Harvest of Memories Sale at DesignerDigitals

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Today starts our Harvest of Memories Fall Sale here at DesignerDigitals. Almost 4,000 fall related items are now 40% off! AND we will have a new mini-kit ever day priced at just $ 99 cents! Today’s min-kit is priced that way until 6am EST on Sunday morning, then 20% off during the rest of the sale.

We also have 25 new items priced at 20% off. Those items will be at that price until Midnight on Tuesday.

And here is the NEW $ 99 cent item priced this way until 6am EST Sunday ONLY! Apple Cider Mini Kit

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Page Makeover Challenge: Resized

Welcome to the Makeover Challenge for October! I’ve been trying to do a summary page each month to add into my yearly album. One reason for starting this project was so that I could use the pages for my yearly family calendar. The problem is that my albums are 12×12 and the calendar topper is 11.5×8 which means that I always have to resize them.

For the Makeover Challenge, I chose to do my January calendar topper which meant taking two January summary pages and combining them into one page at a smaller size. These are the original pages:

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Here is the Calendar topper makeover:

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This month Debi (beehive50) shared that she often resizes for her kids’ albums and I love the page that she came up with for this challenge about Dorm Life for her daughter that she took from a 12×12 to an 8.5×11. Debi also gives some tips on her process to keep in mind when resizing!

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I hope that you will join in and try resizing a page. Be creative! Resize a page in your DD gallery to make a card. Or an album cover! For those of you who wish to do a monthly calendar, be sure to grab the calendar bottom freebie that Katie has offered! I look forward to seeing your inspired makeover pages in the Challenge Gallery. If you use all DD products on your page it will be eligible for the rewards program. Don’t forget to add your link to the October Participation Challenge thread in the forum!

 

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William 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! That’s 7 special price items + 1026 other items marked down 50%. These specials only last until 6am EST on Friday morning so don’t miss out.

Here are this weeks featured $ 99 cent items:

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William Element Pack

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Little Bit Of Messy Photo Brushes and Stamps

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Cathy Zielske’s Layered Template No. 082

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Pavement Paper Pack

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Just Linens Paper Pack No. 17

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Layer Works No. 249

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Kohi Paper Pack

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Template Mash Up Scrapbook Challenge: Apple of my Eye

I’m thrilled to be bringing you a new template mash up scrapbook challenge for your mid week inspiration! Today we’ll be working with Cathy Zielske’s clean lines Cathy Zielske’s Layered Template No. 133 AND Kayleigh Wiles exceptional clustering to create a unique, perhaps autumnal seasonal layout Layer Works No. 484.

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Our creative team was up to the challenge of mashing these two distinct styles. They delivered three gorgeous layouts, each with the signature style of the scrapper built in as well. Check out this inspiration!

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I love the bold autumnal colors and pattern that Trace has included on her page. She rotated the strip of rectangular design elements from vertical to horizontal and used those spaces for elements and color blocks. And of course, the photo clearly shows us why this title applies in its slightly altered state! Sweet Lincoln and Poppy take center stage.

In addition to the two featured templates, Trace made use of these DD supplies: Hello Autumn Complete Scrapbooking Collection, Jingle Scrapbook Kit, Readymade Borders Fall No. 02.

 

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Sharon used the pretty autumn clusters and anchoring vertical strip to create a soft, sweet page celebrating her granddaughter’s birthday. That photo just melts my heart! Sharon included these products in her design: Apple Cider, Metsa Painted Accents, Blendable Layers No. 7, Readymade Layers Fall Cards, Drawn Chevrons Harvest, Metsa Add On Paper Pack, Printed and Scripted Greetings, Metsa Element Pack.

 

 

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Mollie’s layouts always enchant me. I love her creative repetition of the vertical strip to create a window pane type of effect for a single photo enlargement. Mollie is a master storyteller, and her use of photo treatment contributes to the mood of the story she tells. Her simple accents from our layer works template are just perfect. In addition, she used: Textured Cardstock: Cape, Textured Cardstock: Citrus Berry, and Watery Fall Pencil Lines No. 02.

I hope that you will consider taking up the challenge to ‘mash’ these two templates to your liking! You can use any additional supplies you’d like…and if they’re all DD supplies, your layout will be eligible for credit in our rewards program! Post your layouts in the Template Challenge Gallery so that we can all share in the inspiration.

Don’t forget that our featured templates will be ON SALE during our Thrifty Thursday promotion this week–so if you don’t already own these versatile products, you can pick them up at a great price tomorrow.

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Scrap This! Hello October!

