Category: Designer Features

Friday Favorites | Dunia Designs

Hello and welcome to another edition of our designer feature series on The Digital Press blog in 2019 — Friday Favorites! This year, as you know, we’ve been learning a bit more about each of our amazingly-talented designers by having them share some of their favorite things with us each week.

This week, the spotlight is on Dunia Designs. This is Dunia Designs’ fifth feature here on The Digital Press blog (you can find her first feature from September 2016 HERE, another from April 2017 HERE, her Foodie Friday post from January 2018 HERE, and her most recent feature from June 2018 HERE).

This time, we asked Dunia to share some of her “favorite things” with us, and she shared a few of her favorite binge-worthy TV series…


” Right now, I love to binge-watch the following shows…

1. The Mechanism (Netflix)
When you watch The Mechanism you are led to believe it’s somehow related to House of Cards, but the big difference is that all the corruption really happened in Brazil. It’s insane to think most of the things are based on real events. It’s really exciting to watch (if you are not a Brazilian, like me, in which case it’s just sad).

2. Good Omens (Amazon Prime)
I just watched this and I’m in love! I have to say I’m fan of Doctor Who, and if you like this kind of series, Good Omens is just perfect. David Tennant and Michael Sheen are incredible in their parts.

3. Chernobyl (HBO)
For the first time they did a TV series about Chernobyl, and I remember when that happened and I was a kid. I remember receiving the news about it, every day one different and bigger, very interesting approach they have in the series and the photography is absolutely amazing.


The shows that Dunia has shared sound intriguing! I’m going to definitely have to check them out.

If you’re not already familiar with Dunia’s product offerings at The Digital Press, she has nearly 400 products in her shop at TDP. Her style is fun, colorful, and super versatile! Her templates make scrapping a breeze, and her kits are filled with traditional elements, pocket cards, unique doodled artwork, and word art pieces. If you are like me, you will be ooohhhing and aaahhhhing when you visit her shop!

Here’s a look at just a few of my favorite products from the Dunia Designs store at TDP

Here are a few fantastic examples of projects that use Dunia’s products, so you can see how lovely and versatile her designs are…


I hope you’ve enjoyed this installment of Friday Favorites.  I’m sure you enjoyed getting to know Dunia a bit better, and I bet you have found something to swoon over in her shop!

Additionally, we’ve saved the truly exciting news for last… because during Dunia’s upcoming feature week here at The Digital Press, you can enjoy the chance to score an amazing deal in her shop if you use one of the following coupon code(s) when purchasing her digital goodies (this code/sale will be valid through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/20). Don’t miss it!

[ if you have trouble seeing the coupon image, above, the codes are as follows: “save $2 off any purchase of $5+” by using code = DUN14-2OFF . . . or “save $5 off any purchase of $10+” by using code = DUN14-5OFF ]


About the Author  Jill W is a creative team member at The Digital Press and has been scrapping for over 13 years. She resides in Northwest Illinois. In addition to scrapping, she enjoys spending time with her family — especially her three young grandchildren (ages 6, 4 and 2). Retirement is getting closer for her, and she is anxious to travel the country with her husband, taking photos and scrapping them as they journey across the USA.

Friday Favorites | Rachel Etrog Designs

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of our designer feature series on The Digital Press blog in 2019 — Friday Favorites! This year, as you know, we’ve been learning a bit more about each of our amazingly talented designers by having them share some of their favorite things with us each week.

This week, the spotlight is on Rachel Etrog Designs. This is Rachel’s second feature here on the blog (you can find her first feature from September 2018 HERE)

This time, to learn even more about Rachel, we asked her to share some of her favorite things with us, and here’s what she had to say…


“My favorites things? Well it’s hard for me to point on a few because i have a long list, but here are few of them:

1. Music Music Music! I can’t imagine my life without music, all the time music is playing in my apartment.  I love all kinds of music from classic music to gothic music and, as you know from my previous designer feature, I’m a huge fan of Depeche Mode — they are my number 1 band. I also love Placebo and a Norwegian band Apoptygma Berzerk. Every summer I love to travel to Germany with my friends to see concerts of Apoptygma Berzerk and other fabulous bands at gothic music festivals, like Cologne (Amphi festival) and Hildesheim (Mera Luna festival).  Every festival is full of great music, vibes, costumes, food & drinks. (It’s been a while since my last time but still remain my favourite). When Depeche Mode and Placebo go on tour, I love to see their concerts abroad so I travel a lot. I’ve seen them in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Romania and the list goes on!

