Feature Friday | Jen C Designs

Happy Friday, and welcome to another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! I’m excited today to help you get to know Jen of Jen C Designs a little better this week! This is Jen’s third feature article here on The Digital Press blog (you can find her first feature from February 2017 HERE, and her Foodie Friday post from October 2017 HERE).

In order to get to know her better this time around, Jen has shared with us 5 Things We Might Not Already Know About Her

  1. My feet haven’t grown since I was 13 — and my height has been the same since then, as well! 5’10” and size 10 shoes weren’t any fun at all when I was in grade 9!
  2. I think on-demand TV is amazing. Our family hardly ever watches anything live — and even if we watch it almost-live, we watch it on delay so we can fast forward through the commercial breaks!
  3. I’m insanely excited about Tim Horton’s opening in Belfast! Before I emigrated, I went as often as possible — 2 creams, no sugar, and as large as possible!
  4. My guilty pleasure is breakfast cereal, but not with milk. It’s a little insane because I can’t stand noisy eating/crunching (and dry cereal is always crunchy!).
  5. I can make almost anything in the kitchen — except for cake. It’s just one of those things. But my favourite thing to make is anything savory.

In terms of her product offerings… Jen is an amazing template designer who makes unique and interesting templates that are excellent for all kinds of scrappers. The assortment of layout designs she offers makes it easy for anyone to create pages in their own style, while also allowing them to step out of their comfort zone if they want to do so. Her templates are always a time-saver… but they also allow any scrapper to try new and interesting things with their memory-keeping. You can’t go wrong with her templates… they offer so many different options for capturing your memories!

You won’t believe the wonderful products you’ll find in Jen’s shop here at TDP …so here is a look at just a few things you’ll find, so as to give you a taste of her amazing template designs…

I love seeing her templates in action… so I pulled together this sampling of layouts that use her products, so you can see examples of what you can create using her templates…

It wouldn’t be a designer feature week here at TDP without a fantastic sale to go along with it… so you’ll be happy to know that you will find the entire Jen C Designs shop at TDP on sale 30% OFF all week long (sale prices valid through 11:59pm ET on Thurs 4/19).

Additionally, Jen has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week, as well! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorite products from her shop at a discount, and you will also receive the following item — Pocket Snaps Vol 2 — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only (this offer is available through 11:59 pm ET on Thurs 4/19).


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 is currently in graduate school at Clemson! 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 | Little Lamm Paper Co.

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 Amie Lamm of Little Lamm Paper Co.! This is Amie’s fourth feature at TDP (you can find her first feature from June 2016 HERE, another from June 2017 HERE, and her Foodie Friday post from October 2017 HERE).

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

  1. I’m a stay-at-home mom to one 6 year old boy, 2 cats, and a bulldog. Being a boy mom, I end up playing a lot of video games and building with Legos.
  2. I’ve had psoriatic arthritis for almost 20 years, but it’s only been 10 years since I found medication that helped. I still have huge issues with flare-ups that make it impossible to work for weeks at a time.
  3. I spend my days mostly in the kitchen. My husband has diabetes and hasn’t had to take medication since I began preparing meals 3 times a day for him. Thank goodness I love to cook! I don’t mind doing dishes either.
  4. I also have a sleep disorder. It’s called… “I love to read.” My favorite books right now are historical mysteries (especially stories that take place during the first and second world wars).
  5. I grew up in Minnesota on a dairy farm and love to be out in the country. Our farm was right in the middle of lakes country, and I loved riding around on 4-wheelers or snowmobiles or just hiking around the woods. I still want to move back there and build a house some day. Sans cows.

As for Amie’s digital designs… have you taken a peek at her Little Lamm Paper Co. shop here at TDP? It’s full of some really fantastic stuff! You’ll find delicate patterns, fun word art, photo templates, and home decor printables. Amie describes her design style as “pretty simple” and says, “I’m a minimalist who likes her photos to be the star of the pages. But I also love pretty patterns and love to find ways to incorporate them.”

She says that she draws a lot of inspiration from home decorating magazines, patterns, and especially fabrics. Ideas for her collections can come from anywhere — from something she sees on a television show to something her little guy says. And sometimes, it might just be an image from a magazine that will start the ideas flowing in her head!

