Journal Keepers Templates and Template Tuesday at DesignerDigitals


It’s Template Tuesday where 250 random templates are now marked down 40%. The specials run from now through 6am EST on Wednesday so don’t miss out!


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All Heart Challenge – are you feeling the love?

Good morning everyone! February is the month of love, right? And what better time than now to have an ‘All Heart’ challenge and an optional freebie, kindly provided by Katie! I was keen to take this challenge a little further than the traditional red, pink, black and white colour combinations that automatically spring to my mind when I think of love, affection and Valentine’s Day and I wanted it to be all encompassing in the sense that ‘all heart’ doesn’t necessarily have to be ‘human’. So I shared this quote with a couple of members of the Creative Team…

As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen…”             ~ A.A. Milne. Winnie the Pooh

and take a look at what Kathie and Carol created!

Now Kathie (kathie02) is a girl after my own heart! She’s in love with her camera and I can totally see why! Just look at that lens ladies! Kathie’s page is beautifully structured, I like the elongated photo, highlighting the camera and lens in all it’s glory and the film strips top and bottom showcasing some of Kathie’s awesome images are the perfect compliment. The subtle brush work and shadowing on the backdrop also add interest and I like that Kathie used the quote as her title which is positioned beautifully on the photo. I love where this challenge took you Kathie!

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Kathie used the following products: Beloved Scrapbooking CollectionArtsy Painted Sketches Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 01Twisted Strips No. 01Chalkboard Cameras Brushes and Stamps No. 01Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02Defining Words Brushes and Stamps No. 03In Stitches: Circles No. 02 and Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 03 – all Katie Pertiet

The nature of this challenge and the quote were perfect for Carol (carollee) to document the most adorable photo’s of her stepdaughter with her first baby. Just look at this little one… he’s only got eyes for his Mom! The layering here is just so neat, I love the scripted base and the beautiful brush work and delicate elements give the page a lovely soft and calming look. Carol also used the quote on her page and I love that she chose to use part of it as the title. A really classic and timeless page Carol!

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Carol’s supply list: Modern Vintage Simplicity Paper Pack No. 1, Modern Vintage Simplicity Paper Strips No. 1 and Painted Patterns Diamonds No. 1 – all coming to the store soon, Vintage Journal Spots No. 03Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 05Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 01Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01 and Baby Blush Scrapbooking Kit – all Katie Pertiet

As I was considering my page for this challenge and wondering which tack I was going to take, Jodie posted a picture from Christmas that she found on her camera yesterday. Oh. my. word. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this photo or how much it took my breath away when I saw it. No, the focus isn’t perfect. Yes, it’s a little blurred. But goodness, if this photo doesn’t spell out the extent of the love between Charlie and his Oupa… I don’t know what does! I also love that I’ve got over the need for ‘perfect’ photo’s. If a not so great photo tells the story, do I scrap it? You betcha! I didn’t so much as focus (excuse the pun!) on the quote, although I confess it’s exactly what I’ve felt since this child entered our lives, but I used the title of this challenge as my page title. I decided to keep things simple merely because the photo, and what it portrays, deserves to shine.


Here’s what I used: Modern Vintages Simplicity Paper Pack No. 1 and Modern Vintages Simplicity Paper Strips No. 1 – both coming to the store soon, Thin Classic Photo Frames No. 04Clusters of Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01Heart Pointers Brushes and Stamps No. 01 and Challenge Freebie (recoloured) – all Katie Pertiet

The store is well stocked with everything you need to create your own ‘All Heart’ page and there’s also the freebie which you may choose to use but it’s not necessary, so don’t hang back! Post your page in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery and remember, if you use all DD products on your page it will qualify for the rewards program so don’t forget to add your link to the February Challenge Participation thread in the challenge forum so you can earn a great coupon code!

I can’t wait to see where the challenge takes you… and have a great week!

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Saturday Scraplift: Love is in the air!

Hello! I am breaking the normal “rules” for SSL this week and we are going to lift our fearless leader Katie Pertiet! With Valentine’s day right around the corner here in the US, I just had to pick one of her recent pages about her daughter and her wedding. What’s more romantic than marrying a soldier? So without further ado, here’s this week’s inspiration:

KPertiet_ForeverandaDayPREVI love the soft colors, the photo from the back and everyone was excited to see her use the cardboard edge which is an older product that worked perfectly to ground the page.