2. I love to scrap digital and hybrid layouts especially for special occasions. After I’m finished, I print them in an album and give it as a part of the gift.

3. Besides loving to design digital papers and stuff I also love painting on canvas. I never know what i’m going to draw — I just go with the flow of the paint and my emotions.

4. I love to going to the beach like every Israeli person. The summer is already here in Israel and most of the year we have hot and sunny days (we just had a few days of 40 degrees). I love to walk near the water or just sitting on the sand and meditating to the sound of the waves. But most of all I love sitting (alone or with friends) on the sand with glass of wine or a beer and watching the sunset.”


Rachel’s shop is filled with the most gorgeous goodies. She regularly designs monthly collections in stunning colour schemes, and she doesn’t forget about the scrappers who prefer pocket or travel journal style pages, as well (you’ll find heaps of cards especially for them in her shop). Her products always include unique elements and stunning papers — any scrapper’s dream!

Here is just a small selection of what you’ll find in her shop…

 

And here’s a look at just a few projects that showcase Rachel’s lovely products…

I hope you all enjoyed getting to know Rachel a bit better! I think a person’s favorite things say a lot about them! Remember to have a look through Rachel’s store and see what other gems you find…

…and don’t forget that during Rachel’s upcoming feature week here at The Digital Press, you can enjoy the chance to score an amazing deal in her shop if you use the following coupon code(s) when purchasing her digital products (this code/sale will be valid through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/13). Don’t miss it!

[ if you have trouble seeing the coupon image, above, the codes are as follows: “save $2 off any purchase of $5+” by using code = S4V3-2-R4CH3L   . . . or “save $5 off any purchase of $10+” by using code = S4V3-5-R4CH3L ]


ABOUT THE AUTHOR  Christelle is a creative team member at The Digital Press, happily creating for all of the talented designers. She’s originally from South Africa, and has recently relocated to the UK with her husband. She loves scrapping her 3 lovely step-children and 4 beautiful nieces and all of their (mis)adventures. If she could, she’d travel all the time, but for now she makes do with traveling as often as possible. Her other hobbies include machine embroidery and sewing, as well as reading soppy romance!

 

Friday Favorites | Humble & Create

Hello, and welcome to another edition of our designer feature series on The Digital Press blog in 2019 — Friday Favorites! This year, we have been learning about each of our amazingly-talented designers by having them share some of their favorite things with us each week.

This week, I am beyond excited to introduce you to Kris — the fabulous face behind Humble & Create. She is our newest designer here at The Digital Press, and so this is her first feature on The Digital Press blog.

We asked Kris to share some of her favorite things with us, and here’s what she had to say…


“When I was young, and just starting off in scrapbooking, I loved doing mini albums. Does anyone remember paper bag books?! I know I do, and mini albums were a thing too. Long before pocket scrapping and travelers notebooks came along, there was traditional scrapbooking and creatives looooved “making up” anything to do with documenting their photos in creative ways. Not unlike today. 🙂

After all these years, I’m still in love with mini tag books! They are so fun for documenting quick day trips, favorite seasonal photos, summer beach trips, and more! You can make them as plain, chunky, small, big, and/or colorful as you want! You can even challenge yourself to use all your leftover supplies that might be collecting dust… or that special coordinated kit you’ve been keeping around… etc. Tag books are not just fun, they’re versatile too! I love making 3×4 tag books with journal cards and papers from my kits cut to the same size (and as you may have guessed from the photos shown here, I love making them chunky!). There are tons of ideas on Pinterest, as well, but here are a few shots of a tag book that I made for fall a few years back and it’s still my favorite…


