Feature Friday | creashens

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, I’m thrilled to put the spotlight on the amazingly talented Shen Guthrie of creashens. Shen has been featured here on the blog a few times already in the past (you can learn more about her by reading her first feature article from 2016 HERE, and her 2017 feature HERE ).

In order to learn more about Shen, personally, this time around… I asked her to share 5 Things We Might Not Already Know About Her

  1. She has a secret crush on Paul Rudd.
  2. She has misophonia (people who are sensitive to selective sounds; a.k.a. “sound rage”).
  3. She would choose rain over sunshine any day.
  4. She loves plants but always kills them.
  5. She always think of things that she needs to remember, and then forgets to write them down… and doesn’t remember, in the end.

Fun trivia! Ha ha …who would’ve thought?! 🙂

For those who have not yet had a chance to take a look at the creashen’s shop here at The Digital Press… it’s full of beautiful color palettes and a fantastic mix of whimsical and realistic elements (not to mention the incredible patterned papers). In addition to her stunning kits, she also offers a lot of other stand-alone embellishment packs, unique alphas, and other essential bits and bobs.

I had a really hard time picking out my favorite products, but here’s a peek at just a few of them…

To give you a look at some of her products in action, I’ve also compiled this fun sampling of digital layouts that were created with her designs…

It was so fun to get a little peek into Shen’s world today! And now that you’re excited about her gorgeous designs… I’ve got some great news! Her entire shop HERE at The Digital Press will be marked down 30% OFF during her feature week (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 10/25).

Additionally, Shen has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from creashens … and you can also snag this brand-new (just released today!) digital kit from her shop — Smile — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop! (again, the offer is valid through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 10/25).


Christelle

ABOUT THE AUTHOR  Christelle is a creative team member at The Digital Press, happily creating for all the talented designers. She’s a pharmacist from South Africa, who recently relocated to the UK with her husband.  Christelle 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!

Feature Friday | Juno Designs

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! I really look forward to doing these posts because I always enjoy getting a glimpse at some lesser-known facts about our multi-faceted and amazingly-talented designers!

This week we are focusing the spotlight on Jill of Juno Designs. This is actually Jill’s third feature article here on The Digital Press blog. If you want to learn even more about her… you can get a peek at her creative workspace HERE (from March 2017), and learn more about her background HERE (from September 2016).

In order to learn more about her this time around, we asked her to share 5 Things We Might Not Already Know About Her

  1. I’m a total book nerd. I love collecting books and try to read at least one book a week.
  2. I’ve moved house 13 times. I like the feeling of starting over, but I don’t like how stressful the actual process of moving and renovating is. So I hope to stay put for a little while this time around.
  3. I love anything to do with True Crime: books, podcasts, documentaries, etc. It just fascinates me to learn more about what makes people do the unthinkable.
  4. I studied History and Psychology at university.
  5. I love yoga. I had surgery on my hip a few months ago, so I haven’t been able to do as much of it as I’d like lately. But I hope to get back to my regular practice soon.

 

As for her designs… Jill has unique, realistic, and paper-like design style, making her designs equally suitable for both digital and paper scrapbooking. Her kits use bright and bold color palettes, and often come with an abundant sprinkling of gold, glitter, and other sparkly items, which sets her style apart. You can find lots of themed kits in Jill’s collection; however, they are always super versatile and can be used for any type of page.

After having a look through her beautiful shop, here are just a few of my favorite products from her catalog of fun products…

Additionally, to give you an idea of how versatile her products are, I’ve included a sampling of the projects I found in TDP’s gallery that use her designs…

Aren’t those layouts and projects so fun and inspiring? 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about Juno Designs today! To celebrate her week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press, Jill’s entire shop will be 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 10/18).


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About the Author  Shivani Sohal is a donner of many alter-egos. A finance professional by day in busy London, she morphs into a seemingly normal mum of two in the evenings and weekends. She is constantly found with her fingers in too many pies and juggling the metaphorical balls. That is living on the edge for her; aided by the two ankle biters and a darling hubby who define the warm and mushy for her. She is ferociously dedicated to memory keeping — almost immune to any nay-sayers (or equally-disruptive crying children or annoying house fires!); keeping her head down and forging ahead at all times.

Feature Friday | Miss Tiina

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! I’m excited to feature Miss Tiina (also known as Tina Raparanta) this week!

Tina is so talented, and if you haven’t yet seen her design work you are missing out! This is Miss Tiina’s third feature here on the blog (you can find her first feature from January 2017  HERE and her second feature from June 2017 HERE), and this time around our feature series will give you a better idea of who she is via a list of the Top 5 Things She Cannot Live Without

  1. Rainbow-colored items (of all kinds! from home decor to designs)
  2. Adobe Illustrator
  3. Franks hot sauce
  4. Big and comfy hoodies
  5. Flannel fabric

I’m completely unsurprised by her first item; after all, her products all demonstrate her love for all of the colors of the rainbow! Her love of hoodies and flannel are perfect given that we’re headed into fall at the moment! I always love learning more about our designers and getting a peek into their lives. 🙂

As for Miss Tiina’s products and design style… her work brings to mind the following descriptors: colorful, simplicity, happiness, and clean! Most of her products are focused on helping us to be more organized. From her beautifully-designed printable planner system, to her amazing papers and journal cards, her shop has everything you need to organize your life (as well as what you might need to inject some color into your scrapbooking projects)!

