December Advent Day Fifteen: Get to Know creashens

Shen of creashensThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Fifteen, and today you get to learn more about Shen of creashens. She’s got a whimsical, eclectic design style that we know you will adore, and her products are known for their amazing hand-drawn illustrations and paper patterns.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I have one tattoo.
  2. I have one body piercing.
  3. I draw every day.
  4. I daydream about living in other countries.
  5. I love my daughter more than anything in the whole wide world.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Food ~ sushi
  2. Dessert ~ flan
  3. TV show ~ Grey’s Anatomy
  4. Actor ~ Audrey Hepburn
  5. Place to travel ~ Italy

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Hello, Love.… because it most reflects my style and creativity.

Hello, Love.

 

If you love creashens’ products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Fourteen: Get to Know Miss Tiina

Tina of Miss TiinaThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Fourteen, and today you get to learn more about Tina of Miss Tiina. She makes some of the most useful — and gorgeous — printable planners you’ve ever seen, and we know you’re just going to adore them!

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I am a hardcore procrastinator, I leave almost everything to the last minute.
  2. I’m addicted to frozen grapes – green ones only – and eat about $40 worth a week.
  3. I’ve never been married and don’t ever care to be.
  4. I have been self employed and working from home (and loving it!) since 2007.
  5. I wished for twins since I was about 5 or 6 years old, and when I was 24 I had a pair of boys. 😉

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Favorite place to shop online: anywhere really, I’m an online shopaholic!
  2. Favorite scent: rice milk + mallow dryer sheets, unfortunately discontinued, boo!
  3. Favorite color: grey all the way!
  4. Favorite food: chicken fajitas! MMM!
  5. Favorite time of day: bedtime, woot! I love sleeeeep!

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

My Everyday Planner

2015 Everyday Planner

 

If you love Tina’s printable planners and would like a chance to win one from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know which size planner you’d choose, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Thirteen: Get to Know Sugarplum Paperie

Nicole of Sugarplum PaperieThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Thirteen, and today you get to learn more about Nicole of Sugarplum Paperie. She’s got a sophisticated, classic, papery design style that we know you will love, and her products are known for their gorgeous shabby papers and beautiful color palettes.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. When I was in college, I played rugby. I had never played another sport in my life, but suddenly I was all excited about one of the roughest, toughest sports in the world. Our team ROCKED. We were the best in the state!
  2. Before I became a stay-at-home homeschoolin’ momma, I was a paralegal.
  3. I have two degrees (in Legal Studies and Psychology), but I didn’t know what I really wanted to do with my life until I was 30 years old and I discovered digital scrapbooking. I didn’t think it would be “wise” to go to school for art (even though I wanted to when I was 18!), because I didn’t think I could make a living at it. Ha!
  4. I have had four kids, born in four different states — and we are not in the military. Those states are Tennessee, Maryland, Ohio and Florida (EST, for the win!).
  5. Besides scrapbooking, I am also obsessed with knitting, quilting and art journaling.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Drink: Coffee. Anytime, all the time. But it must be the color of ice cream.
  2. Food: Mexican food is my comfort food. I love a taco full of fresh ingredients!
  3. TV Show: Veronica Mars!
  4. Game: Munchkin (any flavor of it). We own Munchkin, Munchkin Legions, Munchkin Impossible and Adventure Time Munchkin (for the kids). But my favorite one is Munchkin Booty (it’s pirate-themed). I also want to play Munchkin Pathfinder… because I also play Pathfinder. And that’s only because I love World of Warcraft! And… now you know that I am also a huge nerd.
  5. Book: Pride and Prejudice. For me, it’s one of those books you can read over and over again and always find something new to amuse you.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Hello Darling …

Hello, Darling : Kit

 

If you love Sugarplum Paperie’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Twelve: Get to Know Amanda Yi

Amanda YiThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Twelve, and today you get to learn more about Amanda Yi. She’s got a bold and graphic design style that we know you will love, and her products are known for their bright colors and the fun mix of dimensional elements they always include.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I am a college student majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and minoring in Psychology. I am attracted to deviance! LOL
  2. I refuse to drink iced coffee without a straw!
  3. I make To-Do Lists on a daily basis… sometimes more than once a day…
  4. I am a young single mom.
  5. I have an impulsive tendency…

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Dessert: anything chocolate!
  2. TV Show: The Walking Dead… duh 🙂
  3. Movie: Forrest Gump rocks my socks.
  4. Place to Travel: New Hampshire (I don’t go to many places LOL).
  5. Time of the Day: BED TIME!

