November 2016 at The Digital Press | Gratitude

 

Well, it’s happened… it’s November, and the beginning of the holiday season is officially upon us. Here in the United States, Thanksgiving is a mere 3 weeks away (this is true; don’t faint). Rather than fight it… I’ve determined that we need to embrace it. And thus, it’s time to really dive into the month of November and all that it will be bringing our way!

For the month of November 2016, we will be focusing on a new Word of the Month… GRATITUDE. It’s an obvious choice, given the holiday that dominates the landscape of November each year… but in truth, it’s more than just a “word that happens to match a holiday.” If embraced, this concept of gratitude can represent a shift in our approach to life… in our way of thinking… in our way of acting and reacting to the things that happen in our life… and more. Gratitude is about appreciation, and about recognizing and celebrating the blessings in our lives.

Here’s a look at just a few visual representations of our new Word of the Month — GRATITUDE

 

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Looking for ways to incorporate this idea of GRATITUDE into your scrapping and crafting this month? Come join us at TDP! We’re jumping into another month of our popular Challenge System for November, and there are so many fun new things in store for you throughout the upcoming month — including a challenge that specifically calls upon our new word of the month — GRATITUDE. 🙂

We have 9 new challenges waiting for you in THE CROSSWORD SECTION — a.k.a. our forum’s challenge section — a fun play on words that we love because (a) #WeAreNerdyThatWay, (b) our challenges have always been loosely connected to our Word of the Month at TDP (get it? “crossword” haha)… and (c) it fits nicely into TDP’s news/press theme.

Here’s a peek at the challenges you’ll find throughout November 2016…

 

 

Get more information about our monthly challenge system HERE.

Meanwhile, make sure you check out our newest TDP collaborative collection, Blessed, which launched yesterday in the shop. It’s a gorgeous, luxurious collection filled with 42 papers, 89 elements, 16+ pocket cards, 1 full alpha set, layered templates, cutting files, and more! Come check out the inspiration that you’ll find in the shop listing for this beautiful collection… you won’t believe how versatile and gorgeous this kit is in action!

 

 

As always, you’ll be able to grab this monthly designer collaboration collection for just $4 for the first 4 days of the month (after which time it goes back to regular price… so grab it while the 4-for-$4 deal is on!).

Come check it all out! We look forward to spending November with you at The Digital Press.


Laura Passage

About the Author  Laura Passage is the owner of The Digital Press, and also the designer behind Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage (WWC). She works now as a graphic designer in both the digital and paper scrapbooking industries, but previously spent over a decade working as a college soccer coach. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two young sons (affectionately referred to as The Tiny Terrorists), and will rationalize eating coffee ice cream for breakfast to anyone who questions it.

October 2016 at The Digital Press | Transform

 

Well folks, we’ve just wrapped up our big Digital Scrapbooking Day (DSD) celebration this past weekend here at The Digital Press… and now with the start of a new week — its time to really dive into the month of October and all that it will be bringing our way!

For the month of October 2016, we will be focusing on a new Word of the Month… TRANSFORM. It’s a simple word, but one that that conveys so much possibility and carries so many different meanings — especially this time of year. There’s the view of “transformation” with regard to the changing of the seasons; here in the United States, one of the most documented and noticeable season changes is that of summer-to-fall. The colors become so vibrant, and the weather is so noticeably different, and it’s so easy to document the changes that you can see — visually — all around you. There’s also the view of “transformation” with regard to holidays we tend to celebrate in the month of October (such as Halloween!), in which people transform themselves into something different through use of costumes. And then, finally, there’s the view of “transformation” with regard to changes we make within ourselves… transforming ourselves through constant work and self-improvement and self-assessment.

Here’s a look at just a few visual representations of this idea of transformation, with regard to our Word of the Month — TRANSFORM

 

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Looking for ways to incorporate this idea of TRANSFORM into your scrapping and crafting this month? Come join us at TDP! We’re jumping into another month of our popular Challenge System for October, and there are so many fun new things in store for you throughout the upcoming month — including a challenge that specifically calls upon our new word of the month — TRANSFORM. 🙂

We have 9 new challenges waiting for you in THE CROSSWORD SECTION — a.k.a. our forum’s challenge section — a fun play on words that we love because (a) #WeAreNerdyThatWay, (b) our challenges have always been loosely connected to our Word of the Month at TDP (get it? “crossword” haha)… and (c) it fits nicely into TDP’s news/press theme.

