Category: Designer Features

Feature Friday | Laura Passage

This week, we’re excited to feature the designs of Laura Passage (known to many of us as Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage, or just WWC). Laura is not only a designer at The Digital Press, but is also our fearless leader! As a designer who also works in the paper scrapbooking industry, designing for companies like Echo Park Paper Company and Carta Bella Paper Company, Laura creates digital products that also have a distinctly paper-ish style and feel. You’ll find lots of flat stickers and icons in her kits, mixed with the types of dimensional items you tend to find used on traditional paper scrapbook layouts — stuff like wood veneer, string, staples, paper flowers, etc. Her kits are always bright and colorful and fun to work with.

Here is a look at just a few of my favorite products designed by Laura…

I interviewed Laura so that we could all learn a bit more about her, and here’s what she had to say…

Where are you from?
I live in the Pacific Northwest (about 45 min south of Portland, Oregon in Salem — the state capitol).

When you’re not designing, what do you do with your time? I sort of “unexpectedly inherited” full ownership of The Digital Press this past winter, and for the past few months my design time has been really limited while I have focused most of my time on expanding and updating the site (and there are lots of really fun new things on the way to The Digital Press this year!). When I’m not doing that and/or trying to find time to design fun digital or paper goodies… I like to (in no particular order) go sit on the sidelines and cheer on my kids during their sporting events; cook and bake; read good books; binge-watch my favorite series on Netflix or Hulu with my husband; and sleep (although I really don’t do that very much! haha).

What are 5 tidbits of trivia that we might not know about you?
—Before I had kids, I worked as a college soccer coach for about a decade.
—My favorite place in the world is the mountains of Colorado. I lived there when I was a kid, and nowadays as an adult even just the act of driving through that area calms me and centers me and makes me happy.
—I’m kind of obsessed with rainbow colors. The clothes in my closet are even hanging in rainbow order, because it just seems happier that way.
—My computers are all PC-based (and that isn’t going to change, because I keep buying PCs every time I need to upgrade — which I actually just did a month or two ago)… but I am totally an Apple snob when it comes to phones and devices. So yeah, basically, I am a walking contradiction and I know it makes no sense haha!
—I have had a love affair with paper goods my entire life. When I was 10 or 12, I would save up my allowance and spend it on pretty patterned paper stationary and matching envelopes… and then that stationary would seem too nice to actually use, so I would just hoard it. This info completely and totally explains my craft space in my home office, which is overflowing with patterned paper and other gorgeous crafty stuff. I mean, washi tape, people. Right?! I have a giant collection of it just because it’s so pretty.

Which of your products is your favorite?
Oh man, I cannot choose just one. I’ve done it before, and then I always feel like I am cheating on my other favorite kits, hahaha! I have multiple favorites, depending on the time of year / theme / etc. Right now because it’s summertime here in Oregon, though, I will say that there is something I adore about last year’s Project Twenty Fifteen | July Collection… I love the happy colors, and the combination of travel-themed items and outdoorsy things and girly florals…


And here are some gorgeous layouts and projects featuring some of Laura’s designs from her shop…

If you love fun color and papery goodness, you need to be sure to check out Laura’s products in the shop! My personal favorite item of hers is her Project Twenty Fifteen Template Bundle. These templates are my go-to templates for all my pocket scrapbooking layouts. With real stitching in both black and white, and tons of layout varieties, they are the templates I turn to when I have lots of photos to include on a page. They are a pocket scrapper’s dream come true!

Be sure to head over to Laura’s shop at The Digital Press this week for an amazing 30% OFF SALE on all of her products. (sale runs through 11:59pm ET on Thurs 7/28). You can pick up some of those amazing templates… or anything else that suits your fancy!


About 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 | River~Rose Designs

 

Today we are excited to feature the lovely Bobbie of River~Rose Designs as a part of our Feature Friday series. Personally, I love her designs and I am thrilled to get to know her better while also showcasing my favorites from her store at The Digital Press with you.