If you happen to be a teacher, she even has a teacher planner that will help organize your teaching life! And if you are a pocket scrapper, she has a really handy pocket scrapbooking project planner that includes everything you need to keep on track with the project!

Here are just a few of my favorite products from Miss Tiina’s shop

And finally, here a few examples of her products in action … as you can see, they’re fun and versatile and can be used in so many ways…

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the amazing Miss Tiina! You can visit her shop and get 30% OFF of her products throughout her entire feature week (the sale will end at 11:59 pm ET on Thursday 10/4)

 


Amy

About the Author  Amy lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and their 13-year-old boy/girl twins. Their 22-year-old daughter just completed graduate school at Clemson and has moved to Pittsburgh to start her first full-time job! She has been scrapbooking since the early 1990s, but discovered digital scrapbooking in 2005 when her twins were born… and has primarily scrapped digitally since that time. She is passionate about telling her family’s stories and documenting their life together. She is also a huge reader (mostly literary fiction), a pop culture junkie, and LOVES all things beauty & makeup!

Feature Friday | Karla Noél

Hi everyone, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! These posts are so much fun for me! Why? Well, I get to share a little “behind the scenes” info about who our designers are… and I learn a few new things, too.

This week, our featured designer is Karla Noél (formerly Karla Dudley). I’ve been a fan of Karla’s for some time, and we’ve been in the same digi circles for several years. And you know what? I thought I knew her pretty well, but when I asked Karla to share 5 Things We Might Not Already Know About Her… well, I had no clue about #2 on her list!

Here’s what she said:

  1. I’m engaged to my high school sweetheart ^_^ We are also expecting a baby, due next Spring! (yes, I would be the chick with the two sets of back-to-back twins already AND after I thought I couldn’t have anymore, I guess God had other plans lol! As far as all that goes, we’re both SUPER excited about it. Total parent mode already. We hardly wait to meet him or her and welcome them into this world 🙂 )
  2. I was a competitive All-Star cheerleader for most of my school days. I was asked to be in the movie “Bring it On” …but had to decline as I was heading off to college. My cheer coach at the time, Ray Jasper, was the choreographer for the movie and I could shout out the names of many cheer ‘extras’ in the film. I did end up going to college for cheer at the University of Louisville (KY). I was on the All-Girl squad and won two NCAA championships! Kachow!
  3. I have a knack for crochet. Okay, I actually love it! I go on binges and have discovered the fabulousness of making my own garments. My favorite items to crochet are cardigans and sweaters. Not only is crochet super useful during the cold months, but it’s inexpensive and it helps me de-stress and take my mind to other places while making something practical, cute, and amazing at the same time. Win-win yo!
  4. I JUST started learning my DSLR camera outside of the no-flash option. That’s right, since 2007 I have used only that single option in manual mode for all my pictures taking until recently. I’m now getting pretty proficient with the other modes, specifically AV, and loving it! I’m more in control, I’m really “understanding” my camera and a new-found love of photography has hit me. Coolness.
  5. My dream is to have my own brand of tangible and digital memory keeping products. Specifically, acrylic/rubber stamps, designer papers, lace papers and designs, mural art, decor, art items and more. Oh…and for Oprah to FINALLY interview me. I have a story to tell… if y’all are ready ^_^

As for Karla’s designs, if you love graphic-style papers and hand-written titles and wordart, then Karla just might be the designer for you! Here is just a small sampling of the amazing products you’ll find in Karla’s shop, so you can see what I mean…

And here are some fun examples of projects that were made with Karla’s products, to give you an idea of what’s possible when using her fun creations

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about Karla Noél today! To celebrate her week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press, Karla’s entire shop will be 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 9/27).

Additionally, Karla has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from Karla Noél … and you can also snag this brand-new (just released today!) item from her shop — Framed Template — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop! (again, the offer is valid through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 9/27).


About the Author Kat Hansen is a creative team member here at The Digital Press. A Director of Human Resources by day, she loves the opportunity to spend a few hours each evening being creative. Vacation memories feature pretty heavily in Kat’s scrapbooking pages, as well as her health and fitness journey. Kat has quite the sense of humor (she “blames” her father for this), which she incorporates into her journaling and memory-keeping.

Feature Friday | Rachel Etrog Designs

Hiya friends, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! I really enjoy doing these posts because I get a chance to get to know our designers outside of the digital design world, and it is always so fun to learn about the person behind the gorgeous designs that we sell at TDP!

This week, our featured designer is Rachel of Rachel Etrog Designs. Rachel lives in Israel, and this is her first feature here on the blog (she joined The Digital Press earlier this year as a one of our resident designers). We’re so excited to get to know her better this week!

