Blendable Layers and Thrifty Thursday at DesignerDigitals


It’s time for Thrifty Thursday here at DesignerDigitals. We have 1054 items marked down 50% + 6 items from the designers priced at 99c! These specials only last until 6am EST on Friday morning so don’t miss out.


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A Great Mix for Back To School-A Challenge!

It’s that wonderful Back to School time of year for many of us! It’s a really different experience than in the past for this retired teacher, but I am enjoying scrapping all of my grandchildren’s back to school photos now. Katie has loads of wonderful Back To School products in the Designer Digitals store, but I chose to mix it up this month and choose a Curated Studio Mix that gives us some wonderful items from many different kits. For this month’s Wayback Wednesday Challenge, we will be using Curated Studio Mix 13–and it will be on sale starting tomorrow!


I am a bit behind in my back to school scrapping. I just got a new picture of these two from this year and I am just scrapping last year’s photo! I found some great elements to use for this page in the Curated Studio Mix 13-background paper, frame, title and lots of embellishments.

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If you enjoy using this kit as much as I did, please add your page to the Scrapbook Challenges gallery for everyone to enjoy. Also, don’t forget to add your page to the August Participation Sign-in Forum to earn a valuable coupon to the DD store! Happy scrapping!



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iTunes inspiration Challenge

August’s challenge is here already! I never have enough hours in the day during the summer and I confess I am waiting for the slightly slower pace of autumn. Then I can catch up with my personal scrapbooking. Awful lot of summer pictures waiting!

If you’d like a challenge to summon up some mojo, and to push you outside your usual comfort zone, then how about joining in with this challenge?

Simply take our starting point – this month it is a very cool album (and absolutely nothing like my usual scrap booking style!)- and see where the inspiration leads you!



To help you along the way there is a fab freebie from Katie, that you may or may not use on your page.  You can pick that up on this link here.

Showing how diverse this challenge can be, take a look at two pages from the Creative Team.

Shannamay has a beautiful relaxing page to share. A deep breath on a page!



And my own page is here. Both of us taking the ‘picture within a picture’ idea and running in different ways with it.


Different pages, different style but I had to smile when I saw how similar our colour choices and both with leaves too!

Really cant wait to see the iTunes gallery full of these pages, I just know you are going to create a pile of beautiful layouts!  You can upload them to our own iTunes Gallery right here.


Looking forward to next month, see you then.

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Saturday Scraplift: Using Text as Art

I have a long-standing love affair with letters, words, fonts, and alphabets, so I was instantly attracted to Kacy’s (Crafty Kacy) clever page Things We Learn from Dogs. I love the way she mixed word art, word strips, and elements to journal in such an inventive way. My fellow Creative Team members and I were eager to take inspiration from Kacy’s page.

Kacy’s page:


Merr (digigrandma) used a sentiment she found on a card as her primary journaling, and she located part of it right on her photo, a technique that always appeals to me. She extended her journaling and her color scheme with a series of word art elements that help to frame the cute photo of her grandsons. What a great salute to little boys and summer!


Credits: Cardstock Alphabet: Whimsy Chocolate; Basic Chipboard Alphabet: Blue; Chevron Stamped Alphabet; Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05; Krafty Canvas Paper Pack No. 01; Abisko Washi Tapes; Handdrawn Corners Brushes and Stamps No. 01; DoodleDo Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Krafty Guys Element Pack; Wood Veneer Geometrics; DoubleD Doodles: Summer; Capped

Liz (lizziet5) also used an adorable black and white photo of her two grandsons on a mostly monochromatic page with pops of turquoise and gold. I love how she centered the photo between two text blocks on a band at the top of the page, leaving room for a big title and journaling beneath. It’s always a blessing when siblings get along with one another.

Big_Buddies_700Credits:  I Do Solids Paper Pack; Mon Petit Ballon Bleu Solids Paper Pack; Thin Classic Photo Frames No. 04; Twisted Dots No. 01; Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Patterning Palettes Element Pack No. 01; Fine Lines Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 11; Which Way Words Brushes and Stamps No. 07; Cut Ups: Sportsmanship; Cut Ups: Winter No. 02; Cut Ups: Wedding No. 02; Cut Ups: Everyday No. 03 (recolored); Handdrawn Mix See the Good Brushes and Stamps; Stay Right Here Brushes and Stamps; Bold and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 10; Arrowed Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Brotherly Love Brushes and Stamps; Pebbled Universal No. 02; Flair Minis No. 04; Typesets: All Boy No. 01 Brushes and Stamps; Clean Framed Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Birthday No. 01 Brushes and Stamps (altered); Typesets: Beach Life Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Hello Holidays No. 01 Brushes and Stamps; Belina Solids Paper Pack; Page Words Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01

There must have been a grandson vibe across the globe this week because I, too, used a picture of my grandson and his Pap Pap from grandparents’ day a couple of years ago. I had a lot of fun looking through Katie’s great school kits for words, word art, and elements for my subway art. It’s hard to beat those primary colors.

grandparentsdayCredits: School Rules Solids Paper Pack;  Edge Overlays No. 10; Torn Templates No. 01; Torn Templates No. 02; School Rules Add-on Paper Pack; Book Bag Days Back-to-School Scrapbooking Element Pack; School Rules Element Pack; Fastener Basics No. 01; School Mates Element Pack; Alandia Noel Collection; Quirky Words: School Brushes and Stamps No. 02; School Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Oh Yeah Brushes and Stamps; School Days Brushes and Stamps; Tightly Kerned Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Crayon Words: School Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02; Clear Thru Alphabet No. 02; Readymade Borders: School No. 01; Readymade Tall Strips: School No. 01

Kacy’s page is such a fun piece of inspiration; I know you’re going to have a blast lifting it whether or not you have a grandson. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the August Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!