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Go Places — I don’t travel much, but when I do I love to take it all in. Being in a new, unfamiliar place intrigues me. The color palette I worked with made the thought of travel even more intriguing!

Go Places | Kit

 

If you love Amanda’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Eleven: Get to Know Anita Designs

Anita of Anita DesignsThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Eleven, and today you get to learn more about Anita of Anita Designs. She’s got a clean and simple design style that we know you will love, and her products are known for their delicate elements and cheerful color palettes.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I am a real coffee addict; I can’t imagine having a day without coffee!
  2. I love thinking of pranks to joke around the house; examples: I hide at the toilet or under the door window, to scare my hubby or kids when they are coming home * I called up my aunt and told her in a conversation, that you can get insurance for your pet, at the KLM (dutch flying business) * When my son was outside of the house hanging with friends, I took the shower head and opened up the window and made them wet! * I pranked my uncle with a fake police parking ticket and fined him for square parking. 🙂
  3. I love Egyptian-style belly dancing and all roller coasters!
  4. I wanna see the world; I love traveling… Venice, Vienna, Sicily, London, Paris… I wanna see more.
  5. I dislike the autocorrect thing in my iPhone, because in a conversation with Karla about being sick and feeling sick, I wrote something like, “coughing up germs out of my mouth” …and it autocorrected to “sperms come out of my mouth.” I felt embarrassed but Karla nearly peed her pants laughing!

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Food: McDonald’s is a FAVE! Wake me up and tell me we are going to McDonalds, and we have a date! And anything pasta-related.
  2. Dessert: chocolate mousse.
  3. Movies/TV shows: Twilight, Armageddon, Titanic, Bruce Almighty, Vampire Diaries, Charmed, and Grey’s Anatomy.
  4. Sports: soccer, belly dancing, and tennis.
  5. Actor: I am a fan of George Clooney, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, and Whoopi Goldberg.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

That would be my recent Gilded Grab Bag (a collaboration with Karla Dudley).

Gilded Grab Bag

 

If you love Anita’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Ten: Get to Know Kelleigh Ratzlaff

Kelleigh RatzlaffThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Ten, and today you get to learn more about Kelleigh Ratzlaff. Not only is Kelleigh our resident hybrid guru (have you seen her papercrafting templates?!… To.Die.For!), but she also makes some amazing hybrid-friendly digital kits that we know you’re just going to adore.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I’m the second oldest of 11 kids (my parents run an international adoption agency; falling in love is an occupational hazard).
  2. Since we are holding wild animals around here (see Day 1 and Day 4!), I once held a large tarantula in Mexico. I was fine until it started creeping up my arm.
  3. I became a runner in my mid/late 30’s and I’ve run 5 half marathons and Hood to Coast relay twice (plus some 5Ks and 10Ks sprinkled in there). It’s never too late!
  4. I have my Master’s Degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction and I used to teach middle school. I’m a SAHM now (with 4 crafty businesses), and love being home (by myself, since my two boys are in school!).
  5. I can still do the splits.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Dutch Bros Coffee. The Annihilator, specifically. It totally cures PMS.
  2. Breakfast sandwiches: English muffin, egg (fried with a runny yolk from my own sweet chickens), and Tillamook cheese with generous amounts of Franks Red Hot sauce. I could eat them at every meal of the day.
  3. Disneyland. I love the magic. I’d like to live in New Orleans Square.
  4. SmartWool socks. A necessity in the Pacific Northwest!
  5. My husband. People still tease me that I talk about him so much! 17 years and counting! I’m blessed.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

I have so much fun with my papercraft templates! If I had to choose just one, I’d probably pick my Cupcake Shaped Box. I created it back in 2009 for a charitable fundraiser, and it has been one of my top-sellers ever since!