Isn’t that so great?! 🙂

Meanwhile, when it comes to Kris’s designs… if you haven’t checked out the Humble & Create shop at TDP, go there now! Kris creates gorgeous collections of elements, papers, journal cards, and great word art. Her designs are perfect for just about anyone — from the simplistic scrapper, to the pocket scrapper, to the ‘kitchen sink’ scrapper (like myself!) with her eclectic elements and bold patterns! No matter the type of scrapper, you’re sure to fall in love with her designs!

Here are a few of my favorites from the Humble & Create shop here at TDP

Additionally, here’s a look at a sampling of fun projects that have been created using Kris’s fantastic designs…

Awesome and inspiring, right?

It was great to learn a bit more about our newest resident designer here at TDP… but the fun doesn’t stop there! During Kris’s feature week here at The Digital Press, you’ll not only find her entire shop 30% OFF… but you’ll also get an amazing deal in her shop if you use the following coupon code(s) when purchasing her digital goodies (this code and/or her sale will be valid through 11:59pm ET on 6/6).

[ if you have trouble seeing the coupon image, above, the codes are as follows: “save $2 off any purchase of $5+” by using code = HUMBL3-2OFF5 . . . or “save $5 off any purchase of $10+” by using code = HUMBL3-5OFF10 ]


About the Author  Amie is a craft-loving dental hygienist who lives in Washington state. She loves her husband, her two crazy kids, and her English Bulldog… as well as coffee, baking cupcakes, daffodils, glitter & sprinkles, reading a good book, and lip gloss — not necessarily in that order.

Friday Favorites | Anita Designs

Hello and welcome to another edition of our designer feature series on The Digital Press blog in 2019 — Friday Favorites! This year, as you know, we’ve been learning a bit more about each of our amazingly-talented designers by having them share some of their favorite things with us each week.

This week, the spotlight is on Anita vanStraeten of Anita Designs. This is Anita’s sixth feature here on The Digital Press blog (you can find her first feature from December 2014 HERE, another from November 2016 HERE, and another from June 2017 HERE, her Foodie Friday post from September 2017 HERE, and her most recent feature from March 2018 HERE).

We asked Anita, who’s had a store at The Digital Press since it opened in 2014, to share some of her favorite things with us, and here’s what she had to say…


“I have a lot of things that I classify or call one of my fave things, but my number one fave is absolutely my kids, husband, and family.

I am a family person and I love hanging out with them. We have lost so many precious loved ones lately, and that really makes it important to enjoy and love the people that are still among us. My husband’s father died 3 years ago, and since then, my second mom comes to eat with us every Sunday, and sometimes through the week also. On Monday evenings we have game night for the ladies. We mostly play card games, while my husband, his brother, and both our sons watch Game of Thrones or some other show or movie they like. On Wednesday evenings we usually go visit our daughter who lives on her own; she is 23 years old. And Friday evenings my mom-in-law and I go shopping. And I love it all!

My second fave thing is cooking, as most people probably know. I love to cook and experiment with all kinds of foods and dishes, making each one taste and look perfect. But I also love going out for dinner, like a good stir fry with Irma (of Designed by Irma, another TDP designer!), or my daughter and mom-in-law. And I am also a fan of the Hard Rock Cafe. They have really great food, and I enjoy their side menu mac and cheese or one of their ”Legendary Burgers” like the Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger with parmesan-romano fries and chipotle aioli. My absolute fave cocktail to drink at the Hard Rock Cafe is… Electric Blues. So far I have visited Hard Rock Cafe in Poland and Tenerife!

Another fave thing that I just love to do is going to Kelly Family concerts. I love their music, and I listen to it while designing. Next to that I love musicals. Recently for Mother’s Day my daughter took me to see Mamma Mia, which was amazing and such a lovely gift from her. I love the movie and music as well!”


