Digital Scrapbooking en-us Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:29:25 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 Me <a href=";title=me&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="me_fr.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="me_fr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: anxela<br /><br />Description}: I didn't realize how much I had missed scrapping before I sat down to play. Wow. Supplies: Maplebrook Studios Colbie Solids Archer fonts<br /><br />33 comments Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:53:47 +0000 THANK YOU DD... <a href=";title=thank-you-dd&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="THANK-YOU-DD.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="THANK-YOU-DD.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: I am a little late with this, but it’s never late to say to Katie and Randy, the creative team and all the members that i am grateful to be here. Journaling reads: Thank you …Katie for your wonderful art and generosity. …Randy for your warnings on my double orders. …Wonderful designers for your beautiful products. …Creative team members for the inspiration and support. …For the tutorials. …For the weekly freebies. …For the challenges. …For the bi-monthly helpful tips. …My friends from all over the world, because your heartfelt comments help to express myself. ...DD, because of all the above reasons and many more, you have become a warm digital home for me. PRODUCTS MMartin [u][b][url=]Layered Memories No. 050[/url][/b][/u] Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Ingrid Kit[/url][/b][/u] Layers of Gratitude Chat Freebie_ Paper, Envelope, Vintage readymade block Fonts: 4990810, Old Style small Caps, Esat Hoxha<br /><br />12 comments Thu, 22 Nov 2012 16:22:56 +0000 Grateful for DD <a href=";title=grateful-for-dd&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Grateful_for_DD.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Grateful_for_DD.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: deanie<br /><br />Description}: Sorry I'm a little late with this, but I got a brand new computer and am still moving things around. This new baby has 10gb of memory and weighs 3.5 lbs! plugged into my big monitor it works great! Katie Pertiet- Carte Post Kit Far Away Fairyland Kit Bookplate Notes No.2 Clean Stitched Banners White No.1 Collageables No. 1 Collageable Notions No. 1 and 2 Garden Stake WOrds In Stitches Wings No. 1 Sun Porch Clusters Layers of Graditude freebie Throwdown freebie Roughed Up Shabby Chic photo mats Vintage Library Paperie No. 3 Lynn Grieveson- Button Cards Graditude<br /><br />20 comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 01:55:15 +0000 Always a Sure Winner: Designer Digitals gratitude <a href=";title=always-a-sure-winner-3a-designer-digitals-gratitude&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Always_a_Winner_DD_gratitude.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Always_a_Winner_DD_gratitude.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: readstoomuch<br /><br />Description}: We had a houseful of kids, so I wasn’t able to participate in the Designer Digitals gratitude “party” over the weekend . . . but I was thinking of all I am grateful for at DD. I want to tell Katie &amp; Randy and the entire design team and all of the members here at Designer Digitals just how grateful I am to have you in my life! Thanks so much. [b]Journaling:[/b] Thanks designer digitals for this wonderful place to call our digital home! Thanks for the fun, friendships &amp; the amazing digital inspiration, the fabulous products, the never-ending things to learn and to play with! I cannot imagine the fun, friends &amp; knowledge I would have missed had I not stumbled upon Designer Digitals back in 2006 . . . it is crazy just how attached I am to all my wonderful friends here. Thanks to you Katie &amp; Randy for fostering this amazing place affectionately called DD! [b]Credits:[/b] [u][b][url=]Authentic Hand Drawn Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] – Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Autumn Grace Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Brightness Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Beach Bloom Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] - Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Essential Words Hand Drawn Value Pack Vol. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Goodness and Light Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Jelly Alphabet No. 12[/url][/b][/u] – Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 32[/url][/b][/u] – Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 37[/url][/b][/u] – Maplebrook Studios [u][b][url=]Pencil Twist Arrows No. 01[/url][/b][/u] – Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Salamat Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Signature Chevron Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Signature Herringbone Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Soleil Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Stacked Deck[/url][/b][/u] – Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Twinkle and Shine Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] – Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Winter Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u](altered to create winner) – Ali Edwards<br /><br />22 comments Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:18:41 +0000 » thank you for being in my life « <a href=";title=bb-thank-you-for-being-in-my-life-ab&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="1211-dd-thanks-12.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1211-dd-thanks-12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: beehive50<br /><br />Description}: How can you just say 'thank you' for soooooooo many wonderful things? DD is truly a joy in my life and I'm so grateful to Katie and Randy to be a part of it all. [u]JOURNALING[/U] Can these two words truly express all the gratitude and happiness that comes from being a part of the Designer Digitals community? Six years ago, I would not have imagined that a website and the extraordinary people involved would become such a big part of my life. Katie and Randy, I’m forever grateful for DD... for you for asking me to be a part of the amazing CT, for the wonderful, wonderful products from all the talented designers and, mostly, for the very real and true friends I’ve found. So , yeah... I guess those two little words really can say it all... thank you. (11.18.12) [U]ALL SUPPLIES FROM DESIGNER DIGITALS[/U] [B]KATIE PERTIET[/B] [u][b][url=]Little Round Tabs No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [B]MAPLEBROOK STUDIOS[/B] [u][b][url=]Just Linens Paper Pack No. 48[/url][/b][/u] [B]ALI EDWARDS[/B] [u][b][url=]Loving Life Word Art[/url][/b][/u] [B]PATTIE KNOX[/B] [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 01: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Staple Its![/url][/b][/u] Thank you for looking... Debi<br /><br />29 comments Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:08:13 +0000 Thanks a Million <a href=";title=thanks-a-million&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Thanks-a-Million.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Thanks-a-Million.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: justbnsharon<br /><br />Description}: I know that this is a little late - but I really wanted to be sure to say thanks to Randy, Katie and all of you here at DD for the great site, wonderful products, helpful tutorials, great freebies, fun challenges and wonderful friends. DD is really a great place to be! Credits [u][b][url=]Autumnal Artistry Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grateful Heart Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thankful Memories Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Pattern Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stuff Your Edge No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mixed Media Branches No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Button Cards Gratitude[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Creswell Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bakers Delight Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Readymade Banners: Vintage No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Layers of Gratitude Freebie Freebie from Lynn’s Scrap Challenge<br /><br />18 comments Mon, 19 Nov 2012 01:11:27 +0000 Thanks 2012 <a href=";title=thanks-2012&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Thanks_Nov_2012.