Here is just a small sampling of the products you’ll find in the Little Lamm Paper Co. shop here at The Digital Press…

And just to provide a little bit more inspiration, here are a handful of really fun sample projects that use Amie’s products…

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about Amie of Little Lamm Paper Co. today! To celebrate her week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press, the entire Little Lamm Paper Co. store will be 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 4/12).

Additionally, Amie 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 Little Lamm Paper Co. …and you can also snag this gorgeous kit — Unplugged — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop! (again, the offer is valid through 11:59pm ET on Thurs 4/12).


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.

Feature Friday | Sahin Designs

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog. This week, I’m thrilled to put the spotlight on Elif Sahin of Sahin Designs! Elif is a 26-year old graphic designer from Turkey, and this is her fourth feature at TDP (you can find her first feature from July 2016 HERE, another from March 2017 HERE, and her Foodie Friday post from September 2017 HERE).

In order to learn a little bit more about Elif, we asked her to share 5 things about herself that we might not already know

  1. I love famous songs covered by unknown singers. It’s a lot more fun! [EXAMPLE: here’s one of them ] That being said… when I was a kid, I thought I had a great voice. Turns out… not true!
  2. I’m afraid of open seas at night. It seems like it’s pulling me into infinite darkness. Can’t take a closer look at it, especially if the coast doesn’t have a beach.
  3. I believe that there is no such thing as bad color, there is just bad combination of colors.
  4. My first ever hobby was knitting. I learned knitting when I was around eight or nine years old. I knitted clothes for my doll, and made some knitted circus toys at that age.
  5. My favorite TV show of all time is Friends. I have watched it a dozen times. I can still have a big simile on my face when I re-watch it on my down days. When I first finished the series, I felt like I lost a friend in my life. It’s that good! I know… it’s an obsession. But who cares!

When it comes to Elif’s design work… I love that the things you can find in her shop are perfect for scrapping just about anything/everything — from little everyday moments, to special trips, to events, and more. Elif’s products are some of my favorites to scrap with! The mix of bold colors paired with the perfect neutrals make it easy for everyone to find something to love in her shop. Her journaling cards are definitel some of my go-to favorites!

Here is a sampling of some of my favorite items from the Sahin Designs shop here at TDP

Aren’t her products just amazing? I know that I can always turn to Elif’s shop and find just the right item for my projects.

It’s also really fun to look at her products in action when browsing the gallery at The Digital Press. Here are some projects that I have created over the years using her wonderful products…

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about Elif today. To celebrate her week as our Featured Designer at The Digital Press, the entire Sahin Designs store will be 30% OFF all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 4/5).

Additionally, Elif 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 Sahin Designs… and you can also snag her gorgeous kit — “Passport”  — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop! (again, the offer is valid through 11:59pm ET on Thurs 4/5).


JenniferHigniteJennifer Hignite is a mom of three boys and a new homeowner with her fiance in the mitten state of Michigan. When she is not scrapbooking, she enjoys photography, watching her boys play sports, decorating, and shopping at Target.

Feature Friday | Dawn by Design

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time for another edition of our Feature Friday series here on The Digital Press blog! This week, I’m thrilled to put the spotlight on Dawn Farias of Dawn by Design.

This is Dawn’s second feature on The Digital Press blog (if you want to learn a little bit more about her, you can check out her first post from September 2017 — her Foodie Friday post — HERE).

This time around, in order to learn more about Dawn, we asked her to share 5 things about herself that we might not already know… and this is what she came up with:

  1. I can twirl a baton …but I was never actually an official baton twirler anywhere.
  2. I took synchronized swimming as a class in college. It was really, really hard… but I can still get around the pool, floating perfectly horizontal, using only my wrists and hands to get me around, turn circles, go forward and backward, etc.
  3. I have been dealing with IBS (says the doctors) for the past five years. I think and talk about my stomach problems constantly. I have lots of dresses (they have soft waists) in my wardrobe to accommodate bad days and was thrilled recently to discover that some styles of Old Navy’s rockstar skinny jeans are v-e-r-y stretchy. This means Casual Friday at work is more of a treat and less of a trick for me now.
  4. I have five kids and the last two were born in my house.
  5. I went back to work full-time last year after being a stay-at-home-mom for almost 15 years. I teach high school. When I’m at work, I talk to my students about my family. When I’m at home, I talk to my family about my students. I enjoy both parts of my life and even though things are technically crazier now, I am happier.