Welcome to this month’s Scrap This! challenge with me, Liz (lizziet5). This month’s theme is Fall/Autumn/Halloween – who’d have guessed?! Beautiful, rich colours abound in many parts of the world at this time of year and it gives me great pleasure to share this month’s challenge photo’s from Linda (earlofoxford) and Lynn (grandma lynnie) with you. In addition to their beautiful Autumnal pictures, I’ve also added one into the mix.

First up is the photo from Lynn:

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The following two photo’s have been provided by Linda:

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And here’s my photo:

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Linda was inspired to use Lynn’s photo of the colourful trees against the blue sky backdrop to document a glorious Autumn day and her wish for more crisp, Fall days. I love the rustic look of Linda’s page with the textured backdrop and the colour of the gorgeous Autumn leaves that she’s carried through to her title and her journaling. Fabulous blending of the photo and I hope you get your wish Linda!

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Linda used the following products on her page: Challenge Freebie, Trickery Solids Paper Pack, Scribbled Overlays No. 02, Plastic Alphabet: Orange, From My Bookshelf Paper Pieces: Fall No. 01, Little Bits Alphabet: Chocolate, Wood Veneer Words No. 12, Drop Shadow Styles No. 02 – Katie Pertiet; Fifty States Brushes and Stamps MegaPak, Essential Words Hand Drawn Vol. 02 – Ali Edwards.

Continuing with a rustic look, Linda’s picture of sunkissed Fall leaves and bare branches inspired Agnieszka (Arte Banale) to create a woodland scene. The photo, cleverly spanning the three frames of the film strip, is complimented by Agnieszka’s choice of backdrop and the spiders web. I can hear the leaves crunching underfoot with this page, Agnieszka!

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Here are the products that Agnieszka used: Challenge Freebie, Dirty Linens Autumn Paper Pack, Hello Autumn Word Art Brushes and Stamps, Sprayed Filmstrips Brushes and Stamps, Ledger Paper Pieces Leaves No. 04, Scribbled and Scripted Leaves Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Spider Webs Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Layered Bookshelf Overlays No. 01, Yesterday Alphabet No. 02 – all Katie Pertiet.

I decided to take advantage of Linda’s lovely picture of the pumpkins and give it pride of place on my page. I added the leaves and vintage clipping from Katie’s freebie behind the readymade border, included some seasonal patterned paper and finished off with my title.

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The products I used are: Challenge Freebie, Hello Autumn Paper Pack, Trickery Add-On Paper Pack, Dirty Linens Autumn Paper Pack, Title Lines Shadowed Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 18 – Katie Pertiet; Readymade Borders: Fall No. 02 – Studio Double-D; Ali Edwards Layered Template No. 25 – Ali Edwards.

This is the link to download the photo’s and Katie’s freebie for this months’ Scrap This! challenge. I hope you’re inspired! Feel free to use any combination of the photo’s and freebie and post your page in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery. 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 October Challenge Participation thread in the forum so you can earn a great coupon code!

I’m really looking forward to seeing the gallery overflow with seasonal pages – happy scrapping!

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Color Spots Challenge: Blue and Orange!

This next color challenge is all about those denim, sapphire and turquoise blues paired with a pop of orange. Let your imagination run with this color combo and let’s see what you can create! It’s that time of year for pumpkin picking so bring out those photos and try pairing it with a blue of your choice. Or lakeside photos would be fun too, with the warm glow of the sun. What about a fun photo of your child or grandchild in denim paired with a pop of orange for a playful page. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Here are inspiration photos to help get your creative juices flowing:

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And here are the pages from 3 creative team members using these colors!

The first page is by Arte Banale. Love that bright blue background and that photo is so fun!

wonderfultimeCredits: Wood Veneer Photo Frames No. 04, Dirty Linens Autumn Paper Pack, Ledger Paper Pieces Leaves No. 04, Pinned Pearls No. 02, Edge Overlays No. 06, Stamped Stitches No. 13 Brushes and Stamps, Inspiration Remixed No. 01, St. Malo Kit, Remember This And That Element Collection, Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 11, Collageable Notions No. 01, Brilliant Life Scrapbooking Collection, Attic Treasures Scrapbooking Kit, Poetic Words Brushes and Stamps No. 01

 

The next page is by Shannamay. Love that cute black and white photo surrounded by blue and orange!

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Credits: Krafty Canvas Paper Pack No. 01, Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 11, So Fine Add-On Paper Pack, Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 01, Vintage Charm Kit, Ledger Grids Brushes and Stamps, Quote Lines Thankful **coming soon**, Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01, Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 05, Cardstock Tabs No. 02

 

And last is this great page by jesshunt. Love that photo and how she tucked and tied various elements around it.