Here’s a peek at the challenges you’ll find throughout October 2016…

 

 

Get more information about our monthly challenge system HERE.

Meanwhile, make sure you check out our newest TDP collaborative collection, Family Game Night, which launched this past weekend in the shop. It’s only been available for 3 days now but already is one of our most popular-ever designer collaboration collections here at TDP (and it’s easy to see why)! With 45 papers, 96 elements, 9+ pocket cards, 3 matching themed mini-kits, layered templates, cutting files, and more… it’s a must-have for scrapping your family’s game night memories, creating fantastic party decorations, and more!

 

 

As always, you’ll be able to grab this monthly designer collaboration collection for just $4 for the first 4 days of the month (after which time it goes back to regular price… so grab it while the 4-for-$4 deal is on!).

Come check it all out! We look forward to spending October with you at The Digital Press.


Laura Passage

About the Author  Laura Passage is the owner of The Digital Press, and also the designer behind Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage (WWC). She works now as a graphic designer in both the digital and paper scrapbooking industries, but previously spent over a decade working as a college soccer coach. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two young sons (affectionately referred to as The Tiny Terrorists), and will rationalize eating coffee ice cream for breakfast to anyone who questions it.

September 2016 at The Digital Press | Imagination

 

I can’t believe I am typing this right now… but it’s September. SEPTEMBER! How? I have no idea. This year is just flying by. But it’s true… it’s September 1st.

Here in the United States, September is largely associated with “Back to School” — a time that returns us to routine, and renews our focus on the value of learning and creativity. It’s also a time — much like the start of a new year — that we often view as a chance for a “fresh start” and a chance to reinvent ourselves. It’s a time when a lot of people — from young school kids, to their parents, to retirees — all imagine a new and better existence. That might sound hokey, but it’s true! Think about these things you always hear yourself saying around this time of year… “this year, I will stay up-to-date on my child’s homework folder!” …or “this year, we will do better at meal planning and eating as a family!” …etc. We imagine a better way, and a better us.

Because of this, we’re excited about our newest Word of the Month for September 2016 here at TDP… IMAGINATION. It’s applicable to everyone, from young to old, in a multitude of different ways.

 

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Looking for ways to incorporate this idea of IMAGINATION into your scrapping and crafting this month? Come join us at TDP! We’re jumping into another month of our increasingly-popular Challenge System for September, and there are so many fun new things in store for you throughout the upcoming month — including a challenge that specifically calls upon our new word of the month — IMAGINATION. 🙂

We have 9 new challenges waiting for you in THE CROSSWORD SECTION — a.k.a. our forum’s challenge section — a fun play on words that we love because (a) #WeAreNerdyThatWay, (b) our challenges have always been loosely connected to our Word of the Month at TDP (get it? “crossword” haha)… and (c) it fits nicely into TDP’s news/press theme.

Here’s a peek at the challenges you’ll find throughout September 2016…

 

 

Get more information about our monthly challenge system HERE.

Meanwhile, make sure you check out our newest TDP collaborative collection, Cozy Fall, which launched today in the shop. The design team really knocked it out of the park with this collection… capturing the essence of early fall with rich, beautiful earthy colors and lots of great autumn-themed icons and word art. With 41 papers, 85 elements, 17+ journal cards, layered templates, cutting files, and more… it’s a must-have for scrapping your autumn memories and creating some fun hybrid projects, party decorations, and more!

 

 

We look forward to spending September with you at The Digital Press.


Laura Passage

About the Author  Laura Passage is the owner of The Digital Press, and also the designer behind Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage (WWC). She works now as a graphic designer in both the digital and paper scrapbooking industries, but previously spent over a decade working as a college soccer coach. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two young sons (affectionately referred to as The Tiny Terrorists), and will rationalize eating coffee ice cream for breakfast to anyone who questions it.

August 2016 at The Digital Press | Unite

 

It’s August… and here at The Digital Press, we’ve kicked things into full-gear as we jump right into our bi-annual Pennysaver event!