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Thanks_Nov_2012.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cbcockatoo<br /><br />Description}: Things that I enjoy about the DD site: I have learned so much about PhotoShop from the various tutorials/tidbits here - like Katie's painting tutorials as well as from Cassie’s great tutorials. The challenges are always entertaining &amp; fun! I appreciate that everyone takes the time to comment on my layouts :) and I enjoy looking at the wonderful pages that are posted. Creating scrapbook pages always gives me a great excuse for all the pictures I take! I wish that I had found the DD site sooner! Elements used Anna Aspnes Inverted Hipster Plume Frames No 01 BrushSet Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Epoxy Extravaganza: Thanksgiving[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Worn Page Edges No. 05[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Hinge Pack[/url][/b][/u] &amp; the awesome chat freebies - DD_LayersofGratitude<br /><br />11 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 17:22:36 +0000 thanks dd <a href=";title=thanks-dd&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="layersgratitude_thanks.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="layersgratitude_thanks.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Maruma<br /><br />Description}: i loved reading the &quot;layers of gratitude&quot;-thread and just have to agree to everyone. so i just want to join in the chorus and say thank you to katie&amp;randy, the designer, the creative team &amp; all the dd-members! i enjoy reading, seeing &amp; learning here everyday! materials: layers of gratitude - freebies KPertiet_DuncanPaperPack KPertiet_PageBlendsNo1 KPertiet_SentimentSpotsNo1 AEdwards_WithGratitude CZ_GratefulHeart KPertiet_HeyThereKit PKnox_EpoxyExt_Thanksgiving<br /><br />10 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:58:07 +0000 Thankful <a href=";title=thankful&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="thanful-for-dd-challenge-copy.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="thanful-for-dd-challenge-copy.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: KarenC<br /><br />Description}: I wasn't able to make the actual chat but enjoyed reading through it and viewing all the wonderful inspiration. Thanks! :) DD products: Layers of Gratitude challenge freebie Spot Dots No. 19 by Katie Pertiet Page Blends No 2 by Katie Pertiet Alandia Rancheros Kit by Katie Pertiet<br /><br />17 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:43:41 +0000 Thank you, DD! <a href=";title=thank-you-2c-dd-21&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="DD-Top-10-Reasons1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="DD-Top-10-Reasons1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: smcloone<br /><br />Description}: I haven't been able to scrap for awhile nor have I been able to hang around here, (although I squeezed in shopping time) ;) but I had to make time today for this. Thanks Katie, Randy and the rest of the DD team and family for my scrap therapy haven :) Late Night with David Letterman is a talk show in the U.S. that features a recurring Top 10 list, usually spoofing a current trend. Rather than creating a funny list, my list of why DD rocks comes sincerely from the heart! TFL! Credits for layout: 3 from the freebie kit Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Vintage Envelopes No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Accents No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mixed Media Branches No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Library Paperie No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Audubon Notebook Collection No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bits of Nature No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Katie's Pinstriped Font[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 02: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />24 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:30:54 +0000 Gratitude with Attitude <a href=";title=gratitude-with-attitude&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Gratitude7.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Gratitude7.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Squeak<br /><br />Description}: I tried to go with the collage theme of Uma's [u][b][url=]Layers of Gratitude[/url][/b][/u] chat--truly I did--but my headstrong and unruly muse (hence the alliterative page title) had other ideas, and so here we are. Sigh. Katie and Randy, I can't begin to tell you how much this site means to me, but please let me no particular order, here is a list of some of the things at DD for which I am grateful... Katie Randy Friendship Encouragement Support Love The Forums 30 Minute Masterpiece Saturday Scraplift Freebies Love Days of December Thrifty Thursday Photoshop Tips Love The Designers Quarterly Sales Template Challenge The Products The Web Site The People Community Love 3 Kits 3 Ways Inspiration Laughter Creativity Joy Love Credits DD Layers of Gratitude Freebies, Nov. 17, 2012 Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Silly Billy Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] (seriously recolored) [u][b][url=]Summer Bursts Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Cassie Jones [u][b][url=]How’d They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]How’d They Do That? No. 18: Weaving Words[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]How’d They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 01: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Grungy Ledger Grids Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Yarn Swirls No. 03: Neutrals[/url][/b][/u] Font: CK_Jot Thanks for stopping by!<br /><br />23 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:07:25 +0000 Thank You DD <a href=";title=thank-you-dd&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="ThankYou_DD.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ThankYou_DD.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wvsandy<br /><br />Description}: Katie Pertet: Chandra Kit &amp; Alpha Designer Digitals: Layers of Gratitude Challenge Kit Lynn Grieveson: Worn Page Edges 5 Font: Pea Annie<br /><br />11 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 03:02:27 +0000 Friends Around the World at DD <a href=";title=friends-around-the-world-at-dd&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="friendsaroundtheworldatdd.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="friendsaroundtheworldatdd.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: earlofoxford<br /><br />Description}: There are so many things to be grateful for here at Designer Digitals. Right at the top of my list are the many wonderful friendships I have formed within this creative and supportive community. Gather around for a giant group hug! [b]Andrea Victoria[/b] [u][b][url=]Signature Crosshatch Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet[/b] [u][b][url=]Banner Words Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clean Stitched: White No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Banner Strips No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (used as a mask) [u][b][url=]Winged Collection No. 03 Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Shores Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitched Circles Clean and Messy: White No. 1 Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]School Mates Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lil Bits Black Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drop Shadow Styles No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Cathy Zielske[/b] [u][b][url=]Simple Patterns No. 01 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b]Pattie Knox[/b] [u][b][url=]A to Zoo Kit[/url][/b][/u] [b]Maplebrook Studios[/b] [u][b][url=]Jelly Alphabet No. 17[/url][/b][/u] [b]Cassie Jones[/b] [u][b][url=]How’d They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows[/url][/b][/u] Font Century Gothic<br /><br />24 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 02:55:15 +0000 layers of gratitude <a href=";title=layers-of-gratitude&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="2012-11-thanks-dd.