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Credits: Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 09, Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 11, Faringdon Scrapbooking Collection, Really Big Leaves No. 02

 

Have fun with this next challenge!! Get out those photos and start playing! Don’t forget to add it to the color challenge gallery and if you use all DD products on your page it will be eligible for the rewards program. Don’t forget to add your link to the October Participation Challenge thread in the forum!

 

 

 

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Saturday Scraplift: Morning Light

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Scraplift Challenge! This week we are lifting the ‘Morning Light’ layout by caapmun. I love fall and it was the gorgeous autumn color in this layout that immediately caught my eye. Then of course, the unique framing drew me in for a closer look. I hope that you will look a little closer with me and see how this layout inspires you!
Morning_LightFirst up is Kelly, (Mugsbigsis). Kelly also delivered another gorgeous autumn photo. She blended her photo with solid and water color elements to create her own artistic background. She then also incorporated the framing idea and the twirls of the original layout. The results are stunning!SSL12Kelly’s products: Painted Book No. 3 Paper Pack, Page Blends No. 5, Fading Dots Paper Pack, Watery Foliage, Blendable Layers No. 4, Blendable Layers No.2, Fine Line Twists No. 3, Thin Classic Photo Frames No. 2, Falling For Fall Brushes and Stamps.

Debi’s (beehive50) layout is exactly what I love about the Saturday Scraplift. It’s wonderful how different people can see the same layout, pull out what inspires them and come up with completely different looks. Debi was inspired by the framing and the twirls of the original layout. She flipped the framing horizontally and used the twirls as a journaling block. It’s a fabulously graphic, eye catching layout!

1409-santa-cruz-teamDebi’s products: Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02, Pencil Lines Alphabet No. 04, Sumi Twists Brushes and Stamps No.01, Flair Mini Sports, Fastener Basics No. 01. and Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden.

I was inspired by the framing in the original layout. I changed the background photo to black and white and used the frames to highlight my two sons in the photo. The original photo was quite chaotic, so it was the perfect way to pinpoint their location.

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So there we have it, three quite different takes on the same layout. Where will this challenge take you? I look forward to seeing your inspired layouts in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery! If you use all DD products on your page it will be eligible for the rewards program. Don’t forget to add your link to the October Participation Challenge thread in the forum!

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DesignerDigitals Hot Page of the Week, October 11, 2014

I adore all the amazing layering in this Halloween scrapbook page by Kim! It’s just plain wicked fun! Well done Kim!

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Always Layered Template at DesignerDigitals

Hello Everyone! Hope you’re enjoying the fall season. Deep into the fall semester of school, enjoying the change of seasons and preparing for Halloween festivities. And we have everything you need to preserve your memories with over 30 new products! This includes one priced at just $ 99 cents and the rest 20% off, all until Midnight on Tuesday.

And here is the NEW $ 99 cent item priced this way until Midnight EST Tuesday ONLY! Always Layered Template No. 02

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Let’s Blend Scrapbooking Challenge – Layered Overlays

Hello everyone and welcome to October’s Let’s Blend Challenge. I use overlays quite a bit on my pages, and I especially like to use Katie’s layered overlays because of their versatility. Once again, she has given us a freebie to use on our pages.

Here are three examples from the Creative Team, showing different ways to use the layered overlay:

Jana used the leaf portion of the overlay on her beautiful page featuring gorgeous fall chrysanthemums. Products used on this page: Katie Pertiet: Blendable Layers No. 06, Inking Pumpkins, Artsy Overlays, Sequins Scatters Spice, Vintage Photo Frames No. 33, Mixed Stacks Descriptors Brushes and Stamps No. 03. Studio DD: Readymade Borders: Fall No. 02. Lynn Grieveson: Hester Kit.

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Beckie blended the overlay into this fabulous photo of her boys on the beach. Products used: Katie Pertiet: Banner Bursts Words No. 01, Maybe Tomorrow Complete Collection, Artsy Photo Overlays, Page Blends No. 01, Page Blends No. 05. Grunge Source: Seamar Paper Pack.
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I turned off just a few of the layers in the overlay to add some interest this Halloween page. Here are the products I used: Katie Pertiet: Tricked Out Artistry Kit, Swooshy Sentiments No. 05, Spooktacular Kit, Artsy Photo Overlays.

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I hope you are feeling inspired! Using the items in the freebie pack and your other Designer Digitals products, post your page in the Mask Appeal Scrapbook Challenge Gallery as well as in the October Challenge Participation Thread to increase your savings at Designer Digitals.  A big thank you to Jana and Beckie for helping me out with their inspirational pages!

 

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