We’re also really excited about our newest Word of the Month for August 2016 here at TDP… UNITE. The 2016 Summer Olympic Games begin on Friday (in Brazil), and we thought this word really embodied the spirit of what the games represent, and was therefore a great choice for August. We also think it’s a beautiful, timely choice of words… given the social and political unrest that we have been experiencing here in the United States in recent months (which isn’t limited to our country, but can be found worldwide in many forms). Sometimes it’s wise to focus on the things that bring people together, rather than on the things that divide them.

 

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Looking for ways to incorporate this feeling of unity into your scrapping and crafting this month? Come join us at TDP! We’re jumping into another month of our increasingly-popular Challenge System for August, and there are so many fun new things in store for you throughout the month of August — including a challenge that specifically calls upon our new word of the month — UNITE. 🙂

We have 9 new challenges waiting for you in THE CROSSWORD SECTION — a.k.a. our forum’s challenge section — a fun play on words that we love because (a) #WeAreNerdyThatWay, (b) our challenges have always been loosely connected to our Word of the Month at TDP (get it? “crossword” haha)… and (c) it fits nicely into TDP’s news/press theme.

Here’s a peek at the challenges you’ll find throughout August 2016…

 

 

Get more information about our monthly challenge system HERE.

Meanwhile, make sure you check out our newest TDP collaborative collections — and yes, there are TWO this month(!) — One Kit Two Ways, which launched today in the shop. The design team had so much fun with this collection, which uses the same color palette for two very different kits (one for boys, one for girls)… and we think you’ll see/feel how much fun they had designing it when you work with this amazing coordinated collection of scrappy goodness!

 

 

The best news of all? Because it’s a Pennysaver month here at TDP, you can buy all of the pieces separately (just $1.00 each!)… or you can even get the entire collection — which is actually made up of TWO full collections — for just $6.00 in August only (that’s less than the regular price of any of our site’s shop collabs… and there are TWO collabs in it!).

Speaking of Pennysaver… don’t forget that it officially launches tomorrow (Tues 8/2) with a batch of fantastic new products that are all JUST $1.00/ea THROUGHOUT AUGUST! We’ll be releasing new items into the shop every Tuesday and Friday all month long, so grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or Mountain Dew… whatever you prefer!) and come browse the August 2016 Pennysaver category in the shop!

 

 

We look forward to spending August with you at The Digital Press.


Laura Passage

About the Author  Laura Passage is the owner of The Digital Press, and also the designer behind Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage (WWC). She works now as a graphic designer in both the digital and paper scrapbooking industries, but previously spent over a decade working as a college soccer coach. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two young sons (affectionately referred to as The Tiny Terrorists), and will rationalize eating coffee ice cream for breakfast to anyone who questions it.

July 2016 at The Digital Press | Thrive

 

It’s July… and here at The Digital Press, we’re excited for a month of summertime fun!

We love everything about summer. We love the way things seem to slow down — even if just a teeny, tiny bit — to allow us to take some time to relax. We love the long, lazy days (even if just on the weekends!). We even love the hot, sticky weather… #BecausePopsicles. In the summertime, the truth is that you’re just a tiny bit more likely to throw responsibility out the window and do something fun for yourself. It’s truly a time to THRIVE — which, very fittingly, is our new Word of the Month for July 2016 here at TDP!

 

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Looking for ways to THRIVE this month? Come join us at TDP! We’re jumping into the second month of our revamped Challenge System, and there are so many fun new things in store for you throughout the month of July.

We have 9 new challenges waiting for you in THE CROSSWORD SECTION — a.k.a. our forum’s challenge section — a fun play on words that we love because (a) #WeAreNerdyThatWay, (b) our challenges have always been loosely connected to our Word of the Month at TDP (get it? “crossword” haha)… and (c) it fits nicely into TDP’s news/press theme.

Here’s a peek at the challenges you’ll find throughout July 2016…

 

 

Get more information about our monthly challenge system HERE.

Meanwhile, make sure you check out our newest TDP collaborative collection, Firecracker, which launched today in the shop. The design team really knocked it out of the park with this collection (I think it is my new all-time favorite TDP collaboration — and yes, I know, I said that last month, too!), and with 40+ papers, 90+ elements, 19+ journal cards, layered templates, cutting files, and more… it’s a must-have for scrapping your summer memories and creating some fun hybrid projects, party decorations, and more!

