Feature Friday | Rachel Hodge

It’s Friday, and time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, we are featuring Rachel Hodge and her fun and fabulous designs.

Rachel has actually been featured before three different times on the Digital Press blog in the past (you can find her August 2016 feature HERE; her March 2017 feature HERE; and her January 2017 Foodie Friday feature HERE.

For today’s Friday feature, we asked Rachel to share 5 things we may not already know about her

  1. I do NOT like summer — Why, you ask? …because I can’t enjoy a nice cup of tea in the middle of the day because I’m literally melting!
  2. I love my kids THE MOST …when they are all quiet & sound asleep in bed!
  3. I’m totally loving dark chocolate at the moment, particularly for breakfast… or lunch… or pre-dinner…
  4. I love finding new recipes to try out on Pinterest — yup, I actually don’t just pin… I try!
  5. Did I mention how much I love my kids when they are asleep? Probably should add that in there JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 😊

Mmm, sleeping children and chocolate… these are things I love, too! And speaking of things to love… well, if you have a browse through Rachel’s store at The Digital Press, I think you will find yourself falling in love with many of her word art sets and cards! Rachel has created such a variety of word art sets, from the fun and lively, to the calmly sweet and simple. Here is a selection of some of my favorite products from Rachel’s shop…

Additionally, here’s a look at some of Rachel’s products in action… used as titles, word art, stamps, cute stickers and journal or filler cards; for digital and hybrid projects. I think they add a beautiful hand-made touch to everything…

I hope you have enjoyed finding out a little more about Rachel Hodge, and I will bet you have already found something in her store at The Digital Press that makes you smile, or makes you want to try using her words or cards in your next project! To celebrate her feature week, her entire shop at The Digital Press will be 30% OFF all week long (sale ends at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/21).

Additionally, Rachel 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 Rachel Hodge… and you can snag this fantastic hand-drawn cutting file set — On the Road — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only (again, this offer ends at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/21).


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!

Feature Friday | Dunia Designs

Happy Friday, and thank you for joining me for another edition of our Feature Friday series here at The Digital Press! This week, I have the honor of highlighting the lovely Dunia Acauan of Dunia Designs! This is the fourth time Dunia has been featured here on the blog (if you want to learn even more about her, you can find her feature article from September 2016 HERE… her feature article from April 2017 HERE… and her most recent “Foodie Friday” post from January 2018 HERE).

To learn even more about Dunia, this time around I asked her to share 5 Things We Might Not Already Know About Her… and here’s what she had to say…

  1. I’m from Brazil — We moved to Michigan (USA) in 2016, and we are loving it here — except for the winters! It’s spring currently, and we are enjoying it so very much!
  2. I’m a photographer — It started as a hobby, but it’s turned into my passion. It’s sometimes hard to make time for both businesses (designing and photography), but I love them so much that I can’t imagine my life without both.
  3. I’m a TV series addict — I love everything from “This is Us” to “The Big Bang Theory” to “Game of Thrones” …everything is on my playlist!
  4. I should be healthier — But, I’m definitely not (shame on me)! Coca-cola, chocolate, and pasta make me so happy!
  5. I only listen to rock and roll music — My favorites are the good old ones, such as Led Zeppelin, The Clash, and Pink Floyd.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have a lot in common with Dunia! 🙂

When it comes to Dunia’s design work… you’ll find that her shop is filled with lots of products that boast beautiful colors, fun doodles, unique word art… and items that are perfect for digital layouts, pocket pages (both digital and hybrid), and paper-style layouts. Her templates will make your scrapping life easier and quicker, and who doesn’t want that?! She also has a variety of products that will become staples in your scrapbooking stash — items that will inspire you to create unique projects that showcase your style and your wonderful memories!

Here are a few of my personal favorites from Dunia’s store at The Digital Press

…and if that doesn’t inspire you, then take a peek at these fun projects created with the many products you’ll find in her shop…

Aren’t those layouts gorgeous and fun?!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning more about Dunia today! To aid in our celebration of her upcoming week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press… her entire shop will be 30% OFF all week long (ending at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/14).