If you’re not already familiar with Anita’s product offerings at The Digital Press, she has nearly 700 products in her shop at TDP — including everything from paper and element packs, layered templates, album sets, journaling cards, alphas, and traveler’s notebook inserts and templates. Anita’s designs have a delicate feel, and often include gorgeous floral papers and handy elements such as flowers, buttons, bows, labels, and word art bits that come in paper, stamp and sticker formats. Her album template sets make quick work of finishing a cohesive album, and can also be used for stand-alone scrapbook pages.

Here’s a look at some of my favorite products from the Anita Designs store at TDP:

And here’s a handful of examples of projects that use Anita’s products, so you can see how lovely and versatile her designs are…

 

Hopefully, today’s edition of Friday Favorites has revealed a little more about Anita, while also introducing you to some new products that you might not have seen in her store before.

Additionally, we’ve saved some exciting news for last… because during Anita’s upcoming feature week here at The Digital Press, you can enjoy the chance to score an amazing deal in her shop if you use the following coupon code(s) when purchasing her digital goodies (this code/sale will be valid through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 5/30). Don’t miss it!

[ if you have trouble seeing the coupon image, above, the codes are as follows: “save $2 off any purchase of $5+” by using code = 4N1TA-SAVE2 . . . or “save $5 off any purchase of $10+” by using code = 4N1TA-SAVE5 ]


caliten About the Author  Carrie is a creative team member here at The Digital Press. She and her family enjoy spending time outdoors, year-round, near their home in Colorado. In addition to scrapbooking and the occasional hybrid home decor project, Carrie also reads voraciously, accumulates fabric, makes soap, brews beer, grows hops, and tries to keep indoor plants alive.

Friday Favorites | Designed by Irma

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of our designer feature series on The Digital Press blog in 2019 — Friday Favorites! This year, as you know, we’ve been learning a bit more about each of our amazingly-talented designers by having them share some of their favorite things with us each week.

This week, the spotlight is on Irma Omland of Designed by Irma. This is actually Irma’s first-ever feature here on The Digital Press blog, so I was really excited to learn a little about her!

To learn about Irma, we asked her to share some of her favorite things with us, and here’s what she had to say…


“I live in Holland, and I enjoy doing a variety of things that all add up to keeping busy and enjoying spending time with family and friends. My top 4 favorite things to do are…

  1. Eating stir fry in a Chinese restaurant.
  2. Watching my children play their sports (one child plays badminton and the youngest 2 are soccer players, so I am always busy on the weekends)!
  3. Driving a taxi to bring children with minor disabilities to school; I love doing this!
  4. Scrapping / designing together in real life with fellow TDP designer Anita vanStraeten (of Anita Designs), and we drink a lot of coffee together!


As for Irma’s designs… if you aren’t yet familiar with the Designed by Irma shop at TDP, you’ll find that she creates a wonderful collection of kits, journal cards, templates, word art, and even photo masks. Some are fun, bold, and bright… while others are sweet and soft. The masks perfect for blending an arty style and realistic elements for a more realistic feel; word strips and journal cards are great for pocket scrappers ; whatever you are looking for, you can likely find in her shop!

Here are a few of my favorite items from the Designed by Irma shop at TDP…

And here are just a handful of project examples that show off some of Irma’s gorgeous designs…

Hopefully, today’s Friday Favorites article has given you even more insight into who Irma is, and more information about her day-to-day life as well as perhaps introducing you to some new products that you might not have seen in the store before.

And the best news of all?! …during Irma’s upcoming feature week here at The Digital Press, you can enjoy the chance to score an amazing deal in her shop if you use the following coupon code(s) when purchasing her digital goodies (this code/sale will be valid through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 5/23). Don’t miss it!