 

 

We look forward to spending July with you at The Digital Press!


Laura Passage

About the Author  Laura Passage is the owner of The Digital Press, and also the designer behind Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage (WWC). She works now as a graphic designer in both the digital and paper scrapbooking industries, but previously spent over a decade working as a college soccer coach. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two young sons (affectionately referred to as The Tiny Terrorists), and will rationalize eating coffee ice cream for breakfast to anyone who questions it.

June 2016 at The Digital Press | Adventure

 

It’s June… and here at The Digital Press, we’re getting ready to jump into summertime with both feet!

This is such a fun time of year. School is ending for the summer, people are planning their activities and creating their Summer Bucket Lists, and the possibilities seem endless. It’s truly a time of ADVENTURE — which, very fittingly, is our new Word of the Month for June 2016 here at TDP!

 

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Looking for ADVENTURE this month? Come join us at TDP! We’ve just revamped our Challenge System, and there are a lot of fun new things in store for you throughout the month of June.

We have 9 new challenges waiting for you in the forum’s challenge section, which is newly-branded as THE CROSSWORD SECTION — a fun play on words that we love because (a) #WeAreNerdyThatWay, (b) our challenges have always been loosely connected to our Word of the Month at TDP (get it? “crossword” haha)… and (c) it fits nicely into TDP’s news/press theme.

Here’s a peek at the challenges you’ll find throughout June 2016…

 

 

Get more information about our monthly challenge system HERE.

Meanwhile, make sure you check out our newest TDP collaborative collection, Family Man, which launched today in the shop. The design team really knocked it out of the park with this collection (I think it might be my all-time favorite TDP collaboration!), and with 45+ papers, 110+ elements, 20+ journal cards, layered templates, cutting files, and more… it’s a must-have!

 

 

We look forward to spending June with you at The Digital Press!


Laura Passage

About the Author  Laura Passage is the owner of The Digital Press, and also the designer behind Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage (WWC). She works now as a graphic designer in both the digital and paper scrapbooking industries, but previously spent over a decade working as a college soccer coach. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two young sons (affectionately referred to as The Tiny Terrorists), and will rationalize eating coffee ice cream for breakfast to anyone who questions it.

Anticipate Life

Anticipate Life

Happy May!  Spring is definitely in full force where I live and I am so excited to see everything in bloom all around us.  I always love this time of year and always anticipate seeing what this favorite season of mine brings with it. Fittingly for this time of the year, our word of the month is ANTICIPATE.  This can mean many things: to ANTICIPATE an age, holiday, pregnancy, season, vacation, graduation, Mother’s Day, end of the school year, garden in bloom, etc.  This time of year is certainly full of things/events to look forward to. What a perfect opportunity to capture this ANTICIPATION in your memory keeping!

Browsing around the web, I found some fun inspiration images to kick-start your thoughts about the word ANTICIPATE

Anticipate Life

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Each month, we like to encourage you to step out of the box with regard to our challenges. Below, you will find the list of upcoming challenges for the month of February — each of which focus on our theme of ANTICIPATE. For more information about our challenge system, please read this information post in the TDP forum.

Anticipate Life

The handy image you see above can be saved to your computer for reference throughout the month, as it features our schedule for May. 🙂 It was made by the ever-talented Alina from TDP’s creative team, using the brand new store collab, A Mother’s Heartwhich was released today and can be purchased for just $4.00 for the first 4 days of the month!

We cannot wait to see how you implement our Word of the Month into your daily lives and memory-keeping!

*** Header image created using A Mother’s Heart Collab by the TDP Designers and A Mother’s Love Alphas by River~Rose Designs.


About the Author  Rachel Alles is on the creative team here at The Digital Press. She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and her two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell. The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages. When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney-related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off “Auto”), and dabbling in home decor projects.

Accomplish Something

Accomplish Something

Happy April!  No tricks on this April Fool’s Day – just fun inspiration, challenges, and tutorials coming up this month.  Our word of the month here at TDP is ACCOMPLISH.  I always think of Spring as the start of something fresh – starting with a Spring cleaning of my home and decluttering what we no longer enjoy and need.  Of course, I also take that cleaning frenzy and apply it to my EHDs by cleaning out older digi supplies, making room for the oodles of new goodies the TDP Designers are sure to create.  To me, this is a sense of ACCOMPLISHED and always makes me feel like I am ready to tackle something more exciting and new.  What about you?  What makes you feel like you have ACCOMPLISHED something?