Bobbie creates digital products that are very versatile and easy to work with when you’re scrapping your memories. She always includes a lot of great elements in her kits, like flowers, flair buttons, butterflies, hearts, and cute little elements like owls… and I love the extra element packs that she creates, which give you even more variation to work with. Bobbie’s kits are always bright and colorful and fun to work with.

Here are a few of my favorite designs by River~Rose Designs…

 

Don’t you just love how bright and colorful all of those kits are? 🙂

I asked Bobbie a few questions, in order to get to know the person behind all of those wonderful designs even better…

Where do you live?
Right in the middle of the Unites States, in Missouri.

When you’re not designing, what do you do with your time?
I love to crochet!

What are 5 tidbits of trivia we might not know about you?
—We love playing pool, we have a pool table in our living room and entertain often for our friends who love to play, as well.
—I don’t have a favorite color; I like them all!
—At the age of 40, almost all my children are grown. They are ages 16, 18, 22, and almost 24.
—I am self-taught in Photoshop. I just sat down one day with the program and started playing and never stopped.
—I was named after my father. His name is Robert Louis and they called him Bobby Lou when he was young. So, I’m named Bobbie Lou.

Which of your products is your favorite?
Beautiful Life

You may have noticed that I am a huge fan of Bobbie’s designs, and so here is a sampling of some of the layouts I have created with her kits…

I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Bobbie better. Check out her store HERE and don’t forget to have a look at the beautiful new products that she released today. Also, there will be a 30% OFF SALE in Bobbie’s shop all week long (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 7/21)!

Wishing you a great day!


biancka

About the Author Biancka is a creative team member here at The Digital Press. She is a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), a wife to Edwin, and mom to Jasper. She lives in the east of The Netherlands (about 30 minutes from the German border). She is addicted to scrapping, but also enjoys baking, reading books (mostly thrillers), watching her favorite TV shows, and photography.

Feature Friday | Sabrina’s Creations

Hey there! I am super excited to bring you a new Feature Friday… this time, featuring Sabrina’s Creations!

I asked Sabrina to talk to me about her designs, and here is what she had to say about her work… “I try to give my designs a clean look because I like to keep my scrapbook pages simple. What I really like to have in every kit is a lot of wordart pieces, splatters, or coffee stains. I also love to make templates, which makes it easy to make a scrapbook page. I even love it when people use my templates and give it a personal touch. My favorite item to design are wordarts.”

Here is a look at some of my own favorite products designed by Sabrina…

 

I asked Sabrina to answer a few questions so we could get to know her better…

Where do you live?
I live in a small city in Belgium, 30 minutes from Ghent.

When you’re not designing, what do you do with your time?
I’m a SAHM of 4 kids so I know what to do… I wish I had more free time but the household can’t wait. I try to do everything that has to be done in the morning so I have some free time for myself in the afternoon before the kids come home from school. Mostly, I’m designing in my free time. I have to make work of our yearly photobooks. I also love the see series and taking photos. Also, I’m very active in the schoolcomité and we do a lot of activities during the school year. In the weekends, we are also working in our house, still doing renovations but it goes slower than a year ago.

What are 5 tidbits of trivia we might not know about you?
—I broke my both wrists when I fell with my bike below a bridge when I was 12 years old, it was not funny at all.
—When I had my driver license for about a week, I accidentally hit a tree in a turn… whoops
—I met my husband through the internet in a chatroom. After 3 months of saying just hi and bye to each other, we got to talk to each other and after almost 16 years, I’m still happy that we have been talking to each other. 🙂
—I love pickle potato chips; when I have them at home, I can’t stay off on them, so not bringing them a lot from the store.
—Love to take a long warm bath with some music, that’s the time when I really have no children around me. 🙂

Which of your products is your favorite?
Although my favorite type of item to design are wordarts… I’m in love with the kit So Good Together. I was immediately in love with the colors, and I love the pattern papers and the word pieces…

 

Here is a sampling of layouts using products designed by Sabrina’s Creations…

 

I am so glad to have had the opportunity to help you get to know Sabrina’s Creations a little better today! She is a wonderful designer (and person). If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at her shop here at The Digital Press, I can’t wait for you to check it out! And even better news…  there will be a 30% OFF SALE IN HER SHOP all week long (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on 7/14)!