[ if you have trouble seeing the coupon image, above, the codes are as follows: “save $2 off any purchase of $5+” by using code = 2OFF5-1RM4 . . . or “save $5 off any purchase of $10+” by using code = 5OFF10-1RM4 ]


CorrinAbout the Author Corrin is a member of the creative team here at The Digital Press. She is a fan of the Big Bang Theory and a lover of cozy pajamas or flip flops when the sun finally shines! She lives in the breezy South of England with her husband and 4 crazy kids, who regularly discover & plunder her secret chocolate stashes, and hopes that maybe this will be the year she reaches the bottom of the laundry pile!

Friday Favorites | Mari Koegelenberg

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of our designer feature series on The Digital Press blog in 2019 — Friday Favorites! This year, as you know, we’ve been learning a bit more about each of our amazingly-talented designers by having them share some of their favorite things with us each week.

This week, the spotlight is on the creative designer Mari Koegelenberg. This is actually Mari’s fifth feature here on the blog (you can find her first feature from October 2016 HERE, another from January 2017 HERE, her Foodie Friday post from October 2017 HERE, and her most recent feature from April 2018 HERE).

This time around, in order to learn even more about Mari, we asked her to share some of her favorite things with us, and here’s what she had to say…


“Hi there! If you have followed me for a while. I bet you already know by now that I love to create paper projects… uhm, dare we say ‘addiction’? …there are some serious repercussions (hoarding… *cough cough*).

Over the years, I have collected more scrapbooking stuff than I know what to do with! One of my favorite ways to de-stash (and/or get inspired to use it all up) is with all of the great videos on YouTube! It’s also a wonderful way to unwind after a crazy week at work, and do something creative.

I am subscribed to soooo many creative YouTubers that are absolutely amazing… but the following 3 ladies are my all-out favorites… 😉

1. Dani @ PopFizzPaper
Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSXHr4OfdKbJxVT9UXIvb-w
Her videos cover a bunch of crafts including Happy Mail, DIY Embellishments & Scrap your stash projects.

 

2. Adelle @ Inkie Quill
Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3SBSfhhz7K7e9qxAlK3n3g
Love her quirky sense of humor and obsession with Heidi Swapp’s Gold Shine. She does Project Life shares, ‘Kill a Kit’ challenges, Mixed Media and Scrapbook pages.

 

3. Kristina @ K Werner Designs
Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW6F7pbVdCeTj6WRZoZJ1TQ

Cards are a fun way to do small creative projects just to get the juices flowing, and Kristina is the Queen of Card making! She does a series of Holiday Cards… 1 each day for a month to get you prepped and ready for the festive season. She also covers watercoloring and copic coloring; this is another recent addiction for me, but let’s not go there yet, LOL!”


I had fun checking out Mari’s favorites! It’s amazing to see how scrapbooking supplies and digital kits can be used in so many ways! I really love that. And YouTube is really an awesome source of inspiration.

If you’re not already familiar with Mari’s designs, you’ll love browsing through all of the eye candy in her store at TDP. Here’s a peek at just some of the fabulous products you’ll find in her shop

Also, here’s a look at just a small sampling of the gorgeous projects that can be made using Mari’s products…

Hopefully, today’s Friday Favorites article has given you even more insight into Mari’s personal style (and again, if you want to know even more about her — scroll up and use the links to her previous features here on TDP’s blog, where’s there’s lots of good stuff!).

And the best news of all ?! …during Mari’s upcoming feature week here at The Digital Press, you can enjoy the chance to score an amazing deal in her shop if you use the following coupon code(s) when purchasing her digital goodies (this sale and the corresponding codes will be valid through 11:59pm EST on Thursday 5/16). Don’t miss out on these discounts!

[ if you have trouble seeing the coupon image, above, the codes are as follows: “save $2 off any purchase of $5+” by using code = S4V3-2-MKC . . . or “save $5 off any purchase of $10+” by using code = H4LF-OFF-MKC ]


About the author  Gaelle is a member of the creative team here at The Digital Press. She lives in France with her hubby, her two sons and her 3 kitties. She loves digiscrap and discovered this activity in 2012, since she’s totally addict and scrap to keep memory her everyday life. Her family is definitively her principal source of inspiration.