ARTpack Wings Brushes and Quarterly Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 5 of our 2nd quarter sale at DesignerDigitals. Every regular item is now marked down 40%. The sale runs from now through Friday Morning, May 22 at 6am EST.

We have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Tuesday, then 40% off for the rest of the sale.

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: ARTpack Wings Brushes, Stamps and Layered Files No. 01

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Readymade Clusters Outdoors and Quarterly Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 4 of our 2nd quarter sale at DesignerDigitals. Every regular item is now marked down 40%. The sale runs from now through Friday Morning, May 22 at 6am EST.

We have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Sunday, then 40% off for the rest of the sale. We also have 11 other new items now marked down 40% through the rest of the sale.

We will be having chats with freebies today (Saturday). Check the calendar and set reminders for your favorites so as to not miss out!

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Readymade Clusters: Outdoors

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Saturday Scraplift: Big Sky Blue

I love a multi-frame page, especially when there’s a photo spanning those frames, so I was drawn to this page by Carmel (Caapmun), the neutral background really lets the blue of the sky pop!caapmun Big_Sky_View_blog

Esther and Lizzie were inspired to create lifts from Carmel’s page, I love how they turned out!

Esther chose a musical theme for her story of a well-loved guitar, the series of photos looks great, so much energy I can almost imagine the tune! Love her choice of elements to pick up the colours in the photos too.esther ssl_blog

Esther used Blendable Layers Base Pack No4; Great Escape Element PackAll That Sass Layered TemplateMessy ARTblends No. 01Musical Blends No. 01Musically Quoted Brushes and Stamps No. 02Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 21.

Lizzie was inspired by the twists and brushwork in Carmel’s page, and chose this fabulous photo of strawberries. I love the vibrant reds and greens, the whole page looks so fresh!Lizzie ssl_blog

Lizzie used Krafted Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 02Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02Twisted Dots No. 01Coffee Stains Brushes and Stamps No. 01Antibes Element PackMy Vintage Valentine Element PackEnchanted Easter Element PackBrierley Element PackFall Fun Mini KitCully Element PackWood Veneer Words No. 10Parisian Date Stamps.

I hope this has inspired you to scrap either a large photo across frames, or a series of photos tightly cropped like Esther! Post your pages in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. Remember that challenge pages using 100% Designer Digitals products are eligible for our rewards program, check out the Reward thread for May. I’m looking forward to seeing your pages!

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ARTpack Botanicals Brushes and Quarterly Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 2 of our 2nd quarter sale at DesignerDigitals. Every regular item is now marked down 40%. The sale runs from now through next Friday Morning, May 22 at 6am EST.

We have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Sunday, then 40% off for the rest of the sale.

We will be having chats with freebies on Saturday. Check the calendar and set reminders for your favorites so as to not miss out!

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: ARTpack Botanicals Brushes, Stamps and Layered Files No. 04

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Quarterly Sale and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

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It’s now time for our 2nd quarter sale at DesignerDigitals. Every regular item is now marked down 40%. The sale runs from now through next Friday Morning, May 22 at 6am EST.

We also have 21 new items also marked down 40% and a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Saturday, then 40% off for the rest of the sale.

We will be having chats with freebies on Saturday. Check the calendar and set reminders for your favorites so as to not miss out!

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Round Vintage Photo Frame Stacks No. 01

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Opening Doors with a NEW Art Journal Challenge

Ready to get out the artist in you?

This month’s ART Journal challenge is all about doors. A door and a door-post signify communication and conjunction. They signify a flow of energy. And doors are gateways too. Gateways to new adventures, new beginnings, new challenges and more.

What is a door to you? Do you have a story about a new chapter in your life to tell?
Use this free download [available thru the month of May] and bring out the artist in you to create an art journal page.

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The team has provided you some wonderful inspiration to get you started!
First is this page by Jana!
Love all the brushwork she’s added and how her photo expands beyond the frames!

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And this wonderfully thought provoking page by Kelly!
I love how she used the brush over her photo of the door. And the symbology with the open door, her quote and fresh growth with the botanical stems is so inviting.

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I’m looking forward to seeing your artistic adventures!

Please post your pages in the Art Journal Challenge Gallery. Also remember you can join in with the reward scheme by using all Designer Digitals products, and posting in the rewards challenge thread for May and earn shopping discounts!

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The Story Scrapbook Challenge

May is the month for Mothers and so this month I want you to tell us a story about mothers.    My mind was running rampant with this one as there’s so many ways to tell this story, for those of us who are mums (or moms!!) and those who are not.