Krista

 

About the Author  Krista Lund is a mom of 3, married to her high school sweetheart and living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of her favorite things are brownies, chips ‘n’ dip, taking pictures, and documenting her family’s story.

Feature Friday | Sherry Ferguson

Today we are featuring the lovely Sherry Ferguson as a part of our Feature Friday series, and I’m excited that we will all get to know more about her and her awesome designs.

Sherry’s designs are very versatile, and fantastic to use when scrapping your photos and memories. Her designs are fun, funky, and colorful, and always include fun embellishments. I love her patterned papers (whether available separately, or within a larger kit/collection), as they are fresh and full of color! I love to work with her designs, as they almost always contain a lot of flowers, buttons, and word strips — completely perfect for my style of scrapping.

Here are a few of my favorite Sherry Ferguson designs…

 

We asked Sherry to answer a few questions so we could get to know her better… so let’s see what we might not already have known about her!

Where do you live?
I live in North Texas, USA

When you’re not designing, what do you do with your time?
When not designing… I’m usually cooking or baking for my daughter, who has severe food allergies.

What are 5 tidbits of trivia we might not know about you? 
— I have a degree in accounting
— I love country music
— I love burritos and eat them everyday
— I love swimming & water parks
— I never watch TV; only an occasional movie

Which of your products is your favorite?
I guess that depends on the time of year. County Fair is one of my all-time favorites, and perfect for this time of year. 🙂

I really love to use Sherry’s designs! They always make me want to create more and more pages. Here are just a few pages that I have done with her designs…

 

I hope you enjoyed our little tour through Sherry’s designs, and that you are interested to see more of her work. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at her shop here at The Digital Press, I definitely recommend that you check it out! There will be a 30% OFF SALE IN HER SHOP all week long (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 7/7)!

 


Miranda

About the Author  Miranda is mom of two teenage boys, aged 13 and 15 years old, and is also a fur-mummy for her 3 Bernese Mountain Dogs. She lives in the South of the Netherlands, close to the beach where she loves to walk with her dogs. In real life she is HSE-responsible for few companies in the construction industry. She loves to read Danielle Steel novels, long walks at the beach and she loves Italy; and has been digiscrap-addicted since 2007.

Feature Friday | KimB Designs

 

I’m so excited to bring you today’s Feature Friday post, in which you’ll get to learn a little more about KimB Designs!

Kim has a beautiful design aesthetic that is extremely versatile. Her designs are packed full of goodies that make it so easy to pull together a cohesive and eye-catching project. Her kits tend to include amazing word art, unique patterned papers, and an interesting mix of elements. I love how her kits mix graphic design and traditional elements… and there are always flowers … oh yes, lots of flowers, which make my heart sing because I truly believe every scrapbook page is better with flowers! The thing that I love best about her designs, however, is how great she is at pulling together a themed kit that can be used around that theme or for a general non-themed everyday page!

Here are just a few of my favorite products created by Kim …

 

And now, let’s get to know Kim a little better! We asked her to answer a few questions so we could learn more about her…

Where do you live?
In beautiful and sunny South Africa. I was born and bred in the small, friendly, coastal City of Port Elizabeth. Yup, a I’m “beach girl” through and through – LOL.

When you’re not designing, what do you do with your time?
I love to read, and have to have a new book ready before I finish the one I am busy with. Love to spend time with my family — be it fishing, playing golf (yes I do! — LOL), or just having a good meal or lazing around enjoying each other’s company. I try (and that’s a big try!) to bake… but to be honest, I’m probably the world’s worst, and have more flops than successes. And right now, with my son and his long-term girlfriend getting engaged — I’m helping plan their wedding for next March. So excited!

What are 5 tidbits of trivia we might not know about you?
— I love to to TALK and laugh at just about anything… but I think everyone knows this trivia anyway — LOL.
— I’m turning 50 this year *gasp* and not quite sure how that happened so fast …hell, my brain still says I’m 25.
— I lost 38 kg (83.6 lbs) in just over 4 months (needed to replace everything in my wardrobe except socks! LOL), and have kept that off for over 10 years now.
— I play golf and love to go fishing. Nothing like a good competitive game against the boys …and yes, I have rubbed a win in their faces a few times.
— I have a “bar trick” of keeping my legs straight out in front of me, knees and ankles together and turning my feet inwards so they go flat against each other (toes and heels) …it gets people every time — LOL!

