Bye bye!

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Black Friday Deals and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

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To celebrate Black Friday, we have ALL Brushes and Stamps now marked down 30%! AND if you use the coupon code BF20 you can take an additional 20% off ANY Item in the store! These items and coupon code will at that price through 6am EST on Wednesday.

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We have 27 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through 6am EST on Wednesday.

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Itunes Inspiration November

In order to brighten what is a very sudden onset of grey rainy winter days here in the Uk, I found cheery bright red starting point. Its a pretty good song, and its a pretty quirky inspiration starting point too!

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Katie has bundled together a very handy freebie kit, – do download it just here.

The creative team have made these pages to share –

Sharon – aka Shannamay,  has the most adorable face featuring on her page!

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Love the fact she’s got the large face featuring, the black/white text and solid colour background.

Chrissy – aka Kikimamma, has also got the cutest face on her page!

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My page –

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This is my current favourite face 😉 It was going to be a black and white face with a red background…. but in the end the reddy colour of Puzzle Pony won over, and the background became the ‘white’ instead.

 

I hope we have given you food for thought and that you are keen to have a go at a page for our iTunes Gallery.

until next month!

 

 

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