Browsing around the web, I found some fun inspiration images to kick-start your thoughts about the word ACCOMPLISH

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Each month, we like to encourage you to step out of the box with regard to our challenges. Below, you will find the list of upcoming challenges for the month of February — each of which focus on our theme of ACCOMPLISH. For more information about our challenge system, please read this information post in the TDP forum.

The handy image you see above can be saved to your computer for reference throughout the month, as it features our schedule for March. 🙂 It was made by the ever-talented Alina from TDP’s creative team, using the brand new store collab, Hello, Beautiful Daywhich was released today and can be purchased for just $4.00 for the first 4 days of the month!

We cannot wait to see how you implement our Word of the Month into your daily lives and memory-keeping!


About the Author  Rachel Alles is on the creative team here at The Digital Press. She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and her two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell. The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages. When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney-related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off “Auto”), and dabbling in home decor projects.

Capture Life

Capture Life

Happy March!  This month our word of the month here at TDP is CAPTURE.  Very few words completely describe scrapbooking more than this word.  Quite simply it means everything to us – to Capture Memories, Capture Stories, Capture Moments, etc.  For me, as long as I am capturing what is most important to me and my family in a creative way, I am happy.  What about you?  What does this word mean to you?

Browsing around the web, I found some fun inspiration images to kick-start your thoughts about the word CAPTURE

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Each month, we like to encourage you to step out of the box with regard to our challenges. Below, you will find the list of upcoming challenges for the month of February — each of which focus on our theme of CAPTURE. For more information about our challenge system, please read this information post in the TDP forum.

Capture Life - March Challenges at The Digital Press

The handy image you see above can be saved to your computer for reference throughout the month, as it features our schedule for March. 🙂 It was made by the ever-talented Alina from TDP’s creative team, using the brand new store collab, Fly Awaywhich was released today and can be purchased for just $4.00 for the first 4 days of the month!

We cannot wait to see how you implement our Word of the Month into your daily lives and memory-keeping!


About the Author  Rachel Alles is on the creative team here at The Digital Press. She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and her two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell. The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages. When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney-related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off “Auto”), and dabbling in home decor projects.

Cherish Life

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Happy February!  We interrupt this message to announce a fun-filled month of amazing deals!  That’s right – Pennysaver is back!!!  Every Tuesday and Friday, throughout the month of February, our amazing Designers will have new products on sale for $1!!!!!  This is the perfect time to grab lots of new goodies and jump in on our monthly challenges!

For February our word of the month here at TDP is going to be CHERISH.  This word is an important one for me personally as it makes me stop and think about what is most important in my own little world – to not take anything for granted and to be thankful for all that I have.  How about you?  Does it do the same for you?

Browsing around the web, I found some fun inspiration images to kick-start your thoughts about the word CHERISH

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Each month, we like to encourage you to step out of the box with regard to our challenges. Below, you will find the list of upcoming challenges for the month of February — each of which focus on our theme of CHERISH. For more information about our challenge system, please read this information post in the TDP forum.

The handy image you see above can be saved to your computer for reference throughout the month, as it features our schedule for February. 🙂 It was made by the ever-talented Alina from TDP’s creative team, using the brand new store collab, My Favorite Thingswhich was released today and can be purchased for just $4.00 for the first 4 days of the month!

We cannot wait to see how you implement our Word of the Month into your daily lives and memory-keeping!


About the Author  Rachel Alles is on the creative team here at The Digital Press. She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and her two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell. The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages. When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney-related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off “Auto”), and dabbling in home decor projects.

Renew Your Life

 

Happy New Year! Here at The Digital Press, we can hardly believe it’s 2016. Seriously, 2015 flew by for me — was it that way for you, as well?

Now that it is January, most people look into setting resolutions or goals for themselves, for their families, and maybe for their jobs or hobbies. For me, January is a month of renewal. Taking down the Holiday decorations starts it all off, as I look around and assess what I can remove (in the way of home decor) to create a neater & more streamlined space. Then I also look at other areas of my life to see what I can do a bit differently to change things up and keep them fresh.