Cupcake Shaped Box

 

If you love Kelleigh’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Nine: Get to Know Digital Scrapbook Ingredients

Willemijne of Digital Scrapbook IngredientsThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Nine, and today you get to learn more about Willemijne of Digital Scrapbook Ingredients. She’s got a bright, bold design style that is fun and graphic and playful, and her shop is filled with a great mix of both kits and templates that we know you will love.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I could talk before I started walking. I actually told my parents I was going to take my first few steps!
  2. I grew up on a farm and used to spend a bit of my free time riding along on the tractor harvesting potatoes. That’s probably why I love them so much!
  3. Because I experienced RSI pains in my arm by spending so much time on the computer, I taught myself to use my computer mouse with my left hand (I am right-handed) and now design most of my products with my left hand.
  4. I was born and raised in The Netherlands and have lived there for 26 years, but 4 years ago my partner Peter and I moved to Australia!
  5. Peter and I are getting married next year! The day we are getting married will also be the day that we are together for exactly 10 years!

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Things to watch: TV series like 24, Prison Break and Alias. I can spend hours watching these shows!
  2. Quote: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  3. Place to shop: I absolutely love going to markets, hunting for vintage treasures!
  4. Food: I love Greek food, especially the meat. And potatoes of course, LOL!
  5. Sports: Volleyball and hiking.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

I think that has to be Natural Beauty. I love the pretty colors and the kit is really versatile!

Natural Beauty

 

If you love Digital Scrapbook Ingredients’ products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Eight: Get to Know Karla Dudley

Karla DudleyThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Eight, and today you get to learn more about our very own Karla Dudley. She’s got an hand-drawn artistic design style that we know you will adore, and her products are known for the color combinations and illustrations and handwritten word art that is uniquely Karla. 🙂

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I was a competitive cheerleader from 7th grade through college and turned down an offer to be in the first Bring it On movie because of school (my coach at the time made the routines in the movie ^_^ ).
  2. I have two sets of back-to-back twins that were both born full term with no complications (thank you God… blessed).
  3. I can sing real well but have yet to sing to anyone. I’m always overheard lol! …I’m paralyzingly shy.
  4. I’ve been inside the Statue of Liberty. Right up her booty! Yep, it was rad!
  5. I believe in unicorns.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Art… all kinds. Digital, watercolour, graphic, photography, color, bands, plays… anything. Just give it to me!
  2. Crocheting. Love this as a hobby. Good Stuff!
  3. Video Games. Mario, Bayonetta, Kingdom Hearts… love it all!
  4. Horror Movies. The bloodier the better. I’m also addicted to the dark.
  5. Child of the 80’s. Love everything about it. The dress, the music especially. My childhood was nothing but magic ^_^

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Wow… I’m going to have to go with Clear Essentials. I can NOT live without these. Like seriously use them 99% of the time!!!

Clear Essentials Bundle 1

 

If you love Karla’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Seven: Get to Know Mommyish

Leah of MommyishThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Six, and today you get to learn more about Leah of Mommyish. She’s got a bright, playful, and graphic design style that we know you will love, and her products are known for…

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I majored in music education with a piano emphasis in piano. I love playing the piano (*see below).
  2. I’m half Puerto Rican. No one believes me, however, because I have fair skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes.
  3. My two girls are spaced ten years apart! I have a 1 year old and an 11 year old!
  4. I played the trombone in high school. I still get weepy when I watch marching band competitions.
  5. I started designing graphics when I was 14. I made websites back in the days of dial-up AOL!

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Favorite movie: Any period drama.
  2. Favorite color: hot pink.
  3. Favorite food: steak.
  4. Favorite Christmas song: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.
  5. Favorite way to waste time: iTunes movie trailers!