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="2012-11-thanks-dd.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sandsock<br /><br />Description}: KPertiet_GoingAway-3.jpg KPertiet_GoingAway_Postmark.png KPertiet_MixedMediaBranchesNo1-5.png KPertiet_PaintedAccentsNo5-3.png KPertiet_VintageEnvelopesNo1-6.png KPertiet_VintageEnvelopesNo1-6.png copy KP_TapedTogetherOverlay-No1 StudioDD_ReadymadeBlocksVintageNo2-4.png lynng-riley-worn-papers-1.jpg Funny I'm not as thrilled with this page, probably because it needs a picture for me to be thrilled. It still turned out pretty.<br /><br />12 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 02:47:24 +0000 Layers of Gratitude-So Grateful <a href=";title=layers-of-gratitude-so-grateful&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="frozen_in_timeweb.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="frozen_in_timeweb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Jean2<br /><br />Description}: I am so grateful for this warm and inviting community that Katie and Randy have nurtured. It is a wonderful place to share our passion and love. This page was inspired by Doris's artistic page,;cat=all&amp;limit=last7 I just love it! Supplies: Chat freebies- Painted accent, paper as a mask for title and branch [u][b][url=]With Gratitude Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Edge Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Winter Artistry Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Grateful Heart Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Wintery Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Freshly Fallen Brushes- facebook freebie Thanks for looking! :)<br /><br />15 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 02:10:35 +0000 Thankful - Layers Challenge <a href=";title=thankful-layers-challenge&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="thankful_for_dd_web3.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="thankful_for_dd_web3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mungerre<br /><br />Description}: Here are a few of my reasons that I am thankful for this wonderful community. a way to share with others reminders to always look on the bright side friends that understand and appreciate my scrapping passion meeting people from around the world inspiration and direction Katie Pertiet - [u][b][url=]Whimsy Words No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cloudscape Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Handwritten Thoughts Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendable Maps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lighthouse Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Envelopes No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Clock Parts No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Bookshelf: Love No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chunky Stamped Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Washes No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Washes No. 03 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Accents No. 05[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson- [u][b][url=]Stormy Weather Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Malabar Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Aeronaut Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Riley Worn Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox - [u][b][url=]Felt Board Friends: In The Woods - Gear[/url][/b][/u] Studio Double-D - [u][b][url=]Readymade Circles: Vintage No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:36:31 +0000 Thank you DD! <a href=";title=thank-you-dd-21&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="DD_layers_of_gratitude.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="DD_layers_of_gratitude.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: home in ottawa<br /><br />Description}: Thank you Patricia for hosting the chat today! Thank you to Katie and Randy for this site and to everyone who makes this such a special place. Chat Freebie KPertiet-Going Away elements, Pencil twist arrows no 1(another chat freebie), in stitches wings no 1, bead scatterings<br /><br />18 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:14:49 +0000 Layers of gratitude <a href=";title=layers-of-gratitude&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="ddgratefullayers.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ddgratefullayers.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: kikimama<br /><br />Description}: I do love a challenge that just allows us to play! I went a bit more art journal, but tried to use a bit of collage-yness too! Will be back in the morning with the supplies list. My general point is that Designer Digitals inspires me to improve my skills are scrapping, to the point of staying awake till 1 in the morning just to get a page completed! tfl!<br /><br />16 comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 00:48:55 +0000 Layers of Gratitude <a href=";title=layers-of-gratitude&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Layers-of-Gratitude.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Layers-of-Gratitude.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mrymoores<br /><br />Description}: Thanks to Katie and Randy for all the freebies and scrapbooking supplies and for creating such a nurturing environment for all of us to share our work. Thanks also to all my DD friends who are so helpful and encouraging. I am always so in awe of your layouts and photos. What a talented bunch! I have so enjoyed being a part of this group for the last few years. All Designer Digitals Supplies: Classic Cleansing Cardstock 2nd Hand Memories Kit Digital Poetry Thankful memories Kit Ripped and Stitched Do It Yourself Digitally Pressed Petals Collageable Layered Templates Catalog Inspiration 052811 PKnox Epoxy Ext Thanksgiving Color Inspiration 081411 Postcard Journalers Letter Box Brushes and Stamps Stacked Classic Frames No. 02 Negative Strips Clock Parts Autumnal Artistry Freebies from today's Layers of Gratitude - I used all but one element here Phew! I don't recall using this many elements in a layout before. TFL<br /><br />18 comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 22:39:38 +0000 Layers of Gratitude <a href=";title=layers-of-gratitude&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="DD_Grateful_upload.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="DD_Grateful_upload.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jcaruth910<br /><br />Description}: I decided to go with a collage of some of my favorite pages showing the techniques I have learned this year. I am so happy to be a part of not only the Creative Team, but this community as a whole. It is a blessing. Journaling: I was asked to join the Creative Team at the beginning of the year, and it took my love for this community to whole new level. Not only did I make deeper friendships, I learned so many new techniques. My absolute favorite pages to create are the pages that have blending, brushwork , multiple filters and layering of masks. I would say that it all started with Jana’s classes, and then Katie’s tutorials on painting. And of course, none of my pages would be possible without the designers wonderful products. It is a blessing to be a part of this wonderful community and I am looking forward to the years ahead. Credits: Items from the download freebie used: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Painted Accents No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mixed Media Branches No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Riley Worn Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Other products used: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Photo Clusters No. 38[/url][/b][/u] (Altered) [u][b][url=]Hung Up Photo Frames No. 06[/url][/b][/u] (Screws) [u][b][url=]All You Need Overlays No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Collageables No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Page Blends No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Floral Pop Solid Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Stormy Weather Kit[/url][/b][/u] (Twine bow) Thanks for looking!