My helper’s this week did a beautiful job not only being inspired by the design, but also being inspired by the theme of love. First up is Mollie (readstoomuch) who featured her granddaughter’s darling artwork:

callie_s_pig_feb_2016ARTpack Overlays No. 01, Artsy Charcoal Layers No. 02, Beloved Solids Paper Pack, Chalkboard Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Color Muse: Keen Value Pack, Krafty Christmas Paper Pack, Naturally Krafty No. 05 Paper Pack, Out of a Box Overlays, Pencil Line Penmanship Alphabet (used this for the pigs tail . . . I could not extract it), Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01

Up next is Sam (sam ellis) who also featured a darling granddaughter in her page. As her style leans towards the clean and graphic, her inspiration is still obvious but has a nice crispness to it. And how adorable is that face?

love_actually_ssl_Page Words Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01,Clusters of Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Readymade Tall Strips: Love No. 01,Beloved Scrapbook Kit, Layer Works No. 634

And finally, I (wendymck) also made a page. I am always literal in my lifts. My son was home for a little more than 24 hours to see his sister’s play and I managed a quick photo after the show. I think they are pretty cute. I enjoyed using a little pink. None of my girls like pink. :)

SSL little women always in my heartBeloved Scrapbooking Collection, Canvas Book Paper Pack No. 01, Out of a Box Element Pack, Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Collageables No. 02, Vintage Photo Frames No. 09 Curled and Flat

Hope you are inspired to scrap something or someone you love this week! Be sure to post your page in the CT Spotlight Scraplift Gallery, and remember to get in on the February rewards by posting in the February 2016 Challenge Thread. Happy scrapping and happy Valentine’s day!

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DesignerDigitals Featured Page of the Week, February 6, 2016

Adore this page by Kim! Not only does it showcase her precious photo perfectly but it’s also an awesome use of patterned paper! So fun and playful!

Love You Forever


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In a Heart Template at DesignerDigitals

Hello February! Hello Love! February is here, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and our shelves are stocked with 29 new releases! This includes one priced at just 99c and the rest 20% off, all until Midnight EST on Tuesday.

And here is the NEW $ 99 cent item priced this way until Midnight EST Tuesday ONLY! In a Heart Layered Template No. 04


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How to Create Dimension by Warping Drop Shadows 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 How to Create Dimension by Warping Drop Shadows in Photoshop and PSE.

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My Vintage Valentine Elements and Thrifty Thursday at DesignerDigitals


It’s time for Thrifty Thursday here at DesignerDigitals. We will have one item PER DESIGNER marked down to $ 99 cents! Plus 1077 other items marked down 50%. These specials only last until 6am EST on Friday morning so don’t miss out.


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Template Mash-Up: Sweet Love

It’s February 2nd, and by now you have heard the the Groundhog did not see his shadow! That means Spring is already on it’s way!! But first, we celebrate LOVE! This Mash-up challenge uses two LOVELY templates to showcase any special love! There are SO many templates in the Designer Digitals store that focus on LOVE! Let’s face it most times, we are scrapping about things and people we LOVE!! Our kids, our pets, our family, our friends, the list goes on and on!  This time I chose the following templates for mashing Layer Works No. 283 & Katie’s Captured My Heart Layered Template

These templates can be used as a simple classic graphic design or a layered up design. I chose to keep the red color scheme of the graphic template and the layers of the Layer Works. It was a fun combination!


I used the following products along with the templates: Scarlet Paper Pack, Readymade Borders Love

I hope you will join us and Mash along! Remember to post your pages to the Template Challenge Gallery and post your link in the February Participation thread for credit in the new reward system. Check out this post for info on the updated rewards system!! Happy Scrappin’!!

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Clustering Memories Templates and Template Tuesday at DesignerDigitals


It’s Template Tuesday where 250 random templates are now marked down 40%. The specials run from now through 6am EST on Wednesday so don’t miss out!


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DesignerDigitals Featured Page of the Week, January 20, 2016

The Featured Page this week is an adorable page by Kayleigh! I love how she anchored her title with photos on either side and the layering of elements and brushwork really showcase the photos! Well done Kayleigh!

Happy Hearts


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