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

The Real Life In Pockets | Domesticated collaboration with Just Jaimee…

Real Life In Pockets | Domesticated

 

If you love Mommyish’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Six: Get to Know Scotty Girl Design

Shannon of Scotty Girl DesignThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Six, and today you get to learn more about Shannon McNab of Scotty Girl Design. She’s got a fun, graphic design style that we know you will love, and her products are colorful, playful, and easy to scrap with (she’s also our resident go-to girl for all things Disney)! 😉

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I was my high school’s mascot, Pricilla Panther, during my junior year of high school. Go panthers!
  2. Before becoming 100% self employed in 2013, I worked for Pottery Barn for two years as a designer in their marketing department.
  3. If I hadn’t injured my hip in junior high from a freak cheerleading accident, I would have pursued a career as a professional dancer… hopefully on Broadway.
  4. I had the opportunity to attend the red carpet premiere of Pirates of the Carribean 3: At World’s End at Disneyland and it was AH-MAZ-ING!
  5. I’m a card-carrying member of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon. If you don’t know what that is, you’ll definitely want to click here to find out! 😉

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Pizza Toppings: Pepperoni, Pineapple, and Black Olives. It sounds gross, but the combo is amazing, trust me!
  2. TV Show: Game of Thrones, Scandal, and Downton Abbey – because I can’t just pick one.
  3. Movie: Gone with the Wind. It may be 75 years old, but I still haven’t found a movie that is as epic.
  4. Disney Character: Flynn Ryder from Tangled. He’s the sassiest, most real male character Disney has ever had.
  5. Color Combo: Aqua and Coral. Coincidentally enough, these were my wedding colors.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Right now I’d say probably my Brainiac Kit. I don’t think I’d ever included that many hand drawn doodles in a kit before, and while I spent a full day getting the doodle paper to look just right, I totally fell in love with it!

Brainiac

 

If you love Scotty Girl Design’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Five: Get to Know Sabrina’s Creations

Sabrina of Sabrina's CreationsThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Five, and today you get to learn more about Sabrina’s Creations. She’s got a crisp and clean design style that we know you will adore, and her products are known for being just minimalistic enough to let your photos take center stage, while also being filled to the brim with loads of elements and patterns that are uniquely her!

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I could sit in my pajamas all day, especially when I don’t have to go outside… so mostly on Sunday. 🙂
  2. When I met my husband, he said to me, “I like to have 6 kids,” and I told him, “are you crazy?” LOL. Now after having 4 kids and we decided to stop after Mathias, my heart still wants a little baby but my mind says no because I have it already busy with our 4 lovely kids.
  3. When I was 11 years old, I broke both my wrists by falling with my bike whoops…
  4. I’m a SAHM since 2008; after the birth of Maaike it was time to stay home for the kids and they do love it that I’m home for them.
  5. I’m a part of the parent committee of the school of our kids; it’s great to know what’s going on at school and I help a lot with the activities too.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. TV Show: The Vampire Diaries is one of my favorites, but I have a few more.
  2. Place to Shop: shoppingscenter… I don’t go much to it but when I’m going, I’m enjoying it and try to buy stuff during the sales.
  3. Food: lasagna, or anything else with pasta.
  4. Favorite color: grey and mustard green.
  5. Product I can’t live without: Mylène products, these are beauty products know in Belgium. I especially love the hand balm. My hands are always dry.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Day After Day, which is shown here…

Day After Day

 

If you love Sabrina’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Four: Get to Know Mari Koegelenberg

Mari KoegelenbergThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Four, and today you get to learn more about Mari Koegelenberg. She’s got a whimsical, hand-illustrated design style that we know you will love, and her products are known for being colorful, fun, and just uniquely Mari!

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I have one blue and one green eye, it becomes more noticeable depending on my mood.
  2. I studied animal husbandry in college, because I was gonna have my own horse farm when I grow up. One day, one day! 😉
  3. I have a double jointed thumb and I can do serious mind-boggling stuff with it.
  4. I held a wild squirrel in my hands once… and it bit me. I still have the scar. On my middle finger (LOL… this one is for you Laura!).
  5. I was a certified diver, got my certification while diving in the beautiful Red Sea (Dahab) in Egypt.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Sketching/Drawing
  2. Reading… literally anything; I devour books!
  3. WOW and the new expansion Warlords of Draenor (this is such a guilty pleasure!).
  4. My espresso machine and the fantastic coffee it makes…I went without it for 5 whole days and it was the worst 5 days ever.
  5. My crafting corner

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

At the Farmer’s Market with Nicole; it was 3 years in the making but so happy we finally did it!