<br /><br />19 comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:48:03 +0000 <a href=";title=http-3a-2f-2fwww-designerdigitals-com-2fdigital-scrapbooking-2fsupplies-2fproduct-info&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="birdsofafeather700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="birdsofafeather700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: digigrandma<br /><br />Description}: I went whimsical for my Layers of Gratitude page, but, I am very serious when I say this place is my second home. It is a nice place to start and end each day with the beautiful friends who hang out here at Designer Digitals. Thank you, Katie and Randy for making your place so warm and inviting. Thank you, iUma, for encouraging us to express our thanks to Katie and Randy and all the designers. I loved all the collage links you provided in your forum chat thread. [b][u][url=]Signature Crosshatch Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Harlequin Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Stems of Three: Hearts Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]DoodleDo Banners Brushes and Stamps No 02[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Little Fly Away Stickers[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Readymade Circles: Blue Skies[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Felt Board Friends: Tweethearts[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Be Buttoned: Energy[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Gone to Pieces: Houses Vol. 01 Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] stitched border is from Lynn Grieveson's template called Scrap Express No. 101 font: Carlotta TFL<br /><br />24 comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:27:44 +0000 Layers of Gratitude <a href=";title=layers-of-gratitude&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Layers_of_gratitude.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Layers_of_gratitude.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ang66<br /><br />Description}: Some of the wonderful products from DD.My thanks to everyone here for making this such a great place!!<br /><br />18 comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:58:06 +0000 layers of gratitude - life is good <a href=";title=layers-of-gratitude-life-is-good&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="life_is_good_Kopie_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="life_is_good_Kopie_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: AlinaLove<br /><br />Description}: thank you! grateful heart adinspiration081112 [u][b][url=]Autumnal Artistry Add-on Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cloudscape Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped and Framed Layered Template Photobook No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lovely Border Masks[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sealife Memories Add-On Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] photo glows [u][b][url=]Destination Seaside No. 03 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Going Away Collection[/url][/b][/u] layers of gratitude freebie<br /><br />22 comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:09:36 +0000 Treasure <a href=";title=treasure&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="gratitude20121.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="gratitude20121.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: echogirl<br /><br />Description}: Join us in an hour for a fun filled chat and the chance to win $10.00 for a DD themed gratitude page! My page is inspired by the wonderful women here at DD who are so supportive and encouraging and share their many technique so we can grow as artists. Thank you to Katie for sharing and teaching her painting technique. Cassie for teaching me the basics and so many interesting techniques. This page is also inspired by the beautiful artistry of Mae Chevrette. Credits: All Designer Digitals Including the fabulous Freebie KPertiet: [b][u][url=]Painted Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Scribbled Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Edge Overlays No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]White Sticker Alphabet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Roughed Up Maps Paper Pack No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Roughed Up Maps Paper Pack No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Katie's Marker Font[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Stitching Holes Borders Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Letter Box Brushes and Stamps No. 05 Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Atlantic Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] AEdwards: [b][u][url=]On Retreat Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Everyday Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u] CJones: [b][u][url=]How’d They Do That? No. 27: PS/PSE9+ Layer Masks[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]How’d They Do That? No. 11: Sticker Art[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Laying It All Out No. 09: Blending In and Standing Out[/url][/b][/u] Thanks for looking.<br /><br />28 comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 15:09:02 +0000 Layers of Gratitude <a href=";title=layers-of-gratitude&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Thankful_for_DD_web2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Thankful_for_DD_web2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Shannamay<br /><br />Description}: Join iUma in the Forum for a fun chat, a fantastic freebie and a chance to win a $10 gift certificate AND an opportunity to express your gratitude for DD, Katie and Randy... PARTY ON - 11AM Eastern TODAY Don't think I will get there :( Very late at night here in little old Perth - but had a blast making this page to celebrate the occasion! Journaling - I am thankful for DD. I am thankful for the amazing digital product. I am thankful for the everyday inspiration. I am thankful for the way someone is always there to answer a question about Elements or Photography or life in general! But this little photo reminds me of the reason I am most thankful for DD. This photo is of a small person whom I would never have met, if it were not for this place. And while she almost certainly does not remember me, she and her lovely mum were a part of one of the lovliest days I have spent on this earth. This little girl, on the other side of the world, is a symbol to me of the good things that the web has made possible.We may speak jokingly at times of our “online friends”, but this photo reminds me that they are very real people, and that we are priviliged to know them and to learn about their lives through their lovely pages. Thank you DD! 'Layers of Gratitude' freebies + KPertiet - [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Rainbow No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Photo Mats: Ledger No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pocket Cards: Vintage No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pocket Cards: Air Mail No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Summer No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cardstock Tabs No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ripped Cardstock: Krafty No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Duncan Word Strips[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Color Study Flair: Orange No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Postage Stamp Frames No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sentiment Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bits of Nature No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Maplebrook Studio - [u][b][url=]Malina Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />23 comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 13:51:02 +0000 Love Me some DD <a href=";title=love-me-some-dd&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Love_me_some_DD1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Love_me_some_DD1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: iUma<br /><br />Description}: for the Layers of Gratitude chat Join us in the Forum for a fun chat, a fantastic freebie and a chance to win a $10 gift certificate AND an opportunity to express your gratitude for DD, Katie and Randy... PARTY ON - 11AM Eastern TODAY I'll start a new thread in the Forum at 11AM! BE THERE<br /><br />9 comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 12:59:25 +0000 Because <a href=";title=because&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="because1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="because1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: anxela<br /><br />Description}: Supplies: Katie Pertiet [url=]Lightly Ledger: Sunshine Paper Pack[/url] Pattie Knox [url=]Getting There Kit[/url] Love the white paper in the Getting There Kit (which I had to buy after seeing it on one of Doris' layouts). I'm sure I could have put this in a lot of different galleries, but I have landed on PageKraft. For those of you that are familiar with M-B and are wondering about the other two letters when reading: I'm an ISTJ. :)<br /><br />45 comments Sun, 10 Jul 2011 15:52:44 +0000 Red &amp; Black Marina <a href=";title=red-26amp-3b-black-marina&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Red_Black_Marina_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Red_Black_Marina_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jarhm<br /><br />Description}: For PageKraft-WriteTrue+Click #27: The Art of Collage based on the work of Kurt Schwitters. My page was largely influenced by his use of red and black. Anna Aspnes: Art Play Palettes Easter Bunny; Fall#1; Find My Way; Blooming Marvelous; Obsession#1; Smooch; Special One; Dotted LoopDaLoops#2; FotoGlows#2 and; Weathered Neutrals#6. Ali Edwards: All About Me word art Katie Pertiet: Banner Words; File Tab Words; Letterbox Brushes; My Wonderful Adventure; Postage Strip Numbers; Quote Challenge 080308; Rounded Word Strips; Yellow Word Bits#1 Catherine Designs: Pele Mele shell Holliewood Studios: Junk Yard heart and seagull Shawna Clingerman: Graffiti Grunge Taylormade Designs: Clearly Stuck Totally Wild Dezinez: Fabric Clusters<br /><br />15 comments Mon, 02 May 2011 12:53:42 +0000 Palazzo glow 3/11 <a href=";title=palazzo-glow-3-2f11&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="03-11-Palazzo-glowWEB.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="03-11-Palazzo-glowWEB.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Elena<br /><br />Description}: I didn't have any inspiration for these photos until Patricia's collage challenge for Page Kraft. :) I had taken these photos for a prompt at the Daily Shoot to capture something that glows... and it just so happened I went to the Palazzo for dinner that night. [b]Anna Aspnes:[/b] [u][b][url=]Artist Edges Overlays No. 06[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]FotoBlendz Layered Template No. 15[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]FotoGlows No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b]Katie Pertiet:[/b] [u][b][url=]Blessed Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Touches of Paint Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Sun, 01 May 2011 04:13:52 +0000 Special One <a href=";title=special-one&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Special_One_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Special_One_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Shannamay<br /><br />Description}: Just some thoughts - hope not to offend anyone. Lots of Anna scrumptiousness coming tomorrow! AAspnes - Artplay Palette Special One **coming soon** Flutterby Photoblendz No.3 **coming soon** Stitched by Anna Frames No1 **coming soon**<br /><br />19 comments Fri, 29 Apr 2011 23:51:37 +0000 Secrets {PageKraft} <a href=";title=secrets-7bpagekraft-7d&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="MonaLisaCollage.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="MonaLisaCollage.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: casbury<br /><br />Description}: I love Patricia's challenges and was especially excited by Kurt Schwitter's collage art. Thanks to Marnie for the idea of using a scan of a mixed media collage I made a few years ago using tissue papers, torn papers and rubber stamps. Credits: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Boxed Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Collection Manuscrite Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]My Family Genealogy Flashcard Words[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]My Family Genealogy Clippings No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Tailor Collage Sheets No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Letter Box Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Metal Buttons Anna Aspnes: [u][b][url=]Tissue Paper Neutrals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tissue Paper Pastels[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Distressed Edge Overlays No. 07 12 X 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]MonoBlendz Rosy Red Paperie[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ModClock No. 01 Overlays[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dripped Stains No. 05 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]DifferentStrokes No. 01 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]SprayPaint No. 02 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ArtPlay Palette English Rose[/url][/b][/u] (key) Art Warehouse: [u][b][url=]Number Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:51:01 +0000 heading Home Again <a href=";title=heading-home-again&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="flighthome700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="flighthome700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: digigrandma<br /><br />Description}: When I think of our time in Arizona this winter, I think of sunshine and warmth and how good it felt. I took one last photo of the Arizona mountains in the distance and the sunshine before boarding our flight home. I like to experiment sometimes and Patricia has wonderful links she posted on the Designer Details Blog for her latest PageKraft challenge. After viewing the examples by amazing collage artists, I humbly tried my hand at creating a collage. You can check out the details here: [b][u][url=]PageKraft: WriteTrue and Click[/url][/b][/u] supplies: by Anna Aspnes [b][u][url=]Handmade Paperie No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Mini Kit no. 04[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Mini Kit No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]ArtPlay Palette Mini Kit no. 7[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Spray Paint No. 02 Brush Set[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]AnnaBlendz Checkerboard No. 01 Brush Set[/url][/b][/u] by Katie Pertiet [b][u][url=]LetterBox Brushes and Stamps No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Collagables No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Collagables No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [b][u][url=]Collageables No. 03[/url][/b][/u] font: 1871 Dreamer<br /><br />24 comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 02:09:25 +0000 M for Merz &amp; Marilyn <a href=";title=m-for-merz-26amp-3b-marilyn&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Marilyn700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Marilyn700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: marnie<br /><br />Description}: Patricia, thanks for the challenge and the link to the NY Times article about a fascinating artist--This quote reminds me of the PageKraft concept: &quot;Schwitters made no categorical distinctions between his art (painting, collage, sculpture, design, installation), his writing (poetry, essays, children’s stories) and his performances. To him they were all integral parts of a one-man cultural movement called Merz, which he invented, deriving the name from Kommerz, German for commerce.&quot; I chose the theme of tragedy for two reasons: 1) I began this piece with a scanned section of a mixed media collage on canvas I did last year with the same theme. 