Postal Travel Edges and Quarterly Sale at DesignerDigitals


Today is day 2 of our 2nd quarter sale here at DesignerDigitals. We have a new 99c item priced that way until Saturday at 6am EST, then 40% off for the duration of the sale.


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Let’s Blend Challenge – Spill Frame Layers

Hi Everyone! I LOVE Katie’s Spill Frame Layers, and they are going to be the focus of this month’s Let’s Blend Challenge. Creative Team members Brenda and Jana have joined me in creating some beautiful pages, showing different ways these frames can be used.

Jana clipped her wonderful photo to the mask and then added two other close up photos for added interest. I love her title work on this page also. Products used: Katie Pertiet: South Beach Collection, *coming soon* Sandy Toes Brushes and Stamps, *coming soon* All Around Travel Frames, *coming soon*  Canvas Book Paper Pack, Spill Frame Layers No. 01, Gesso No. 03, Artsy Strokes Brushes and Stamps No. 03.





Brenda started her page with a Layer Works template, and used the Spill Frame to make it her own. Look carefully and you will see she used it as a foundation for the Layer Works, duplicated the mask portion and used it in place of another layer in the template. Products used: Studio DD: Layer Works No. 671. *coming soon* Katie Pertiet: South Beach Collection, *coming soon* Edge Overlays No. 01, Spill Frame Layers No. 01, Canvas Book Paper Pack No. 01.


For my page, I duplicated the spill frame and adjusted the mask portion to fit a photo I took of my husband a few summers ago. I then duplicated the photo and clipped it to the page blend to create the background. I almost always change the blend mode of a mask or page blend to add a little more depth and color to my page. Products used: Katie Pertiet: Canvas Book Paper Pack No. 01, Handdrawn Mix See the Good Brushes and Stamps, Spill Frame Layers No. 01, Page Blends No. 12, Sunflower Blends No. 01, Canvas Book Paper Pack No. 01.

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A big thank you to Jana and Brenda for helping me out this month and I hope you are inspired to see how you can use the Spill Frame Layers on your pages. You can download the free supplies that Katie has provided HERE. Remember to post your pages in the Mask Appeal Challenge gallery as well as the May Rewards Thread.

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Quarterly Store Wide Sale Now at DesignerDigitals


Today starts our 2nd quarter sale here at DesignerDigitals. Every regular item is now marked down 40%! AND we have a new 99c item as well as 23 other new releases.

Today’s 99c item will be at that price until 6am EST on Friday, then 40% off for the rest of the sale. The quarterly sale runs from now through 6am EST next Friday, May 27th.



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Here’s To The Graduates! A Wayback Wednesday Scrapbook Challenge

It’s time for another Wayback Wednesday Challenge-a chance to become reacquainted with some of Katie’s great products from the past. For this month’s challenge, I have selected some wonderful products dealing with graduation because I have two special graduations in my family this month. I think you’ll agree that these products can add some pop and fun to any graduation page. Here are this month’s Wayback Wednesday products, which are included in the current sale:



I have two examples to share with you that use the two chosen products. I love it that they are very different in many ways. One uses a light background, one uses dark. One is about a man’s graduation, the other is about young women. One showcases a photo of one person, the other photo includes many graduates.  The first example is by Debi (beehive50). She tells the story of her daughter’s soccer group and their graduations. It isn’t a traditional graduation photo, but it definitely shows the fun of the big event!

1605-grad-challengeIn addition to the two Wayback Wednesday products, Debi also used Watery Brushes and Stamps No 4, Classic Side Lift Photo Frames No1, Flair Mini Sports, Soccer Mom Word Art.

My page is about my son receiving his long awaited Master’s Degree. Even though this photo isn’t of good quality, I love it because it shows his excitement as he returned to his seat with his degree in hand.

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I used these additional products: Spill Frame Layers No 3 and Happy Words Brushes and Colored Rub Ons.