Therefore, in January 2016 our word of the month here at TDP is going to be RENEW. This word can mean a myriad of things: maybe you are renewing an old passion, or maybe you are renewing your life through resolutions, or maybe you are renewing your scrap stash… there are many ways you can view the word RENEW.

Browsing around the web, I found some fun inspiration images to kick-start your thoughts on renewal…

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Each month, we like to encourage you to step out of the box with regard to our challenges. Below, you will find the list of upcoming challenges for the month of January — each of which focus on our theme of RENEWAL. For more information about our challenge system, please read this information post in the TDP forum.

The handy image you see above can be saved to your computer for reference throughout the month, as it features our schedule for January. 🙂 It was made by the ever-talented Alina from TDP’s creative team, using the brand new store collab, Resolved, which was released today and can be purchased for just $4.00 for the first 4 days of the month!

We cannot wait to see how you implement our Word of the Month into your daily lives and memory-keeping!

 


About the Author  Rachel Alles is on the creative team here at The Digital Press. She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and her two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell. The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages. When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney-related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off “Auto”), and dabbling in home decor projects.

Simplify Your Life & an Introduction to the 12 Days of December

Simplify

Welcome to December, another fun-filled month at The Digital Press! Before you know it, we will be ringing in the New Year.  🙂  This year has truly flown by!

Right now, however, we interrupt your regularly-scheduled introduction of our “word of the month” to announce our new blog series — 12 Days of December.  For the next 12 days, the Digital Press’s creative team will be filling the blog with fun seasonal posts every single day! Of course, we will still throw in some challenges in on our normal challenge days, as well.  😉  For all of the other days, though, we will be showing you great ways to “make it through the holiday season alive,” and hopefully in a fun and creative way! We hope you’ll enjoy this series as much as we’ve enjoyed compiling it!

Here’s a quick look at the schedule for the 12 Days series…

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Meanwhile, during the month of December our word will be SIMPLIFY. I know that this is something that I, myself, struggle with. Each year, I swear the holidays get more and more crazy. So, along with the rest of the team here at TDP, we encourage you to SIMPLIFY your life this holiday season. We hope to be able to help you do so throughout the month, if you follow along!

In thinking about simplifying things… here is some fun inspiration I found on Pinterest:

Simply Your Life

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Yes, December is a crazy chaotic time of year, and also often a crazy time of “acquiring more and more.” Please join us in letting go of the chaos and SIMPLIFY the season. Create minimalist layouts, use simple tricks to save time, and maybe de-clutter your stash!

Each month, we like to encourage you to step out of the box at times with our challenges. Below are the list of upcoming challenges for the month of December that focus on our theme of SIMPLIFY. For more information about our challenge system please read this post in our forums.

Here is a handy image you can save to your computer, featuring our lineup for December (made by the ever-talented Alina from the TDP creative team, using the brand new store collab Woodsy Winter that you can purchase for only $4 for the first 4 days of the month!).

We cannot wait to see how you implement our Word of the Month into your daily lives and memory-keeping.


About the Author: Rachel Alles is on the Creative Team here at The Digital Press.  She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell.  The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages.  When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off Auto) and dabbling in home decor projects.

Live in Harmony

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Welcome to November, a fun-filled month at The Digital Press! (Wait, it’s November already???)  This month, our one little word is HARMONY.

Could this word be more perfect for this month?  In the U.S., this is certainly a very busy month as it kickstarts the Holiday season.  On top of that, we have DSD AND most importantly, The Digital Press turns 1!!!  Can you believe that we are already approaching our first birthday!?  Seriously – time flies when you’re having fun.  With all of that excitement, we feel that finding harmony is all the more important.

Harmony doesn’t have to only mean finding peace due to holidays – although this would be nice.  It could also mean finding harmony, balance, peace with your family, relationships, designs, etc.  The list could go on and on.

Here is some inspiration I found on Pinterest:

One Little Word - Harmony

Sources (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

As you can see, the word Harmony can evoke lots of inspiration for your own memory keeping.  I myself cannot wait to implement it this month for my own projects (and life).

Each month, we like to encourage you to step out of the box at times with our challenges. Below are the list of upcoming challenges for the month that focus on Harmony. For more information about our challenge system please read this post in our forums.