In order to learn more about her, we asked her to share 5 Things We Might Not Already Know About Her

  1. I have a degree in architecture and interior design, and I worked for about 10 years in the profession until I changed to graphic design, which is my greatest love.
  2. I served in the army for two years after I finished high school. Here in Israel, boys and girls are obligated to serve in the army after high school.
  3. I’ve been vegan for almost 3 years.
  4. I’m a spiritual therapist. I help and guide people to understand who they really are by meditating and emotional processes.
  5. I’m a huge Depeche Mode fan, I even have the signature of singer Dave Gahan, who signed on my hand as a tattoo!

Um, I think we might be related somehow… because I am totally listening to Depeche Mode while writing this!

If you have not had a chance yet to look through the Rachel Etrog Designs shop at TDP… you really should!  There are so many gorgeous kits to choose from!  I really love the bold beautiful colors she uses and the fun elements!  I just want it all!

Here are a few of my favorite products from Rachel’s shop (and let me tell you, it was really hard to choose!)…

Additionally, I also want to share with you some gorgeous sample project pages using Rachel’s fun products, which I found in the gallery at TDP…

Those projects are so much fun — and her products work so nicely for just about any type of memory keeper, don’t you agree?!

I am so glad you joined me in learning about Rachel for her very first Feature Friday here at TDP, and I hope that you are just as excited about her gorgeous designs as I am! If so, I have good news… because during her upcoming Feature Week here at The Digital Press, Rachel’s entire shop will be marked down 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 9/20). Don’t miss it!

And that’s not all! Rachel also has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for you this week, as well! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from Rachel’s shop at TDP, and you can also get this fantastic (and brand-new! just released today!) full kit — Storyteller — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop (this week only, though… because again, this offer ends at 11:59pm ET on 9/20).


ErinErin is an artsy crafty kind of girl who is currently dabbling in far too many things, but is working hard to enjoy every moment of it, while avoiding the rain, which is difficult due to living in the land of many rains. She is slowly learning to use her smart phone to capture all the fun little bits of life that would otherwise go unremembered in the busy craziness that is raising a family!

Feature Friday | Cornelia Designs

Hey there! After our annual “blog break” this past month, we’re back! Welcome to another edition of our always-popular Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog.

love getting to know our designers better thanks to these posts… getting a peek into their creative minds, into their lives, and into their passions outside of digital design. This week, I have the honor of introducing you to one of the newest members of our design team — Cornelia Pramendorfer of Cornelia Designs. She joined the The Digital Press family in May, and we’re so thrilled she’s here!

In order to learn more about her, we asked her to share with us “5 Things We Might Not Already Know About Herself“…

  1. Beside designing digital products, she also creates book covers and she’s an author. She already has five (5!) books published in the romance genre!
  2. She’s a new mom to a little baby boy, who is right now 4 month old and she’s newly engaged to a wonderful man and father and can’t wait to marry him. (Awwww!)
  3. She’s a gamer… and loves to play role play games like World of Warcraft, Rift, and Final Fantasy.
  4. In her free time (if there is any, LOL ), she loves to read. She loves fantasy books, and about 3/4 of her books are actually in English, even if its not her native language (she’s from Austria).
  5. She really can’t cook, so its not her who does the cooking most of the time… but she can (and loves to) bake.

A geek girl and romance author that loves to bake?! …can I move in with you, Cornelia? LOL

If you take a peek through the Cornelia Designs store at TDP, you’ll see that she designs both templates and kits/collections — all equally fabulous! She has an elegant and realistic design style. Her templates are super fun and creative, and can work for scrappers who are very clustery and love lots of layers — or — easily toned down for a more minimalistic look. Furthermore, if you like themed kits that are full of amazing details and gorgeous color combinations, and which can be used for both themed and/or generic pages… you’ll love Cornelia Designs!

Here are a few of my favorite products from Cornelia’s shop at TDP, in order to give you just a small sample of the fabulousness of her products…

Furthermore, in order to show you how much fun her products are to work with, here are a fantastic layout examples I found that use products from the Cornelia Designs shop at TDP…

Whether clustery or clean… hybrid or digital… pocket-style or artsy… as you can see, Cornelia’s products are super versatile!

I hope you had fun “meeting” Cornelia today for her very first Feature Friday here at TDP, and that you are just as excited about her gorgeous designs as I am! If so, I have good news… because during her upcoming Feature Week here at The Digital Press, Cornelia’s entire shop will be marked down 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 9/13). Don’t miss it!

And that’s not all! Cornelia also has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for you this week, as well! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from Cornelia’s shop, and you can also get this fantastic (and brand-new! just released today!) layered template set — Half Split — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop (this week only, though… because again, this offer ends at 11:59pm ET on 9/13).


ChloéAbout the author  Chloé is in charge of PR and communication for her small town by day, is a digiscrapper “by night,” and a photographer whenever the light is beautiful. She lives with her man and fur-babies in a small town of Alsace (in the northeast of France), where she loves to read, watch good TV shows (TWD being her absolute favorite), and just hang out with her friends — no matter if they are close by, online, or away in her Swiss hometown. She recently became quite obsessed with Bullet Journaling, FlyLady and Zero Waste.