Which of your products is your favorite?
This is always a hard one for me to answer, as my favorites change all the time… but I think the one I love to use again and again, due to our family’s lifestyle is the Anchor My Heart: Collection

 

Kim’s products are so wonderful and versatile, allowing you to use them for all kinds of projects. Here is a sampling of some of my favorite projects found at The Digital Press using her amazing designs…

 

 

I am so glad to have had the opportunity to help you get to know KimB Designs a little better today! She is a wonderful designer (and person)! If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at her shop here at The Digital Press, I can’t wait for you to check it out! And even better news…  there will be a 30% OFF SALE IN HER SHOP all week long (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 6/30)!

 


Amy

About the Author  Amy lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband of 14 years and their 11 year old boy/girl twins. Their 20 year old daughter is finishing up her final year at West Virginia University! Amy 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! Amy is a huge reader and a pop culture junkie! She also LOVES all things beauty & makeup!

Feature Friday | France M. Designs

 

Happy Feature Friday! Today you get the opportunity to get to know France Meunier, also known as France M. Designs! I’ve had the chance to get to know France over the past few months, and not only is she an amazing, kind, and generous person… she is an incredibly talented designer. Her products are whimsical, unique, and charming… with a perfect mix of traditional paper-style designs and graphic elements. Her kits include amazing word art (because who doesn’t just LOVE word art?!), realistic flowers, traditional flat elements (perfect for those paper-style or pocket-style layouts), and versatile stamps that are perfectly-crafted.

This is just a small sampling of the inspiring product offerings you’ll find in her store here at The Digital Press…

 

We asked France some questions about her life outside of the crafting world so we can get to know her even better! Here’s what she had to say…

Where do you live?
I live near Lyon, in France. With my future husband and our 2 girls.

When you’re not designing, what do you do with your time?
First and foremost, I’m a mother… so I spend most of my time with them. The grandparents are near us, so we are often with them on the weekends. I bake, a lot… macaroons, meringues, rainbow cakes, and a lot of other cakes are my passion (I intend to create my own business to sell them). I love watching TV shows and movies, listening to music, and reading a good book. And of course, I love taking pictures and scrapping… but I don’t seem to have much time to scrap!

What are 5 tidbits of trivia we might not know about you?
— Often, I do not wear the same socks!
— When I was young, I didn’t like my name. France is the name of my country too… but now, I love it!
— I met my man at work. We worked in a sports shop, and you know what? I don’t like sports!! haha!
— I love red nails
— I’m still a little girl… I love watching cartoons with my girls… Especially Disney or Pixar cartoons.

Which of your products is your favorite?
I should say, “the one I am working on!” But — I really like Awakening

 

Now that you know more about Franny, check out her products in action (and see how versatile her products are)! You don’t have to scrap in a particular ‘style’ to love her products. They are perfect for paper-style layouts, graphic layouts, and pocket-style pages alike…

 

Now that I have you drooling over all of this loveliness, your next step is to go over and take advantage of the 30% OFF SALE IN HER STORE throughout this week. I mean, you just cannot lose here… beautiful, unique products to inspire your creativity — and at a great discount, this week only (sale will end at 11:59pm ET on Thurs 6/23). Happy Scrapping!


Heidi NicoleAbout the Author  Heidi Nicole is happily married to an amazing man, a step-mama to 2 wonderful kiddos, and mama to 3 sweet and sassy furbabies. She’s a radiation therapist by day, and creator of pretty things by night (she’s pretty confident that she’s hit superhero status, but refuses to wear a cape). She loves cats and huskies, coffee, audio books, Friends reruns, St. Louis Blues hockey, cooking, baking, and traveling. Oh, and wine… she really likes wine. She lives a normal and happy life, and enjoys all the absolutely extraordinary people she gets to share it with on a daily basis!