Here is a handy image you can save to your computer, featuring our lineup for November (made by the ever-talented Alina from the TDP creative team, using the brand new store collab One (in honor of our first birthday) that you can purchase for only $4 for the first 4 days of the month!

Live in Harmony - Challenges

Please keep checking back on the blog for more information about all of the fun we have planned this month – it will be a great one!


About the Author: Rachel Alles is on the Creative Team here at The Digital Press.  She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell.  The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages.  When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off Auto) and dabbling in home decor projects.

Savoring Life

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Welcome to another new month at The Digital Press!  We are pleased to reveal that our word of the month for October is *drumroll* …SAVOR.

When I think of the word savor, my current “dieting” mind goes straight to YUMMY FALL GOODIES (pumpkin EVERYTHING — spices, apples, warm delicious food…etc)! As I take my stomach out of the equation, however, I realize that we not only savor food… but moments and memories in our lives, as well. October is the perfect month to savor everything — food & drink, the beauty of fall, the warmth of a cup of tea, the moment our children pick an apple off a tree or decorate a pumpkin… perhaps even that moment when your favorite team wins a game!

Here is a bit of inspiration I found on Pinterest:

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Inspiration via Pinterest

 

In the spirit of savoring this memory-keeping hobby and the time that goes into it (and perhaps to achieve a bit of simplification in all of our lives), we have re-worked our challenge system and have decided to unveil and implement it a month early (it was originally going to take place in November to coincide with the site’s first birthday)!  We are so excited to introduce to you our new challenge schedule and point system.  We really think you are going to love it!

 

All About TDP’s New Challenge System and Schedule

Since the time that challenges were first implemented at TDP after the site opened in November 2014, we’ve followed a Mon-Wed-Fri schedule… in which informational blog posts that highlighted our “word of the month” were attached to challenges found in the forum.

Beginning in October 2015 and beyond, we’ll be following the schedule you see below, instead, which will hopefully “open up some space” for new and fun challenge opportunities — things such as (a) special events like speed scraps (and similar), (b) hybrid challenges that are connected to our hybrid tutorials, and (c) a new opportunity to earn points by posting your TDP creations on social media!

The New Blog/Challenge Schedule

  • Tutorial Tuesday will still be a thing… a weekly event in which a blog post offers up new and fun tips and tricks!
  • Friday will be the day for our weekly “word of the month” post on the blog… and a corresponding challenge will also appear in the forum (each week, completing the challenge will be worth 2 points).
  • Saturday will be home to a bi-weekly (1st and 3rd Sat of each month) hybrid post on the blog… accompanied by a corresponding challenge in the forum (completion of each one will be worth 3 points).
  • Twice a month (dates TBA each month), we’ll host special challenge events… think speed scraps… live chats… etc. (and completion of each will be worth 2 points).
  • …also new — you will be able to earn extra challenge points by posting your gorgeous creations to social media* in October and beyond!

You can read about all of the changes in the new Challenge Info thread!

 

With that new schedule in place, here is a handy image you can save to your computer, featuring our lineup for October (made by the ever-talented Alina from the TDP creative team, using the brand new store collab Autumn Whimsy that you can purchase for only $4 for the first 4 days of the month)!

 

Savor - October Challenge Schedule

 

We look forward to seeing you around TDP throughout the month of October!

 


 

Leah/Mommyish

 About the Author: Leah is the designer behind Mommyish, and owner of The Digital Press. She lives in the beautiful lower Hudson Valley of NY with her husband, their two girls, and her in-laws! She has a love for all things geeky and quirky. In addition to being a graphic designer, she is an avid pianist.

Move Forward

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This month we are focusing on the word: Forward

This word really could mean anything. I feel like it could mean the obvious of exploring parts of the world, but I also felt like it could mean exploring your past/heritage, looking for another perspective on something, or exploring something you have always wanted to try. I myself could explore lots of areas in my family’s lives in addition to personally. I am kind of excited about this word and what all it can mean.  I hope you are as well?

Searching for inspiration on Pinterest, I came across several quotes that inspired me:

Move Forward

Sources (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

As you can see, the word Forward can evoke beautiful images.  I love how powerful and beautiful this word is.  I really am inspired by it and cannot wait to see where it takes me in my own memory keeping.