Additionally, Dunia has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week, as well! Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products in Dunia’s shop while they’re discounted… and you can also grab this fantastic full kit — Cats & Dogs — completely FREE with any $10+ purchase in the Dunia Designs shop (again, this offer will be valid through 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/14).


Heidi NicoleAbout the author  Heidi Nicole is happily married to an amazing man, is a step-mama to 2 wonderful kiddos, and is a cat mama extraordinaire. She’s a radiation therapist by day and a runner and creator of pretty things by night. She loves her family and friends, coffee, wine, books, Friends reruns, St. Louis Blues hockey, craft beer, good food, cats, Jeeps, and traveling. She lives a normal and happy life, and enjoys all of the absolutely fascinating people she gets to share it with on a daily basis.

Feature Friday | KimB Designs

Hello, Happy Friday, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, I am thrilled to highlight Kim Broedelet of KimB Designs. Kim and I go way back… to my very first creative team spot (and we both live in sunny South Africa!). This is actually Kim’s fourth feature here on The Digital Press blog (you can find her feature from June 2016 HERE… from February 2017 HERE… and her more recent Foodie Friday post from January 2018 HERE).

In order to give you even more information about Kim, this time around I asked her to share with us 5 Things We Might Not Already Know About Her

  1. I’m the eldest of 3 sisters. I have been very lucky to have worked with my younger sister, Gaye (GS Creations), throughout most of my adult life. Starting from beginner layout artists, graphic designers, and studio managers at an advertising agency (Y & R Hedley Byrne)… right up to now as digital designers. It’s been an amazing privilege to have someone so close — a sister, at that — to share in my career and in something we are both so passionate about.
  2. I love music and have an eclectic collection… from Opera to Deep House. I can even play the old fashioned organ… you know, the type with the pedals and double keyboards? Yup — my Gran had one, and sent Gaye and I for lessons — which we hated at the time, but it did give us a good grounding for reading and playing music.
  3. I can’t go to sleep at night (even after a good party) if I haven’t at least read a page of my latest book (although I might have to re-read it later, LOL). I have to read before bedtime, though! It’s my way of relaxing. I’m a total bookworm — another thing I share with my whole family — and we have a ‘swop and meet’ every time we get together. My bookcase — filled with everything from horror to romance — gets swapped out every time we get together. So there is always something new for someone to read.
  4. I did acrobatics when younger, and loved it! I can still (at my age) put my feet on my head while sitting, and it freaks everyone out when I put my toes in my mouth… or run around doing cartwheels. It’s usually a party trick that comes out after a few glasses too many — LOL.
  5. I love to compete with the men in my life. I play golf, and love to fish against them. It’s great to have that competition in our family, which always brings a special banter and teasing each time we get together to do both. Right now my son Nathan — who has his South African colours for fishing — takes the ‘day’ most times, but I can still give him a go on the golf course thanks to the wonderful handicap system, LOL.

As for Kim’s designs …you’ll definitely want to check out her shop here at TDP. If you love pretty florals, fabulous tone-on-tone patterned papers, and gorgeous dimensional elements with simply the best word art stamps and stickers… then Kim is the designer for you! She has a great assortment of products; from her solo products, to collabs with other designers, to fabulous minis that will have that perfect special something to add the finishing touch to all of your layouts.

Here is a sampling of just some of the gorgeous things you’ll find in Kim’s shop at The Digital Press, just so you can see what I mean…

Additionally, here are some fantastic examples of projects that have been made with her designs, so you can see the versatility of Kim’s kits in action…

Aren’t her designs so much fun to see in action? I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about Kim today! 🙂

While we celebrate her week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press, her entire shop will be discounted 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/7)

Additionally, Kim has a special Free-With-Purchase offer for everyone this week! Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from KimB Designs… and you can also snag this brand-new (just released today!) full kit — Styling — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop(again, the offer is valid through 11:59pm ET on Thurs 6/7).


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About the author Stefanie is a member of The Digital Press creative team and a stay at home mother of three older children living in Cape Town, South Africa with her hubby of 30 years, two of their three children, and 3 Siamese cats. She loves photography, traveling, and digital scrapbooking — documenting the good and the ordinary everyday.