This is one of Dawn’s favorite photos of her with her youngest daughter…

Aren’t they adorable? 🙂

As for Dawn’s products… I love that the things you can find in her shop are perfect for scrapping just about anything/everything — from little everyday moments, to special trips, to events, and more. Dawn’s products are some of my favorites to scrap with! The mix of bold colors with the perfect neutrals make it easy for everyone to find something to love in her shop. Her alphas are amazing, too!

When I asked Dawn to describe her style, she said, “My design style is both clean and traditional. I love a lot of white AND a lot of color. I try to plan patterns and elements that are both fun and functional. I am inspired a lot by paper scrapping, and I tend to shy away from making my things look very digital.”

Here is a sampling of some of my favorite items from the Dawn by Design shop here at TDP

Aren’t her products just amazing? I know that I can always turn to Dawn’s shop and find just the right kit for my layouts.

It’s also really fun to look at her products in action when browsing the gallery at TDP. Here are some projects that were created using her products…

I hope you enjoyed getting to know more about Dawn today, and I bet you can’t wait to hit up her shop after all of that fun eye candy up above! Good news — throughout her coming feature week, you can enjoy a 30% off sale in her store all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 3/29)… so go take a peek! It’s a great way to pick up some of her digi-goodness while saving a little money!

Additionally, even better news — Dawn also has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! That’s right… all week long, you can snag this awesomene FULL KIT — Tropicana — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop! (again, the offer is valid through 11:59pm ET on Thurs 3/29).


KatieAbout the Author  Katie is a member of the creative team here at The Digital Press. She lives in Central Florida with her husband and their four sweet but crazy boys. When she’s not dodging Nerf bullets or trying to dig out from under the never-ending pile of laundry, she enjoys photography, cooking, going to Disney World with her family, and, of course, digital scrapbooking.

Feature Friday | k.becca

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Fridays are always a happy day… and with each Friday also comes our newest edition of Feature Friday here on The Digital Press blog. This week, I am absolutely thrilled to be shining a spotlight on Kristen of k.becca.

This is Kristen’s third feature article here on the blog; if you’re interested in learning even more about her, you can check out her first feature post from April 2017 (a glimpse at her creative workspace), or her second feature post from September 2017 (her Foodie Friday post). 🙂

This time around, we simply asked Kristen to share “5 Things We Might Not Know About Her” …and I think you’ll agree that her trivia tidbits are really fun!

  1. I’m left-handed. When I was a little one and was first starting to do all the things with my left hand, my mom attempted to turn me into a righty for a while, but it didn’t take. I’m stubborn like that.
  2. I can’t eat gluten or sugar. A little over a decade ago, I started having some serious health issues. After a series of tests and physicals and check-ups, I was told that I was fine. But I wasn’t. So, I went on an elimination diet and discovered that most of my symptoms started to clear up within days after cutting out gluten and sugar. It was and still is a bummer sometimes, especially at birthday parties (cake!) and holidays (cookies!), but thankfully I love to cook and bake and have replaced most of the gluten and sugar-filled things that I used to love with gluten and sugar-free goodies that I like just as much or better.
  3. I love cats. Like, super love. They’re just so fuzzy and cute and purry. Sadly, my husband (also a cat lover) and I don’t currently have any cats of our own, as it’s taken us some time to get over the passing of Moses, our incredibly spoiled and demanding but totally awesome and super foofy Maine Coon mix. But we’re hoping that a couple of new kitties will be adopting us sometime later this year. Until then, I’m overindulging in cute cat videos on YouTube.
  4. I have a degree in art history with a concentration in Medieval and Northern Renaissance art. I absolutely loved studying art history and thought that I would become either a museum curator or a professor, but I became interested in web development and design during a seminar class in which we had to design a website for the college art collection… and I ended up becoming a web developer / designer, instead!
  5. I can’t roll my R’s. When I first started taking Spanish classes in junior high, I practiced and practiced and practiced… to no avail. It just wasn’t happening. My Spanish teacher told me that I was “great on paper” but that I “suck out loud.” Thanks, dude.