Do you have a graduation this year or have you been waiting to scrap a graduation from years gone by? If so, we would love to see your page in our Scrapbook challenges gallery! Come on and join the fun!


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Shorely Missed Template 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 this month I’m going to ask you to delve into your phone camera or photo folder and find one of your selfies.  Yes, you heard right, don’t tell me you don’t take them hmmm???  I want you to tell us the story of the selfie – what was going on in your life right then, where were you, who were you with, what were your thoughts.

And if you’re going to sit there and tell us you’ve never taken a selfie – then why not – go on, grab your phone, grab your little camera, flex your muscles if you are using your big camera – and take one.  It might be off centre, it might show your chins, or have you with your eyes closed – but it’s right now, and it’s real, and it’s the perfect moment to document your thoughts.   Don’t know about other phones but I’ve noticed on my iPhone that it even has a ‘selfie’ folder now and pops pics into it automatically.  Errr, yep I had quite a few to choose from (blush).

Alright I’ll give you an out if you’re really really shy and just can’t bring yourself to take a selfie of your face – then we’ve done the shoe shot right?  Shoes in the snow, shoes in the autumn leaves, sandals with pretty coloured toe nails – tell us that story.

Or if all else fails come on, you’ve got some food pics on your phone surely.  What were you eating, was it delicious, who were you with, was it a quick bite on the way home from work, or a gorgeously dished up plate, a meal that you savoured, or a delectable dessert.

I’ve given you some jumping off points.  Now go to it.  Give us the selfie story.

The creative team have jumped on board with some wonderful pages.

What a pretty page Jana has created here using the gorgeous new Patterning Palettes collection.   Love the selfie tucked up in the corner with the leading loop down to the story below.  I’d even think Jana has worn that top just to perfectly co-ordinate with this kit.  Love it!  And yes we do have those moments when you leave the hairdressers with the new do feeling utterly sensational!  What more perfect reason than to take a selfie.


Supplies used by Jana:  Patterning Palettes Collection,  Painted Edges and Layers No. 3,  Pencil Line Flowers No. 3,  Crocheted Doilies: Red No. 01,  Blendable Layers No. 23,  Twisted Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01,  Classic Side Lift Photo Frames No. 01,  Handwritten Title Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 01,  Hello Happiness Brushes and Stamps,  Awesome Autumn Plastics,  Scripted Story Photos Brushes and Stamps.

Moving onto Debi how fun – and yep guilty as charged, I’ve often checked out the pics online and taken them to the hairdressers.  Love that Debi and her daughter have taken a selfie, and just quietly I’m going out on a limb saying the pics on the right hand side win out!  What say you?


Supplies used by Debi:  Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 05,  Cully Chip Stickers,  Flair Minis No. 01,  Misted Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 01,  Love Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02,  Just Linens No. 78,  and the Selfie Story freebie.

And for my selfie offering, Debi won’t even realise I still had this on my phone from early 2015, when I was truly grateful for just how awesome technology was!  Here we were on opposite sides of the world, both at work, and sending a pic to each other, almost like we were in the next room from each other.


Supplies I have used:   Just Linens Paper Pack No. 78,  Monochromatics Cranberry Paper Pack,  Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 07,  Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02,  Colorful Tabs,  Scripted Story Photos Brushes and Stamps.

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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Saturday Scraplift: Watery Goodness

Hiya, the sun is shining here, it really makes everything happier, doesn’t it?

This week I’ve chosen this page by Bhalter (Shari). I love watery brushes, they give such an arty touch to pages, and there’s a great selection in the store. The story also made me smile, though I think I’d also be a bit nervous with that large animal head poking into my car! The greenery really sets the scene, great choices of elements.


Sometimes it’s good to stay simple, making for a restful page. I started like that, but when I tried basic neutral backgrounds I just wasn’t  happy, then I remembered this fun paper from the Whimsy Wings Kit and it just conveyed the fun we were all having in the garden on Monday after school. The boys were playing at tig and races, my sister was painting her fence rainbow colours and the girls were twirling.