2) Both Schwitters and Marilyn Monroe struggled with an unfulfilled need for belonging. To read more, here's the link to the NY Times article: All DD Supplies Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]ColorBlocks Layered Template No. 02 12 X 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Autumn Lines Elements[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]PotPourri Easter Bunny Solids Paperie[/url][/b][/u] Tissue Alpha Lime (recolored) Jesse Edwards [u][b][url=]Retrophide Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Homestead Farms Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />19 comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 01:38:45 +0000 ARCHITECTURE <a href=";title=architecture&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="913_929_935_921_932_917_922_932_927_925_921_922_919_-_946_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="913_929_935_921_932_917_922_932_927_925_921_922_919_-_946_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: From my walks in Plaka, I love to take photos of the old houses. Journaling reads Pláka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the &quot;Neighborhood of the Gods&quot; due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites. PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Arsty Layered Template No. 14[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]FotoBlendz Layered Template No. 15[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]MonoBlendz Antiquity Paperie[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ArtPlay Palette Barren Sunrise ValueSet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]From My Bookshelf No. 02 Kit[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes: Architexture brushes<br /><br />13 comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 22:36:13 +0000 Write True and click <a href=";title=write-true-and-click&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Write_click_and_true6.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Write_click_and_true6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ang66<br /><br />Description}: Photos I took while on vacation in Sept. Template and findmyway elements by Anna Aspnes.<br /><br />26 comments Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:54:41 +0000 Madrid's Art <a href=";title=madrid-27s-art&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Madrid_Art.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Madrid_Art.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: iUma<br /><br />Description}: PageKraft is back….. with a twist. Check out the blog and see what's happening. Madrid is FULL of art of all sorts. In museums, on the street, in it's people. In our four and a half days there we soaked it up. We made it to two of the three biggest art museum and learned enough to know that we can keep ourselves busy there for quite a while on our next trip. The fact that the museums are open for free every evening from 7-9pm seems congruent with the thirst for beauty we saw there. Thanks for taking this little trip with us. Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Creased Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]All Mapped Out Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Taped Together Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Taped Together Photo Frames No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Roughed Up Botanical Mix Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]AnJack Whites Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Tags No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fastened Frames No. 04[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]ArtPlay Palette Blooming Marvelous[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artsy Layered Template No. 23[/url][/b][/u] The Grunge Source [u][b][url=]AnJack Whites Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Subtle Charcoals Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Mon, 25 Apr 2011 15:45:43 +0000 Most Real ((L) <a href=";title=most-real-l&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Most-Real-_L_-700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Most-Real-_L_-700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: marnie<br /><br />Description}: Anna's new ArtPlay Fotographie inspired my recording of a thought I've had for some time now. This isn't in response to a particular PageKraft challenge, just thought it fit here. Link to coordinating page with photos:;nocache=1 Text: I feel the most real in life, the most me, when looking through the lens of a camera. There’s a sort of hyper-connection between myself and the object of my vision. The world is more alive to me through the lens than with the naked eye. I can crop the scene—my view of the Serengeti zooms from the calm blowing grasses to the attack of the lioness and her cubs eating lunch. I hear the crackle of ice beneath my feet as I shoot toward the warm sun. Ah, I remember the neon sign even though I never tasted the clam chowder. The foamy sea water washes across my ankles and I can smell the salt as I snap the shutter. I open the view of a New Orleans’ upper window though I cannot reach the latch. I stroke the bridge of this handsome soul’s stone, cold nose as if it had been carved yesterday. The giggles still fill the kitchen when I remember taking the photo of my toddler playing his toy drum. I pray for the sleeping child in his little bed although he’s grown and lives in his own home now. Yes, I feel most alive, most connected to those I love, when I am holding my camera and looking through the lens. All DD Supplies Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]ArtPlay Palette Fotographie[/url][/b][/u] Font/Courier<br /><br />19 comments Mon, 11 Apr 2011 02:10:59 +0000 Most Real (R) <a href=";title=most-real-r&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Most-Real-_R_700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Most-Real-_R_700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: marnie<br /><br />Description}: Anna's new ArtPlay Fotographie inspired the recording of a thought I've had for some time now. This isn't in response to a particular PageKraft challenge, just thought it fit here. Link to coordinating page with text:;nocache=1 I feel the most real in life, the most me, when looking through the lens of a camera. There’s a sort of hyper-connection between myself and the object of my vision. The world is more alive to me through the lens than with the naked eye. I can crop the scene—my view of the Serengeti zooms from the calm blowing grasses to the attack of the lioness and her cubs eating lunch. I hear the crackle of ice beneath my feet as I shoot toward the warm sun. Ah, I remember the neon sign even though I never tasted the clam chowder. The foamy sea water washes across my ankles and I can smell the salt as I snap the shutter. I open the view of a New Orleans’ upper window though I cannot reach the latch. I stroke the bridge of this handsome soul’s stone, cold nose as if it had been carved yesterday. The giggles still fill the kitchen when I remember taking the photo of my toddler playing his toy drum. I pray for the sleeping child in his little bed although he’s grown and lives in his own home now. Yes, I feel most alive, most connected to those I love, when I am holding my camera and looking through the lens. All DD Supplies Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]ArtPlay Palette Fotographie[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]FotoBlendz Layered Template Album No. 02 12 X 12[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Big Tags: Girls No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Mon, 11 Apr 2011 02:10:48 +0000 Soul Mates_Rt <a href=";title=soul-mates-rt&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Tapestry_Rt_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Tapestry_Rt_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: I know that I write from the romantized view of a grandchild from what I remember hearing them tell me. But I thought it was SUCH a story. Companion to Soul Mates Journaling: The courtship evolves in the usual slow, predictable, rhythmic pattern. He makes the formal calls to her home; takes tea under the scrutiny of her grandmother and aunts. They converse about music, literature, post war Germany. The two stroll through the family garden while watchful eyes stand barely concealed behind lace curtains. With the flick of an eye and a barely perceptible movement of her head the grandmother indicates her approval. Precious moments alone are stolen in the rarified atmosphere of the campus. Back, forth, over, under – the basic pattern emerges. In 1921, Bruce has his B.S. in chemical engineering and is on faculty at the University of Texas as a chemistry tutor. Elinor is a senior, continuing her studies in biology and botany. They know that they will marry….some day. But a “dream come true” introduces a discordant thread into the pattern. Bruce is accepted into the Ph.D program at Yale University. His family disapproves (although the exact reason has been lost to time). It is not a family that devalues education, but perhaps the degree choice or the university is the issue. What is clear is