As for the products she designs… when you take a peek at Kristen’s store at The Digital Press, you are sure to be struck by her distinctive style. The colors are soft and her kits are very well put together. I am also always attracted to the wonderful array of hand-lettered and hand-drawn items in her collections (from word art and stamps, to the patterns on her papers and cards, etc.).

Here’s a quick sampling of some of my own personal favorites out of all of the gorgeous products you will find in the k.becca shop at TDP…


 Don’t these products look absolutely amazing? The attention to detail and the little touches that are sure to make any of your crafty projects stand out!

Additionally, as I looked through all the lovely layouts that use k.becca‘s products in TDP’s gallery… the versatility of her products was so apparent. Here are a few of the projects that stood out to me…

I hope you enjoyed getting to know even more about Kristen today! If you adore her products, as I do (or even if she’s new-to-you and you haven’t used them before), here’s a great opportunity to clear your k.becca wish list and add to your stash! I can assure you, you will fall in love with her products! Throughout the coming week, you can enjoy a 30% off sale in her store all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 3/22)… so go take a peek!

Additionally, Kristen has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! That’s right… all week long, you can snag this awesome full kit — Spring Whimsy — for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only!

 


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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 | Anita Designs

Happy Friday everyone! I love Fridays because I’ve got the whole weekend ahead of me (and it’s a great time to scrap!), but do you know what other fun thing happens on Fridays? It’s time for The Digital Press to feature another of its awesome designers. Today I’m happy to feature one of my go-to designers, Anita of Anita Designs.

Anita has been at The Digital Press since the very beginning, and therefore this is her fourth time being featured on The Digital Press blog. If you’re interested in learning even more about her, you can check out her first few feature posts from November 2016 (an interview & a look at her fave products), June 2017 (see her creative workspace), or September 2017 (her Foodie Friday post).

This time around, we asked Anita to share with us 5 Things We May Not Know About Her and this is what she had to say…

  1. I love the series Grey’s Anatomy. I can watch it over and over again. I did not like it when Dereck left the series! *cries*
  2. I can’t watch the movie Gravity because I really love the feelings in the movie … a lady with George Clooney in Space, left to themselves floating around space. To save her he drifts away into space and keeps on talking to her until … that stops. The thought that something like that can happen scares the crap out of me!
  3. I just asked my hubby to name something that no one knows about me. He answered that I have the sweetest and kindest husband in the world (OMG, I need to open a window to let some fresh air in … it’s just too much!).  🙂
  4. I am a Royal Story addict.
  5. I love traveling! Here’s a fun look at some of my all-time favorite places I have traveled…

When you take a peek at Anita’s store at The Digital Press, I promise you’ll be in awe. She’s got a huge shop… and there is literally something for everyone. She’s got a distinctive style; clean, simple, and elegant. Her kits always have a great variety of elements, her papers have awesome textures and patterns, her stamps and brushes are great, and she’s got pocket cards, too! And if you’re looking for templates… you’ll find them in her shop, as well!

Here’s a sampling of some of my own personal favorites out of all of the products you can find in Anita’s store…

Anita’s products are super versatile and easy to use in all kinds of projects. Here are just a couple of my favorite projects found around The Digital Press, using Anita’s beautiful creations…

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little more about Anita today, and seeing some of her products in use. If you love her products as much as I do (or even if you’re just discovering Anita for the very first time today), I’ve got great news! Throughout her upcoming feature week, you can enjoy a 30% off sale in her store all week long (the sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 3/15)… so now is a great time to stock up and clear your wish-list!

Additionally, Anita has a special Free-with-Purchase offer for everyone this week! That’s right… all week long, you can snag this awesome brand-new kit (just released today!) called Forecast for FREE with any $10+ purchase in her shop — this week only!


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 soon and her son already in college she and her husband are soon to be empty nesters. Yikes! She’s been wondering how her kids have turned into adults seemingly overnight while she and her husband haven’t aged a bit (at least in their minds they haven’t aged!)? In her free time Barbara enjoys telling her family’s stories via the art of digital scrapbooking, “playing” in Photoshop (it makes her happy and she learns a little something new every time she uses it!), taking photos and trying out new recipes for healthy dishes. Life is good!