I used K Pertiet Watery Blooms Brushes and StampsWatery Washes No. 03; bracketed sentiments No. 04; Thin Classic Frames Curled and Flat No. 02; Whimsy Wings Kit; Heart Pointers No. 01; Color my Love Kit; Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 02.

Now it’s your turn, show us your pages inspired by b2halter’s layout. Post your pages in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery so we can leave some love. Also remember to link us up in the May rewards participation thread to earn rewards when you use 100 % Designer Digitals products. Happy scrapping!

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Just So You Brushes and New Releases at DesignerDigitals


Make sure to see our 26 New Releases this week. This includes one priced at just 99c and the rest 20% off, all until Midnight EST on Tuesday.


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Photo Clusters and Thrifty Thursday at DesignerDigitals


It’s time for Thrifty Thursday here at DesignerDigitals. We have 1047 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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Color Spots Challenge: May Flowers

You know the saying “April showers bring May flowers?” That is where my inspiration began. I love rain and and I love the beauty of flowers! I went in search of some photos of beautiful spring flowers. I found the following photos for our starting point for this months colors challenge. This month we will be using the colors pink, green, purple and yellow.

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Margaret + Martin Photos by Kerry Maloney &Rush Jagoe Copyright Heirloom Collective

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A few members of the CT created a few pages for even more fabulous inspiration! Sharon (Shannamay) created an adorable multi photo page that tells such a cute story of this sweet little ones personality. I just adore the scattered buttons around the page and the simple and perfect brush work. The title is perfect for her journaling.Color Challenge 51116 SharonSupplies used: May 2016 Color Challenge Freebie, Just So You Brushes and Stamps, Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 07, Summer Gardens Scrapbooking Collection, Daisetta Paint Blends

Debi (beehive50) also stepped up to the challenge. Debi’s simple pages always make a huge statement. Honestly, I don’t think I have ever though about hanging the greenery upside down, and look at how perfectly it works on her page! Color Challenge 51116 DebiSupplies used: Basic Grids Neutrals No. 1, Classic Curled Frames No. 7, Flair Minis No. 1,  Handdrawn Mix See the Good, Inked Twists No. 2

While flipping through my (KimR+) photos, I found this gem of my little one reading to her beloved bunny. I love texture, layers, mixed patterns and elements. Playing with these different items makes scrapping so therapeutic for me. And it’s great that in the mean time, I can document our lives.Color Challenge 51116 KimSupplies used:Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 05, Assorted Patterned Tapes: Fall No. 01, Baby Blush Element Pack, Blendable Layers No. 52, Border Strip Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Chandra Element Pack, Collageable Notions No. 01, Darling Baby Pink Patterned Paper Pack, Done with Doilies Photo Clusters No. 01, Evergreens Solids Paper Pack, Handdrawn Mix See the Good Lens Flares: Colors No. 01, Like This Element Pack, Metsa Element Pack, Page Cuts No. 01, Party Time Element Pack, Silver Leaves No. 01, Spring Fields Element Pack, Spring Walk Add-On Paper Pack, Spring Walk Element Pack, Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Summer Gardens Scrapbooking Collection, Watery Washes No. 04 Brushes and Stamps

Jana (jana) also played along with these colors! She, like Debi, documented about the wonderful gifts she received this past weekend for Mother’s Day. I just love the simple touches of black she added along with the perfect clusters. Doesn’t here page just make you want to stop and smell the flowers?Color Challenge 51116 JanaSupplies used: Layer Works No. 667, Readymade Clusters: Summer Gardens, Readymade Titles: For Mom, Everything to Me, Typed and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Just Linens Paper Pack No. 68

Do these photos and pages inspired you to play along? I sure hope so! Please post your pages in the Color Challenge Gallery. Katie has generously provided a wonderful freebie to get your started! Don’t forget to link your page up in the May Challenge Participation thread if your page qualifies for the rewards program here at Designer Digitals! Happy Scrapping!

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