that they offer no financial support. Her family is ecstatic but the couple cannot live on their enthusiasm. She is still in school. He cannot support a wife. She cannot ask him not to go. Back, forth, over under -how to weave these new threads into the design? One thousand five hundred seventy eight miles: How does a couple maintain a relationship over that distance for 3 years? There is no internet; no social networking; no email. Telephones are in use but by no means did every household have one. Back, forth, over, under – the weaving now over a considerable distance, threads stretched thin, but a new design emerges. They practice a communication skill that is almost forgotten in this day and time. They write letters….and cards….and notes on the back of a photograph. For Bruce takes pictures. He photographs his dorm, the faculty, the campus buildings and the train yards. He loans his camera to a friend, who takes his picture in front of the chemistry building. He grows a mustache because he thinks it makes him look distinguished. He shaves it off when she writes that it looks as if he is wearing a caterpillar on his lip. Back, forth, over under - at least once a week the missives cross each other in the mail. Back, forth, over, under. She pursues her Master’s at UT, and tutors students in German to save for their future home. She makes at least two trips to the “East” to visit and he comes home for holidays when he can. The design is different, but it is strong, and clear and woven to endure. And then it is 1924. Both have graduated. Now their joy and their challenge is to learn to live together. Credits: Everything on the companion page plus: KPertiet: Frame from AdChallenge9272009 [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 15[/url][/b][/u] LG:[u][b][url=]Basement Frames[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />20 comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 00:18:26 +0000 Soul Mates <a href=";title=soul-mates&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Tapstrey_Web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Tapstrey_Web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: oldbag165<br /><br />Description}: Always I enter this gallery a little tentatively. I chose from the Passion Prompts provided at;emc=learninga2 Journaling: If, as legend has it, soul mates are bound by an invisible thread, then by the time Elinor Rogers and Bruce Houston discovered each other, their lives had already been woven into a dense tapestry. They meet at the University of Texas in 1919. Eyes lock across an outdoor water fountain. By nature he is an introvert but he is stricken by an out-of-character impulse to say hello. She is outgoing and sociable but suddenly shy. Will he think me forward? Back, forth, over, under. The usual pleasantries are exchanged. Where are you from? San Antonio says he; Austin, not far from the campus, says she. What are you studying? Chemical Engineering says he; biology and botany says she. (Biology? Botany? Ah, intriguing, a woman who is interested in science. Brains and beauty.) Oh my, look at the time! Classes start soon and they must go their separate ways, but not before arranging to meet again. Back, forth, over, under. Commonalities are explored - love of reading, of learning, of classical music, of being outdoors. Her playful streak brings out a side of him hidden since childhood, and shown to very few people. His serious nature encourages her to study (although she is already a good student). He loves her hair; she loves his eyes. Both like structure and routine. Back,forth, over, under. Points of tension arise. He is from a wealthy, influential family and is expected to marry well. She fears his family finds her lacking. Her family is comfortable but far from wealthy. Social class differences are a formidable obstacle, but he has no desire to “hobnob with the nabobs.” I love you not your money or position, says he. He walks away from the family fortunes, and while there are things he will regret in his life, choosing to be with her is never one of them. Back, forth, over, under. Back, forth, over, under. Warp and weft: the strong commonalities the warp; the differences and tensions the weft, filling in the pattern of two lives. Intricate, complicated, multi-dimensional, year after year. Together they weave a tapestry of love. Credits: KPertiet: [u][b][url=]From My Bookshelf No. 02 Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Corrugated Brushes and Stamps MegaPak[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fastened Frames No. 03[/url][/b][/u] PKnox: [u][b][url=]Rag Bag Remnants: 12 Inch Squares[/url][/b][/u] AASPN: [u][b][url=]Painted FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Cassie Jones: [u][b][url=]How’d They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />22 comments Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:39:52 +0000 PageKraft #26 <a href=";title=pagekraft-2326&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Letter-to-Sled-700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Letter-to-Sled-700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: marnie<br /><br />Description}: Thanks to Patricia for the fun prompts she shared with us for this PageKraft challenge—both from Cathy Zielske and from the NY Times:;emc=learninga2 Text: I don’t often write love letters to inanimate objects, but you were something special. The very thought of you brings to mind dozens of lively memories. As I recall our days together, I feel the rush of youth. Remember the big, double hill in front of our house? I bet we walked up, and rode down, that hill at least a thousand times during my childhood. If the snow was just right, and I got a good running start, we would sail down both hills without hesitation--it almost felt like flying! Sometimes my sister wanted to ride too. She sat in front because my legs were longer and my boots could reach to steer . Once, all of the neighbors--Moms, Dads, and kids-- went sledding behind the church--that hill was wide enough for racing. You also carried my own children down snow-covered hills until we bought plastic sleds--for the record, I prefer your good, old-fashioned style. Just wanted to say thanks for all the swell times. Fondly, The little girl with the red boots All DD Supplies Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Naturally Krafty No. 08 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Photo Journal Clusters 1 [u][b][url=]Downhill Classics Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Flashcards: Winter[/url][/b][/u] Jesse Edwards [u][b][url=]Rosehill Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]SnowSpray No. 01 BrushSet[/url][/b][/u] Font / Traveling Typewriter<br /><br />26 comments Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:05:45 +0000 Chocolate Sprinkles <a href=";title=chocolate-sprinkles&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="PageKraftWriteTrue26.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PageKraftWriteTrue26.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ValerieP<br /><br />Description}: PageKraft Write True No26 I ended up using the same prompt-because none of the others really fit! KPertiet_LifetimeofLoveLayeredT KPertiet_StampednFramedLTNo14-small frame KPertiet_StitchedJournalStripsNo2-5a KPertiet_LilMetalCharmsLoveNo1-9P lynng-totally-trashed-love3<br /><br />12 comments Sat, 19 Feb 2011 07:19:07 +0000 No. 26: Weekend Love Letter <a href=";title=no-26-3a-weekend-love-letter&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="NYC_weekend_love_letter_WEB.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="NYC_weekend_love_letter_WEB.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: janhawkes<br /><br />Description}: I fell in LOVE with iUma's passion prompt love letter. I just HAD to lift it. Thank you for the inspiration, dear. My daughters took me to NYC last weekend to celebrate my 3 score birthday and it was a LOVELY weekend. No one knows how to touch a mother's heart like a daughter. We went to a Broadway play, dined, shopped and took tours of the city--all things the guys struggle to endure. This prompt is the perfect way to say thank you. Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Documenting a Decade Layered Templates No. 1B[/url][/b][/u] frame, labels, stitches and brushwork [u][b][url=]Autumnal Damask Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]Page FotoBlendz No. 02 12 X 12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Page FotoBlendz No. 03 12 X 12[/url][/b][/u] Fonts Pea Roni Script Courier New<br /><br />8 comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 19:14:17 +0000 Reflection <a href=";title=reflection&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="PageKraftNo25.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PageKraftNo25.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ValerieP<br /><br />Description}: Amazing what a bit of reflection brings out on a page! Fun challenge-took a bit to find my reflection somewhere outside of my home and I did get a few looks while I shot my reflection at the Biersch brewery, but oh, well-I had a challenge to complete! KPertiet_StampednFramedLTNo12 KPertiet_TapedTogetherNo4-5 KPertiet_NeutralWordBitsNo1-amomentintime KPertiet_LedgerPaperPiecesHearts-1 KPertiet_LilMetalCharmsLoveNo1-9P KPertiet_CollageablesNo3-notepaper AASPN_SpackleTextured1_2 AASPN_JourneyWordTransfers1_ObserveB AASPN_MultiStitchedbyABW2_4 AEdwards_PaintedMoments PKnox_PinItsPearls_Champagne_4<br /><br />13 comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 04:50:30 +0000 Living Room Love Letter <a href=";title=living-room-love-letter&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Living_Room.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Living_Room.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: iUma<br /><br />Description}: Living Room Love Letter This page was inspired by the Passion Prompts from the NYTimes…. Check out the new PageKraft: Write True on the blog to see what the rush is all about….. Thanks for looking. Come join the fun. Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Documenting a Decade Layered Templates No. 5B[/url][/b][/u] I used the frames, the label, and the brushwork [u][b][url=]Lil Metal Charms: Love No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Yoga Hand Drawn Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]ArtsyBlendz Origins Paperie[/url][/b][/u] Font: Dominican<br /><br />22 comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:06:02 +0000 Inside/Out (pgkft) <a href=";title=inside-2fout-pgkft&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="InsideandOut.JPG" border="0" src="" alt="InsideandOut.JPG" /></a><br /><br />by: mugsbigsis<br /><br />Description}: My selfportrait for Katrina's pagekraft challenge. Zoe was a surprise when I uploaded my photos. I didn't know she had come to the door. Kind of a fun pic. :O) Supplies: Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Alandia Rancheros Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Branched Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Matte Black Vintage Photo Frames No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bird Watcher Silhouettes No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blessed Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Tabbed Dates[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Wings of Love Kit[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes: [u][b][url=]Tribute BrushSet No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]ArtPlay Palette Barren Sunrise ValueSet[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox: [u][b][url=]DIY Party Pennants[/url][/b][/u] (staple) Cassie Jones: [u][b][url=]Laying It All Out No. 17: Mixing Things Up[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />36 comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:58:58 +0000 Score One for the Camera Gods - for PageKraft <a href=";title=score-one-for-the-camera-gods-for-pagekraft&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Shooting_Canon.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Shooting_Canon.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: iUma<br /><br />Description}: This is a true story which happened this afternoon. Cathy Z's [u][b][url=]Story Guide Layered Template No. 01[/url][/b][/u] made it so easy to tell. Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Pebble Solid Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />28 comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 03:57:54 +0000 Remember That/This <a href=";title=remember-that-2fthis&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Me_Feb511.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Me_Feb511.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kayleigh<br /><br />Description}: Felt totally inspired by Katrina's [url=][b]PageKraft: Write True + Click No. 25 -Tribute To Vivian Maier[/b][/url] post the other day &amp; took this photo of me at my parents place. {... just missed the part about getting my face, ooops!} I captured on one side of my page the 'now' at my parents house &amp; the 'then' of my previous years when i was living there. ::All Designer Digitals:: Ali Edwards: [u][b][url=]Evidence Paper Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Remember This And That Element Collection[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Square Date Spots No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Colored Cardboard: Oranges No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Filed Photo Frames No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lifted Wings No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Gator Crossing Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox: [u][b][url=]Stitched Leather Alphabets No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes: [u][b][url=]Stitched by Anna White No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Hansel Kit[/url][/b][/u] TFL :)<br /><br />25 comments Mon, 07 Feb 2011 02:35:04 +0000 Just Like Breathing <a href=";title=just-like-breathing&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="breathing_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="breathing_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mymalloryboys<br /><br />Description}: Thanks for a great challenge, Katrina! I got the idea for my title from one of our new members, lizzyt. In the newbie forum, she said that taking pictures was like breathing for her. I think we can all relate. It is such a big part of our lives. Thanks Lizzy, for inspiring the concept of my page! All from DD... Michelle Martin - Just Linens no 7 Rouen Kit Lynn Grieveson - Worn Page Edges 3 Anna Aspnes - Stitched by Anna Cream Autumn Lines Art Play BBQ (brown brad) Stitched by Anna Tan 1 Bling In Chic Frames 1 Artsy Clocks 3 Mindy Teresawa - Sprinkles Kit Katie Pertiet - Flossy stitches white (recolored) Notebook Blocks LT no 5 (blocks) Filmed LT no 9 (Frame and tape) Taped Masks no 1 Tailed Journalers Just Look at You LT (cut ups) (re-colored) Hinge Pack Editorial Insp. 1-10-10 (drawn lines) Studio DD - Layer Works no 17 (deckled edge journaler) Layer Works no 1 (yarn swirl, staples, cardboard) Thank you for looking!!! :)<br /><br />31 comments Fri, 04 Feb 2011 03:49:39 +0000 I miss you <a href=";title=i-miss-you&amp;cat=1757"><img class="imgborder" title="Feb_1_-_miss_you_web.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Feb_1_-_miss_you_web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mungerre<br /><br />Description}: See the tiny little me in the corner of the Skype window? That kind of counts as a reflection, right? :) Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]You Mini Die-Cut Kraft Tags[/url][/b][/u] Andrea Victoria [u][b][url=]Cashmere Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes [u][b][url=]Taped Dotty Polkas[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Going Away Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Photo Corners: Colors No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Notebook Paper Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Date Strips Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Notebook Paper Pack No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Love Grows No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Plated No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Journal Spots[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Candid Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Beachy Words Stickers and Brushes[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Malabar Kit[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Staple Its!: Clusters[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Absolutely Acrylic: Arrows[/url][/b][/u] Fonts: FG Jayne and FG Jayne Print TFL :)<br /><br />11 comments Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:17:54 +0000