Each month, we like to encourage you to step out of the box at times with our challenges.  Below are the list of upcoming challenges for the month that focus on Forward. For more information about our challenge system please read this post in our forums.

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This gorgeous challenge schedule was created by creative team member Alina, using the brand new store collab See You in September that you can purchase for only $4 for the first 4 days of the month! We look forward to seeing you in the forums and here on the blog! Have a great September!

 


About the Author: Rachel Alles is on the Creative Team here at The Digital Press.  She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell.  The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages.  When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off Auto) and dabbling in home decor projects.

Explore Your World

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This month we are focusing on the word: Explore

This word really could mean anything. I feel like it could mean the obvious of exploring parts of the world, but I also felt like it could mean exploring your past/heritage, looking for another perspective on something, or exploring something you have always wanted to try. I myself could explore lots of areas in my family’s lives in addition to personally. I am kind of excited about this word and what all it can mean.  I hope you are as well?

Searching for inspiration on Pinterest, I came across several quotes that inspired me:

August Word of the Month - Explore

Sources (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

As you can see, the word Explore can evoke beautiful images.  I love how powerful and beautiful this word is.  I really am inspired by it and cannot wait to see where it takes me in my own memory keeping.

Each month, we like to encourage you to step out of the box at times with our challenges.  Below are the list of upcoming challenges for the month that focus on Explore. For more information about our challenge system please read this post in our forums.

 

August Word of the Month - Explore

 

This gorgeous challenge schedule was created by creative team member Alina, using the brand new store collab Office Space that you can purchase for only $4 for the first 4 days of the month! We look forward to seeing you in the forums and here on the blog! Have a great August!

 


About the Author: Rachel Alles is on the Creative Team here at The Digital Press.  She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell.  The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages.  When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off Auto) and dabbling in home decor projects.

July’s Month of Tutorials

 

July's Month of Tutorials

We interrupt your regularly scheduled month of challenges to bring you instead a month of Tutorials!  That’s right, to coincide with Summer School, our Creative Team has a full month of biweekly tutorials just for you posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of July.

Below are the list of upcoming tutorials scheduled this month:

July's Month of Tutorials

This gorgeous tutorial schedule was created by creative team member Alina, using the brand new store collab Christmas in July that you can purchase for only $4 for the first 4 days of the month!

July's Month of Tutorials

Missed any of the Summer School fun?  No worries – you can jump in anytime in our Summer School forum.

July's Month of Tutorials

Enjoy your month of scrapping tutorials and fun!  We’ll see you next month for our return of challenges!


About the Author: Rachel Alles is on the Creative Team here at The Digital Press.  She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell.  The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages.  When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off Auto) and dabbling in home decor projects.

CELEBRATE the Everyday

CELEBRATE the Everyday

 

For the month of June we are focusing on the word: Celebrate

I am super excited about this month’s word because for me, this is the reason I scrap – to celebrate those everyday moments in life.  To celebrate the small accomplishments along with the big events.  Yes, this month is huge for weddings, babies, etc. but what else can you celebrate in your life?

Searching for inspiration on Pinterest, I came across several quotes that inspired me:

CELEBRATE the Everyday

Sources (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

 

As you can see, the word Celebrate can be used in many different ways.  I love how happy the word is and how it conveys a feeling of being positive.  Yes, we may have our down days, but there are so many ways we can look for elements to Celebrate.  Of course, we also have our jump out of our seats and cheer days as well that give us cause to Celebrate.  How about you?  How do you view the word?

Each month, we like to encourage you to step out of the box at times with our challenges. Below are the list of upcoming challenges for the month that focus on Celebrate. For more information about our challenge system please read this post in our forums.

CELEBRATE the Everyday

This gorgeous challenge schedule was created by creative team member Alina, using the brand new store collab Summer De-Lite that you can purchase for only $4 for the first 4 days of the month! We look forward to seeing you in the forums and here on the blog! Have a great June!

 


About the Author: Rachel Alles is on the Creative Team here at The Digital Press.  She is fortunate to share her life with her loving husband, Doug, and two blessings: Madeline and Maxwell.  The three of them are her main source of inspiration for her pocket and traditional style pages.  When she’s not scrapping, she enjoys anything Disney related, learning more about photography (and attempting to turn the dial off Auto) and dabbling in home decor projects.