At The Farmer’s Market : Kit by Sugarplum Paperie & Mari Koegelenberg

 

If you love Mari’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Three: Get to Know Kim Broedelet

Kim BroedeletThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Three, and it’s time to learn more about Kim Broedelet (who many of you also know as KimB Designs). She’s got a soft and shabby design style that we know you will adore, and her products are known for being gorgeous and romantic.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I did acrobatics when I was younger, and am still rather supple in my old age; these moves usually come out as party tricks after a few glasses of wine. LOL
  2. I held down three casual jobs while studying full time to put myself through Varsity to get my Textile design degree.
  3. I lived in Argentina (Buenos Aires) for over a year, and had to go back to school to learn Spanish (which is so rusty now, due to not being used).
  4. I have a mild OCD “have to clean my teeth” problem… let’s just say I even have a spare toothbrush and toothpaste in the car.. LOL
  5. I met my hubby while camping with my folks at Bushmans River when I was 16 (married him at 22). My son met his now long-term girlfriend in the same place when she was 16, too. Sort of ironic and very much a feeling of déjà vu.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Book/author: I’m a Dean Koontz, Stephan King, Robin Cook don’t miss a book girl, but will read anything except love story/sagas. I’m a thriller/sci-fi/suspense girl.
  2. Actor: I love all the “oldies but goodies” – Sean Connery, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney…
  3. TV Show: The Walking Dead… hubby can’t handle it, so I watch it on my own as sort of a guilty pleasure and in peace… LOL
  4. Product I can’t live without: my lip Ice (or chapstick as you call it)… and of course my toothbrush… HAHAHA
  5. Quote/saying: “If you worry you die, if you do not worry you still die, so why worry?”

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Stronger: The Collection

Stronger: The Collection

 

If you love Kim’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Two: Get to Know Dawn by Design

Dawn of Dawn by DesignThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

For Day Two, you get a chance to know Dawn of Dawn by Design a little better! She’s got a really clean, sophisticated (and yet artsy!) design style that we know you will love, and her products are often filled with unique handwritten words and phrases, paint brushes, splats, and other fun hand-crafted elements.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I can twirl a baton. I have never been a baton twirler in any official capacity. I spent all of one summer in middle school learning with my cousin, but when school started I found out you also had to be in band to be a twirler. My dad said no to the whole thing since I wasn’t actually interested in learning an instrument.
  2. Two of my (five) children were born at home.
  3. I am halfway through reading the Christian bible, Catholic canon. I’m slated to finish in June by reading one of those bible-in-a-year books that has daily readings.
  4. I took synchronized swimming in college. It’s very hard, y’all.
  5. I met my husband when I was 19 years old and we married 9 months later, while still in college. New Year’s Eve is our anniversary and this year marks our 18th.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. My favorite food is food. Just food.
  2. My favorite dessert is a nice, fudgy brownie. With a cold glass of milk. Wait. Did I say “a” brownie? I meant All The Brownies.
  3. My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice.
  4. My favorite place to shop is online. And that’s a remote second. My first favorite is to not have to shop at all.
  5. The one product I can’t live without is Chapstick. And people around here always be taking my Chapstick.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

My favorite product is Right Now because of my clocks. I love the clocks.

 

If you love Dawn’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop (excluding collabs)… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day One: Get to Know Laura Passage