Feature Friday | Sherry Ferguson

Hello, and Happy Friday! Time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog… and this week, I’m thrilled to highlight Sherry of Sherry Ferguson Designs. This is not the first time Sherry has been featured here on the blog (find her feature from July 2016 HERE… from February 2017 HERE… and her more recent Foodie Friday post from January 2018 — with the easy bake mac ‘n’ cheese… yum! — HERE).

I wanted to know even more about Sherry, however, so I asked her to share 5 Things We Might Not Already Know About Her

  1. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome — which is a form of connective tissue disease — as well as many other health problems that typically go along with it. It can make life very difficult a lot of the time. I just have to do what I can, when I can… and try to enjoy the little things.
  2. I’ve always loved taking pictures. Even back when it wasn’t cool to do so, I would carry around a camera. I think I have every photo I’ve taken since 3rd grade.
  3. I’ve lived in Texas my entire life and I haven’t left the state since right after my oldest daughter was born almost 17 years ago!
  4. I learned to water ski when I was six years old, but haven’t done so since I was sixteen. It’s definitely on my bucket list to try again if my body will allow!
  5. I’m a technology geek. I love learning about new devices, apps, and software as they come out… and really digging deep into how they work.

As for Sherry’s designs… you’ll definitely want to check out her shop here at TDP. If you love graphic-style papers mixed with elements such as flowers and ribbons, Sherry is definitely the designer for you! I love that she has a good assortment of mini kits in her shop, too, for those times when you’re looking for just one or two items to finish up a layout.

Here is a small sampling of the products you’ll find in Sherry’s shop, so you can see what I mean…

And here are some examples of projects that were made with her products, so you can see the versatility of Sherry’s kits (can you tell which one is actually a hybrid layout?!)…

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about Sherry Ferguson Designs today! To celebrate her week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press, her entire shop will be 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 5/31).

Additionally, Sherry 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 Sherry Ferguson Designs …and you can also snag this fun kit — Inner Artist — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop! (again, the offer is valid through 11:59pm ET on Thurs 5/31).


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 | Tracie Stroud

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, I’m excited to spotlight Tracie Stroud! This is Tracie’s fourth feature article here on The Digital Press blog (you can find her first feature from August 2016 HERE, another from April 2017 HERE, and her Foodie Friday post from November 2017 HERE).

In order to learn a little bit more about Tracie, I asked her to share 5 things we might not already know about her…

  1. I have a degree in elementary education, and I homeschool two of our children. I taught 5th grade for several years, but as soon as our oldest was born, my husband and I decided that I should stay home with her and any future kiddos, and homeschool all of them, eventually. Homeschooling is exhausting, but incredibly rewarding. I absolutely love taking the reins of their education.
  2. Our middle child, Noah, has moderate-severe autism. He was diagnosed when he was 3, and luckily we live in a great school district that is able to place him in special, very small autism classrooms. Every day is a challenge, but he has made a lot of progress with the help of school, private therapy, and a great support system from our family, friends, and church.
  3. I’m addicted to volunteer work. OK, maybe “addiction” isn’t the best word to use here… but my family and I are committed to volunteering in our community. We are honored to be able to serve several hours each week through my daughter’s American Heritage Girls troop, and in volunteer opportunities through our local Catholic diocese.
  4. I live in near-constant pain from fibromyalgia and debilitating migraines. Sometimes they are easy to manage, but most days are a constant juggling act to figure out what I can and can’t get accomplished that day. I’ve learned the hard way that if I push myself too hard, I’ll pay for it twofold later. The conditions also cause chronic brain fog, so I’ve learned to keep constant lists just to remember things that should be easy for most people.
  5. I am extremely introverted. I actually have sometimes-crippling social anxiety. While I love to help wherever I’m needed, I need to be in the background to be able to function. Tell me what to do and I’ll get it done… but ask me to speak or teach publicly, and I’m paralyzed. The phone ringing or someone knocking on the door when I wasn’t expecting a call or visit terrifies me. If I’m in a situation where I have to be around a lot of people for an extended period of time, I need to have some serious alone time afterwards to recharge.