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Layer Works Template and New Releases at DesignerDigitals


We have 22 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through Midnight EST on Tuesday.


And to celebrate 700 Layer Works templates, we have all the Layer Works templates now marked 40% off. This excludes this week’s templates where are marked down 20%. These items will be at that price until 6am EST on Wednesday morning, than back to regular price.


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Bessette Elements and Thrifty Thursday at DesignerDigitals


It’s time for Thrifty Thursday here at DesignerDigitals. We have 1038 items marked down 50% + 6 items from the designers priced at 99c! These specials only last until 6am EST on Friday morning so don’t miss out.


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Blendability Scrap Pack 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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The Story Scrapbook Challenge

So with a nod to the Olympics the story scrapbook challenge this month is about sports.

There’s lots of ways to attack this challenge.  Do you love your sports?  Are you a passionate fan?  Are you glued to watching the Olympics on TV?   Do you have a sporting idol or team?  Do you have season tickets and deck yourself out in team colours?  Do you trudge down to the local underage football or basketball or [[insert sport of choice here!!]] and watch your children or volunteer as umpire (or should I say referee?).

Do you plod along at your own pace?  Are you the bench warmer or the orange boy/girl?  Have you won a sporting trophy or medal or prize?   Were you a cheerleader?

Or are you in the opposite camp, sports schmorts, do you even realise the Olympics are on?   Does the superbowl make you say meh!  Did you do anything you could to get out of sports when you were at school?  What stories did you tell?

This is going to be fun.

Linda (earlofoxford) has created the most wonderful page about her beloved Seminoles team.  She has worked through many years in her journalling as to how she loathed sport to now becoming their number 1 fan!  Linda is a great story teller and she’s really worked through how her mindset changed over the years.


Supplies used by Linda:    Apple Cider Mini Kit,  School Rules Solids Paper Pack,  Botanical Glam Paper Pack,  Conifere Paper Pack,  Little Princess Element Pack,  Golden Basics Paper Pack No. 01,  Party Time Element Pack,  Littlest Farmer Solids Paper Pack,  Isn’t She Lovely Paper Pack,  Track Star Brushes and Stamps,  Book Bag Days Back-to-School Scrapbook Element Pack,  Drop Shadow Styles No. 02,  Manchester Solids Paper Pack,  Jelly Alphabet No. 37,  Layer Works No. 695.

And I have been plodding along on my Project Running this year and it was timely I was doing a page where hubby and I were at a local event together.  I am so enjoying him also getting hold of this running bug that has firmly got me in its grasp.


Supplies I have used:  Notebook Paper Pack No. 07,  Bunny Slope: Blue Add-ons Paper Pack,  Flair Minis No. 01,  Make Your Own Postmarks Pack,  Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 05,  Taped Photo Masks No.01,  Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01,
Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02,  Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Striped No. 01,  Pinned: Enamel Stars No. 01,  Chipboard Alphabet: White,  Curled Journal Spots No. 01

The team at DD have generously provided a freebie to help you on your way, the link is good for the entire month of August.  I hope the goodies inspire you.   I am really looking forward to reading your stories.

Post your pages in the Scrapbook Challenge Gallery and don’t forget when you use ALL DD product on your challenge page you should post a link of your page in the August Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.  Everyone’s a winner!

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Saturday Scraplift: Natural Beauty

Good morning everyone! I know, it’s barely morning for me as well, but as long as I can get this posted in 30 minutes it’s all good. 🙂 Things have been a bit crazy around here as we get ready to go back to school next week. I have 3 kids in 3 schools (college, high school and middle school) and each one needs their own things and one needs us to haul furniture. It’s going to be a hectic week! So, to try and put a bit of calm into my weekend, I picked this lovely natural page by the amazing Joanne (jcaruth910). I hope it brings you a little peace as well. I was drawn to the ferns first, then the colors, the angle papers…it all just works.

Ferns_uploadMy assistant this week is the always amazing Mollie (readstoomuch) who also went with a natural theme albeit not quite as peaceful. I just love how this storm explodes out of the spill frame. Such a dramatic look. The little hints of red to mimic the taillights are also very clever.

2016_08_07_rain_rain_go_awayArtsy Spots Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 03,Charted Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Cloudy Skies Brushes and Stamps,  Spill Frame Layers No. 04, Spill Frame Layers No. 07 (I used only the clipping mask from this),Textured Cardstock: Golden Rose Paper Pack, Textured Cardstock: Neutra Paper Pack

And I went back to our awesome family vacation for a canyon photo. This was one of our favorite hikes of the entire trip. Hiking in a river is not for the faint of heart, but we all loved it and the views were amazing.

sat scrap - all good things are wild and freeGreat Escape Scrapbook Kit,  Great Escape Sentiment Stamps,  Blendable Layers No. 22,
Spill Frame Layers No. 07

Hope you are inspired to scrap a little natural beauty this week. Thanks Mollie for playing along!

Be sure to post your layouts in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery.

Please also join in the rewards program! To earn money off products, just use 100% Designer Digitals products and share your pages in the August Rewards Participation Thread. Happy scrapping!

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Torn Classic White Photo Frames and New Releases at DesignerDigitals


We have 24 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through Midnight EST on Tuesday.


We also have almost 300 travel items now marked down 40%. These items will be at that price until 6am EST on Wednesday.


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