Laura PassageThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

First up for Day One is our very own Laura Passage (who many of you also know as Wishing Well Creations). She’s got a really playful, papery design style that we know you will love, and she is known for the bright rainbow colors she often uses for her products.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. Before I had kids, I worked for over a decade as a college soccer coach.
  2. I once held a wild chipmunk in my hands. In related news: chipmunks enjoy Nutri-Grain bars.
  3. While in college, I spent a semester working in NYC and I interned at Rolling Stone Press.
  4. During my honeymoon, our cruise ship caught fire in the middle of the Caribbean and we came within about 10 minutes of being evacuated onto life-boats. The fire stopped 9 cabins away from ours!
  5. In my life, I have had 2 knee surgeries, 1 lower back surgery, and 2 emergency c-sections.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Dessert: Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream (yes, brand-specific! no others can even compete!)
  2. TV Show: Lately, that spot is held by The Walking Dead… a show I once told my husband I’d have zero interest in watching. True story.
  3. Product I can’t live without: Aquaphor. I’ve convinced my kids it will cure anything. Even sibling rivalry. “Just put Aquaphor on it!”
  4. Book: After over 2 decades and more than one reading, I still love (and will always love) the complete and uncut version of Stephen King’s The Stand.
  5. Convenience Item: probably my iPhone. Cliché, I know. I care not. So convenient. 😉

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

This is so tough, because I always tend to be crushing on my most recent products the most… but I do have a special spot in my heart for …And The Pursuit of Happiness because it’s got such an overall happy feel to it (and even though it’s theme-specific, it’s also generic enough to use all year long).

...And The Pursuit of Happiness | Kit

 

If you love Laura’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

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A Colorful Cyber Monday!

Hello everyone! Can you believe it is already December? Where did November go?

We hope that you’ve been enjoying our Grand Opening Sale. Today is the last day of our 60% off sale, so be sure to visit the shop and pick up any items you may still have left on your wishlist.

On the first of each month we will always be releasing a new shop collab! That makes this first edition super epic because you get a great deal at an even lower price, due to the storewide 60% off sale! For today only, you can get this shop collab for only $2.80!

Our monthly shop collabs are set up to be an affordable sampling of our designers!  For the first four days of each release, you will be able to purchase the collab for only $4!  After that, it will go up to the regular list price of $7 (still a huge steal!).

Meanwhile, right now we have a brand new challenge being hosted in the forums… a photo prompt for December with a fantastic gift at the end for those who participate!

Have an amazing day, and don’t be a stranger!  If you have any questions or comments please use the contact form to get in touch with us.

A Warm Welcome

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Welcome to our brand new store and adventure: The Digital Press!  We are so excited to have you all here for our Grand Opening.  As we reflect over the past couple of weeks, we are absolutely amazed at how quickly the team pulled together to make this site a reality.

Behind the scenes, there have been several busy little workers collaborating together to create something fresh and unique in our community.  We are beyond grateful, not only to them – but to you, our loyal customers!  We hope that you enjoy the site, and want you to know that we are here to answer any questions you may have.  With that said, here is a run down of things you can look forward to in the coming weeks…

Monthly Shop Collab

All of your favorite designers working with a specific theme to create a GORGEOUS kit… oh, yes!  On the first of every month our Shop Collabs will be released!  Be sure to watch for our first collab kit to arrive on December 1st — and yes, it will be a part of the final day of our Grand Opening Sale (meaning that it will be marked down 60% on 12/1 only)!  You won’t want to miss it!  Here is a little sneak peek…

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Challenges

With the upcoming arrival of our new creative team, there will be fun new challenges for you!  Some will be hosted inside our forums, and others will be right here on our blog!

Gallery

The upcoming gallery is a totally new and fun format – different than anything you’ve ever seen at a digital scrapbooking site!  With this addition in the coming weeks, we will issue a tutorial to help you along the way. We feel confident you will love it!

Forums

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a Chatty Cathy!  We are too!  Be sure you drop by our forums and say hello.

Multiple Variation Products

Our designers have been working diligently to create products that suit your needs — no matter if you are a digital scrapper, a hybrid scrapper, or even someone who just enjoys using printables!

Many of our products have more than one buying option. This is especially handy for those of you who only want the papers from a kit… or specific file types (SVG, PNG, PSD, etc.). Check our shop’s listings to find the products with variable options — and then use the drop-down menus to make your selections for these products before you add to your cart! Super easy, and totally customizable.

Tweaks

We appreciate all of the patience you have shown as we hurried to get our site up and running this month. Over the coming weeks you may see a bunch of additional tweaks here and there. The site (and our customer’s experiences at it) will always be a work in progress, because want you to have the best possible experience at The Digital Press!

WELCOME!