So for those who are mothers, what’s it like for you to be a mother, or a stepmother, or a special person in a child’s life, maybe you are a favourite aunt, a stand in female adult figure, a godmother perhaps.    Is there a moment that stands out when you realized just how important your role is – first day home from hospital – the day you held your child crying in your arms – the first time you heard your name uttered “mom” – the first time you felt the love or the frustration or the helplessness.

Maybe you would like to tell the story of your own mother, how she has shaped you, the lessons you have learnt from her, the moments you have shared.

Has there been tragedy, does the thought of the subject bring a tear to your eye and an ache to your heart.  Has there been turmoil, not everyone gets on with their mothers, sometimes we are way too much alike.

Are you a grandmother, how has moving to that role been for you.   Are you the mother of furbabies, yes they are our family too.   This is your story to tell whichever way you want to tell it.

I have loved the pages the creative team have made for this challenge.

Sam, oh Sam.  Her mother taken too soon.  Sam has penned a poem with her eloquent words about a beautiful woman and her wish to have known her.

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Supplies used by Sam:  My Reason Why Brushes and Stamps,  Like This Scrapbooking Kit,  Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 07,  Vintage Photo Frames No. 30,  Messed Up Overlays No. 04,  Blendable Layers No. 29.

Liz has created a beautiful then and now page and oh how true, no matter how old they get a mother will always worry about them.

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Supplies used by Liz:  Two Sides Layered Template No. 02,  Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 22,  Loosely Labeled No. 10,  Stay Here Mini Kit,  Terra Botanica Add-on Paper Pack,  Twisted Dots No. 01,  Doily Edgers No. 02,  Abisko Scrapbook Kit,  Antibes Scrapbooking Kit,  Mothers Love Word Art MegaPak Brushes,  Readymade Borders: Everyday No. 01.

As for my page, I tell the story of a time in our lives that has been rather difficult and the change nature of our relationships which my poor mum has borne the brunt of.

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Supplies I have used:  Toothy Seaside Paper Pack,  Twisted Dots No. 01,  Black, Creme and Red Kit,  Flair Minis No. 03.

The team at DD have generously provided a freebie to help you on your way, the link is good for the entire month of May.  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 May Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.  Everyone’s a winner!

 

 

 

 

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DesignerDigitals Hot Page of the Week, May 9, 2015

I adore this page and this photo by Kelly [aka mugsbigsis]! The depth of field and coloring on her photo draw your eye right in and the minimal accents with white space really showcase her subject. well done!

Two Birds and a Spoon

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Saturday Scraplift: Put the leaves on the side

One of the things I love about the Designer Digitals ideas gallery is that you can see layouts about all sorts of things – from kids, to family reunions, to pets .. and even birds

Like this amazing crane in this lovely layout by Julie (MaggieMae):

Sarus-CraneI love the soft natural colors she chose for her page, and how the flowers and tag at the side hint at more off the page. And I especially like the use of the leaves, one of my favorite elements.

I was inspired by Julie to scrap photos from a very quick and very rushed trip we made across the Tasman Sea to Australia recently to visit my mother-in-law for her birthday.

satscrap-melbourne-1Credits: Among the Gumtrees mini-kit, Mai mini-kit,  Tate kit by Lynn Grieveson, ARTOptions Neutrals Paper Pack No.01 and Messy ARTBlends No.01 by Katie Pertiet.

Merrilee created a wonderful pretty page taking inspiration from the photo placement and the design interest on both sides of the page:

calmafterstorm700-merrCredits: ARToptions Neutrals Paper Pack No.01 by Katie Pertiet, Santa Cruz mini-kit, St Malo Kit, Kibblewick Kit and Scrap Express 178 by Lynn Grieveson.

And Debi used some wonderful detailing (including those leaves on the side!) to scrap this happy page:

Debi-scb-katie-chanelleCredits: Coco kit by Lynn Grieveson, Gesso No.03 and No.04, Page Blends No.06, Watery Greetings, Watery Typecast Sentiments and Washi Tapes Grays No.02 by Katie Pertiet.

I hope you’ll be inspired to join us in lifting Julie’s delightful page, and posting your layout to challenge gallery. We always love to see the many different interpretations in the gallery!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stamped Badges You Brushes and Stamps at DesignerDigitals

Happy Friday Everyone! Ready for the weekend! We have 22 new products to inspire you to scrapbook your photos! This includes one priced at just $ 99 cents 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! Stamped Badges You Brushes and Stamps

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