When you check out Tracie’s designs in her store at TDP, you will notice that her products are a great mix of colors and styles. At first glance, you may notice that her designs lean toward the artsy side… but when you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that she always includes a lot of great dimensional elements, as well. Her designs are perfect for artsy as well as traditional/dimensional scrapbook pages. You will find tons of paints and doodles, and also beautiful dimensional flowers, brads, epoxy buttons, ribbons, and more. I dare you to check out Tracie’s store and not leave in a mood to scrap using her beautiful designs! (guess what I’m doing as soon as I finish this post?!)  😉

To show you what I mean… I have compiled a small sampling of the type of products you will find in Tracie’s shop…

Additionally, to show you her products in action… here are a few layouts that were made using her awesome creations…

I hope that you have enjoyed learning a little more about Tracie today! To celebrate her upcoming week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press, her entire shop will be 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 5/24).

Additionally, Tracie 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 Tracie Stroud, and you can also snag her gorgeous kit — Hello Happiness — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop! (again, the offer is valid through 11:59pm ET on Thurs 5/24).


BarbaraAbout the Author  Barbara is a member of the creative team here at The Digital Press. She’s married, has two awesome kids (a 21 year old son and an 18 year old daughter) as well as an adorable Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier. With her “baby” off to college in a couple months and her son already in college she and her husband are soon to be empty nesters. It’s so weird. How did that happen so quickly?! Barbara is looking forward to this summer because as of a week ago she is on vacation. She is taking the summer off work (for the first time ever!) before she starts a new job in the city in the fall. She’s excited to have a couple months to hang out with her family, scrap (of course!), organize, visit friends and extended family, cook, go for walks and simply to relax (and maybe hang out in her jammies a little longer than she ever has before on weekday mornings). Life is good!

Feature Friday | Meagan’s Creations

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog… and this week, I’m thrilled to put the spotlight on Meagan of Meagan’s Creations! This is Meagan’s fourth feature at TDP (you can find her first feature from January 2017 HERE, another from June 2017 HERE, and her Foodie Friday post from November 2017 HERE).

In order to learn a little bit more about Meagan, so I asked her to share 5 things we might not already know about her. I loved reading her responses!

    1. While I love music, I can’t play any instruments. I took some piano lessons in middle school but unfortunately didn’t keep up with it. Still, if I’m listening to music while I’m typing on my keyboard, I often like to pretend I’m playing the piano as I type on the keys!
    2. I’m a bargain hunter. I’m not an extreme couponer by any means, but I do often stack coupons with sales, find ways to get a few freebies, and like to make the dollars stretch. My favorite tool? Giftcard Granny. It searches through “used” gift cards and finds the best deals. I’m currently eye-balling the 30% discounted AMC gift cards to go on a movie date with my husband here soon.
    3. I’m a mom of 4, with my 4th child being born just this past February! All four were born via c-section, and I am done! This last recovery was definitely the hardest!
    4. I am not athletically inclined but I did love taking Karate as a teenager. I held my own pretty well when grappling (or wrestling)… even against the boys.
    5. I’m a math nerd and my kids are turning into math nerds, too. My 7 year-old came home excitedly the other day because he found a calculator on the sidewalk. My 9-year old loves to ask me huge math problems and now the 3-year is asking me (simpler) math problems. He claps after I give my answer, even if it’s not right. So glad my kids think I’m some superhuman computer! I do love Sudoku though.

See what I mean? She’s real and simply amazing! Check out Meagan’s designs in her store here at TDP, and you will notice that her products are perfect for scrapping everyday moments. I love that Meagan is the queen of using bright and bold colors, and that she’s also super talented at making word art and templates too! She makes my scrapping life so much easier.

Here is a small sampling of the products you’ll find in Meagan’s shop, so you can see what I mean…

And here you can see some lovely layouts made using her products…

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about Meagan of Meagan’s Creations today! To celebrate her week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press, her entire shop will be 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 5/17).

Additionally, Meagan 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 Meagan’s Creations …and you can also snag this gorgeous brand-new kit — Countryside — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop! (again, the offer is valid through 11:59pm ET on Thurs 5/17).


Robin

About the author  Robin is a member of the creative team here at The Digital Press. A wife of 25 years and a mom of 4 crazy children (3 in college and 1 still at home), she says that her life occurs mostly in the car as she transports said crazy kids to their many, many homeschool activities. When not driving, Robin loves to make her family cringe by pulling out her camera again (and again, and again…).